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

Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielnyc.com/barbouludLondon.html
  • Phone: 02072013899x
  • 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: American, French
  • 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.
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Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park reviews from OpenTable diners
603 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.6
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (273)business meals (255)special occasions (239)brunch (129)sunday lunch (123)romance (112)pre/post theatre (109)group bookings (91)child friendly (58)outstanding value (48)afternoon tea (34)disabled access (29)good vegetarian options (22)outdoor eating (11)Show More
  • Best burgers in town
    AD1000
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    The place has a great vibe and the burgers are superb. I preferred the piggies burger than the one with fois gras in it. Foss gras has such a delicate flavour that it is wasted in a burger and just serves to moisten it. The waiter doesn't seem to be well trained though. The guy who poured wine for us spilled it everywhere when he brought up the carafe far too quickly after pouring the wine and it did splash from one end of the table to the other. Luckily we weren't wearing white or light coloured clothes. He was pleasant enough and apologised and refilled the carafe.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burger ever
    gyrosdine
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Every dish was exquisite, just like the service and the wine selection. But the pulled pork burger has to be the best burger that I've tried!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL BAR BOULUD
    LovetoDine
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    This is a wonderful place, where attention to detail and service are paramount, together with superb Lyonnais food. Please bring back the quiche lorraine! They went out of their way to make the day special, it was my friends birthday. They even knew the kind of wine I like, and were attentive without being overpowering. 5***** x
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • interesting evening
    GeldofftheGreat
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was good but our seating arrangement could have been better. We had a table for 2 with a table for 2 on our left and a tablet for 2 on our right . The tables were too close together. The crab starter was VERY good. Very busy even on a Thursday evening. Had to wait for some time before being served but the courteous and friendly waiters sort of compensated for the delays. Vegetarian options could be a bit more imaginative . Would definitely visit again .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chrismr
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Excellent service but expensive. The pre-7pm menu is a terrific deal, but the portions are small and you really need to have all three courses. Best coffee in London. Cocktails really special.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    MarkB
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had a very good evening at Bar Boulud and although overall the food was good the outstanding thing to me was the service. We had a small problem with one of the dishes and the staff resolved it quickly and without fuss even though it might have been caused by a misunderstanding of the dish by one of our party. Value OK if maybe a little expensive.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My first visit but certainly not my last. I could not fault anything. The food, smiling and prompt service were excellent as was the value of the Prix Fixe menu.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • A lovely evening at Bar Boulud
    Foodiefamilyof4
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed a very pleasant evening here, celebrating my son's birthday. The ambience was excellent and the service very attentive. Our only issue: this is not a place for vegetarians! There is one choice each of a starter and main meal. On booking I was told that some meals 'could be adapted for vegetarians' but this was not offered. However - the only choice available was delicious, but only if you like mozzarella and tomato salad and stuffed tomatoes!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Lived up to expectations
    Bubblybreki
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Lots of mixed reviews but we had dined at Cafe Boulud in New York on our honeymoon do were keen to give this a try. It was great. Loved the relaxed atmosphere. Staff very attentive, food delicious, and a lovely touch at the end when they brought out a little cake and candle for hubbies birthday. Lovely end to a great day out.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouchon Menu at Bar Boulud
    ers24
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The restaurant's main menu is fairly expensive, but they have three courses for £19 every day before 7, which includes bread, coffee and a glass of wine! You can experience the excellent cooking at a fraction of the price. Highly recommended. Wonderful staff and a great buzz in the dining room.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good value set lunch
    Isis2
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Bar Boulud has been a favourite of mine since it opened but I have never been during the day. On my first lunch visit we took the three-course set menu and I was very impressed - same quality food as usual plus a glass of wine and coffee for less than the price of many main courses in the evening.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Staff was Exceptional
    Travelx3
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The maître d' and our waitress were professional, generous, and went above and beyond their duties. We were very impressed. The menu choices are quite varied which was wonderful: and the food excellent. I will definitely recommend to friends...and do a short review on my blog and Twitter.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top class in every aspect
    GP1980
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Excellent food and service and also good value considering the quality of the food and that it is in London. Will definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed and very good
    Merveeeeeeeee
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The room is relaxed and gives the appearance of a much more casual place, yet the food and service is of a very high standard. Although the restaurant is below level they have used lighting and mirrors to give a open feeling. The wine list is extensive and with three Sommiliers on hand you can always find something to meet your tast and budget
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Was led to understand that this provided some of the best French cuisine in London. Booked it for our wedding anniversary. It is really a glorified gastropub. The food was poor and extremely expensive with very limited options. The staff tried very hard to compensate and the attention and service was wonderful.
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  • Merveeeeeeeee
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    The room, food, are casual yet of a very high quality, the wine list and staff knowledge are excellent. While the feel is casual the staffing and attention and knowledge of the staff are more in line with a formal dining room The perfect choice for a quick meal before the teather or a leasurly meal with a loved one.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Restaurant
    Dona1
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Delicious food well presented in a beautiful ambience !
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    afternoon tea, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, great beer and wine
    FoodieinE14
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had heard that Bar Boulud had a gourmet burger selection and we wanted to try them. And we were not disappointed! The burgers were excellent!! Perfectly seasoned and cooked!! I can recommend The Piggy which included a beef patty and pulled pork on a cheddar bun! It was accompanied by delicious skinny fries. The rest of the menu looked good as well so we will be back to try some of the other dishes. In addition to the burgers being excellent, we were impressed with the wide range of craft beers on tap. The wine list was also extensive and excellently put together.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Deliciously expensive Burger
    CJDINEVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The burgers here are exceptional, unfortunately they are also pretty expensive. Lovely place for an afternoon session though.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place awful Receptionist!
    LovetoDine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love Bar Boulud, am a regular, however the stroppy Reception/Table Allocator was horrible. Most of the staff are superb, this one should not work there. Food and waiting staff, and most of the Reception are lovely.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Somewhat disappointing
    Happyeater
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'm not sure what I expected but I was sadly disappointed by this restaurant. I had read all the hype but Bar Bouloud did not live up to it. The food was only ok, and the waiter did nothing to hide the fact that he wanted to get us out as soon as possible. I don't like restaurants that "turn tables" anyway, but the fact that we still had 1/2 an hour to go before our 2 hours were up made it even more annoying. Having eaten in Dinner, Heston Blumenthal's restaurant upstairs, and in other Mandarin Oriental restaurants, this was nowhere near in their class. I realise that this is a different class of restaurant, being much more casual but it really was not as good as I expected for a Mandarin Oriental restaurant. Not sure I would go again.
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  • Poor Lunch
    PleasantPol
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had chosen Bar Boulud to take my wife to for her birthday. Reviews of the restaurant had indicated that we would be in for a 'better than average' lunch. First impressions were good - inviting exterior, greeted at the door and the usual buzz of lunchtime service. When seated at our table we were informed that a colleague would be looking after us. We were not offered drinks or given any menus. It took a further 5 minutes before we were given menus-this may not sound like an eternity but where food is the central part of the visit the menu is quite important. We ordered drinks, which took an age to arrive. From there on we experienced very slow service and at points felt ignored. Coupled with average food it was a disappointment.
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  • Nice Lunch With Friends
    WestEndFriend
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a lunch with friend here recently. The welcome by Paulo was very friendly indeed, and we were seated at a nice booth. I had soft shell crab which was very lovely, then beef tartar. It would have been nice to have some toasts with the tartar, and also to have been offered Tabasco to spice it up. My wife's sole was extremely delicious, but when we ordered it we specifically asked for it to be off the bone, and it arrived on the bone. The sommelier recommend a fine red wine. We did have some trouble chasing down our waiter several times. So… food great, wine great, welcome great… a few service drops...
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  • Great vibe, fun service, good food
    shesatraveldiva
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We dropped in to the Bar Baloud at the beginning of the August holidays, and we scored a table. They were very welcoming, the service was impeccable as well as friendly, and there was a very "happening" crowd even though it was August. We loved the burgers.
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Bar Boulud
    Wphutchinson
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great food, excellent service and surprisingly good ambiance. My complaint was the price point - the food was reasonably priced, presumably to get people through the door but the side dishes were expensive (£5 for french fries!) and the wine list was exorbitant to say the least! £80 for burgers and a bottle of wine for two is too much I would say, but it was delicious.
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  • Summer Lunch
    TrinityVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Lovely seasonal menu, tasty, playful, colourful and light - ticked all the boxes for a leisurely summer lunch.
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  • why to eat at bar boulud
    dienstag
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food is consistently excellent and the menu is a good mix of regular dishes and seasonal changing menus. The service is always very good and nothing is too much for the staff.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Fantastic -AGAIN!!
    mistergrumpy
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    The service, food and decor are of the highest standard - consistently delicious and beautifully presented dishes; whether a casual shopping lunch , tasty burger ( not a run-of the mill burger - but with 3 different luxury add-ons. Great seafood and starters. A must-stop when in London. We met Chef -Patron Daniel Boulud who was visiting his Bar Boulud in The Mandarin and he is a gentleman and professional and it is conveyed by his staff as well. Lovely food!
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • First class venue
    Edward
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    I invited two friends for lunch at the Bar Boulud and we were all impressed by the ambience and good atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was excellent and so was the food. I particularly noted the friendliness and positive attitude of the waiting staff. No complaints whatsoever.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food and service
    Jules
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Really impressed with this restaurant. Service very friendly, attentive but not over the top formal as can be the case in other michelin type restaurants. Food was faultless - really recommend trying one of the sausage starters.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Bar Boulud
    devilnVIP
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    My first meal there, my first meal with my boss - enjoyed my steak and the company! The staff were friendly and assertive but not overpowering and the restaurant although empty when we arrived at 12:00 filled up nicely for a good atmosphere. I would go back and the burger choices looked great for next time!
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  • Lost Allure
    LJBLondon
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Since opening, I've been dining with Bar Boulud on several occasions. Loved the buzz. High quality ingredients. This visit, the buzz was missing. Food was ok, nothing memorable.
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  • Over rated
    S2diningVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    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!!!
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  • everen5
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Fantastic service and food. I really enjoy it every time I go.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Never fails to deliver
    Schatzi
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    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.
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Very average service.
    PM1979
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    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.
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  • Not that great
    Net1VIP
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    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.
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  • Expensive but sooo enjoyable
    food4theatreVIP
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    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.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • A favourite
    Helen
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    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.
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    brunch, business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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