The Balans Soho Society live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best plan is no plan and that the pursuit of pleasure is a noble one. Even if the pleasure itself might not be. This Old Compton Street venue is one of Soho's popular spots. Much of that is down to its flexibility - it's open for breakfast through lunch to cocktails and dinner in the evening that stretch into busy late nights and early mornings. The pavement seating and window tables prove a bit of a draw come summertime.