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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Sun - Wed 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Sat 12:00PM - 7:00PM

What 1191 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always welcoming. Fantastic food. Lovely ambiance
Cheerful staff

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was really poor. Food was disgusting.

AW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

If you want to go to a place where service is rubbish, food is pricey and everyone wants to do an insta pic on the stairway, this is your place

JN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

DISGUSTING! Service considering it was my 25 BIRTHDAY ! Hardly acknowledge our table . Never again !

LR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Absolutely shocking service and terrible attitude from staff.
Very unfriendly and unhelpful.
Don’t waste your time or money there are far nicer restaurants in London with attentive staff and fantastic food as this just about scrapped average of that.
Very disappointing

JF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place lovely food and great service what more can you ask for.

ZM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprised my wife on her birthday with dinner and drinks here, everything from the atmosphere to the food and service was amazing.

Would definitely visit again soon!

K
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great and atmosphere is lovely also. It is very expensive but you are paying for location and atmosphere.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After reading many reviews we almost decided against going! So pleased we didn’t take the comments so seriously.
We had a great and attentive service and the food was amazing with well timed transitions. Everything was beautifully served.
Thank you for a very pleasant evening x

AM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Poor service, poor seating and poor ambience. We were sat by the bottom of the stairs where I don’t think a table should even be! The service was extremely slow and we were waiting at least 20 minutes at a time to get a waiter’s attention. The mains came out after the starters! The dessert menus were given and no one came back for over 25 minutes so we decided to skip this, ask for the bill and leave. The manager did remove a couple times from the bill however this wasn’t the point. Lastly, this place was full of young girls having a photoshoot for their instagram.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere with delicious food! Is very noisy but over all amazing experience

H
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time in Buddha Bar, I Loved the restaurant, everything was good, the food, the service, the staff were very friendly
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good place to go for dinner

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

There was a bone in my sushi and that completely put me off, on top of that I still had to pay for it and they rewarded me with a dessert as an apology 😫

SB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time celebrating my friends birthday. Pricing wasn’t bad considering the quality of food we had - which was amazing! Definitely will be returning here.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and good service. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or just a fancy night of dining. Best sushi ever!

JM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Email to Buddha Bar:

I had dinner with you yesterday evening. I’m not sure if it was your regular waiting staff on or not, but almost everyone that I encountered seemed like they had no clue what they were doing. This isn’t a complaint, I just wanted to give you a bit of feedback as I was quite shocked at the service we got.

On entering the restaurant, the girls that greeted us had a conversation between each other about where to sit us and it came across like it was an inconvenience to sit us despite us having a reservation. When we were eventually seated, we started looking at the menu and were then told to move, which was weird.

The chap that then came to take our food order was quite good and seemed more experienced. The big positive was that the food was awesome. But once we’d finished eating the guy I was with wanted to order a hot drink and despite numerous requests we never received it. We just kept getting told by the girl we asked that she had to ask someone else ad they never came.

We when asked for the bill and it was like that was something that people didn’t do in restaurants. It took a really long tie for the bill to be brought to us and when I asked for the card machine to pay it was like they’d never heard of that either. Eventually I had to find the guy that took our food order and get him to bring the card machine, which he did.

Then when we went to get our coats the girls on the door were clearly understaffed as they had to seat new customers and find the coats of the customers who were leaving. That took a good ten minutes, which is a quite a while to wait to pick up a coat.

Anyway, just thought I’d share my thoughts because I found it quite shocking to go to such a nice restaurant and receive such rubbish service with the exception of the food.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gluten-free afternoon tea was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The worst experience I have ever had

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I had a lovely experience. I came here for my birthday and they made sure I felt like the birthday girl. They even song happy birthday for me. The food was okey, the sushi was the best thing we ordered.. The food didn’t took so long to come and the waiter really took his time to explain what was nice on the menu.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Thé service was very long and the staff wasnt here for us

S
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every moment of it, definitely will come back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The service was really poor. Friendly staff but it took 20 min just to get our drinks (after ordering bottled beer only) and 40 min to get food. Every time we ordered something we had to ask several times for status. The food was tasty at least but we wouldn’t go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was amazing but the service was extremely bad

NP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday afternoon. Amazing food and professional waiters...the atmosphere was nice and we got to catch up over great food and Superb wine thank you :)

HA
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I did the worst mistake to choose this restaurant to take my partner for a date night. I had high hopes from buddha bar but nothing was met. We had to Wait quite a long time to order and I had to call the waiter to come and take our order, they didn't come to check whether we were ready to order. Upon taking the order the waiter was not very helpful he didn't recommend anything specific, whenever we asked about a dish he said 'yes its good'. I mean from a fine dining restaurant you expect waiters to have knowledge about the food and menu and what they could recommend as I have experienced this in many other restaurants even restaurants that aren't fine dining. for starters we order Prawn tempura, rock shrimp and crispy squid. The rock shrimp was decent but other than that the other 2 starters we not good, I could have easily gotten them from a high street oriental take away. for the mains we ordered pad Thai and chicken green curry. Both which were awful in taste, they didn't have any flavour neither salt or chilli. My partner only took a few bites and left the pad Thai and I managed to eat half of my green curry but left it because it was so bad. when you are visiting an expensive restaurant you expect a lot more when it comes to the food. but buddha bar really was disappointing in food. We didn't order sushi as we do not like sushi. The mocktail's were just juice and water mixed together no taste at all. Its not all about how the place looks but also what the food tastes like. Really disappointing visit and I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit here and wouldn't visit myself again.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, amazing food I will defiantly come back again

l
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Poor food and service. The waitress would not ask how the food was, didnt present the food. Had to ask what dish was delivered to our table, and the waitress didnt know so another one came to present it. The sushi was horrible, too much rice and not tasty at all. Wouldnt recommend this place as its really expensive and the food is tasteless. The drinks are ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crew were so helpful and full of energy. Quality of food were delicious and fresh. The place is highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service2Ambience1

I was booked in the restaurant on my birthday, but they did not give us the table that I chose and spoke to the receptionist, but she did not accept me to speak💔

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The women at the front desk was very rude. Not sure how shes even in a job. Ambience was pretty dull. Food overrated. Dubai Buddha Bar is much much better.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

The service was very bad but the food was good

M
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

We were disappointed on all levels. Having been to the Buddha Bar in Paris we mistakenly thought it would have the same level of food/service/ambiance.
The service was lack-luster, the clientele had a "pick-up" feel to it, the food ok but way overpriced for what it was.
Not a Christmas treat to be sure!

OT
London
1 review