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Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

Satay Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sataybar.co.uk
  • Phone: 0844 474 6080
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was nice and the staff were very helpful and friendly."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Took a foodie for a night out - the food was great, but I really went for the cocktail, so happiness all round"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Satay never let's me down, went there "just because" the food was amazing and the cocktails are generous"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "I absolutely loved it..second time dining and I enjoyed every minute of it."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "I love satay bar! The cocktails are yummy and the food is amazballs! "
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Lovely night. Good food. Quick service and attentiveness of staff. Dewi is great!!!"
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Really good food! The service was quick even though it was so busy. Had an amazing atmosphere too"
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "I love satay, the foods amazing, the drinks are fantastic and the service is wonderful."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Went here and it was just so loud. Can't even have a conversation with my group as I can only hear noise. Food is good but we were rushed and really didnt like the noise. I think it's more of a place for drinks and not dinner."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "With a complimentary glass of Prosecco - lovely! As always Satay Bar is good food, good value - all round great bar/restaurant."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Although the food here is very nice, more needs to be done to achieve a pleasant dining experience as the ambience is non extistant.. very noisy and over crowded - at one point I was nudging elbows with the diner next to me - as they tried to squeeze six people on a table for four. To be fair, after a word with the waiter he did relocate them, only to replace them with another group of five!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "My friends and I enjoyed a night out at the Satay Bar and found the food very tasty and good value for money. With the Happy Hour for cocktails thrown in the experience was a resounding success."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Got seated and served quite quickly. The service was quite good only thing I was disappointed that I couldnt have steamed fish...all the fish options were fried."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "My sister and I went here before we went to the cinema (conveniently located next door!). It was cocktail hour and the atmosphere definitely felt more like a cocktail bar than restaurant. Menus were a bit tatty but service was quick. Starters were great, my tempura prawns had the perfect batter. Then my Pad Thai was a very generous portion size and tasty too. Very good value for money. The staff like to hover a bit which I don't particularly like, but didn't ruin meal. Would return."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "This was the very first time that I was able to dine at the Satay Bar, but previous to that I had heard how great the food was. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, and have already recommended this restuarant."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "I enjoy the restaurant every time I've been there. It's a good ambience and service. The staff are extremely friendly and are always there to help."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "The waitress' we had were very lovely and tried to accommodate for everything we needed. It was a bit noisy, so at times it was hard to hear our conversations and im in two minds about whether to go there with just me and my partner. Overall the food was nice, I would recommend seasoning the chargrilled chicken more though, we had to mix it with our yakitori starter sauce. I will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks"
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "I've been to Satay on numerous occasions and i have to commend them on their amazing Laksa. I was going to order it this time but being on a diet i ordered the crispy squid + mango salad. I was disappointed when it arrived and all of the squid was battered and deep fried so i was unable to eat any of it. I should've asked really to be fair. Otherwise service, atmosphere, & cocktails are amazing!"
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "Big fun atmosphere which would be great for groups."
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "Took my mum to satay bar for her birthday. Beef ribs were cold and over cooked, .waitress was impatient and unfriendly. Service is usually good at satay bar, I have been coming for years so was very surprised at the food and service"
    dined on 06/03/2014