At this point, Balans in Soho might as well be an institution and receive blue plaque status - it’s been around for ages and has been dishing out brunches and late night eats to the Soho after-hours community since time began. To be clear, the food is mostly deeply mediocre, but there’s a great neighbourhood atmosphere, and it’s a good spot to relax with a few friends and people watch. It’s also open until 5-6am, where it becomes an indispensable place to keep drinking and grab a plate of pasta.
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The Duck and Rice pairs cold pints of Pilsener Urquell with brilliant Cantonese dim sum. Hit it up for a weeknight dinner or an afternoon snack.
Dean Street Townhouse
Everyone needs a reliable go-to restaurant in Soho. Dean Street Townhouse covers every occasion, from solo brunch to dinner with the parents.
Yauatcha is a high-glam Chinese restaurant in Soho serving dim sum and beautiful desserts, with service that’s either perfect or absolutely rubbish.
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Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
Meatliquor W1 has got you covered whether you’re after a late-night drink around Oxford Circus, or just have a serious burger craving.
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