Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London

4.1
169 reviews
£25 and under
American
You’ll find Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant and market in the historic ‘Trocadero’ building, just a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. The restaurant is a tribute to the film ‘Forrest Gump’ and features a menu of comfort food from the American South that reflects the film’s setting in Alabama. Shrimp is of course the specialty but there’s something to delight everyone on the menu including all American burgers, crisp salads and indulgent desserts. Relax in a fun, casual setting where the friendly staff will welcome you just the way Forrest and his ‘best good friend’ Bubba would!
What 169 People Are Saying
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LarissaM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Was excited to try this place as I looove seafood. However, was quite disappointed with the food.. the food extremely oily and the flavour was so so! I probably won’t be coming back here again

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JohnY
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food. Strange ambiance though. I’ve been in a Bubba Gump in Orlando and it was a real experience - the staff were more enthusiastic, upbeat and bought into to theme. However the Piccadilly one was subdued and it didn’t feel like a Bubba Gump restaurant, just a normal restaurant with a bit of memorabilia and a little gift shop.

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TINAS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

due to covid, staff, food and cleanliness of the restaurant was outstanding and staff help myself and husband with the app for the menu while keeping their distance as per government guidelines. We will visit again when able.

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JackieJ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed 😞 maybe it was the dishes we chose and the Halloween cocktails but I wouldn’t visit again

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Really noisy and quite a few groups of diners that were obviously mixed households from the overheard loud conversations. Really expensive even for London. I have visited Bubba Gumps in Florida and was expected a similar experience but it didn’t hit the mark. Bland poorly presented food. A real shame.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Heather, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Please note, upon arrival all customers are asked if they live in the same household. We have not been advised by the GOV to ask for proof of this so we can only expect honesty from those who visit us. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We will take on board all comments regarding the prices, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other restaurants in the area.

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JoJoP
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Temperature was taken before we entered by a very courteous consiege. Food was great and staff were friendly.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 30 October 2020

Hello JoJo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Once again thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was okay however for the cost, you could go to somewhere far better for nicer food at less of a cost. I won't be returning. This being said, the service couldn't be faulted.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Rachael, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us! We will take on board all comments regarding the prices, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other restaurants in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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Alleycat
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there more than once. Great seafood hub! Excellent service

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so they will be thrilled to hear that you had an excellent time. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team

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LewisC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On entrance the COVID measures were strict which we thought were good. Then we made our way upstairs and the reception we got from the waitress was poor and we didn’t feel welcomed. The menu was not very well organised and made choosing what we wanted difficult. We chose surf n turf only to be told they had ran out of steak, we didn’t choose an alternative. We left the restaurant but nobody had bothered to say thankyou or speak to us which left a bad taste.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Lewis, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us! We are pleased to hear that you were happy with our measurers in place. however, we are saddened to read that you did not feel like the service was very welcoming. All comments have been passed on to the general manager who will look into this further. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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JanO
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The scanable menu was difficult and only when struggling to make it work were we offered paper menus. (even our 16 year old had problems!)
The food was ok, pretty standard but very overpriced. We each had a main course (3 of us) and one drink each.(2 cokes and one alcohol) Our bill was £85. A 12% service charge was added taking our bill to £95.
Bubba Gumps had been on our list of places to go for a while, having missed the opportunity to do it on 2 visits to the United States, and we were very much look forward to it. It was our first trip to London and meal out since lockdown. Sadly it didn't live up to expectations and we left disappointed. Would not rush back.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hello Jan, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us. A discretionary 12.5% service charge is added to the final bill, however should you find the service unsatisfactory, this service charge can be removed upon request. We will take on board all comments regarding the prices, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other restaurants in the area. We hope we get to restore your faith and welcome you back again. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp London Team 

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and attentive, the food was amazing! Will definitely recommend to a friend.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 26 October 2020

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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KadineB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing this place always excites me. The food is delicious and the staffvare brilliant nothing was roo big of an issue to deal with and the homemade Key lime pie is scrumptious.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hello Kadine, Thank you for leaving us a review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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RachelL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend the New Orleans shrimp that was delicious! Staff were very friendly and service was quick.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 30 October 2020

Hi Rachel, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed one of our many favourites, the 'New Orleans Shrimp' and service. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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NikkiS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Bubba Gump Shrimp!! Catchers Net is the nuts!!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Nikkki, Thank you for writing a review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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NatalieO
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the London branch, generous portions and really nice food.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Natalie, Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food at Bubba Gump London. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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Cazzy
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive staff, amazing shrimp mac n cheese!

The trio of desserts was sweet gooey and yummy.

First time here and i will definitely be going back.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 30 October 2020

Hello Cazzy, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and happy to know that we have gained a new loyal customer :) We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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MarissaW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant for Forrest Gump fans . Amazing memorabilia- attentive staff and big portions

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Marissa, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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WarrenG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is the biggest forest gump fan ever! She was overwhelmed before we entered. The personal service and experience provided by Mariano made it the best experience ever, she cried!

Thank you, truly.

In the words of a family friend we’ll be back!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 24 October 2020

Hi Warren, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that Mariano made the experience even more special. Once again thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food good, surrounding unique

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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Shellac
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service charge so not really discounted but great food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Sadly overpriced. But worth a visit if you love Forrest Gump

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We will take on board comments regarding the prices, however, our prices are reflective of the prime location, competitive with other themed restaurants in the area and current economic market. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We always enjoy bubba gump and the food was nice . However our server had his mask under his nose. Also we were in a booth and a party was seated on the next one - not 2 metres away

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hello Steve, Thank you for your feedback. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us and to maintain the highest standards, so it is concerning to have read that during a time like this we did not meet your expectations. We take this very seriously and would like to investigate your feedback in detail. Please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk, quoting the date of your visit, time, and booking name. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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EduardD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decorations are awesome, the staff is friendly, the methord of ordering is simple and efficient, and the food of course was lovely

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Eduard, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and theme. Looking forward welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant xx

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hello! Thank you for your feedback! Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food was great.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hello! Thank you for leaving us a review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Team Bubba Gump London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was the second time going to Bubba Gump but this time was so much better than the first time. The food was amazing and our waiter he was amazing too. The service was good.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear the we was able to fulfil that. If you remember the name or description of your server please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk so we can pass on the comments to them. Once again thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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SvitlanaG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bubba Gump is the best shrimp restaurant I know. Highly recommended :)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear the we were able to fulfil that. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff was very polite and helpful will definitely go again

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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LauraLH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I has become kind of a tradition for me to have lunch here for my birthday. Love the restaurant, love the decoration and the food if absolutely amazing and so delicious. Great place.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we made your your birthday a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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LisaS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating here but definitely wont be our last. Food served hot and tasty shrimp was superb. Not the cheapest place but dont let prices put you off. Food is great

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Monica004
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This place is ok ... but considering there is a theme ( which is why we went with kids ) service did not acknowledge that .
Food is ok . Wouldn’t rush back . Have been in USA .. where it was a better experience

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from the moment we walked in until we left. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was great and was even better that eat out to help out was still on. We would definitely eat there again and loved the American experience. It was lovely that my daughter was surprised by and ice cream treat and happy Birthday was sung to her and staff made her feel special.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Customer, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that our staff were able to create a memorable experience on such a special day for you and your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I knew we weren't going to get value for money but I hoped we would get at least some of the ambience we experienced at Bubba Gump whilst living in the States . The surroundings were tired and lacklustre, the staff were uncharismatic and disinterested. Overpriced is an understatement. An extremely disappointing experience.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Jane, Thank you for taking the time to feedback us. It is concerning to have read that your experience was disappointing. Please send an email to info@bubbagumpshrimp.co.uk, quoting the date of your visit, time, and booking name so we can look into this further. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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PatriciaH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lots of food, excellent service, Covid secure and good ambience. Food we chose was deep fried in main and though shrimp was good, thought the restaurant was over-priced. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hi Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that we were able to make you feel safe and comfortable during a time like this. Stay Safe! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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TaylorG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my 24th birthday! Amazing food!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that we were able to make you birthday an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Noddyrf
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great meal, after a long day in the city

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SandyBay
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was was my second visit to this restaurant during Covid-19, I felt very safe and the staff were very helpful and welcoming. It’s good to go out and have a normal day enjoying great food and drinks and reasonably priced.
I have recommended this restaurant many times because of the warmth you get each time you come.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your kind words are appreciated. Our team works very hard to deliver the very best experience to all who visit us so we are thrilled to hear that we could make you feel safe and comfortable during a time like this. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team 

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HouryM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very cool place I love the deco and the food was yummy !!!! Service is very friendly too :)

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LaraineB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was so looking forward to my return visit to bubba gump after coming a few years ago. I had raved to my friend about it and the food was outstanding. This time it was a real disappointment. Music was blaring which seemed more for the staff than the customer with no relation to Forest Gump. The waiter was incredibly annoying and you could tell he was milking it for a big tip. He just kept pestering us unnecessarily and was embarrassingly over the top. The batter on the fish was soggy and the hush puppies were tasteless. I remember the quality of the food last time was outstanding but this was poor by comparison. We would have stayed for dessert but couldn't wait to get out. I did not pay the full tip as I won't be forced to tip if the service is poor and as soon as the waiter realised this he was completely disinterested, he barely said goodbye, which compared to his over acting throughout the meal was even more obvious that his attitude throughout was not genuine. Very sad to say that I will not return and I will not recommend.

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AMA26
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and big portions for sure! My partner and I enjoyed every mouthful of our respective meals. The service was great with quirks like a Forrest Gump quiz at the end of our meal. Great experience :)

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London Team

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co London is rated 4.1 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.