Busaba Eathai offers an exotic Thai fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. An intimate, Oriental-styled interior is the setting for a menu of innovative, eclectic dishes. Traditional noodle and soup specialities are bursting with bold flavours, and long wooden tables help create a friendly, bustling setting for casual meals.
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Busaba Eathai - Floral Street
44A Floral StreetCovent GardenLondonWC2E 9DA
Busy Thai eatery conveniently located next to the ROH.
Most of the seating is communal in big ample wood tables. The people seated at our table happened to speak Spanish. Two couples from Galicia. One couple wre visiting their friends in London and not used to the spicy food. They swapped dishes. Lol!
The food was excellent.
We ordered a sample of dishes:
I've dined at other Busabas and found the service and food quite good, so when planning an evening at the theatre for a large group I was delighted to find that I could make a reservation for 10 people at this location. The food was just as good as I remembered- the duck curry in particular is a total star. However, the service was so incredibly abysmal that I cannot recommend this restaurant...more
What with the British summer rain and clouds destroying our plans to go up to the top of the shard on my birthday at the time we wanted we were pretty much left to fill the time with eating. I fancied Thai food and after reading the reviews we ended up here.
I was not disappointed despite there not even being a hint of Thai iced tea anywhere, which must be an American invention. We started...more
I avoided Busaba Eathai for years after several underwhelming experiences paired with my dislike of communal-style dining. However, I was in search for an affordable option on a Friday night in central London and discovered that Time Out cardholders receive 50% off of their food bill here- valid any day- so I put my prejudices aside.
We visited the Covent Garden location and were greeted by...more
For a chain place it at least abandons the ambiance. This location is nicely nestled behind the Royal Opera House, one of my routine hangouts. The food did take awhile to arrive as I think the layout of the restaurant really does not help their staff know who is at what pace with their meal. Sort of the darker sexier Wagamama, but I enjoyed myself none the less. Had the prawn chilli rice,...more