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Balans Soho Society

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60 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UG, England
+44 20 7439 2183
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Today
07:30 - 06:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 03:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 06:00
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Scotland
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went to this restaurant and enjoyed lovely burgers huge with great hand cut chips nice coffee great service

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Thank Scotsbusiness
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice setting, place was buzzing and atmosphere was definitely excellent, but the food was just terrible. The squid in the starter was overcooked and chewy, the mixture of cold and hot ingredients didn't blend well together either. Chorizo was overpowering, potatoes and peppers bland. Gnocchi for the main course came out cold and had to be sent back to be... More 

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israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a nibble and wine before theatre. Friendly service and tasty pulled duck and some lamb wrap. Feels cosy on a cold night.

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Thank yanem
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been a favourite of mine for many years. My partner has a loyalty card. It seems everything has changed with the refurbishment. The staff, the atmosphere and most importantly the food. All for the worse! The quality of the cooking is downright amateur with no skill being added at all. What has happened to the lovely food... More 

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Thank John H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything here, the ambiance, the guests, the staff, and the food was just excellent. Will be coming back for people watching and stuffing myself.

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Thank tamimiiceland
chicago, Il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that just a block or two away from the hub bub of Piccadilly Circus one could find a quiet spot for a meal? We ate breakfast here one morning and the food was quite delicious. Service was excellent, as well!

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Thank Ramekin
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience in this busy Soho restaurant.4 of us went for dinner and food was just superb.Highly recommend the duck salad.Service by Gosia was excellent.Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Marek H
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. A small wait to get a seat as there was 4 of us and the place is not that big. Could easily hear the next tables convo... Food tho was beautiful. Had the famous burger would highly recommend it!

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Thank Barry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food, we have a few allergies and still were able to find a few very good food options, loved the service Renata was absolutely amazing, the rest of the staff were also great.

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Thank Diana S
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Soho. Open nearly all night, closing only 0500 to 0630. Super breakfast. Great, friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Cuisine
American, British, European, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 03:30
Monday
07:30 - 06:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 06:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 06:00
Thursday
07:30 - 06:00
Friday
07:30 - 06:00
Saturday
07:30 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UG, England
  • Public Transportation: Only a short walking distance from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Underground Station.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7439 2183
Description
Not for the fainthearted, Balans Soho Society is a place to indulge. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and after-dark activities in the company of fellow bon vivants. It's a café, a restaurant, a bar, a member's establishment and definitely a place where rules are made to be broken. And it's all done in the spirit of Soho - the iconic corner of London that has always acted as a refuge for outsiders: minorities, eccentrics, bohemians, dreamers...people drawn together by a shared conviction that normal rules don't apply to them. A place to go when you feel like doing things you probably shouldn't. We are Balans Soho Society and we live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a GOOD THING, the best plan is NO PLAN and that the pursuit of pleasure is a noble one. Even if the pleasure itself might not be. Let us banish the jobsworth, the wet blanket, the killjoy. Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often. LET CURTAINS TWITCH. All hail the rogue, the rascal and the reprobate. We have a way of dealing with outsiders: INVITE THEM IN for a drink.

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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