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Balans - Kensington

187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 (0)20 7376 0115
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Ranked #1,639 of 17,541 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $69
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

found this restaurant on the Internet as we were travelling up to town- wanted somewhere casual to eat before a show! Menu looked great- pulled up outside and to be honest if I was walking past I probably would not have gone in there only as it looked more cafe/ bistro from the front but I have to say the... More

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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157 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Staying in a local hotel and in need of a good breakfast I found Balans, a smart place on the main High St. Service was very good, staff very pleasant and the food matched the appearance. I opted for a full English breakfast with a pot of tea. The food was served piping hot. The sausage was very tasty and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were really disappointed with our meal. The food was really average and uninspiring. One dish was burnt. No atmosphere. Would not go back

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had a reservation for two at 22.45 on Sunday 21st September 2014. As we entered the restaurant a hostile waiter ‘welcomed' us by informing us that we couldn't sit in the back restaurant. I pleasantly ‘welcomed’ him with a "good evening I do have a reservation…" The waiter informed us that he needed to clean the back restaurant area.... 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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 69
Cuisine: French

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