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Buddha Bar London

45 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA, UK
Buddha Bar London Review
5 Star Rating
16 December 2017Buddha Bar LondonTags: London, UK, Sushi reviewsThe Bill: £64 per head

We’re becoming regulars of Buddha Bar, having experienced various other locations, we were excited to revisit their London venue. One of our favourite things about Buddha Bar is the ambiance. The lighting is always minimal, which creates a sophisticated and intimate setting in which to enjoy their food offering.

To begin our evening, we started with a couple of pre-dinner cocktails. I chose the Green Tee which saw Hendricks’s gin mixed with fresh cucumber, apple juice, lime juice, sugar syrup, mint and egg white. This offered a tangy and refreshing cocktail that really set the evening off to a good start. My partner chose the Flaming Ghost which saw a combination of Russian Standard Platinum vodka, rhubarb liqueur, fresh raspberries, lemon juice, vanilla syrup and red chillies. This was a punchy and sweet cocktail balanced with a bit of spice and sour lemon juice. Whilst browsing the menu we also enjoyed some perfectly fresh sea salt edamame.

To start, we ordered the chicken satay complete with peanut sauce served on a bamboo leaf. The chicken was tender and absolutely delicious. We couldn't visit Buddha Bar without ordering some of their sushi, so we finally decided upon the Maki California Rolls which saw 6 cut rolls with inside out king crab, cucumber and avocado. As always, the sushi was delicious and extremely moreish.

“Our only complaint from the evening is that we over indulged and didn't save enough room for dessert.”

For our main courses, I opted for the vegetable green curry which was served with Jasmine steamed rice. The flavours were incredible and wonderfully fresh. My partner decided on the 200g Scottish beef fillet which was served with a black garlic truffle sauce. The steak was perfectly cooked and the decadent truffle sauce was to dine for. We also added sides of coconut, cashew and egg rice which was simply beautiful.

For our wine choice, we ordered a bottle of the 2014, Michel Rolland, Clos de Los Siete Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, which is a full bodied wine full of bold and jammy flavours. It offered a great accompaniment to our meal and was perfect alongside the steak.

Our only complaint from the evening is that we over indulged and didn't save enough room for dessert. Everything else was faultless, from the perfectly crafted cocktails to the presentation of the dishes and the impeccable service. We certainly hope to return if only to complete our dessert experience!

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