Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sataybar.co.uk/
  • Phone: 08444746080x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MON 12:00 noon - 11:00pm

    TUE 12:00 noon - 11:00pm

    WED 12:00 noon - 11:00pm

    THU 12:00 noon - 11:00pm

    FRI 12:00 noon - 01:00am

    SAT 1:00pm noon - 01:00am

    SUN 1:00pm - 11:00pm


    Food served until 12:00 midnight Fri-Sat

    Food served until 10:30pm Mon-Thur, Sun
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Indonesian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Our restaurant is in the heart of Brixton so there a plenty of options to go partying, see a film, watch a live performance nearby. Simply put, we concentrate on serving good food and stunning cocktails and in a warm and welcoming environment.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Nearest Tube - Brixton
    Nearest Train Station - Brixton
    Choose any bus that goes to Brixton - there are a lot of them.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: You will find lots of parking nearby the restaurant.

A word from Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Brixton's most established independent Far-East Asian Restaurant. Awarded 5***** 'Scores on the Doors'.


Specialising in extremely reasonable and authentic Indonesian, Malay, Thai and Japanese cuisine. Cooked by chefs from the region and served by some of the friendliest staff in South London.

They also offer a full bar, with a lounge area/bar seating and specialise in classic cocktails plus their own original delights.

Happy hour every day (7 days a week) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

If your require further information, please visit their web site.
Entertainment: Satay is in the heart of Brixton so there a plenty of options to go partying, see a film, watch a live performance nearby. Simply put, they concentrate on serving good food and stunning cocktails and in a warm and welcoming environment.
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Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.8
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (85)special occasions (55)fit for foodies (50)outstanding value (43)romance (29)pre/post theatre (28)brunch (25)good vegetarian options (22)sunday lunch (21)outdoor eating (20)business meals (17)afternoon tea (10)disabled access (6)child friendly (4)Show More
  • Service poor
    Quality53
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    The Waiter who service us was good. However the service in the establishment is poor. They keep customer waiting to long. It seems as if they don't care about how customers feel as they are always busy. There is no negotiation it you don't like the taste or quality of the food ordered.
    Special Features:
    brunch
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  • Satay bar
    Camilla21
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I had a fantastic experience at the Satay Bar. Cocktails where amazing,food was tasty and the atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Great atmosphere!
    Clare
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I booked Satay Bar online on Tuesday for before a gig at Brixton Acadamy with my partner. The atmosphere was busy and buzzing, food was great, really tasty and they do happy hour from 5-8pm everyday! We would definately eat/drink here again. The only thing that I found was the happy hour doesn't really cover spirits and mixers but if your into cocktails they're £5 instea of £7.50 and look amazing and red stripes on tap for £3.50!!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satay bar
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Food excellent the staff were friendly and the atmosphere electric. Value for money worth every penny well done!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails
    PatriciaR
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Loved everything, food, cocktails, atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Good food but very noisy atmosphere so difficult to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • MrsAllen27
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Enjoy the food and the staff was very friendly. The restaurant is clean and tidy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastey but noisey
    Raesay
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    The decor was a bit dark for my liking but I can see that it would appeal to a younger crowd. The food was extremely tastey but the portions were huge. If that's what you like then you certainly get value for money in that regard. It was a bit too noisey - the music was very loud. I was with a friend who has a hearing problem and I had to shout for her to hear me. The service was excellent. All the staff were extremely accommodating and there was a good balance of attentiveness and leaving us be to eat our food and have our conversation. They also let us know how long we had our table for at the outset.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    DateNight
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Was my first time going to satay bar and booking online n me & ma partner had a fantastic time great food, cocktails, service & environment will defo be returning soon XxxX
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brilliant thai food
    leesh
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Food was excellent, cocktails are delicious especially the happy hour 5-8pm is great and service is fast. Only bad point is you have the table for 2hours then they kick you off, but you can go to the bar. It gets really busy and is quite noisy, other than that its a very nice gd value restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WELL DONE SATAY BAR
    3XGIRLSNIGHTOUT
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE SATAY BAR ONCE A WEEK FOR 4 YEARS. (BEFORE OR AFTER A MOVIE AT THE RITZY) WE HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL, THE SERVICE IS EXCEPITONAL. THE STAFF ARE EXCELENT AND VERY FRINDLY. IT'S ALSO VERY GOOD VALUE. TWICE A YEAR WE HAVE A 12 LADIES OUTING. EVERYONE IS IN AGREEMENT - IT'S FAB. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR. ALL HAIL THE SATAY BAR. LONG MAY WE CONTINUE TO VISIT WEEKLY. GERRY, TISHY & PIPPA XX
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • good food
    MrsAllen27
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The food was nice and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the whole, very good
    golddust2012
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Good food and service. The Friday and Saturday 2hour table policy does mean that there us a rushed feel at times, so we didn't have dessert. Cocktails are still the best part of the meal. Absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    KbrownVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Another pre theatre meal - the seafood curry was excellent, fresh food and spiced up as requested - their roti flat bread is really great. As always, the service is outstanding, very friendly staff who make sure everything is served quickly when they know you have a show to see - Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Wonderful time for all
    foody
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Happy hour cocktails to die for. Seated at booked table on time. Food glorious. Service friendly. What more can I say........ I'll be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it!!!
    macmiz
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Took a foodie for a night out - the food was great, but I really went for the cocktail, so happiness all round
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Katie
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Great food at the Satay Bar, all the cocktails are amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • Social evening
    Sheils
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    I invited a friend of mine who I had seen for a long time. I know he liked fish, so introduced him to the salmon and I had the snapper. We enjoyed the good food and the half price cocktails. Although can be a little noisy at times, but I suppose that is due to the groups of birthday parties etc. Staff were rushed off their feet, but still attended to customers in a courteous and pleasant manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Is Satay slipping?
    Regs
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    When I placed a booking I requested to be seated by the window however we were seated far away from the window as possible. It was very quiet on a Wednesday afternoon and all the tables by the window remained free throughout the time we were there. I've dined at Satay on several occasions prior to this visit and every time I ordered Roti Canai I'm sure there were three Rotis - but on this occasion there were only two. Other than the food was good. I'm not sure what happened on this particular day but normally I come away from Satay with a smile on my face.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, Good food
    Hennight1
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Really busy so the service is a bit lacklustre. Otherwise the food was really nice and I liked the atmosphere. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, group bookings
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
  • You can never go wrong
    Gymbunny
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Satay never let's me down, went there "just because" the food was amazing and the cocktails are generous
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, romance
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour is a must
    blondiejen
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Great choices for happy hour, especially recommend purple rain cocktail. Food was yummy and we were stuffed. Helpful staff at the start then we were left for some time.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings
    • Food
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satay Delight
    MRAC75
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    I have eaten at the Satay Bar on 3 occasions and have not been disappointed with the food or service. The cocktails are as delicious as the food especially with the addition of Happy Hour. The waiting staff are both friendly and attentive. I don't think I could recommend this place as a romantic venue as it does get extremely noisy as it is a very vibrant and busy diner. I am however looking forward to my next meal and hope that it will not be as noisy.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Satay but too noisy
    MIRA09
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    I checked the menu and booked online for after a film at the local cinema.next door. Being a Friday night I predicted it would be busy but.was not prepared for the noise. We arrived 30 minutes after Happy Hour (5-8pm) and I think a lot of people were very merry which is fine, but given this restaurant is in the heart of Brixton and filled with its aspiring and wannabes I had expected a more decorous crowd. We orded starters, main and fruit juices all of which tasted fresh, flavoursome and of quality. The portions were really generous: we had no room for dessert and even the raucous ambience did not spoil our appreciation of the food. Definitely recommend but a quieter time for couples looking for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cathy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I absolutely loved it..second time dining and I enjoyed every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
    • Food
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    • Service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Shesfab6
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have been coming here for years and its always a delight. The Food is delicious and reasonably priced. The Cocktails are fantastic and even better at Happy Hour
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    really good food , great atmosphere, lovely cocktails - its pretty loud inside and sometimes couldn't hear myself but that is because its very popular and the bar gets really busy - overall - a great experience! I'll be visiting again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Kbrown
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Service is great, I had the grilled squid and flaming lamb for starter and one of their noodle dishes (I forget the name), but all of the dishes are freshly cooked with fantastic ingredients and they give me an extra chili oil on the side to spice it up a bit, good value wines - will definitely be returning to sample their cocktail list!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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    • Ambience
    • Service
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  • Yummy food
    YumyTummy
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I love satay bar! The cocktails are yummy and the food is amazballs!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sataysfying the taste buds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    I 1st ate in this restaurant about 10 years ago, I have travelled abroad & returned only to find they still do the best seabass & tofu kebab with satay sauce on this planet.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Friday nights at Satay Bar
    FoodLover
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Nice ambience and food was delicious food. However, the service goes from not being vigilant to take orders (until 20 mins after being seated) to then bringing the main meal whilst still eating my starters! It felt very rushed with a 2 hour turnaround on Friday and Saturday night bookings. Dessert wasn't offered to us due to the 2 hour turnaround time almost expiring. Bill was presented just one hour after ordering. Toilets needed attending (paper on cubicle floors) at 8pm, still really early in the evening. Choice of happy hour cocktails has gone downhill since last visit. I ordered a Mai Tai and got a peach coloured drink.
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  • Great Night
    Satay3103
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Lovely night. Good food. Quick service and attentiveness of staff. Dewi is great!!!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Service
    Rettie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I booked a table for a friend and I as it was her birthday. Starter and drinks were received quickly, however we waited 40 minutes for our main course. Other diners were served before us. Our waitress served us and then we never saw her again. We asked countless times for other waiters/waitress to assist, they would go to the kitchen and not return. Finally our food came, my main was incorrect and then had to wait a further 15 minutes. Due to the slots being 2 hours we unable to have dessert which spoilt what was suppose to be a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • staff on tap
    foodstar
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Staff are always floating around. Tables are cleared quite quickly.Good location, not far from the station. Only problem is it can be quite loud.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating
    • Food
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place to eat...
    Jenster
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    Really good food! The service was quick even though it was so busy. Had an amazing atmosphere too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food but Poor Service
    AlayneStone
    Dined on 16/4/2014
    I've never had a problem with their service before but I decided to bring a group of friends and felt very let down by the service we received. The waiter was reluctant to take our drinks order. He walked off halfway through ordering the starters and so only half the starters arrived. After the first meal was brought to us, we had to wait 15 minutes until all 6 of us had our mains. We ordered more drinks but some were forgotten. We asked if we could opt out of paying the service charge and leave a smaller tip. The waiter said that if we don't pay the "optional" service charge, I would be blacklisted and unable to make a booking again. Surely this is illegal? I was appalled by their reaction - not a single apology, just excuses and threats!
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  • Great
    Sam1
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    I love satay, the foods amazing, the drinks are fantastic and the service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    DomRep
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    I had booked a dinner for us to catch up with some friends, which I'd booked in February, for a dinner on 12th April, so had completely forgotten about the 2 hour table limit. When I arrived at the restaurant there was no reminder of the 2 hour limit, the service was poor and we were not asked if we would like any more drinks, so we were always trying attract any staffs attention to get drinks. This poor service was compounded when the waitress brought the bill without our asking for it, she didn't even ask us if we wanted dessert, drinks or anything further, with the explanation that we'd already been at the table for 20 minutes extra! Appalling! If you have a 2 hr limit then service your customers so that they're ready to leave in 2 hrs.
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  • Great food and amazing cocktails!
    Aggie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have been here a few times and I have never been disappointed. The cocktails selection is very good and the food, panasian but mostly thai, is really nice. Atmosphere is quite nice relaxed but at the same time buzzing.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Having enjoyed the food and
    Bianca
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Having enjoyed the food and cocktails at satay bar I was not happy at the level of noise that came along with it. My friend and I was having trouble hearing each other we then left with a sore theta from shouting across the table. The waitress got a few of our orders wrong due to struggling to hear us.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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