The Balcon


Restaurants and cafés

St James's

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For the Christmas season, discover an exceptional three course "Holiday Menu" at £35 blending British ingredients and French recipes. *
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The Balcon says

Located in the heart of Central London, The Balcon takes its inspiration from a traditional French brasserie, the Executive Chef, Vincent Ménager blends British ingredients and traditions with classic French recipes, using the best seasonal produce with a modern twist.

All day dining destination and open all year round, The Balcon, is ideal for a pre or post theatre dinner, a business lunch or a family gathering. For more informal parties, it also features a private dining room for up to 16 people.

The A la carte menu includes a selection of small plates, perfect if you fancy several starters or want to share with a friend.

The custom-made Charcuterie Bar is the ideal place to unwind after work, enjoy a glass of champagne and share a delicious platter of Welsh and French charcuterie


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Venue details

  • Address:

    Sofitel St James
    The Balcon 8 Pall Mall
    SW1Y 5NG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7968 2900

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Open 6.30am-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 7am-11pm Sat; 7am-11pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Charing Cross tube/rail

  • Price:

    Meal for two with drinks and service: around £120

  • Map

    1. Sofitel St James
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What a pleasant surprise. This exceeded all expectations from the moment we stepped through the door. The staff were very professional, without being cold and injected personality into their service. Any of our questions about the wine or food was met with enthusiasm and we really felt like they cared about giving us a top notch experience. The food was equally as impressive, perfectly timed and some of the best I have had in London. I will definitely be returning and is well worth the money.

Catriona W-S

We had a lovely evening here on Monday - the staff were delightful, obviously very proud of working here, had all of the answers to our questions and were attentive without being overbearing. The brioche smoked salmon starter was light and full of flavour and the snails were the best my husband had ever had - served out of their shells with a parsnip sauce (I think) but whatever it was it was delicious. The 'Welsh charcuterie' was indeed fantastic, especially the air dried lamb. All in all a lovely evening with exciting French food and excellent service - we will be back!