Food Diary: Gluten Free Dining at Busaba Eathai

Visit: Tuesday 17/10/2017 17:30hrs

This was my first time visiting Busaba Eathai but it definitely won't be the last.

Atmosphere:

This place has got mood lighting down to a T!! Although described as a Thai casual dining venue on their website, there is definitely a romantic feel to this place and I would happily eat here for a date night.

 I do not know how busy they normally get as this was my first time there however my friend and I did a walk in and we actually chose where we wanted to sit because it was nearly empty. The restaurant wasn't busy at all and the service was very quick.

The Food:

I swear my body keeps fighting and resisting what I eat because not only do I need gluten-free food, but I am also now dairy-free so eating out has become somewhat of a challenge. I was however pleasantly surprised to find that Busaba does have gluten free and vegan (dairy-free) options on their menu; although very limited.

We started off our night with cocktails; I had the Guava Bellini £7.50* which was actully nice considering I don't really like prosecco that much and my friend had the Bangkok Mojito £7.95*. 

*Prices correct as of 17/10/2017.

Small Plates Menu:

Both myself and my friend opted for the Matchstick chicken (GF) - £3.95* from the starters section and then I had  Chicken satay (GF) £6.50* and Sticky Rice (GF,V,VG) £3.50* for my main.

My friend opted for the Egg Fried Rice (V) £3.95* and Mixed Asian Greens (GF,V) £4.95* for her main. The food portions are of a good size and they are also good for sharing.

GF = Gluten Free, N = contains Nuts, V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan

IMPORTANT:  always ask about allergens as recipes and ingredients can change.

They also have an allergen guide on their website which shows you all the ingredients in each dish which is very helpful. I definitely had a look at it before I made my order just to be safe.

*Prices correct as of 17/10/2017.

RESTAURANT DETAILS:

Overall I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food that I had was great. I definitely would eat here again and hopefully there will have more free-from options on their menu.

Busaba Eathai have various branches across London; I had my meal at the Bloomsbury one:

22 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7DF

Nearest Stations: Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road (5 mins walk)

Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday 12 noon–11.00pm,  Friday–Saturday 12 noon–11.30pm, Sunday 12 noon–10.30pm

Full menu: http://www.busaba.com/food