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“Delicious authentic Spanish tapas”
Review of The Balham Lounge

The Balham Lounge
Ranked #4,807 of 23,379 Restaurants in London
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Spanish
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Description: We are an independent wine bar and restaurant offering an eclectic mix of wines, craft beers and speciality spirits. We have a variety of wines by the glass and encourage customers to be adventurous with the list! Our food menu is based around small dishes, larger sharing plates, charcuterie and cheese boards and is broadly European in style. We promise a warm and friendly welcome.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The staff here are absolutely charming, warm and welcoming.
Tapas makes a delightful change from other types of restaurant food.
There's plenty to chose from, but keep in mind that they are only small (a mouthful each for two!). That's perfect if you just want a snack with a glass of wine, but if you're hungry you'll probably need to order a few. Or keep your options open and order more later if you're still peckish - it's really not a problem.
Quality of the food is good.
The dessert menu is rather limited, but the Spanish style rice pudding was tasty.
The place gets fairly busy Friday and Saturday night, so it might be wise to book if you want to be sure of a table.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great Spanish tapas. We've had friends travel across London to meet us here for a meal. Super friendly service and good value.
A must visit!

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3  Thank Spring_Chick_10
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Well, well, well, again I find myself writing about friends as Manuela and Philippe made me feel like we had been knowing each other forever!
The place is just a walk away from Balham high road, tube&rail station, wooden tables and bar, warm colours, warm atmosphere, warm reception; menu is a typical spanish tapas one a little spiced up by Philippe's Sri Lankan roots while Manuela, his Portuguese wife, will always have a smile for you!
You have to love them!

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3  Thank Aby75
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