Steak, cocktails and lovely, warm neighbourhood vibes.
- 15-19 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9EX
- +44 (0) 20 7680 2700
- Opening Times
- Mon-Thu 12.00-15.00 & 17.30-22.00
Fri 12.00-15.00 & 17.30-22.30
Sat 10.00-15.00 & 17.00-22.30
- Insider Information
- Check out the cocktail bar in the basement after dinner.
Square Meal Says…
To start, tender crispy squid delivers a peppery punch, while wickedly fatty smokehouse rillettes will have you arguing over the last morsel. Alongside the cracking steaks (served with roast bone marrow), mains include properly crispy fried chicken, hake in vibrant romesco sauce, and ricotta dumplings with girolles and butternut squash. There are irresistible soft-serve sundaes and apple pie to finish, and craft beers, decent wines, on-trend cocktails and artisan coffees add further appeal. Weekends see a great selection of brunch dishes, plus a splendid Longhorn beef roast on Sundays. Downstairs, The Owl is a grown-up drinking den.Read more…
Just Opened London Says…
There’s a new cocktail bar beneath the Balham branch of (basically) everyone’s favourite restaurant, Foxlow. As we’ve come to expect from Will Beckett and Huw Gott, it’s the perfect combination of friendly neighbourhood space and trendy new spot... The drinks menu, of 10 ever-changing cocktails, is what gives The Owl its edge. Featuring creatively-crafted tipples such as the Tom and Jerez – gin, lemon, dry sherry pear & almond – and, our personal favourite, La Pomme Qui Rit – Calvados, peach, pear, porter & Pont l’Evêque (yes, that’s a cheese garnish) – we’ll be making sure to try the whole lot.Read more…
Time Out Says…
The cooking is mostly excellent. There was a creamy white-bean houmous, served with a green chilli-and-garlic ‘harissa’ and thick slices of good bread. Also good was a mashed-up burrata on toast with the clean, green notes of a sorrel salsa verde, and a salad of baby kale and beetroot chunks teamed with mandolined-thin slices of fresh horseradish. Red meat mains, including top-notch steak and melt-in-the-mouth beef shortrib, were also excellent; as was rich mac ’n’ cheese with a breadcrumb crust.Read more…