There is an old adage. ‘if it ain’t broke , don’t try to fix it “ and with the recent addition to the Balans Soho Society chain opening in Clapham, this is the case. The restaurant is lovely , well laid out and has a distinctive charm to it that is very welcoming. The menu contains a wide range of dishes and the fact that the same food is available across all the restaurants makes for an easy selection process Also the quality and quantity had been maintained and wonderful thing to achieve where branding and consistency are important . After all you go to a restaurant to eat good food and if you have enjoyed a certain dish in another venue its a lovely thing to then enjoy the same dish again . My dining companion and I opted for the Monkfish Scampi tales and Samosas for our starters , followed by the melt in the mouth Sirloin and Green Curry for the mains,.The
portions were generous and presented in a quirky manner, my steak came on a miniature chopping board. Having recently rediscovered rhubarb the choice of the panda cotta for dessert was easy and completed the meal beautifully Easy drinking Cocktails before and a very robust bottle of Malbec during the mains were the libations of choice.
Having a branch of Balans Soho Society south of the river has firmly put the restaurant group on the map and well worth a trip,
Balans Soho Society ,
16a Clapham Common South Side
SW4 7AB ,
TEL 020 7627 1096