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Balans Earls Court - CLOSED

239 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9HP, England
+44 20 8244 8838
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 23, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, British
$$ - $$$
239 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9HP, England
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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Jodie1237
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!

Thank K M
Reviewed January 30, 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...More

Thank Gabe24
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,...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank mrees007
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...More

Thank Marlee W
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!

1  Thank ThomasBergen
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

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...More

Thank Acamstory
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...More

Thank normpimm
Reviewed November 2, 2013

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...More

Thank theflyinggazelle
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$16 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9HP, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube - Earls Court; Bus - 14, 74, 148, 328, C1, C3
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8244 8838
  • E-mail
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.
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