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 now home to one of the best cocktail bars in Balham and offers a fantastic selection of cocktails, drinks and bar food.


Daily: 9am-12pm

Daily: 12pm - 4pm
Roasts available on Sunday Lunches

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

Downstairs Bar
Tues - 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




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 


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

Downstairs at Harrison’s is a new 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

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 6pm until late



Private Dining

The 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. The 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.

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




Enjoy one of our delicious cocktails for just £5 - available all night Tuesdays and Wednesdays Downstairs.

View our Downstairs at Harrison's menu - View PDF




*All night Sunday and Monday - Starting 6th April*

Receive 50% off selected cocktails, glasses of house wine and bottled beer all evening Sunday and Monday from 5pm and Tuesday to Thursday, 5pm - 7pm.

Offer available in the bars only. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount.




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.



Easter Weekend

Friday 18th - Monday 21st April 2014

This Easter weekend, our  brunch and lunch menus will be available from 9am to 4pm. In the evenings we'll be open as usual for dinner and drinks.

On Easter Sunday, in addition to our normal menus, we will be offering a special Sunday set lunch - two courses for £21.50 and three courses for £25.50.

To make a reservation call us on 020 8675 6900 or BOOK ONLINE



World Cup Wine Tasting and Quiz

Monday 9th June 2014: 7.30pm – 9pm
£25.00 per person

In celebration of the 2014 Brazilian World Cup we will be hosting a World Cup inspired wine and cocktail tasting with a ‘Group D’ quiz. Bringing together the worlds of football and wine, this will be your opportunity to taste wines from the competing countries in England’s group; Uruguay, Italy and of course, England, plus you’ll get to sample a cocktail from Costa Rica. Make sure you swat up on your football, wine and general knowledge as we’ll have prizes for the top teams.

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

If you’d like to have dinner with us either before or after the event, please do let us know so we can book you a table. Our set menu will be available - two courses for £13.50 and three courses for £16.50.

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.


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 - Bar 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. 


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 position please email your CV to beata@harrisonsbalham.co.uk or if in a Kitchen position to greig@harrisonsbalham.co.uk



Experienced Full-Time Cocktail Bar Tenders 


We are looking for sparkling personalities and 'stars of the show' bar staff. Previous bar experience is essential with a good knowledge of cocktails and wines.

Please only apply if you:
* have previous bar experience
* live in Balham or the surrounding areas only
* can work evenings and weekends
* have a valid passport and visa

Please send a covering email and your CV to beata@harrisonsbalham.co.uk




15-19 Bedford Hill
London SW12 9EX
T - 020 8675 6900



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