Back in the day Balham was Peter Sellers' Gateway to the South, a national joke coined by a comedy legend. Today the good folks of Balham have the last laugh as South London’s chuckle central is a mecca for laughter -lovers, hipsters and — hallelujah, mama! — Connoisseurs of the finest BBQ and rare beers, Bourbons and sipping whiskies to be found this side of the Atlantic divide. Loud and proud on Balham's main drag, Bodean's corner site bar and BBQ is a local landmark on the highway to the stars. Whether you wish to worship the ultimate Kansas City BBQ or sit at the elegant U-bar sampling a selection of prime Stateside ales and rare liquors, you know you've come home to good times.
by Disappointed on 14 Dec 2018
Having been a massive Bodeans fan and visitor over the years utterly let down. Having not been in 11 months the prices have increased massively and the menu changed. No side option for pulled pork, a watermelon side salad (wtf). Waitress refused to swap out the chips for a green salad (not possible) or get the chef to not put the coleslaw on the plate, didnt want to even swap it. Not going to be rushing back anytime soon and nor will my friends. Hope this feedback get to Andre.
by Haribo on 14 Dec 2018
Booked a table for 5 but was crammed into a 4 seater booth. It was empty in there too! Portion size is smaller than previously, chips came 5 mins before mains and was cold by the time it came. Overall very disappointed and won’t be rushing back.
by D. on 08 Dec 2018
Great food, good customer services. Bodeans smokehouse is the place to take the family.
by SurreyShopper on 03 Dec 2018
We have visited Bodean's several times over the last 3-4 years and have always enjoyed their food and service. On this occasion, a Saturday night my family and I were very disappointed with the whole experience, from start to finish. On arrival the waitress took our drinks order, - 4 cokes and a bottle of prosecco. When she returned she informed us that there were no bottles of prosecco left as a large party had just ordered the last 5 bottles. She offered us an alternative bottle of Cava instead. (Which wasn't the best tasting wine) I can't believe a busy restaurant only has 5 bottles of Prosecco in stock on a busy Saturday night. We then placed our order for starters and main course. The starters arrived fairly promptly, but then after waiting one hour we asked our waitress when our mains were likely to arrive. She apologised and said it was because of a large party in that night. Eventually our mains arrived. Every one noted that the meat was hot and spicy (when it shouldn't have been) It was also extremely salty. The meal overall was a disappointment. Although the waitress took 10% off the total bill for the fact we waited an hour for overpriced food, it still did not make up for the fact the food was below average. We will not be returning in a hurry.
by Miles family on 03 Dec 2018
Had my husbands birthday meal at Bodeans and it was so good . 13 people came and everybody got superb service and delicious hot food .