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Balls Brothers Victoria is a contemporary Balls Brothers venue on ground level which offers a modern seasonal British menu served within an intimate and welcoming setting. The extensive drinks list features wines from across the globe, spirits and cocktails.

Ranked #1693 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the Late Night London group
"A contemporary venue moments from Buckingham Palace, Victoria Station and some of London’s most popular stage productions, this ground level bar features large windows and bright, airy spaces. Popular for lunches and dinners, and an ideal place for a quick pre-theatre supper."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 00:00

FRI

12:00 - 00:00

SAT

12:00 - 00:00

SUN

12:00 - 22:00

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By Marina O.

Popped in for a glass of wine with my friends, but ended up staying for a couple of bottles :) Cosy venue and great staff - definitely a place to go to in Victoria!


By Jemma H.

Visited Balls Brothers a few weeks ago for after work drinks, staff were very friendly and welcoming and even told us if we filled out a voucher we could get 50% off so my group was more than happy. Very warm and relaxed atmosphere will most definatley return.


By Jo J.

Visited Balls Brothers in Victoria last week. amazing cocktails, great service by friendly, welcoming staff and even better was the fact that it was 50% off!! Best place to visit in Victoria - well recommened.


By David N.

Unfriendly and inept staff, struggled to serve people when the place was quiet and fell apart when it was busy. Took over an hour to receive food having already waited ages for to order (when the place was half empty) food portions small, drinks expensive


By Pete S.

Went last week for a leaving do, single glass of Rioja cost £9.20 !!!i queried the bill and the manager and barman both looked like I had insulted them.Never again.Over priced and unfriendly.


By Alex M.

My girlfriend and I arrived at Balls Brothers near to Victoria Station at around 6:30 in the evening. No tables inside were free but we managed to grab a rickety table outside, next to a very busy road. The guy that served us at the bar seemed a bit distant and rude, and was disdainful when we asked which wines we could buy by the glass. We settled on a bottle of Malbec as the wines by the glass didn't seem particularly enticing. Wine was excellent, staff, atmosphere (outside) and crowd very disappointing. Will try and find somewhere better nearby (unlikely!).


By Kelly H.

A contemporary bar that’s clearly part of a chain, Balls Brothers Victoria is a pleasant place to grab a drink after a long day in the office.

The Venue
Balls Brothers Victoria is a decent-sized venue with two bar areas and outdoor seating in the warmer months. Dominating a corner on Buckingham Palace Road there are plenty of windows, which allow light to flood the bar. Although airy and comfortable, it is on the cold side with polished floors, lots of neutral and cream colours and a few paintings with a wine theme. Some high stools at the bar and a collection of simple wooden tables and chairs take care of the rest and you’re left with a decent enough chain bar.

The Atmosphere
From 5.30pm onwards Balls Brother Victoria gradually fills up and gets very busy during the post-work rush on Thursdays and Fridays. The majority of the clientele are suited and booted local office workers and the atmosphere is suitably upbeat and happy as people look forward to the weekend ahead. The staff are efficient at dealing with a busy bar and you don’t have to wait too long to get a drink, although you may need to be prepared to elbow your way to the front.

The Food
Given the quality of the menu and the well-thought out dishes, the prices are reasonable. Dishes change regularly but choices include meals like smoked haddock and vegetable fricassee with a chive sauce (£12.50) or oak smoked Scottish salmon, lemon and black pepper (£8.50). The best dishes for an evening drinking session are the platters (£12.50-£15) or grazing dishes (£5 each, 3 for £14 or 6 for £26) offering choices like marinated goat’s cheese, basil and sun-dried tomato skewers, half-dozen quail eggs and globe artichokes wrapped in cured ham. Similar dishes are also available at lunchtimes at the same price point.

The Drink
The drink menu at Balls Brothers Victoria is geared up around the wine selection, which offers a fine choice of bottles divided by region at prices to suit most budgets, ranging from below £20 to over £40. Of course, champagne makes a big appearance with everything from Veuve Clicquot to Louis Roederer, with a good option of half bottles on some of the selections – times are hard, after all. The spirits menu is a little disappointing, seeming to omit some of the premium brands, although all of the standard quality high street names are offered (Tanqueray, Jack Daniels, Grey Goose). The beer is bottled and again covers the main commercial bases.

The Last Word
Balls Brothers Victoria isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel but it’s a perfectly acceptable after work watering hole, catering to the needs of its main clientele well.

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