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The Avalon

) #5,950 of 18,119 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice, open pub with a great range of beers. Well looked after decor with a wide range of food for all palettes. A fantastic, vast beer garden outback is the crowning jewel, complimenting the space out front. Well worth a drink or two

Thank Tom Q
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.More

Thank Russ K
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of The Avalon. I am very sorry to read you had such a poor experience on your visit. This was certainly not a 'normal' night at The Avalon and clearly the kitchen and floor staff were overwhelmed with the unexpected...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 May 2017

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 27 April 2017 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 27 April 2017

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 27 April 2017

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 24 April 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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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