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“Great Restaurant always a warm welcome back” 5 of 5 stars
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Bbar
43 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, England (Westminster)
+44 20 7958 7000
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Ranked #657 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $79
Cuisines: African, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant always a warm welcome back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is certainly one of my favourite restaurants in London and we are certainly spoilt for choice. When I am in the city I always try to make time to visit the place. I am always welcomed at the door with a cheery welcome back. The restaurant décor is of the South African Savannah, and they offer many South African delights, such as Biltong as a started, Boerewors sausages and the amazing zingy "money gland source" which is fantastic on steak. They also offer the famous Cape Brandy pudding. They have some excellent South African wines and the service is outstanding. The best bit is that prices are reasonable you wont have to re mortgage the house. Honestly this Restaurant is a treat

  • Visited October 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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Florida
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46 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Unusual menu, incredible food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The filet was one of the best that I ever had. The spring rolls were very creative and delicious. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable.

Visited October 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good quality food in an African themed setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went on the pretext that it was a South African restaurant, but didn't find a lot South African, but that did not distract from the fine quality food and pleasant African inspired decor. In fact, the fact that we didn't meet any SAfers in staff and customers was maybe a good thing, for whilst they have hospitality, service and food quality are not at the top of their virtues. Great food and nice colonial atmosphere with good meat, and a few SA specialities such as peri peri livers, served to us by a competent Eastern European lady.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Really nice meal. Made special because of the service. Great just before a show.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Taken my wife away to London to celebrate her birthday. Tickets booked for Wicked. I hope the show lives up to the hype but that will be a separate review.

Back to Bbar. In summary a really nice meal. Made special because of the service. From entrance and bar throughout to restaurant and meal.

We ordered the African burger and short rib which was really nice. Just waiting for deserts to arrive.

Final comment order the Malbec and admire the giraffes.

  • Visited October 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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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Beef and Rich South African Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great Beef and Rich South African Wine! It was an amazing combination after a long day of work.
The Dinner was still business orientated, and we got the opportunity to still talk about business, while enjoying good food and wine! I have to say company was good too and business went very smooth!

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