Balans is back open, and we couldn’t be happier!

Balans is a staple of London life, and after murmurs of it closing for good… It’s back, with it’s orginial owners!

It will have been 132 days, according to their team, since they’ve been open… but now the doors are welcoming you back at Balans Soho No.60 Old Compton Street, Balans Soho No.34 Old Compton Street, Balans Kensington, Balans Shepherds Bush and Balans Stratford.

Earlier this year Balans which has been a part of Soho since 1987 put all of its restaurant sites on the market.

The group’s co-founder David Taylor, said “We’re delighted to be back and can’t wait to see the familiar friendly faces return… For all restaurants this has been a dark and stormy mountain to climb but the team are buzzing to bring the Balans spirit back.”

Alongside a special Rishi-dedicated drink, the classic menu will be returning, including “all-day dining classics and modern comfort food”  in the capable hands of Executive Head Chef Steve Wilson who’s worked with Henry Harris at Harvey Nichols 5th Floor and Richard Turner at Paris.

There’s their classic The Soho Full English, The infamous Balans burger, Salt beef sandwich and Togarashi buttermilk chicken sandwich, plus new favourites Chicken enchiladas, Manchego & Serrano croquettes and Goats cheese & basil gnocchi.

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.