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About Busaba Eathai Leicester Square

Busaba is a Thai flower. Eathai is a fusion of the words eat and Thai. Differing from formal dining establishments, Eathai represents a Thai casual dining venue, offering a one-course dining experience devised to feed you with minimal fuss.
Fifteen years on, Busaba still offers a much coveted, flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir fries and curries. The menu also features Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, as well as a simple yet selective wine list.

35 Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4EA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7930 0088

Website:
http://busaba.com/

Public Transport:
Nearest station Piccadilly Circus

Additional:
Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available

Busaba Eathai Leicester Square Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.6

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Spicy (12)
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Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Fun (4)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again. 10/10.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Thank you for an amazing evening! My friends and I were celebrating our birthdays and we were overwhelmed by the kindness and generousity extended to us bmby tge wonderful staff in Busaba! It was so lovely to be treated to so many delicious treats and stunning ice cream birthday deserts! We loved it and will be back to celebrate many more special occasions at our fave Busaba in Panton Street! Merry Christmas to all the fantastic staff there!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

Amazing food and service, portions were very small though

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

We had a fabulous night here on Saturday. Excellent food, cocktails and service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Healthy
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Wonderful service. Wonderful food. However Toilets need to be cleaned regularly.

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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

I had arranged to meet friends from out of town here for dinner, I didn't realise it was communal type dining. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to talk to my friends, I spoke to a member of staff about my concerns and he was fantastic, he put us on a table with no one else and said if they didn't get busy he wouldn't sit anyone else there, he also gave me a glass of complimentary prosecco while I waited for my friends to arrive. Fantastic customer service, I'm just sorry I didn't get the gentleman's name.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 18 July 2017

Booked for Pre- theatre meal . Excellent service ( if a little slow) and lively ambience , staff attentive and helpful , food excellent for the most part .

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Extremely disappointed that they didn’t have our reservations and said that they stop taking reservations they open table up to a certain time of the day. So why list on the site then ??? But they still tried to accommodate us which we appreciated

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food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great food which arrived probiotic, just a shame about the constant wait to order, to ask for the bill, to pay...

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food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

it was very busy and some of the christmas menu bits had already run out. but very good otherwise

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 November 2017

Good value meal, very tasty.

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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Great ThaI restaurant, had a super pre theatre meal

Gwen Raphael
London

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Dinner post cinema with my husband. Service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy. Glad we used the app to pay as we would've been waiting ages for bill/to pay though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Excellent food - represents good value for money. Second time I have been there now - and will definitely be going back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food3
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 August 2017

The Tom yum was served in a strange vessel that made it hard to get all of it out. It was a nice meal, but I've had better Tom Yum.

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food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 5 August 2017

We had a pre-theatre dinner here. Nice atmosphere, good thai food with good range food options with different spice levels. Location was excellent for a range of theatres. would recommend. The table layouts are quite interesting where if you are a small group of 2-4 you will share a large table with another small group but the tables are very large and you do not feel imposed upon and it adds to the atmosphere.

Tags: Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Service was not crazy!
We waiting quite a while to get our food!
The waitress ask us 3 times to confirm our order and she brought at the end one wrong meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 May 2017

Good service, nice and quiet on a Monday, pre-theater. Food was yummy. New menu was good. As expected, thanks.

Tags: Fun, Spicy
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food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on 11 May 2017

Great eating experience, food was good and the restaurant is close to the theatres around Leicester Square

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 May 2017

The ambience of the restaurant was good. We were sat at a window seat and the food was good! However, the lack of staff made it somewhat difficult to place an order and to get the bill at the end. Overall a good experience though.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Groups
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food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2018

Food was difficult to eat (chopped hard lemongrass) and menus dirty we asked for a new meal and when a fresh one came out we were charged twice. The food however was good and the service attentive

Tags: Quick Bite
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Yummy food but the portions were too small for the price. Beautiful restaurant. A bit weird that the tables were shared with other people...they were just staring at us and listening to our conversation the whole time.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Very average food and experience. I don’t think I will go back. Lots of other places to try.

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food3
ambience2
service2
value3

 
·Dined on 19 December 2017

It was pretty busy and loud (although I know it’s to be expected in the west end). Service was just so slow even when it died down and the cocktails were watery.

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food3
ambience3
service2
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

We were sat away from the door but the every time it opened there was a cold gust of wind and on a busy Friday that was far too frequent.
Their policy of it's served when it's ready only works if you get a steady flow of food, not one item then a long wait for the rest,not to mention when it's overcooked.
The service wasn't great, perhaps too focused on the volume of people they could cram in rather than the quality of service.
Having a nice app to pay your bill is relatively common these days but it can't be seen as an excuse not to interact with customers once they've finished their mains.

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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

Repas délicieux mais endroit très bruyant (c'était un vendredi soir). A tester au déjeuner ou un autre jour pour apprécier le restaurant par lui-même et être plus au calme. Réservation par internet est une bonne idée pour éviter l'attente.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

an oasis of calm with good food we enjoyed tamarind duck , spicy chicken and a couple of glasses of champagne, perfect

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2017

Cheap and cheerful

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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Average food but otherwise a nice place to eat

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food4
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Service was quite slow and forgetful. Had to ask several times for items included in their special set menu.

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food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

The change in menu has in my view meant a change in quality, the food used to be very tasty, with decent portions. it feels as though the ethos has changed which is a shame.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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food1
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Mould covered tofu in pad thai. They changed it promptly but offered no apology. Service was indifferent

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food2
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 May 2017

Have previously had decent experiences at Busaba, but not this time. Slow service despite a vitlrtually empty restaurant, overcooked tamarind fish and a rather soulless environment

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food1
ambience2
service1
value1

vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The maitre didn't check our reservation and let us waiting together with those with no reservation. After getting into our table it took almost 20 min for us to be attended by a waiter. And another 15 min to get our drinks (it only happened after we had requested to 3 different waiters).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Food was ok, drinks where a bit price however it was central London so you come to expect that.

Most shocking thing was that we had ordered a bottle of wine with our meal and it came out with it already been corked. I could instantly taste it had been watered down. When we had confronted the staff they did offer us a new bottle that had not been corked.

rip offs

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