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The Avalon

#5,018 of 18,247 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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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11 - 20 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lively with good food, good service and loads of different drinks loads of places to sit outside. They cater for big parties indoors and outdoor. There is no parking as they are right on the main road but next to Clapham South stn .

Thank French L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I booked a spot for my girlfriends birthday here two months previously, and when we arrived, we were told that the garden was at capacity and that they were not allowing anyone else in. We explained that we had a table booking for 20 people...More

1  Thank Allistair W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating here for my sister's birthday, there were quite few celebrations going on so expected to wait a bit once we ordered, one guest received there meal, 10/15 minutes later we got the rest! They took our dessert order and...More

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Situated on busy Balham High Road, this pub serves great beers and very good food. They also have an interesting wine list. Innovative menu, good sized portions

Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Simple pub dinner but well done. Generous portion of squid as a starter......almost too much. Steak perfectly cooked, tender with flavour and properly rested!! Good service.

Thank Studd2710
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I love this pub, amazing gardens and a lovely interior and Three Cheers have great sites. Today I've been for a drink and both of the bar staff were really rude. I appreciate it's a busy pub but I don't expect sour faces and to...More

Thank Simon_N16
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review of The Avalon. I am very sorry to read that some of our staff failed to provide basic customer service on your visit. We do not tolerate such behaviour and all staff will be reminded of their training....More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Reasonable menu and wines but the noise level is deafening. It tends to cater much more for the younger set

Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My fiancé & I looked far & wide for somewhere to host our engagement party in London & decided on The Avalon after friends recommended it. We live in Sydney so good communication was really important, James & Nes were great to deal with from...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I had the loveliest Sunday afternoon here. Every single member of staff was brilliant - helpful, going the extra mile and always with a smile. Portions were big and the food was delicious and the place itself offers lots of different ways to spend your...More

Thank laurakthomson
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I visited to Avalon yesterday with family for a nice Sunday meal. I have to be honest, because I think it's a great idea and a cool looking place with a beautiful big garden outside which is a prime spot for summer. It is a...More

Thank AREDaley
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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
  • E-mail
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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