This late night restaurant in Soho will serve you up a re-energising boozy brunch, right until daybreak.
Sometimes, after a big night out in Soho, all you want is Eggs Benedict. Am I right? And I don’t mean the morning after. Ha! No! You amateurs! I mean when you’re still rat-arse drunk, piling out of a club at 3am.
While some people crave cheesy chips or an almighty doner kebab, others want a pleasant sit-down meal, and maybe a nice plate of Cornish Crab Linguine – dishes you’ll find at infamous spot Balans Soho Society. Oh, and just as peachy as this is the news that the Soho restaurant will be extending their Eat Out to Help Out to all their restaurants throughout September – meaning you can sink your teeth into their brilliant dishes with 50% off, all month long.
Balans Soho Society is the (almost) 24-hour restaurant in the heart of Soho, serving up brunch, steaks, burgers, curries, and even F**KING GRANOLA until the wee hours of the morning. They literally have everything from pancakes and smoked salmon on toast, to fish ‘n’ chips and a full English, all powered by Executive Head Chef Steve Wilson, who’s worked for the great and good of the culinary scene. The list of dishes here is pretty inexhaustible, TBH…
Balans’ philosophy is to be admired. They believe that the best plan is no plan, and they say that their restaurant is no place for “the jobsworth, the wet blanket [or] the killjoy”. So drunken just-crawled-out-of-Heaven Londoners are exactly their type, and it’s no surprise that the likes of Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, and Kate Moss are all counted amongst restaurant’s legions of fans.
Open until 5am Monday to Thursday, 6am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2am on Sundays, there’ll always be a Bloody Mary with your name on it. (Or a glass of Prosecco, if you can handle it.) It’s their wild success in Soho that allowed them to expand to further sites in Shepherds Bush, Stratford, Kensington, and a second Soho site for good measure. Whilst they shuttered during the lockdown, Balans are bouncing back with a wicked 50% offer from Monday to Wednesday each week in September that’s sure to keep the good times rolling. So, if you’ve never paid this London institution a visit, now is surely the time to try it!
Location: Balans Soho Society, 60 – 62 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UG. See it on Google Maps. Find their other branches here.
Date: 7.30am to 5am Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 6am Fridays and Saturdays, or 7.30am to 2am on Sundays.
Price: Dishes range from £7 to £17 (not including the £28 Sirloin Steak).
More info: on the Balans Soho Society website.
Also published on Medium.