Blue Boar

4.3
474 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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 bar menu is available on Sunday.

Private Dining

Set against the backdrop of the most powerful meeting arena in Britain, the Blue Boar’s private dining spaces are a major draw in a more discrete location. The restaurant offers two exclusive private dining rooms, both hidden behind our floor to ceiling wall of wine and completely closed off from

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Special Offers

Private Dining Room Breakfast Menu: £27

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 4 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 07:00-10:00

Lunch: 3 courses £30

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 13 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

Ultimate Sandwich of the month at Blue Boar Bar with drink: £15

Ultimate Sandwich changes monthly.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 4 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00

3 courses: £30

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 6 March 2019

Ends: 4 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 18:00-22:30

Lunch: 2 courses £25

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 13 February 2019

Ends: 13 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What 474 People Are Saying
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LU
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really really good.... the service was flawless, polite and attentive without being OTT, the food was great everything was not only delicious but beautifully presented and the venue is lovely - low lit with leather booths.
The cocktails were great too, really delicious, beautifully made and reasonably priced... they also had a couple of themed cocktails too (brexit based!) which was fun.

We were in the restaurant not the bar, and I think the only 2 possible negative things I can say were because there weren’t many people in the restaurant 1) there wasn’t much atmosphere and
2) the service was almost too quick, just a few minutes between getting our cocktails and then starter and then again between starter and main...
... but still better too quick than too slow!

Would absolutely go back!

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f
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife and I had a very pleasant experience dining here. The meal itself was exceptional.

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend! The quality is fantastic for the price.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Whilst the food here is tasty there is no atmosphere and the staff were more interested in chatting amongst themselves than serving to few customers they had.

The bill was outrageous for what this is too.

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JG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

the food was amazing but sadly service felt like an afterthought. we were constantly trying to get attention. i would eat here again, but a little attentiveness would go a long way

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JL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought the food was great, but it felt like the waiters were trying to get us out pretty much as soon as we had finished our meal (we didn't order dessert or coffee). I would understand if the restaurant was busy, but it wasn't even half full. I would have liked to have had a relaxed post meal chat with my friend. I doubt I would go here again to be honest as I really dislike being rushed through a meal.

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OT
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting to discuss business privately over lunch - many discreet tables.

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DR
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very Nice restaurant in a very quite area but not too far from the caotic area of central london

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MI
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall evening was really good - despite the limited menu, the experience was enhanced by exceptional service and terrific food.

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MH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service, would definitely return and recommend.

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OT
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, bit bright in the restaurant and we were next to the waiters station so a bit noisy and not very private.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The level of service was exceptional. Food was great too. Really great meal from a place that’s not a ‘London big name’.

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c
Hertfordshire
59 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concert at Westminster Central Hall with family made into a complete evening by this lovely meal just down the road. Very friendly and efficient service - delightful dishes. Would definitely recommend.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good steaks, service was very nice(waiter was pro), atmosphere was peaceful and interior is great. Very good place to have a dinner.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Zoltan who has been very thoughtful and welcoming.
The food was delicious, really tasty and creative.
Thank you again for this beautiful evening.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super place to go, food is 1st rate service is 1st rate

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I like the Blue Boar and would visit more frequently but it is very expensive compared with similar alternatives.

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Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we had while in London. The cauliflower gratin was amazing as was the ribeye.

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super place to meet an old friend for lunch and catch up. Efficient, cheerful service and delicious food. Was particularly touched by the beautifully presented birthday petit fours.

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely but the service was poor which was a real shame. Waiter seemed rushed and therefore was not attentive as you would expect for the price you’re paying for the food. Left feeling very disappointed and won’t be returning.

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SD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was one of the most beautiful plates of food I have seen and enjoyed eating. Both my Husband and I enjoyed our meals. Everything perfectly cooked.

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DW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. Limited menu but great quality. Would definitely go back again. Also had breakfast in same restaurant as I was staying at the hotel and the variety, huge choice and quality was superb.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were met by helpful staff who showed us where we had to go but because we arrived early we were asked to wait in the bar area where we ordered a drink. We went into the restaurant when they were open and were shown to our seats and given a menu. We were given a basket with a selection of rolls & butter and asked if we wanted some water which we did so were given a bottle of water then a member of staff took our order and after a while our food arrived which was nicely presented but the fish menu was very small & although it was to include some crab the actual crab was so tiny it was only the size of a teaspoon.
After that course we decided to have a dessert but was not impressed with the Gin& Tonic dessert because it arrived in a bowl of Crushed ice which slightly tasted of Gin and a tiny bit of fruit.
We finished by ordering a coffee each and when it arrived it was luke warm so we drank it quickly, then we asked for the bill and when it came we noticed it listed an extra dessert which we didn’t have so we pointed this out and it was removed from our bill, so we then settled up and left.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a good place for a business meal as, unlike some modern restaurants, you can hear what your dinner guest is saying!

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CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We wanted a quick (less than 1h15) meal before a concert - this it turned out was not the right choice for us. Various miscommunications with the waiter despite us making our requests clear. He did offer us a glass of wine each to apologise for the mix-up with the orders. Had the food been amazing it wouldn't have been so bad, but it was just OK - we had the aubergine ravioli. It was very quiet in the restaurant but we waited over 15 mins for our drinks (which were not what we ordered). The bar at the front was very busy - we wished we'd eaten there instead.

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OL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated (nobody was there)and 20 minutes more to order.Food was correct but not exceptional prices too high

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NL
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

After theatre dinner

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MI
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to have dinner with our son as we had used the restaurant before and enjoyed it. On this occasion it was exceptionally good- great food and superb service - we will definitely be back

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very attentive staff.

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BR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service

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MC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly attentive and relaxed the restaurant was a nice place to have a relaxed dinner. The food was good, well prepared and tasty. Not fine dining but not pretending to be. Our waiter was just the most attentive and appropriate chap.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Vacation , the reviews on bottom

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Attentive staff, would have given them a 5 but we could tell that our person was clearly on orientation and did a good job but was still learning. Wedge salad is phenomenal. We tried a steak, lamb, and cod dish and had a hard time deciding who won best order of the night:) while the lamb one I still secretly think my fish was best:)

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GE
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

On the whole food was good, we were taking a relative from America to dinner in the Restaurant, food good except the Crab and Advocado salad starter far to much greenery and hardly any crab, did not complain at the time as we did not want to embarrass our Guest as she suggested the venue.

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DH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

So disappointed after reading the reviews, awful experience.
The restaurant, for a Friday evening wasn't busy but the service was dreadful.We went for the set menu which includes a glass of wine. The waiter telling us the wine not good, then why serve it ?!.Got the bread basket, good selection and warm but the waitress who took our food order decided to whisk it way without even asking. The starter were fine, the watercress veloute was tasty and was suppose to come with wild garlic toast, no served The mains, unsual combination of chicken wings and fried Plaice were really, really salty and the combination simply didn't work.Waited 10 minutes for the bill. Eventually got the manageress to get it for us, complained and got the wine knocked off the bill.. There are better place to eat at, won't be returning.

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Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Following a wonderful experience 2 years ago...

Arrived at the host stand on a Saturday evening. Hostess was inside the restaurant talking to servers. Asked for a booth, given a half-booth. Two other tables were occupied in the whole restaurant; many booths were available but refused for seemingly no reason. Immediately asked for beverage preference; ordered sparkling water and wine, which came quickly.

Server came without many words. After seeing the “Aspiring Chef” seasonal menu, I asked which of the 12 aspiring chefs were working in the kitchen; to order their specialty. The server didn’t know, but she thought none (possibly one pastry chef). No attempt was made to find out; no manager intervened... A bad, bad sign. Therefore, I ordered the safest bet: A burger, medium-well. Server said it can “only be well-done”. My understanding is the law allows for medium-well or well-done; I could be wrong. The connected pub serves medium-well; yet the "fine dining" restaurant can not - Unsurprising yet scary, considering there are apparently no chefs or interested managers on a Saturday evening.

The “manager” (or lack thereof) made one, brief appearance hurriedly walking through the dining room; the rest of the time no where to be seen. Zero communication. Server did not come back to the table once until flagged-down for the bill.

A magnificent restaurant with excellent management two years ago.. No more.

Embarrassing!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was very good apart from outrageous prices for one 175 ml glass of wine - £9.95!!

Needs to be made clearer when booking on line which is the bar menu and which is the al la carte menu. Still the staff were very obliging and served us bar food in the comfortable dining area. Thank you.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely ambiance. Indifferent service. Creative flavorful food.

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GH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good quality. Service was good. Not a great range on the menu but enough for a catch up lunch with friends.

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CN
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our reason for eating here was simply that we wanted a quiet atmosphere; we chose to eat in the restaurant proper, rather than the bar as a result. However the added cost was well worth it. Firstly the staff were delightful, knowledgeable and helpful, for example recommending an excellent white wine to accompany a fish dish, from a range of wines we were not familiar with. Then the food, which ranged from the good to the sensational. The puddings were works of art, as well as delicious. And the surroundings were just what we wanted, quiet but warm and relaxed. Highly recommended.

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