Welcome to Alter Ega

Eat, drink and be merry at Balham's coolest bar / restaurant

Alter Ega – Balham’s best kept secret

Great Caribbean food, chilled bar and superb party venue in the heart of Balham.

All presided over by local legend Chris Gonga – bon vivant, raconteur and a disturbingly good chef to boot.

But shhhh – don’t tell everyone. Some secrets are better discovered…


Drinks Menu

Drinks Menu

Food Menu

Food Menu


  • "A taste of the Caribbean!"

    We had the shared platter of jerk chicken, samosas and spring rolls followed by curried goat. All was delicious! The gentleman, who ran the restaurant was very friendly and there was a nice Caribbean feel about the place. Very good value for money and an interesting venue. Recommended!

  • "Fantastic and friendly"

    My wife booked Alter Ega for my birthday surprise & I was not disappointed at all. The food was just out of this world, the atmosphere was excellent as well as the service, We would recommend anyone to go visit Alter Ega.

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  • "Proper Jamaican food!"

    This is a rare find in south London. A real Jamaican restaurant, serving traditional Jamaican food. The food is excellent. My partner and I have eaten here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The chef Chris' jerk chicken and pork is wonderful and the oxtail is superb.


Alter Ega Bar & Restaurant
191 Balham High Road
SW12 9BE
Tel: 0208 772 8716
Mob: 07974 823619
Email: info@alterega.co.uk
Note: Closed Monday eves (except private bookings)

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