Sun: 07:30 - 02:00
Mon: 07:30 - 05:00
Tues: 07:30 - 05:00
Wed: 07:30 - 05:00
Thurs: 07:30 - 05:00
Fri: 07:30 - 06:00
Sat: 07:30 - 06:00
Nearest StationLeicester Square
020 7439 2183
Living by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best planis no plan and that the pursuit of pleasure is a noble one, Balans Soho Soceity is a late night drinking and all night eating destination. Bringings its bohemian spirit to London, creating a café, restaurant, bar and member’s establishment where normal rules don’t apply. Reflecting the eccentric ethos of Soho, Balans Soho Society is a refuge for bon vivants, dreamers and anyone who embraces the indulgent side of life.Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morale boosting cocktails.
This place is okay. I was very grateful for them being open on a Sunday morning, so I could have a proper meal rather than a pre-packaged toastie from the chains.
The coffee is strong but quite bland. The scrambled eggs were okay, but felt diluted with milk. The atmosphere is quite nice though, and the staff are very friendly. If you are in Soho Monday-Saturday then there are better breakfast places, but this place is worth checking out if other places are closed.
Simple, but the best meal I've had during a brief visit to London.
Best black coffee this trip. Nice flaky croissant. Cheese omelette was okay. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Pleasant and prompt service.
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Stopped here for breakfast based on a local recommendation, the breakfasts were amazing, so good that we popped back for lunch. Again, absolutely spot on. Decent range of choice, whether you're eating or drinking, very attentive staff, generous portions, decent prices and spectacular food. Certainly plan to return if we're back in the area again.
Balans Soho located on Old Compton Street is a local institution renowned for two things. Firstly the food, modern British featuring a wide ranging menu that includes small dishes, large dishes and sides featuring fish, salads, steak, breakfast options and pasta. The food served is truly tasty with the portion sizes slightly larger than normal. The "Eggs in Hell" - 2 eggs poached in a tomato chilli sauce, parmesan and potatoes - and Cornish Crab Linguine, are outstanding. The drinks menu is special as well, featuring classic cocktails and wine as well as home based cocktails including the "Porn Star" which combines vodka, vanilla, passion fruit with a champagne shot.
Secondly, the around the clock 24-hour service. Balans Soho serves alcohol until 3am every day other than Sundays, (when the time is 12.30am). Balans Soho offers standard tables and booths at the front and the back of restaurant providing different options. As expected the crowd will vary depending on the time of the day. Friday and Saturday nights can get busy but early morning is chilled and relaxed.
Having been to Balans Soho three times in the past month for breakfast and lunch I must add a third feature to the previously mentioned food and opening hour. Consistent friendly service. The entire staff from the waiters to the bar staff have a gracious, service oriented attitude, making everybody feel very welcome.
Wasn't too sure an all night eatery would be the highest quality of food at breakfast time but clearly I don't have enough faith in london!!!! The food was SO good I might come back for seconds lol