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The Avalon

) #6,071 of 17,851 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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Reviews (231)
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to sit for one and a half hours in a deafeningly loud atmosphere & still not get your food, despite asking three times, then this is the place for you. Totally chaotic. I walked out.

Thank Russ K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Needed a quick lunch while I caught up on some work so wifi and space was all I was looking for.... but now... this will be my go to beer garden when I am in the area. I wouldn't usually rave about a beer garden...More

Thank Delbrav
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, sister in law and father in law came in here for a quick nightcap on a Saturday night before going to our hotel next door. The atmosphere, with the very friendly staff and fellow customers along with the excellent music meant that despite...More

Thank JohnnyGPortsmouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place once upon time was great... my biggest issue with this Pub has got to be the price of a a pint of beer...yes... believe it or not, you can get a cheaper beer in central London, Heathrow airport, the Savoy hotel !!! most...More

Thank PeterPOB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked int to Balham from Campden South last night, and this was the first pub we came upon. We had a drink and really liked the "vibe" of the place. Decided to come back later to eat. The dining area is quite original with lots...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet couple of hours in between work and an evening meeting. This was a great place to chill out, eat and recharge the batteries. Quiet to start with, then livened up gently. Loved the music, enjoyed the peace (it was Monday) and experimented with...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is very local to me and I decided to try it out with a few friends on Saturday. The inside of the pub is decent and appears quite clean etc. However, if it's warm out you really need to be using the beer...More

1  Thank annabel1992
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This place is tough to place is it a rowdy pub or is it a middle class eatery. The answer is it's both depending on the time you go. But on Sunday lunch time it provides a great chilled atmosphere and a wonderful roast dinner....More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited this lovely vibrant pub with a group of friends. The wooden furnishings created a really nice aesthetic. Unfortunately the bar service was slow- I spent far too long trying to catch the attention of the bar staff who seemed preoccupied in something other.

Thank mgcampbell1101
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had some problems getting through to book a table, but glad I preserved as the food was lovely. Moved tables was it was pretty chilly in the centre of the restaurant area. House wine (Spanish) was really good. Mackerel pate, chorizo pizza and the fish...More

Thank Stephanie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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