Harden's survey result
Not enough people have commented yet
For 25 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 60,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.
Our reviews are based on an annual survey of ordinary diners which runs in Spring each year. But this establishment has not yet gathered enough feedback for our editors to write it up.
Do you think it deserves to be better known?
Write a quick review now using our restaurant diary service. That way it might catch our attention. Next survey, you can transfer your diary entry into our survey system. Everyone who contributes 5 or more reviews in our survey will qualify for a free guide.
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.
75-77 Marchmont St, London, WC1N 1AP
Last orders: 10 pm