Blue Boar

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542 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Blue Boar Restaurant offers contemporary British dining in the heart of Westminster. Head Chef Michael Riordan combines fresh, regional ingredients to deliver a mouth-watering menu that celebrates the very best of what each British season brings. Farm sourced succulent meats and freshly caught seafood from the Devon and Cornwall coastline feature on a menu that is as perfect for a light lunch as it is for a decadent dinner.



Private dining at Blue Boar is particularly special with two exceptional spaces, connected to the main restaurant by a floor-to-ceiling wine wall.



Located in Westminster, Blue Boar restaurant is a 1-minute walk from St. James’s Park Tube Station. Situated close to the Thames, Blue Boar Westminster is a 3-minute walk to Buckingham Palace.

Please be aware that only the bar menu is available on Sunday.
What 542 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.0
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3.6
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StevenN
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Given the current situation we were practically the only people there but your staff were excellent and the food was very acceptable and reasonably priced..

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RICHARDW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff, good food and service.
Overall a very good and enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The blue boar was closed despite having made a reservation

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PeterC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely chicken. I did try to order the burger but they could not do it rare. Not sure what that's about.

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grantc
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You guys need to sort out your signage - we thought you were closed because of the private party in the bar. We were about to give up.

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StaceyW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food very good. Will definitely return for a meal when back in London next.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Myself and my boyfriend were over from Cork and decided we would have our date night while staying in London. We booked a table and from the moment we arrived the experience was amazing. The steak just melted in my mouth and the chips and cherry tomatoes were so so good. The desserts were delicious and the bottle of wine. It was the first time in a long time myself and my partner cleared everything from our plates for the main course and the dessert included. The waiting staff were superb and waited on us hand and foot. Would definitely recommend and would definitely visit again if I was back in London.

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MartinW
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay, service promised something more special and price certainly did.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked a 7:45 am table for breakfast but the restaurant was closed . Very dissatisfied

I look forward to receiving a complimentary meal !

Blue Boar
Responded on 3 February 2020

Dear guest, thank you for your review. May I please ask you to contact me privately in order for me to understand what went wrong with your booking? We open from Monday to Friday at 6.30am and during the weekends and Bank holidays at 7am, therefore I am not too sure why you found our restaurant closed. Looking forward to hearing from you Raffaele Director of F&B

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked breakfast here on the 29 January and arrived to be told that the system was down and to go and see if I could find a table ! Obviously the place was full with hotel guests so I couldn't find a table (not really the type of service I would expect) I then left and received an email from Opentable saying that I hadn't honoured the booking.

Blue Boar
Responded on 3 February 2020

Dear guest, thank you for your review. I would like to express once again my apologies for the situation last week. The team was working very hard to accommodate all the bookings we had while the system is down. We would be more than happy to welcome you back to make up for the misunderstanding. Looking forward to hearing from you Raffaele Director of F&B

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AnthonyW
London
28 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. The recommended Hereford beef was a good as the waitress suggested. Puddings were also liked all round. Only downside was service was a little slower than we would have like to get drinks to start with.

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SimomB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had a lunch booking, very quiet, waitress didn’t have a great grasp of English and got the original order wrong, checked and we corrected and I still got the wrong main course! Only three tables taken in the whole restaurant but could have been because it was January.

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EugeK
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

For a business lunch music was too loud. Good food but I would refrain from going back if there's an important conversation to be had.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and service! Good variety in the Meny. Really liked the recommendation of the wine.

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vipFoodLover
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, the cocktails and the ambience. Lovely room.

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Felix
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Shocking service. The waiter refused to clear our table, when I eventually asked why he wouldn’t clear he cited ‘health and safety’. He was worried he might drop a plate on someone. Thought it was a joke, it wasn’t. I had to get up from the table four times to get attention from a waiter. Expensive and soulless.

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duncanc
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, unfortunately one of the orders wasnt taken properly and the steak needed to be cooked a bit longer but otherwise food was amazing and will definately be going back.

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Joo61
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to this recommended restaurant before going to see a show. Whilst we could only get “bar” food, it was really good and was a full meal (not snacks). The restaurant is lovely and had great service. Would definitely go back

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IanB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Only criticism I would say is the time it took for the drinks to arrive and my colleagues steak had to go back 2 times to be cooked correctly. The staff seemed to go missing quite a bit which i would have understood if they were very busy but that wasn't the case. Food was good, wine was good and the staff pleasant and very helpful. Last visit was much more a 4 star experience.

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Glenng20
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, that is busy but not as overcrowded as the local pubs. Relaxed decor and atmosphere with lovely tables by the window to people watch. Cocktail selection is brilliant and food in the bar is informal and plentiful.

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MarkK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, good choice on the menu and a very good selection on the wine list. Food was excellent, especially the traditional cottage pie. The price of the food was reasonable, a glass of a decent white wine cost £11, though £6.75 for a bottle of sparkling water maybe viewed a bit on the expensive side. That aside, I look forward to visiting again soon. Highly recommended!

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RhiannonS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a Christmas outing. Great for families and food was fantastic! Kids food presented particularly well, more like young adult meals. Staff very friendly and attentive. Pricey but worth it. Would recommend and plan on going again.

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ChrisB
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, booked in line, and food as well as service were excellent. Expensive, but bang on for the quality of the overall experience

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vipDRCMD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up an hour late, but fortunately, the Blue Boar was able to accommodate us. Very polite and attentive service and fairly quiet atmosphere. Wonderful cuisine with delightful presentation. If coming by the Underground at St. James station, I suggest entry through Conrad Hotel entrance on Broadway as the Tothill St entrance is through a very lively bar area which obscures the restaurant entrance.

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jane
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My dinner was great! I think my 5 guests were also pleased. Thank you.

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Knappster
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal with plenty of options for you to choose from the menu.. Ambience just right.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

No record of my booking when I arrived. Kept asking me is it the bar or the restaurant? The open table booking did not say which - simply Blue Boar. I assumed it was the restaurant. The restaurant didn’t have a table for me. Generally useless

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Scorps12
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food. Lovely ambience with attentive customer service

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Rosie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I visited here with my partner, we had a lovely romantic evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine. The service was good although we did feel a little rushed towards the end of the evening to finish our drinks and pay the bill. However, I would visit again if back in the area.

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JohnR
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Been here on a number of occasions and always been good. This time food was very good but waiter overcharged me £41 then assistant manager advised me refund would take 2-4 working days. Not acceptable and I won’t return.

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SofiaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I would have given it a higher rating but they messed up our booking and didn’t even try to make up for it!

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vipLargeBirthdayGroup
London
82 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed every mouthful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A grossly overpriced meal of very average standard. We had the ribeye which was somewhat chewy. The spinach is to be avoided unless you plan to take it with you and add it to your compost heap.
The staff were loud and kept interrupting our conversation to push more food and wine on us, even after we had said no thanks.
We won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were superb, the prices are very reasonable for the level of quality of both the food and the service. Recommend. They also have gluten free options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service. Mediocre food. Expensive for what it is.

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DawnS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food no to the high standard as would of expected. RibEye was not great quality.

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SheilaO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good salad and curry. Calm, quiet atmosphere so easy to have a proper catch up with friends.

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DanielO
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for a business lunch. Great food and drink

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Blue Boar is rated 4 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

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