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Balfour

British, Modern Restaurant in London

Balfour, 75-77 Marchmont St, London, WC1N 1AP
020 7713 6111    Email    Website   
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Survey Result
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out of 5
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£33
2010 Review: The Italian cuisine at this “quirky” and “crowded” yearling, near Russell Square, may be “inconsistent”, but it’s a “genuine” place, with a “comfortable” and “buzzing” vibe.
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Outside Tables Yes1
Last Orders 10 pm
The Editors Review

In the heart of Bloomsbury student-land, a jolly Anglo-Italian bistro that makes a pleasant destination for an informal meal.


Perhaps it really is the arrival of the Eurostar. Bloomsbury seems to be becoming the home of odd culinary fusions, or - more particularly - an odd Anglo-Italian mix (as also recently observed at the somewhat more upmarket Number Twelve).


Despite the reviews this place has been getting in some quarters, though, Balfour isn't really the sort of place where any precise culinary appraisal is to the point. It's really just a superior student-land bistro where the menu contains a good few Italian dishes, but where neither the styling (such as it is is) nor the staff have much of the Latin about them. Judged in these terms, it struck us as a very handy place to know about, should you find yourself in the area.


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