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 V. Gray on 15 Oct 2018
This was not my first visit to Bodean's but on Sunday I took a friend as she'd never been before. The staff are always friendly and helpful without being pushy and the food is sublime. For lunch or dinner, Bodean's fits the bill.
by Sarah on 14 Oct 2018
Great venue for an early evening kids meal - the menu has variety and is great value. Waitress was particularly tuned into what makes a meal go smoothly for families - quick service, extra plates/spoons etc, accommodating of variations to the standard offering.
by DJ on 08 Oct 2018
Really great food (quality, quantity, taste) service was a little slow but the food definitely made up for it. From a marketing perspective id recommend having an automated email to remind people of their booking the day before to encourage them to turn up
by GeminiDee on 07 Oct 2018
Enjoy coming here, like the vibe and food good. If wanting quiet conversation you won't get it here; not on a Saturday night at least!
by Elf on 06 Oct 2018
Fun Friday night to celebrate birthday. Took extra care over an allergy I have.