Balans Soho Society is an all-day restaurant and bar concept which began as a sandwich shop on Old Compton Street in 1987. It has since evolved into one of the most popular London restaurants with seven sites in Clapham, Seven Dials, Victoria, Kensington, Soho, Westfield Shepherd's Bush and Westfield Stratford City. Dickens Yardwill mark it's eighth location in the city.
With funky decor and great food, the restaurant has made a name for itself as an excellent venue serving consistently delicious and high-quality cuisine and cocktails. Highly acclaimed items on the menu include the High Society Lobster Benedict and the Three Cheese Quesadilla. The restaurant also caters to all diets, including vegan and gluten-free.
Steve Kirwan, Operations Director, St George, said:
"The letting to Balans Soho Society is part of our wider strategy to curate a vibrant new destination at Dickens Yard ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line at Ealing Broadway, attracting visitors from across the capital to the neighbourhood."
David Taylor, Owner and Manager, Balans Soho Society, said:
"2019 marks the 32nd anniversary of the very first Balans having opened in Old Compton Street, Soho. We couldn't think of a better way to mark the occasion than by upping sticks and, for the very first time, introducing to W5 the Balans Soho Society 'too much of a good thing is a very good thing indeed' ethos, and our award-winning all-day menu."
"Bohemian, sophisticated and perhaps just a touch eccentric - somewhere to abandon your plans - Balans is the quintessential Soho experience. We're absolutely delighted to be part of the exciting and vibrant regeneration of Ealing."
Balans Soho Society is the latest restaurant letting at Dickens Yard, following a series of recent openings including GAil's Bakery, Tonkotsu, Pasta Remoli, No. 17 and Charlotte's W5, which are all already open in Dickens Yard. These brands join a variety of new stores at Dickens Yard including triyoga, Jigsaw, Benham & Reeves, The Kumon Centre and Bio Bar.
Dickens Yard further offers 700 high quality new homes, 104,000 sq. ft. of retail space and a new landscaped public square which hosts a weekly market. The arrival of the Elizabeth Line at Ealing Broadway station will make the area easily accessible to those from all parts of the city, while for Ealing residents the new station will halve journey times to central London, with travel to Bond Street in 11 minutes, Liverpool Street in 18 minutes and Canary Wharf in 25 minutes. Heathrow Airport terminals two and three will be just 14 minutes away via the new line.