Busaba Bangkok Thai – St Christopher’s Place

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£25 and under
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Thai
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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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love busaba, so healthy and flavoursome

J
London
63 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been to Busaba on many occasions, A good place to grab a simple quick bite to eat. Good basis food . So manage your expectation. Having said that we were disappointed with the chicken satay which the meat was pretty tasteless..

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restuarant great service, the staff were very helpful

H
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a late same day reservation here for 8 people. On entry into the restaurant we were greeted almost immediately and seat quite promptly. However all the staff seemed really flustered and not in any control of the room.
Our order was taken fairly quickly but when the food arrived some dishes were missing, there were drinks that we had to ask for several times before they arrived.
Our main course dishes arrived after a little wait and there was one dish missing which obviously has not been put through.
The waitress was trying to do her best but there didn't seem to be anyone actually in charge of the floor controlling what was going on.
I like the food at Busaba but I do not think i would return back to this one.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Tom yum soup was a joke. Lousy service, empty plates remained on the table for a while before even being noticed. This is an average thai restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was cold, service was spotty. Not a good experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Usually it’s good. Today not really. To be fair it was Black Friday weekend. I think it was just our personal waitress who wasn’t very good because another one was lovely. And after half hour that nothing had come through and we asked to make sure they hadn’t forgotten about us, she reassured us they hadn’t and then instantly came back with our lukewarm food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience the manager made sure he went above & beyond to accommodate more guests for the dinner. My partner enjoyed his birthday meal

TW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not particularly impressed with this place overall. They beer was warm and so were the glasses. The food was OK but overpriced.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good setting. Beautiful candles and very good service. The staff are so understanding to your needs.

OS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Great atmosphere for a catch up with friends. Mike was a wonderful host.

CR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You need to check, I made reservations and received confirmation for the reservation but when I arrived, it was closed. I'm not sure if it's permanent or not.

AP
London
61 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch express menu with generous servings!

CB
London
29 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food and seating environment. Great place for group lunch. Highly recommended to all.

A
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
27 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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
45 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

T
London
34 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TL
London
131 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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h
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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

SA
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
14 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
34 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.