Balans Kensington


Balans serves all day classics & modern comfort food, alongside a stellar cocktail and drinks list. A fabulously easy place to have a good time since it first opened in 1987 on Old Compton Street. Balans suits every kind of hungry bruncher, working luncher, romantic diner and espresso martini lover.

Sitting peacefully on Kensington High Street, this Balans boasts a rather prime location. Cosy, classic and unfailingly charming, it’s the perfect place to pop into for a spot of brunch; of course, feel free to take a leaf out of Balans' book, abandon all plans and stay all day. 


Offer Availability
Half price Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Half price Champagne and sparkling wine all day every Thursday
Thursday 08:00 – 22:00
Free birthday bottle of Champagne
One free bottle of Champagne for bookings of 6 or more people, one week either side of your birthday (ID required). All guests must order from the main menu.
Monday 08:00 – 22:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 22:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 22:00
Thursday 08:00 – 22:00
Friday 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday 08:00 – 22:00
Sunday 08:00 – 17:00


  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access
  • None
  • None
  • 18
  • Street Side Tables
  • No queues normally


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 22:00
Tuesday 8:00 22:00
Wednesday 8:00 23:00
Thursday 8:00 23:00
Friday 8:00 23:00
Saturday 8:00 23:00
Sunday 8:00 18:00



Balans Kensington, 187, Kensington High Street, W8 6SH



Nearest Station

High Street Kensington (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast, Brunch, European, Burgers and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Back 40 50 - £1500 £2000
Whole Venue 80 80 - £3000 £3000

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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