The Balcon

Sofitel St James 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG
French, British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

3 courses & a glass of champagne £35 per person

3 courses from our A la carte menu.



Main course: £23
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Sunday to Friday : 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 12:00 - 17:00

Restaurant description

Pure dining splendour is showcased with effortless chic at The Balcon. Combining traditional elegance with contemporary flair, this blend of London and Parisian grand brasserie boasts a champagne balcony and restaurant.

Fabulous blends of styles complement one another beautifully at The Balcon London. Dual spiral staircases make up the striking champagne balcony, which offers a select range of bottles that include Dom Perignon. Sweeping arches and crisp whites are set off by dark stained wood and leather furnishings.

The Balcon menu is a diverse blend of the finest traditional dishes given premium contemporary additions.

Also featuring an accomplished wine list and selection of spirits, The Balcon in St James's is just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.

Customer reviews for The Balcon
(based on 256 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Ambience
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  • Location

Recommended for

  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (21)
  • breakfast (25)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (76)
  • luxury (103)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (52)
  • views (13)
  • value (55)
  • dinner (142)
  • lunch (110)
  • afternoon tea (99)
  • trendy (23)
  • child friendly (10)
  • By Peter H from Glastonbury
    10 October 2018

    Very enjoyable. Excellent location.

  • By Colin B from London
    28 September 2018

    Great food, although the table for two allocated was far too close to other diners which stifled our business-related conversation.

  • By Craig N from London
    22 September 2018

    Good. I love this restaurant and I was pleased to take family here for a special meal. They were kind enough to give me the exact table I requested despite me only reserving the night before. However, the service fell below the usual high standards in terms of speed, particularly when it came to drinks. Also for the first time I felt like I didn’t get value for money having paid £23 for an insubstantial although delicious shepherds pie.

  • By Anna Sophia W from London
    30 August 2018

    When I booked a table I requested a nice table as it was a very special celebration for us and we were not disappointed. My husband and I were seated at an amazing table on the balcony and received an additional treat at the end to mark it. We had such a wonderful night because the food was incredible and the service from every team member was fantastic. The care, enthusiasm and desire to make it a special night for us was deeply appreciated.

  • By Kèmal C from London
    29 August 2018

    My favorite place to eat and stay

  • By CG G from London
    28 August 2018

    One of the best afternoon teas in London

  • By Caroline M from Paddock Wood
    24 August 2018

    Lovely staff, lovely restaurant Excellent food although as someone on a dairy free diet I would expect more offerings from trained chefs than sorbet or fruit salad

  • By Deepak S from London
    11 August 2018

    Excellent. Great French ambience with friendly and most efficient service. The food was delicious and the champagne flowing. It was not our first visit. We will continue to go.

  • By Carol S from Stjärnhov Sweden
    1 August 2018


  • By Fabiano S from London
    28 July 2018

    Everything was perfect since we arrived there. The customer service is 10 ou 10. The guys who served us was so nice and gentleman . He explained everything about the dishes , well done to everyone. I really appreciate .

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The Balcon
Sofitel St James 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

Available offers

  • 3 courses & a glass of champagne £35 per person
  • Quick lunch - 2 courses £21, 3 courses £25 per person
  • London Restaurant Festival - 3 courses £25 per person or with a glass of champagne £35 per person
  • Sofitel Wine days menu - 4 courses with wine pairing: £75 per person

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