Buddha Bar Restaurant London

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Pan-Asian
Buddha-Bar London Restaurant aims to push culinary boundaries and their menu blends Pan Asian cuisine with western tastes and influences. Chinese, Japanese, Thai and far eastern flavours are stylishly entwined to spearhead a new-wave Pacific Rim cuisine. The extensive wine and sake list compliment our dishes by featuring a wide selection of both world-renowned names and unusual finds.

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What 1221 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.7
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Rock shrimp was very bland. My sister had 5 spice chicken which was yum. Cranberry juice I ordered seemed like it had been watered down. Not the greatest food n drinks but ambience was lovely.

KG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Drinks and food a little pricey but to be expected for a restaurant in Knightsbridge.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Good food and environment but very bad service

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointed with Buddha Bar on the whole. Although the place is decorated great, it is completely let down by its staff, service and food. From the moment we walked in we felt rudely dismissed by the staff at the front of house, who didn’t greet us and looked at us very rudely. When we went over they were chatting and giggling for about 5 minutes before taking us over to our table. I seen this happening to others who were also waiting. Then when we were seated it took 10 minutes before we even got our menus or could order drinks. When trying to get the waiter’s/ waitresses attention they would avoid eye contact or pretend they couldn’t hear us! The food was sludgy and 100% not worth its price, and the £15 service charge was the last thing the staff deserved! And to top off ruining our night out in London, a waiter smashed a drink right next to my partner, hitting his leg and splashing all over his jeans. Then he just walked off with no apology and left a waitress to clean it up! When we were finally served the waiter didn’t speak to us, he just got out his notepad and nodded every time we spoke. What an awful greeting! Honestly I could write a book on my experience at the awful, overpriced experience I had and have since heard other have had at Buddha bar. STAY AWAY, save your money and go somewhere more welcoming that doesn’t have staff who think they are owed something from their customers !! Very poorly managed and such a let down as a lovely location and scene.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

We ordered spring roll (duck), tiger prawn tempura and sushi (Californian roll). sushi was ok but I can’t say it for the rest... the fried ones was so heavy to eat ... I feel like they are using the same frying oil for a long time. Tempura was not crunchy, they absorb all oil like sponge. We couldn’t finish them.

B
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I have never in my life been so disappointed with the service in this type of restaurant. It was my 30th birthday and I had been looking forward to dining at Buddha Bar having heard so many good things. We had saved our appetites for the dinner we were looking forward to having. My night was going well until my friends and I reached the venue. We were seated quickly but they then had us waiting 55 minutes before we were even able to request a drink. Everytime we tried to flag down a waiter they told us to wait and they will get ‘our waiter’ but they never came. I requested to speak to someone more senior and expressed my frustration to the manager Dimitri when he finally arrived 10 minutes later. He checked when we had checked in like he didn’t believe what I had told him and when he realised infact that we had been seated for an hour he gave no apology and instead said ‘I can’t help if we argue’. Really? A whole hour and we haven’t even had a beverage? You can imagine the frustration especially as it was my 30th, which by this point I had accepted was most definitely not going to end in the way that I had imagined the night to. I didn’t want to eat and would’ve left if it wasn’t for the fact that it was valentines weekend and everywhere was so busy. Around us, waiters were spilling drinks and breaking glasses and plates. It was all too much to take in. We were all so shocked at what was happening. We ended up getting a few things and again they took 45 more minutes to bring the mains out to us. By this point two of my friends had not had anything to eat at all and frustrated by this we all decided to cancel our orders and paid the bill which we had to wait 20 minutes for and left there hungry. The manager offered no empathy at all and offered dessert but after what we had experienced there was no way we were willing to accept this as compensation for the disastrous night we had experienced. I’m absolutely appalled at the experience as I’ve never experienced this.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

JS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and restaurant. We went to Dubai BB previously and London left us slightly underwhelmed. The prices were far too high given the quality of the food (which was good) but not £200 good for 2 adults with a couple of drinks.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service level needs improvement i.e. food before drinks and a long wait for the next drink (we were two people).

13.5% service charge should command equivalent service. Wiping the table with a wet cloth after every course leaving the wooden top wet / beady.

Food was good overall but overpriced. Quantity was good but for instance the salt and pepper squid had squid plus a whole lot of fried batter pieces (rather than squid itself) - very much like food at any other average bar.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Great food - inattentive staff lets it down!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was awful, food was terrible, really overrated.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was alright not that great, service was very slow. And food wasn’t that great but it wasn’t too bad either. In dessert we got creme brûlée but it tasted more like a mousse I didn’t like that. I have had a better creme brûlée in Bob bob Richard.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere . Quick service with the meals we ordered . You will love the ambience and the crowd of people that gather around this restuarant . It was my birthday , and I truly loved the place , the food and the lovely waiter that attended to us . The bar area is a nice place also to chill out if you are not there for the food . All in all, book a table and go have some quality time in a very nice atmosphere for the mature minds

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was slow

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

I had my birthday meal here... Don’t!

1. We asked for water and got it 20 minutes later.
2. After the meal I asked to have my birthday cake from the back, the waiter said he doesn’t know what I’m talking about, just walked off.
3. Your charged per person for eating your birthday cake???
4. I asked many times for a knife to cut my (Large) cake they brought a scone knife. No plates, no paper towels, nothing... it never came.
5. I asked for the bill... The same waiter still did not know what we were talking about???? We had to ask someone else.

I was really embarrassed taking my friends here... Don’t ignore the reviews.

VS
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Card machine wasn’t working, we had to bring cash, hopefully it was just an accident that day and not everyday.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Went for my 21st birthday and had a preset menu I coordinated with the manager. They rushed us with the food and brought everything out too quickly and had cleaned the table and were not acknowledging us at all. The service was terrible. All of the food was out within 10-15 minutes of us sitting down and we felt incredibly rushed for a celebratory meal and then they cleared the table and took the plates within an hour of us being there. Then they did not pay one second of attention to us once we wanted to get the check. It took over an hour to get the check — LONGER THAN THE ENTIRE MEAL. i was incredibly disappointed and was not a way to celebrate what was supposed to be a fun birthday with my friends.

RM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Having heard a lot of buzz about the venue it didn’t really live up to expectations with poor levels of service throughout waiting half an hour for drinks to arrive as well as nonsensical security regulations being the first thing referenced when walking in which didn’t set the tone very well.

ND
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Reception ladies are not friendly at all they really have an attitude. Food is average. Service very poor. I have been in many Buddha Bar restaurants but this one is really not comparable to the others. Never again !

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was tasty, slightly over priced but this is expected.

Unfortunately the service was slow, which is surprising seeing as this is a top level bar restaurant and many items were missing from what we ordered. We had to ask the waiter several times for ice and a few of our drinks never arrived.

However after speaking to the manager, the service improved and he attended to our needs throughout the night.

SM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food overpriced for what it is. Definitely overrated overall

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place , Great food

SL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Took a while to be served. Ambience was very nice

S
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good. The food was okay and the staff were polite and it was a short wait to our table.

Sim

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My type of dinner ❤️

ZT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was really disappointing! It was my brithday and they presented the plate in such a unfriendly way, they just came and dashed the plate on the table and the candle wasnt lit. The waiter was asked about why the candle wasnt lit and he replied with there’s a candle right there!

MP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff and timings - would like if they had more vegetarian options but nevertheless the dishes we ordered were well nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The calamari was excellent great sharing sized portion. However the mains fell flat though well seasoned lacked a certain taste. My parter has to wait ages for them to check what she could eat dye her allergy but they was pleasant and accommodating. All in all great place to dine if your pallet is a bit basic and does not require bursts of flavour.

IA
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Beautiful place, food wasn't great I've had better food cheaper elsewhere unfortunately. However if you're going for an occasion, it's a beautiful place. I tried the chicken as I'm not a big fish lover, however this place is known for it's sea food

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always welcoming. Fantastic food. Lovely ambiance
Cheerful staff

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was really poor. Food was disgusting.

AW
London
1 review