The Balcon

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

(4.3)
French
Average
Main Course £23
Food Spend £35
Hours of Operation:
Daily: Breakfast: 06:30 - 11:00. Lunch: 11:00 - 15:30. Dinner: 17:00 - 23:00. Except Saturday to Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00. Sunday: 17:00 - 22:00.

An excellent evening celebrating my daughters birthday. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was excellent and the restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. This was our first visit to The Balcon and we will definitely be returning.

Paul Harvey 13 September 2014
From London

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More about The Balcon

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, charcuterie bar, 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 charcuterie bar utilises the finest national and continental meats, serving Welsh, French and Scottish cuts of ham, duck and lamb with homemade chutneys.

The Balcon menu is a diverse blend of the finest traditional dishes given premium contemporary additions. Amongst the rotisserie and pan and grill sections, there is a signature Balcon Scottish cottage pie with foie gras, seared organic salmon fillet, and a selection of tarts and tartines.

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

4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

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  • dinner (15)
  • romantic (15)
  • business (10)
  • luxury (10)
  • lunch (6)
  • value (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (1)
(5)
13 September 2014 by Paul Harvey from London
An excellent evening celebrating my daughters birthday. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the food was excellent and the restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. This was our first visit to The Balcon and we will definitely be returning.
(4)
16 July 2014 by Mike Eppel from London
I dined at the Balcon with 3 other people all of whom, including myself, enjoyed the dining experience. The decor of the restaurant itself, the service of the restaurant staff and the quality of the food all contributed to a very pleasant evening out. The atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were friendly and helpful. Sometimes in a restaurant there is insufficient staff to provide the same level of service throughout the evening. I did not find it with this restaurant where the staff was attentive at all times. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
(4)
15 July 2014 by Cheryl Gough from Northampton
The Balcon is a very smart restaurant in a great location. The food was very good and we will most certainly return
(5)
28 June 2014 by Rosemary Carroll from London
This is the second time of dining here and we brought American friends. We booked the special and could not fault the food wine ambience or service. Incredible value and we will definitely choose this restaurant again especially with the Bookatable offer of 3 courses with champagne! Excellent
(5)
17 June 2014 by Alice Maina from Surrey Heath District
having eaten here on various occasions over the past three years it was my first choice for our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff were very welcoming and the service and food were up to their normal excellent standards. It is a pleasure to eat in the Balcon and I shall be coming back again soon.
(3)
28 May 2014 by Declan Hughes from hatfield
Strange selection but nice food, service very attentive in lovely surroundings.
(5)
28 April 2014 by Maria from Ascot
Friendly, welcoming staff who enhanced the whole dining experience.
(4)
25 April 2014 by Selene from London
Dinner was lovely, although could have had a different main meal for vegetarians on the menu. When asked however they did try and accommodate by offering another dish. Waiting staff very attentive and good knowledge about what was on the menu. Overall a very nice evening.
(4)
25 April 2014 by Suhrob Aliev from London
Amazing location great ambiance. Very good food specially Anthony was outstanding very helpful and attentive.
(5)
24 April 2014 by Andrew Brown from London
Classic, but not stuffy, style and service, excellent menu, wonderful dining room. Highly recommended.

The Balcon

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

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