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

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4.2
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3.9
service
4.1
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3.7
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The receptionists is rude. Otherwise everything was perfect

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had to wait for 20 mins to have our table ready

JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waited an hour for my table even though it was pre booked and watched people come kn after me and be sat immediately . seated on a table where my partner was sat underneath a speaker (it was her birthday) and I was sat opposite at the end of the bar where staff continuously picked up drinks and trays from over the top of my head whilst banging into me . Partners order came out completely the wrong dish so had to be sent back , by the time it came back my food was cold as I had waited to eat together seeing as it was her birthday ..... all in all staff acted like they was doing you some sort of favour by doing their jobs , food was ok if it had been warm .

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good and service will be back soon !

j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent service, however the food is not that great

MP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and ambiance are good but wine is far too expensive.

ST
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

unfortunately the venue did not live up to expectations. The food was mediocre- the service was not great. Some confusion over which order the food would arrive - one main dish completely missing. Attention to detail was not good and £60 for the cheapest bottle of wine.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow. They took it off our bill in the end and gave us a free desert. The food was just above average and it was not worth the price tag. The ambience was v good.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

High quality sushi and nice service. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxed

M
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience and good food. A very warm welcoming.

J
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service from staff wasn’t very good.
When the food arrived it wasn’t hot.
The waitress was very abrupt and didn’t really listen to our concerns.

NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was really bad and over priced, service was very slow

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a good place and classy for luxury dining

TC
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely but portions were very small. Definitely over priced. Venue decor was lovely and service was amazing. Noise level was very high, felt like a club

NA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Due to rain on the day, there was A LOT of traffic on the road. I called to inform that I was running late and was told that’s ok. When we arrived (@10:25), I spoke to a lady at the desk, I assume she was superior in her role as opposed to the other ladies that was there as all the decisions were being made by her. I explained that we rang informing we were running late. She told me there’s nothing she can do and we’d have to leave as there’s no tables. I told her as the fault is ours why we are late, we’ll wait until a table is available, she was very persistent in telling me that there won’t be any tables available for the night! I even went as far as explaining it is birthday celebration so we can wait until a table is ready but No she insisted that other people are coming. So I kept wondering what did I do wrong, I politely asked my questions and was very patient with her whilst she nonchalantly looked away. I kept thinking this is the worst service ever. We asked another lady that was walking past and she said she’s going to have a look to see if there’s any tables free. As she went ahead and looked I went over again to speak to the other lady that I assume is the supervisors for the other ladies. Again her response were very rude and She just really wanted us to leave as she kept telling there is no tables and there will not be any more for the night. Whilst she was telling me that the lady that went to look for a table informed me that a table was free and they’re just cleaning it up. You could see the look on the ladies face that she didn’t want us there and at that point I felt as if I wasn’t a customer just The same as everyone else who is paying their money. I would NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone simply because of the customer service that I received at the front desk from the lady that was in black and had a red scarf thingy around her neck. The younger ladies were more friendlier and more willing to help unlike the supervisor.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nous avions réservé pour 2 personne pour 22h15 et ont nous a donné une table a 23h30. Je ne comprend pas à quoi sert une réservation.

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ZB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Booking was for 9pm, arrived and was informed table not ready and to please wait by bar. Got a couple drinks and waited at the bar but were not seated at table till 10pm at which point we then ordered our starters and mains with some drinks again but food took about 30 minutes to come and still no drinks. Our main then followed another 30 mins later after being told by the waiter that the kitchen is busy and this is after he had to ask us for what we ordered again. Mains arrived and still no drinks to which I had already asked the waiter 3 times for. Food was great didn’t have dessert as by the time we ate starter and mains and finally got our drink after over 1 hour it was midnight and couldn’t deal with the poor service. Staff at main entrance finding out who is who very moody and not a smile in site. We were there for an anniversary and felt completely let down especially for a restaurant based in Knightsbridge that should be giving top quality service for top buck

M
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing. But service and rude staff.
Overall disappointing

AG
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

It was mine and my girlfriends anniversary. Let me start by saying the service from our waiter was awesome he was very on-top of it all and made our dining experience amazing.
The starters were amazing, however the Main (I ordered the wagyu steak (for £60) and my girlfriend had the king prawns (£50). The steak was ok but not what I would pay £50 for it was very disappointing and the prawns were very over cooked. I am very disappointed with my experience at Buddah bar as I have been looking forward to visit for so long.
On top of this, the check Imo staff was very rude we were having a picture taken and she
Looked at us and then just walked right in front of the camera. Not the kind of
Service I Would expect for the price we paid.

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, staff were very kind and polite. Would definitely come back again.

YD
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was appalling and the food was average.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
London
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not a great

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister’s birthday. The atmosphere was so pretty, the service was really good and the waiters were really kind and polite. The food was amazing and I definitely recommend this place for everyone. My sister really enjoyed the food. She said it was wonderful and for that the overall experience is 10/10!!

OT
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was Terrible service was really bad and decor looked very cheap

S
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service and staff was really bad, we was waiting for water for 30 mins no drink munue was given.

K
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’ve been wanting to try Buddha bar for a while, booked it for a date a night and was really looking forward to it. The resturant it self is nice and so was the guy who was serving us. But that’s it. The food wasn’t great in my opinion and everything took for ever to come. We explained to the waiter that we wasn’t happy as we had been waiting for a long time and he spoke to the manager, who discounted our bill, which was good of them.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is nothing special, even wholefood sushi is better than that.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a good time, Greta food and drinks and atmosphere was super nice. Did find out waiter quite sexist my guy friend was pressured into ordering different cocktail due to it being “for females”. Anyhow great place to go!

AG
Italy
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Compare to Buddha bar Monaco it is quite low lever of design, cleanest of the restaurant and poor atmosphere))

I
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Not happy at all booked it for my birthday meal when came to paying in the end splitting the bill my friends was over charged because the man couldn’t calculate and when we insisted in calculating the remaing because he gave a wrong value he wouldn’t let us at that point everyone had enough just wanted to leave

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Chicken satay was undercooked.
What was supposed to be a nice anniversary meal , we came away never wanting to go there.

AL
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This is hands down the very worst service we have ever received in a restaurant. The staff at the front desk are unfriendly and our server was absolutely terrible - he made no effort to speak to us, left us waiting forever for everything and just grunted at us. We had a drink at the bar, the bar staff were nice although we found the cocktails very sweet with not much alcohol! We waited 45 mins to even get a bottle of wine which was then placed out of reach so we had to wait even more for refills, an hour for any food to arrive...no apology. Food when it came was just ok - tasty but only at room temperature (it was left sitting about a the waiters just left it laying around), we were too hungry to wait more so did not bother to send it back. It seems like this is a teenage hang out, a far cry from the Buddha Bar in Monaco which we regularly go to. We would never return and would not recommend to anyone.

K
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Terrible service all night, everything we asked for we had to wait for longer than 30 minutes.

a
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was amazing! Really enjoyed everything I ate along with the cocktail. However, the service was pitiful. Took a ages to get our orders taken and once our orders had been taken, took almost half an hour to get given our drinks. Wanting a second drink, I ordered a glass of wine that I didn’t receive. Amazing ambience and great food but seriously need to have better service.

DN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining experience at Buddha Bar was excellent
Had an amazing birthday and service was great with my waiter. A gentleman who realised it was my birthday and requested a birthday dessert. It’s nice that they pay attention to customer needs. Worth the money and really unique and pretty environment in a nice area. Thanks for having me, I will come again

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

When we came in was greeted by two lovely members of staff. They took us to the table this was really nice start.

But afterwards everything went down. I ordered some water to start with, three tables sat down after us and the provided them water. I had to promt the staff as I think they forgot.

Shorty afterwards I was trying to get the attention of two members of staff to place the food order. After calling them three times nothing. I had to get up and ask them to place the order.

When I asked what was recommended and how is the lamb dish, she couldn’t explain at all.

After 30 mins the food arrived and honestly it tasted absolutely horrible.

The mash in the lamb tasted like an antibiotic drug or something.

I eat at many fine dining restaurants but this one was horrible.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food great service.

Excellent choice of food and cocktails

Loved the decor

Would recommend

M
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for fine dinning. Food was really good

GP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Specifically requested a table that would be nice and secluded for my partners birthday however we were made to wait 20 minutes for our table no waiter had any idea or knowledge of our booking. Finally after the delay the floor manager decided to place us slap bang in the middle of the bar area within a few inches of two other tables we practically could have had our meal with the people either side of us. Almost a 2 hour wait for our main course on a Wednesday night is unacceptable yes it was busy as there was a network event but we arrived at 7:30...our mains arrived after 9pm. The only positive was the food, the quality was next to none the service however was terrible I hope next time our next visit is massively different.