Bbar

Description

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. 

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A South- African-inspired afternoon tea is also available daily from 1 pm

Please note we require a minimum of 24 hours to welcome Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free or Halal guests. We ask that you make us aware of any dietary requirements at the point of booking.
Available daily

Bbar Afternoon Tea £30 per person
Indulge in our unique and special Afternoon Tea with delicious mini bunny chows, Amarula scones and flavoured Rooibus tea – truly the flavours of South Africa.

Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Prosecco £60 per person
Indulge in our unique and special Afternoon Tea with delicious mini bunny chows, Amarula scones and flavoured Rooibus tea – truly the flavours of South Africa with bottomless Prosecco!
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.

Festive celebrations at Bbar: Santa’s Glühwein Afternoon Tea £40 per person
Available 14th November – 31st December 2022
Enjoy your Afternoon tea with a 350ml pot of BBars exclusive glühwein with a selection of African sweet & savoury mini bunny chow, pastries and Amarula scones.


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 4 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 4 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

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 Must-Try: Alongside a South African-inspired 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.

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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 

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FIFA WORLD CUP at Bbar

With an unobstructed view of the screens and table service throughout, you can enjoy the match with friends and family whilst tucking into a range of delicious food and drink.

Beer ‘n Fries Package
(5 Estrella and 1 bucket of French fries per person) £25

Sharing Platter with 40 Bottles of beer or cider
Minimum 8 people. £400 A selection of Bobotie Spring Rolls, Tindle Chicken Bao Bun, Chicken satay, Beef Taco, Cheesy chips. + £50 per extra person

Draught & Burger Package
(3 Pints of Pilsner, Ale or Guinness with our Famous Son of a gun chicken burger served with French fries) £35 per person.

 

Private screening of FIFA World Cup matches at Bbar 

FIFA World Cup: Exclusive Private Hire of the Jubilee Suite 
Exclusive viewing of the match on the Cinema quality screen in Bbar's Jubilee Suite

Secure luxury seating, with table service throughout the game.

A minimum spend of £2,000 applies

Seating for up to 40 people

A £500 deposit is required at the point of booking to secure the room (25%) This is strictly non-refundable.

The remaining balance is due 72 hours before the match. Non-pre-payment will result in the booking being released.

A member of the events team will be in touch to pre-order match food and drinks which will be offset against the minimum spend.

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Festive Celebrations at Bbar

Santa’s Glühwein Afternoon Tea:- Enjoy your Afternoon tea with a 350ml pot of BBars exclusive glühwein with a selection of African sweet & savoury mini bunny chow, pastries and Amarula scones. (£40 per person)

Reservations are now open for bookings between 14th November the 23rd December, subject to availability

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Enjoy Festive Dining at Bbar with a Christmas Menu available from 28th November - 24th December 

2 courses for £37 or 3 courses for £45 per person

Bookings are welcome for general dining through to large parties. Our experienced events team are on hand to discuss your requirements. 

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Private Hire

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

Experience FIFA World Cup at bbar
Experience the Fifa World Cup at bbar Our vibrant restaurant and eclectic bar make bbar the perfect location to enjoy the lively celebrations…

Sun, 20th Nov 2022 - Sun, 18th Dec 2022

More info
Christmas Lunch and Dinner parties
Located in the heart of Victoria, Bbar offers a great party location to celebrate the festive season with colleagues, friends or family.  Bbar…

Mon, 28th Nov 2022 - Sat, 24th Dec 2022

More info

Vouchers

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

Info

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

Hours

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

Location

Address

Bbar, 43, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PP

Area

Victoria

Nearest Station

Victoria (Tube)

Menus

  • Cuisines

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

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Jubilee Suite Private Room 30 80 - £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 30

Boardroom 18

Cabaret 21

Classroom 18

Reception 80

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 30 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 60 - £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 - 60

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

 

TAILORED TO YOUR DESIRES

  • 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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