Excellent FoodWent to "The Balcon" on the 2 courses for £15 deal. Excellent value for money. Service was impeccable and fast (pre theatre meal).
Food very tasty. Would not hesitate to go back again.20/05/2013 00:00:00Great food, elegant settingReally enjoyed the good food, the beautiful elegance of the setting & the friendliness of the staff. We were on a tight schedule and the staff did all they could to assist us.
We had the set menu - not one complaint on quality of both the food & presentation.
Worth a visit!!!18/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely restaurant but..The space is gorgeous and the service was first class but we felt like more could have been offered on the top table menu then was offered. Also the food is classically French which I have to admit though cooked very purely didn't seem to woo you. It was just bog standard venison stew and lobster linguini rather then it completely blowing you away! My husband and I felt the food missed something but if you want to impress friends then bring them here.16/05/2013 00:00:00BALlyCONfantasticAn amazing find - a restaurant within minutes of Piccadilly Circus, where tables aren't squeezed together, food was excellent and very well presented, service was good (abeit slightly slow, though not a problem as we had allowed time for a leisurely lunch), and the Market Menu was excellent value for money.15/05/2013 00:00:00Near PerfectI was thoroughly impressed by the service in this establishment, it was impeccable! The food on the whole was superb, my meat eating guests were in raptures about the 7hr cooked lamb. The lemon meringue for dessert which was perfectly edible and in no way a culinary disappointment, was neither spectacular, nor a dessert I expect to see on any menu in a restaurant of this quality.
The main thing that stopped this review being a perfect 10, was the lack of white table clothes; the ambience, food and service all leant themselves to this finishing touch. Instead, we at tables that wouldn't have looked out of place in a department store cafe.14/05/2013 00:00:00Superb!We were all hugely impressed with the staff and food at this restaurant. I normally steer clear of Hotel dining rooms but here is the exception: the decor is not particularly to my taste, especially the awful "chandelier" which makes you feel as though you are on stage it's so bright but other than that, the place is virtually faultless. Great value for money, excellent for pre-theatre dinners and, overall, a place I'll be going back to as soon as possible.14/05/2013 00:00:00Astonishing value for moneyThe 2 courses for £15 is quite unbeatable for such an upmarket location. Service impeccable and generous portions. Wonderful surroundings make for a really special feel and a quiet, relaxed meal.14/05/2013 00:00:00Really goodThis place is lovely, the food on the set menu was great and the wine was reasonably priced.
The Balcon is in the Sofitel pall mall and as I arrived early i waited in the hotel bar and ordered a white wine spritzer.
It cost £11.25. I will definitely come back to The Balcon but will arrive on time and won't be visiting the hotel bar again!14/05/2013 00:00:00Beautiful interior, fantasticBeautiful interior, fantastic service and amazing food!13/05/2013 00:00:00Staff were courteous, friendlyStaff were courteous, friendly and very efficient. Food was excellent. Service good. Restaurant decor is excellent but it is too large for a romantic dinner. Well worth the experience.11/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent Service!!!I became regularly customers after just 1 visit!
Balcon never disappoint me!10/05/2013 00:00:00The dining room is beautifulThe dining room is beautiful and a row of tall windows framing the classic architecture of Lower Regent Street adds to the ambience. The bar is dark and cosy and an easy place to linger either before of after the meal. The service is warm, welcoming and attentive. The pumpkin spice cake with gingerbread mousse and salted caramel ice cream is reason to return. The rest of the meal (from the set menu) was good but not great. Next time I'll try the a la carte.08/05/2013 00:00:00Ann excellent dinnerThis was my very first time at The Balcon. I went there for a pre-theatre dinner. I had an octopus salad to start with, followed by a lamb. Both dishes were delicious.
I would definitely be going back.07/05/2013 00:00:00Great night outThe Balcon in London's Pall Mall always delivers. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is outstanding. Combined with exquisite interiors it makes for a fantastic dining experience.04/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely ambienceWent for dinner at the Balcon recently with my fiancee. The ambience was rather lovely and the service attentive. It was very relaxing and the staff were extremely pleasant and not pushy. Food excellent also.03/05/2013 00:00:00OutstandingAs usual food and service faultless. By far the best value meal in the West End.02/05/2013 00:00:00Le Balcon was excellent. TheLe Balcon was excellent. The place is elegantwith great service. The menu though set was delicious and varied enough to be interesting. I would recommend this place to anyojne and we will be going back. It is unbelievably good value27/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful restaurantWe went on a Saturday night and had a fantastic evening. Great service and great food - thanks!27/04/2013 00:00:00Very niceI have been to the restaurant multiple times now and every time it has been lovely.27/04/2013 00:00:00Good food,nice restaurant!It is pure luxury from the moment to step into the hotel to the moment you leave there is nothing to complain about it was 100% all the way, the food is amazing, the wine is so perfect & the finer touches that they do are just perfect.27/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent fixed-price menuHaving eaten there many times, I had not been to The Balcon for at least six months. It did not disappoint. The 'Marche' menu is a very good deal for the quality of the food - three courses, a glass of wine and coffee for £25. As always, even the bread and the butter were excellent. Likewise, the service, which was friendly and attentive. A delightful experience.25/04/2013 00:00:00grand restaurantjust a beautiful restaurant, great food, great service and a lovely place to be25/04/2013 00:00:00SofitelTop class hotel in the heart of Mayfair. Superb restraunt and bar.25/04/2013 00:00:00Nice ambience, good food.Nice ambience, good food. We'll definitely come back!23/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect after show dinnerWe took my father for an 80th birthday treat to the theatre for a matinee and booked the Balcon post theatre after a recommendation from a friend. Unfortunately it poured with rain when we came out the theatre and we still had 50 mins before our booking but the staff at the Balcon welcomed us and said we could go straight to our table. The service was perfect the setting impressive, contrary to an earlier review we asked for tap water and was brought it without a problem at all, nothing seemed an issue. I had read the reviews before so asked about the set menu - we were not offered it, but again they brought it without a problem. The food was excellent and we didnt feel rushed or ignored. Would definitely return.13/04/2013 00:00:00QUICK BIRTHDAY LUNCHService was good for a very quick birthday lunch in middle of a very busy day11/04/2013 00:00:00Nice meal at the BalconWe went to The Balcon for a meal pre-theatre. Every year we go to London we have one meal during our stay somewhere a little special and the The Balcon lived up to that. The service, the food and the surroundings were all very good, an enjoyable night all round.10/04/2013 00:00:00Special TreatWow... I took my boyfriend here for a later lunch, early dinner and was very impressed and so was he! The restaurant and staff were lovely and welcoming. The food was stunning. We had snails and onion soup to start, mussels and ox cheek for main and just about struggled to have dessert but forced ourselves. All three courses were very impressive and the portion sizes were very good and was not left hungry all evening! Overall I would definitely go back and recommend it to others. We did see others having afternoon tea and well... i'll be going back for that!06/04/2013 00:00:00Ladies who lunchLovely dining room. Good service except for bad grace when we asked for tap water.
Good choices on set lunch menu.
Not hurried but attentive staff.
Excellent value03/04/2013 00:00:00Really ExcellentBooked last minute for family meal before the theatre. I hadn't been there before but it had looked interesting.
The food was excellent - in fact the best I've had in a restaurant for many years. I had lemon sole which was simple, not too large a portion and tasted delicious - excellent flavours. Followed this with one of their instant puddings- a passionfruit/rasberry white chocolate confection which again was fabulous. Other members of the family had chicken, mushroom tartlets and other puddings - all agreed that the food was first class.
The service was excellent - the right combination of attentiveness and friendliness but at no point did they intrude.
The total bill for 5 for two courses and drinks was £160. Great.02/04/2013 00:00:00For 8 months I have been LunchingFor 8 months I have been Lunching & Dining at The Balcon never never been disappointed , sadness part is I am moving from London to Ely ( near Cambridge) . I am sure I will be back and looking forward to see my favourite French waitress from Lyon " Laure" & also Julian the supervisor .
Merci02/04/2013 00:00:00Very good valueWe had the 2 courses for £15 and the food was delicious.
Service good and staff lovely.
Lovely decor - will def go back ...02/04/2013 00:00:00I booked here based on theI booked here based on the good reviews, the picture of what looked like an elegant dining room and the great value 'Marche Menu' at £15 for two courses. Had a lovely lunch here with my parents.We weren't disappointed - it felt like a special venue with a beautiful, elegant and light and airy dining area, excellent and friendly service and delicious food. A special place to eat. I wished I could have stayed all day enjoying the elegant ambience (and all the newspapers on offer). It's attached to the 5 star Sofitel hotel but didn't feel like an impersonal restaurant and had a character and life of its own.30/03/2013 00:00:00Simply overall excellentThe staff are friendly, attentive to details, experienced and most of all, they will go the extra mile for their customer satisfaction.Highly recommended30/03/2013 00:00:00Staff couldn't have been nicerStaff couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming when we arrived earlier than booked. They found us an excellent table and looked after us so well we could have been family friends. Food was delicious - particularly the kedgeree - and the wine by the glass selection was broad enough and good value. A very pleasant dining experience, which we intend to repeat.29/03/2013 00:00:00I booked this based initiallyI booked this based initially on the photos of the interior which were backed up when I saw the menu. Offers a very good set price menu as well as al a carte. Food was of a very good standard and would definitely eat there again. The staff are all professional and polite. And the interior was pretty good too. My girlfriend got a little birthday candle too which I hadn't asked for either27/03/2013 00:00:00Dinner at The Balcon on Sunday.Dinner at The Balcon on Sunday. Good food and service as usual. Soup is always fastastic. Would recommend.25/03/2013 00:00:00Day at the theatre.Found this restaraunt on top table, when looking for place near the theatre. Very nice restaraunt with good atmosphere. Good wide choice on the menus and the food was of a good standard, very tasty with no complaints.
Food was reasonably priced for a restaraunt of this standard in London, wine as you would expect in restaraunt were expensive.23/03/2013 00:00:00FantasticWe had set menu, amazing value , great food , great atmosphere , amazing service , a real treat .23/03/2013 00:00:00Very goodVery good food at a great price in elegant surroundings, I've been a few times and love going back22/03/2013 00:00:00Working lunchA friend and I decided to treat ourselves after a meeting in town. We booked the two course set lunch, but ended up having three courses and coffee. The food and service were excellent and I am planning a return trip already.20/03/2013 00:00:00Lovely dining experienceWe came here for a pre-theatre meal on a recommendation from a friend and we were no disappointed. The service was excellent and the meal very good. Would definitely go back20/03/2013 00:00:00amazing!the place was amazing and staffs were really helpful!
Food was nice... !! I recommend to go !!!19/03/2013 00:00:00A wonderful meal, especiallyA wonderful meal, especially with TopTable offer. Great food, superb service, very friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.16/03/2013 00:00:00Great space, good food & professionGreat space, good food & professional friendly service. Super value on the fixed price menu, if there's a little more choices then it'd be perfect.16/03/2013 00:00:00Great food, service and ambienceWe went pre comedy show on Saturday evening. The food was great as always and so was the service. Great location and very impressive surroundings. Can't wait to go again.16/03/2013 00:00:00great dining at the balconAnother great meal at the Balcon. Great choice, good value, pleasant surroundings, and also good service.15/03/2013 00:00:00excellentBeautiful setting, tables well spaced. Good service and food.15/03/2013 00:00:00Impeccable serviceI met up with a friend I'd not seen for a year. We talked non-stop for 2 and a half hours, and the staff took orders, served dishes , drinks etc without ever interrupting the flow of conversation - very impressive.
We had the set 2 course lunch. The food was very good, but I would have liked a lighter choice to be included at lunchtime.15/03/2013 00:00:00Lift your spiritsWe went to Le Balconfor the special two course lunchtthe staff and food are actually french with good regard for quality of serviceWe asked for a jug if water on arrival this was served swiftly followed by cup of ice cubes when I noted it was warm!We sat as i requestedup on the raised area by the windows which is good for watching the passing scene.There was good choice onthe special menu the soup as usual was delicious swirled with creamthe venison terrine nicely denseGwood to see gurnard as the fish choice But must say the bread and french butter is so delicious we could not sample the puddings It is a very smart place to lunchand not expensive for the experiencethere is no bargain wine but a half carafeof merlot Reccommmended