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The BalconWhen tasked with designing The Balcon, the restaurant at Sofitel London St James, Russell Sage took inspiration from the interior design within Coco Chanel's 1920s Parisian apartment. The result is a grand brasserie serving French-British food in beautiful surroundings with the period detailing you would expect from a listed building - the double-height space used to be the banking hall of Cox and Kings Bank. Russell Sage Studios have worked on several high profile projects in London including The Savoy and the Royal Suite at The Goring as well as the bar at the Zetter Townhouse. At The Balcon the interior is all wrought iron ballustrades and spiral staircases that lead up to the champagne bar - this is a French brasserie after all, a champagne bar is 'de rigueur', naturellement. The menu is unasshamedly French too with garlic heavily accenting dishes like Herefordshire snails and pig's head terrine while Parisian style ham cooked in broth leaves no doubt as to its origin. There's a charcuterie section where dried saucisson and game salami are served with homemade pickles, condiments and toast. Mains are divided into cooking styles of rotisserie, slow cooked and en cocotte, or pan and grill. Examples include choices of Scottish beef and foie gras cottage pie with chanterelle mushrooms, or Devon rose lamb neck served with barley stew, girolle mushrooms, chestnuts and thyme puff pastry as well as pan-fried black bream with braised fennel, sea weed and beurre blanc. Tres grand.

 

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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  37% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from The Balcon
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  23% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from The Balcon
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £121  38% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Balcon
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Balcon
Despite its central location between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, The Stockpot offers traditional English fare at decent prices in the heart of tourist London. With ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Zedel
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
20 Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King (the duo who brought us The Wolseley and more recently The Delaunay), return with a new addition to the London restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Browns Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
82 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Balcon
Part of a major chain, Browns serves the usual modern European fare. Steak frites, pastas and the like. Usually reliable in a Bridget Jonesey, girls-night-out kind ... More
 
 
 
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Divo
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
12 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
Naming your restaurant 'amazing' (Divo in Ukranian) is a bold statement. And Divo promises amazing things - first off, it promises to be the first quality ... More
 
 
 
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The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St. James
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
With inviting pink sofas and a roaring fireplace, The Rose Lounge at the Sofitel St James hotel is an inviting destination to enjoy afternoon tea. With ... More
 
 
 
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St James Bar @ Sofitel
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
With plush velvet seating and chinoiserie touches, the St James Bar within the Sofitel hotel is an overtly glamorous destination. Like its neighbouring restaurant, The Balcon, ... More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
The Balcon, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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We're Going On A Bear Hunt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th July to 2nd September 2018
The Balcon, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Go squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' ...More
 
 
 
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th June to 9th September 2018
The Balcon, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 5 minutes from The Balcon
David Wood's Olivier award-nominated musical adaptation of Judith Kerr's picture book The Tiger Who Came To Tea returns to the London ...More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Balcon
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches are ... More
 
 
 
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St James's Market
London > Attractions >
St James's, SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
 
 
 
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Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Balcon
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
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T.M. Lewin
London > Shopping > Menswear
103-108 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Balcon
T.M.Lewin was established in 1898 in Jermyn Street by Thomas Mayes Lewin and nearly 100 years ago he became one of the first tailors to come ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Balcon
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from The Balcon
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes from The Balcon
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Balcon
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Balcon
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from The Balcon
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from The Balcon
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from The Balcon
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Balcon
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Her Majesty's Theatre 1 minute walk from The Balcon

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 16th August 2018 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from The Balcon

The night's performances come from MC Andrew Ryan, Ben Norris, Ian Stone, Emmanuel Sonubi and Marlon Davis, plus open spots....More

Duart Bel Silva: About Venice
Exhibitions | On 16th August 2018 

Westminster Reference Library 3 minutes walk from The Balcon

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Writing Relationships, Framing Friendships: An evening with Chloe Seager, Kate Leaver and Katie Webb
Exhibitions | On 16th August 2018 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 4 minutes walk from The Balcon

Chloe Seager (The Friendship Fails of Emma Nash), Kate Leaver (The Friendship Cure) and Katherine Webber (Only Love Can Break ...More

99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 16th August 2018 

Ruby Blue 5 minutes walk from The Balcon

Ellie Taylor from Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo is joined by Nathan ...More

Trafalgar Sinfonia
Concerts | On 16th August 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 5 minutes walk from The Balcon

Ivor Setterfield conducts Handel's Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba and Concerto Grosso No 12, Vivaldi's La Stravaganza No 3 ...More

Thriller Live
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Theatre | Until 30th September 2018 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 5 minutes walk from The Balcon

Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with ...More

 
The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Over 3s)
Theatre | Until 9th September 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Balcon

David Wood's adaptation of Judith Kerr's children's book....More

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Queen's Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Balcon

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
Royal Academy Of Arts: Serpent And Shadow
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Royal Academy of Arts 7 minutes walk from The Balcon

A Roman sculpture of a lost Greek original, the Laocoon, previously used as a teaching aid, is shown alongside historic ...More

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