Bbar is a South African-inspired bar, restaurant and event space situated in the heart of Victoria. Within easy walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Victoria Station, and the thriving foodie hub of NOVA, the spot is famed for its delectable cocktails served by experienced mixologists.

Boasting over 60 cocktails and 100 wines, a stylish venue is a popular meeting place for colleagues, friends, and families. With two large dining areas in sight of the bar, Bbar offers a great atmosphere with a live DJ from Thursday to Saturday and an outside terrace for al fresco dining. 


Pizza at Bbar: enjoy freshly made pizza daily at Bbar for £10! Available at the bar and on the terrace only. No need to book - walk-in offer only!



Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Bbar throughout the year. Guests can enjoy two menus

Original Afternoon Tea
Bbar's Traditional Afternoon Tea celebrates this classic British delight whilst interlacing the delectable flavours of South Africa. Complete with Mini Bunny Chows and Amarula Scones you will be transported to the delicious world of South African food, complimented by flavoured Rooibos tea. Price: £30 per person


NEW: 'Chip Shop' Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea

A marriage of two traditions, our Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea is the ultimate, perfectly British indulgence. Beer-battered cod and thick, fluffy chips, complete with all the trimmings, offer the perfect start to this whimsical delight. Afterwards, satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of decadent cakes and our signature Amarula scones. Price: £30 per person


Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Prosecco £60 per person

Elevate your Traditional Afternoon Tea experience with our Bottomless Afternoon Tea experience. With an abundance of Prosecco, indulge in the unique and special flavours of South Africa whilst enjoying the company of your nearest and dearest. Sittings are for 90 minutes and the time commences from the time of your table booking.
Over 18 years only. Please drink responsibly.

Children’s Afternoon Tea £15 per child
Available for children under 12 years old.


Group bookings for Afternoon Tea at Bbar
What better way to celebrate than with an Afternoon Tea! Whether meeting up with friends, marking a milestone, celebrating an anniversary or throwing a party, Bbar’s Afternoon Tea packages offer flexibility and choice. These packages are only available for parties of between 12 to 60 people. Minimum spends and pre-payment will be required for larger parties

* Special Offer: Prosecco Afternoon Tea £30 per person
Free welcome glass of prosecco for afternoon tea parties of 12 guests or more

* Cocktail Afternoon Tea £45 per person
Enjoy a Bbar Afternoon Tea with a unique Bbar cocktail especially made by our expert mixologists - a perfect accompaniment! Guests order their cocktail on the day from our cocktail menu. Non-alcoholic cocktails are available

* Lanson Rose Champagne Afternoon Tea £50 per person
Enjoy a glass of Lanson Rose Champagne per person when booking for a minimum of four people in your party
All guests must be over 18 years old


 Must-Try: Alongside an international food menu, Bbar has live mix sessions and DJ sets throughout the week, as well as contemporary signature cocktails created by resident mixologists. Bbar’s top tip for the best Espresso Martini: The ingredients are really simple, it’s the execution that generates the magic! A really good espresso martini is in the technique and of course the fresh coffee. The shake must be vigorous and keep the liquid in rotation as in the Japanese cocktail shaking technique. It’s not about strength, more speed, and know-how.


Bar Experiences - available daily, subject to availability

Braaibroodje with Wine Flight 

Guests can enjoy a Bbar Braaibroodje, a South African famous grilled cheese sandwich with red onion and plum tomatoes accompanied by Mrs Ball’s chutney served with your choice of a flight of three amazing red or white wines. £45 per person. Bookings are advised but not essential 


Gin & Biltong Platter

Guests enjoy three Unctuous gin cocktails traveling through the classic, Mediterranean, and tropical each paired with classic, BBQ, and chili biltong.

£45 per person. Bookings are advised but not essential 


Lanson Champagne Safari

Book a table for a minimum of four people and enjoy a bottle of Laurent Perrier with a menu of Bobotie Spring Rolls with Mrs Balls chutney, Lamb Bredie with yellow rice and samp ‘n beans, and honeycomb ice cream.

Available for £65 per person. Bookings are advised but not essential 


Summertime at Bbar!

With one of the best sun terraces in London, Bbar are excited to announce their special summer offers that are sure to make your taste buds dance. With a mouth-watering selection of summer cocktails and seasonal dishes that will take your summer experience to the next level.
Whether you're looking to catch up with old friends, have a romantic dinner with your significant other, or celebrate a special occasion, Bbar has you covered. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to soak up the sun while sipping on a refreshing drink or indulging in delicious food

Available from the 24th April - 3rd September subject to availability: 

Summer Cocktail Experience (2 – 10 guests)

Choose 2 summer cocktails (City Spritzer, Hummingbird Paloma, Watermelon Mojito, My Precious, Singapore Sling, Georgia Mint Julep) and 2 bar snacks from the a la carte menu for only £25 per person

Bouchard and Burgers at Bbar! (2 – 10 guests)
Try 3 different Bouchard Finlayson wines with a choice of one of Bbar's delicious burgers (Classic Cheese and Bacon, The “Son of a Gun” or The Dirty Vegan for only £45 per person

Fabulously Pink (2 – 20 guests)
Enjoy a chilled carafe of rose with fresh strawberries and cream from £25 p/p


Organising a party? Bbar's private hire options

Whether you are hosting a corporate event, a big birthday celebration, or an intimate social gathering, Bbar will tailor a solution to your needs. bbar, located opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and moments from Victoria Station, is superbly positioned.

The excellent private events space includes your own private bar for reception drinks and delicious canapés, or elegant sit-down meals. Simple, delicious food with South African influences can be found on the extensive menu with plenty of healthy and dietary options, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free, with a wide collection of wine, beer, spirits and creative cocktails.


The Jubilee Suite
This elegant room, leading off the restaurant, benefits from natural daylight and is perfect for a private lunch, pre-theatre or evening events for up to 70 people with reception-style seating or 30 guests seated.

Fully air-conditioned with adjustable lighting, a private bar area, and business facilities; bbar can tailor the space to your event.

Capacity: 70 guests for a standing reception/30 guests seated


43 Below
Downstairs below the main restaurant, discover '43 Below'. From your own private bar to drinks and delicious canapés, to sit-down meals and pre-theatre dining, 43 Below can be hired with no room charge from January to November. Available until 11 pm daily, a later license until 1 am is available, with six weeks' notice prior to the event.

Capacity: 60 guests for a standing reception/20 guests seated


Private event features at Bbar: 

  • Available seven days a week
  • 43 Below: 60 standing/20 seated
  • Jubilee: 70 standing/30 seated
  • Exclusive use: up to 300 standing/100 seated
  • Last-minute availability
  • Live music/DJ (Thursday and Friday, available on request for other days)
  • Private bars
  • Dedicated Events Team to help assist with every detail of your booking


What's on


Gin O’clock Sharing Platter For Two At Bbar
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Four Cocktails And Sharing Platter At Bbar
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
3 course Pre-Theatre Dining for One
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Afternoon Tea at Bbar (for one person)
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Three-Course South African Inspired Menu For Two At Bbar
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Lanson Champagne Safari
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Gin and Biltong experience
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Braaibroodjie with wine
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
Monetary Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2023
£25 - £500
3 course Dining with Wine for two
On sale until 31st Dec 2023


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • No trainers, No sportswear


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 20:30



Bbar, 43, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PP



Nearest Station

Victoria (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Afternoon Tea, Bar Snacks, Christmas Lunch/Dinner and Burgers food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Jubilee Suite Private Room 40 70 - £800.00 £1000.00

The Jubilee Suite is our elegant private hire space, located just off the main restaurant of bbar. With an abundance of natural light and delicate furnishings it offers a warm and sophisticated setting to create the perfect ambience for your event. Offering cuisine from our eclectic menu featuring carefully curated South African-inspired dishes, a private event in our Jubilee Suite will be one to remember.

The Jubilee Suite is fully air-conditioned with both adjustable lighting and natural light, making it well suited to any event all year round.


Key Statistics

Floor/Level - First floor

Room Length - 9.3m

Room Width - 7m

Ceiling Height - 3m

Floor Covering - Wood/laminate

Floor Area - 65.1 sq m


Room Capacities

Banquet 40

Boardroom 18

Cabaret 21

Classroom 18

Reception 70

Theatre 40

U-Shape 15


Event facilities

  • A dedicated coordinator attends to every detail with full secretarial support
  • Exceptional natural daylight
  • Screen, projector, and ISDN2 available
  • Private dining and banqueting facilities
  • Customised menus for corporate, social, or themed events
  • Specially themed meeting breaks


Jubilee Suite at a glance

  • 70 guests for a standing reception or 40 guests seated
  • Private Bar serving an array of creative cocktails and spirits
  • Live music/DJ to set the perfect ambience to your event
  • Business facilities for meetings with drop-down screen, ISDN 2, and analogue phone lines
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment available 
  • Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events


43 Below Basement Space 20 50 - £800.00 £1000.00

43 Below is the hidden gem of bbar. With a speakeasy ambience and trendy décor, 43 Below is the perfect space for hosting private events. Our bbar bites menu ensures delicious canapes for your guests to enjoy, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, whilst our eclectic bar promises to serve some of the finest, most inventive cocktails in London.

43 Below can be hired with no room charge from January to November, available until 11pm daily. For later hours, a license until 1am is available if requested up to six weeks’ prior to the event.


Key Statistics

Floor/Level - Basement

Room Length - 8.56

Room Width - 4.7

Ceiling Height - 2.4

Floor Covering - Porcelain tiles

Floor Area - 39


Room Capacities

Banquet - 20

Boardroom - 18

Cabaret - -

Classroom - 8

Reception - 50

Theatre - 15

U-Shape - 8


Event facilities

  • Private bar
  • Live music and DJ (Thursday and Friday, available on request for other days)
  • A dedicated coordinator attends to every detail with full secretarial support
  • Screen, projector, and ISDN2 available
  • Customised menus for corporate, social, or themed events



  • 43 Below at a glance
  • 60 guests for a standing reception or 20 guests seated 
  • Private Bar serving exceptional cocktails and an array of wines and spirits
  • Live music/DJ to create the perfect ambiance for your event
  • Customised menus for corporate, social, or themed events
Exclusive Use of Venue Venue Hire 120 300 - £8000.00 £10 000.00

For exclusive private hire of the venue please contact the venue to discuss your requirements, and tailor a package to suit your needs.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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