We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balans Earls Court - CLOSED

239 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9HP, England (Earls Court)
02082448838
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: American, British, Brasserie
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Earls Court
Transit: Tube - Earls Court; Bus - 14, 74, 148, 328, C1, C3
Description: Located at 239 Old Brompton Street, Balans is open from 7.30am until midnight Monday to Friday and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays it stays open till 1am. The comfortable dining room and conservatory offer 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 Earls Court is the perfect place for a great dining experience.

94 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
    35
    43
    8
    3
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

So shocked to see this Balans has closed! Used to come here a lot for breakfast, lunch and occasionally cocktails and loved it! I've visited the Westfield branch and the Kensington one and they just don't compare... Not only was this one local but so much quieter and more laid back than the rest... Also the cocktails were way better... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

wonderful place to have breakfast late on Sunday, when weather good, sit outside. Good place to go if you are hungry and can't be bothered to cook. not somewhere to go for an experience, unless breakfast!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Balans was my partner's "kitchen" for more than 10 years, and 3 years for me. The staff was excellent and super friendly,always smiley and had time to chat. The food was really good and tasty. Our favorite was the Brunch, get friends together there and have the best Bloody Mary ever. Now it is all gone to give place to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Souderton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Balan's restaurant was recommended to us by the staff at the front desk of the Nadler Kensington. My daughter has Celiac disease and we needed a restaurant that would accommodate her gluten free diet. Balan's was willing to adapt their menu for her. Even so, the dishes were outstanding and I had the best turkey dinner in my 78 years.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is the best brunch in town. Been here a number of times and had fry-ups, pancakes and even eggs Benedict... and I have to say all the food is top notch!! Price is reasonable (for the area) but quality is the best. You will not get a better brunch in London.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants in London and well worth the recommendation! We got there a little early for dinner for the half off drink specials which was definitely worth trying out! We had several drinks, by recommendation of a great staff, and all were wonderful! We also enjoyed a fresh, hot and well prepared meal finishing off with dessert... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergen, Norway
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Nothing less than an excellent breakfast! So good actually that we went two days in a row. Go for the Balans Jumbo breakfast, very good value at 9.95 sterling with fresh orange juice. Attentive and welcoming staff!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Doha, Qatar
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great breakfast place! Friendly staff and good vibe! Love when the place is busy and full of people but still everything is just working! Good arrived quick and the quality was excellent! Recommend the crispy bacon over the English bacon if your not used to it! Just ask :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Parksville, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I went there for dinner and found it hard to believe the indifference to the customer. We waited 20 minutes while the waiter arranged tables in another room. There were 4 customers and all had already been served, so why did we wait to order a drink, let alone dinner? We finally got our drinks and my beer was warm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Balans Earl's Court is a lovely neighborhood eatery that serves simple but delicious fare. I liked it so much the first time that I made a second visit during my stay in the area. I really loved the smoked salmon omelet that came with a side of well seasoned cubed potatoes. The staff here is also very friendly and unfailingly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Balans Earls Court also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Balans Earls Court, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing