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Boundary Restaurant
Boundary Restaurant

Boundary Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theboundary.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 729 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, good service, great wine. awesome value offer. Recommend a drink on the roof before or after if weather and space permits."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "We travelled to London and had done extensive research to find the most perfect romantic restaurant in London and also somewhere a little different. We thought we'd found that perfect place when we arrived into the basement restaurant. This was short lived. We were sat at our table and was not offered any drinks. The staff seemed very attentive to some of the tables around us but didn't even seem to take any notice of us. Eventually after about 10 minutes of waiting I had to stop a waiter to ask for the wine menu. After receiving the menu we waited a considerable time for them to come back and take the order. As a whole I felt the food was not up to scratch at all and didn't match the price tag. Also the staff were stuck up and rude."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "if only the service came anywhere near the food this would be a great restaurant."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Boundary...service was great, both servers and sommelier. Food was also very good. Only complaint was we wanted to have dinner and/or drinks on the rooftop and I made this clear to the receptionist when I made the reservation, but she failed to tell me not only was the rooftop closed for a private event that night, but for every night of every weekend this summer."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Good food, beautiful wine and lovely service. What a nice birthday treat with friends."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Took my partner here for her Birthday and we had the Cote de Beouf as a shared main. Only one word to describe it... WOW - perfectly cooked piece of meat."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Booked this restaurant to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. Nice food, ambiance and service. Starters were interesting and good for sharing. Main course of lamb was very tasty; pigeon dish with lentils did what it said on the tin and is what one would call 'classic French cooking', but therefore also less surprising / interesting. Cheese trolley and desert were perfect; nice selection of cheeses and a wonderful souffle. We were given good wine advice by a friendly sommelier and had a wonderful evening. We look forward to going back again, though it has to be said it does come at a price..."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "The rooftop terrace (the reason we chose this restaurant) was booked for a private function so we were not allowed to use it. Disappointed that The Boundary didn't let us know this little fact - seeing as their rooftop is pretty much their selling point. Therefore we went straight to the restaurant. ...in the basement... 3 flights of stairs south. The food was satisfactory. The table service was good. Just a bit of an anticlimax altogether."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Staff super friendly and very pleasant. Food OK'ish ..... But, the Chef is trying too hard e.g. Vanilla flavored potatoe croquet's .... simply did not work!!"
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "We visited this restaurant on a Saturday nigjt, The ambience is elegant and sophisticated with a very relaxing atmosphere. The food is excellent, the wine list is interesting and the service is very professional."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "The food was great, but no music in the restaurany that keeps you alive for the rest of the night.. No windows , little bit clostrohobic.."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Boundary Restaurant for his birthday. The food was amazing. The young male French waiter was really polite and explained each piece of the charcuterie to us as he cut it. It was going great. I'd previously told the staff that it was a surprise birthday meal and they decorated the desert plate at the end - a nice touch. However, after our main course, it seemed like we were invisible to our french female waitress. She wasn't happy that night and you could tell. The restaurant wasn't even busy. One point we had to go up and get her attention. It took ages. The wine waiter even joked with us as he had to take our plates out for her. The bill was on the table for about 15 minutes. Left a bad taste to a good night. Shame."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Hi Food was fine- but VERY salty- service poor, We did not know 'who' was waiting at our table. many people rushing around - but after several requests for bread/ water/ wine/ southern comfort! (we could see the bottle on shelf behind bar but it was not in wine/spirits list!!!) We did not pay £56 service charge because not good service. One hour between main course and dessert, A bill of over £400 very disappointing. It was my daughters 30th birthday- did not want to make a fuss"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, very hospital able to families and we can't wait to go back. Been quite some time that we have been to a restaurant if such high calibre and also so child friendly"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Took our Dad there for Father's Day. Had the most amazing meal. Good value for money with the 2 course option and all delicious!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "I've eaten at Boundary four times now and it has been consistently excellent. The service is so professional yet not over stuffy. Wonderful ambience. They have an excellent value set menu but they don't compromise on quality. The charcuterie is definitely a favourite for a starter. Overall it feels like the kind of place where you'd expect to pay a lot more. I'll be taking all my friends there when they visit!!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Overall the meal was very enjoyable. I had the fillet steak which lacked much flavour but everything else was great."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Outstanding food, let down by poor service - lots of staff but no one seemed to know what the others were doing."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Starters and mains where lovely. Desserts disappointing. Sent back the first and the second choice not much better. In fairness both desserts were taken off the bill without asking which was the right but still nice gesture. The most disappointing part of the evening was that we wanted to head up to the roof terrace for an after meal drink but were asked by the staff to go outside and join queue after having spent £170 for two in the restaurant."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "The seasonal menu varied in terms of the accompaniments to the mains, however, the scallop and the crab caviar with fresh baked blinis were delectable both times. My main the first time was the agneau (lamb) rack for two which was the most memorable lamb dish ever. The second time, I had turbot with wild asparagus and some multi-coloured tomatoes done to perfection. For dessert, not to be disappointed, the raspberry meringue with fresh berries was a feast for the senses. This time around, I had the creme brûlée which was the perfect texture with a super delicate and crunchy crust that was too hard to resist."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "We have been lunching here for the past 3 years and are never disappointed. The service is focused and the ambience is in a world of its own. The set Sunday menu is short but the options are enough to satisfy the majority of people (they were enough for my vegetarian friend and me the meat eater). We requested that we have a 15 minute break between courses which was no problem and didn't feel rushed at all. 3 courses for 26 pounds is unheard of here in Sydney Australia although the bill was far more with the 2 bottles of excellent wine we had. Looking forward to being reunited with The Boundary when I come back to England."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "I had requested a nice table for a birthday celebration. the waiting staff had organised this and wished my guest a happy birthday as well as providing some delightful chocolates later with Happy Birthday written on the plate. A nice personal touch. On previous occasions, I found the waiting staff do similar things to help you celebrate, which again adds a bit of extra to the overall experience. Food is lovely. The menu does recommend starters to share and 3 dishes for 2 people. I think only 2 are required, and for 2 people the charcuterie plate is plenty on its own - its also very tasty! Nice ambience, quite relaxed and doesnt feel busy with people able to overhear all your conversation. Another great night at the Boundary "
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "The room is beautiful; the tables spaced apart so that you are not eating with strangers as in so many restaurants these days. The service is impeccable but the main draw, for me, of The Boundary, is that the food is delicious! With some restaurants, there is always a special buzz about going to them and The Boundary certainly has this factor. I would add that the sommelier is particularly knowledgeable. "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "I had been to the roof top before for a friends birthday and knew I had to book way in advance to secure a table. I booked 5 weeks in advance and had a party of 5ppl that I promised a spectacular view over London. After a 2hr train journey I was very disappointed to learn that there was also an underground restaurant that I had somehow booked. Be careful they are quite different in price and ambiance"
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "We had a greate time. Food was good and we were looked well after. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Firstly, the food was delicious. The crab appetizer was exquisite and our mains (red meat, sorry can't remember types) were succulent and falling off the bone. The ambiance is what sticks to my mind the most tho - this can be both a romantic dinner for two (if you request a seat in one of the alcoves facing the kitchen) or a nice group dinner with colleagues or loved ones (tho the groups we saw there on a Wednesday were more work-related). Not too loud but has energy, good lighting and great service. highly recommend."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "I should have done my homework and realised the restaurant in in a cellar - however the mood and ambience is good - the banquette seats are great for dining with a friend.. it was just a bit weird being in the one behind the serving station.. not much to look at apart from the staff bums.. They were good Our big disappointment was the food - lots of style but no substance: the quail looked great but was swamped in tasteless sauce with overcooked vegetables.. rubbery monkfish, very average blini starter - nothing special.. and it should have been for those prices and for the flourish that it is served with by the staff. It is a great place for business meals: . but not for us...we are happy to pay for great food - but this wasn't..."
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Everything was very good, other than the food which wasn't in any way bad. Maybe if it was a little cheaper you'd feel as though it was value for money, but the portions are huge, the food itself nothing special. Can't complain about anything though. Great atmosphere, well decorated, friendly staff."
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "I went to Boundary for dinner with my father and a friend. Service was absolutely first class. The food was good. Prices are high, though, and at this level better food is available elsewhere in London."
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "This is the second time I've visited the restaurant and have to say that I was slightly disappointed on the last visit. I ordered the mussels (which my friend had last time) and they weren't great. The setting is something I would go back for again rather than the food. However, they do a great espresso martini! "
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "the service was very disrupting. Whilst trying to have a good conversation over dinner we had constant interruptions from the staff, who I am sure trying to be attentive but they should have read the signals better. Our head/lead waiter was also obsessed with us ordered side dishes, we felt like we had the hard sell to increase the bill size. I think they recognised the error in the end. The food however and the quality of the wine list was fantastic."
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "This time I brought family members, including a six year old, visiting from America. The reaction is the same as with any other guests/friends I've brought here - they've had the best meal and experience!"
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Boundary. Excellent food, outstanding service, lovely environment and yet comfortably informal/friendly."
    dined on 11/04/2014