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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Sit at the bar at The Palomar, this Israeli small plates restaurant in Chinatown, and you’re guaranteed a good time.
Soderberg is a laidback Swedish cafe that’s perfect for getting some work done or eating cinnamon rolls.
Social Eating House
If you like fine dining done Soho-style, you’ll like Social Eating House. The low-lit room is a great place to relax with a drink and some food.
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Meatliquor W1 has got you covered whether you’re after a late-night drink around Oxford Circus, or just have a serious burger craving.
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.
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