Beirut comes to Balham at this friendly Lebanese joint, where you’ll find a repertoire of Middle Eastern mezes, grills and stews.

You may fear you’re walking through a building site when entering Beyrouths – with its bright lights, rough-hewn woods and huge metal scaffolding poles (a deliberate design element) – but this branch of the Lebanese mini-chain is a surprisingly polished operation. The food of Beirut is the kitchen’s forte. Friendly, efficient staff dish out a roll-call of crowd-pleasers: from well-made houmous (garnished with virgin olive oil and fresh pomegranate seeds) to juicy pieces of grilled lamb and deliciously smoky baba ganoush. Vegetarian stews, such as okra served with vermicelli rice and garlic yoghurt, are also worth a punt – especially given the decent portion sizes.


Venue name: Beyrouths
Address: 73 Bedford Hill
SW12 9HA
Opening hours: Open 11am-10pm Mon-Fri; 10am-10pm Sat, Sun.
Transport: Tube: Balham; Rail: Balham

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Dan W

Thank you TimeOut. This place is really cool it looks rough like a building site but it is cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Girlfriend and I enjoyed our evening last night. Food took a little time but it was fresh and tasty worth the extra 5 mins wait. Best thing I loved was the BYOB for £1.50 corkage. There wasn't much in the sweet section but overall great night. Definitely worth a visit.

Paul W

Beyrouths still rocks. I had eaten in Streatham when they first opened but I wasn't aware of the Balham branch. Just had an amazing lunch, flavour and freshness in everything we ordered, and the punch line is that like for like, its not much more expensive than fast food.The pink lemonade is perfect for a warm day like today. Next time I'm going to try the new Wimbledon branch.


I didn' realise there were branches in Balham & WImbledon. I usually go to the one on Streatham Hill (20-21 The High Parade Streatham High Road London SW16 1EX). Food is extremely good and very reasonably priced, service excellent and friendly.. The starters are filling and they never stint on main course portion sizes so beware not to over-order. Highly recommended!


Had a great meal tonight at this eccentric looking place, I loved the century old newspapers on the wall. Food was all fresh and tasty but there is a distinct flavour in the grilled meat which I haven't tasted anywhere else. Pink lemonade is most certainly to die for. Service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Definitely going back.


A quirky little restaurant hidden in the heart of Balham. The decor is trendy and modern (and metal) but also an intimate setting with very friendly staff. The baba ganoush starter was deliciously smokey and aubergine stew definitely one to write home about. One to remember for a good value, tasty meal and did I mention BYOB? Already planning my next visit