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The Avalon

Bar, British, Pub
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16 Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB, England
+44 20 8675 8613
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently went to the Avalon with friends on a Friday evening , as I was told it was a great place for food,drinks and a generally good vibe . We were not disappointed .. Everything about the place was spot on , great food, great value for money , excellent service and an all round good time . I... More 

Thank Dan C
Telford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great bar with loads of atmospher and Balham locals, great range of drinks available and the food was excellent. Have been here several times to eat and have a few drinks on a Friday night. Music not too loud and even the bouncers are polite and friendly.

Thank 144Nick
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of years ago food at the Avalon used to be great. However during the last year or so we have noticed a sharp decline in the quality of the service (a Sunday lunch once took 4 hours...) where it has been impossible to get served. Still, at least the food was good (when you got it). However, during... More 

1 Thank Emma R
Chessington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has a very nice "Secret Garden", we went to celebrate with friends and family, we knew we would be using the lovely courtyard with outside bar for the duration of the afternoon and evening, when it was time that everyone fancied eating we were told we could not eat outside?!! Only inside, so we went to request tables... More 

1 Thank liftbird
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a late Saturday table in the pub with a dining room. On arrival it was a bit worrying that it was more like a nightclub in terms of the noise levels and I assumed it would be slightly quieter in the dining room. Unfortunately it wasn't. It was hard to hear the person next to you and it must... More 

Thank HuggieSRL
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice big bar with a good range of drinks and food. The prices and menu are a level above what the pub actually is - a very decent local bar. Handy for the tube but I'm in agreement with a previous reviewer, there's better nearby.

Thank Glesgal
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best pub I have been to in south London, I come here every week. Came to eat recently with a group of friends and the staff were so lovely and attentive, even when it is extremely busy. The food was delicious, my favourite is the pizza or steak both made perfectly and there is such a friendly... More 

Thank rachellouisew97
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Avalon and would recommend it for the food and the good service. The food is of good pub standard and served by pleasant waiting staff in a good atmosphere.

Thank golfwidow53
Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Used a taste card so really good value for money. Really good quality pizza. Was quiet until about 8 so if you want to eat later I suggest booking. Really large garden area.

Thank Sam C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great food, bar and staff, would be suitable for a business lunch or meeting with friends, it is usually busy!

Thank Mark H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Bar scene
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?