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Balans Soho Society - Soho

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

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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

We just love Balans! The food, the staff, the atmosphere, we can not fault it and that’s why we return again and again.

Jodie 05 March 2019
from Essex

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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

Contact +44 2074392183

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Customer reviews for Balans Soho Society - Soho

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93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (145)
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  • (((** 29 March 2019 by Rob from London

    Nice friendly staff. Food and menu average

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by Jodie from Essex

    We just love Balans! The food, the staff, the atmosphere, we can not fault it and that’s why we return again and again.

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by David from Soho

    Excellent duck special

    Excellent sauvignon blanc. But very expensive.

  • ((((( 26 February 2019 by Rob from Birmingham

    Great service - took the time to reassure and inform around the veggie options (I'd mentioned on booking) and also increased the table size.
    Great vibe in the place, busy, but friendly at the same time.

  • ((((( 26 February 2019 by Jacqui from Stanford-Le-Hope

    Can't decide if the food, the waiter or the people watching was the best bit. I'd say maybe all three.

  • ((((( 25 February 2019 by Nick from London

    I love this restaurant in the heart of Soho. I had the lovely Balans burger (again) during a business lunch. It's a relaxed environment where all are welcome. Whether you want to have a bite to eat on your own or are there with friends, the environment works. The staff are confident and friendly and the menu has a good range of options. It's a place where I am always looking forward to my next visit.

  • ((((( 24 February 2019 by Roly from London

    Another great meal. Terrific service (waiter Tony was very personable and attentive) and fab food as always.
    Highly recommended!

  • ((((* 24 February 2019 by Matt from London

    Tasty food, and came to the table with just the right amount of waiting time. Nice to see that they’ve been a little brave with the house wine, and serve a Sangiovese from Italy. Slightly unusual for a house wine but it is one of my favourite grape varieties, so I was well pleased and it was delicious.
    Only criticism about the food, the scallops were quite a small portion for the price, with not much on the plate. Quite disappointing. It could’ve been bigger and looked sad compare to the size of the other starter portions.

    Service was good and efficient, again one criticism, we were asked on a number of occasions if we wanted a second bottle of wine. This I felt was too pushy and constantly trying to upsell is irritating.

  • ((((* 22 February 2019 by Emma from London

    Food and service was great. I needed to change the booking at the last minute, sent an email, no reply, called and called, no reply. They need to be more accessible by phone & email.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Patrick from Brighton

    Great food, wonderful service and friendly welcoming staff.

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