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Descended from the acclaimed nightspot chain founded in Paris, Buddha-Bar’s glitzy second coming in London promises a similar blend of high-life vibes, pulsing world music and fashionably
westernised pan-Asian cuisine. Spread over two floors, the interiors fuse colonial, baroque and oriental influences, with Swarovski crystal dragons, a huge Buddha in bronze mesh and a construction
of 207 small brass deities stretching up into the double-height ceiling. In the dark seductive bar, try a killer cocktail such as bubble wrap with red berries, rose cordial, elderflower, vodka and
Champagne, or snack from a flexible roster of sushi and sashimi, soft-shell crab, foie-gras gyoza and miso-cured venison tataki.‘Firing on all cylinders’, trumpets a fan.
After our enjoying a wonderful day on our fabulous pre-wedding photo shoot, Mr Silver and I felt that romance was in order!The photo shoot had ended late and we knew just the place for a nocturnal bite. One of our favourite restaurants, Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge. We've visited the Knightsbridge location of this global restaurant franchise a few times and we're always guaranteed a fabulous night here. The interior of the bar and restaurant is stunning...
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When Buddha Bar opened in Paris in 1996 it took the city by storm. A visionary ultra-chic designer restaurant, bar and lounge serving contemporary fusion Asian food to the stylish set, the blend of East meets West set a new trend in design unseen elsewhere before. Since that illustrious opening, the Buddha Bar brand has gone global with restaurants and bars throughout the world. The brand has also extended to hotels, resorts and spas, as well as downloads of the funky DJ tunes played in its venues.The London branch of Buddha Bar is located in the equally chic Knightsbridge, and is headed by Chef King Dey who spent three years at L’Etranger as the Head Chef and has also freelanced at Noma and Zuma...
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What I like most about Bento is that your meal is contained within a cute compartmentalised box, making it a fun and different way to eat. The name itself translates to ‘picnic’ and Buddha-Bar, in Knightsbridge; known for their Pan-Asian cuisine, has recently added a very decadent ‘Buddha Bento’ to its repertoire.Bento is more often than not, already made up for you, but here you can pick and choose between starters and main dishes to create your own Bento mix. The Bento is very elegantly served – not in the usual box shaped container – but on slate with the individual dishes on top...
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When I was invited to dine there, I have to admit that I had my reservations. Anything described as a celebrity favourite is usually the kind of place I avoid like the plague. Surely it’s a byword for style over substance? But nevertheless, I suspended by disbelief and arrived for dinner with an open mind and an empty stomach. There is something appealingly retro about the studied loucheness of the interior – low lighting, lots of blue and red lights and lots of shiny glass, brass and lacquered fittings. Upstairs at street level is the bar area (with a large print of Ewan McGregor taken from Trainspotting) and bar dining area where we ate. In the basement restaurant area there is seating for 240 guests and the pan-Asian decor continues with the obligatory giant wireframe Buddah statue and the interesting shadows it casts forming a focal point. Even more impressively, on the stairs between the two floors there is a suspended 3D blue dragon made entirely from crystal beads suspended on wires – ambitious and mesmerising! The menu remains pan-Asian and the music (compiled by the group’s in-house DJ) is an eclectic mix of electro-ethnic and chill-out...
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When Buddha Bar opened in Paris in 1996 it took the city by storm. A visionary ultra-chic designer restaurant, bar and lounge serving contemporary fusion Asian food to the stylish set, the blend of East meets West set a new trend in design unseen elsewhere before. Since that illustrious opening, the Buddha Bar brand has gone global with restaurants and bars throughout the world. The brand has also extended to hotels, resorts and spas, as well as downloads of the funky DJ tunes played in its venues.The London branch of Buddha Bar is located in the equally chic Knightsbridge, and is headed by Chef King Dey who spent three years at L’Etranger as the Head Chef and has also freelanced at Noma and Zuma. As such there are little twists in the contemporary Japanese-centric menu which places a strong focus on maki rolls, sushi and sashimi. The current location is much smaller than the previous Buddha Bar at Temple. But it’s undeniably a Buddha Bar with its trademark look of chic and a classy clientele...
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Buddha-Bar’s new bento features a tasty selection of light Pan Asian starters and mains from which to create your own meal for £27. That’s a lot of moolah for two courses in my opinion, but you also get a bowl of miso soup, a side of wakame salad and a choice of steamed rice or Buddha-Bar noodles. Quality of the food is high...
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The Private Dining Room is located adjacent to the Main Dining Room on the ground ﬂoor and preserves the contemporized Buddha-Bar style, with mood lighting and oak panelled sliding doors separating the Private Dining Room from the Main Dining Room, allowing privacy whilst retaining the original character of the restaurant.
The Private Dining Room retains a relaxed atmosphere, with its very own private bar if required. This space is available for private dining events and is ideal for both intimate gatherings and more formal corporate functions for which AV, sound, tech and IT capabilities can be available.
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