Bucket Restaurant

4.4
112 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Bucket does seafood, by the bucketful. Sustainably sourced, made for sharing, and served simply, without excessive ceremony, in a laid back, do-as-you-like place. The focused menu centres on Bucket’s own versions of classic dishes, complemented by an extensive offering of regularly changing seasonal specials.

Buckets of mussels are offered with a choice of four distinctive sauces: coconut & chilli, lobster brandy, pancetta, chorizo & tomato or classic white wine. A crayfish burger, seafood linguine, salads and raw and cured seafood dishes are also on the menu.

Top quality and accessibly priced house wines are on offer, as well as a small list of international wines, selected to go particularly well with menu.
What 112 People Are Saying
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CL
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance with a lovely staff. The oyster shots that were recommended to us were a great way to start the meal. We also especially enjoyed the tuna tartar and octopus starters. Looking forward to coming back in the future!

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Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. We were here last September and just happen upon it. The meal was incredible. So, since we are back in London and in the Notting Hill/Bayswater part of the city we just had to come back. All the fish buckets are incredibly tasty. The calamari are lightly battered and moist. The King Prawns were delightful and the mussels were very good as well. We highly recommend this restaurant and will be back!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional, the waitress we had was so nice and friendly. The food was delicious but nothing special

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MK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, cocktails and service! This place is a gem and I will definitely be back! Bonus points: the Sunday special oven baked halibut 👌

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T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Bucket 4-5 times during the week with friends. On Sunday it was the first time to go there with my family. My children asked for something different from what was on the menu, and we thought the waitress understood. When the food came out and it was not at all what we wanted, she took it back immediately and brought out what we had thought we asked for the first time. The service staff apologised sincerely and instantly and even took off the price of the children's food from the bill. It was not their fault at all, but I was impressed that as customers, we were treated so well. I will happily continue to go back and I will continue to recommend them for both their food and their service. They absolutely exceeded my expectations. All of the food was delicious, fresh and well prepared, as always.

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GW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife dined on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May, and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner of calamari, snow crab mac and cheese and salad, followed by the chocolate cake special. We celebrated the royal birth with half a litre of the Italian sparkling wine. The ambience and service were excellent. Bucket is highly recommended for a memorable meal at a reasonable price.

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SB
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really friendly and helpful staff. Generally good food and good value for central London. Lovely place to eat and great decor and ambience.

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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Staff smiley and helpful and interesting food. Overall a very pleasant evening!

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all-round experience. The sea bass linguine from the specials was a personal highlight.

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EG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my 40th Birthday. There was a group of 12 plus my one year old niece. The team at Bucket were great. Really helpful and attentive. The food was tasty and worth every penny. We had a wide range of food from across the menu and everyone was pleased with their choice. Drinks were reasonable too! Thank you and would definitely come back.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my experience at Bucket. The service, ambience and food were all exceptional. Their bread is delicious and the butter they serve it with has such lovely attention to detail - it tastes freshly baked (maybe it is?!). I went with friends and we shared the mussels and I couldn’t believe how generous the portion was, and how delectable the sauces are.

For me the seaweed and cucumber salad and the courgettes were beyond delicious - I would go back for lunch everyday if I could! We shared the crumble which is really nice for two people (even three!) I will definitely be going back soon - on my own or with friends. A really great neighbourhood find with friendly staff and a nice vibe.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a bucket of mussels and glass of wine for lunch. Both very tasty. Service good too. Overall a great spot in Notting Hill.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was so bad that we had to send it back and got our money back. The drinks were also poor. One to avoid.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very accommodating of my dietary needs

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, wonderful service,just love The Bucket

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been dining in Bucket many times and every time I go back is always better. Amazing food quality, the fish pie is just the best thing!! Drinks and service amazing as well! Will go back very soon.

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SE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful waiting staff. Fabulous concept. We will be back !

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HF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the second time in this restaurant.We always have a pleasant atmosphere with wonderful food and excellent service by the waiter Nara and the rest of staff. i will come back again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent sea food and really great staff

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GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was delightful, and ideal for lunch with a friend I hadn't seen for a while. We both love seafood, so this was a perfect venue. We both live locally, and will be returning to enjoy other dishes from the menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good but when u pay 27 pounds for langoustine I want them to be cooked perfectly - some were cooked well some were well over cooked - almost like wet cardboard - disappointing - the seafood needs to be cooked perfectly

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r
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my first visit. The ambience was great, it's a lovely restaurant, well laid out and cool decor. I really enjoyed the food. Taramasalata was excellent. Calamari was great quality. Seafood linguine was very nice - good portion sizes, I was stuffed after 2 courses. Wine was good, although a little on the expensive side for what it was. Only gripe was that I waited over 30 mins between starter being cleared and the main course arriving. No staff member noticed, it had to be pointed out before anything was done. Considering my bill was over £150 for 2 people, I would have thought that I could have at least been offered something complimentary, especially as I wouldn't have needed to order the last 2 glasses of wine if my food had arrived in a timely manner. Despite this, overall, I am glad I found this place - we have a lack of mid priced seafood restaurants in London so it's nice to see this busy and doing well. I will be back.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The portion sizes of the chips and sides are far too small. My pasta arrived tepid, I asked for a fresh plate and all they did was warm up the old plate so my pasta and shellfish were over cooked and rubbery.
We also waited far too long in a not busy restaurant for our mains.
All in all a poor experience sadly.

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SQ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per norm- above expectation.

I need a personal loyalty card too see how many buckets I collect in one year!

Superb concept brilliantly delivered!

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AJ
London
40 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and friendly staff as usual. Seafood always perfectly cooked. Vermentino at £24 per bottle extremely good value.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Restaurant is really really good! fantastic food and service! i will sure go again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, especially the mussels - some of the best I’ve ever had. Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the most lovely place! The decor, the lovely staff and of course the food was all wonderful!
The food is really good value and the quality is fantastic- means my 18yrold daughter loved it and will be back next time we are in London-( we live in West Wales!) xx

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O
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great addition to the hood !
Food, service et al wonderful.

Will certainly be back !

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ME
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We loved the atmosphere and service. The risotto was perfect. The mushroom and black pepper mussels were not really enjoyable due to half of them having too unpleasantly overpowering sea and mushroom flavours so it was very hard to finish it, but I had them the first time and maybe Its just not for my taste, yet it looked good and service was perfect. We loved the desserts. The garden chairs by the window were not really comfortable and although we loved that we had the chance to have a window view we were annoyed by the people stopping to read info right there, it made us very uncomfortable.

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EP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels I ever had, and good service. Definitely would recommend.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always amazing and attentive staff. I love this place

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Music random at first but then good. Squid as starter was not great just a little dry. Did not like the bread on the prawn and crayfish burger and too much mayonnaise. Mussels were good.

Nice place. Would give a second chance but would not expect top standards for food. Nice service.

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UL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to this restaurant five times in the last year and I’ve been consistently impressed with the high quality of everything, the tastiness of everything I’ve tried and the value for money.

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M
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice restaurant! Great food, love the decoration and especially the little huts.
The wine list was spot on, with a different variety of regions.

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UL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A rare find of a restaurant. All the ingredients are of the highest quality and they’re prepared to perfection. Reasonable prices and engaging wait staff. Definitely going back.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault this place... I go regularly

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience with interesting seafood choices and tasty specials.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Gave reviews at Trip Advisor and direct you there . Average comfort food . However staff friendly and did there best .

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JH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here last week with a friend. Great food. Great service. Hope this restaurant does well as it's nice to have a good new addition to Westbourne Grove

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