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  • 16 Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 0QP
    Victoria
  • Transit information Circle District Victoria Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7828 2903
  • Business website bumbles1950.com

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  • 5.0 star rating
    24/4/2012

    I am staying at a hotel nearby and my company has serious limits on my meal budget.  Bumbles was great because it offered a nice meal at a restaurant (not a pub) with good food.  Each of us in my party enjoyed the food.  I had the vegetarian wellington, which was delicious.  My comrades had the duck and the steak.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it.  

    It was a little odd that the concierge at the Intercontinental hotel had never heard of it, but I think that is merely because the main dining space is small.  I would definitely recommend for a nicer more pleasant meal of british cuisine.

  • 4.0 star rating
    25/11/2012

    Whoever said British food leaves much to be desired has obviously never been to Bumbles.  I came here during a recent trip to London and left quite impressed.  My two dinner companions and I all ordered the two course dinner special, for which you can choose either a combination of an appetizer and entree or an entree and dessert.  Having a huge sweet tooth, I chose the latter option.  

    After looking through the menu, I finally decided on the sea bream for my first course.  When my entree came out, I was happy to see that the portion was very sizable.  The filets of sea bream were tender and flaky with a nice crispy skin.  The dish had many other elements which complemented the bream well, namely the gnocchi and pieces of pork belly.  The sea bream tends to be a lean fish so both of those added some richness to the dish.  Additionally, I loved the texture from the tiny root chips sprinkled on top.

    For my dessert course, I chose the meringue snowball which was accompanied by summer berries.  Right before I dug into the snowball, my friend's chocolate bomb dessert wowed the table as the waitress poured some hot caramel sauce over a chocolate sphere which melted away to reveal a generous scoop of ice cream and a chocolate cake.  After witnessing such a scene I was immediately overcome with dessert envy and my snowball dessert, though refreshing, just didn't seem remotely comparable.  

    I believe the food is seasonal as I did not see any of the items mentioned in previous Yelp reviews on the menu while I was at Bumbles this summer. If I were to visit London again for an extended period of time, I wouldn't hesitate to stop by Bumbles for a reasonably priced meal...but I won't make the rookie mistake of skipping out on that chocolate dessert!

  • 5.0 star rating
    2/6/2011
    ROTD 1/3/2012

    No no no.

    Under no circumstances should you nearly go somewhere else as it "looks a bit crap from the outside". Yes it's a stone's throw from Victoria Station, and let's face it even the fast food is crap around there...this place is a DIAMOND in the ROUGHROUGHROUGH.

    Granted it's not going to be causing Heston any sleepless nights but they proudly display their awards as you go downstairs to the loo - and they are well deserved. These chaps know their onions (and their sauces and their puddings and how to cook things perfectly).

    I looked on jealously as a neighbouring pudding even involved a bit of theatre - a "chocolate sticky toffee pudding"? It looks like a chocolate sphere but hang on they're pouring hot gloop over it and it's turning into a melty gooey mush...mmm now that is clever.

    Be back here like a shot. Outstanding whilst sub £100 for three including great wine? This is food and wallet witchcraft and in times gone by they would have been burned at the stake.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/5/2009

    Went there yesterday.

    A brilliant find!

    Very respectable place, attentative staff and the menu is excellennt!

    Then to top it all off they offer 3 courses for £20.00!!! - This main courses alone are worth this!

    You have to vist this place, I would be very surprised if you didnt enjoy the evening at the price they offer! - A steal at twice the price!

    I will definitly go again!

  • 5.0 star rating
    25/3/2009
    First to Review

    I absolutely love this place and have been there twice already this week with groups of up to 6.

    They have a £10 - 3 course menu, £20 3 course menu and a la carte menu which ranges from £5 for a starter to £16 for the amazing lamb main course.

    They also sell Champagne which is superbly chilled for £28 per bottle.  This is a complete steal as the hotel I am in charge £70!  Perhaps most people dont order champagne but I am staying in a 5 star hotel that can't chill the damn stuff properly, I like it ice cold and they serve it like that here which make it taste deliciously refreshing.

    Service can be a tiny bit slow sometimes as this place is full every night due to the serisouly good quality food and the very low prices.  I don't feel anything is compromised by bringing these prices to the table.  They should have 1 more staff member but in general we were happy.

    For the 6 of us we paid £275 and that was with 4, yes 4 bottles of champagne and 3 courses each. I also asked for a jug of tap water as I refuse to pay for still water and they happily obliged.  So we could have ended up paying £120 for 6 if we did not drink any alcohol.

    I seriously recommend this place.  I would reserve though as on a tuesday night they were full, we booked.

  • 5.0 star rating
    25/7/2011
    1 check-in here

    Well I'm not sure what I can add that other reviewers haven't! We went to this place after watching a matinee at the theatre (Wicked if you're interested-go see it!) and having come down all the way from Leeds and therefore not wanting to go to the usual chains, found this on the fab Yelp app. Well thank goodness we did check Yelp because this place really was a gem. After finding the restaurant on yelp before going into the theatre, I googled it and made a reservation online for four hours later.

    We were overjoyed to find that the table we had reserved was in an alcove which felt very private. The staff were brilliant, attentive and knowledgeable about the food and the food really was as amazing as the other reviewers said. I went for the beer battered halloumi to start followed by rabbit (a first for me!) and earl grey creme brulee, all for £23.50. Everything was delicious and they gave us a free course of salad in between the starter and main as they thought we'd been waiting long (I didn't feel we had but there you go!). Even our 'fussy' eater was satisfied (the type that says they're fussy but never tries anything!)

    My ONLY criticism is that although the menu is advertised as being seasonal, the dishes served were the same as what other reviewers had  experienced some time ago. Fine in a touristy place like Victoria I'm sure. If you're ever in the area, go there!

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/9/2011
    1 check-in here

    My husband and I had a dinner at this place on the last day in London. We wanted to eat a really good British food. I had already book this restaurant to check it out for our trip. I am glad to pick this place.

    The ambiance is very cozy and romantic. They gave us bread box in a wood.

    What I like this place is that the price is very reasonable. We had 3 course menu which is 10 pounds. What a good deal.

    The first we had was tomato soup. It was nicely salty and had fresh tomato taste.  

    The main course was beef skirt. It was very soft. It was nicely seasoned. This was the perfect taste. I have never had soft beef like that before. It was melted inside my mouth. The mashed potato was very good.

    The dessert I had was chocolate brownie and yorgurt mousse.  It was a fantastic combination.

    I am so glad that we came here to have a dinner. I have to tell people that British food is great.

  • 5.0 star rating
    5/1/2011
    Listed in London Calling

    Oh, dear, I was not even remotely prepared for the dinner here.  Going in without expectations was my bad.  It took days to recover.  

    To start, the staff is phenomenal - really, truly.  Very courteous and nice, and not the judgmental type - unlike some posh restaurants in the area.  They were also very helpful when making your drink and food choices.

    My parents, who are both picky eaters, loved this place.  That, in my book, is worth 5 stars.  I loved my mushroom and mozerella 'Wellington' truffle sauce - it was so tasty.  My dad and husband got the Slow braised lamb shoulder 'Bolognaise'  and both loved it.  Mom got the roasted Aberdeen angus beef and, surprise, loved it.  All of our starters were amazing, as well.

    Long story short, go here and it will make your stomach happy.  :)

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/7/2009
    Listed in Best Cheap Eats

    So I was a critic of this place before I walked through the door. I'm not sure if the location and exterior could have made me any more sceptical, but the set menu (3 courses for £10) really tipped the balance and so I entered with a sigh.

    The interior is simple and nothing to write about, the service was a little slow initially though consistently friendly.

    This is all I could find negative and I wanted to get it out of the way before I gush for the next three paragraphs about the food.

    We almost all opted for the inspiring options on the 3 for £20 menu. How can you have fish and chips when snails & garlic risotto is an option? Also not to mention that the desserts included in that option alone seemed to be worth the menu price.

    My starter of poached quails egg with pesto, tomato sorbet, cheese (Wensleydale?) and rocket, was a beautiful taste of summer. I found the tomato sorbet with a bitter overtone of balsamic inspiring and will be attempting this at home shortly.

    Our tomato soup amuse bouche was a very cleanly and well executed example of good tomato soup, with a great texture and loads of flavour. By the time my plate of Garlic Risotto with Snails and Ham arrived I was excited, and rightfully so, it was lovely, creamy, deeply seasoned with an amazing green colour. The de-shelled snails we lovely and more the better for the absence of effort required.

    For dessert we were torn; cheese or a trio of ices. I agreed with one of our eating companions to share the both, as to avoid any unnecessary hardship. The trio of ices was simply beautiful, a sweet but tart fragrant raspberry sorbet, a creamy blue cheese ice cream, with an amazing blue aftertaste) that  kept me going back for more, both served in lovely miniature handmade sugar covered cones. Though the best third was the Gin & Tonic Slush Puppie, clearly made with Sloe Gin (the beautiful pink/purple hue) and served in a shot glass was the perfect marriage of the 5 and 25 year old Becky. To finish we had three/four lovely cheeses, though my mind was still with dessert, so I sadly almost completely neglected the marmite cheddar, blue cheese, and camembert.

    About 2 thirds of a bottle of very tasty house red, 4 courses, wonderful presentation of a birthday cake we brought with us and it all came in under £30. I can honestly say it's been a long time since I had so much of such quality for so little.

    9/10 Definitely a new regular and James to thank...

    This is all I could find negative and I wanted to get it out of the way before I gush for the next three paragraohs about the food.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/3/2012
    2 check-ins here

    Bumbles is a great place to try British cuisine on a budget. The three course prix fixe menu for £10 is quite a steal in a city as expensive as London. While the decor might be a bit odd and even cheesy at times (butter presented in a scallop shell), the food speaks for itself.

    The chicken liver parfait with capers and toast was a tasty appetizer to start off my meal. Having already tried fish and chips earlier for lunch, I decided to order another traditional British dish, gloucester old spot sausages with mash and gravy, locally known as bangers and mash. It's a simple dish, but I promised myself I would try it ever since I heard a song dedicated to the dish by Infant Sorrow. The fish and prawn stew was an alternative choice for the main course, which had a nice crispy crust. I finished my meal with a satisfying scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cheeseboard is another option for an additional £4 and comes with crackers, a sliced pear, brie, cheddar, and Guinness cheese.

    Something to note is that you must order a drink in order to choose the three course menu and there is a 12.5% gratuity surcharge. Sneaky surcharges aside, I was quite happy with my meal; Bumbles is worth checking out if you're ever in the Victoria Station area.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/3/2012

    #509 As part of our London day trip itinerary, Bailey S. chose Bumbles for our dinner location. I checked it out online beforehand and realized they had a 10gbp 3-course meal deal. So, of course, we checked that out first when we were seated and handed our menus. The options on the list were pretty limited, but I could easily pick out the courses I wanted. I went with the pear and fennel salad, fish and prawn stew, as well as a cheese board (which required a 4gbp surcharge).

    It was only after we put our orders in that we all realized that my friend and I had ordered the exact same thing. It just goes to show how limited the menu was. The boyfriend, however, went with the tomato soup, sausages with mashed potatoes, and the chocolate brownie with ice cream. For his orders, the brownie required a 1gbp surcharge. So, we were already at 25gbp. Plus, their 10gbp 3-course menu requires that you order a drink with your meal. Throw in a glass of chardonnay and a syrah and we were at 35gbp. Definitely not the cheapest meal. Oh, and they charge you a 12.5% gratuity charge. Bummer.

    Regardless, the food itself was delicious. My pear and fennel salad was sharp yet crisp in flavor. They went a little heavy on the fennel, but the spiciness balanced the saccharine slices of pear well. It was a large portion, so I actually had the boyfriend finish some for me. The main entree - fish and prawn stew - was also impressive, topped with crisp tempura-like flakes. The portion was deceivingly large and the ingredients were incredibly fresh. The prawns were so soft they practically melted in my mouth. I would definitely eat that again. The cheese board itself wasn't too impressive and could have done with a little more fruit. I personally don't think it was worth the extra 4gbp. In retrospect, I should have stuck with the vanilla ice cream, which required no surcharge. Plus, I was so full I couldn't even finish the whole board!

    Altogether, I had a great time at Bumbles. We weren't rushed at all and had plenty of time to enjoy our company. Despite the fact that I'm not sure I would be a repeat customer, I would recommend that you try it out if you're looking for a new place to try out for dinner.

  • 4.0 star rating
    26/6/2012

    I would give this 4 1/2 stars.  This review is long overdue and is based on a visit in late September 2012.

    I had it on a list of "to eat" places based in part on great Yelp reviews, and it did not disappoint.  We stumbled across it after a visit to Buckingham Palace.  The 3-course lunch for £10 seemed like a steal, and it was a great value.

    I had the following:
    pear, fennel, and rocket salad
    28-day aged beef rump burger w/ poached egg and chips
    ice cream (2 scoops!)

    The only "catch" to this deal is that you must order a beverage, but it can be just a soft drink, although I chose to have an alcoholic beverage.

    The atmosphere was quaint, the service was good, and the food very tasty.  I would definitely return again!

  • 5.0 star rating
    22/12/2011

    This place deserves the good reviews that it gets.
    The menu has good choices and the food is visually appealing and tastes great.
    Service was friendly and efficient.
    It's a small Gem close to Victoria Station.

  • 3.0 star rating
    27/7/2012

    I'm reall surprised by the good reviews of this place. Dont get me wrong - Bumble's is CHEAP, and for three courses in this part of town it does seem churlish to grumble. But grumble I will.

    I don't think the food is very good. I had the chicken liver parfait - it looked and tasted like supermarket pate. Then I had 'fish and prawn stew', but was hard pressed to find either of those amongst the rather random other ingredients (chick peas? i think?). Ice cream was one tiny scoop of very icy ice cream, that had no sign of being made with real vanilla - which is what I'd expect if it was restaurant made. Methinks it wasn't.

    This would all be fine - I know, it was all only £10 - except 1) they serve the same stuff to oher punters who haven't signed up for the deal at far more expensive prices, 2) they are dressed up as a fine dining restaurant and 3) they do make up some of that cost in the very over-priced wine.

    As for the fine dining aspect - the toilets and service belie the fact this is not a fine dining establishment. I was given the wrong menu twice, they'd lost ou booking, and we weren't given the opportunity to taste the wine.

    Great for a tenner but I wouldn't go full price.

  • 4.0 star rating
    31/5/2009

    A great place to haunt, especially if you like good English-style cooking, done with a twist. The place is compact, usually pretty packed and almost cute in an uprated 60s-70s sort of style. Service was really great and friendly.

    The food was generous and really tasty. There were nice interesting variations on standard English fare such as apple treacle tart with a blue cheese ice cream which worked pretty well. The Stargazy fish pie was also delicious but amazingly filling.

    All in all, a great place to visit with friends for a slightly different take on English food. It's not at all pricey and the menu is fantastic value for money.

  • 4.0 star rating
    3/3/2012
    Seated via OpenTable

    We were sat in a semi-private area, which was perfect for us because we had our 8 month old son.  
    We asked for the 10 pound menu and had ordered off of the regular and 10 pound menu.  The starters were not so good.  We had the potato soup and chicken liver pate.  So we were a bit worried about the dinner.  
    The dinner was amazing.  I had the mushroom wellington which was both visually appealing as well as tasty.  Delicious!  My husband had the seafood with rice which had a slight kick to it but was right up his alley.
    Dessert was fabulous.  We ordered this pineapple dessert which was divine.
    The only advise that I would give it to be prepared for a wait if you go for dinner.  Our dinner took two hours.  My guess is because it was so busy.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/9/2011

    We came here for lunch yesterday before heading out for some sightseeing. It's a pretty small shop - reminds me of the smaller hole-in-the-wall places in Manhattan - so do book a reservation ahead of time if you'd like to ensure you'll get a seat (we showed up around 12:30 PM, and the place was filled up by 1 PM). Service was pretty standard here (given that tip is included in the checks here, not much incentive to go above and beyond the call of duty), but the food came out pretty quickly, which was nice.

    As for lunch - it was pretty tasty and not at all bad for the price (3 courses for 10 pounds is a good deal here), although you are required to buy drinks - even water - at that price. The fish cakes were delicious, although they definitely had much more potato in them than fish. That said, there were plenty of spices to give it flavor, and the beans were a good complement to give additional taste to the dish as well. I had the 28-day aged burger with poached egg, which was very, very good and rivals any of the burgers I've had back in the U.S. There are some herbs mixed into the meat itself, and the poached egg adds a nice layer of flavor onto the beef that you don't get elsewhere. I'm a huge fan of this and would recommend it to anyone who's not sure what to have. My girlfriend went with the fish and chips, which was above-average in its own right. The fish was a bit more flavored than usual, while the tartare sauce was pretty standard. I do miss having a bottle of ketchup around to dip the fries/chips in, but they quite a good job here in giving the fries enough flavor so that you're not just eating tasteless fried potatoes. Dessert was vanilla iced cream for me, which was good but is definitely a bit more on the icy side and has less dairy than what I'm used to.

    All in all, it's a great lunch spot. Be careful when you do eat, as all the food is quite hot when it's brought out...and since you do have to pay for water, you don't want to go gulping it all down in one shot. I'd love to come back for dinner at some point in the future if I make it back here.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/3/2012

    The best tomato soup I've ever had.
    Everything else was OK, definitely very satisfactory.
    The seats were comfortable, the company was good.
    The décor was kinda weird new age contemporary, didn't make a huge impression but it was subtle and didn't distract from the food. The staff are quite hands off, they do as needed, and then they disappear. I liked it. It felt purposeful, not neglectful and allowed us to enjoy our meals and conversation without too much interruption.
    We went for the 10GBP 3-course menu, which requires you purchase a drink which we didn't mind. It was all good value.
    As noted, I started with the tomato soup (soup of the day), it was rich, delicious and I wish the sold it by the litre.
    For my main course I had what was essentially bangers and mash. It was good, but felt like I could have made it just as good.
    Dessert was a brownie with yoghurt, which also came with two dots of meringue, some ice cream and a drip of raspberry sauce. It was good, not great, but I wouldn't say no to having it again.
    Solid restaurant, good value with the 10GBP menu.

  • 5.0 star rating
    10/5/2011

    Ditto the other reviewers: despite its touristy location, this place serves excellent food, even when part of its scarcely believable £10 for 3 courses lunch menu. That's right: a 3 course lunch for £10. Okay, such is food price inflation that some of the options come with a £1 surcharge, but it's still amazing value. But this restaurant's wonders don't stop at the superb food and bafflingly low prices: the staff are friendly and quick, and the decor is surprisingly stylish. Unquestionably a 5 star joint.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/8/2011

    Foodie out of towner in London for a couple days, I saw the reviews on Yelp and figured we'd give it a shot.  What a find!  British cuisine done up real nice... lots of fantastic, complex, flavorful dishes that are surprisingly WELL PRICED!  Had the three course meal at 23 pd each...  I'd expect to pay double for the meal we had... she had the clay baked monkfish, I had the Scottish Angus beef... something for everyone here, including vegetarian options... PLUS everything was absolutely fantastic.  If you are a food lover and you happen to find yourself in the Westminster Area (yes it is in a very touristy area, but don't mind it) you'd be a fool to pass up a meal here.

  • 5.0 star rating
    22/10/2011

    My wife and I were looking for somewhere quiet and nice but not fussy and came across Bumbles in Yelp.  We made a reservation based on the other reviews and found it to be a wonderful place that is well worth your time to visit.

    We had a three course meal, although it was not from the 10 pound menu.  My wife started with smoked haddock with a poached egg which was fantastic and I had foie gras which was served two ways- in a traditional sear on top of a seared peach slice and grated (you'll have to see it to understand).  Those were both fantastic.  For our main course, we both had beef cooked to a perfect red medium rare and served with mushroom cantelloni.  It was superb.

    I highly recommend Bumbles.  We had enjoyed some of London's finest offerings leading up to this, including Quilon, The Cinammon Club and even The Fat Duck (which is in a completely different ballpark) and Bumbles competes easily with all of them despite their modesty.

    Enjoy!

  • 5.0 star rating
    31/8/2012 Updated review

    Just wanted to update-we ate here again about 3 different times in February-March of this year. All of our meals were excellent. I especially enjoyed the waffle with grated foie gras and fruit salsa. Now that California has outlawed foie gras I can only dream of dishes like this and anticipate trying them on our next trip.

    5.0 star rating
    29/11/2010 Previous review
    This was probably one of the best meals we had on vacation. We really wanted to come back but… Read more
  • 4.0 star rating
    10/6/2012

    Bumbles does a great job of serving "modern" British food. It's all rather fancy and in a way gimmicky, but overly we quite liked it. Depending on your stance(american or british), the service was either great or annoying. Either way, they were constantly asking us how things were, if we needed anything, else.

    Pros:
    - Overall, food was delicious and very clever with their modern twists on things.  A seafood lasagne was served deconstructed as a seafood stew in a ramekin with a piece of pasta on top.
    - Service was good and always filling water, asking if we needed anything
    -It's bigger than it looks from the outside; there is a huge downstairs dining room (although less cute than the upstairs area)

    Cons:
    - Deserts were neat, but quite underwhelming in the taste category
    - Some of the dishes didn't quite work; the fried haloumi was no better than what I had at a pub the next day.
    - The menu is really meant for set menu. You can order things ala-carte, but you may find the menu small in that case.

  • 4.0 star rating
    25/1/2012
    Seated via OpenTable

    I went here for dinner with my brother after reading the reviews on Yelp!

    The waiters were attentive and we didn't have to wait long for our food. We tried the £10 menu which we had to ask for as they first presented another more expensive menu. You choose between 3-4 options in each course. I had the gnocchis with lentils and rocket as starter (delicious, rockets were crispy, lentils perfectly cooked and gnocchis crispy). My brother had the soup which was tasty and creamy, but some kind of topping would have made it more exciting. The main I tried was the risotto and it had a rich tomatoflavour. Maybe a bit acidic, but yet delicious. The fish and chips my brother had was good but nothing special. As dessert I had the cheeseboard which you had to add £4 for. My brother had the brownie (+ £1,5) as dessert which was very small but delicious (after two courses there's not that much room for dessert anyway).

    You have to order drinks with the £10 menu, and there is a gratuity charge of 12,5%. Three course dinner for the two of us + a glass of wine and bottle of water ended up at ca £37. More than we thought it would be, but still a good deal considering the service and the food!

  • 5.0 star rating
    27/7/2011

    You really can't get any better than this for £10! 3 courses! I had the potato soup with really posh bread and pea risotto with sauteed mushrooms for main, then vanilla ice cream (although i've been so poor recently that my stomach has shrunk so my brother ate my ice cream hahaha) really gorgeous food and pretty posh too! yummy! And guess what lovely yelpers??! this is my 100th review!!!

  • 3.0 star rating
    16/2/2012

    You can't beat the 10 pound menu. A big wine selection, a small beer selection. Reason 1 for only three stars. We were given the regular menu even though we booked  the 10 pound menu. Reason 2 for three stars. We had to ask for that menu. The service was slow and the restaurant was not full. Reason 3 for the three stars. For the dessert on the three course menu, only vanilla ice cream did not cost extra. The other two desserts were an additional cost. It was a kid's-sized cone. Reason 4 for the three stars. Finally, I did not appreciate the waitress grabbing the dishes off the table and stacking them as loudly as possible next to me. Not a smile, not an "Excuse me" as she reached across the table to grab everything. I was expecting a bit more for a five star Yelp. But again, the food was very nice.

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/4/2012 Updated review

    Went here during lunch hour and found it to be mostly the work crowd. They have a 3 course menu for £10 which is pretty reasonable. I wasn't too impressed with the food but it was okay. We tried the salad, seafood stew which I believe had fish and prawns, tomato risotto, and vanilla ice cream. I am not a huge fan of overdressed salads but I would say this was very under-dressed. I barely tasted any dressing at all. The seafood stew looked a bit different than what we expected. It was a thick consistency and came with two potato cakes. The potato cakes were probably the best thing we tried here. Crisp on the outside and oozing mashed potato goodness. The ice cream was not creamy and was unusually icy.

    3.0 star rating
    11/4/2012 Previous review
    Went here during lunch hour and found it to be mostly the work crowd. They have a 3 course menu for… Read more
  • 1.0 star rating
    15/10/2012 Updated review
    1 check-in here

    I was passing by this restaurant last week and it is now closed.

    5.0 star rating
    10/12/2011 Previous review
    This was the second time I have visited this restaurant which is convenient to Victoria Station. The… Read more
    • Qype User riccar…
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    5.0 star rating
    29/5/2009

    Dropped in here for the first time tonight and was really suprised. For the first time in a long time I struggled to know what to order, not seen a menu like this before. Some proper twists on the English classics, it's like midsomer murders on speed. And it's not over priced either. A real gem in the area

  • 1.0 star rating
    1/5/2012

    We visited this place a week or two ago while visiting London.  We ended up leaving without having dinner, for various reasons.

    We were 15 minutes early for our reservation, so they wouldn't seat us.  Tables were available in the main room, so who knows what their problem was.  They weren't very nice about it and sent us to the basement bar to wait.  I was confused for awhile whether they wanted us to eat down there or if we would really get a table upstairs...and the waitress was no help.  She didn't speak English very well....which made it hard to ask any questions.  I asked what beers they had on tap and selected one that the waitress mentioned.  She carried over a bottle and opened it.  I wasn't really happy about it since I much prefer draft beer, but I kept it.  Upon looking over the special deal menu we realized that there aren't a lot of options for people who don't generally eat seafood.  We eventually got a table upstairs and debated what we wanted to do....and we ultimately decided to just pay for our drinks and eat somewhere else.  Sadly I can't comment on the food...but I can tell you that Bumbles really needs to get their act together....

  • 5.0 star rating
    18/5/2012

    The food was excellent. The dished were different and very well executed. The prices were also very good. The service was good. There wine selection wasn't huge but was decently diverse. The only reason it wasn't 5 stars for me was because of the screaming chef in the kitchen. I thought it was funny when we arrived but after a hour it got old and just seemed ridiculous.

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    5.0 star rating
    21/1/2010

    What an excellent find thanks to Qype! The three course set menu was delicious - with the best fish and chips I have had in a long time. Good wine list too, reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/12/2011

    My friend and I went here based on recommendations and weren't disappointed. The prices were very reasonable and we were able to get a 3 course menu for 10 pounds each. I got a salad, sausage with mashed potatoes and ice cream for dessert. My friend got almost the same thing except for the main course for which she picked a duck stew. Plus we got half a bottle of Moscato D'Asti wine which was amazing!! The food was really good, and the atmosphere was nice and ambient. Definitely worth checking out if you're in London.

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/3/2012
    Seated via OpenTable

    visiting from Hawaii me an my friend went just to try some place new in London! very unassuming place from the out side, Happily surprised staff were great an friendly an knowledgeable . We had the 8 course tasting menu i was blown away the food was unbelievable , one of the better meals i have had in a while !! i will defiantly go back next time in London for sure.

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/2/2012

    This is the best restaurant we dine so far for the last 10 years we traveled to London.  The service was great, the food...Awesome and the price...£10 for 3 courses meal!  Can't beat that!  Waitress and food servers were very friendly and hard working.  We got the best service in town.  Definitely will come back and tell friends about this lovely cozy restaurant! Make sure you try the peanut butter souffle for dessert....yummy!

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/3/2011

    The £10 for 3 courses is a great deal!  For this reason I was expecting much lower quality food.  I was wrong.  I had fishcakes, risotto and a yogurt mousse for dessert.  It is one of the only good quality places I have found near my office in the Victoria station area.  The chef was the runner up for Chef of the Year last year in the UK.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone for lunch or dinner.

  • 5.0 star rating
    20/12/2011

    We are quite picky, but found this to be one of the best restaurants we have been to in a very long time. We went for the full on 8 course tasting menu, and loved every dish. This is a chef that knows how to blend molecular cuisine with tradition. Every dish has some molecular elements, but all are recognisable and delicious. My favorite was memories of jacket potatoes, an amazing soup. The frogs leg and deconstructed fish and chips were excellent as well. Full meal with wine and everything for two was just over 100 pounds. We thought it was very good value.

    • Qype User cnelso…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    13/3/2009

    Great value fixed price menus are available at Bumbles - 3 courses for £10 is particularly good. A lovely place to meet friends after work or go to before the theatre in the Victoria area.

    • Qype User thnder…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/3/2012

    Great deal for a £10 three course dinner. Note that you have to purchase a drink to get this deal, so it's actually three courses + a drink for £13-16. The drink doesn't have to be alcoholic. There are also various upgrade options where you can choose to pay an extra £5 for a different entree option or an extra £1.50 for a different dessert option. They also have £19.50 two course or £23.50 three course options. Basically, you may be tempted by other menu items once you are there even though the £10 brought you there. The food was good, I wouldn't say it's amazing, but it's definitely above-average. The portions weren't huge, but you get three courses so that's the trade-off. Would definitely recommend it if you are in the area!

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