Inspired by the legend of King Arthur, and named in particular after the mythical isle where Arthur’s sword Excalibur was forged, London’s premium gastropub The Avalon encapsulates the best of British. With a number of award-winning picturesque English gardens and several distinct dining suites, this gorgeous spot up Balham Hill in Balham South is perfect for lazy Sunday brunches, intimate dinners, sophisticated receptions or grand parties.
The Avalon, a public house and garden on Balham Hill in London’s Balham South, is elegance incarnate. And what an incarnation – housed in a gorgeous heritage building, The Avalon contains a number of sumptuous places to wine and dine. Accessing The Blue Room from downstairs via the secret staircase hidden near the well-stocked bar, you enter a palatial dining room replete with Georgian furnishings and rococo fixtures. But it isn’t all old fashioned – The Blue Room features state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment for the perfect private party. In summer months, al fresco dining is well-rewarded out in The Avalon’s peaceful courtyard. As if you weren’t already spoiled for choice, the side garden has been attracting rave reviews as one of the best pub gardens in all of London.
The Avalon’s menus are extensive – just a brief overview would have to cover their popular weekday lunches plus their equally popular weekend menu, in addition to sophisticated brunches and dinners. Extra-special menus include the barbecue menu, served on the courtyard by appointment only, The Blue Room’s 4-course degustation menu, annual Christmas and New Year’s menus, and a little one for the kids. The Avalon is a proud addition to Balham, and to all of London. Make sure you reserve well in advance, this gem atop Balham Hill is justifiably as mobbed as the Round Table.
Had a really lovely time at the Avalon. Had a drink in the bar before going in to the dining room for dinner. When we arrived at 6pm it was fairly quiet but by 7pm the whole place was bustling. Our waiter was amazing. So lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks!
Lovely! Great roast dinner & prompt service, would recommend to all!
Best pie I’ve ever eaten! Couldn’t fault it. Great service too.