Balham SW12 Restaurants

Balham SW12 Restaurants

Recently voted one of the best places to live by the Sunday Times, we couldn’t leave out our lovely neighbour, Balham. Here are some of our favourite restaurants in the area – let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourites.

CHINESE, VIETNAMESE & THAI

Firefly (Thai)
3 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ, T: 020 8673 9796
Thai menu, cocktails, children’s menu, large sports screen, DJ every Saturday night.There’s something for everyone at Firefly. Generally good food, very popular at weekends.

The Paddyfield (Vietnamese)
4 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9RG, T: 020 8772 1145
More of a café style restaurant with great food at good prices plus you can bring your own bottle.

Tian Tsin (Chinese)
5 Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QX, T: 020 8673 8809
Chinese takeaway with online ordering and delivery service.

FRENCH

Gazette brasserie
100 Balham High Road, Balham, London SW12 9AA, T: 020 8772 1232
Rustic French, neighbourhood brasserie. Child friendly. Good food and atmosphere.

INDIAN

Ale & Spice (Sri Lankan)
104 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HR, T: 020 3092 1522
Good food, friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices.

Indian Room
59 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9EZ, T: 020 8675 8611
Sister to the excellent Indian Moment on Northcote Road, expect good quality food and service here in stylish surroundings.

INTERNATIONAL

The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Road, London SW12 9SG, T: 020 8772 6556
Recently refurbished, The Exhibit is an all day drinking and eating place which also has a boutique cinema and regular events such a comedy plus late bar until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Chicken Shop
7 Chestnut Grove, Balham SW12 8JA, T: 020 8675 8010
The focus is, not surprisingly, on chicken – free range, cooked on a rotisserie and pretty good too. From those trendy folk from Soho House.

MIDDLE EASTERN

Beyrouths
73 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HA, T: 020 7998 1853
A welcome addition to Bedford Hill – the original Beyrouths is in Streatham. The focus is on fresh ingredients with an emphasis on Lebanese food at reasonable prices.

Tagine
3 Fernlea Road, Balham, London SW12 9RT, T: 020 8675 7604
Ground floor restaurant, bring your own alcohol – no corkage fee – non-alcoholic cocktails served. There’s also a basement lounge and outside terrace with heaters (popular for shisha). Moroccan food – we have yet to try.

MODERN BRITISH/EUROPEAN

Lamberts (Modern British)
2 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London SW12 9AZ, T: 020 8675 2233
We’ve been going to Lamberts since it first opened nine years ago and we’re pleased to say that the standard of cooking is still high. We’ve always found the service to be friendly and professional too. It also has a good reputation for delicious Sunday roasts – even voted in the Independent Top 50 best roasts in the UK. But what we really like about Lamberts is that it feels like a special occasion restaurant yet the prices are reasonable for such quality, seasonal cooking.