|Monday – Saturday||12:00 - 23:00|
|Budget||Great Value (£15 - £30)|
|Nearest Station||Tottenham Court Road|
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Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square
Australian chef/owner Bonny Porter and her team hope to bring something completely new to the London casual dining scene, shaking up the current meat-heavy ‘dude food’ trend in the capital with a bit of class, pomp and circumstance. Meatballs have for a long time been locked into memories of average spaghetti dishes, bad school dinners and visits to Ikea – with Balls & Company, Bonny hopes to elevate the humble ball to culinary excellence, with a commitment to freshness, provenance and traceability.
The concise meatball menu at Balls & Company will offer diners the choice of five varieties of ball, made using the highest quality meat produce and ingredients. Varieties on offer will include ‘Wagyu beef’, ‘Confit salmon’ and a vegetarian option of ‘Quinoa, beetroot & feta’, each served in portions of four and affordably priced (from £8). Diners will then be able to choose a sauce to accompany their balls, tailoring their dining experience to their own taste. Sauces will range from the classic tomato sauce to the more robust ‘Romesco with red pepper, almonds, hazelnuts & garlic’.
Split across two floors, the ground floor at Balls & Company will be exclusively for dining, seating up to 30 guests, whilst downstairs will offer a more intimate space with a bar and dining for up to 20. The basement bar will serve a carefully chosen wine list, with a focus on family-owned and sustainable vineyards from across the world, all of which will be available by the glass, carafe and bottle (from £4 a glass, £10 a carafe and £20 for a bottle) as well as craft beers and a range cocktails, Balls & Company will serve white, red or rose sangria, served by the jug at £18.
It's a simple concept done well - Meatballs, all the meatballs!! Comfort food this is but not like mama used to make, in fact it's the brainchild of a Masterchef Australia finalist. Choose your ball (wagyu beef, pork, chicken, salmon or quinoa) then your sauce (tomato, bechamel, romesco or pesto) and a bottle of wine for a casual evening in Central.