The Balcon

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

Main Course £23
Food Spend £35
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Friday : 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 12:00 - 17:00

The flowing champagne afternoon tea was great.

Juergen Michels 1 March 2017
From Munich

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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 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 151 reviews)

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  • dinner (79)
  • luxury (68)
  • afternoon tea (63)
  • lunch (61)
  • romantic (52)
  • value (34)
  • business (31)
  • private dining (19)
  • trendy (14)
  • breakfast (14)
  • large parties (13)
  • views (9)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (3)
20 March 2017 by Stefanie Bruneel from Brugge
We had Afternoon Thea in the balcon. It was very good! Very friendly staff, beautifull place!
1 March 2017 by Juergen Michels from Munich
The flowing champagne afternoon tea was great.
20 February 2017 by Sheila Lillis from London
Unlimited brunch was great. Loved the corn fritters.
19 February 2017 by Nodira Sultonova from London
It was my 4th visit to Balcon and each time I am convinced that it's great place to dine.Most important think is service ,we have been in many top restaurants but Balcon stands out .Alissio just irreplaceable each time he make us feel welcomed ,Natalie and Lucas all provide us such a wonderful service that we would definetely return again.steak was delicious loved it! Whatever I ordered all dishes very tasty .I already recommend Balcon to my friends .So we will be back very soon!
16 February 2017 by Robin Leahy from London
Atmosphere, furnishings, wine, service all excellent. Menu was exciting for all four courses, however, unfortunately disappointed with the quality of the fillet steak main. Was overcooked and lacked the flavour one would expect at this price point.
6 February 2017 by Andrew from London
The whole experience was lovely, from the moment we sat down in the elegant classy dining room to the moment I finishes a cup of Earl Grey tea in the Rose Room. The service was exceptional and the food was some of the best I have ever tasted, lobster croquettes with a Thermidor sauce, blue cheese and walnut soufflé and passion fruit crime brûlée. Well done Sofitel!
31 January 2017 by Samantha Mcknight from London
A good value brunch with a great range in a beautiful restaurant. However, this is supposed to be a package that includes bottomless champagne. However we had to consistently chase the staff for a top up
31 January 2017 by Christiane E. from London
The Balcon is a elegant and stylish location at the same time. We had a nice table, the staff was very friendly and the Afternoon Tea was more than enough. A Champagne Afternoon Tea is not much more expensive and so we decided to go for that. We never had chocolate scones at Afternoon Tea before and also you rarely get served Lemon Curd, so these were great bonus points. We can highly recommend having Afternoon Tea here!
30 January 2017 by Jennifer Murphy from London Borough of Enfield
Booked brunch for a party of 3 . Free flowing was a fantastic idea . Brunch menu was varied enough to suit all . Service was slow to start but once we got the attention of the waiting team we were well looked after . Portions were adjquate , warm and satisfying . The hotel is in a fantastic location and very impressive . The restaurant itself has a lot of character and we were very comfortable . We will return and we will recommend it to our friends . A great afternoon .
22 January 2017 by Natasha from London
Enjoyed this place, ambience was great and service good.

The Balcon

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

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