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We all know that the last few months in lockdown have been a little bleak, to say the least. Mercifully though, the wait is over.


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Keeping our customers safe from COVID19

Our customers can be assured Balans is making all efforts to follow best practice and the government’s safety guidelines for COVID19. On arrival we are

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Provenance

King of Soho gin

Balans started in Soho. So, this Soho inspired gin King of Soho has become quite a staple amongst our regulars. Created by Alex Robson and

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Recipes

‘Beetroot Salad with Tarragon Dressing’

‘Beetroot Salad with Tarragon Dressing’ from our Executive Head Chef Steven Wilson A bright and healthy recipe for you to try making at home. INGREDIENTS

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Drinks

Absinthe Ritual

Surprisingly, it’s often the smaller things in life which bring us the greatest pleasure: raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens – that sort of thing.

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Drinks

Lychee Gimlet Cocktail

One of our favourite suppliers is ‘King of Soho’ gin. Paul Raymond’s son, Howard, inherited his father’s dedication to Soho. As a tribute to his

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Drinks

Guide to dry gin

As thrilled as we were to read that with the amount of alcohol Her Maj, Queen Elizabeth is said to consume on a daily basis she could

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Provenance

Formans

In 1905 Lance Forman’s great-grandfather, Aaron ‘Harry’ Forman set up the family business with his son, Louis, in London’s East End. A Russian émigré with

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Balans insider

Soho George

George Skeggs, more commonly known – although there’s nothing even remotely common about him – as ‘Soho George’ is one of the last true Soho

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Creativity

David Bowie’s Soho

It will be the 2nd anniversary of David Bowie’s death on the 10th of January. We can’t think of a better way of remembering him that

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Post of the month

DJ Fat Tony x Balans

Legendary London DJ and Instagram’s wittiest man @dj_fattony_ is one of our oldest friends and most loyal (and handsome) guests. Tony used to live above Balans No.34 back when it was the Old Compton Cafe and he had kindly made us a very special Balans is Back playlist to celebrate

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Provenance

Fenns of Piccadilly

Fenns of Piccadilly are our butchers, offering stunning meats carefully procured with high animal welfare standards that Balans proudly serves. The company was established in

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Balans insider

DJ Fat Tony x Balans

Legendary London DJ and Instagram’s wittiest man @dj_fattony_ is one of our oldest friends and most loyal (and handsome) guests. Tony used to live above

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Balans insider

Keeping our customers safe from COVID19

Our customers can be assured Balans is making all efforts to follow best practice and the government’s safety guidelines for COVID19. On arrival we are

Read more