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”.
“Superb in every respect” and “extremely good value” – Joe Lambert’s “Balham gem” is renowned locally for its “informal-but-never-sloppy service” and a “very high standard of seasonal cooking” that, for its most ardent fans, “classes it as a competitor to Chez Bruce”. A couple of regulars reported a “loss of mojo” here this year however – “it was disappointing, but we hope this let-down was a one off”.
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!
|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|