Buddha-Bar 1

Squaremeal Review of Buddha-Bar ?

“Full of people desperate to be seen”, this glitzy outpost of the acclaimed nightspot founded in Paris 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 brass deities stretching up into the double-height ceiling. Try a killer cocktail and some nibbles in the seductive bar or go big in the restaurant where the menu runs from nigiri and maki rolls to Thai green papaya salad, Korean seafood soup, salmon teriyaki or Wagyu beef fillet with truffle butter. Also check out the Asian take on afternoon tea. Some feel it’s a case of style over substance, while the sight of bouncers on the door midweek should tell you everything you need to know.

Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own

Online Offers ?

Light Buddha: 2 dishes £20

Something Light and fresh for the warmer nights ahead. A Choice of selected amazing Sushi Rolls, followed by a choice of delightful salads. Two Dishes for £20 per person

Available: 17 July 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 17 January 2018

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Buddha-Bar
6

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar emptystar empty

avatar

Lovely food; overpriced wine

by   (2)

Feb 2016

My wife and I plus our two daughters dined at the restaurant for the first time last night. We were a little concerned by some of the reviews that we'd seen, particularly about the quality of service, but it was fine without being exceptional. The cocktails were excellent, though a little over priced, even for Knightsbridge. The food was generally very good, although the chili salt baby squid was more batter than squid and a little overcooked. We took advantage of the current promotional offer...

read more
See More

Martin H.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar emptystar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 4

Was this review helpful to you?

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty

avatar

Second Time Lucky!

by   platinum reviewer (125)

Jul 2013

Editor's pick The Buddah Bar is back in town. Having a soft spot for this, yes admittedly chain of high-end pan-Asian restaurants cum nightspots of at least as known for their collection of Lounge Music CDs as for their take on westernised Asian cooking. So one has to be very clear about what one sets out to do at the BB: it is not a competitor to the very authentic Japanese and south-east Asian restaurants in town. However, its second London incarnation opened in late 2012 is now in Knightsbridge, the first having...

read more
See More

Continental Diner's rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

Was this review helpful to you?

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty

avatar

Buddha Bar

by   (1)

May 2013

The bar was busy but the restaurant was a little quiet for a Thursday night. The wine list is slightly pricey but we had a really delicious south African Chenin Blanc, one of the best I've tasted. The menu is flexible, we ordered some sushi and tempura and once we'd finished that ordered some more tempura and some sashimi, all very tasty. We were the last to leave the restaurant but at no point felt pressured to do so. It's a bit pricey but probably just about worth it for the quality of food and...

read more
See More

Linda S.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

Was this review helpful to you?

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar halfstar empty

avatar

Tasty / Trendy - expect the "Push"

by   (4)

Mar 2013

Atmosphere and Food quality was unique and of good quality. Would be nice to be more transparent on the 2 1/2 hour table policy upfront , versus getting the rapid fire treatment once sitting. Table turning pressure dampens the experience . The overall atmosphere does liven and builds past 10.

SKS's rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar halfstar empty
  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

Was this review helpful to you?

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half

avatar

by   (1)

Dec 2012

Since it's reopening in Knightsbridge I've visited Buddha bar on three occasions. Once with friends, once on business and another on a date. Each time I've received a world-class premium service; enjoyed the vibrant and premium atmosphere and indulged in fine cuisine and cocktails. This is my favourite restaurant within a mile radius and I'm usually grumpy cynical punter. I would recommend Buddha Bar for any occasion…

Michael S.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar fullstar fullstar half
  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

Was this review helpful to you?

Buddha-Bar

145 Knightsbridge ,London SW1X 7PA

Overall rating: star fullstar fullstar emptystar emptystar empty

avatar

by   (1)

Nov 2012

what an amazing place ,but overpriced food,for what it still i guess you pay by the post code in london,service in the restaurant need improvement .came for bday of my friend few weeks ago ,where bb forgot about the birthday cake , love the black cod still pricy for such a small piece of fish .wines list could do some improvement ,am a sommelier myself … been comming few times at the bar to have drinks where drinks are quite original where jeey i believe is his name ,the in-house mixologist — —love...

read more
See More

damian h.'s rating

star fullstar fullstar emptystar emptystar empty
  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 3

Was this review helpful to you?

Back to Top

Functions & Events

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of Buddha-Bar to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. Published :

    The Critics Guide :: Buddha Bar London

    We have visited Buddha Bar in both London and Paris several times over the years and have yet to be disappointed. On this occasion we dined in the lower level, the low level lighting provides a seductive setting. We had a secluded booth on the edge of the dining room which allowed us to capture the essence of Buddha Bar whilst enjoying some fine cuisine.
    More from The Critics Guide »

  1. Published :

    The Real Critics Guide :: The Real Critics Guide Buddha-Bar

    We have visited Buddha Bar in both London and Paris several times over the years and have yet to be disappointed. On this occasion we dined in the lower level, the low level lighting provides a seductive setting. We had a secluded booth on the edge of the dining room which allowed us to capture the essence of Buddha Bar whilst enjoying some fine cuisine.

    We started the evening with two glasses of Taittinger Brut Rose to liven up the palate. We also ordered a bottle of 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, “Les Granières de La Nerthe” for our table. A good balanced interesting wine with lots of Black Fruit,...
    More from The Real Critics Guide »

Essential Details for Buddha-Bar

  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Area: Knightsbridge
  • Price: £60
  • Wine: £60
  • Champagne: £60
  • Private Dining: 10,20,55,4,80,160

Are you the restaurant owner? Click here for Links & Logos

Location of Buddha-Bar

  1. Enquiry Type

    Are you making a general enquiry or enquiring about private rooms?


    If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

  2. Personal Details

    You are making an enquiry at Buddha-Bar .

    *Required field

  3. Enquiry Details

    You are making an enquiry at Buddha-Bar .

    *Required field

    By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement

    Cancel SEND Back
  4. Confirmation

    Thank you for your enquiry - Message sent to: Buddha-Bar

Private Dining at Buddha-Bar

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.

Capacities

Private Room Capacity
Alcoves 10
Bar booth 20
Private Dining Room 55
Bar 4
lounge hire 80
Restaurant hire 160

Square Meal Concierge

Want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability? Use Square Meal Concierge, and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

Click here to email your enquiry or call us on 0207 840 5222.

Diners at Buddha-Bar also recommend...

Buddha-Bar is included in the following Squaremeal lists