The Balans Soho Society is a brasserie-style restaurant franchise with a focus on serving quality food at an affordable (for London) price. The interior of this High Street Kensington branch is very similar to the Paul and Le Pain Quotidien bakeries and restaurants we have in Dubai. Only these guys serve alcohol…from when they open in the morning. Which is why my cousin and I started our breakfast with a tall, stiff Bloody Mary – yeah baby!
To me, breakfast at Balans means eggs benedict (with smoked salmon, what else?) or their Soho Full English (with poached eggs). On this day my cousin and I ordered both while our chatty teenage daughters ordered another Full English (with scrambled eggs), a side of pancakes and a cheese omelette…and these are two skinny girls. The food at Balans is simply divine. The Bloody Mary’s were pretty good too and we discovered that they go really well with eggs. So, we had another.
Service is where Balans differentiates itself from many of the other high-street eateries; their wait staff were actually friendly and attentive…or perhaps the Bloody Marys made them seem that way. Irrespective, this is a venue well worth a visit.
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