Brunch in Stratford
Established in 1987 in Soho, Balans is a neighbourhood bar, restaurant and cafe with venues in Stratford, White City, Soho (x2!) and Kensington. It is a great choice for an all day brunch in Stratford, Westfield with fantastic food and friendly service. There is a large space outside on the covered terrace or you can dine inside with earthy interiors and bench / booth seating.
Balans offers a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails. I have also been a big fan on their Porn Star Martini with Tito’s vodka, vanilla, passion fruit and a shot of Lanson champagne on the side (£11). One of the best in London! Their Blackberry fizz with King of Soho gin, blackberry, lime & Lanson champagne (£11) is also a deliciously sweet cocktail. They also serve classics including Negroni, Margarita, Old Fashioned, Mojito and more.
Their virgin cocktails / mocktails are impressive with more than 10 to choose from, many using Lyre’s spirits.
The best part about Balans menu is their all day brunch in Stratford! There are so many great choices and plenty of egg based dishes. If you love American pancakes, you must order them here (£9). You can choose between bacon, banana or berries with warm maple butter (lots of it!). They are some of the best pancakes in London. The Lobster Benedict (£17) with 1 /2 lobster, poached Woodland Farm eggs, avocado & crispy bacon on an English muffin, with homemade Hollandaise sauce is also a winning dish.
We also had a side of Manchego & Serrano croquettes with paprika aioli (£8) and two thick slabs of halloumi (£3.50).
Although we were full, we could not resist the Warm doughnuts wih dark chocolate sauce & vanilla cream (£7). Indulgent!
Their brunch in Stratford was filling, delicious and great value. Balans is a great spot to stop off in between shopping and to meet friends for drinks / food.
East London Girl: Brunch in Stratford
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