Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London

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You’ll find Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant and market in the historic ‘Trocadero’ building, just a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. The restaurant is a tribute to the film ‘Forrest Gump’ and features a menu of comfort food from the American South that reflects the film’s setting in Alabama. Shrimp is of course the specialty but there’s something to delight everyone on the menu including all American burgers, crisp salads and indulgent desserts. Relax in a fun, casual setting where the friendly staff will welcome you just the way Forrest and his ‘best good friend’ Bubba would!
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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WarrenG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife is the biggest forest gump fan ever! She was overwhelmed before we entered. The personal service and experience provided by Mariano made it the best experience ever, she cried!

Thank you, truly.

In the words of a family friend we’ll be back!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Warren, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that Mariano made the experience even more special. Once again thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food good, surrounding unique

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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Shellac
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service charge so not really discounted but great food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Sadly overpriced. But worth a visit if you love Forrest Gump

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We will take on board comments regarding the prices, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other themed restaurants in the area and current economic market. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We always enjoy bubba gump and the food was nice . However our server had his mask under his nose. Also we were in a booth and a party was seated on the next one - not 2 metres away

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Steve, Thank you for your feedback. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us and to maintain the highest standards, so it is concerning to have read that during a time like this we did not meet your expectations. We take this very seriously and would like to investigate your feedback in detail. Please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk, quoting the date of your visit, time, and booking name. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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EduardD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The decorations are awesome, the staff is friendly, the methord of ordering is simple and efficient, and the food of course was lovely

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Eduard, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and theme. Looking forward welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant xx

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and food was great.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was the second time going to Bubba Gump but this time was so much better than the first time. The food was amazing and our waiter he was amazing too. The service was good.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear the we was able to fulfil that. If you remember the name or description of your server please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk so we can pass on the comments to them. Once again thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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SvitlanaG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bubba Gump is the best shrimp restaurant I know. Highly recommended :)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear the we were able to fulfil that. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Staff was very polite and helpful will definitely go again

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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LauraLH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I has become kind of a tradition for me to have lunch here for my birthday. Love the restaurant, love the decoration and the food if absolutely amazing and so delicious. Great place.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we made your your birthday a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time eating here but definitely wont be our last. Food served hot and tasty shrimp was superb. Not the cheapest place but dont let prices put you off. Food is great

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Monica004
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

This place is ok ... but considering there is a theme ( which is why we went with kids ) service did not acknowledge that .
Food is ok . Wouldn’t rush back . Have been in USA .. where it was a better experience

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience from the moment we walked in until we left. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was great and was even better that eat out to help out was still on. We would definitely eat there again and loved the American experience. It was lovely that my daughter was surprised by and ice cream treat and happy Birthday was sung to her and staff made her feel special.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that our staff were able to create a memorable experience on such a special day for you and your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

I knew we weren't going to get value for money but I hoped we would get at least some of the ambience we experienced at Bubba Gump whilst living in the States . The surroundings were tired and lacklustre, the staff were uncharismatic and disinterested. Overpriced is an understatement. An extremely disappointing experience.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Jane, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us. It is concerning to have read that your experience was disappointing. Please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk, quoting the date of your visit, time, and booking name so we can look into this further. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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PatriciaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Lots of food, excellent service, Covid secure and good ambience. Food we chose was deep fried in main and though shrimp was good, thought the restaurant was over-priced. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that we were able to make you feel safe and comfortable during a time like this. Stay Safe! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience for my 24th birthday! Amazing food!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that we were able to make you birthday an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Noddyrf
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great meal, after a long day in the city

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SandyBay
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was was my second visit to this restaurant during Covid-19, I felt very safe and the staff were very helpful and welcoming. It’s good to go out and have a normal day enjoying great food and drinks and reasonably priced.
I have recommended this restaurant many times because of the warmth you get each time you come.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your kind words are appreciated. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that we could make you feel safe and comfortable during a time like this. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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LaraineB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

I was so looking forward to my return visit to bubba gump after coming a few years ago. I had raved to my friend about it and the food was outstanding. This time it was a real disappointment. Music was blaring which seemed more for the staff than the customer with no relation to Forest Gump. The waiter was incredibly annoying and you could tell he was milking it for a big tip. He just kept pestering us unnecessarily and was embarrassingly over the top. The batter on the fish was soggy and the hush puppies were tasteless. I remember the quality of the food last time was outstanding but this was poor by comparison. We would have stayed for dessert but couldn't wait to get out. I did not pay the full tip as I won't be forced to tip if the service is poor and as soon as the waiter realised this he was completely disinterested, he barely said goodbye, which compared to his over acting throughout the meal was even more obvious that his attitude throughout was not genuine. Very sad to say that I will not return and I will not recommend.

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AMA26
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and big portions for sure! My partner and I enjoyed every mouthful of our respective meals. The service was great with quirks like a Forrest Gump quiz at the end of our meal. Great experience :)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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TMayne
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Really poor food, greasy and cheap but with an expensive price tag. Would not return or recommend.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Customer, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us. We are disappointed to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. All comments will be passed on to our Head Chef, and looked into thoroughly. We hope to restore your faith again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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cityfan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and plenty of it. Our server was so obligingly helpful. Just a shame that the restaurant wasn’t full due to the restrictions. Definitely will return when in London again.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit Yes, we hope to be back in full affect soon! Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Gemmap
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great, the staff were so attentive especially to allergies and intolerances with lots of alternative options provided!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Gemma, Thank you for the review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us and to maintain the highest standards; so we are thrilled to hear that the staff were attentive to you and of course especially to your allergies and intolerances. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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GavinD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, service and staff
Food was amazing

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for the review We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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josephk
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Poor quality food especially given the price point. Not like any other bubba gump they have the name and that's all.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking time to feedback us. It is disappointing to read that the food did not meet your expectations. Please email us at info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk if you would like us to pass on anything in specific to our head chef, that could help us in the future. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Had a nice time. Service was amazing, with very friendly and attentive staff. Food was overpriced though

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are pleased to hear that you had a nice time and that the service you received was amazing. All comments have been passed on to the relevant department, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other themed restaurants in the area and current economic market. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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RashidaZ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food at Bubba Gump was great as usual. The only slightly disappointing item was the platter of desserts which weren't up to their usual standards.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Rashida, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food. Your comments about the platter of dessert 'Best of the best sampler' will be shared with the head chef, who will look to improve this for the future. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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SMMC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was cold. Waiter was rude and rushing. Ribs was funny coloured and mushy shrimp tasted like fat and oil

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking time to feedback us. We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Bubba Gump London. Please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk letting us know what went wrong, please also let us know the date, time and name on your reservation and we will be happy to look into this further for you. Best regards, Bubba Gump London Team

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service.
Also a great atmosphere 👌

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Colin, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump London Team

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Glynny
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Although the service and food was very good, we were a little surprised that in one hand they gave us a discount, then added a service charge. A little disheartening, but still enjoyed the meal.

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LibbyS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

So overpriced food wasn’t even nice but the service was good. Very small portions for the price and it was cold

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Libby, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that the service you received was well, however, It is disappointing to read that you did not enjoy your food. Please email us at info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk if you would like us to pass on anything in specific to our head chef, that could help us in the future. Our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other themed restaurants in the area and current economic market. Regards, Bubba Gump London Team

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EthanP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Paul the manager was exceptional he made us feel extremely welcomed and he had even took the time to have a great conversation about Australia. Paul had lived there for a while and me and my partner are travelling there in 2021. I am a lifelong fan of forest gump and that visit has just sealed it! Cannot wait to go back!!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Ethan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful a review about our General Manager Paul, he will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

We booked via groupon and were given the wrong menu. I explained there was 2 deals on group on and we had specifically booked the more expensive one as we preferred that menu. Some confusion to begin with, manager came over and asked to see the deal I had booked etc. Explained the deal was not supposed to be live however honoured our booking. We had already paid anyway so was to be expected. I have visited bubba gumps in the USA, first time visiting the location in London. The food was good, however I ordered a lava flow cocktail which was nothing like how it’s supposed to taste. It is supposed to be iced/blended however this was very watery and tasted foul.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jacquline, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and have passed on your comment about the drinks to the bar team, who will look to improve this for future. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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DominicA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Food is not tasty at all! Heaven shrimp is more like heaven fries. Don’t order it! Overpriced for a few shrimps on top

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elizabethb
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good, fun atmosphere that embraces all things forest gump with the benefit of great lasting food and drinks. Try the ‘run forest run’ smoothie. Amazing.

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staceyj
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic food and venue. we will definitely be booking a table again

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HappyChick74
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always and Covid restrictions were in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had pre-booked because of Covid and it was an easy and pleasant visit. The restaurant was signed posted and hand sanitizer was available. I just love the atmosphere of bubba’s and the food is good too. We was celebrating our anniversary, and we hat better way to start than with a nice meal and awesome pudding to finish.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London is rated 4.1 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.