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Bamboula Caribbean Restaurant

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12 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SG, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited bamboula some time ago and remembered how gorgeous the food was, so I decided to take my friend who was a Caribbean food virgin. Firstly, Even though the restaurant was open they were not answering their phone during the day/early evening, making it hard to make a reservation. I am disappointed to say the food and service has... More 

Thank Zelah D
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our server was really friendly and made some good recommendations! Food was really flavourful, really enjoyed it! The goat curry was tender and delicious! The plantain fries and sauce - highly recommended! Great food, great atmosphere! Will be back for sure!

Thank Amandainldn
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I tried the jerk lamb and was taken aback by the generous portion. The decor is plain but the background music makes up for it to create a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Thank one5piri
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Second time eating here now, and the first was a pleasant experience but the second time will definitely be my last time!. Guy serving had no customer service skills. Please and thank you did not exist in his vocabulary!. Did not ask once if we were enjoying the food, at the end of the meal just flung some expanding clothes... More 

2 Thank hlthompson
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had no experience came from Birmingham yesterday it was my birthday and my daughter's birthday today wanted to have a meal together booked a reservation online for 7 we turned up at the restaurant lights were half off went inside the restaurant was told by waitress that they were closed so not a good experience we ended up at... More 

1 Thank brebre186402
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant so many times over the years when in the area. This time it was terrible. Heated up yesterday's food. Plantain like bullets,jerk chicken cold and slimy, rice in solid clumps and salad wilted. Waited over 45 mins. We asked whether it was possible to be served soon as we had to get back to work in... More 

5 Thank Davina B
Bexley, Kent
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this place on the recommendation from a friend who knows her West Indian food. Laid back place with very friendly staff. All the food was legit. Ordered all my favs - jerk chicken, rice & peas, plantain, festival, boiled dumpling. All the jerk chicken was perfectly delicious, it wasn't the kind I prefer where it is barbecued in drum.

Thank Stormcab
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends. The Jerk chicken, rice and peas and plantain were lovely (and only £10). Cool music and friendly staff. Good for a casual dinner.

Thank rockrulestripv
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was great !! Well located, good service and great host !! Thank's Restaurant très bien situé un accueil très chaleureux et nourriture excellente !!

Thank Cedrickamy
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Two friends and I visited this restaurant sometime ago and had a lovely experience but how things have changed. We revisited. The food was very dry and the drinks very over priced mark up on Guiness punch prepared in a plastic jug with very little alcohol will cost your £9.00 a glass for a Be sure to check the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +(44)2077376633
Home of Great tasting Caribbean food located in Brixton.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?