Harden's survey result
“So lucky to have this on my doorstep!” – Joe Lambert’s “firm favourite” near Balham tube has long been the area’s top neighbourhood choice thanks to its “first-rate”, “seasonal” cooking; “friendly and informed service”; and an agreeable ambience that’s smart enough for a date or special occasion, but relaxed enough for an evening when you can’t be bothered to cook. Its ratings slipped a tad this year though: not due to any grievous complaints, but a few more meals were judged “fine-but-nothing-exceptional”. Top Tip – excellent-value early-week menu.
“A culinary beacon in Balham” that’s been “consistently excellent for 15 years” – Joe Lambert’s “outstanding local independent” provides “very seasonal” cooking of a kind that “stays current without slipping into faddishness”. “The ambience is somewhat Scandi-cool” but livened up by the “engaging and lovely staff”. Top Menu Tip: “outstanding Sunday roasts”.
For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).
Have you eaten at Lamberts?
|Wine per bottle||£17.00|
2 Station Parade, London, SW12 9AZ
|Tuesday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4 pm|