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Busaba Eathai

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Covent Garden
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44 Floral Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA, England
+44 20 7759 0088
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A late visit to this place after walking past. Simple decor but thai esque. Fish cakes some of the best I've ever had, they can be gelatinous. These were tasty but light with some texture which was great with the dipping sauce. Tom Ka soup was authentic clean, light, spicy with a bold but not overbearing lemongrass. Not inexpensive at... More 

Thank Sensiblevisits
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Covent Garden restaurant for a birthday meal. What a great start to the night. Food was great, everyone loved their meal. Staff were great, also explain and offer help with the menu. Can't wait to go back. Simple as that.

Thank Daisy-Rae D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant almost an hour late which left us in a rush to catch our show that evening. The food we ordered came out within ten minutes (the restaurant was half full) and was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am a real foodie and am quite critical of the food served when I'm not the chef and I could... More 

Thank Jules G
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on March 26th. There was a half hour wait, which we were fine with, but it was odd they didn't take down our name. When a table opened up, the host seated us before someone who was in front of us. The table we sat next to had been waiting for their food for over an hour and... More 

Thank Kyle L
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 14 people and their square tables work really well. Starters are great for sharing. Wider range Thai styles than normal southern Thai places in london. But still English friendly Thai

Thank Philip R
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the' Busaba' in St Christopher place nr Oxford St so am reviewing that one which wasn't on yr list. We had Pad Thai, mine with prawns and my daughter's with chicken. Both excellent and nice to find a gluten free meal for my daughter. Staff very nice and helpful. Only one downside--the Pomegranate and Elderflower presse was tasteless--I... More 

Thank kathy b
Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here and get the calamari!! So moreish and delicious - I loved the little berries on top that added sweetness, works really well with the saltiness of the dish. I ordered the Sen chan pad Thai and again, really delicious. I liked the set up of the communal tables as they are big enough to seat everyone and lots... More 

Thank Eve W
Management response:

Hello Eve W, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased you have had a positive experience in our restaurant and you enjoyed our food, especially our fantastic Thai calamari. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards Debora. More 

Bluemont, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the evening of Mar 27, having eaten there before. My dish of noodles had an odd smell. I had a pint of beer at a local pub before visiting the restaurant and assumed it was me. I did not finish the meal and told the waiter something was not right with the... More 

Thank jowilson56
Management response:

Dear customer, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent experience at our restaurant. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests. I certainly empathize regarding the points you mentioned in your review... More 

Brindisi, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busaba is a well designed and pleasant place. I often visit the one in theatres area and it's excellent! The Pad Thai is delucious and service cares enough about clients' needs. For sure, i'll come back!

Thank Wonderlust_globe
Management response:

Hello, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased you have had a positive experience in our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards Debora. More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title suggests, this is a very relaxed places where you can share large square bench style seating with other diners in the restaurant. Very cool vibe and music. Super friendly service but the food was just about average.

Thank firdaus76
Management response:

Hello, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased you have had a positive experience in our restaurant. We will pass your feedback to our team. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards Debora. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Floral Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7759 0088
Busaba is a Thai flower. Eathai is a fusion of the words eat and Thai. Differing from formal dining establishments, Eathai represents a Thai casual dining venue, offering a one-course dining experience devised to feed you with minimal fuss. Fifteen years on, Busaba still offers a much coveted, flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir fries and curries. The menu also features Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, as well as a simple yet selective wine list. Tucked between the Long Acre and the Royal Opera House, Busaba Covent Garden is superbly placed for a relaxing pre-show meal for Londoners and tourists alike.

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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