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The Avalon

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Bar, British, Pub
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16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank mgcampbell1101
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 with chickpeas were all delicious. Generous portions so took a doggy bag home. Enjoyed a... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice decor, nice food, AWFUL service. Would not recommend going as a large party, or on a Sunday, as the waiting staff all appeared to be hungover.

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Thank hungryfoody
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for providing a review of The Avalon. I am very sorry you received such poor service on your visit, I will be investigating your comments with the management team immediately. If you wish to discuss this further please feel free to call or email me at The Avalon. Thank you for your vital feedback. Best wishes,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lively pub, especially Friday evenings or when major sporting events take place and usually weekends. Good menu selection, we have eaten lunch & dinner here - we have probably eaten our way through the entire menu therefore have moved onto other pubs to try out their food. I would recommend they rotate their menus more frequently as... More 

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Thank P H
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very slow service. Half the main courses were off the menu. What we did have was just ok. Poor value for money.

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Thank LC40
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a review of The Avalon, apologies for my delayed reply. I am very sorry to read that you had a disappointing experience on your visit. I have passed your comments onto the manager who will ensure quick improvements are made where necessary. If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to call or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I've eaten here several times - with friends, family meals, date nights etc. Food is always good, friendly service and lovely atmosphere, all for very reasonable prices.

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Thank lindseyf92
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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177 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went mid December and although the place was packed (hint, book in advance), the food and service were excellent. The roast beef and fish and chips were superb as were the shared starters. Nothing fancy but cooked and presented really well. The lady on charge of the dining area was a real professional. Well worth a visit.

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Thank expatsal
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This place has poor beer/ale & over priced wine. Food is ok, but sadly nothing special! It's the closest pub to my house and I prefer to go elsewhere...

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Thank Katherine B
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Avalon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read you found The Avalon disappointing. If you wish to discuss your comments further, please feel free to call or email me at The Avalon. Best wishes, Holly More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went to Avalon with some colleagues in June, the service was fabulous and they catered for children. Great pubby atmosphere & nice decor.

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Thank HappyHollie87
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A group of us went here for dinner. Great location and big pub - been a number of times for just drinks. 9 of us went for dinner. Nice setting and menu but the food and service were okay - please don't expect restaurant service. The food was okay. Fish and chips, burger were very good as was the Turkey... More 

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Thank Le0n321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?