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January 2020: This Balham favourite has closed after 17 years. The restaurant was set up by Joe Lambert in the 1990s, and was for almost two decades a consistent performer in the south west London neighbourhood, impressing locals and visitors alike. RIP.

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£56
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
Yes
No dress code
53

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £19.00 £22.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £18.00 £3.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%
2 Station Parade, London, SW12 9AZ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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