Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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£25 and under
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Inspired by the 1994 smash-hit film Forrest Gump, Bubba Gump serves up a menu devoted to shrimp. This favourite American restaurant group brings its first site to the UK, which sits amidst the bustle of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.

Alongside the super-fresh, sustainably-sourced shrimp dishes, the Bubba Gump menu is filled with home-cooked Alabama-style main courses. Favourites include ‘dumb luck’ coconut shrimp with Cajun marmalade, fries and coleslaw, or mama’s southern-fried chicken with bourbon gravy. Extravagant yet homely desserts include key lime pie or the ‘best of the best’ sampler for a little taste of everything, while tropical-style cocktails are served in souvenir glasses.
The colourful dining room features rustic, seafood shack-style décor, and the walls are plastered with memorabilia from the film.
Found within London’s bustling Trocadero Bubba Gump restaurant in Piccadilly Circus sits directly next door to the tube station.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
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4.2
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4.0
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JL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Sever took our starter and main course order and he and another server delivered both starter and mains at the same time to the table
Management did adjust bill

s
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went to the New York bubba gump restaurant and the experience was so much better. The quality of the food at the London one Was okay and the portions not great. Also expensive for what you get

SK
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly I’ve never had such a better experience. The food was on point from starters to mains we were wowed and the drinks were so tasty. I am definitely coming back with some friends, they need to experience this.

LA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The waiters were really friendly, it's just a shame about what's going on behind in the kitchen.

Food was okay at best, given the price and the whole theme of everything being based around shrimp, the shrimp were the bare basic of what shrimp could be.

Normally this wouldn't be an issue but given the price of the meal; it wasn't even worth half of it.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A good experience in overall but it's too pricey for a tiny portion of foods.

SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, filled with fun and Forest Gump theme, food was excellent with plenty to eat and share and the general manager Paul was very nice to us too, showing us around! Go and enjoy!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Watery cocktails .. half cooked starters... I had to cancel the order for the main because the starters were so terrible. Wouldn’t recommend

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

If you love prawns, then this is the place to go. It was very handy for a theatre show we had booked, and the service was fast and friendly.

D
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing lunch celebrating my fathers 90th birthday trip to London, made special by the team singing happy birthday and giving him a pudding it was a real surprise he was chuffed to bits thank you you made it a memorable event

AC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The sign system didn’t work very well as we ended up waiting a long time to get served and I was ill all night and the following day being sick :( we were really looking foreword to going aswell

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The worst BGs we have ever been too, service was slow , food was expensive and not the usual good favor

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Piatti arrivati tiepidi e ci hanno fatto accomodare su sala semivuota con diversi tavoli liberi in area più bella e accogliente.
Mancia del 12% inserita nel conto senza preavviso di nessun genere. La mancia va data e non imposta arbitrariamente anche se è una regola imposta.
Rispetto il Bubba di time square siamo rimasti delusi.
Accoglienza fredda.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked the food, good service, friendly atmosphere.
Highly recommend.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service very dear service charge though also gift shop were you can buy items associated with the film and restaurant

P
Yorkshire
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Restaurant chain food at its worst. No wonder the place was empty

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met up with my American friend (who finds this place fun but verrrry cheesy) - it always has a great atmosphere. I was seated close to the toilets which wasnt the best but it was also close to the bar, so no complaints - and the food was hot, served promptly (and our waitress was fantastic) - I am a returning customer and would recommend it. Especially for a birthday or a young person's event (just not when I'm in there, OK?).

JT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my second visit and love the atmosphere. The service is great the food delicious. Only one the was they sever to mmuch onions with the meal. Tasted good but just a bit too much.
The location is excellent and easy to find. Was not rushed because they wanted the table, so we could eat and drink without feeling we had to gobble everything down quickly. All in all my friends and I enjoyed our experience at Bubba Gump.

SC
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was nice but I do think very overpriced for what it is. Most mains are around £20 and starters are around £10. We had strawberry daquaris which were delicious and not too badly priced at £9 for central London. The chips were nothing nothing special and some of the accompanying sauces in pots had a film of ‘skin’ over which wasn’t very appetising. I would return again but just award it’s fairly pricey for what it is.

OT
Spain
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Front desk did not have my reservation

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Had booked a table however was guided to a sitting for less than the amount we had booked for. The manager was helpful and he did arrange for this to be sorted out after a short wait. Food was amazing and so were the drinks.

c
London
42 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's ok but over priced.Pictures on many look amazing in reality very much like all the other chains. Spent £90 for two of us and I only had 2 course and we shared dessert.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good! Waitress was really nice. Wish cocktails were 2 for 1 but overall I would definitely come again

P
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced for what you actually get. Everything is more or less deepfried, or cooked in butter so it is not the most healthy. The calamari was okay, not keen on the over peppered batter and it also cam e with deep fried red peppers that they use to fill up the portion. The crab mushroom bites were nice, a tad overcooked in butter. Had the seafood feast, the fish was nice and the prawns. There's just not much and overloaded with fries. The coleslaw was tasteless. Also had the baby ribs which was very juicy, came overloaded with fries and coleslaw too. Looks impressive overall, i guess, however, now that i;ve tried it, I won't be back. By the way, of you want any of the waiters to come to you, you have to flip your sign over (red), a little gimmicky as they wouldn't come over otherwise even though there were only like 6 diners around!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visit to London

SN
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Characteristic and exciting dinner.
We had dinner watching again clips from the movie Forrest Gump.
Tasty and nice dishes, prawns in cajun sauce were amazing. Yummy!

P
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and quiet generous food portion size which tasted GREAT!