Busaba Bangkok Thai – St Christopher’s Place

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Busaba is modern Bangkok eating. We create unique sensory experiences through the flavours, aromas and buzz of modern Bangkok delivered with heart, style & confidence. Discover Bangkok Now! Busaba is proud to offer a coveted selection of fresh and bold Bangkok inspired flavours through stir-fries, curry’s, wok noodle and noodle soups.
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AP
London
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch express menu with generous servings!

A
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It is ok if you want to grab a quick dinner, food is good but nothing special. Service was lovely and they play music on Saturdays so it was a good night out

MM
London
23 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was terrible, starting from the host who could not find my open table booking, he said that I was the first one to arrive, had me waiting at a big table on my own while all of my friends were already there!!!! Menus did not arrive until we asked for them, the order was taken in a rush. No deserts except from vanilla and coconut ice cream, we asked for ice cream but it never arrived!

CR
London
77 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Solid food choices and good standard of food. Super slow and chaotic service - we got our side dish when we had finished our main and it wasn’t that busy!

LP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked Busaba Bangkok Thai in St Christopher Place to celebrate mine and my friend's birthday It is very centrally located and easy to find. We were just surprised how busy it was as we had booked a table for us but ended up sharing the table with some other diners.Food and drinks were tasty and were served quite quickly. Not the cheapest place but okay experience. Gets very busy especially on weekends and therefore may book another place next time for a bigger group of friends.

s
London
44 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The seafood Red curry and green chicken curry were great.
Look forward to coming back.

T
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great place to grab some lovely food whilst in the West End.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arriving 30 minutes before it closes makes you eat fast and preassured - reservations at this time should not be accepted then

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was very rushed. Also when as a customer who is a tourist in the UK, I asked the server to get us a taxi, her manager refused. It felt very insulting that this is how they treat you. We reached there at 9 pm and were told that the kitchen will close soon. So we ordered quickly. The food was good. But after every 5 mins the servers were either coming to our table to pick up dishes quickly or asking us if everything was okay. Even though we rushed and finished our food on time, when asked if we can get a taxi called the server advised us that the manager refused. Even then we tipped her.

London is a tourist hub and for restaurants to not help out tourists shows their true character. There are some a dozen Thai places and many are friendly and good. So this attitude will one day bring this company down.

Date when the incident happened- March 10th, 2019 between 9:30pm - 10:30 pm.


Good luck.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiters were very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a spicy G&T, fishcakes for starters and a very impressive Pad Thai for main course. Definitely recommend it and we’ll be there again soon!

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really good service. A little bit pricey but delicious!

TL
London
129 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable service and quality of food at great location, just tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. The food at this branch tastes better than the Westfield one. My husband is very impressed by the design of their high chair too, but then we are first time parents.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Todo perfecto. Comida muy buena. Lo mejor el personal que nos hicieron sujeten vías muy buenas

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h
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great and given the location, the price was also great. But because it was too busy, servers didn’t really come to us frequently and the seating was somewhat uncomfortable (we had to sit on the same big table with 4-4 other parties).

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The staff totally forgot us after seating and taking orders for the appetizer. The party sitting next to us who actually arrived after us finished their meals and payed. This is when I had to pull a waiter and ask what’s going on.... ?? Food was good but this event killed our appetite.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent on all fronts.

Really liked the ambience, seating structure, and the the food was exceptional. The only issue - and it was very slight - was in respect of ordering drinks/requesting the bill... it just took a tad too long.

However, I would thoroughly recommend, and will be back for sure!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Services was awful.
The table was dirty, we had to ask 3 times to get it clean.
Food took 40 minutes

SA
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

As usual, Busaba delivered brilliantly. Still an all time favourite and the fact that the menu always has new seasonal dishes mixed in with firm favs is always a plus. If you can handle your heat the spicy chilli beef with rice dish is blow-your-head-off amazing. Other recommendations are the Pandan chicken, the calamari, the Chang beer to accompany everything, and the spring rolls.

LK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was rather dismayed when my booked table for 4, tuned out to be a shared table for 10+
IF I'd been there first, there is no way I would not have stayed - but as I was slightly delayed there was no option but to make the best of it - turns out not all that bad as on the upside, the food was great, service was excellent and the atmosphere vibey.

RD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing Thai green curry. Probably would pick somewhere else in future.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and waitors were nice, however the place was very busy and very noisy and so we waited some time to get the food, water or drink. The place at the table was a bit small too. I would not come again to that branch at that time of the day (friday dinner)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Aubergine Curry wasn’t properly cooked and the place was very crammed with tourists and noisy.

i
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

too much noise made any kind of conversation impossible.
I was looking for a kind of "thai experience", which I had not at all.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible! The food took a long time to arrive as they got the order wrong. It was really loud and it was impossible to get anybody’s attention. I like Busaba in general so I would say it is this particular branch. They need more staff.

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine but food was just okay. I probably wouldn’t return (not because it was bad) but just because it was average and there’s better places to go. Service was good though and waitress was really friendly. It was quite expensive for what I had also.

T
London
33 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, very tasty and fresh, only disappointing aspect they didn’t have the wine we wanted so suggested another which wasn’t great. So choose another one.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was ok, the restaurant not really clean.
A lot of noise I must say...
I asked the waiter if the plait I was ordering was containing mushrooms because I'm allergic, she went to check, came back told me no mushrooms where there...and ...surprize!
I found mushrooms and had to spit all the food i had in my mouth!
This is really dangerous....so be carefull, because they are not.

m
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing! Have been to various branches in the past and enjoyed it. Food was a let down and service very poor. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

had a good meal here after work. great food, good value. only downside is the staff were on the rude side and weren't attentive.

S
London
33 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I took my team to the Busaba Eat Thai at St Christopher’s place as a lunch time treat. We went for the £12.95 two plate lunch deal which was fantastic value for money. The seating really worked for us as we could all chat to one another without to much difficulty. I would really recommend for big groups. The food was hood, the service was ok, slow and a bit sloppy in places.

CB
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Got seated very quickly. Staff are helpful ad fast in taking our orders. And the food came very quick too. Had our nice lunch with great value in a very nice environment. We will come back with other colleagues and friends. Thanks.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and nice option for everyone who loves ethnic cuisine!!

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Was surprisingly quiet but it was a rare sunny day in London so folks must have been basking outside. Very pleasant staff, great food as always and cosy atmosphere.

PE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we sat next to the bar and the personnel was constantly talking to each other over the counter which was quite annoying as we couldn't hear each other speak
I've requested to have some of my food items well don't but they weren't
other than that all good

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and was served well by the staff
Very prompt and food service .. ! Loved it

NE
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Pathetic service & they did not even return my change after paying... tip thieves?

CE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Lovely new restaurant. Food was hit and miss though. The starters were great except for the seaweed, which was very oily so we left it. The chicken pad Thai was edible but the blandest one we’ve ever had. The cocktails were good. The service was painfully slow, there were nowhere near enough staff waiting tables.

TL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Just off Oxford Street, great environment and even better price - remember to download the app ;)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

So, we arrived way earlier our reservation and were promptly accommodated, which was great. But I'm afraid the greatness stopped there. In the communal table we were set near 2 guys that were way above the average noise level and seemed to be drunk. I ordered the shrimp with chili sauce dish (one of the most expensive items in the menu at ca. 15£) and I go 3 mid-sized shrimp on top of bread and plain jasmin rice on the side. I wanted to try something different than the curries but I guess this is a no-no.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lively and fairly noisy venue with large, communal tables and bench seating. Friendly staff but you might battle with the noise somewhat. The food is served quickly although all together, so if you want to have your starters to start with, you had better make that clear when ordering!

Our second visit, the food is tasty and satisfying with plenty of vegetarian choices and we are likely to go again. This is not somewhere for a quiet and romantic evening, but for a fun and informal meal it is a great choice.

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