Harden's survey result
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“Lucky Balhamites to have it on their doorstep!” – Joe Lambert’s “consistently excellent” neighbourhood favourite “nibbles at Chez Bruce’s heels” in the affections of SW12 residents. Its “creative, modern and seasonal British food” is “remarkably good value” and served by “superb” staff in a “casual” setting.
“Approaching Chez Bruce standards but less expensive!” – this Balham neighbourhood favourite “hits all the right notes”, with its “subtle” décor, “helpful” service and “unfailingly impressive” cooking that’s “really exceptional value”.
“Excels in every way”; this “enterprising” and “pleasant” favourite, near Balham station, is a “wonderful” and “sensibly priced” operation – “more relaxed than Chez Bruce, but snapping at its heels in terms of quality”.
“What an outstanding restaurant in an unlikely place!” – this “unfailing” gem, near Balham station, is “excellent across the board”; indeed, locals claim it’s a rival to nearby Chez Bruce, but it’s no criticism to say it’s not trying to play in quite the same league.
We are passionate about ethical produce and maintaining the countryside: We use local suppliers, many of them small family firms, and endeavour to use only the finest, often organic, seasonal ingredients.
Our seasonal menu changes regularly. Old favourites sit side by side with modern interpretations of classic dishes – all complimented by a balanced wine list featuring some exciting bottles at sensible prices.
We very much look forward to seeing you soon!
Lamberts Restaurant Diner Reviews
"wonderful New Year's eve as allays"
"They need to do something about the decor, it is non-existent and makes you feel like you are in a cafe. Which is a shame as the food is delicious and the service is friendly."
"This place defines the difference between excellent food and 'fine dining'. The concentration is on the ingredients, the quantity is sufficient to enjoy the food rather than just to taste it; it's on what the dish requires rather than what it looks like. Mallard, ox-cheek and pulled pork all most enjoyable. Service friendly and warm. Wine list reasonable."