8 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y 5NG
Recently opened in the beautiful Sofitel London St James Hotel, The Balcon is an impressive restaurant, reminiscent of the grand Parisian brasseries of the 1920’s. Situated right in the very heart of London, close to Piccadilly and Leicester Square and just around the corner from Trafalgar Square, The Balcon is the perfect dining destination for those looking for a little luxury.
The dining room is simply stunning, decked out in the style of the 1920’s grand brasseries in Paris with immaculate white linen topped tables, lots of dark wood and sweeping staircases leading up to the champagne balcony. The charcuterie bar is an absolute treat and features a fine choice of national and continental meats. Open from breakfast through to lunch and dinner expect a varied clientele at The Balcon, from the business crowd at lunchtime to pre theatre diners, romantic couples and gatherings of friends in the evenings.
As for the food, expect classic French dishes using some of the finest British ingredients such as Gressingham duck breast served with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms and onion casserole with chicken jus or pan fried fillet of plaice with pumpkin compote, spinach, chick pea and sauce vierge. The Balcon is one seriously chic London restaurant and has become the place to dine in this part of London.