We're family-owned and independent and we've picked up some fantastic awards from TimeOut’s Best Local Restaurant in 2016, the OpenTable Diner’s Choice awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018. The Evening Standard praised our “no high-end cuts or high-end prices, just damned good steak” whilst the Metro labelled us “Brilliant for vegetarians….and a steak-eater’s paradise.”
We serve the highest welfare, grass-fed British native breed beef and we're hugely proud of our vegetarian and vegan dishes. All recipes are cooked on site - fresh & homemade - every single day and yes, we do cut every single chip by hand every day – and we always will…
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Really good steak; better than I expected. Just generally nice experience.
We have eaten dinner at Arlos a few times and found it to be amazing, however brunch yesterday was a bit chaotic. Our steak and egg brunch dish (the meat was very tasty though) were on the cool side, and we had to ask a couple of times for kids cutlery. We will return as hoping it was just a rather busy day.
Steak was amazing.loved the whole meal
My family and I went here for brunch for my birthday and the service was excellent. The waiter responded to queries about intolerances and was very patient. The food came quickly and was delicious. The team even surprised me with a birthday brownie and gave me a voucher for a bottle of Prosecco the next time I visit. Would definitely recommend and I’ll be coming back soon :)
Food delicious as always. Great steak! Would recommend the mac and cheese as a side
Food was poor, steak was burnt and poorly cooked. Chips where nice but overall extremely disappointed.
Delicious food immaculate service - our ages ranged from 8 - 70 - something for everyone- sensational place
We always have an amazing service by am Spanish waiter. He is super friendly and efficient.
The food is always of great quality and the ambiance is also good.
Great to have a place like this in our area.
Couldn’t recommend enough.
Thank you very much! Arlo's is all about local and the neighbourhood and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us so much. Marcos our Head Waiter and it is a great pleasure to be able to share this feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
Lovely valentines dinner! We ordered too much - wish I could have finished it all!
Thank you very much - and thank you for choosing Arlo's for your Valentine's Day!!
The food was not what we have come to expect from Arlo’s and the service was sloppy. We had almost finished our main course when the wine finally turned up, we had to reminded the staff twice and still it didn’t come. One of the Jalapeño peppers was actually a green pepper which was a shock to our 12 year old. This said we had a nice evening but ..........
Nice food. A little bit pricey
Thank you for your review though I'm sorry that you felt the food to be pricey. We do our best to offer a broad range of choices and prices, with excellent and fresh food at every point though I am sorry that you did not find this to be the case. Every review is hugely important to me to help us to improve and to be the best we can and - whilst the quality and freshness of our food will always be paramount - I will absolutely ensure that our pencil is as sharp as it can be! Many thanks, Tom
I love Arlos! You’re always guaranteed an excellent steak and equally excellent, kind and friendly service. It’s a cozy restaurant that the locals love and always exceeds expectations 😊
Thank you! What a huge pleasure to read this lovely review on a wet Monday morning!
We had a very good meal and went on a Tuesday when you can bring your own wine so it was good value for money. The quality of the food is high especially the starters and mains, we were slightly disappointed with our puddings though. The staff are very friendly and we thought the service was excellent. It was very busy and we did find the place a little noisy. But overall we had a really nice evening. This was our second visit and we will definitely go back.
Thank you very much for visiting Arlo's and for taking the time to post such a detailed review. We have some new puddings in the test phase at the moment so please do keep an eye out - I'm obsessed with ice cream and the team have told me we need to broaden the choices - and we've got some belters up our sleeve! Many thanks, Tom
Delicious food, great vibe. I recommend the hanger steak! The desserts are amazing.
Thank you very much JoannaF!
Friendly; ambient; excellent steak; and thoroughly enjoyable.
Thank you so much!
Really great service and lovely atmosphere! Loved the food too!
Thank you thank you! :)
It was our first visit here and all of the good things we'd heard about it from people was true..excellent steak, great choice of sides and sauces and lovely wine. Will definitely recommend and return!
Thank you so much Kat - I love to read that our guests are so positive about Arlo's, and that you agreed with them. Please do recommend :) and I hope we welcome you back to Arlo's one day soon.
Really good spot. Fantastic local option, can't fault anything about them
Thank you very much!
Really, really great steak. Good wine. Delicious sides.
Really, really lovely review - thank you Liz!
Great little local place, staff helpful food good.
Thank you very much - that means a lot coming from a New Yorker!
Food was all incredible, especially the steak. Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Really good value for money, will definitely be coming back!
One of my favourite reviews ever, and it is truly a great pleasure to be able to share this with my fantastic teams. Thank you!
Food was great. The waiter and waitress were very friendly and informative.
Thank you very much - the team are 100% there for you and I'm delighted that they were so helpful
Great meal and well cooked steak, staff were a joy, would definitely recommend
Thank you - and thank you for calling my team out so positively! They work so hard and I love to share this feedback
Always enjoy a visit to Arlo’s with the family. Tend to sit in the booths downstairs, which are comfy. One small recommendation is to find a way of blocking the sound of the dryer in the downstairs loo. Not so great for ambience.
Otherwise, great food, friendly service and good menu options. Might try sitting upstairs next time 😊.
Thank you Ronik - and I agree about the dryer...! I'll look for a better solution. Thank you for coming to Arlo's - and for bringing the family; my wife and I built Arlo's with families very much in mind and it is always a pleasure to read this feedback.
Fantastic meal, gorgeous steak and jalepinos home made slaw, can't wait to go back already!
Thank you! And we can't wait for you to come back!
Service was good & friendly but the food was let down only by the Bavette steak - very tough to eat - the Rib eye & beef short rib was on the other hand perfect.
Thank you for your feedback and, whilst I'm absolutely delighted that my team looked after you so well and that you loved the ribeye and short rib, I'm sorry that the bavette was too tough. Bavette does have more texture and chew than the "usual" steaks but this should be a pleasure to eat rather than tough or chewy. I'm pleased that my team looked after you so well and I will be sure to pick this up with my butcher to ensure that we source only the very best beef possible. Thank you again
Always reliable, great steaks, friendly service. The whole family love Arlo’s.
BOOOM! I'd so pleased to read that your whole family love Arlo's - this was absolutely my goal when my wife and I opened Arlo's and it is a real pleasure to read this - thank you!
Love this place! Amazing food and service as always. Would highly recommend for any occasion or a nice date night
Thank you very much - amazing food and service is exactly what we hope to offer!
Cracking Food which Began with Tempting Starters leading to an Impressive Main finalized with an amazing Desert!
A clean sweep through the whole menu - I'm delighted your enjoyed Arlo's so much and thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Amazing food, and very friendly staff! Would definitely recommend to others :).
Thank you very much, and please do recommend far and wide :) !!!
Service was really good as was the food! Great steak and a great evening!!!
Thank you very much!!
I had read really good reviews about Arlos so gave it a go with some friends.
Can’t fault the service or ambiance of the restaurant.
But I had higher expectations of the steak.
I would rate the rib eye as average. Both on quality and taste.
That said, it’s very hard to find an outstanding steak house. The search goes on.
Thank you for your candid review Richard. I look at every review as an opportunity to improve and I am pleased that you enjoyed the ambience and, of course, the service from my fantastic team. That said Arlo's is absolutely a steak house and this is where we aim to be at the very top of our game. We buy only the best of British beef that we can source (and we test exhaustively) but I will absolutely be picking this up with my butcher straightaway and I appreciate the feedback, thank you.
Lovely steak restaurant, it’s a cosy spot and the service was fantastic. Great value, I only marked them down by one star because the steak was a bit overdone but just ask for rarer than you usually do
Thank you very much Jennie - I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at Arlo's and that my team looked after you so well. Thank you for your feedback on the cooking of the steaks, I'll ensure we tighten tighten tighten up on this - it is essential of course!
The bavette was far too chewy even though it was cooked medium rare. We were made to pay by cash for our large bill, not a great way to end the night.
Thank you for your review Vishmundo. First of all I'm sorry that you found the bavette to be chewy, it is supposed to have texture and more bite than a traditional or more usual steak cut such as fillet or ribeye, hence it's enviable reputation as a butcher's cut but I am sorry if you found your steak to be chewy. I am also so sorry that we had to take payment in cash, the wifi crashed completely and so the card machines would not work at all! I am sorry this had an impact on your group!
Always an excellent meal to be had at Arlo's Balham, with great serving staff who are prepared to go the extra mile for their customers. Delicious food, quickly served and at a reasonable price too. It's why I keep going back for more!
Thank you so much NickyM, what a lovely review to share with my team!
Lovely local restaurant but the steak lacked flavour and the chips were not great. Better off going to Flat Iron which always makes me feel full.
Thank you for your feedback Amirah though i am sorry of course that you found the steak and the chips were underwhelming and am gutted that you did not leave us feeling full! I will absolutely check absolutely all of our processes and I appreciate the candid feedback. Thank you very much - and enjoy Flat Iron, a wonderful business and I love their steaks, just not quite as much as bavette...! :)
Tasty 😋, Need More Chips, Beef 🥩 fabulous good size.
Thank you very much AnthonyE - we've just brought on a Try Them All steak feasting plate - a truly huge plate just in time for Christmas...!
Delicious food, great service and a lovely relaxed vibe for a Sunday brunch with a friend. Highly recommend!
Thank you thank you !!
First time visit. Will definitely go again. Food could have done with being a little hotter, especially the chips. Staff super friendly.
Thank you Gillian and I'm sorry the chips weren't hot - they should be piping, steaming, crispy and crunchy hot - it's why we chip every one by hand every day. Thank you for the feedback - we will see where and how we can improve the speed from fryer to plate! Best, Tom
First time visit, very impressed with the restaurant, feast was our choice.
tender and seasoned beef loved it, decent wine list so we will certainly re-book a table soon
Thank you very much - and great first choice with the Bavette Feast! We have a brand new wine list just launched and also a "Try Them All" plate of our bavette, hanger and ribeye next time you're passing by...! :)