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Seven wines you’ll love this lockdown.

  For those of you who have been doing Dry January, the time has come to raise a glass again. We asked wine aficionado


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Introducing Remi and his mince pie croissant

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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Balans Christmas x Renuka Ramanujam

We loved Renuka Ramanujam’s letter to us with her idea for Balans’ Christmas card you see here. Click to see the picture in full.

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A look at Balans Kensington

Balans Kensington is stylish, classic and unfailingly charming. The perfect dinner spot when in West London. We’ve been in this location for 20 years. At

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Meet The Managers: Amazing Anca

Having worked for Balans for a whole 13 years, Anca is an utterly indispensable part of the family and we simply wouldn’t be the same

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Soho Al Fresco: A Wonderful Summer

In June, Westminster City Council agreed to proposals made by the Soho Society, to pedestrianise Soho, allowing restaurants and bars to put their tables and

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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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Food

Getting To Know Our Head Chef, Steve Wilson

Our incredible Head Chef has been working with Balans for around 10 years and ensure that every plate of food we serve is beautifully presented

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Creativity

Nice things written down

We receive a lot of digital reviews and emails these days. But this one, handwritten and left behind on the back of a napkin made

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We’re hiring FOH & chefs!

FRONT OF HOUSE We’re hiring Front of House staff at all levels to work at Balans Stratford in East London, Westfield. Email your CV if you think you’d be a good fit for the Balans Stratford team to our General Manager, Francisca at balansstratford@balans.co.uk   CHEFS We’re hiring chefs at

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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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Aga Giecko’s Illustrations for Balans

It’s not often you start a discussion with someone who tells you that you share 60% of your DNA with a banana.  That’s what happens

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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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