Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Fish, North American·

SquareMeal Review of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Inspired by the film Forrest Gump, this jazzy seafood chain is a staple in the USA and now it's arrived in London’s Trocadero – its first appearance this side of the Atlantic. Launched in 1996, Bubba Gump now has more than 40 locations spread across the North America, Japan and South-East Asia, but one formula fits all – family-style eateries specialising in shrimp dishes and other seafood classics, plus a big dollop of Southern and Cajun cuisine (both Forrest and his buddie ‘Bubba’ Blue were from Alabama). Typical stateside favourites include popcorn shrimps, seafood hush-pups, ‘dumb luck’ coconut shrimp with Cajun marmalade and meaty plates of jambalaya, Dixie-style back ribs and Southern-fried chicken. London can expect the same, with back-up from luscious desserts such as choc-chip cookie sundae or mama’s bread pudding.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Fish, North American
Cool, Fun, Lively, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Quirky, Romantic, Themed, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Based in one of London's West End's most noticeable buildings, The Trocadero, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co's only UK outpost is a fun restaurant serving an almost entirely shrimp-based menu. Inspired by 1994 film Forrest Gump, which is based in Alabama, the restaurant's food offering is all about the American South and you can be sure that there'll be something for everyone. Thanks to its prime location, just a moment's walk from Piccadilly Circus, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is also incredibly convenient to get to, meaning that if you're looking for somewhere to catch a bite with friends, it's a fantastic option.

Featuring a shop which sells plenty of shrimp-themed merch as soon as you enter the building, the casual nature of the restaurant is clear from the off. The main dining room space almost has the feel of an American diner with red and blue seating a plenty, and booths on one side of the room. The walls are decked out with various knick-knacks, while wooden beams stretch across the roof above.

When it comes to the food offering, you can start with appetizers such as popcorn shrimp, shrimp mac and cheese, calimari, and crab stuffed mushrooms. If you're looking for a light meal, there are a selection of soups and salad available, as well as sanwiches including a dixie fishwich served with cajun fries, and a 1/2 lb burger. Heftier mains range from shrimp dishes such as coconut fried shrimp with cajun marmalade, and shrimp and veggie skewers, to meatier options including BBQ ribs and southern fried chicken.

To accompany the indulgent food menu is a selection of tempting drinks including themed cocktails, as well as a variety of wines available both by the glass and bottle, and beers. For youngsters and non-drinkers out there, there is also a variety of soft drinks available too.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co..

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Location for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

13 Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1D 7AB


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-22:00
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-22:00

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2 Reviews 

Minnie R

04 May 2017  
Nice food, ood service, fantastic portions.

James C

Made to Feel Like A Star at this Glitzy Venue
07 November 2015  
In the former premises of the old Planet Hollywood this enormous upstairs eaterie is styled in Southern Hamburger Joint style with numerous Screens etc. Plenty of room and seating options with many nooks and crannies. On a quiet weekday in Leicester Square was the ideal time to visit. Downstairs a shop selling imported USA souvenir merchandise.Forrest Gump Movie themed throughout. Upstairs the huge Diner. I was a bit sceptical of the fried menu at first but soon found some things to order. Star of the show a flashing souvenir acrylic tumbler of Cherryade with a Maraschino cocktail cherry ON A STALK was enough for me!Delicious with ice.The tumbler was cleaned after use included in the price of the drink and you can take it home.Wowzer!" The dishes came quick were hot in iron skillets and extra sample sauces were provided free on request though not part of dishes id ordered!Super! I really began to feel like A Super Star! Be Bop A LuLa blasting out over the PA added to the "feel". Macaroni Cheese very nice-a tad salty- Only down side prices a tad high-a snack and drink etc came to over £25 with service which might have got a classic meal eg at The Critereon. but then I suppose you pay for being at the centre of The West End universe. A one off thrill. Would go again though soonish.
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