The Balcon

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Located in the heart of Central London, The Balcon takes its inspiration from a traditional French brasserie. The Executive Chef, Vincent Ménager blends British ingredients and traditions with classic French recipes, using the best seasonal produce with a modern twist.

All day dining destination and open all year round, The Balcon, is ideal for a pre or post theatre dinner, a business lunch or a family gathering. For more informal parties, it also features a private dining room for up to 16 people.

The a-la-carte menu includes a selection of small plates, perfect if you fancy several starters or want to share with a friend. For those who have made healthy resolutions or are calorie-conscious, The Balcon offers a flavoursome De-Light menu prepared with health and wellness in mind.

The custom-made Charcuterie Bar is the ideal place to unwind after work, enjoy a glass of champagne and share a delicious platter of Welsh and French charcuterie.

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Prices and Opening Times
Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD38.71) per diner

£26 to £40

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96% customer satisfaction rate

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue Details & Map

The Balcon

6-8 Waterloo Place
+44 (0)20 7389 7820
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

Sample Menu

  • Starters
  • Pumpkin soup with chestnut muffin
  • Gorgonzola tart with beurre blanc
  • Game tourte with braised red cabbage
  • Main Courses
  • Cod fillet with mussels and saffron
  • Choucroute of pheasant
  • Penne pasta with pesto
  • Desserts
  • Peach bavaroise with raspberry coulis
  • Tiramisu
  • Selection of cheese from Maître Vernier


Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff available twenty four hours
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Booking Facilities
Cancellation policy
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Private Dining
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Wedding service
General Facilities
Guest lounge
Internet access
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Balcon

3.0 out of 5 17 May 2016
by Vi W.

The Balcon, Pall Mall - walking into a champagne bar exudes the glamour. Big glass windows, high ceiling and flower arangements that set the style, The Balcon is part of the Sofitel London Hotel, with a separate entrance.

I love a little poncieness in life. A place like that does not have too many waiters. No one would be seen doing nothing even when the rush hour crowd has thinned out. They...more

5.0 out of 5 12 April 2016
by Alicia Y.

They say you need to have tea in England to fully experience the English culture, no better place than to do it here.

This place is FANSAY!! They have generous portion of delicious cakes and scones served together with some savory sandwiches.

Nice deco, warm and friendly hosts. The scones, good lord was delicious. If you feel like spoiling yourself or a loved one on an nice sunny afternoon,...more

5.0 out of 5 3 March 2016
by John L.

Ok in one word amazing ##Went to have afternoon tea with a friend and wow we were amazed not only from the amazing collection of teas (some of them really rare), the great service and the friendliness of the stuff but also from the amount and quality of the tea snacks they offer

If you are a visitor is it worth making some time and visiting if you stay in London i think this makes a great...more

2.0 out of 5 9 September 2015
by Ira B.

We came here having booked through - 3 courses, a glass of wine and coffee for £25pp. When I booked I informed them that 1 diner required gluten-free. When we were seated, we reminded our server and they brought both types of bread. D asked for dietary information re: menu as there was no printed indication re: allergens. He was very helpful but then her starter arrived with...more

5.0 out of 5 3 September 2015
by Pamela S.

You walk into this place and it definitely makes an impression. it is beautifully decorated. The staff is super nice from the first moment you walk in. We had gone for a birthday and the staff made an extra effort to make it special.

The food is very yummy.

Starter: I had the grilled squid for a started which I wasn't too.impressed about mostly because it was cold bit it was tasty....more

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