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Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielnyc.com/barbouludLondon.html
  • Phone: 0207 201 3899
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
    Bar: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am
    Sunday: 12pm - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Dean Yasharian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harvey Nichols
  • Public Transit: Nearest Tube Station is Knightsbridge
  • Parking: No
A word from Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Set in Knightsbridge, award-winning Bar Boulud is a French-inspired bistro & wine bar at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, under the direction of renowned Lyon-born chef Daniel Boulud. The full à la carte bistro menu, served all day, is based on seasonal, rustic French cooking & includes an array of charcuterie prepared onsite. Featured are Boulud’s popular American transplants, the Yankee, Frenchie, Piggie & signature BB Burger, unique to London. A £17 two or £19 three course ‘Bouchon Menu’, changing daily, is available until 7pm, inclusive of a glass of house wine. The interior comprises of a zinc-topped bar & sleek open kitchen, adding to the dining room’s buzz. Two private dining rooms each seat up to 20 guests for a more intimate affair. Bar Boulud features an impressive selection of wines with a focus on the Burgundy & Rhône regions, & a wide selection of beers. With outstanding food, drink & service, Bar Boulud has secured its reputation as one of London’s most popular dining spots.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We went because we read they had one of the best burgers in London. The beef of did taste fresh, but I would not at all rate it as highly as we have read about it. It is a good simple burger, with basic traditional toppings, nothing more. We had a 7 year old child with us, the children's options were chicken breast, fish, steak, or pasta. He only eats chicken, and as we were ordering 5 burgers he wanted a chicken burger as well. So we asked for a bun on the side so he would make a chicken burger out of the chicken breast, they made an issue about this, several waiters came explaining that since they have created a famous burger they can not ruin the legend by giving a 7 year old a bun on the side! They gave him a toasted dry sourdough!!!"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "Fantastic service and food. I really enjoy it every time I go."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "This is my first review On Bar Boulud @Mandarin Oriental London but I have had many lunches there. It always deliver great attentive service but yet discreet and friendly with a traditional French menu with a price tag that suits all pockets. I especially love the fact that you can talk to your guests without being overheard by other table. Great atmosphere. Only constructive feedback....be careful with stale bread."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We dined at Bar Boulud for my wife's birthday with two friends. I booked a table for 4 and through e-mails and over the phone was reminded that there was a 1.5 hr window for lunch. The maître d' was not particularly welcoming and seemed a bit put out when I asked if he could put my umbrella in the cloakroom. Burgers were great and desserts excellent. Service was very average with some staff quite surly. Our waiter was very nice but not very knowledgeable about the menu. Most disappointing aspect was my wife feeling uncomfortable due to constant glances from staff and management presumably as we had overshot our 1.5 hr window. I would have understood ...but the restaurant was half empty! Good food marred by very average and snooty service."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "I had high hopes, but the food was average. Service was good but if the food was very average so we would not go back."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Conveniently located next to Knightsbridge Tube, is one of the few quality hamburger places at which you can reserve a table in advance. The yellowfin tuna starter, strangely listed under "fruits de mer", was superb and so was the Yankee burger. The staff are efficient and friendly providing excellent service. The wine-list includes a very drinkable, but not too easily affordable, Meursault available by the glass. All this comes at a price, but the enjoyment was so great, even the bill couldn't spoil it."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "There is nothing not to like about Bar Boulud. The location is fantastic, especially after a Knightsbridge shopping trip. The food is delicious, yet not what you might expect from the Mandarin Oriental when you see a range of burgers on the menu. They take sausage and mash to a whole new level, with white pork sausage that melts in your mouth, complimented by truffle mash and apple. The waiters are extremely polite and attentive, although on this occasion they brought the bill before we'd asked for it."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating at any of Daniel's establishments. This is no exception. Fantastic food, expertly prepared & presented. Great variety of options to suit any palate. My only complaint would be that the wait staff did not inform us that the tea came in pots, not per cup. Three of us wanted tea. We didn't need a kettle each. Had the waiter wisely told us this key piece of information, I wouldn't have wasted 15£ on tea that we couldn't consume."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We were a group of six out on a Friday night having only booked on the Friday nigh (11th July 2014) for a group of 5. I called a few hours a ahead of time to book for additonal place and they were able to accommodate the change without any fuss.. no big deal I understand. However at with 15 minutes notice I was able to call and delay our table by 30 mins to 9.30pm again without zero fuss! Once inside the service was swift, friendly, professional and impeccable, they made it look easy! The food speaks for itself, the menu is great .. The piggie burger is divine, an absolute must try. I couldn't find any faults with the restaurant at all and believe me I am not easy to please."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Took my partner here for his birthday as the burgers on the menu looked pretty good and he loves a burger!Food itself was great, really reasonably priced. Wine is expensive and this will be where the bill gets bumped up in price.Service was fantastic and the waiters were extremely attentive and polite.Only downside was the other customers.The man on our right complained to the manager as soon as he was seated as- get this-he was partly next to a wall. Shock horror.And he refused to eat next to a wall-ludicrous.The man to out left complained at the end that the service was not fast enough,again, his expectations must be absurd.This didn't spoil my visit it was just a shame there were so many pretentious people around!Would recommend though."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant a few times now and it's always great. Service, atmosphere and food always to the same high standard as it was the time before. 5 of us went, 3 who had never been before and they said they would definately go back as well. Looking forward to my next visit already."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Great New York burgers at last in London, but its more than a burger bar, amazing champagne cocktails at the bar. very pleasant evening in lovely surroundings food simple and very well cooked loved the atmosphere of this great dining venue. ideal for a catchup with friends or pre or post theatre."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Food was good however service really let the place down. we were sat in the lounge and the service was not very attentive at all. we had to ask for numerous things many times. For that calibre of establishment, i do not expect to be constantly asking for things such as re-topping water, salt and pepper and bread plates for bread. When raised with management, they stated it was due to being in the lounge, however my response was that given people sat in the lounge pay the same price for the people sat in the main restaurant, this was not a good enough excuse. we will probably not return again."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "not sure how many times i have been back to Bar Boulud. their burgers, sausages, steaks, oysters....etc are best in town and always friendly, passionate staffs. one of the top restaurants in London for sure."
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "A really good lunch - the food was really good and the service excellent. I had the burger and chips and would recommend this highly."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "We were recommended to eat at Bar Boulud by a discerning friend . We were delighted with the suggestion, the staff were superb, a hostess noticed one of our party was uncomfortable on the banquette seat and she unexpectedly and immediately brought a cushion which solved the problem! Our menu choice was commented on and recommendations made by the wonderful waiter. The wine list is fantastic, we have not seen such an eclectic selection of wines by the glass. Every single taste of food was delicious. It was a truly wonderful evening, everything was superb and we could not fault anything at all. Loved the final touch of macarons and madelaines - which we took to eat on the train! A perfect end to the day."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "We come here very regularly and we are always greeted with a smile. The food is always delicious and we think of it as our favourite local eateries"
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Again BB London did not disappoint - great daily specials including soft shell crab starter and smoked brisket main course - and flavourful ice cream and sorbets to finish off the meal on a sweet note - favourite being the raspberry & lychee sorbet."
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "A French bistro with an American twist. Burgers with pork belly or foie gras were fantastic, as was the boudins blanc and noir sampler. One can order individually or try "samplers" (half portions), Excellent wine choice by the glass. Excellent service at the bar. Great ambience. Unique cocktails. Can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu! (One word of advice, table dining area is very noisy, bar area quieter if you want to talk). A brillant marriage of Lyonais cuisine with New York, New York."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Out of this world fantastic!!!! Enjoyed two Champagne Cocktails, both very well done and enjoyed. We then moved onto a shared app, which was the Steak Tartare. This was beautifully flavourful and we asked for it to be more on the spicy side. For our mains, we both had to have the burgers. I enjoyed the wonderful "BB", served with braised short ribs on top and fois gras. Outstanding! My husband enjoyed the American and he was very pleased. To finish off, we had the gateau basque and the passionfruit souffle. If we had more time in London, we'd go right back!! Loved it that much."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "As always, very professional service.Well presented food. Very well trained staff. Outstanding reception with a smile!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "We spent nearly 2 hours having a really nice meal, the waiter was knowledgeable and able to suggest foods and drinks we might like, our order did get lost but it was acknowledged and done as quickly as possible with little fuss, it was still out quicker than most restaurants, and as it was my husbands birthday they did him a little cake and candle with his name iced on the plate - great night with attentive staff"
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "Arrived to 3 people behind the desk with seemly no clue of what was going on. My girlfriend stated to the waiter that she didn't want wine and yet he pushed her to order it and from that moment on it seemed as if they wanted to rush us out of the door. Food was rushed out and after our plates were taken we were asked if we would like dessert, we asked to have a moment and were approached 3 more times in no more than 10 minutes. Furthermore, I was asked by the maître 'd to confirm my booking at the table, mid course after being called twice the day before to confirm the same thing, very embarrassing. All but ruined what was supposed to be a lovely evening. We left without ordering dessert."
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "As expected, Bar Boulud did it again! Having high expectations often leaves me disappointed but time after time again, DB delivers at this Bar Boulud location. Crab salad and coq de vin were outstandingly flavourful and beautifully balanced. Service impeccable. Also awesome location!! What else can one say? Recommended for everything...;)"
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "Service- Excellent and attentive! Cocktail- Lovely! Food- We mainly tried the burgers! Frenchie, Yankie, BB they're all fabulicious! Entrees/Sides- Snails and potato croquette is lovely, so as the oyster mushroom!"
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "My visit to this restaurant wasn't the first time. There's nothing like the ambience, very unique and not as annoying as I thought since it's underground; it's actually really nice! Food is good and value for money is excellent even when you order wine. Their wine is good, the french red one, and you have to try their classic Yankee burgers and crab salad!"
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "The entire experience was fantastic!! The place is ideal for drinks and casual dinning with incredible food!! Highly recommended!!"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "We celebrated a milestone birthday here and all the waitstaff were congratulatory and kind. Food was good and also decent value. Service was exemplary. Food service was quick, which is what we prefer but you didn't feel rushed. The ambience was casual but very nice. Overall very good!"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "We booked a deal on a specific menue, which looked great value for a restaurant of this class, having eaten in the 3 star NYC restaurant last year we thought we would try. I hadn't looked at the menue before I booked it and didn't realise how limited it was. in any case, wher we got there and saw what our options were we went 'a la carte,' which was fantastic. Great burgers."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • " a casual dining experience with the attentiveness you expect from a formal dining room. open kitchen...great to see.. Staff excellent. Menu a good selection beautifully presented, tasted gorgeous. Tip...... The £19 menu does the job... Attracts you in.. a true deal if you're disciplined.. .. Starter, 2 mains and dessert..., that was never going to happen! silver lining prices are not bad at all.... And the burgers are absolutely gorgeous! Would highly recommend.. Atmosphere lovely.. We took teen children.. And it was perfect for them! But then this is Daniel Boulud... What would you expect.. Having eaten at Daniels in NY... The best dining experience ever.. He was never going to put his name to anything less than great! "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "The service is exceptional- the staff are friendly and incredibly professional. We had the set menu which is excellent value."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been, and once again the service and food was outstanding."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "I invited my friend for his birthday and we both love the food and the service. Our waiter was professional and knew his menu very well ! He is definitely passionate about his job, kept interacting with us and made sure you enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and to a high French food standard. I strongly recommend the côté de bœuf for two with the truffle mash potato. The ambiance was very good and the restaurant was busy however the table are to close to each other an we could not speak as people on the table next to is were too loud. The staff in general was friendly and attentive to every details. The experience was excellent and we will come back shortly. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "We had a good dinner on a Saturday evening at Bar Bouloud. Burgers lived up to their reputations with the Piggy being an absolute success. Other dish included Sole and Seabass which were both pricey but very good. Soufflé for dessert also worth mentioning. Overall very good food but Value is only fair. Ambience is good but not great, get a feeling of informal "brasserie" and service was particularly good but it I would not really hip or trendy. Clientele seemed to definitely get a bit younger past 9h30pm before then it is definitely 50s+ (probably due to pricing). "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Tasty food and attentive service and new seasonal menu to tantalise the palate. Bar Boulud never fails to deliver. "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Having never been to the mandarin oriental but having heard the type surrounding it, I expected more from Bar Boulud. The menu wasn't great - was actually difficult to navigate! - and whilst the actual serving staff were lovely, the non-serving staff seemed indifferent. My companion ordered escargot for starter, which comes with potato croquettes. The croquettes had been cooked from frozen as the centres were all cold. This dish was replaced and thankfully taken off the final bill. My burger for mains was really good (the piggie) but the dessert selection left a little to be desired. For the price charged on dining there, I'm not sure I would return but maybe it was just an off-day for Bar Boulud."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Friends had dined here previously and said how nice it was. I've seen pictures of the food on Twitter and thought it was about time we tried it ourselves. It was much better than we initially thought, both from the food and service. Really flavoursome steak tartare, pulledpork topped beef burger with some of the best french fries I've ever had, and we shared a dessert. Overall, for 2 starters, 2 mains, sharing 2 desserts and a bottle of wine, the bill came to £150. Great ambience in the restaurant, real nice buzz and hubbub of chat but not too loud so you can't hear each other. Bar available at the kitchen too."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Came here prior to going to the Royal Albert Hall. Welcoming and good service. We had the Boulard menu, which was very tasty, but small portions, and only allowed one portion of either potatoes, veg or salad. Fries were very salty!! Good value for money, considering the hotel, but more of a snack menu."
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "Returned after a gap found the place still very good food service was excellent sensible pricing of wines they have kept up well done will be back Boucher menu an excellent idea keep it "
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "This was the second time in Bar Boulud, Unfortunately less pleasant than the first. Service was a bit hurried and impatient. Food was uninspiring, very salty. "
    dined on 25/05/2014