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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

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#1,196 of 18,780 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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"
PaintedNails
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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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About
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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
British, European, Asian
FEATURES
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, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

service was good and decor nice enough. the waiter didnt really know about the wine but immediately sent over someone who did and he was happy to let us try before ordering. I cant fault the service - friendly without being intrusive where this place...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank blatantlykate
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food had the crab linguine friend had the curry both lovely great drinks too very good service. Manager darkho and staff fantastic. User to be a regular and will be again now. Done ex owner prady proud in his memory.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to go for a meal in the area and emailed the restaurant 3 weeks beforehand. They replied saying they will require a £150 holding deposit which will be refunded when you turn up. If you didn't turn up, you would lose it. Fair enough,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting restaurant. I could not work out what the theme of the decor was, or if the food was a particular cuisine. I was with a friend and we tried some of the small plates, in fact I would like to visit...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank marymary27
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Called in on Saturday evening really due to the bad weather Had an enjoyable dinner with nice drinks and we received attentive and friendly service

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank paulcB2212YB
Reviewed February 9, 2019 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 SammyBeaumo
Reviewed January 24, 2019 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 January 20, 2019

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 January 16, 2019

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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