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Blue Boar Pub

4.3
4.3
103 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Located in the heart of the iconic Westminster village, Blue Boar Pub is a modern take on the classic London pub. At heart, we’re a real ‘London local’, and we’re all about proper pub dining, served with craft and international beers and ales, a diverse wine list, tempting cocktails and top-tier spirits.

Our food menu is overseen by Chef Sally Abé, with tasty pub favourites given a very special touch, retaining the nostalgia and quintessential Britishness we’ve come to love in London’s greatest pubs.

Join us for a drink, a meal, Sunday roast or a snack, we’re open all day

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Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 3301 8080

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Westminster

  • Public Transit

    Closest stations St James's Park Station in the heart of Westminster close to Buckingham Palace

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ultimate Meantime Session - New Years Eve

    £10.00 per person

    31 Dec 2021 - 1 Jan 2022
    - Free glass of prosecco or beer on arrival - Food served until 9pm - South West celebrity Billy Keane playing live from 10pm till midnight - Professional DJ - Sugar Load DJ - keeping the dance floor full till 2:45am ** Tables come at a first come first served basis. If not the entry is for standing** The best way to see off 2021 and welcome in 2022.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. PW

    PaulW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, we went for a special Game & Whisky menu, which was perfect. Great Value and included whiskies matched with each course. I think they have more coming up in the New Year so will definitely try it again.

  2. J

    James

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Unusually, service was slow, inattentive and casual. On four occasions staff managed to smash glasses by the dishwasher and laughed it off amongst themselves. The male toilets were unavailable for ‘technical reasons’ according to the sign and men were directed to the disabled toilet, which was dirty with no toilet paper, no hand drier and no hand towels. Appalling !

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Poor Sunday roast. Why do greedy owners insist on opening when there are no staff to look after guests? This was an extremely poor experience.

  4. r

    royo56

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and friendly and helpful staff

  5. LC

    LeeC

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Pub/Restaurant is very nice, nice decor and very clean, Food was great - very nice and would highly recommend- although would say rib eye is a little over priced. Waitress and waiter were great - the pub/restaurant manager could really do with being trained in customer service. She didn’t smile once and looked more put out than anything else. We asked if we could move table as we were sat on our own around the corner and it was clear she was put out even though the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. For a high end hotel like the Conrad I would expect more. I still give 4 stars and would recommend.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Service was awful - was made to wait 30 mins for a table when had already booked. Then made to wait 10 mins for a drink, eventually food was ordered and we waited 45 mins to be told the order hadn’t made its way to the kitchen, we then received a drink each for the wait. Food was ok when it arrived. It was a battle to then pay the bill and leave, had to ask 3 members of staff over 20 mins to get the bill, eventually had to follow waiter to the till to get the bill. To top it off the bill was incorrect and had included the 2 “complementary drinks” with additional service charge! Wouldn’t visit again, despite being a nice modern pub it is seriously lacking in quality of service and attitude of staff.

  7. F

    Foodie

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    18 Nova good night Overall with great atmosphere and tasty food and drinks. The staff were super polite and helpful but there was not enough staff which to a degree spoilt the evening as we waited too long to be served. The poor staff were running around trying to serve multiple tables at the same time. Shame on management for not providing more staff on a very busy night or helping themselves as I saw a manager chatting to customers and not attempting to help. When it came to paying we went to the bar as it would have taken too long to wait for service at our table. I would return as a great venue and hopefully staff shortages are sorted for the next visit.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Disappointing. Beautifully refurbished pub and the food was of a decent standard but the service was very poor.

  9. BI

    rBIT

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Worst dining experience in London!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Great food, location and interior inside. However the speed of service was very slow (they seemed to only have three staff on) so felt sorry for them and clearly during post covid they were short staffed for a Sunday. The staff that were on did forget our drinks order on three occasions as well which meant our food came before our drinks. Otherwise lovely setting and would revisit when back to normal.

  11. G

    Gavin

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice club sandwich and lovely wine - I enjoyed myself, as did my guests!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Service was horrendous, got seated at 7:55pm didn’t get asked for a drink until we had to call someone over at 8:27 so already waited 32 minutes to get our order in and then waited a further 13 minutes for our Double Gins to arrive with tonic water and not lemonade. Will not be visiting again waste of time

  13. B

    Bianca

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a proper hidden gem. The beef Sunday roast is to die for.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi Bianca, Thanks so much for coming and I hope to see you for a Sunday Session soon! Go well, George

  14. B

    Bianca

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Sunday roast!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Sassy server Small portions and low quality food

  16. JM

    JenniferM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautifully refurbished pub, classy and comfortable, a real Gem. George the manager was excellent and brilliant at his job. The highlight was the food. British with a twist. The flavours and presentation did not disappoint. Definitely one to go back to often.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 8 November 2021

    Great seeing you and hope to see you again soon, Go well, George Dean

  17. MG

    MrGrace

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Lovely aesthetic in terms of interior design / layout and high quality menus. The food was typical Castro pub quality, but the service was really poor, especially considering the place was very quiet. We had to ask for everything 2, 3 or even 4 times. Considering the price and reputation, we would have hoped for a lot more.

  18. CK

    ChrisK

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Sat at the bar on a reservation. Wine ordered was off, left it but none of the bar staff seemed interested. Ordered food at 7.10pm at 7.50pm I asked where my food was, barman shrugged walked to the kitchen then returned but didn’t tell me anything. 8pm I left, I told the staff it seemed ridiculous paid for my drinks which we hadn’t drunk, didn’t pay for the food I hadn’t got and left! Seemed there were lots of staff just walking around! All in all a complete disaster! No one seemed to care at all.

  19. c

    chesve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Sunday roast, edible but not the best for sure. Service terrible, not attentive and unprofessional for a pub in a 5star Hotel.

  20. HA

    HelenA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for pre theatre meal. Quick service. Lovely food.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 27 October 2021

    Thanks Helen for the feedback! I've passed on to my team and look forward to seeing you again soon! Go well, George

  21. RD

    RuthD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great service. We had Saturday lunch - the fish and chips portion was very generous and tasted delicious. The tart/quiche was really tasty and came with a side salad. Staff very friendly and courteous. Would recommend.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thanks so much for the feedback Ruth! I look forward to seeing you again! Go well, George Dean

  22. JI

    JulieI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The tart was delicious but too small a portion so it wasn't good value

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your tart! Hopefully next time I'll be able to show you some of other desserts. Go well, George Dean

  23. GV

    GVI1990

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was delicious but unfortunately service was quite poor. Very slow and elements of our order forgotten/needed to be followed up multiple times.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Hi GV, I wanted to apologise for the poor service. We are currently working on growing and training our team. I hope next Time we see you the service will be improved. Go well, George Dean

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great ambiance, super friendly service and the meal was delicious. We’ll be going back again soon.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thanks for the feedback and great seeing you! Go well, George Dean

  25. SB

    SharonB

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    After reading the recent reviews we were quite daunted. However service was great, warmly welcomed with attentive service to the table. Food was great.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thanks for the feedback Sharon! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Go well, George Dean

  26. DK

    DavidK

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    I have never in my life had service as bad as tonight. The waitress flew by our table took my dinner partner's order and ran away. I finally chased her down and reminded her that I had not ordered. She took my order and in a reasonable time my dinner was delivered. I politely waited for my partner to be served. Eventually she insisted that I begin eating. I did, and ultimately finished my dinner and my partner had yet to be served. Finally he caught the eye of a different waitress. She apologized and said she would check on the order. No food came as a result. In desperation I went to the bar and complained to the helpful bar tender. Then the original waitress came to our table and took my dinner partners order! She had apparently never turned in the original. After an interminable amount of time the second dinner was delivered. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I have no idea what was going on. I have dined in the Blue Boar many times (pre covid) and had never experienced anything other than excellent service.

  27. M

    Mylo

    London

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Expensive for the food they serve

  28. TB

    TimB

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Varied menu, food well presented and service good with a smile.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thanks so much for the feedback! See you soon! Go well, George Dean

  29. E

    Excelsior1966

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Good food nice ambience Enthusiatic service but poor because understaffed

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thanks for your feedback! We are currently looking at re-building our team and creating a true Blue Boar squad! I hope next time we see you service will be to our 5* Standard

  30. C

    Champ

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Excellent and convenient lunch venue. Food delicious. Service needs work and many seem inexperienced and a different team to those who were there when it opened - have they all moved to the main restaurant now that has opened I wonder?…

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 25 October 2021

    Hi Champ, Thanks so much for your feedback. Obviously the pandemic hospitality Is rising form has caused a few staffing issues but we are starting to re build an amazing new team. I hope to see you soon, Go well, George Dean

  31. R

    Rebecca

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Location and menu are absolutely stunning. Full complements to the chef, unfortunately the service was forgotten completely. Starting with a 20 minute wait to get our drink order in. Fortunately the manager noticed that we had not had any introduction or interaction from our waitress. Who made full eye contact with me and made an effort to avoid our table, only dropping water a full 10 mins after we had received our wine/ beer and not even offering us a glass in the full hour and forty-five mins we were there. Fortunately as stated our food was lovely, and despite the varying wine glass types and poor organisation we enjoyed our meal itself. But to worsen the already not great situation we waited about 15 mins to have our main plates cleared (after an hour of waiting for them from sitting down). In the process of having our mains cleared the male waiter cleared my plate turning his back to me and asking “how was your meal sir” to my fiancé. To then follow no desserts being had as there was none offered. Overall, food great although slightly overpriced for the chips. Service non-existent. And the condescending nature of the male waiter very present during the bill payment as he handed it facing towards my fiancé and not myself even though I had asked for it myself as I was paying. There was also no enquiries of why I would need to remove service charge despite the clear discontent. Being someone in hospitality I hate leaving these reviews, but some behavioural problems on shift have to be noted for further improvement. And to also avoid dragging down a clearly well staffed kitchen and beautiful venue.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 6 October 2021

    Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for contacting regarding your experience at the Blue Boar. It was so productive to talk over the phone and really highlighted some key training points. I really look forward to welcoming you back and showing you the true Blue Boar. Go well, George Dean

  32. y

    yummy

    London

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Just drinks. Usual nice ambiance, unfortunately the service was a bit chaotic on this occasion, tho everyone very friendly

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 6 October 2021

    Thanks so much for your review. I love hearing all feedback so I can work, grow and improve the team. I look forward to inviting you back into the pub again soon. Go well, George Dean

  33. SE

    SionE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Lovely looking pub, but the service was terrible! They gave us a different tables starter, and then gave our drinks to a different table, and the service was very slow to take orders and especially to clear the table. My girlfriends pork dish was nice but my ham tart was very dry and boring. I feel it was overpriced for what we had and the service.

  34. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    In London for a company function , we where one of many people before Us that we over heard that where given a bill much much higher priced then listed on the menu. Our bill was in excess of 100£ more then it should have been the manager finally took a look and discounted this but left a 50 pound service charge on it. Overall won’t be returning but would like to mention bar staff where very friendly and cocktails where great.

    Blue Boar PubResponded on 6 October 2021

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the feedback and so sorry about the mistake on the bill. Will pass on your feedback about the bar team and thanks for coming to visit us. Go well, George Dean

  35. LM

    LeeneshwariM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We celebrated here with friends after my husband finished the London Marathon. They were extremely kind to hold the table for us for an hour as we were running late. The food and drinks menu was great. Service was great until it was past 6pm on Sunday evening when it got really slow, would be my only complaint. It’s a fantastic pub otherwise in all senses and I’d definitely recommend it!

  36. AK

    AngelinaK

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Very slow service but the food and the ambience were great!

  37. MP

    MalePrivilege

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I, a male, was with 3 female friends. I was only one not drinking. I was on 0% alchohol beer. My friends were all drinking wine. And yet when your staff brought a bottle of wine for approval, they brought it to me for approval. What, apart from my male-ness, would make your staff they should bring the bottle to me for approval rather than my three female friends who, unlike me, had wine glasses in front of them?

  38. CH

    CHESTERBNH1

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Sunday Roast. It was fantastic!! The food and the service were outstanding and a testament to the experience one expects from a Hilton restaurant!! Keep up the great work!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We had the Sunday roast which was really good however the sides arrived late, as we were finishing, and the mini cottage pie had not cooked for long enough (it was still runny).

  40. LS

    LinbyStag

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was excellent which was a pleasant surprise after the bizarre ‘Fawlty Towers’ type service. Maybe it was the language barrier but the four of us had difficulty understanding anything that the variety of staff with European accents said. There was a succession of staff visiting our table to take orders we had already placed and none seemed to know what was going on. Good news was the food was good and we did receive what we had ordered. They did seem very disgruntled that we chose not to order sweet. The event caused us some amusement!!

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Blue Boar Pub is rated 4.3 stars by 103 OpenTable diners

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Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blue Boar Pub

22/28 Broadway London, SW1H 0BH

  • Area

    Westminster

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    Closest stations St James's Park Station in the heart of Westminster close to Buckingham Palace

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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