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Balans Soho Society - Kensington

#681 of 17,848 Restaurants in London
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187 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SH, England
+44 20 7376 0115
08:00 - 00:00
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 staff were welcoming and friendly. I would go back.

Thank Catherine885
Tonsberg, Norway
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377 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 distance to Royal Albert Hall. Went back the next day for lunch. Got the same... More 

Thank JohnFromNorway
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 back again. Could be so much better with more professional waiting staff.

Thank Ped F
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159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Leicester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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
London, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 starter, followed by the crab linguine and a sirloin steak for mains, and the sticky... More 

Thank ishan23
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 free burger I've ever had. Full of flavour and topped with cheese, bacon and pickles.... More 

Thank LouGlutenFree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
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
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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