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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 20 7376 0115
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff, service and food was excellent. However, it was totally ruined by the placement of a life like "pickled baby in a jar" placed on the main counter as part of, I came to understand , the recent "refurbishment". What on earth are the...More

Thank edwardgounie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my third visit to Balan's over 6 months. It has been the same menu. No specials on the menu... would like to see some new items on the menu... The service is also very slow, staff just keep chatting amongst themselves and we...More

Thank kerpsi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morning after job, went here before the Design Museum. Great quirky place, lovely staff, super food, excellent service, wonderful coffee, spicy bloody Marys and freshly squeezed orange juice. Bang on! We ordered two full English which were very well cooked, quality ingredients (sausage, bacon, egg...More

Thank stevieblunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had one dinner here and three breakfasts. especially the breakfast is excellent, service is swift and friendly. prices are as to be expected in London.

1  Thank ExploringScientist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and amazing food with large portions, but the desert is a must have.

Thank Celestine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in London to see a show and happened to walk past this great little place. The staff were amazing and we were quickly shown to a seat after being offered a choice of two or three places to sit. We wanted a light...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Eggs Benedict are quite perfectly done with a wonderfully runny yolk. We also enjoyed the avocado bruschetta and the muesli. Service was was warm and prompt. Only disappointment was the cafe latte which seemed to have ttoo much milk and too little espresso. Recommended.

Thank nsl115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous scallops and a wide ranging menu suiting all palates. Great lunch cocktails too. Highly recommended.

Thank mary10018
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Cool place to have a real English breakfast. The sausages were particularly tasty; Ideal if you are a group.

Thank Dominique G
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Balans on spec and loved every second. Great food, great music, really nice atmosphere and all at a reasonable price. If your near, id highly recommend it.

1  Thank podd37
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube - Kensington High Street Buses - 49, 27, 9, 10, 328, 28, C1
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7376 0115
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Balans Soho Society brings its bohemian spirit to Kensington High Street, creating a cafe, restaurant, bar and member's establishment where normal rules don't apply. Reflecting the eccentric ethos of Soho, Balans Soho Society Kensington is a refuge for bon vivants, dreamers and anyone who embraces the indulgent side of life. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morale boosting cocktails, the 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. The quirky interior at Balans Soho Society Kensington provides the perfect spot to sample the eclectic cocktail list. Balans Soho Society at Kensington offers a welcoming sanctuary from the busy High Street where you can escape the hectic shopping pace and indulge in a relaxed environment.
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