Bolton's
Bolton's

Bolton's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boltonsrestaurant.co.uk/default.asp
  • Phone: 02079291981
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Bolton's
London’s Bolton’s Restaurant is a popular City haunt, offering a simple combination of fresh Italian flavours and laid back but stylish atmosphere. Tucked down a side road just off of Fenchurch Street, Bolton’s has long been a favourite of the high powered bankers and businessmen of the local area, earning a reputation as a place to network and entertain. With its subtle hints of luxury and affluence the Bolton’s dining room is unpretentious and timeless, very much like its cuisine. A tour of Italy’s famous culinary regions, the Bolton’s menu is hearty but elegant, every dish given the unique flavour of this high end restaurant through the use of good ingredients and stunning presentation.
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Bolton's reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.4
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (19)fit for foodies (3)outstanding value (3)special occasions (2)afternoon tea (1)good vegetarian options (1)pre/post theatre (1)romance (1)brunch (1)Show More
  • The Food was excellent
    KeeleyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    HAdn't been here for quite a while, food was excellent nice friendly service - would definitely recommend
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  • tomlin
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Have used Boltons for many years and i remain very happy with it.
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  • Bolton's Italian
    MattBVIP
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Bolton's provide excellent, authentic Italian food served by a host of friendly and efficient waiters. Great food.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply excellent!!
    KayCVIP
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Service - great, food - more so, environment - excellent! Well done!
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great City eaterie
    Trencherman
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Really good all round, could not have enjoyed myself more, was treated like an old friend despite never having been here before.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old classic from bygone era
    RNGMVIP
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    its been there for 27 years, its traditional, and you have people that have been going there for 27 years. The food was good, the wine excellent and service was genuine and considerate, I really enjoyed it
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  • Boltons lunch review
    Rhian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had a perfectly ok lunch here but the food was expensive for what it was. Service was fast and over-efficient to the point of being brusque. We had booked for 2.30pm and definitely felt they were trying to get rid of us. Good, basic Italian food. I selected the restaurant because it was close to my workplace, but for great Italian food I would go elsewhere, notably La Barca at Waterloo.
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  • Old School Service
    pjaylondonVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    This grand old dame of the City luncheon circuit continues to serve up excellent food and first rate service. If you are looking for the hour long lunch or the more leisurely business lunch this venue had few equals
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  • Perfect
    SmarterKen
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The owner and staff at Bolton's give a welcome like they would their own family. Top people and top food too!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Having visited Bolton's meany
    PomeranianCrazy
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    Having visited Bolton's meany times over the years of working in the City, I would highly recommend a visit, the staff and ambience are welcoming and friendly. One of my favourite City restaurants. Best wishes Sue Burn
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    business meals, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid choice for buiness lunches
    LeeA
    Dined on 28/1/2014
    When thinking about a business lunch in the City, Bolton's is always a solid choice as it consistently delivers on taste & quality.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since 20 October 2013
    • Average Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.5
    • Service4.3
    • Value3
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Bolton's reviews archive.
  • Old school service and food.
    Sdc1VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Old school in a good way. For a business lunch you can't go wrong with Boltons
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the Best
    PAdiner
    Dined on 22/4/2013
    The food and service is always the best. The filet of sole is unbeatable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely hidden Italian in the City
    lfconway
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Lovely hidden Italian in the heart of the city, with nice atmosphere and great interior. Service was excellent, staff were attentive and very friendly. Everyone in the group who went there for lunch thoroughly enjoyed their meals.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime meeting
    Ross
    Dined on 14/12/2012
    Took a client for last minute Christmas lunch, so only booked at 09.00 a.m. for lunch at 1.00 p.m. Service was attentive, enthusiastic and jolly without being intrusive. 3 people had 3 different meals and all reported it to be excellent. Would certainly put this on my list of "regulars" from now on.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly business lunch
    suggiemags
    Dined on 13/11/2012
    We had a lovely meal. The service was very quick so didnt waste half day for lunch. The food was really lovely althrough the portions were huge. We had minestrone soup, pasta with grilled prawns and spinach, pasta carbonara and some others - all great choices.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tried and tested formula
    rafa
    Dined on 17/10/2012
    you take good ingredients, solid recipes, friendly staff, and put it all together. Out comes Bolton's. It will never knock your socks off with awesomeness, but nobody expects that. It's just a good time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A jewel in the heart of the City
    MazeratiVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Sea bass special was excellent. Pay no heed to church-like decor, food is terrific and *plentiful*. Take a client, or get a supplier to take you!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City staple
    QuinzenVIP
    Dined on 25/7/2012
    Boltons is a firm city favourite. I always find the food fine and of a decent quality, but not exciting. Service is always good and they do provide a great lunch time turn around. perfect for business lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bolton's exudes old-school
    cpsharpVIP
    Dined on 16/7/2012
    Bolton's exudes old-school city charm with a menu to match - pasta and grills are highlights. The staff have been there longer than I can remember. Peas with bacon a hit!
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  • Really good Italian
    MrPHL1VIP
    Dined on 25/6/2012
    A rare treat, a real Italian and very up beat service (Italy had just got through to the semi finals the night before) My first time there and I will be back Thanks for a great meal and service and good luck in the Finals Phil
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bolton's, London EC3M First
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Bolton's, London EC3M First visit - no frills, excellent service, good food.
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  • Boltons near Monument looks
    DanM
    Dined on 21/3/2012
    Boltons near Monument looks like a downstairs bar that doubles as an Italian restaurant. The waiters had a lot of Italian affectation, but it really is not traditional Italian. Food was decent, but a real Italian would not serve their food with such a mmorass of Italian style accompaniments (balsamic vinegar on a salad starter which already had a sauce). Service was fast and was pleasant overall. Didn't look at the wine list.
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  • Boltons in London is one of
    pufc
    Dined on 16/3/2012
    Boltons in London is one of my favourite restaurants with great food and friendly staff. It can be a bit expensive but you get what you pay for in size of portions and quality of food.
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  • Bolton. London. Good food.
    larryVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Bolton. London. Good food. Clasic menu. Decent service. Has the feel of a gentlemans club both service wise and diner demographics!
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  • Bolton's at The Monument,
    Viva
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Bolton's at The Monument, London was a good lunchtime venue. Hidden away in a small alley, downstairs, it would be easy to miss. We arrived at midday and it was jam-packed with business lunches at 12.30pm. The food was generously portioned and very wholesome. Calamari, asparagus and fettucine starters were great followed by lamb shank (fell of the bone) and tagliatelle mains were suitably filling. The waiters were attentive and professional and they all added to the hustle-bustle of this Italian
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  • Yet another great business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Yet another great business lunch at Boltons! Excellent food, excellent service. Just a little bit pricey - the only very slight negative
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  • This was my 3rd lunchtime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    This was my 3rd lunchtime visit to Bolton's and, once again, the food and the service was very good. My only slight negative is that it's quite pricey. 2 courses for 2 people with a total of 3 glasses of house wine was £100.
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  • Good food and attentive service
    Qstar
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Always one of the favourite place to go to when looking for a nice Italian restaurant around City. Greeted with typical Italian enthusiasm from all the staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to Boltons for our team
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 22/12/2011
    Went to Boltons for our team Xmas lunch. Tasty food and good service but quite pricey for what you get...
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  • Went to Boltons for our team
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 22/12/2011
    Went to Boltons for our team Xmas lunch. Tasty food and good service but quite pricey for what you get...
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  • Had lunch with 2 colleagues
    Hovefoodie
    Dined on 19/12/2011
    Had lunch with 2 colleagues on a busy Monday before Christmas - my first visit to Bolton's. It's very much a traditional city establishment and not a cheap option, but the service was very efficient and the food was tasty, well presented and good quality.
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  • Had lunch with 2 colleagues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/12/2011
    Had lunch with 2 colleagues on a busy Monday before Christmas - my first visit to Bolton's. It's very much a traditional city establishment and not a cheap option, but the service was very efficient and the food was tasty, well presented and good quality.
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  • Boltons in London was full
    Imbiber
    Dined on 19/12/2011
    Boltons in London was full of promise but did not deliver. Service was brusque and inattentive. Did not justify the price. Won't be returning.
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  • Lovely food at Bolton's in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 15/11/2011
    Lovely food at Bolton's in Leadenhall Market - speedy service which is great for a lunch but beware of huge portions!
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  • Lovely food at Bolton's in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/11/2011
    Lovely food at Bolton's in Leadenhall Market - speedy service which is great for a lunch but beware of huge portions!
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  • Bolton's is wonderfully traditional
    SlinkycherubsVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Bolton's is wonderfully traditional with a lively atmosphere! Food is quality and the treats at the end are a fantastic touch.
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  • Bolton's is wonderfully traditional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Bolton's is wonderfully traditional with a lively atmosphere! Food is quality and the treats at the end are a fantastic touch.
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  • Had a business lunch at Bolton's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 26/10/2011
    Had a business lunch at Bolton's on a Wednesday lunchtime. It was busy, so the atmosphere was good. The service, as always was excellent. We only had main course and it was very good. My only slight negative is the price. £72 for 2 main courses, 2 glasses of wine, a bottle of water and 2 coffees seems a bit steep.
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  • Had a business lunch at Bolton's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/10/2011
    Had a business lunch at Bolton's on a Wednesday lunchtime. It was busy, so the atmosphere was good. The service, as always was excellent. We only had main course and it was very good. My only slight negative is the price. £72 for 2 main courses, 2 glasses of wine, a bottle of water and 2 coffees seems a bit steep.
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