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“Excellent food and service.”
Review of Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud
Ranked #503 of 23,375 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
Description: Set in bustling Knightsbridge, the award-winning Bar Boulud, London is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, under the direction of renowned Lyon-born chef Daniel Boulud, following the successful format of Bar Boulud New York. The full à la carte bistro menu, served Monday through Saturday and Sunday evenings, is based on seasonal, rustic French cooking, and includes an array of charcuterie, house-made terrines, pâtés, hams, saucissons, boudins and more, specially prepared onsite. Also featured are Boulud's popular American transplants, the "Yankee" and "Piggie" burgers, as well as signature "BB" Burger unique to London. A £17 two or £19 three course 'Bouchon Menu', changing weekly, is available until 7pm, inclusive of a glass of house wine, as an excellent option for pre-theatre dining. New to 2015, Bar Boulud now serves Sunday brunch from 11am to 3.30pm at £39, with Children's Menu options also available. Bar Boulud features an impressive selection of wines available by the glass and by the bottle with a focus on the Rhône and Burgundy regions, as well as a wide selection of draught and bottled beers from noteworthy English and Continental breweries. Serving great wine by the glass from rare, large-format bottles is a Bar Boulud trademark.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening on a visit to london to see my daughter and her boyfriend. Bar Boulod was a good choice as the food is excellent and presentation and service are both very good. A full three course dinner with wine (ignoring the burgers which were relatively cheap) is certainly expensive (especially to those of us who do not live in London) but it is top quality food and portions surprisingly generous. Starters were excellent Aioli Seafood Classique, Seared Prawns which were fantastic, and Tunisiienne Lamb Merguez Sausage which was very good. Mains were beautifully cooked Coq au Vin (good value at £23), Rib Eye which my daugher raved about (and at £32 excluding a side dish I should hope so!) and smoked lamb which was really very good. We had extra side dishes - truffle mash, fries, potatoes lyonnaise, green beans and spinach and all were good although we probably ordered too much and at £4-£5 each it is easy to rack up additional costs. Puddings were excellent - Chocotier (gorgeous with an extra scoop of vanilla ice-cream) and Croc Blond. Bar Boulod has an amazing wine list stretching to 28 pages and ranging from £22.50 to £18000! At the lower end of the range we enjoyed St Veran white burgundy (£38) and a Cotes du Rhone Village (£42) both of which were very good and not ridiculously priced and "House" bottled sparkling water at £4 was very reasonable. Service was excellent and our waiter was informative, helpful and efficient without being overly fussy. The whole atmosphere was good and much less pretentious than I had feared, given its location within the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. We had a really enjoyable dining experience and could definitely recomend Bar Boulod, especially if you wanted somewhere for a special occasion that serves excellent, albiet expensive, food, while still retaining a relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

For my brother's 50th birthday, we went to Bar Boulud at our hotel concierge's recommendation. The restaurant is in great location, right next to the Underground exit. The decor is quite nice. The food is good, but not great. Our experience may have been better if we had better service. There appeared to be more waiters, expediters and bartenders than patrons. All of them scurrying about, but none of them paying attention to our table. We had to ask three different people for the appetizer we ordered. Perhaps there was a language barrier (French-English) or there was a listening problem. And it was expensive. I won't return.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

New York grilled burger, best one in London so far. Good value for money for the burgers and atmosphere. The other dishes were relatively more pricey. We tried one of the starters of the day and it was pretty good, so not too bad given it was a bit more posh pricing.

Desserts looked good too, we had the Framboise de Chine which was unusual but interesting.

Would go back again.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Best burger in London hands down, I had the 'piggie'. The charcuterie was an excellent starter to share and the soufflé that ended the meal in style. I enjoyed my meal with a French beer while admiring the wait staff pouring other guests from an Imperial bottle. Our waiter (Thibaud) made the ordering easy and his level of service was exceptional.

Located in the Mandarin Oriental this place has an excellent atmosphere for people watching.

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Thank David P
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great place to have lunch in between a shopping expedition to Knightsbridge. Ideally located opp Harvey Nichols. The atmosphere is great and the food & service match it to make it a great experience.

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