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“Gutted!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Balans Earls Court - CLOSED

Balans Earls Court
Price range: $16 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Gutted!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 much quieter and more laid back than the rest... Also the cocktails were way better than the others!

Bring back Balans!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited February 2014
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Thank K M
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“One of the best..Shame it is closed”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 have the best Bloody Mary ever.
Now it is all gone to give place to an irritating estate agent...Like we don't have enough :( Earl's court is changing for bad......Such a shame:(

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Finest restaurant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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, the dishes were outstanding and I had the best turkey dinner in my 78 years.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joan M
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great dinner in Earls Court”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 not get a better brunch in London.

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