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The Avalon

#5,379 of 18,456 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had a really disappointing meal here on a weekday night. Firstly, the acoustics are terrible. It is SO LOUD, absolutely impossible to hear anyone on your table unless they are yelling. Several things went awry; wrong starter, cold starter, 1.5 hour delay for main,...More

Thank thelondonette
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I am very sorry to hear you had such a poor experience on your visit. I will speak with the team today to ensure swift improvements are made. If you wish to discuss further, please drop me an email, info@theavalonlondon.com Many...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing but staff were very slow and quite rude. We were completely ignored for most of our time there.More

Thank ncav13
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual standards on your visit. I will be sure to remind staff to ensure they provide excellent service at all times. If you wish to...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Half decent food, nothing special. Service was absolutely dreadful, rushed the bill and was forced to leave our table after 1 1/4 hours with no option of desert.More

Thank Adam P
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Adam, thank you for your review. I am terribly sorry to hear you received such awful service on your visit. This is totally unacceptable and I will discuss with the general manager today to ensure we don't see a repeat of this. If you...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We went to The Avalon for a late lunch during our first day in London. While we appreciated the fast service, the burger we had was not the best. I think that this place is more for a drinks kind of day out.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Ate here recently with my son who lives nearby and likes the place. Interesting to read the wide variety of reviews but all I can say is that we had a very enjoyable evening. It is a bit noisy as tables are pretty close together...More

Thank ThemaceSomerset
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The restaurant was full on a Saturday night.the table are close together the walls were tiles in white tiles with a high sky lit ceiling with ornate metal lighting fixtures. Nice to look at but the noise reverberated off every surface. We had to talk...More

1  Thank cathy777
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, the food is a bit pricey and not overly consistent and the waiting staff are pretty stretched, but there’s a reason why this pub is rammed most evenings. It’s fantastic, interesting place, great atmosphere, full of likeminded people, decent beer, good...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit The Avalon with friends due to the great location and food. We booked a table to have an early lunch and watch the rugby yesterday and the service received by our waiter was terrible. Not only was he outright rude but we...More

Thank KatieLK03
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hi Laura, thank you very much for your review, sorry for my late reply. Would you be so kind to email me directly on holly@threecheers.co.uk so we can discuss this further? Many thanks, Holly

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Always seems to be busy but the noise level is awful and the double hamburger was barely warm.I will not be going backMore

Thank 773Gareth
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear your food was not up to our usual high standards on your visit. I will ensure the chef is aware that you were served cold food and will ensure improvements are made. Best...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Food was below average, christmas set dinner for £30 consisting of a single slice of salmon, a steak served with literally 1 potato cut in half and lots of gristle, and a dessert which was basically a chocolate soup. Sitting in the back area we...More

Thank Mengplex
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Avalon. I am very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience on your visit. I have discussed your comments with the manager and he also sends his apologies. The...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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