1 Percy Street
Fitzrovia, London
W1T 1DB Goodge Street 0.2 miles

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One of my favourites! The food is out of this world (but small portions) and the atmosphere is really cosy and unique.

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 by missfine (24 reviews), 19 Jun 2007
I have been here 3 or 4 times. The service was fine, the food average (tiny portions, so big eaters, you have been warned) and the noise level high. I think people come here more for the atmosphere, 'exoticness' and central location, rather than to have an amazing food experience. There are different areas you can dine and drink in, spread out over the various floors of the building. It's an experience, but not one that necessarily needs to be repeated. Good for going out with a group of friends so that you won't notice the noise.

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 by bobbypants (52 reviews), 15 Jun 2007
Went to BamBou last night with a group of friends. After the £150 per couple bill (ok included a reasonable amount of wine maybe a couple of cocktails from the dark, atmospheric cocktail bar), the set menu did allow a broad sampling of many different flavours and types of meat and veg and quite innovative deserts (which include a perfect creme brulee!)

Overall very good but not really amazing - I couldn't help feeling somewhat disappointed given the price. The decor is fabulous though and the place feels very exclusive - we had our own room and reasonably attentive waiters but for the same money, I think you can do quite a bit better.

Only consider this place if you need a very atmospheric place, private dining, don't mind if the food is a little below par and don't order too many cocktails to keep the price down.

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 by FoodieWannabe, 01 Oct 2005
Meant to be Vietnamese... no! no! more like Thai.

Heavily used lemon grass!

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 by cheeseburger711 (11 reviews), 05 Aug 2005
My wife and I had a brilliant meal in the "red" restaurant, before we were invited up to the bar on the 3rd floor. Very good service, excellent food and fantastic cocktails. We can most definitively recommend the Chochinchina cocktail (which got increasingly more difficult to pronounce as the evening went by).

It's a bit on the expensive side, we ate 3 courses with wine and a cocktail and clocked in at an even 120 £, but we considered it worth it. The restaurant oozes a laidback style reminiscent of 'old Vietnam' and I'm coming back when the weather gets hot!

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 by Anonymous, 17 Jan 2005
Bam-Bou was certainly a very excellent restaurant. I loved the fantastic food, and the service was great. The food was all YUM YUM YUM. I love the Bam-Bou restaurant like a fat boy loves cake! YUM

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 by Anonymous, 10 Jun 2004

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