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“Slow slow slow services”
Review of Buddha Bar London

Buddha Bar London
Ranked #4,528 of 24,268 Restaurants in London
Price range: $70 - $84
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
Description: Bringing unparalleled glamour and opulence to Knightsbridge, Buddha-Bar Restaurant London is a member of the world-famous fleet of Buddha-Bars. A hive of exotic wonder, guests can sample innovative cocktail mixes, fine wines and luxurious pan-Asian flavors in a setting filled with sensual lighting, authentic artifacts and elaborate Indian prints. A jaw-dropping destination, Buddha-Bar Restaurant promises to be one of London's most sought-after destinations.
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went there last night (Tuesday 29th Oct). Great location and atmosphere. But as many reviewers have pointed out the service is slow to the point of turgid. When paying such expensive prices for the food, service HAS to be spot on. Not so at all. Very sad that the management are not reading reviews and doing something about it. Spider crab rolls execllent. Not a place for vegetarians as my wife found out.

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Thank mehulp
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We came to the Buddha Bar for the first time to celebrate friends birthday. It was our pre-drinking place. The design and the atmosphere of the place is absolutely amazing. Staff is very nice and friendly. The manager is awesome, he is always full of energy! We had a bottle of wine and lots of "Love-shots" - these were the best shots I've ever had!
Place is phenomenal!

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1  Thank Tamara R
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Went here on tuesday night for dinner. Atmosphere was very nice, nicely seted tables. It was surprisingly busy for tuesday night. Very good music. Staff very attentive. Food was very tasty. The best was chicken salad! It sounded so simple but waitter recommended it, as it has been their signature dish for many years, so we decided to try it. I will be coming back for this salad definitely! Duck was very nice as well. Oh and the desert... chocolate fondant-piece of heaven- perfect finish of our tasty dinner.

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Thank Esmyra
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice moody atmosphere, unusual selection of cocktails, well executed and very, very moreish! However I was a little surprised that there weren’t any nuts/nibbles served as an accompaniment , or at least not unless you wanted to pay extra for them. When you’re paying over £15 per drink this seems a little stingy - especially when you’re also paying a 12.5 % service for sitting at the bar and the drinks are made in front of you.

Thank Laughable
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have recently booked a table for 6 in Buddha Bar London. My husband and I have once been in BB in Paris and loved it, so we anticipated the same or even more pleasant experience.
That is why we have chosen the newly open BB ( out of so many fancy places in London) to celebrate wedding anniversary.
Everything seemed fine at first; the theme music and the decor were promising. However, later we have realized that there was no dj and dancing after the dinner. Simply, after the dinner slot 7-10pm, we have been expected to go home. And here was the big surprise. For those who has never been in other BBs before, we need to advise that this a unique place with a club atmosphere where the DJ performance in music compilation is the main attraction.
Indeed, the only thing that suggested bar ambiance was the tiny light in the restaurant under which guests are supposed to read tiny lines of the menu book with exotic dishes. Well, quite arduous task, but the moment you screw up half close your eyes in struggle, an attentive head wired adviser jumps ready to make it easy for you...and push on the half parboiled soya pod hors d' oeuvre and standard package meal of only £60 per person with the drinks not yet included...Somebody has already rated as overpriced for average quality and, indeed, this is the truth !
Finally, BB London at the moment is a poor imitation of the world's class competitors and that is a real shame considering its location in the core of this extraordinary city.

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1  Thank Virginia M
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