Balans is a Soho institution. It is a restaurant that sits at the centre of Old Compton Street - one of the most flamboyant and gay-centric streetsin the area. With locations in London and Miami, everything from Balans' addresses and cool art deco façade points to a place to head if you would like to see and be seen. Balans stays open from 08:00 in the morning until either 05:00 or 06:00 in the morning seven days a week. You can head there for either a post-clubbing signature Balans hamburger or a pre-sight seeing eggs benedict. The bar and restaurant's outdoor pavement seating and large front windows make the restaurant a perfect place to do some people watching on an exciting Soho street.
Cuisine: Modern European
60 - 62 Old Compton Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7439 2183
Website: Official Balans Website
|January - December||Monday - Thursday||16:00 - 23:00|
|Friday||16:00 - 00:00 Midnight|
|Saturday||12:00 Noon - 00:00 Midnight|
|Sunday||12:00 Noon - 18:00|
Tube: Piccadilly Circus (Brown Line / Bakerloo Line, Blue Line / Piccadilly Line)
How to book:
Telephone bookings: You can book over the phone using the number above.
Online bookings: You can book a table at Balans in Soho by using the online booking service:
E-mail bookings: You cannot book via email at Balans in Soho. If you wish to book online you will need to use the online booking service (see above).
Walk-in bookings: Balans has a reputation for being the sort of place where you can head at any time of the day or the night to get a table and a bite to eat or a cocktail. Therefore, at any time that you arrive at the restaurant, you should be able to get a table without a booking - the restaurant is large, and it has an informal booking policy.
If you fancy some cheap afternoon cocktails, head to Balans. They offer a weekday happy hour (or two). Have a look at their website (see the link above) to find out the exact times of the happy hour and what deals they are offering.