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The distinctive Benugo look comes into its own at this flagship venue housed within the British Film Institute (BFI), a funky space of sharp design & vibrant colour. The chilled-out
lounge/restaurant near the entrance offers low-slung couches & cushions of carefully mismatched fabrics (a great perch during the day), while the kitchen deals in good-value set lunches as well
as an extensive carte, both tooting the modern British horn: expect the likes of fresh pea & Cashel Blue risotto, smoked haddock with colcannon & poached egg, or rump of lamb with grilled
leek & caper sauce, followed by gooseberry fool or lemon meringue pie. Elsewhere, there are steak sandwiches & ‘pints’ of mini sausage rolls for idle nibbling. A bopping venue for
cinephiles & South Bank trendies alike.
We went to this BFI cafe as our regular favourite BFI Riverfront cafe was closed on this particular morning. The decor looked very similar to Tibits on Regent Street:Seen as Benugo Bar and Kitchen has been open for a lot longer, Tibits’ decor may have been inspired from this BFI cafe! Benugo is great as most of its seating is comfy sofas. This makes it an easy place to spend many hours! The area around the side of the bar is slightly dark and does not have much daylight...
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I have always been a fan of this hidden gem of a bar and restaurant located at the BFI on the Southbank.The bar is perfect for all occasions from romantic dates and large group celebrations. There are cosy relaxed booths behind the bar or large areas with funky lighting which is great for having a get together with friends, I have personally had a few gatherings here (and a few dates…just a few) at this versatile and funky bar. They are happy to reserve areas for you if you require...
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