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Balans Soho Society

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Ariel Way | Unit 1034, Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12 7GA, England (Formerly Balans)
Tube - Shepherd's Bush, Wood Lane; Overground - Shepherd's Bush; Bus - C1, 94, 148, 27, 207, 607, 49, 295, 72
+44 20 8600 3320
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Balans Soho Society brings its bohemian spirit to Westfield, creating a...
Balans Soho Society brings its bohemian spirit to Westfield, creating a cafe, restaurant, bar and member's establishment where normal rules don't apply. Reflecting the eccentric ethos of Soho, Balans Westfield 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 Balans 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 Shepherd's Bush contrasts the covered outdoor terrace which provides the perfect spot to sample the eclectic cocktail list.Balans Soho Society at Westfield offers a welcoming sanctuary from the shopping centre. Shepherd's Bush, Shepherd's Bush Market, and Wood Lane tube stations are all a short walk away.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I enjoy Balans

It's noisy, it's tasty, the service is always brilliant, I always go back to eat in a Balans wether it's in Soho or at Westfiels. Fresh tasty food, good knowledge of Glute free and great prices. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and easy. I hope you will always go back and never be disappointed too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Ray H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It's noisy, it's tasty, the service is always brilliant, I always go back to eat in a Balans wether it's in Soho or at Westfiels. Fresh tasty food, good knowledge of Glute free and great prices. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and easy. I hope you will always go back and never be disappointed too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Only managed to have starters: calamari under cooked and clearly frozen, prawns unfortunately full of eggs ( disgusting!) and served still to be peeled and with only olive oil. Will not be back for food for sure, will only possibly return for the lovely malbec. Staff totally unprepared regarding special dietary requirements. The interiors are very nice but unfortunately anything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My friend and I both chose 'The Infamous Balans Burger' as it sounded very tasty. However to my disappointment it was the exact opposite. Sure, the burger looked good, but it was so dry, and the chips were too salty. The cost of the dish was £12, so the price was at least reasonable. In the beginning the service was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ate here last Friday night, had been shopping for a few hours so need a nice comfy place to sit and eat and came across this restaurant. We got a seat outside as it was a nice evening, lovely large picnic style table and benches with a tall heat lamp in the center of all tables which was a welcome... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had the streak which was ok... a bit overdone.. but tasty. the chips were good.. I special requested lettuce in the salad as I was tired of eating LEAVES all of the time..and the mgr. was accomodating--and it was very very good. In fact, the manager ( femail) was excellent .. and asked if I wanted a newspaper, etc.... More 

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Brighton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One great aspect of this place is that they do brunch all day - to be commended. The fried breakfast was a cut above a greasy spoon - very tasty. Pleasant service, but a couple of things let it down. We ordered pancakes, and the waitress considerately did not bring them over while we ate our main breakfast. However, when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always exceptional service. Great on this instance for a quick business meeting with my lovely team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a place to just relax, staff are amazing, service is great! The menu is amazing! Fresh, organic. A place to just enjoy company.

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Milton Keynes
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was my first visit to Westfield to catch up with friends over from Europe for a long weekend and I googled Balans as a good place to meet - and it was perfect. Lovely varied brunch with lots of choices, great coffee and unobtrusive service - letting us sit and chat for ages. I think it might have been... More 

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London
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59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I think it is quite hard to find brunch dishes in London during the week. Finally I found somewhere with all day eggs and pancakes. I ordered some eggs benedict which were lovely. The hollandaise sauce was fresh and not sickly. I would highly recommend this place for a quick lunch while shopping.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ariel Way | Unit 1034, Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12 7GA, England (Formerly Balans)
  • Public Transportation: Tube - Shepherd's Bush, Wood Lane; Overground - Shepherd's Bush; Bus - C1, 94, 148, 27, 207, 607, 49, 295, 72
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8600 3320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Balans Soho Society brings its bohemian spirit to Westfield, creating a cafe, restaurant, bar and member's establishment where normal rules don't apply. Reflecting the eccentric ethos of Soho, Balans Westfield 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 Balans 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 Shepherd's Bush contrasts the covered outdoor terrace which provides the perfect spot to sample the eclectic cocktail list.Balans Soho Society at Westfield offers a welcoming sanctuary from the shopping centre. Shepherd's Bush, Shepherd's Bush Market, and Wood Lane tube stations are all a short walk away.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?