Balans Westfield Stratford City is the place to head when you’re in the mood for delicious food, exceptional cocktails and an evening of slightly raucous behaviour. This charming London spot is lively to say the very least and offers an extensive array of British and European-inspired dishes cooked to absolute perfection. Picture brunch classics like eggs Benedict topped with lobster (extra, in all the right ways) that always come with a glass of recommended prosecco – it’s essential – as well as mains ranging from curries, to fish and chips, fresh pasta and gourmet burgers. All washed down with your tipple of choice, of course. Popular, fun and a must-visit London spot, reservations at this Balans branch on Westfield Avenue in Stratford are essential.
Good menu and reasonably priced but restaurant was busy (early football match) and staff seemed to struggle. Others received their food before us despite ordering after and we didn't get ours until we questioned the staff. When it arrived it wasn't of great quality, felt like we'd either been forgotten and the food had been left sitting around for a while, or it had been hurriedly pulled from another table's order. A shame because previous experiences have been better.