Balls & Company – London

Meatballs…. Is there anything better? Having written that, I feel confident that the answer is always… No… Nothing is better. If you think there is… This will tip you over the edge.

There is just something about meatballs that makes everyone other than vegetarians happy…. Until now. Hello Balls & Company. This place is even for you campaigning Soya Soldiers too!

Balls & Company, 58 Greek St

The chef/owner is Bonny Porter an Australian with a love of meatballs and unique dining… (This instantly makes her my kind of human being). By her own admission, she is looking to add to the current “dude food” trend with a focus on high quality produce.

Previously at The Arts Club in Mayfair and Village East in Bermondsey. She also cooked at Rockpool Bar and Grill and Manly Wine by Gazebo (both in Sydney) and was also a finalist in the Australian Masterchef TV series in 2012… No Big Deal.

Balls & Company, 58 Greek St

The Food:

You need know only two things… 1. How do you like your balls? and 2. Which sauce you want it in? All other questions need not apply here.

If like me, the answer is always red meat, then the Wagyu served medium rare is your ball. Otherwise, the Pork ricotta, parmesan, milk bread, pine nuts, basil & sage is Beyond….

Even the vegetarians are catered for here with the Quinoa beetroot & feta Salmon dill & seeds. A couple of my friends are of the anti-meat brigade, and even they loved it here.

Balls & Company, 58 Greek St

Call me old fashioned, but unless my meatballs are bobbing in tomato, something is amiss and so their Tomato classic sugo sauce was a winner. Otherwise, as a lover of the white sauce, Bechamel creamy ricotta & parmesan also hits the spot. My guests went for the Romesco red pepper, tomato, almond, hazelnuts & garlic and the Pesto basil, lemon, garlic & cashew nuts.

Sides… Never one to skip a side, I often think that they are the neglected relative of the main. Not here. The Thick cut chips are insanely good as are the Market Greens.

Balls & Company, 58 Greek St

They also serve meat sliders served as a trio in ridiculously good looking mini delicious brioche buns with choices like: Wagyu, tomato jam, gruyere & pickles’, ‘Chicken with Sugo, ricotta bechamel & aubergine’ and ‘Pork with romesco, aioli & charred radicchio’.

The Atmos:

Balls & Co is split across 2 floors with the dining room on the ground floor and a basement level with a bar area with a handpicked winelist from family-owned vineyards worldwide.

The decor is “laid back” but very stylish and full of light and comes complete with a An impressive light-refracting ceiling installation .

If you like your balls with a sophisticated edge, then I would say give this place a go.

Balls & Company – 58 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 3DY