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15-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX
Foxlow is the kind of joint that every neighbourhood should have. Friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere and crowd-pleasing dishes are hallmarks of this...
Foxlow, 15-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX
The Owl might as well have been called The Cuckoo, as its nest is a largely unmodified retread of its predecessor: the basement bar of Balham brasserie...
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB
Part of a group of south London hostelries that includes The Abbeville and The Stonhouse, this archetypal gastropub suits the bright young things who...
7-9 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QX
Clever conversions of defunct properties seem to be the stock in trade of the people behind this groovy bar-restaurant (they also own Tooting Tram &...
100 Balham High Road, London SW12 9AA
Comfortable in its bigger, brighter premises, the Balham branch of this very French outfit seems to have lost a little quirkiness. Nevertheless, it’s...
2 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ
A perennial favourite of Square Meal readers, Lamberts is praised for its seasonal British food, decent prices and exceptional staff. We’re great fans...
10 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG
The relaxed approach at this vibrant Mexican bar appeals to an arty Balham gathering: the sort of folk who want some Latino tunes & decent drinks, but...
76 Balham High Road
, London SW12 9AG
Here at Charlie Chapatti, is our love for the wondrous flavours of Indian cuisine and our ability to cook up a storm. We're delighted to be sharing our...
39 Balham High Road, London SW12 9AN
Refurbished in 2016, this buffed-up gin palace dates from the 1880s and its handsome period details – stained glass, etched mirrors and a haute Victorian...
69 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HA
Most people in Balham prefer to eat their Chinese or Japanese dinners at home, & to be honest, takeaways are probably Bento’s forte. The huge canteen-style...
1 & 3 Fernlea Road, London SW12 9RT
Gain entrance to Tagine through heavy wooden doors, & sit at low tables behind iron-fretwork window grilles. It seems a little far-fetched to have a...
1 Balham Station Road, London SW12 9SG
With a black-and-white, long-horned effigy on the doorstep, Cattle Grid isn’t timid about announcing its carnivorous intentions, and the family-friendly...
96 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HR
Why is this pizza & pasta joint likely to be packed, even on a miserable rainy evening when every other restaurant in the neighbourhood wonders why...
3 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ
A sociable but well-behaved local crowd is drawn to this casual bar, part of a three-strong chain. Balham’s Firefly is just off the main road, & thus...
13 Station Parade, London SW12 9AZ
Claiming the honour of ‘Balham’s first wood-fired pizza oven’ (burning kiln-dried hardwood from sustainable British woodlands), this chatty, family-run...