Bbar and Restaurant

4.4
418 reviews
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£25 and under
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Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Bbar is an inviting watering-hole, just two minutes’ from Victoria Station, that successfully mixes safari chic with colonial cool. The menu is international, but with a strong South African accent. The two bars serve an impressive 110 wines and over 60 cocktails, with warm and welcoming service to match.

Bbar is also a versatile venue for all manner of parties, including exclusive 'drinks & canapé's' functions for 250 people and private dining for 100 guests with bespoke menus.

43 Below is an intimate lower bar that can be booked separately - perfect for private parties of up to 70 people.

Bbar offer a unique and mouth watering take on Afternoon Tea available daily.
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CP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went post theatre for a birthday meal.
Looked after us well including a birthday dessert for the birthday girl.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, always full of people. Food was great, very reasonable price, good for after work drinks, date and friends' reunion. Highly recommend!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went on a recommendation, nice inside, good service but was disappointed with choice of South African options and food tasted a bit bland, but perhaps that was just the South African options.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming staff and the food is delicious

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a 12 noon Christmas Eve lunch reservation. Unfortunately when we arrived the restaurant was closed. We never received any notification.

B
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We booked after looking on Trip Adviser. We were disappointed with the food the sandwiches had strange filling and one was inedible. The scones were mini and hard. As we were in London for a Service at Westminster Abbey it was very disappointing.

MP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal,fish and chips for me, chicken SPCA’s are sald for friends, Staff. Dry helpful and welcoming. Am returning,

G
London
166 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to bbar for a colleague’s birthday and it was lovely. Between the 3 of us we had the salt beef sandwich, fish and chips, and a veggie burger. We were all very happy with our choices.

A
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of seven old work colleagues reuniting after several years. The service was excellent we werenot rushed at all and spent several hours in restaurant eating and drinking several bottles of wine and prosecco.
Ideal if you need a great restaurant near Victoria station.
We ate the burger, seabass, prawns with linguine and barbecue chicken all excellent as were the desserts.

LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful find. As a South African living in London some 24 years, it was a great fusion of the two cultures and the food was amazing.

RM
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Myself and my partner had lunch at the Bbar pre going to the theatre. An excellent venue, with very comfy seats, good food and outstanding service. Only complaint/observation would be that the wine is a tad on the expensive side for what it is. Probably just a country boys view on London prices!
Definitely recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBar is a good place to have a business meeting. I booked this place for my Director.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a great lunch with girlfriends on a day out to London.Homemade soup was delicious! Chicken salad was very tasty,generous portions. Excellent service,one of our party was temporarily using a wheelchair,all staff very helpful and polite.Would thoroughly recommend.

DF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good cakes and savouries. Service was casual even though restaurant was quiet.

AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great venue, amazing and attentive staff.
Great location, and descent food

s
London
126 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Love the surroundings, food was competent and service was efficient

S
London
59 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My 5th time here and again brilliant food, service and ambience. Booked for a company lunch and all the plates looked delicious. We also had the cocktails (strawberry daiquries) and wine.

The short rack ribs fell of the bone and presented beautifully, people ordered the fish and chips, chilli, BBQ salad and the Chicken Snitzel they all looked so good. Will definitely book again and again.

DR
London
30 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Not been here for a while but as good as ever! Nice atmosphere and super fish pie!!!

BP
Surrey
76 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

B Bar offers friendly, informative service and excellent food with a South African twist.
Whilst a little expensive for everyday dining, it is certainly to be recommended for quality of food and really helpful service.

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all ordered African Burgers.
Amazing.
The cocktails are very good quality and well presented.
Highly recomended

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall package. Very friendly efficient staff to delightful food. Excellent presentation.

s
London
126 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went here just before a tour of the palace. An excellent start to the afternoon. We were so very well looked after.

S
London
59 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend and I went for a work lunch, it did not disappoint, staff and service was brilliant and what a lovely relaxing place to be, BBar felt quite airy too, the food was served spectacularly both of us chose the per peri chicken. Definitely worth a visit.

GS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty standard pub, standard food and decent service. Value for money was very good.

CP
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I went with a friend to Bbar for a catch up dinner. The staff were very helpful, allowing us to take our time ordering and allowing us to stay at the table without interruption for a long time after finishing eating. The food was good, drinks were nice too. The only downside is that it's a little over priced for the type of food, but not unexpected given the location.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Requested something not on the menu and were told the chef was happy to . Will definitely go again when visiting London,

p
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table for three people from 3.15pm but due to a delayed train I phoned the restaurant to amend the booking time of arrival.
To my horror I was rudely informed that the restaurant had no knowledge of my booking, which they blamed on Open Table (which supposedly other customers had experienced), and another later table could not be found!
This is the second time I have made a booking through Open Table and despite confirmation emails the restaurant claimed to have no knowledge of my booking! I am unsure if the fault rests with the restaurant or Open Table but I am unlikely to use this website ever again!

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very cosy restaurant if you go at the back. You can have a nice conversation with friends and at the same time, through the big screen above the entrance, you can follow what's going on (especially during the Rugby world cup)!
Staff was very friendly and was keeping us updated about the score!

BS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My friend and I received outstanding service from Bbar from 19:30-22:30, after which point we received appalling service. The food was delicious, the decor and ambience were great (although the rugby on the telly in the adjacent bar is not suitable for all occasions), and the waiting staff were really knowledgeable and helpful. But when we tried to order a night cap just after 22:30, we were abruptly told they were closing soon, without prior warning of last orders. We eventually negotiated a last drink, but when we weren't sure we'd received the correct drink and tried to flag the waiter down to check, he treated us like strangers (despite being very professional and friendly earlier in the evening) and tried to palm us off to his colleagues. The abrupt downturn in service quality was an extremely disappointing end to an otherwise outstanding evening.

G
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theatre menu and service were both very good. The food is well cooked and presented.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great dinner here. Wonderful cocktails, wine and food. Will eat here again next time we're in London.

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty and presented well. Read a few reviews on here that said its not pricey but it's fairly pricey two burgers and two drinks totalled to £40+ also dessert menu was very limited, was excited to try something I saw on the trip advisor pics and it was not on the menu so was disappointed with that. All in all great vibe well presented restaurant and good food would recommend to a friend

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place, friendly, fun and insightful staff.

Food was delicious and the drinks choice huge. The steak I had had definitely secured another visit.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Despite our booking we had to wait 25 minutes for our table.
We ordered drinks whilst we waited but the staff forgot, and had to be reminded.
Overall staff were friendly but chaotic.
Food was Ok, not great but overpriced. £16 for an average burger that you'd pay half that in GBK for similar.
Not one we'll be going back to.

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service from waiting staff. The food was a little slow to arrive but when we mentioned to the staff that we had limited time as we were going to a concert, that made sure things got moved along a bit faster.

K
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Thanks again to the friendly staff for a pleasant evening in a great atmosphere. A little bit different from the usual with a great ambiance, good menu and choice of drinks.

VS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very warm welcome and nice busy feel to bbar. Bellinis and curry main course delicious and could not be faulted. However the desert of pavalova was just a pile of cream, when this highlighted to the waiter he just smiled and took the pile of cream away! So would recommend but just be careful with desert choices.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed a pre theatre meal...3 courses for just £21. Veggie choice was limited but I'm used to that. Food was nice, service quick and great value. Would recommend.

CL
London
28 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I don't know why Victoria has so few restaurants that are worth a visit. But at least BBar stands out, with a fun design and very good service. I had a nice lunch there. The menu isn't huge, but it's interesting and different and the food was good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

good for a burgers and chips and cod and chips...however you will be waiting half your lunch for the food to come. This is the 3rd time ive been here and waited more than 30 minutes for my food. It was okay because i was with a group of friends and we were enjoying an extended lunch but the wait is a little siolly. i do really enjoy their burger and their cod so its good food when it comes just it gets tiresome waiting 30 minutes for a ceaser salad.

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