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The Avalon

#5,396 of 18,544 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€, British,
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local restaurant which we had previously visited some years before. Thought it a good idea to return for a casual supper. The food was very average, nothing really to redeem it. I ordered the pulled pork burger. My usual experience of this would be...More

Thank lgriffiths2017
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, apologies for my delayed reply. I am very sorry to hear you had a disappointing meal at The Avalon. I am sorry if the menu was not clear enough and the dish did not meet your expectations. I have discussed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a bank holiday Monday evening for the pub quiz. Spent some time in the beer garden which was busy but nice. Then went to the pub quiz (make sure you book a table beforehand). The music was loud so you had to...More

Thank Aaron X
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, thanks for your review, apologies for my late reply. I am very sorry to hear you had a poor experience at The Avalon due to the staff behaviour. I will speak with all staff to ensure our high standards are maintained at all times....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are lucky enough to work in an office in the Clapham South area, making this pub our local for evenings after work. It’s true it can get loud as it gets later but for most of us it’s just ‘atmosphere’. The food here is...More

Thank Bridie M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had a really disappointing meal here on a weekday night. Firstly, the acoustics are terrible. It is SO LOUD, absolutely impossible to hear anyone on your table unless they are yelling. Several things went awry; wrong starter, cold starter, 1.5 hour delay for main,...More

Thank thelondonette
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thanks for your review. I am very sorry to hear you had such a poor experience on your visit. I will speak with the team today to ensure swift improvements are made. If you wish to discuss further, please drop me an email, info@theavalonlondon.com Many...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing but staff were very slow and quite rude. We were completely ignored for most of our time there.More

Thank ncav13
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual standards on your visit. I will be sure to remind staff to ensure they provide excellent service at all times. If you wish to...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Half decent food, nothing special. Service was absolutely dreadful, rushed the bill and was forced to leave our table after 1 1/4 hours with no option of desert.More

Thank Adam P
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Adam, thank you for your review. I am terribly sorry to hear you received such awful service on your visit. This is totally unacceptable and I will discuss with the general manager today to ensure we don't see a repeat of this. If you...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We went to The Avalon for a late lunch during our first day in London. While we appreciated the fast service, the burger we had was not the best. I think that this place is more for a drinks kind of day out.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ate here recently with my son who lives nearby and likes the place. Interesting to read the wide variety of reviews but all I can say is that we had a very enjoyable evening. It is a bit noisy as tables are pretty close together...More

Thank ThemaceSomerset
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The restaurant was full on a Saturday night.the table are close together the walls were tiles in white tiles with a high sky lit ceiling with ornate metal lighting fixtures. Nice to look at but the noise reverberated off every surface. We had to talk...More

1  Thank cathy777
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, the food is a bit pricey and not overly consistent and the waiting staff are pretty stretched, but there’s a reason why this pub is rammed most evenings. It’s fantastic, interesting place, great atmosphere, full of likeminded people, decent beer, good...More

Thank Tom R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8675 8613
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Named after the mythical island in the legend of King Arthur, The Avalon is a majestic pub and dining room. Serving a bold British menu, fine wines, excellent cocktails and well kept cask ales, The Avalon also boasts one of London's biggest and most beautiful beer gardens plus a sensational private room. "The Avalon is the pub to beat in SW12" Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide
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