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“Great Breakfast here”
Review of Balans Earls Court - CLOSED

Balans Earls Court
Price range: $16 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Aiken
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast here”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Didn't go here for any meal except breakfast. Porridge was great as was full English breakfast and we don't even like mushrooms! Very clean and fast, efficient service. Met locals here which added to the fun!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank LStravels0407
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Keep the Balans...”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I had a quick mocha coffee a sunny day at the tables outside! The owner was really helpful and friendly... Perfect for some drinks with friends!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Michaelpapas
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Keene, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in London”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at the Kensington Nadler and staff suggested Balans for breakfast. This was absolutely the best breakfast we had during our 2 week stay in England. Cafe Latte was hot and delicious. Fried eggs perfectly cooked, delicious home fries and sausage. As far as we are concerned, this is the best place to enjoy breakfast if you find you are near a Balans in London

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Candace603
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Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly staff but not the management”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Ignorant, rude and unpleasant management but great waiting staff. Overpriced food and drinks especially teas, coffees and soft drinks considering that service charge is added to your bill.
No atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank sam71000
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Baltimore, MD
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wow - the food was excellent and the staff welcoming”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I dined here alone on my first night in London after arriving from the U.S. I was hungry and the chicken supreme really hit the spot. The chicken was moist and tender with a thin cripsy skin over part of the breast. The food was beautifully presented. The potato and fava bean side was tasty and the peas and chicken jus were as well. I had the coconut ice cream for dessert, which was sweet and creamy. I should have tried one scoop of the salt caramel and one scoop of coconut. Balans had a neighborhood feel as many people knew the wait staff and manager. Patrons at a nearby table were friendly and struck up a conversation with me. You can watch the buses go by for entertainment.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Discerning12
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