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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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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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19 minutes walk
 
 
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2 minutes walk
 
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £114  40% 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  42% 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 £152  40% 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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Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
The Balcon, Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from The Balcon
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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Travesties
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd February to 29th April 2017
The Balcon, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from The Balcon
This production of Travesties broke box office records at the Menier Chocolate Factory, becoming the first play in the company's history to sell out ahead of ...More
 
 
 
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The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
The Balcon, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Balcon
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...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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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The Balcon
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... 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 is home to a sizeable ... 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
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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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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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from The Balcon
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vista Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Balcon
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... 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 14th October 2017 

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

 
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from The Balcon

Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? ...More

 
Nils Bech
Concerts | On 27th April 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 2 minutes walk from The Balcon

The singer from Norway performs his pop originals amongst sculptural works by Ida Ekblad....More

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Theatre | Until 27th May 2017 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Balcon

Imelda Staunton returns to the West End after her triumphant and Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy to ...More

 
The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Prince of Wales Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Balcon

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | On 27th April 2017 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from The Balcon

Warm, self-assured wit and observations from 2012 Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year Winner, Funmbi Omotayo. Plus Garrett ...More

David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from The Balcon

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
The Piccadilly Book Club
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 4 minutes walk from The Balcon

Join the Piccadilly Book Club for an evening of literary discussion and bookish debate! This month we'll be reading Sarah ...More

Jill Abram presents Stablemates
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 4 minutes walk from The Balcon

Ahead of the Writers of the World Unite! literature festival at Piccadilly this coming weekend. this month's special Stablemates salon ...More

Write & Shine: Early Morning Writing Classes with Gemma Seltzer
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 4 minutes walk from The Balcon

Write & Shine workshops fit around your busy lifestyle. They offer a stimulating environment to write and to meditate on ...More

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