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Balans - Kensington

187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 (0)20 7376 0115
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Ranked #1,930 of 18,149 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $69
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Tube - Kensington High Street Buses - 49, 27, 9, 10, 328, 28, C1
Description: Located at 187 Kensington High Street, Balans is open all day from 8am until midnight 7 days a week. The comfortable and relaxed dining room offers the perfect location to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Balans offers a seasonal menu as well as changing daily specials using the best and freshest ingredients available. Breakfast specialities include eggs Benedict, blueberry pancakes as well as a traditional English breakfast. House specialities are steaks, seafood, the famous Balans burger as well as truly tempting desserts. With a varied modern brasserie style menu Balans really hits the spot. Balans also offers an extensive wine menu and a cocktail bar serving a wide range of delicious drinks, including martinis, mojitos and frozen daiquiris. Famous for a warm welcome and friendly service, Balans High Street Kensington is the perfect place for a great dining experience.
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  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Six of us had breakfast, food and coffee were fantastic with enough variety for everybody. Staff were very attentive. Food is reasonably priced, definitely visit again. Toilets are down steep stairs making it difficult for older people in the party.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Popped in here on impulse as it looked cozy and wasn't too busy, we were not disappointed at all. The prices are good (the cocktails are quite expensive but its a nice treat), the food is perfect and the service is #1. Prices: About £3.50 for a bottled beer £7-8 burger and chips £11-16 main course £8.50 cocktails Considering a... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

"The Best Burger I had in London"... Those were my words. My wife raved about the happy hour 2for1 cocktails.Try the "Caramello" to add zest and sparkle back in your wife's eyes after a long day chasing Paddington's Bears. And she thought the waiters were very charming...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Food is okay and atmosphere, but the Male Manager was extremely rude, never going back, which is a shame as I live around the corner.

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uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Popped in here late afternoon one Sunday for a bit to eat after a visit to an exhibition at Olympia. We sat in one of the booth style tables at the back and the service was very attentive with drinks and appetizer orders being taken very quickly. The food was delicious, we opted for the Sunday roast (be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Polite and welcomming staff. Great foods and coffee/tea. We will be visiting again for sure! Best regards A Norwegian couple

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edinburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Heary, well cooked breakfast. Had the big £12 breakfast. Bacon and sausage was high quality and OJ fresh. Will be back - great start to the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stumbled across this place and would go back in a heartbeat, lovely pancakes with fruit and French toast with maple syrup and fruit, lovely service and good prices

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went in on the off chance for Sunday lunch the day of the Royal Parks half marathon. Staff went out of their way to make sure we had a table for four even though the place was heaving. Waiter an absolute charmer who took time to chat and make sure we were happy about what we were ordering even though... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We called in on the off-chance and luckily a table was available. Nice, modern interior. As we were short of time we opted for just a main course (despite an extensive menu) and thank goodness we did because our portions were very large. Taco salad with chicken - very good! Sesame tuna - cooked beautifully and best ever! Thai Red... More 

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Additional Information about Balans - Kensington

Address: 187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7376 0115
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 69
Cuisine: French

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