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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

) #695 of 18,119 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 20 7376 0115
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the infamous burger, a side salad and a local beer. The burger was great and tasty and came with fries. The fries were rather thick chunks, and therefore not crisp. The side salad was great, different types of green with a light lemon taste....More

Thank stevensen181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us needed an early dinner before going to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and we decided to start off with cocktails before sampling the food. We all had a Pisco Sour which was a lovely start and then went onto...More

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into Balans for breakfast the other morning while walking down Kensington High Street. Full English cooked breakfast was good, as was the coffee. Coffee was extra, which surprised me a bit as normally it would be included in the the price of a breakfast...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab brunch here. Great choice of dishes and good coffee and juice. Nice atmosphere and good service. Have eaten at the soho branch too and the lunch and cocktail menu was excellent so worth a visit

Thank Geordieshorerules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we had a pleasant evening. The food was nice, the guys had burgers which looked very good and seemed to hit the mark! The food was reasonable priced and for two courses plus wine we each paid £33. Restaurant environment was nice and the...More

Thank Catherine885
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner at Balans Soho Society Kensington. Top service and nice atmosphere. Cosy interior. The Food was delicious, my wife loved the roasted chicken and I had a yummy chicken curry. The restaurant is perfectly located in Kensington High St. Near shopping, hotels and walking...More

Thank JohnFromNorway
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Been there a couple of times now and the experience has been the same. Food is OK but nothing special. Service is mediocre. A few mistakes made with our order both times and non attentive staff who don't seem to be bothered. Won't be going...More

Thank Ped F
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something a bit more eastern but found this place. It's not cheap but it is good. The menu is short but covers most tastes.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

There are so many big name restaurants around, it was good to find one we had not heard of before. There's a good ambiance in what is a relaxed setting. Pleasant staff and very good quality food for a moderate price. Definitely recommended!

Thank Ralph T
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was a great place to eat lunch after a busy morning shopping on the High Street. The service was very good and the food was served promptly. I would go there again.

Thank JOGLEWalker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube - Kensington High Street Buses - 49, 27, 9, 10, 328, 28, C1
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7376 0115
  • E-mail
Balans Soho Society brings its bohemian spirit to Kensington High Street, creating a cafe, restaurant, bar and member's establishment where normal rules don't apply. Reflecting the eccentric ethos of Soho, Balans Soho Society Kensington is a refuge for bon vivants, dreamers and anyone who embraces the indulgent side of life.
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morale boosting cocktails, the menu reflects the restaurant's libertine outlook. Savour the pulled pork wrap with bourbon-flamed barbecue sauce and triple-cooked chips, Cornish crab linguine with chilli, or the Infamous Balans Burger, packed with Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle and red onion.
The quirky interior at Balans Soho Society Kensington provides the perfect spot to sample the eclectic cocktail list. Balans Soho Society at Kensington offers a welcoming sanctuary from the busy High Street where you can escape the hectic shopping pace and indulge in a relaxed environment.
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