Boundary Restaurant
Boundary Restaurant

Boundary Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theboundary.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7729 1051 x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday to Saturday, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
    Bar is open from 6pm until midnight from Monday to Wednesday and 5pm until midnight from Thursday to Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Frederick Forster - UK Chef of the Year 2011
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Chateau Boundary Events - Wine and Food tasting : please contact the restaurant reception on 0207 729 1051 ext. 3 for more details

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Trains:
    -Shoreditch High Street - Overground (5min walk)
    -Liverpool Street Station - Underground (10min walk)
    -Old Street Station - Underground (15-20min walk)

    Public Transport Buses from Central and East London
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Boundary Restaurant
The restaurant's à la carte menu is based on classic and traditional French recipes, with a large selection of fruits de mer. The intention is to offer simple and delicious French regional food alongside quintessential dishes such as escargot à la bourguignonne or cuisses de grenouille, as well as the more indulgent treats such as foie gras, Dover sole, côte de veau and game.

Seasonal ingredients from the British Isles such as grouse, hare, asparagus and gulls eggs, together with truffles from France and Italy, are all included when available. Charcuterie, oysters, smoked wild salmon, daily-changing roast meats from the rotisserie and cheese are served from chariots in the dining room.The pudding menu always includes a glamorous soufflé and madeleines baked to order.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Boundary Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.7
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (159)romance (140)fit for foodies (100)business meals (87)group bookings (36)sunday lunch (27)outstanding value (22)pre/post theatre (14)brunch (11)outdoor eating (10)good vegetarian options (9)child friendly (5)disabled access (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Silly mistakes
    LeLmsVIP
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Lovely room, fine dining feel on the surface but food does not deliver. Blinis gorgeous on the platter bland to the taste except morsel of tasty caviar. Steak was overcooked, broccoli was raw. Truffle dauphinoise was a standout dish. Got a free dessert for issues with main. Please deal with theses little things and this will be a must visit restaurant.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rhysthomas
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Well - what a disappointment. There is nothing worse than a restaurant with snooty staff who look down on the people they serve food to as if they were sub human, which is the case here at the Boundary. After all, these people cook and serve food for a living, they don't save lives so what's the big deal? The food was ok. The setting is ok - though they should sort out the heating in the subterranean dining area. It's like eating at your nan's who has the heating up way too high. The atmosphere is dull. Stressed out staff agonising about how making enough space on the table for food and removing drinks even if you haven't finished them. The Albion, it's sister restaurant is equally shoddy despite the location.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Amazing place
    loveskittles
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Everything about this place was superb. Went here for dinner on a Saturday night not really knowing what to expect but the staff was very attentive and the food was to die for. I highly recommend the raspberry soufflé!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    The ambience was lovely and the staff even more lovely!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Celebrated my mother's 74th birthday at Boundary with other family members, and we had an outstanding time. The service was excellent and the food fantastic - we were all very impressed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    Fred
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    The before dinner was ok with a flat champagne flut. Dinner instead was super good. Oysters and the rest of the fish on the menu was very very good. Special thanks to the somelier who advised the perfect wine for our food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Peaky
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    My husband and I went here for a much needed night out together - the food, drink and service were excellent! Very friendly staff, a lovely sommelier and delicious food - what more coul you ask for. I also had the nicest cocktail I'd ever had at the bar before dinner. I would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service from Gariy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    See above! Super food, great wine chosen by Garie.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere and service
    Akisha
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    It's great classic atmosphere hidden in the basement. The prices are reasonable and the waiters are very diligent in making sure you're ok. There menu changes but the Blinis is good for sharing, and we had the raspberry souffle which is a must try!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BrightSpark1
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Excellent, flavoursome food - some dishes, such as the fried duck's liver, meet Michelin star status. Even a simple dish, such as poached chicken, was outstanding. The sommelier's recommendations were spot on, and the young cheese waiter presented some exceptional cheeses, including two exclusive to the restaurant. Attentive, knowledgeable, but not intrusive staff, and a lively, comfortable and welcoming dining room filled, do doubt, with contented diners, completed a memorable dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Overly fussy with terrible toilets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The toilets are unsuitable for a restaurant of this standard - unisex is not a good thing. The service was overly fussy and overbearing. The food was good, particularly the raspberry soufflé, but the wine was overpriced.
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  • Shoreditch gem
    ZcapVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Lovely place for a romantic dinner. Excellent food and service. A la carte is expensive, but there set meals and deals are great value...
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Classy and crisp
    specialoccasionregular
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Friendly and sufficiently attentive staff. Get a booth if you want a nice romantic setting - the room itself is large but cosy. A chip in a glass was quickly replaced and the drink was free. Food well seasoned, rich and well cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous place and terrace views
    PariVIP
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Boundary restaurant doesn't have a Michelin star...yet, but the quality and experience is better than some who do! It's truly a memorable experience...the character-ful decor, an absolutely impeccable service, food that is some of the best I've tasted. And don't forget to have your post-dinner aperitifs in their gorgeous terrace...the view is just spectacular and they even give comfy blankets in case you're feeling chilly! Can't recommend highly enough.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BERTO
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    service & wine steward excellent, food great, but just a bit of a boring experience...sort of a snooze but still, all in all, ok.
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    business meals
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  • Fab dinner
    Hayliana
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Came here intending to order from the set menu (which is incredible value) but just could not avoid the incredible choice on the a la carte menu. Absolutely delicious, and top notch service made it feel extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MGBarnes
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Food was brilliant - can't recommend it enough - fantastic service and decor. Going up for drinks after in the roof top bar was the Iceing on the cake. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy cool traditional French
    J979
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    A modern take on a traditional French restaurant. Food was excellent and service was very friendly but we waited a while for menus at the start & the bill at the end. Great overall.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but a bit of a wait
    Joseph
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Had been to Boundary once before and it'd be a great experience, so was expecting the same this time around. We arrived on time for our booking but were told the table wasn't ready and may be 20-30mins as the kitchen was congested, so not a great start. We insisted on being sat as soon as possible, and they got us to our table within 5mins. Service here is good and was once again, but 3 of the 7 mains were not available which was again a bit of a disappointment. We ordered, our starters came and were very good, but the wait for the mains was far too long (around 35-40mins) and by the time they arrived we were losing our appetites. Shame as the food was again good. Overall a very good restaurant, just seems to have some timing issues.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chool
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The food just wasn't up to the standard you'd expect for this type of restaurant
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Great Business
    Bomple
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Booked for a client dinner. Great service and food. Very much enjoyed by the whole dinner party. Would reccomend for business lunches or dinners.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • basement food
    meme
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Over attentive staff and impossible to understand. Cold red wine. Under cooked pastry. Bland main course.
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  • birthday Celebration
    Joberlily
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Thankyou for a wonderful meal last night. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening and it was a real treat . Food, wine and service was excellent. Happy memories.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed!
    Lizz
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Lovely designed restaraunt with a good menu. I enjoyed my lamb shanks and dessert of Creme brûlée, and the restaurant had a lovely ambience. I would go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing menu choice
    footprint
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Been to the Boundary Restaurant a number of times so I obviously like it! The Open Table offer though was disappointing with a choice of only two for each course..."meat or fish" understates such a good restaurant!
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  • fantastic
    sichuanjunkie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    really good open table offer service great not intrusive but knew when you needed something will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Great experience
    MarkB
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fantastic meal. Great, attentive service and, whilst pricy, the food was excellent. Would recommend for a special occasion. Only slight downside was the restaurant was quite quiet when we arrived and thus atmosphere not as good as later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and evening
    Ollie
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had a meal for two and picked this restaurant because of its fixed price menu. The food was delicious, and we both felt that our £26.50 (each) for three courses was money well spent. The crème brulee was particularly stunning. Our total bill was £80, which included a carafe of wine, large bottle of water and the usual service charge. A good atmosphere, attentive staff, with the only down side the lack of space in the rooftop bar beforehand.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Lobster thermidor to die for!
    Jonathan
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The food here was fantastic and the service impeccable. A smart (but subterranean) restaurant for business entertaining or special occasions just off Shoreditch High Street. Pre-dinner drinks on the roof terrace a bonus!
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Simply the best!
    MarieVIP
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I discovered the restaurant in 2012 and will keep coming back. They are the first thing that comes to find when I want to treat my self, family, friends and people I like.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    umustwhipit
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    We had the 3 course special set menu for £25 which was an outstanding value for the quality of food and service we received. Will definitely be back- special offer or not. Ps the pork belly was perfect!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great stuff
    Kris
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Great food, good service, great wine. awesome value offer. Recommend a drink on the roof before or after if weather and space permits.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    kwm69
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had a lovely meal here. Service was great and food was delicious. We got the set menu which was great value and the whole experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night at Boundary
    Lulubelle14
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    I did want to eat at the rooftop bar but you couldn't pre-book. As the weather wasn't good thought best to stay in the downstairs restaurant and then have a post dinner drink on the roof. The restaurant exceeded my expectations and guests! Decor was amazing and food lovely, the offer was great value. I think you hear so much about the roof that it downplays the restaurant. Will definitely go back, my friends kept congratulating me for finding this fab place. Drinks on the roof were lovely too, it was a bit cold and windy but you get blankets to keep you all cosy with your cocktail.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eating in Shoreditch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    We came on the Opentable dinner deal, 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £25.50. The menu is limited with the deal but the quality was outstanding as was the service. Top that with a dining room in a remarkable piece of architecture and design and great lighting, then a great place to go to catch up or for a special evening. There is a phenomenal wine list, most outside our price limit, but what we had was very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and ambience
    Caitlin
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We started off at the Roof Garden which was fabulous then down to the basement where the restaurant is. For a basement restaurant, it is designed fabulously. Ambience, service and food was great! We were a group of 6 people and had a fabulous time.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • CALondon
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great dinner for four of us on Saturday night at Boundary. Brilliant (albeit slow!) cocktails before dinner. Wonderful service. NIce atmosphere - the place feels expensive but nicely buzzy and not at all stuffy. We all had great tiger prawn or crab starters (be warned - the crab dish is fabulous but huge for a starter!), and fish mains (sea bass and turbot) and they were delicious. Gorgeous desserts too (and not too big). £400 for pre-dinner drinks, three courses, two bottles of decent wine, coffees and service - well worth it. Definitely recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Gorgeous and expensive!
    HungryCockney
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    You know you're in for a gorgeous and expensive night when the waitress offers you champagne on arrival; at this point, you've not seen the menu and so don't know the price (£14). I had some, I didn't feel I could refuse! and it was lovely, and a great way to start quite a posh dinner. Things continue from here: All our food was delicious, the staff are attentive and unpretentious, the surroundings very plush (easily forget you're in Shoreditch and just a short stroll to the "sports" bar), the wine tasty (from the 'under £35' page)... We had a lovely evening and would happily go back - not too often, however! You do pay a hefty bill.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special treat
    Marie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We came for our anniversary as a special event, and the staff certainly made it special. I had mentioned in the booking that it was our anniversary and so they sat us in a particularly good seat, and when we ordered dessert it came with 'happy anniversary' written on the plate in chocolate sauce. The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the food was gorgeous - we particularly enjoyed the charcuterie. Although a couple of things 'went wrong' eg some food was dropped and possibly a plate got smashed, I was impressed that this was dealt with without a fuss, and certainly no sense (at least to customers) that the poor waiter was unduly reprimanded (we've all made mistakes!). It is expensive, but as a treat it ticked all the boxes.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • No Boundaries !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    I booked this restaurant for a special occasion to celebrate my boyfriend's call to the bar. The ambiance was amazing and so wad the food. Staff was very friendly and multiple staff members worked our table to make sure we had everything we needed and that everything was up to our standard. I definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Definitely was an excellent dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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