Busaba Eathai - Chelsea

3.8
19 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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Busaba Eathai Chelsea is a stone's throw from Battersea Bridge, nestled in amongst the bespoke boutiques and designer stores of Chelsea.

The diverse but simple menu offers a flavoursome selection of Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with an authenticity and freshness that surpasses expectations. The menu also offers an extensive list of Asian inspired juices and smoothies and delivers a simple yet intelligent selection of wines.

Please note that depending on available space, you may be seated at a communal table.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai, Southeast Asian, Asian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11pm

Friday, Saturday: 12pm - 11:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7349 5488
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Busaba Eathai King"s Road is a 15 minute walk from Sloane Square and Fulham Broadway tube stations.
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Special Events & Promotions
Busaba Eathai can cater for your next event and menus can be customised to include your favourite dishes. Please contact leila@busaba.com
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout
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3.2
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3.5
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WP
London
36 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went here to use a voucher we had been given because of a disastrous night at another branch. There are never enough staff at these restaurants, and the furniture is very uncomfortable. You have to climb out of your place to get out! Food was good though, this time. Nice and spicy...

v
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasty, fast and fairly priced

H
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Lost for words at how awful the service from the staff was. Had to ask for some plates and cutlery about 3 times and ended up having to stand up and get it ourselves. Very unfriendly staff who look like they'd rather be unemployed than working there. Wouldn't recommend this branch to anybody.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2015
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was fantastic but the service was not great at all. The waitress also questioned why I was 25p short for the optional service charge which I was only paying out of politeness. One waiter had been very helpful but unfortunately the others were generally rude and extremely unhelpful. I am not sure I will go back on the basis of this.

l
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was very slow. We entered the building and was not greeted by anyone however just as we began to sit down a representative attended. We found that the wait to place drinks and order was also very slow. Once the food arrived there was no improvement and one of the items arrived just as we were finished therefore I requested for this to be placed in a takeaway box.

If I am honest as pleasent as the staff were I do not believe that there should of been a charge for service. The staff did not realise that the service was slow as there was no apology offered at any time.

FT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Yummy Asian fusion food and reasonable prices. It's casual atmosphere and laid back so it's good for midday lunch and catch up. Nice cocktails although not the best I've tasted.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have been to several busaba's and have always experienced great food and service and this time was no different. Food tasted amazing and also arrived at our table really quickly, despite it being a saturday evening. Although I usually love the smell of incense, i think there was a little too much burning and it was quite stuffy and hot inside the restaurant but apart from that it was a pleasant evening

G
London
54 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is always good and the welcome is warm.
With a large work group there is something here to meet all of our dietary requirements and preferences and the atmosphere is relaxed.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There is definitely something there for everyone! The atmosphere is really friendly and the service was faultless. Recommend the squid for a starter!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2015
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

As a huge fan of Busaba, it pains me to write this. It's a genious conception, wonderful food and beautiful restaurants. The King's Road Busaba was the worst I have visited, the service was abismal! I waited 30 minutes for a bottle of beer, a further 20 minutes to order more drinks as our party arrived and when the food came we received main dishes 15-20mins before being served our rice and one of the starters came when we had finished our meal. The staff were rude, ignorant and the ambience was not like other Busaba's I have visited. Oh and I emailed the head office 5 days ago about the experience and haven't even had a response yet!!!!! DEFFO VISIT BUSBA...JUST NOT THIS ONE!

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I generally go to Busaba a lot but on the day I decide to introduce it to my extended family it let me down. It all started with the initial greeting by someone at the door. We had to wait for 10 minutes for someone to seat us despite several empty tables which didn't make sense. The person in the queue behind me kept on asking me why but I didn't have the answer. Once we were eventually seated and ordered our drinks the mistakes started. The drinks were not brought to the table in close proximity and my dad was waiting 15 minutes for his orange juice after we had received our drinks. Eventually we asked where it was and they said they had run out. When we ordered the food we were told that they had run out of some items as it was a busy day. Nevertheless we made our order. Next the food came excluding one of the dishes we ordered. We asked about the missing order 3 times to which the waiter replied, it's coming but it never came. We had to cancel it in the end as we had all finished our dinner. I have the busaba app on my phone so managed to pay the bill swiftly and leave. i was very disappointed as the food is nice and generally very good value. The service was a real let down and because we had young children with us made it even more frustrating.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Not a fan of the seating style - large square tables and benches with smaller groups all sat across corners - makes it very difficult to have a conversation if your neighbours are loud. Also no space for coats or bags save a couple of coat pegs at the edges of the room and no assistance offered in hanging them up - very surprising since the shared bench seating obviously makes getting up and down difficult! Food was good and reasonably priced however.

V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good but the place was packed and the service poor. Waiters were very friendly but customers don't know who their waiters are and we spent quite a lot of time waving to get their attention. One of our waiters was Argentinian and he was lovely but the place looks disorganised!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant, delicious food, good service, excellent environment.
Only that food quantity per serving just cannot fulfill even a normal woman... It's too little... I understand the concept of small dish for fine dining, but not that small, right?
Anyway, overall experience was good. Will still go if I want Thai food.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2014
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Staff were not very attentive. Waited a long time to be seen to.
No dessert menu.

W
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Although living in the area, this is the first time I have visited this restaurant and unfortunately I was somewhat disappointed. The restaurant itself is 'OK', but very cramped, and when busy somewhat hectic.

The food itself was edible, but nothing to write home about, and seeing as it is basically a glorified Wagamamas the price was not warranted.

Won't be going again, sorry!

g
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love going to this place. It's a really nice place to sit and have dinner, with a good ambiance and the service has generally been pretty good too. My favourite dishes are actually the vegetable side dishes - Chinese broccoli and morning glory, but the squid and fried chicken are also particularly good.

G
London
54 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I dined with a large group from work and we had a really relaxed and delicious meal. One of my colleagues eats here regularly and everything was great, the squid was amazing and the service relaxed and friendly

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food at a very reasonable price for the location.
One drawback was limited spirits at the bar.. I like a good whiskey after a meal.