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Bbar

#211 of 17,074 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Westminster
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43 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, England
+44 20 7958 7000
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a treasure that you could easily miss. The high-backed chairs and relaxing atmosphere were a great relief after walking all over the area around Buckingham Palace. Our server, Mario, did an excellent job of explaining the menu and giving a variety of suggestions. I had the chicken schnitzel which was tender and delicious! My husband had a... More 

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Thank Julie R
California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying next door at the Rubens Hotel, and didn't feel like fighting traffic. We had a great burger and salad at a reasonable (for London) price. The décor was cool -- a modern/African theme. The menu was varied -- not just burgers -- and the service was very good.

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Thank Tourer_Dave
Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying next door at Hotel 41, arrived back at our hotel quite late and without a reservation for dinner. They moved heaven and earth to fit our party in and we were so glad they did! Loved the decor (it's not the tiny little pub it looks from the outside!), really good affordable menu, great cocktails and the... More 

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Thank NglMjs
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to serve!! Our head chef will always go out of his way to accomadate any requests so "tweaking" is no problem for our front of house team. Also we love it when guests pop in from our sister properties next door!! Thank you for the great review... More 

Readington, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and the service was superb Atmosphere is very cozy and drinks were great. Food was so fresh and really amazing. I thought it was going to be just a little pub but it was really surprising and really good. I noticed that they provided amazing service to all of the patrons that were sitting around us. This... More 

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Thank M E
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

A fantastic review, thank you so much. The team really appreciates your comments and it helps them realise that all my nagging, pushing and chiding is for a reason. We look forward to seeing you in the future... More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love BBar. We stayed at the Nadler Hotel and had lunch and cosmos daily. Very friendly people and food was tasty and affordable. I highly recommend this place. The chicken sandwich and the classic cheeseburgers are delicious. best cosmos in town

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Thank Slavica B
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

Hi Slavica, Thank you for taking the time to credit our mixologists, they put so much effort in and are often taken for granted. A big high five from Marcel, Tony, Tommy and Michael !! More 

Charlotte, NC
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124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were staying next door at The Rubens, we decided to pop in here for an early dinner one night. We didn't have a reservation so it was a good thing we went early (about 5:30). It's not very big and was crowded by the time we left. I had a delicious Caesar salad with chicken and my husband... More 

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Thank kgoley
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

We are really happy you enjoyed everything and Arty our head chef really apreciates your feed back. Until next time... have a great vacation! More 

Tampa
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant three years ago and loved the ambiance and excellent food. It's nice to know that some good things don't change and are still reliable. My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious meal here on a rainy evening. Our only regret? We were too stuffed for what I know would have been a wonderful dessert. Next time... More 

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Thank WriterLynTampa
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

Hi Lyn, Thanks for comming back and visiting us, as always a pleasure to serve... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bbar has a wheelchair accessable entrance. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and portion sizes are adequate. However the bill included a 15% service charge which was not discressionary.

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Thank stephenhilesmduk
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your great comments on food and service. I would really apreciate it if you could tell me at what table you sat at and how many in your party, because we only ever put 10% service charge on tables that order food and no service on tables with just drinks. Also our service charge is... More 

London
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't the first choice for 8 of us to dine. There was some scepticism as the pre-theatre menu looked limited and, maybe, appeared too cheap to give comfort for quality. HOWEVER, Bbar became part of the conversation during and after our visit as everyone loved the experience. In fact, we were all grateful that TOZI was so inflexible with... More 

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Thank highsider
Ian P, General Manager at Bbar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great comments, Krisztian your waiter for the evening is walking on air now!! See you soon... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend booked this restaurant in a last minute search for a place near Victoria that could accommodate 8 people. No one had visited here before and we will return. Bbar has a great atmosphere with very friendly and efficient staff, we felt looked after. The set menu is very good value and I actually thought the food was lovely.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $79
Cuisine
European, African, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7958 7000

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Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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