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Bars and pubs Victoria
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Beside but not attached to the Rubens Hotel, the Bbar exudes cultured Africana: black-and-white photographs of elephants and big cats, leopard-spotted lampshades, South African wines on the hundred-strong, categorised-by-taste wine list.

Some of the cocktails also have a springbok in their step, if in name alone: take, for instance, the Cape Town (Sazerac rye, Lillet Blanc, blue curação and bitters), named in honour of South Africa but otherwise bearing no trace of it. The 40-plus cocktails are mostly fuelled by quality spirits, with Hendrick’s gin combined with rosewater and lychees in an appealing rose petal martini.

Although the bottled beers also bear African labels (Namibian Windhoek), the food is international: burgers on naan bread, chicken liver pâté with melba toast and the like. The clientele are typical of the neighbourhood.

bbar says
Enjoy a plate of bobotie spring rolls with a beer or grab a Cape Malay Curry with friends at our South African inspired bar and restaurant in London Victoria. Adorned with photographs of big game, ethnic carvings, leopard-spotted lampshades and polished zebrano wood tabletops, it's an elegant mix of safari chic and colonial cool.

Enjoy Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner at Bbar.

Pop in for a coffee and receive a complimentary slice of Bea Tollman's iconic Vanilla Cheesecake!

Pop in for post-work drinks - our resident DJ will set the mood Thurs- Sat



Address: 43 Buckingham Palace Road
Transport: Tube: Victoria tube/rail
Menu: View Menu
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Sun
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