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Balls Brothers

  • Bars and pubs
  • London Bridge
  • price 2 of 4
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Though Balls Brothers wine bars could be seen as a more modern version of Davy’s, they are also dominated by hunting prints, brass rails and plenty of Burgundy and claret. The company is family-owned too (by Richard Balls), but it has more West End branches, with 15 wine bars overall. There’s also Gow’s, a restaurant and oyster bar near Liverpool Street station, and an Irish-themed venue, Mulligans of Mayfair. Food tends to be classic bar fare (skewers, fish cakes), but there are tastier main course options available, such as beer-battered haddock with chips and pea purée. A set of seven new, minimalist, banquette-filled bars called Lewis + Clarke has been recently rolled out – evidence that the owners are aware of recent bar trends.


Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street
Tube: London Bridge tube/rail
Main courses £9.75-£20. House wine £14.50 bottle, £3.90 glass.
Opening hours:
Bar Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri. Restaurant Lunch served noon-3.30pm, dinner served 5.30-9.30pm Mon-Fri.
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