Balans

Balans

Restaurant, Café, and Cocktail Bar
60-62 Old Compton St, Soho, Greater London, W1D 4UG, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until 5:30 AM, reopens later (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Midnight–5:30 AM
    • 7:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • Midnight–6:00 AM
    • 7:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch.

7.9/10

Based on 311 votes

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Total Visitors
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  • cocktails
  • breakfast food
  • good for a late night
  • martinis
  • pancakes
  • sea bass
  • seafood
  • brunch food
  • burgers
  • people watching
  • steak
  • desserts
  • free Wifi
  • 24-hour
  • daiquiri
  • trendy
  • lively
  • sticky toffee
  • happy hour drinks
  • good for a quick meal
  • Isabella R.

    Best for 4am dinners

    Isabella Rigby · 6 days ago
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  • Simon

    Make sure you get a royalty card!

    Simon · 3 weeks ago
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  • Paul C.

    Trendy place with a great vibe and the menu is excellent.

    Paul Canterbury · March 27
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  • L.

    Too loud and busy

    L. · March 3
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  • Andy H.

    Good place for breakfast. Warm, buzzy but not too loud. Very good food.

    Andy Howell · March 1
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  • Sabrina

    Best pancakes ever.

    Sabrina · February 27
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  • Hasan K.

    Great atmosphere good food

    Hasan Köseoğlu · January 16
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  • Lizzy C.

    You can't go wrong! Try Sea Bass, Balans Burger or Thai Red Curry. Go for Pornstar martinis. Waiting staff are quick & entertaining.

    Lizzy Cook · January 11
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  • Tim E.

    Fab cocktails, friendly staff. Try the steak and eggs!

    Tim Egan · January 4
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  • Louis K.

    Half nightclub half restaurant. Trendy, but complicated. Do NOT get the calamari. But do get the duck spring roles.

    Louis Klieger · January 3
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  • Sarah C.

    Great little restaurant for a midnight meal...! Reasonably priced as well.

    Sarah Cooke · December 29, 2014
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  • Joshua

    Lovely food 👌

    Joshua · November 29, 2014
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  • Gianluigi I.

    Extravaganza

    Gianluigi Innocenzi · November 6, 2014
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  • Ollie M.

    The quesadilla starter is great with pulled pork.

    Ollie Martin · November 2, 2014
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  • Victoria P.

    The Tuna was so Amazing!

    Victoria Patricia · November 1, 2014
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  • WishlistEtc

    All time classic. The place to go for brunch in Soho if you are a big group without a reservation.

    WishlistEtc · October 31, 2014
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  • Riley Y.

    £3 service fee and they treat you like shit. When asked for an actual table the homophobic waitress asked us to leave. DONT GO, NOT GAY FRIENDLY !!! it's SoHo FFS !!!

    Riley York · October 11, 2014
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  • Will R.

    Great bistro menu

    Will Riley · September 23, 2014
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  • Ian C.

    There's a good mix of American and British breakfast food for anyone longing for a hearty breakfast with American-style pancakes.

    Ian C · September 18, 2014
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  • Roberto R.

    De los mejores sitios de Soho para lunch o brunch! Muy recomendable... Eggs Benedict, burgers, english breakfast! Fantástico

    Roberto Requena · August 25, 2014
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  • Béatrice B.

    Daiquiris and pinacolada .. good but very cold!!

    Béatrice Batrin · August 21, 2014
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  • Slynky C.

    "What time do you close? "Christmas?" Great place for a meal after a night out, or early morning hangover cure. A regular spot after a great night out. Highly recommended.

    Slynky Cat · August 15, 2014
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  • Eilin C.

    Really good food and friendly staff! Go here for a special occasion.

    Eilin Chang · August 14, 2014
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  • Vicent B.

    Gin tonics en el Soho.

    Vicent Borja · August 14, 2014
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  • Dav

    Full English at 2am. Epic.

    Dav · August 7, 2014
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  • Oliver S.

    A good place to eat if you need to eat late. Think of it as an elaborate bistro with cocktails and house music.

    Oliver Shreeve · August 6, 2014
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  • Scott J.

    Fun crowd, staff are nice and approachable

    Scott James · August 6, 2014
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  • Emad A.

    24 hours 🍴

    Emad AlShalhoub · August 1, 2014
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  • Jerôme

    Une pensée pour Seb Landron et Gabor

    Jerôme · July 14, 2014
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  • Andrew T.

    Try the sea bass, the sauce was awesome!

    Andrew Tipper · June 25, 2014
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  • Dan M.

    Qassadies amazing

    Dan Mckinen · June 25, 2014
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  • Iunius M.

    The burger was ok, definitely not for £11.95. The fries; average! Service fast, almost rude... There is very fine line between cleve and clever dick. A very average 4/10 like your food & service

    Iunius Mardonius · June 5, 2014
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  • Greg V.

    The best 'Pornstar Martini's' in London

    Greg Vaughan · March 27, 2014
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  • Andrew T.

    If having a cocktail, have a pornstar... It won't disappoint!!

    Andrew Tipper · March 25, 2014
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  • Andrew T.

    The calves liver is sublime! If you fancy something really good I'd really recommend!!

    Andrew Tipper · March 25, 2014
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  • Matthew H.

    Great food on a great night! Join www.GayBarCrawls.com for a friendly tour of London's gay scene!

    Matthew Hepburn · March 15, 2014
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  • Jolene

    Free wifi is now Danny4578

    Jolene · March 15, 2014
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  • Giannis T.

    Disappointing food. Sorry

    Giannis Theo · March 13, 2014
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  • Veronica V.

    I went for breakfast and I had it the best pancakes in town, I ordered fruit pancakes, presentation was gorgeous and taste even better!!! Staf was really nice ♥♥

    Veronica Valls Arias · March 9, 2014
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  • Olga B.

    Delicious food!! Better to order diff staff and share with friends😋🍴yammy!!!

    Olga BeLova · February 24, 2014
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  • Leon W.

    The best brunch in Soho. The staff are so lovely and it's very reasonable. You can also do a bit of twink and bear spotting. On Sundays, yummy mummies take over the place! 🙈

    Leon Ward · February 16, 2014
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  • Dave R.

    The worst Béarnaise you will find anywhere in London - some dreadful low-calorie insipid nonsense...

    Dave R · February 14, 2014
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  • Funda C.

    If you like a spicy Bloody Mary with wasabi!

    Funda Cizgenakad · February 8, 2014
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  • Jay D.

    Uncomfortable seats, crowded but worst of all, the tea was weak and the handles on the tea cups too small to hold properly. A cup of tea! Fundamental! The staff were nice though.

    Jay Dee · December 7, 2013
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  • Robert S.

    Hannah is a fab new waitress! Xx

    Robert Staples · November 3, 2013
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  • Lucy B.

    They kick out really promptly

    Lucy Barks · November 2, 2013
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  • Sara C.

    The new dessert sticky toffee brûlée is absurdly delicious, but a huge portion! Share with a friend when you go, I was on my pen today and couldn't finish it...

    Sara Cluderay · October 27, 2013
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  • Ryan R.

    Food seems to have gone downhill a little lately. The cob salad is essentially a bowl of lettuce. The rib eye steak is probably your best bet. Skip desert.

    Ryan Ross · October 11, 2013
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  • Louise M.

    Great service, good served quickly. Very popular place as was completely full.

    Louise Mc F · September 28, 2013
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  • Daniel L.

    Great food, would definitely recommend the burgers! Lovely staff and free wifi, just ask for the password.

    Daniel Ley · September 15, 2013
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