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Balans Soho Society - Soho

60- 62 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UG

(((() British
Average
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Thursday : 07:30 - 05:00
Friday & Saturday : 07:30 - 06:00
Sunday : 07:30 - 02:00

The food was delicious, and we enjoyed the back, semi-private table - especially for hearing our conversation. Service was very fine. I was a bit disappointed that the only single malt on hand was Balvenie. There has much more of a selection previously - including Laguvulin and Talisker.

Michael 19 May 2017
from London

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With a bustling, bohemian ambience and indulgent menu, Balans Soho Society is a buzzing spot for cocktails, burgers, seafood and steaks. Open 24 hours, it attracts people from all across London with its generous portions and energetic buzz.

The Balans Soho Society menu covers everything from breakfast to supper and beyond. In the mornings there are signature full English breakfasts, fluffy pancakes, eggs any way, and Bloody Marys. Later in the day, diners can choose the popular Balans burger, a range of succulent steaks, as well as skillet-roasted chicken, hand-picked Cornish crab linguine, and small bites like ham hock croquettes.

Indulgent desserts at Balans Soho Society in London include warm doughnuts with cinnamon apple compote and whipped cream, rhubarb meringue pie, and a selection of dessert wines, ports and cognacs to accompany. The stylish bar mixes up premium cocktails, ranging from classics to signature specials, and there is a full wine list and selection of beers too.

A Soho hotspot that offers gourmet dining into the early hours, Balans restaurant is 6 minutes' walk from Leicester Square Tube Station.

Balans Soho Society - Soho

60- 62 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UG

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Customer reviews for Balans Soho Society - Soho

4.5 (((() (based on 351 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • breakfast (140)
  • value (91)
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  • large parties (77)
  • private dining (57)
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  • al fresco (15)
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  • child friendly (5)
  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Daniel Nicol from London

    Great selection of food and drinks, our server was very helpful and took time to explain drinks and dishes with us.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Michael from London

    The food was delicious, and we enjoyed the back, semi-private table - especially for hearing our conversation. Service was very fine. I was a bit disappointed that the only single malt on hand was Balvenie. There has much more of a selection previously - including Laguvulin and Talisker.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Steve Doggett from London

    Very friendly staff, great service and delicious food. I hadn't been for a while and the place has been renovated, but it's just as friendly as it's ever been.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Alan Martin from London

    Brilliant food, brilliant service, brilliant ambience

  • ((((* 15 May 2017 by Jennifer Riach from London

    Excellent food and brilliant service

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Raffa from London

    Great food and lovely atmosphere!

  • (((** 14 May 2017 by Stephen Gray from London

    Very good experience, great staff, good service and nice food.

  • ((((* 12 May 2017 by Joe Orr from London

    The food was flawless, starter and main were delicious; we were too full for dessert!. The service was very friendly, but not overly so and suffocating like in some restaurants I've been to. The orders were brought quickly and efficiently. We had ordered a side dish which was forgotten, but the main was filling enough without it. There is a chance we were accidentally charged for the side dish, my partner has the receipt. My only complaint was I regretted choosing to eat in the rear of the restaurant, This room was very stuffy with no windows and no obvious ventilation I could see. It was a fairly warm May evening. I asked if the heat could be lowered in any way, but the stuffiness did not go. The lighting was a bit bright which added to the overheated feeling. On leaving the restaurant I was struck with the difference in temperature between the front of the restaurant - which was nicely cool - and the poorly ventilated rear section. If I return - and that's very likely as the food was so good - I will definitely choose a table at the front of the restaurant. And one further niggle; I hated the background music which I found inappropriate. 'Gold Digger' by Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, gangsta rap and so on. Music that would be great for a club, say XXL, but felt wrong in a restaurant when I was trying to have a romantic dinner with my partner. I'm very sensitive to background music! But overall we had a lovely hour at the restaurant and will come again.

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Georgina Falconer from Winchester

    The service was fabulous, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.

  • ((((( 4 May 2017 by SJJ from Winchester

    Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Everything about this place is superb. The location, the menu and the staff are all second to none. Balans offer a great dining experience within a welcoming atmosphere at a very reasonable price. Whenever we're in London this is where we go for lunch.

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