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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Balans Soho Society - Kensington

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fabulous Location
1. Fabulous Location
"A hidden gem right by High Street Kensington tube station."
Atul M
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2. Lovely Lunches
2. Lovely Lunches
"It was a perfect lunch"
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3. Great Atmosphere
3. Great Atmosphere
"Chilled vibes, plush decor, delectable dishes and excellent service"
Charlotte P
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Well-to-do west London respectability meets Soho’s louche debauchery in the heart of High Street Kensington. At Balans Soho Society there is nothing we take more seriously – the correct temperature of every drink and the warmth of every welcome, aside – than the quality of our food. Using only the freshest, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients from such suppliers of excellence as The Ginger Pig and H. Forman & Son, everything is prepared in-house. Cocktails are all freshly made by skilled mixologists. The wine list is skillfully chosen to carefully complement the eclectic, globally influenced menu. Bohemian, gregarious, sophisticated and perhaps just a touch eccentric - a place to abandon your
$10 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
British, European
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I became sick within 10 minutes of eating here. I asked if the home style potatoes were fresh or frozen? Usually the quickest determinant if they are gluten free. The manager blatantly lied saying they were fresh. Even when they arrived they looked like the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 351sami
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Kensington High Street because the breakfast at my hotel was awful. Upon walking in I was greeted by a very cheerful girl. When I sat down I noticed everyone that worked there seemed quite cheerful and happy. Great atmosphere straight...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feeling the curse of a very busy long weekend this was a much needed oasis with amazing service from Jack who anticipated our needs beyond what’s expected. The food was delicious, in fact the French toast was to die for as was the Bloody Mary...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Samantha_Carl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the staff to be very good, but the food to be very poor. I think my photos might help explain, but the quality of the food was just not satisfactory, particularly for the price. There's lots of other options around here, so I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mkyni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Close by.This was a happy little find. Dined here several times.The food is contemporary. Pasta, burgers, steak but well cooked food. I had the steak burger twice , big and yummy. I also tried the pasta which was good as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Close enough to the Royal Albert Hall, with engaging menu and helpful friendly staff. Ambience lively and warm, on a cold night and the food delicious, tasty and to be relished.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dave Y
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Had a great meal here recently. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Very good value also! Would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank majo56
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Tried just about every place for breakfast and Balans is the best by a mile , excellent Bacon ( seems to escape all the other places ) and great vfm Sadly they don't seem to be on Deliveroo anymore - :( a great loss

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Flappo S
Reviewed December 22, 2018

The haddock, chips and mushy peas was delicious - super crispy batter and moist fish with wedge like chips. A very large piece of fish! The seafood linguine was enjoyed by others in our group. Note that the restaurant doesn't have a children's menu which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tempsh
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in here for a late lunch. Atmosphere and decor of restaurant was very nice, especially the melted candle sculpture. General Manager and service was great. The dishes we tried were excellent. Would highly recommend a visit here

Date of visit: December 2018
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