There’s something special about a place with great service and attention to detail as my good friend Ross says, and Balls and Company definitely has both. The small, new restaurant can be found on the food hub that is Greek Street and is filled with character, from the gold printed writing on their menus to the simple yet beautiful deco that fills the walls.
When you get to your table at Balls and Company, you’re greeted by a very polite waitress who brings ice cold water and complimentary snacks (in this case parsnip chips) to your table the minute you sit down, along with the all-important menu of course. At this little restaurant, as you can probably guess from the name, the focus is on balls (and sauce!). More specifically the highest quality Wagyu beef, pork, chicken, quinoa and salmon, with tomato, béchamel, romesco and pesto sauces.
As I was with two other friends, we decided to pick a ball dish and a sauce dish each and then split them between us (best decision!). I chose the Wagyu beef with the gorgeous tomato sauce. After recommendations from the waitir, who clearly knew what he was talking about when it came to the menu and flavours, my friends chose the chicken, thyme, lemon and dijon paired with the pesto and the salmon, dill and seeds paired with the beautiful béchamel. Obviously, we also had to try the thick cut chips which were perfectly cooked, crisp on the outside and melt-in-your mouth soft on the inside. Oh and a beautiful bottle of red wine.
The Wagyu beef balls were definitely my favourite. They were full of flavour and complemented by the rich tomato sauce, which acted as the perfect dip for the chips too! If you’re unsure of whether you’d like the dips, you can ask for them on the side.
For dessert, we were tempted by the brownie with fairy floss (purely because we wanted to know what fairy floss tasted like) and shared one between us. The brownie was packed with nuts and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a pile of sugary fairy floss. It tasted like candy floss but looked a little like what I expect unicorn hair to look like! (Yes, Unicorn).
Overall, pretty good first impressions of the new restaurant, with the whole meal costing us around £23 including tip. Find it 58 Greek Street, Soho or on Twitter @BallsandCompany. And make sure you check out their wonderful website which thanks everyone for helping them open (how nice!). It also lists all the family business in the UK that produce the food they use, which I really love and admire.
Try Balls and Company for yourself and tweet me @MiaHolt using #MiaEats to tell me what you think!