BBar & Restaurant

Afternoon tea, Bars, Brasserie, International, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bars·

SquareMeal Review of BBar & Restaurant

Kitted out with leopard-skin prints, elephant carvings & photographs of big game, BB is a strange & mysterious beast on the plains of the Victoria bar scene. Spread over two floors with a brace of bars & a dining room, it offers a please-all run through morning coffee & light lunches to cocktails & small bites at night via an extensive all-day menu that continues the safari theme – think boerewors sausages or springbok fillet with sweet-potato purée alongside steaks & pasta. South Africa plays its part on the style-driven wine list, but it’s the 60-strong contingent of cocktails that really pull in the party animals as the sun sets over the concrete savannah. Signature mixes include Protea’s nectar made with apricot-infused gin, rooibos syrup, lemon, Cape gooseberry & Champagne.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Bars, Brasserie, International, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bars
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Quirky, Themed, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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Are there vegan options on the menu at BBar & Restaurant?

Yes there are vegan options on the menu at BBar & Restaurant.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at BBar & Restaurant?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at BBar & Restaurant.

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Can you book at BBar & Restaurant?

Yes absolutely - visit our profile page or book on our website:

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What is the menu like at BBar & Restaurant?

Our menu incorporates signature classics with new dishes given a modern twist, from parmesan crumbed chicken schnitzel to The Son of a Gun burger.

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What is the ambience at BBar & Restaurant?

Located beneath London's largest Living Wall, recently replanted with more than 6,000 herbaceous plants to breathe life into our surroundings, bbar is a vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Victoria. We have live mix sessions and DJ sets throughout the week, as well as contemporary signature cocktails created by our resident mixologists.

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What is the dress code at BBar & Restaurant?

Smart casual

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43 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PP

020 7958 7000 020 7958 7000


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 13:00-17:00
Tue 13:00-17:00
Wed 13:00-17:00
Thu 13:00-17:00
Fri 13:00-17:00
Sat 13:00-17:00
Sun 13:00-17:00
Pre Theatre Dinner
Mon 17:00-19:00
Tue 17:00-19:00
Wed 17:00-19:00
Thu 17:00-19:00
Fri 17:00-19:00
Sat 17:00-19:00
Sun 17:00-19:00
Mon 17:00-22:30
Tue 17:00-22:30
Wed 17:00-22:30
Thu 17:00-22:30
Fri 17:00-22:30
Sat 17:00-22:30
Sun 17:00-20:00


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2 Reviews 

Jon G

12 May 2011  
Food & Drink 4
Service 1
Atmosphere 3
Value 2.5
we were 7 that went to Bbar together. I must say , that I was not quite sure what to expect of Bbar. However it was not the best restaurant experience I have ever had , but most certainly not the worst. Shall we focus on the good things first shall we ? The atmosphere is excellent, the background music is quite good and truly fits the style of the restaurant itself. The bar is quite good and the cocktails are excellent. The food it self was very good , the rib eye steak was cooked to perfection and presentation was quite interesting but very good. However, the service was not so good. Truth be told it was very bad. the waiters were rude , and did not seem to care much about what they were doing. When starters were served I was the only one that did not receive my starters. Well i do understand when that happens everyone can do mistakes. when i asked the waiter about it she shrugged her shoulders and said it will most likely be there in a second , 5 min later , no starter , 10 min later still nothing 15 min later everyone on the table have finished there starters. 20 min later my starter comes. regularly asking about my starter , the waiters just don’t seem to care , no apology no reaction , just ‘ it will get here ’ attitude. Overall average experience.

Sharon H

18 December 2008  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
bbar is definetly the best restaurant to go to in Vctoria/Westminster area. I go there occasionaly and have never left the place with disapointment so far! the food is excellent and the staff is just great, very friendly, always helpful and smiling. They have a fantastic selection of wines and the cocktails they make are just genuine! Best Bloody Mary I have ever had! The atmosphere is very chilled, stylish and the music they play is quite upbeat in the evenings but not something that would be disturbing at all. I will keep on going back and would suggest anyone to go and get the bbar experience!
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