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Venue details

  • Address:

    Balans 60 Old Compton Street
    W1D 4UG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7439 2183

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Open 8am-5am Mon-Thur; 8am-6am Fri, Sat; 8am-1am Sun. Meals served 8am-5am Mon-Sat; 8am-2am Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube

  • Price:

    Admission £2.50 after midnight Mon-Sat. Main courses £8.50-£22.95

  • Map

    1. Balans
      • 60 Old Compton Street
        W1D 4UG
      • 020 7439 2183
      • 51.512926,-0.13272

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john a


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My favourite restaurant and cafe.  Unlike some reviewers, I've never had a bad meal here and the varied menu contains something for everyone - I would heartily recommend both the Balans Burger and the pie of the Day. The staff are always friendly, even at 4am and the atmosphere is pleasant and very relaxed whenver you go.

If you are planning on being a regular diner then I would recommend the Balans Card which is one of the best loyalty schemes I've ever seen .


Very friendly and attentive staff, food was brought our relatively quickly and was to a good standard. Relatively cheap prices for London too. In a great location in soho, so would definitely recommend to anyone.

Louise Lockhart

So pretentious we we're not even let in! Never been so insulted by such ignorant behaviour. Standing in line in the cold while the doormen let various "VIP's" queue jump just shows the type of place this really is.


I ate here last night - the service was great, food was amazing and the atmosphere was wicked! I had the Greek Platter (there was alot of it!) to start, followed by a really tasty Thai Red Chicken Curry. Would definitely recommend this place for a delicious, filling and reasonably priced meal.


The chef at the small Balans in Old Compton is truly amazing. He does the best Smoked Chicken/Avocado salad I have come across in London and the presentation is excellent. I have tried this dish in other Balans and the Old Compton street Cafe leaves the others trailing. Don't lose this chef!!