Boundary Restaurant
Boundary Restaurant

Boundary Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theboundary.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077291051x1
  • 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 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.7
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (157)romance (142)fit for foodies (95)business meals (86)sunday lunch (33)group bookings (32)outstanding value (23)pre/post theatre (13)brunch (11)good vegetarian options (9)outdoor eating (9)child friendly (6)disabled access (4)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • 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!
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    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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  • 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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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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  • 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.
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    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
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    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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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Poor service
    foodie
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    if only the service came anywhere near the food this would be a great restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    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.
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  • Great evening
    Lucylu
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    Good food, beautiful wine and lovely service. What a nice birthday treat with friends.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and a proper treat
    Beanu87
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    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.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely birthday meal
    Vogel1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    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...
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Let down
    Scott
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    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.
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  • Chef trying but misses the mark!!
    izzipop
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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!!
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  • Great food,wine and atmosphere
    Daddyd
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    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..
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    aaron80
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    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.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    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
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