The Balcon


The Balcon is situated at 8 Pall Mall in an extraordinary double-height space, formerly the banking hall of Cox & King Bank. The one hundred-seat brasserie offers classic French brasserie cuisine in an atmosphere of informal elegance. The design theme throughout the brasserie focuses on a young rooster - the coat of arms of the building's former owners, Cox and Kings, and the symbol of France. The interior designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, has created an elegant atmosphere with buttercup yellow walls and contemporary furniture upholstered in dark green and red fabric.


Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.73) per diner

£26 to £40

Venue Details & Map

The Balcon

6-8 Waterloo Place

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


Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Catering Facilities
Set price menu
Theatre menu
Children Facilities
Childrens menu

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Balcon

5.0 out of 5 12 September 2016
by Al G.

Amazing bar inside the Sofitel St James. Stayed here on a trip w/ my gf and had an amazing time drinking at this bar. The bartenders are awesome, they know how to make fantastic drinks and know their liquor. Nic made me the best gin and tonic ive ever had using monkey 47 gin and fever tonic water w/ a superb garnish

5 Starsmore

5.0 out of 5 28 June 2016
by Jocelin L.

First thing we noticed when we walked in was the service we received. They took our coats and bags and escorted us to our tables.

There was a vast range of dishes to pick from. I was expecting prices to be $$$$$$ but it was around £20 - £30 which was reasonable in my books for a fancier restaurant.

We ordered a Grenache Syrah from the iPad which helps with selecting the wine with details...more

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

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