Harrison's

15-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX

020 8675 6900

Welcome to Harrison's Restaurant and Bar. Located on Bedford Hill in Balham, South London, Harrison’s has established itself as a neighbourhood favourite amongst locals.

Our 90-seat restaurant welcomes everyone from those looking for a quick breakfast/brunch to a long lazy lunch, to families and the cocktail drinking crowd. Co-owned by Sam Harrison, Rick Stein and Rebecca Mascarenhas, the menus at Harrison's feature classic British recipes with an international twist.

Downstairs at Harrison's is home to one of the best cocktail bars in Balham and offers a fantastic selection of cocktails, drinks and bar food.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTIES AT HARRISON'S

 

OPENING HOURS

Breakfast
Daily: 9am-12pm

Brunch/Lunch
Daily: 12pm - 4pm
Roasts available on Sunday Lunches

Dinner
Mon - Sat: 6pm - 10.30pm
Sun: 6pm - 10pm

Downstairs Bar
Wed - Sat: 6pm - late

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About Us

Harrison's opened in October 2007 and is located on Bedford Hill in Balham, South London. An all-day every day, informal neighbourhood 90-seat brasserie with a Downstairs cocktail bar, Harrison's is spearheaded by co-owner Sam Harrison, who previously worked with Rick Stein in Padstow and in Sydney for two years.

Sam cites his experience with Rick as seminal to his independent venture, and, indeed, the feeling is mutual since Rick is an investor in both Harrison's and sister restaurant, Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick, acting in a 'godfatherly' way to help Sam through the complicated process of owning restaurants in London.

"It’s been a great pleasure to be involved with Harrison's for the last five years. Right from the start I’ve felt that a very local restaurant in somewhere like Balham, with good prices, contemporary cooking and an easy atmosphere was just what everyone living in London wanted. And so it has proved to be as they have a loyal local following. It’s been a delight working with Sam and his staff over the years . I am excited by what Sam and Ian have planned for the menu at Harrison's. I know that Sam has taken what he has learned from his time at Sam's Brasserie and also influences from Sydney and New York. Exciting times ahead for Balham.” commented Rick Stein.

Harrison's is open daily from 9am until late. The full address is:

Harrison's, 15-19 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9EX.

For information and reservations please call 020 8675 6900 or email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk

 

Sustainability

 

We take sustainability very seriously at both our restaurants and are proud to be members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Sustainability is about us managing not only the financial but also the social and environmental impact of our business. We believe that by restaurants improving their sustainability, together we can make a huge difference on issues such as climate change, animal welfare and food waste.

In April 2013, the Sustainable Restaurant Association audited our business and awarded Harrison's and our sister restaurant, Sam's Brasserie, the top Three Star Sustainability Champion award.

We are overjoyed that the work we do in the community, as well as our strong ethos on sourcing, were particularly commended and are absolutely thrilled to receive such high accolade.

Click here to read the SRA's press release on our Three Stars

If you'd like more information on our audit and our work with the Sustainable Restaurant Association please email fiona@samsbrasserie.co.uk 

Food Menus

Breakfast - View PDF 

Brunch/Lunch - View PDF

Dinner - View PDF

Desserts - View PDF

Upstairs Bar - View PDF 

Christmas Menu - View PDF 

Christmas Canapes & Bowl Food (available for Private Dining & private hire Downstairs) - View PDF

New Year's Eve - View PDF

Thanksgiving - View PDF

Wine & Cocktails

Each wine on our extensive 80 bin wine list has been hand picked by Sam and showcases not only great value wines but also some of the best value top-end wine and Champagne in London. 

Wine List - View PDF

Upstairs Bar Cocktail & Drinks Menu - View PDF

Downstairs Cocktail & Drinks Menu - View PDF

Downstairs at Harrison's

Open Wednesday - Saturday from 6pm.

Downstairs at Harrison’s is a candlelit cocktail bar with intimate booth seating and a specially designed bar. The design is heavily influenced by Sam’s favourite New York bars and evokes a luxurious feel of times gone by. The bespoke furniture compliments the dark wood with its brass-edged stools, tables and soft black leather seats. There is full table service or sitting at the bar with a no-standing policy.

Downstairs at Harrison's menu - View PDF

 


 

Private & Group Bookings

Sunday - Thursday Downstairs can be booked for private events or for larger group bookings. For more information please speak to Beata, Andrew or Mat on 020 8675 6900 or email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk

 

Private Dining

Our Private Dining Room is an ideal space for up to 14 people seated and 25 people standing so is perfect for drinks parties, birthday celebrations, events and much more. Our Private Dining Room can be booked at any time 7 days-a-week and has a minimum spend of :

£400 for lunch or daytime bookings
£500 for dinner or evening bookings

(The minimum spend can be made up on food, drink and also a discretional 12.5% service charge)

The menu changes on a daily basis depending on seasonality and availability of ingredients so always features an interesting choice of dishes for you to choose from and the wine list offers an extensive choice of wines which can be pre-ordered in advance.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTIES IN OUR PRIVATE DINING ROOM

Both our Christmas menu and Christmas Canape & Bowl Food menu are available in our Private Dining Room during December. 

Christmas Menu - for parties dining at lunch or dinner

Christmas Canape & Bowl Food - for standing/ drinks parties 

 

To book or for more information please contact one of the team on 020 8675 6900 or email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk 

Offers


 

MUSSEL MONDAYS

 

Come flex your mussels (the mollusc kind, not the Schwarzenegger kind!) every Monday night throughout October as we're offering a big steaming bowl of mussels with a glass of wine or bottled beer for just £15. If you fancy something sweet to finish, you can enjoy dessert for £5. 

 

Sample Menu

 

Mussels, White Wine & Cream or Mussels, Black Bean, Ginger & Chilli

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Fries or House Salad

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Glass of Picpoul de Pinet or Bottle of Kirin Ichiban*

 

£15.00

 

A dessert to finish - £5.00


To book call us on 020 8675 6900 or BOOK ONLINE

 

*Glass of wine or bottled beer may be substituted for a soft drink. Mussels subject to change. Offer available on Monday nights throughout October and November and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. 
 

 


MONDAY NIGHT BYO

 

When dining from the a la carte menu, you can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal - free of charge!

Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, set menu or discount. 

 


 

£5 COCKTAILS - ALL NIGHT SUNDAY TO TUESDAY

Enjoy one of our delicious selected cocktails for just £5 - available all night Sunday to Tuesday from 5pm in our upstairs bar. 

 


 

DOWNSTAIRS OFFERS...

 

£5 COCKTAILS WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

Downstairs at Harrison's is now open Wednesday - Saturday from 6pm! Come and try our new cocktails, beers, drinks and nibbles and take advantage of selected cocktails for just £5 all night Wednesday and Thursday.

Offer available Downstairs only until the end of November 2014.

 

BURGER & BEER

Enjoy Harrison's Cheesburger, Fries and House Sauce with a can of Dogfish DNA New World IPA for £15 Downstairs Wednesday - Saturday.

Offer available Downstairs only until the end of November 2014.

 

Events


 

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT HARRISON'S

For an enjoyable, stress free festive celebration, let us welcome you and your guests for a Christmas treat you won’t forget. Whether you're wanting to book your annual get-together or wanting somewhere to celebrate with a few friends, we hope to welcome you at Harrison's.

View our Christmas menu

Looking for private dining for up to 14 people or a drinks and canapes/ bowl food party for up to 25 people?Please enquire about our Private Dining Room

View our Christmas Canapes & Bowl Food Menu 

To book call us on 020 8675 6900 or email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk

 


 

BOBO'S JUICERY POP-UP

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November

10am - 2pm

 

We are very excited to being doing a pop-up with Bobo's Juicery. All their ingredients are either grown at their gardens in Somerset or by selected sustainable UK farmers and picked by hand, ready to press. 

After picking, the produce is taken straight to the cold press. They use the best juicing machine available - the Norwalk 280 juicer. The only juice machine, as far as they are aware that has been approved by the Gerson Institue in the US. No hot blades are used to kill the enzymes in the juice only a hydraulic press to squeeze all the fabulous nutrients out of your fresh ingredients.

Do come down over both weekends and grab a juice to drink in or take away!

www.bobosjuicery.com

 


 

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th November 2014

Join us for dinner over Thanksgiving weekend as we'll be offering American favourites such as pumpkin soup, Nashville hot wings and of course, roast turkey with all the trimmings. We'll also have special Thanksgiving cocktails for you to try too!

Click here to see our Thanksgiving menu

To book please call the restaurant on 020 8675 6900 or BOOK ONLINE


Thanksgiving dishes available at dinner Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014.

 


 

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT HARRISON'S

Wednesday 31st December

 

Join us this New Year's Eve for what will be a fantastic night of dinner and dancing. Enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés on arrival followed by a special three course dinner for £80 per person.

After dinner, we'll have a DJ and disco in the bar taking you dancing into the early hours.

Click here to see our New Year's Eve menu

To book call us on 020 8675 6900 or email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk

 

Restaurant Tour


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Sam - Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My passion for the restaurant industry started at the age of 16 when I started waitering for friends catering firms. After I finished school I decided to further my interest in hospitality and completed a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Oxford Brookes University.

After working at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Cornwall for four years, I moved to Australia and worked with some internationally renowned chefs as well as work on some fantastic new openings. I then returned to London and with the help of Rick and my fellow directors I opened Sam's, Harrison's sister restaurant, in 2005. My staff are an integral part of the business, without them my restaurants wouldn’t be what they are today.

 


 

FRONT OF HOUSE


 

 

Beata - General Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having worked for me as Assistant Manager at Harrison's sister restaurant, Sam's Brasserie, Beata is our latest exciting addition to the team. Beata has previously worked in one of my favourite restaurants in London, E&0 in Notting Hill. As soon as I met Beata I knew she was just the sort of person I want working with us at Harrison's - a truly natural front of house person who will strive every day to help make our guest experience the best possible. That's why I knew she was just the person to lead the team at Harrison's.

 


 

Andrew - Assistant Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew has a huge passion for customer service, but is also our creative ideas man! Andrew is always looking for ways of changing and improving our offering and therefore improving the customer experience.

 


 

Mathieu - Assistant Manager

Mat is the latest member of the team at Harrison's and I am very excited he has joined us. As I soon as I met Mat I knew he shared the same passion as we do for always putting the customer first and striving every day to deliver the best possible customer service. 

 


 

KITCHEN


 

Mark - Head Chef

Having done such an amazing job at my other restaurant, Sam's, Mark has now also taken over the reins of Harrison’s kitchen. Mark started as a chef aged 17 working with Marcus Waring at Petrus and then went on to work at Hartwell House, Salt Yard and then Jamie Oliver's Fifteen for 5 years. With such a wealth of experience, I’m certain there are exciting times ahead at Harrison’s!

 


 

Tarik - Sous Chef

Tarik is one of the most impressive chefs I have ever had the pleasure to work with. It is the nature of Harrison's walk in trade that we can get slammed with customers very quickly but nothing fazes Tarik and he keeps the team focused on the job in hand.... making customers happy with great food.

 


 

Patryk - Sous Chef

 

Patryk has been a key member of the team since the first day he joined us. He has a very natural flair in the kitchen and is very passionate about the food he serves.
 

Careers

Due to company expansion, we have continual career development opportunities for dedicated and professional individuals who would like to join our team.

Our staff are very important to us and finding the right people is key to our ongoing success. If you would like to join a young, energetic and vibrant company then we would like to hear from you.

We are always looking for staff with the right personality and attitude. Some of our best staff started with us with zero restaurant experience, but with the desire to learn and develop. Most importantly they believe in what we do and in true “hospitality”.

If you are interested in a Front of House or Kitchen position please email your CV to beata@harrisonsbalham.co.uk 

 

 

FIND US

Harrison's
15-19 Bedford Hill
Balham
London SW12 9EX
T - 020 8675 6900

For bookings or general enquiries please email info@harrisonsbalham.co.uk

 

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