Shopping around Bond Street station is fun but finding a place for a bite can be a little harder. Especially when you're looking for something that won't leave a mark on the wallet.
Luckily for me, London-Eating came to my rescue and recommended me a place. Nestled discreetly at the back of Selfridges comes a saviour, Busaba Eathai. Busaba doesn't take reservations, which can be bad but good for random shoppers who fancy taking a break.
I've been coming here occasionally and I like it. Good food at reasonable prices, just don't expect authenticity with all their dishes.
Here are a few of what I've tried.
Pandan chicken with garlic and coriander root wrapped in pandan leaf £5.5
This is some tight as wrapping of the pandan leaf. It took us quite an effort to open it but what you get as a reward is some juicy tasty chicken pieces. The pandan flavour seems to have gotten lost in the process though.
Sen Chan Pad Thai £7.40
Rice noodles with prawn peanut egg green mango and crabmeat
This was a tad greasy but otherwise enjoyable as well.
Ginger and honey tea served with cashew and coconut cookie £2.80
This I get every time I'm here. Real Ginger strips that have been added to give that kick at the back of the throat followed by the soothing honey in the hot cup of tea.
They may not be the best and most authentic but given the location and scarcity of other cheap eats around, this is a good option.
Will I recommend: Yes, when you're not fussed and just need a quick bite or snack.
Will I come back: Yes
Have I had better: Yes
Busaba Eathai, 8-13, Bird St, London, W1U 1BU