Bbar and Restaurant

4.4
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428 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Pre/post Theatre
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Bbar is an inviting watering-hole, just two minutes’ from Victoria Station, that successfully mixes safari chic with colonial cool. The menu is international, but with a strong South African accent. The two bars serve an impressive 110 wines and over 60 cocktails, with warm and welcoming service to match.

Bbar is also a versatile venue for all manner of parties, including exclusive 'drinks & canapé's' functions for 250 people and private dining for 100 guests with bespoke menus.

43 Below is an intimate lower bar that can be booked separately - perfect for private parties of up to 70 people.

Bbar offer a unique and mouth watering take on Afternoon Tea available daily.

Specials

Pre-Theatre Dining 2 courses £20 3 courses £25 pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-7:00PM

Afternoon Tea £20 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 2:30PM-5:00PM

Bar Snacks from £4 per item

bbar serves delicious, simple food made with fresh seasonal produce to order and an impressive selection of wine and cocktails. Perfect for after-work drinks, mid-shop stop, leisurely lunch or evening out entertaining friends or clients.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-10:00PM

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J
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at bbar on numerous occasions . I find the quality of the food excellent, the staff friendly and appropriately attentive . I wouldn’t hesitate to return or to recommend to others.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had booked a reservation but showed up to find out that there was a private event going on and we weren’t allowed in. Communication would have been much appreciated prior to us making arrangements. Very disappointed.

CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere - friendly and attentive. Food was good but the menu had a lot of choices and suffered from trying to do everything.

RJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good ... but I miss the Maltesers and M&M they used to serve at the end of each meal.

GM
London
83 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

really fun and great food a bit of a find cant wait to go again XX

KR
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. My chilli prawn dish had just the right amount of flavour Attentive service comfy seats and lovely decor made this a good dining experience. The area was handy for transport links and just next to the theatre

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I had while visiting London!

MS
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bbar feels like a quality alternative to the high street chain restaurants. The location is superb and, whilst this is reflected somewhat in the price, it still feels like reasonable value for a Central London eaterie. It veers more towards restaurant than it does, say, diner or bar but, that said, they have a very good selection of bar snacks and bar area at the front. In the restaurant itself, there are families, couples, tourists and groups of friends but it doesn't feel crowded or oversubscribed. The service is attentive without being pushy and there's a pre-theatre menu for those on a budget.

JM
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went here based on the reviews and had mixed results. Service was great
Really attentive and friendly. Food was only ok. Avoid the stew/casserole. Good decor and comfortable seating

CP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went post theatre for a birthday meal.
Looked after us well including a birthday dessert for the birthday girl.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, always full of people. Food was great, very reasonable price, good for after work drinks, date and friends' reunion. Highly recommend!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went on a recommendation, nice inside, good service but was disappointed with choice of South African options and food tasted a bit bland, but perhaps that was just the South African options.

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming staff and the food is delicious

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 12 noon Christmas Eve lunch reservation. Unfortunately when we arrived the restaurant was closed. We never received any notification.

B
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We booked after looking on Trip Adviser. We were disappointed with the food the sandwiches had strange filling and one was inedible. The scones were mini and hard. As we were in London for a Service at Westminster Abbey it was very disappointing.

MP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal,fish and chips for me, chicken SPCA’s are sald for friends, Staff. Dry helpful and welcoming. Am returning,

G
London
168 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to bbar for a colleague’s birthday and it was lovely. Between the 3 of us we had the salt beef sandwich, fish and chips, and a veggie burger. We were all very happy with our choices.

A
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of seven old work colleagues reuniting after several years. The service was excellent we werenot rushed at all and spent several hours in restaurant eating and drinking several bottles of wine and prosecco.
Ideal if you need a great restaurant near Victoria station.
We ate the burger, seabass, prawns with linguine and barbecue chicken all excellent as were the desserts.

LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find. As a South African living in London some 24 years, it was a great fusion of the two cultures and the food was amazing.

RM
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Myself and my partner had lunch at the Bbar pre going to the theatre. An excellent venue, with very comfy seats, good food and outstanding service. Only complaint/observation would be that the wine is a tad on the expensive side for what it is. Probably just a country boys view on London prices!
Definitely recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBar is a good place to have a business meeting. I booked this place for my Director.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great lunch with girlfriends on a day out to London.Homemade soup was delicious! Chicken salad was very tasty,generous portions. Excellent service,one of our party was temporarily using a wheelchair,all staff very helpful and polite.Would thoroughly recommend.

DF
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good cakes and savouries. Service was casual even though restaurant was quiet.

AM
London
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great venue, amazing and attentive staff.
Great location, and descent food

s
London
126 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love the surroundings, food was competent and service was efficient

S
London
59 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 5th time here and again brilliant food, service and ambience. Booked for a company lunch and all the plates looked delicious. We also had the cocktails (strawberry daiquries) and wine.

The short rack ribs fell of the bone and presented beautifully, people ordered the fish and chips, chilli, BBQ salad and the Chicken Snitzel they all looked so good. Will definitely book again and again.

DR
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not been here for a while but as good as ever! Nice atmosphere and super fish pie!!!

BP
Surrey
76 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

B Bar offers friendly, informative service and excellent food with a South African twist.
Whilst a little expensive for everyday dining, it is certainly to be recommended for quality of food and really helpful service.

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all ordered African Burgers.
Amazing.
The cocktails are very good quality and well presented.
Highly recomended

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall package. Very friendly efficient staff to delightful food. Excellent presentation.

s
London
126 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went here just before a tour of the palace. An excellent start to the afternoon. We were so very well looked after.

S
London
59 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A friend and I went for a work lunch, it did not disappoint, staff and service was brilliant and what a lovely relaxing place to be, BBar felt quite airy too, the food was served spectacularly both of us chose the per peri chicken. Definitely worth a visit.

GS
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty standard pub, standard food and decent service. Value for money was very good.

CP
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I went with a friend to Bbar for a catch up dinner. The staff were very helpful, allowing us to take our time ordering and allowing us to stay at the table without interruption for a long time after finishing eating. The food was good, drinks were nice too. The only downside is that it's a little over priced for the type of food, but not unexpected given the location.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested something not on the menu and were told the chef was happy to . Will definitely go again when visiting London,

p
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table for three people from 3.15pm but due to a delayed train I phoned the restaurant to amend the booking time of arrival.
To my horror I was rudely informed that the restaurant had no knowledge of my booking, which they blamed on Open Table (which supposedly other customers had experienced), and another later table could not be found!
This is the second time I have made a booking through Open Table and despite confirmation emails the restaurant claimed to have no knowledge of my booking! I am unsure if the fault rests with the restaurant or Open Table but I am unlikely to use this website ever again!

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very cosy restaurant if you go at the back. You can have a nice conversation with friends and at the same time, through the big screen above the entrance, you can follow what's going on (especially during the Rugby world cup)!
Staff was very friendly and was keeping us updated about the score!

BS
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My friend and I received outstanding service from Bbar from 19:30-22:30, after which point we received appalling service. The food was delicious, the decor and ambience were great (although the rugby on the telly in the adjacent bar is not suitable for all occasions), and the waiting staff were really knowledgeable and helpful. But when we tried to order a night cap just after 22:30, we were abruptly told they were closing soon, without prior warning of last orders. We eventually negotiated a last drink, but when we weren't sure we'd received the correct drink and tried to flag the waiter down to check, he treated us like strangers (despite being very professional and friendly earlier in the evening) and tried to palm us off to his colleagues. The abrupt downturn in service quality was an extremely disappointing end to an otherwise outstanding evening.

G
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre theatre menu and service were both very good. The food is well cooked and presented.