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Buddha Bar London (Restaurant)

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145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
Cuisine: Pan Asian
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Top 10 things we discovered about the Buddha-Bar London restaurant when we visited:

1) Within one of the most exclusive boroughs of London is situated one of the world’s most expensive apartment blocks, One Hyde Park, where many flats are worth more than £81million. Just opposite, under the shadow of temporary scaffolding, resides Buddha-Bar London.

2) This incarnation of Buddha-Bar is linked to the original world famous Buddha Bar in Paris.

3) We had preconceptions about the restaurant, due to the elite location: sky-high prices, reserved staff, pitiful portions. Thankfully, many of our presumptions were dashed at the door.

4) The waiter who showed us to our table was a toothy grin of a man who exuded friendliness. Unfortunately, throughout the entire meal we were served by numerous different people – one for pouring drinks, one for napkin folding, one for serving – which resulted in us searching high and low for the first waiter to thank him for his inspired food recommendations at the end of the meal.

5) We were met with a glass of champagne, for which we were eternally grateful. The tourist-clad pavements outside nearby Harrods aren’t the easiest to navigate on a Friday evening.

6) The food is described as Pan-Asian, or fusion. While a starter of papaya salad lacked excitement, tuna and salmon deep-fried sushi tasted unlike anything I’d ever tried before: crunchy, silky, smooth, indulgent.

7) We were so fond of the waiter’s main course recommendations that we almost swapped numbers with him and suggested a drink in the pub next door after he finished for the evening. The five spiced barbecued chicken was succulent and moist and dressed with fluffy rice and an unctuous sauce.

8) The prices were as we expected: eye-wateringly expensive. Platters of sushi for two people cost a generous £35, and mains averaged £20 a dish. This is a restaurant visited by the glitterati of Knightsbridge, and the prices made us mere mortals shudder.

9) The stately ‘old money’ exterior of the restaurant belies the décor inside. The lighting is almost obstructively dark, and neon blues, reds and greens dance on the walls. It’s perhaps not the ideal setting for a luxurious meal. However, many people visit not for the food but for the ambience.

10) Buddha-Bar London does a lot right: great food, attentive staff, ideal location. For that, I give it thumbs up.
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Customer Reviews for Buddha Bar London

Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“The price for sushi in this city is way way out of control. It really doesn’t have to be nor need to be this expensive. Buddha Bar’s prices are stratospheric for nothing special at all. A California Roll for £20 quid …like come on here. It’s one of the simplest and least eclectic rolls invented. The décor is nice, and the bartenders are super cool, one of them even does magic for his customers, and they don’t mind a complimentary drink here or there, which is quite refreshing in a city full of tight wods. Their own Buddha Bar beer bottles are a cool Buddha man shape yet the beer tastes like a Grolsch. But the extremely high food prices far out-weighs a worth-the-money dinner experience. One could say well a place like that is only for rich people, but let’s look at it from a normal rational perspective. No matter how rich someone is, does it make sense for him to pay £100 quid for a liter of fuel? …or £50 quid for a pack of cigarettes? …or £30 quid for a Big Mac you see my point? Sushi prices are now beyond the point of normal, worthy, rational …it’s at the point of ridiculousness. I recommend to go there on a full stomach and just drink at the bar sitting on a bar stool ONLY. - The Phantom Gourmet Ego”
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Ego, Boston (1 years 3 months 18 days ago)

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