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Bbar

#218 of 17,953 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Westminster
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43 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, England
+44 20 7958 7000
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Today
09:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I picked this place to go for cocktails before meeting the family elsewhere for dinner. We had such fabulous cocktails and such fantastic service, we went back after dinner for more! A really great team of cocktails mixers and bar staff, maitre D was great too! When you get such a warm welcome and a real conversation... More 

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Thank Garethjlane
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place by accident after watching grandaughter in marathon.really good service very helpful staff and a menu for varying foods.wife had fillet steak and i had king prawn taglietelle with sweet chilli sauce,followed by apple crumble and custard and sticky toffee pudding.we had a number of wines everything very good.total cost £95 but well worth it.

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Thank Edward M
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. We had burgers, fish of the day and Caesar's salad. Good prices, nice place

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Thank Valeria_PD
Newry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked for pre-theatre dinner and worked really well. Very close to theatre, good quick service and food was lovely.

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Thank IaFI
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BBar has excellent food and ambience. The staff are very accommodating and it has a good atmosphere. It seems reasonable as well. Get a table by the window. You ay see th horses and carriages entering the Mews at Buckingham Palace! An added bonus!!!

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Thank DrFoth
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is largely hidden from passing footfall with building works going on all around. however its worth a trip... It's South African - although you wouldn't know it from the exterior..... but as soon as you enter you are transported to the African plains - with animal prints and pictures adorning the place. The food was really tasty, and... More 

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Thank Linda H
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise . I really didn't expect much! The food is very good. Burgers are hand made not frozen !! I had gone for A change and chose the chicken burger!! ALL I CAN SAY IS TASTE SENSATION! I love good seasoned flavourful food and this wowed me! Wasn't a chicken breast deep fried but a seriously thought... More 

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Thank Yourstrulyb
Pickering, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I decided to eat here before we went to see wicked the musical as we were staying at hotel 41 which like bbar is part of red carnation group. The bar and restaurant is decorated with a south African theme. It is very stylish and elegant with comfortable surroundings. The bar is situated at the front of... More 

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Thank Diane P
chicago, IL
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed next door at The Rubens and ended up eating dinner at BBar. Both experiences were fantastic with great service and staff. The salted beef sandwich, barbecued chicken salad, rib eye were all very, very good. If you want something non-alcoholic, try their classic lemon iced tea. It's wonderful. We will definitely eat here again the next time we... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at Rubens at the Palace hotel next door and had read interesting menu for the Bbar. The very helpful staff were willing to explain any of the dishes, many which are South African inspired, Bobotie spring rolls starter are particularly good. We had fish pie (very filling) and peri peri chicken with the best sweet potato chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$77
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 22:30
Friday
09:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7958 7000

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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