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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

) #668 of 17,887 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 20 7376 0115
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
“burger” (29 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service and great food, they really know how to do it here. Atmosphere, relaxed and enjoyable. We had brunch, delicious, really one of the best. Appreciated the complimentary glass of Prosecco for my sister. Thank you.

Thank sean1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there in several occasions, mostly at brunch time and dinner. They have always been nice, prices are good and the menu offer a lot of tasty options.

Thank Giulia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch on a Sunday. It was really busy. The menu was a bit of a let down, as it was not as good as their website version, and then the ‘infamous’ burger I was eyeing was not available. We tried the chickpea...More

Thank ishan23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday. The service was excellent. They have a very good range of wines and cocktails. The gluten free menu had a number of different choices and I went for the burger. It is possibly the best gluten...More

Thank LouGlutenFree
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.