Review on The Balfour

Part of the Brunswick Centre development nestling between Coram's Fields and Russell Square, Balfour is that refreshing rarity in the West End - a genuine, independently run Italian restaurant dealing in honest seasonal food at far-from-rip off prices.

Inside, it's equally unostentatious - bare wood tables, a few black and white photos of Marchmont Street in the old days, some pretty tiling and a smiling relaxed team out front. There's also a blackboard, listing a raft of appetising weekly specials, which look even more inviting than offerings on the regular menu. How about back crab ravioli with rocket in chive and Mascarpone sauce or osso bucco with saffron risotto?

Dip into the full carte and you will find char-grilled squid with chorizo and purple potatoes, grilled goats' cheese with sweet 'n sour aubergine caponata and confit duck with caramelised butternut squash, as well as spag bol, fish and chips or wild boar and apple sausages with garlic mash. Puds don't stray far from tiramisu and crème brûlée, while wines are for easy-priced quaffing.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.00pm Sat-Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Balfour

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


The Balfour
75-77 Marchmont Street
Central London

Nearest tube station: Russell Square

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