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“Quality food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai
35 Panton Street | Leicester Square, London SW1Y 4EA, England (Trafalgar Square / Embankment)
020 72997900
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Ranked #3,323 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Description: Nestled between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, Panton Street offers a tranquil oasis from neighbouring tourist spots.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I have eaten here a number of times now and on each occasion the food has been excellent.
I really like the atmosphere which is open and friendly, there is a combination of big square tables or outward looking window seats.
Food and drink are well priced and service is good.
My favourite, calamari for entree followed by Pad Thai

Visited August 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“great late night dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Visited after cinema and food was quick and well presented. Usually I am eating in Bicester village branch but Panton st was great with equally good service and food. On our next visit to London we will eat there again .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canterbury
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39 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“An excellent place with a wonderfully maintained quality, each time we go to eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Busaba has become our very favourite Thai place in London! It provides consistently high quality food, excellent service, a good wide choice of food to eat, dishes to choose from.

We also love the large selection of alcohol free cocktails: my very favourite is the mojito! Yummy!!!

The food is innovative and varied, from the list of appertisers via the delicious salads: warmly recommend the one with the green papaya in it! Refreshing and delicious!

I love see food, but duck is equally tasty, not mentioning the lovely side dishes, including very much the squid!!! And broccoli!!! There is a huge selection of rice to chose from, white, brown, sticky… you name it!

The dishes come as they are made ready, i.e. not usual formality as in old fashioned restaurants. So relaxed, best way of sharing and tasting……

One can sit at large tables, or alone, at the window, for more privacy. The place is open outside main eating hours, when it is much quieter, and one can feel happier.

But if a lively place is what you are after, this is the place for you, as well. At main feeding time it is full of happy customers. What fun!

Warmly recommend it. I know I am going there, absolutely definitely, when next time in London again.

(Apart from the one in Penton street near Leicester Square, there are many more Busaba Eathai places: i suggest, look them up on their website, for the addresses !)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ludres, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“nice and good restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

You can eat very well Thai, some dishes are very spicy, ask for an explanation before ordering.
the dining room is a little noisy.Large table that we share with others,

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent for a Large Family Group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Considering the proximity of this Restaurant to Piccadilly/Leicester Square all 8 of us were seated round a table on a Saturday Night with no problems and to stay on chatting afterwards with no sense of being pressurised to leave.The food was wide ranging so that everyone in the party found something to their taste.and the flavours were sharp and authentic.The final bill was more than reasonable for such high quality food.My grandchildren loved it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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