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 Margaret Armstrong on 16 Apr 2018
Lovely restaurant and very friendly staff, food was lovely and
by David Dorans on 16 Apr 2018
Had a lovely birthday dinner for my wife - 4 teenage children and 4 adults. The staff were terrific, food was good and portions generous. Highly recommended.
by Debra on 15 Apr 2018
Liked the style, reminded me of USA dining. My husband and I shared the Boss hog platter. Found this to be far too much for two people and did not like the presentation all piled on top of each other on a small board. All the cuts tasted the same flavour ie chicken thigh was same as Jacobs ladder, however the chicken was ever so soft. I would try again but perhaps now I know potion sizing would select something different - but we wanted to try all the different types ! One other minor thing the food could have been much hotter, it was like warm, and the plates were tiny to east from ! Enough said now
by Connie Foster on 14 Apr 2018
Only fault i have is that the share platter goes cold after 20 mins. We had a lovely meal the waiter was polite and gave us complimentary nachos. We got served very quickly and the food was served at perfect timing. Will definitely be visiting again.
by Mandy Worling on 14 Apr 2018
We come to Bodean’s all the time. The manager is lovely. He takes care of us and goes out of his way to make us feel special. The service is fab and the staff are attentive. The food is to die for, but we encountered the usual issue.... warm wine🙄. Again the rose wine was warm and we had to add lots of ice. It was such a shame , but we didn’t let spoil our evening . Other than that , it was great, but maybe try to stock the wine so that it is cold in future?? We always enjoy ourselves at Bodean’s. What a fun place!!! 🤗🤗