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Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials Café

32-34 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HA

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:30.

Superb, good value and excellent service

Ivan 18 September 2018
from London, UK

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With chic European café style and a buzzing bohemian ambience, Balans Soho Society Seven Dials Café serves up an eclectic all-day menu of gourmet international dishes, popular brunches, and all kinds of signature cocktails.

Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morale boosting cocktails, the Balans Soho Society menu reflects the restaurant’s libertine outlook. Savour the pulled pork wrap with bourbon-flamed barbecue sauce and triple-cooked chips, Cornish crab linguine with chilli, or the Infamous Balans Burger, packed with Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle and red onion. Brunches here are hugely popular, with classic recipes like eggs Benedict sitting alongside more contemporary options, like Cornish crab with pink grapefruit, squid ink crackers, avocado purée, and wood sorrel.

The plush interior at Balans Soho Society in Covent Garden provides the perfect spot to sample something indulgent from the eclectic cocktail list. Alongside the fine wine selection at the bar, there are a great selection of wonderfully inventive signature cocktails.

A stylish, bustling eatery in one of London's most vibrant areas, Balans Soho Society Seven Dials Café is a 3-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station.

Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials Café

32-34 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HA

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4.5 (((() (based on 82 reviews)
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  • dinner (50)
  • lunch (41)
  • breakfast (38)
  • trendy (33)
  • value (22)
  • child friendly (8)
  • business (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • afternoon tea (3)
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  • (((** 11 December 2018 by Anne from London, Greater London

    The atmosphere at Balans was definitely lovely. However, we found the service quite slow (drink and food order came late). Our server was very nice but got both our orders wrong (she corrected it though), and I had to pick up my milk at the bar myself after asking for it three times. Nevertheless, nice place to have breakfast/brunch.

  • ((((* 6 November 2018 by Jo from Leeds

    Good food friendly staff

  • ((((( 6 October 2018 by anonymous from London

    Our visit for breakfast was excellent. Great service, friendly and attentive. Nice variety of menu choices. The kedgeree, eggs Benedict with spinach, and the pancakes we ordered were all prepared and served beautifully and tasted great. Nice decor. Seating area was bright and comfortable. Nice choice of music played at a pleasant volume allowing conversation.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Ivan from London, UK

    Superb, good value and excellent service

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by Jennifer from Douglas

    Lovely place, very central ie right next to the bar we were drinking in. Lovely light and airy café, very minimal decor. Small menu but the food was amazing. Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable for such a central and popular touristy area. My only gripe was that the wine we wanted wasn't available but the staff did let us taste an alternative

  • ((((( 8 August 2018 by Shaz from Rochford

    I booked brunch here for my boyfriends birthday. It was a great choice. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food, we had the high society eggs benedict, was delicious.

  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Fergus from London

    Loved it. Very chilled, fantastic service, good food and wine

  • ((*** 27 June 2018 by SilviaM from London

    We went for a late brunch on a Sunday, the place was rather empty, still we waited for a long time for our food. My friend asked for pancakes with banana and berries and was told there will be a surcharge as the menu included only one option (banana OR berries). She said it’s fine. When the food came, we counted 4-5 thin slices of banana and 3 berries. Not to be petty, but charging £2 for 3 berries seems a bit steep, even if it’s Covent Garden. When we asked for the bill, again, we waited for a long time, even though at that time, there seemed to be 2 tables occupied.
    Won’t be coming back very soon to be honest.

  • ((((( 23 June 2018 by Anthony from London

    The service we received was exceptional from all members of the team. From the greeting to the quality of food and drink we were treated with the utmost care and genuine hospitality. This was a birthday celebration and we enjoyed wonderful meals from the new Summer Menu which we would highly recommend!

  • ((*** 13 June 2018 by Rocio from London

    Restaurant was half empty but food took a long time to get to the table. We had lunch because brunch is only available on weekends.
    I ordered the hamburger and when I opened it the bacon and cheese was missing... of course the waitress said sorry and the problem was solved, but you get an idea of how the kitchen works.
    Expensive cocktails.

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