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Coco Bayley for Balans

National Porn Star Martini Day is upon us (yes it’s a thing…) Celebrations are planned at Balans (responsibly), and artist Coco Bayley has created some


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King of Soho gin

Balans began in Soho, on a little corner of Old Compton Street, over 33 years ago. Consequently, it’s pretty unsurprising that The King of Soho,

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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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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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Balans’ Pastry Chef

Our in-house Pastry Chef, Remi, is French – as surely all the best ones are. A man who says he couldn’t live without Praline Paste and that the secret to perfect pastry is, ‘determination, flair, love and patience’. With a degree in French pastry, chocolatier and confectionary from the world

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Coco Bayley for Balans

National Porn Star Martini Day is upon us (yes it’s a thing…) Celebrations are planned at Balans (responsibly), and artist Coco Bayley has created some

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Balans’ Pastry Chef

Our in-house Pastry Chef, Remi, is French – as surely all the best ones are. A man who says he couldn’t live without Praline Paste

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Memories: Balans ft. Take That

As most of you know, Balans has been boldly standing in Soho since 1987. For 33 years and counting, we’ve been leading the way when

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