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The Avalon

#4,864 of 18,211 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€, British,
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Food was below average, christmas set dinner for £30 consisting of a single slice of salmon, a steak served with literally 1 potato cut in half and lots of gristle, and a dessert which was basically a chocolate soup. Sitting in the back area we...More

Thank Mengplex
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went in on a Friday night around 10pm and the place was packed with young people that were absolutely smashed. I managed to get a pint after waiting in line for about 20 minutes. The place was nice and their selection of beer was good,...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Fantastic service from the staff. Great selection of beers and wines. We had a fantastic couple of hours here on a rainy day. Would highly recommend

Thank damow66
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Nice secret garden.... quick service A little too quick as we were chatting Food was nice ... fizz flowed Some staff were friendlier than others Four hours flew byyyyyyyyyyyyy I will return

Thank joek99London
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Nice pub with friendly staff. We both chose the chorizo scotch eggs which were very tasty if a little greasy. Would have had a main meal but nothing really took our fancy. taste card members get 241 which would be great vakue if you are...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a seriously good spot for a night out...it has it all! Large bar area with excellent selection of drinks, cavernous high ceiling ending great room and a monster garden with...another bar!

Thank benK3349MK
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch. Two of us ordered roast beef. Meal was well cooked with reasonable portions. Vegetarian pasta was good. Good choice of beers and interesting bar. Overall, average and a bit pricey.

Thank Birmingham_folk
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It was a beautiful day so we booked a booth table in the garden - necessary for 8 adults and a baby. The welcome at the bar was excellent - friendly and well-informed with a good choice of beers and wines. Despite a complex range...More

Thank Driver_in_Europe
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Fairly decent pub, walk in and staff are friendly enough. Keep walking to get to the garden which is a good sized one. Drinks are standard, the food menu was standard English pub food until we saw the sign that said try our 1meter long...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The atmosphere was really nice and it was my first time going there, we had a family gathering there a couple of weeks ago. The food is really good and was very impressed with the service I would definitely recommend friends to go

Thank pauletteb70
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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