Busaba Eathai discovery

Let Busaba share with you our news, stories and inspirations. Discover the newest menu changes, upcoming Busaba openings and Busaba's Bangkok travel advice.

When guests are welcomed into a Busaba eatery they feel the warmth and authenticity infused into all locations. Inquisitive visitors to Busaba's Discovery can experience the same.

Flexitarian - it's a thing!

The media have coined the term 'flexitarian' or semi-vegetarian to describe anyone who switches between meat and meat-free days during the week.

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Flexitarian - it's a thing!

The media have coined the term 'flexitarian' or semi-vegetarian to describe anyone who switches between meat and meat-free days during the week.

Whether it's for the love of fresh or tasty vegetables, the abundance of nutrients and vitamins that they contain or the health benefits from cutting down on red meat in your diet, flexitarians are growing in numbers in the UK.

Are you one too? If you aren't, chances are one of your friends will be.

Thai fruit skewers recipe

Fresh from the street of Bangkok, our recipe of Thai fruit skewers with sugar & chilli mix is the perfect summer pick-me-up dessert!

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Thai fruit skewers recipe

Fresh from the street of Bangkok, our recipe of Thai fruit skewers with sugar & chilli mix is the perfect summer pick-me-up dessert!

1) In a small pot, mix salt, granulated sugar and chilli flakes. Make sure that chilli flakes aren't too much so the mix isn't so spicy (unless you love the heat!)
2) Chop up watermelon, mango, pineapple and melon into small cubes. In Bangkok these fruity treats are usually sold in plastic bags but for a more beautiful presentation, place them on skewers
3) Dip you skewers into your sugar & chilli mix!
4) Time to impress your friends : your home-made Thai fruit skewers are ready.

People of Bangkok!

Meet our inspiration from Bangkok!

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People of Bangkok!

Meet our inspiration from Bangkok!

Niks Anuman-Rajadhon (Mixologist)
Niks is the man behind ‘Teens of Thailand’ voted one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016. Depending on his mood, he’ll mix anything from a classic martini to a fried-pork martini or Prostitute Punch! Hidden in Bangkok’s herb and spice district ‘Teens of Thailand’ is a must see. We recommended you try an ATB (Ask The Bartender). facebook.com/teensofthailand

Kin-Kin
Creative duo Yota and Jira love to feed both their imaginations and tummies. One’s a filmmaker, the other’s a visual artist, but both share a passion for new and interesting food and team up under the name ‘Kin-Kin’ (meaning ‘eat-eat’ in Thai). As a Kin-Kin, Yota and Jira are at the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant and flourishing cultural scene. Commenting on art, fashion, music and food & drink, they seek out the freshest new ideas and experiences to share with their army of followers

Celeste Siam DJ / Producer
Tassanan is the real name of ‘DJ Celeste Siam’ who has the honour of being the fi rst Asian artist to receive international recognition by the ‘Top 10 of Asia Award Organisation’ for “Best Asian Female DJ”. With an unrelenting passion for house music, she hasn’t stopped entertaining ravers since she fi rst started spinning the
decks in Ibiza, 2007. She now has global tours and plays sets at many of the world’s biggest festivals.

Win your favourite Busaba dish everyday for a month

Over 25 new dishes is a lot, so we want to give you the opportunity to try them all or just eat your favourite every day for a month!

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Win your favourite Busaba dish everyday for a month

Over 25 new dishes is a lot, so we want to give you the opportunity to try them all or just eat your favourite every day for a month!

1. Take a photo of your favourite NEW Busaba dish
2. Upload it into the world of social media, be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
3. Use the hashtag #BangkokFresh so we can find it

WE'LL CHOOSE A WINNER AT THE END OF JUNE (AND JULY) AND REWARD THE BEST PICTURE.
SO GO SNAPPING! AND BEST OF LUCK.

T&Cs
1.One dish from the Busaba menu free every single day for one nominated winner for 1 month (July 2017 or August 2017) at any Busaba restaurant in the UK.
2.Winners will be chosen by the Busaba marketing team and will be announced and contacted by Busaba marketing team on the 30th of June and 31st of July.

Our Bangkok Hot List

Here are some of the places where we visited - the best places to eat and drink in Bangkok right now. To see the full list pick up a magazine in one of our restaurants

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Our Bangkok Hot List

Here are some of the places where we visited - the best places to eat and drink in Bangkok right now. To see the full list pick up a magazine in one of our restaurants

Big thanks to Chang and the Kin-Kins, the hottest food bloggers in Bangkok, who pointed us to the most exciting bars, restaurants, and street food markets, so now we can share them with you.

Restaurants
1. RE: 234
2. EAT Noodles & Rice
3. Paste
4. Soulfood Mahanakan
5. Term 21 Food Court
6. The Never Ending Summer @ The Jam Factory

Bars
1. Hyde & Seek – we went here to enjoy a chilled Chang beer
2. Bangkok Betty
3. Iron Fairies
4. Maggie Choo's
5. WTF
6. AR Sutton Engineers & Co

Cooking Classes
1. Bangkok Bold Cooking Studio
2. Issaya Cooking Studio

Street Food Markets
1. Chinatown
2. Banglamphu
3. Silom and Sathorn

Street Art
1. ROA, 1444 Song Wat Road
2. Nychos. Saphan Taksin bridge
3. Motomichi Nakamura, Decho Road

Bang-Kapi katsu - a real contender for the ultimate Thai comfort food

Introducing our new Bang-Kapi katsu. Served daily from noon until 7pm.

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Bang-Kapi katsu - a real contender for the ultimate Thai comfort food

Introducing our new Bang-Kapi katsu. Served daily from noon until 7pm.

It's one of the best surprises from our recent trip to Bangkok seeing Thailand's very own version of katsu. It's named after district (Bang-Kapi) where we first saw Bangkok's love for Thai katsu.

Our tip is to pour the golden curry sauce over the breadcrumb coated chicken and top this with our pickled ginger and green mango salad!

This dish has fast become a favourite on our Bangkok Express Lunch and 2 plate Bangkok Fix menu. Try it for yourself.

Plan your party at Busaba!

Do you have your birthday coming up? Or planning your best friend's hen do? Or your annual business meeting? We have the perfect private dining spaces for you at 6 Busaba locations!

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Plan your party at Busaba!

Do you have your birthday coming up? Or planning your best friend's hen do? Or your annual business meeting? We have the perfect private dining spaces for you at 6 Busaba locations!

Spread across London; Shoreditch, The O2, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Stratford and St Albans, there is a Busaba always close to you! Even better, we have 2 brand new private hire spaces coming up in the heart of West End in Summer 2017!

Perfect for groups from 8 to 50, we help you create your bespoke event with our group menus and drinks bundles; take advantage of our PA systems and even decorate the space to your liking.

Busaba Covent Garden: Up to 38 people, group menus and drinks bundles available
Busaba Shoreditch: Up to 48 people. PA system, screen and projector available.
Busaba Stratford: Up to 30 people, complete private room, PA system, screen and projector available.

Get in touch now and organise your party!

Lighter dishes fresh from Bangkok

Temperatures in London are finally rising (perhaps not quite to the Bangkok standards...), so we've brought you a new range of light and delicious salads inspired by the aromas and flavours we've discovered on our recent trip to Thailand's capital.

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Lighter dishes fresh from Bangkok

Temperatures in London are finally rising (perhaps not quite to the Bangkok standards...), so we've brought you a new range of light and delicious salads inspired by the aromas and flavours we've discovered on our recent trip to Thailand's capital.

Our most popular addition, Superfood yam pak with chicken salad heavily features avocado which is as big in Bangkok as it is here! We found avocado on the menus of the hippest places so had to get it on our salad too! If you like it meat-free and even lighter, this salad is also available as a vegan option without the chicken! We can promise you'll get hooked to the sesame, soy, tamarind and coconut dressing which has an unforgettable sweet and savory taste to it.

In the mood for something spicier? The Classic Thai beef salad is served warm, which is typical in Bangkok, and is best enjoyed by wrapping the filling in a lettuce leaf before taking a bite, so you enjoy a well balanced mix of all the flavours. This is fun, but takes practice to perfect! We make ours with chicory which have a great crunch and add a mild-to-peppery flavour to the salads. They're low in calories and a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C and B9.

Like it even spicier? Som Tam is one of Thailand's most well known dishes and is delicious as a side. After queuing for a long time to try the Som Tam at Bangkok's SomTam Nua which was incredible, we made up our mind to introduce a mixed version as a main. Ours includes carrot, papaya, green mango, Thai aubergine and pickled mustard greens with lime and cherry tomatoes. We have added some rice noodles to make it a refreshing main portion perfect for lunch or dinner!

Post gym lunch or dinner: Kao mun gai is the answer!

This Hainanese chicken rice is so popular in Bangkok, we couldn't walk two blocks without seeing it.

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Post gym lunch or dinner: Kao mun gai is the answer!

This Hainanese chicken rice is so popular in Bangkok, we couldn't walk two blocks without seeing it.

This is the ultimate 'post-gym-dish'. The main ingredient, tender poached chicken breast, is enhanced by the flavoursome sauce made of soy and lime. Our tip is to add rice to the poached chicken and pour the sauce on top (we may have borrowed that trick from the Pratunam Chicken stall in BKK). Finish it all off with fragrant chicken stock which is served on the side.

Rukkit for Busaba!

While creating our new ‘Bangok to Busaba’ dishes we discovered some stunning Rukkit artworks which we had to share with you.

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Rukkit for Busaba!

While creating our new ‘Bangok to Busaba’ dishes we discovered some stunning Rukkit artworks which we had to share with you.

Rukkit, one of Bangkok’s brightest stars, is a graphic designer turned street artist who’s been painting the streets and walls of Asia’s biggest cities (Bangkok, Seoul, New Dheli, Hong Kong etc) since 2011. His creative stencil style, geometric animals were recenty used by Nike Air Max.
Check him out at @rukkit

Son-in-law-eggs

The story behind the dish will put a smile on your face... A chef in Bangkok told us this dish is commonly cooked by mothers-in-law for their son-in-laws when the older generation thought it was time their daughter and son-in-law start a family ;)

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Son-in-law-eggs

The story behind the dish will put a smile on your face... A chef in Bangkok told us this dish is commonly cooked by mothers-in-law for their son-in-laws when the older generation thought it was time their daughter and son-in-law start a family ;)

Our eggs are soft boiled and then deep fried shortly to give the outside a flavoursome crust. We top the eggs with crispy shallots, some dried chilli and fresh coriander. The sweet tamarind sauce is a perfect balance to the creamy egg.

Garlic black pepper chicken livers

We are pretty sure you will get hooked on to them – there is nothing more fragrant than garlic black peppers sauce coming right of the searing flames in our woks…

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Garlic black pepper chicken livers

We are pretty sure you will get hooked on to them – there is nothing more fragrant than garlic black peppers sauce coming right of the searing flames in our woks…

Did you know chicken livers are really good for you as they are high in protein, are a rich store of folate and iron to give you energy and a treasure trove of certain B vitamins, as well as A vitamins which helps eye health… so, what's not to love?!

A new vegetarian and vegan range

Discover a selection of meat free dishes for vegetarians vegans or flexitarians where flavour is king.

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A new vegetarian and vegan range

Discover a selection of meat free dishes for vegetarians vegans or flexitarians where flavour is king.

And its's certainly not boring – 6 different mains to choose from, 3 of them are vegan. Also tuck into 5 vegetarian small plates and snacks, of which 3 are also vegan! And of course there is choice of 4 vegetarian sides of which 3 are also vegan !

Avocado feature in two of our dishes the 'Avocado and Asian hot mint super salad' as a small plate and our 'Superood yam pak salad' as a main.

We love avocado for its texture but also for it's health benefit being full of monounsaturated fat (the good fat) and vitamin E. Avocados also have lots of fibre and contain a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and folate and are a good source of potassium! So go on, go meat-free every now and then!

Farewell Liverpool

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Farewell Liverpool

We’re sad to announce that our doors in Liverpool are now closed. It’s been a blast. We’ve seriously enjoyed getting to know all our guests, making new friends and serving the amazing flavours of Busaba.

Unfortunately the restaurant has been unable to get to the levels of trade we’d all hoped for. As a result we’ve had to make a tough decision for the greater good of our business.

All accumulated APP credit will continue to be available to use at any Busaba restaurant.
(You may even see some familiar faces from amongst our Liverpool team)

Thank you all for the great feedback and for making us all feel so welcome In your amazing city… Who knows, we might be back one day!

Please feel free to email us as – or contact us on Twitter, Insta or Facebook.

Team Busaba

Discover kids menu at Busaba!

We are very happy to announce our new kids menu and activity pack!

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Discover kids menu at Busaba!

We are very happy to announce our new kids menu and activity pack!

Delicious dishes to introduce the little ones to Thai cuisine and a fun activity pack to keep them entertained, we have you covered!
Let them get lost in the world of Busaba's kids characters Win and Goong and practice their chopstick skills with kids' training chopsticks while you enjoy your meal and cocktails!
Discover our new kids menu and activity packs here…

Pre-Theatre at Busaba Leicester Square!

Already have your theatre tickets booked and now looking for a delicious and quick bite before going to the theatre?

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Pre-Theatre at Busaba Leicester Square!

Already have your theatre tickets booked and now looking for a delicious and quick bite before going to the theatre?

You are at the right address! Every day between 4-7pm at Busaba Leicester Square, we have the perfect set menu for you.

Reserve your place, choose 2 courses from our Bangkok Fix menu and a delicious cocktail or Prosecco for only £15.90*, watch your show with a full belly and be happy!

*the boring but important bit
1. Offer includes choice of small plate and main from Bangkok Fix menu and glass of 125ml prosecco, any cocktail from the cocktail menu or 320ml Chang beer
2. Non-alcoholic alternative available on requests: choose 330ml coke, diet coke, 500ml water or a medium glass of blended juice.
3. Dishes subject to availability and subject to change
4. Available daily at Busaba Leicester Sq from 4-7 pm
5. Pre-booking encouraged

Busaba delivers to your home or office

Enjoy Busaba at home

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Busaba delivers to your home or office

Enjoy Busaba at home

Visiting a Busaba eatery is a sensory experience – from the lemongrass incense to the flickering candlelight. While we enjoy welcoming guests inside, sometimes Busaba needs to go to you.

While all Busaba restaurants offer takeaway, some now offer delivery as well. Enjoy Busaba at your office or at home.

To order from King's Road (Chelsea), Store Street (Bloomsbury) or Bird Street (Marylebone) visit deliveroo.co.uk

To order from Old Street (Hoxton), Covent Garden or Panton Street (Leicester Square) visit dinein.co.uk

Busaba's Special Brew- Saison Beer

Treat yourself to a cold bottle of Saison! The lightly fragrant Thai ale is specially brewed for us by Hop Kettle Brewery at Cricklade and the artwork is designed by Hunto Take advantage of this beautiful weather and cool yourself down with this s

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Busaba's Special Brew- Saison Beer

Treat yourself to a cold bottle of Saison! The lightly fragrant Thai ale is specially brewed for us by Hop Kettle Brewery at Cricklade and the artwork is designed by Hunto Take advantage of this beautiful weather and cool yourself down with this s

20% Student discount with Student Beans at Busaba Eathai

Celebrate with friends in true Thai style by enjoying a meal together

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20% Student discount with Student Beans at Busaba Eathai

Celebrate with friends in true Thai style by enjoying a meal together

Click here to get your Student Beans iD.

Offer valid Sunday to Thursday for dine in only and excluding drinks. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discount, including set menu offers. Each student must have a valid Student Beans iD. Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Busaba Loyalty Cards

As an exclusive ‘VIP’ card holder you can enjoy 50% off food any day of the week for all of 2017. VIP card is issued only by invitation. If you are a Friends of Busaba card holder, you can enjoy 20% off food between Sun-Thurs.

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Busaba Loyalty Cards

As an exclusive ‘VIP’ card holder you can enjoy 50% off food any day of the week for all of 2017. VIP card is issued only by invitation. If you are a Friends of Busaba card holder, you can enjoy 20% off food between Sun-Thurs.

VIP T&Cs
1. Offer valid until 31st Dec 2017, any day at any Busaba across the UK. 2. Receive 50% off food for up to 4 people or 20% off food for 5-8 people 3.Offer excludes drinks and is limited to a minimum spend of £10 per person. 4. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discount, including set menu offers. 5. Valid on pre-bookings, dine in or take-away. Not valid on delivery orders. 6. Present card to server to claim offer

Friends of Busaba T&Cs
1. Offer valid until 31st Dec 2017, Sun- Thurs at your local Busaba. 2. Receive 20% off food for up to 4 people 3. Offer excludes drinks and is limited to a minimum spend of £10 per person. 4. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discount, including set menu offers. 5. Valid on pre-bookings, dine in or take-away. Not valid on delivery orders. 6. Present card to server to claim offer.

£5 credit when you download the Busaba app - now available with Apple Pay

To make sure that dining at Busaba is always a rewarding experience with minimum fuss, Busaba has introduced a mobile app.

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£5 credit when you download the Busaba app - now available with Apple Pay

  • Good for: pay quickly - earn rewards - book a table - split the bill with friends

To make sure that dining at Busaba is always a rewarding experience with minimum fuss, Busaba has introduced a mobile app.

Download the app to pay for your meal – securely, quickly and without having to ask for the bill.
With each visit to Busaba you will progress along the Path to Enlightenment. You will receive £5 off the first bill, with further rewards along the way that include complimentary calamari, bespoke gifts and exclusive treats for app users.

Download on the App Store or on Google Play, and send your feedback to app@busaba.com