Blue Boar

4.1
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532 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.

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

What 532 People Are Saying
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AW
London
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

SB
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.

EK
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.

AB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
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.

d
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.

J
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

IB
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.

G
London
4 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.

MK
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!

RS
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.

CB
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

DR
San Diego
11 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.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

K
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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly waiter.

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OT
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

S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food. Lovely ambience with attentive customer service

R
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.

JR
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.

SB
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!

LB
London
82 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed every mouthful

OT
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.

OT
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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!

FM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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

DS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

SO
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.

DO
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for a business lunch. Great food and drink

AY
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The staff were really lovely but the food was over priced and multiple hairs were found in the Shepard’s pie.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A good ambience, attentive service and outstanding food. Highly recommended.

DA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent - though would want a more prominent set of vegetarian options.

JH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb - very tasty. I do think that £6.25 for a bottle of fizzy water is steep but that’s the only fault I could find. I will return.

MI
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very good meal in pleasant surroundings with attentive staff and excellent service

PS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't have our booking and besides this they were not taking any bookings for the whole of August so I would like to know why we were allowed to make this reservation. It was a special occasion which was somewhat spoilt by this situation.

Can you please let me know why we were allowed to make this booking.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good for a lunchtime meeting in Westminster. Always advise booking in advance.

JR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a work dinner - quiet, classy, comfortable, great food. Service was wonderful, we could conduct business without interruption yet we always had what we needed when we needed it.

NA
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We came to restaurant to celebrate a special award. Although vaguely acknowledged by restaurant upon arrival it was never fully acknowledged.

The waiter was very sweet but young and not very knowledgeable about cut of beef or good value wines. He tried but had no staff backup.

The food was very good. The ambiance was terrific. It was quiet so people could dine and speak and hear one another. You could better publicize this restaurant as a +10 for quiet dining.

The waiter was very thoughtful and tried but was at the mercy of what appeared to be inadequate training.

a
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

poor value for money
lamb very very fatty
Salmon trout ? precooked
a very expensive disappointing experience