Boisdale of Belgravia

4.3
806 reviews
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  • Live Music
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Situated in an elegant Regency townhouse moments from Buckingham Palace, Boisdale of Belgravia is a Scottish restaurant fit for a laird. Decorated in masculine red and grey with, of course, bold tartan upholstered seating, Boisdale has a comfortable but chic look which doubtlessly appeals to Belgravia’s moneyed locals. With a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Cigar Terrace, Boisdale of Belgravia really is suitable for any occasion from romantic diners to drinks with colleagues. Packed with excellent Scottish ingredients, the Boisdale menu offers a creative and delicate take on traditional Caledonian cuisine including superb Aberdeen Angus steaks with a choice of side dishes.

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JE
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and friendly attentive service with a warm "Scottish" hospitality. Will be back.

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my partner here for his birthday and despite asking for them to provide the birthday plate; it never materialised. The service was slow and by the time we had finished our mains; it was 11.30pm! Our booking was at 8.30pm! So, there was no time left to ask the staff to organise the birthday plate as they were closing. However, the food was amazing and the ambience delightful. A definite must.

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R
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Classic Scottish fare, great ingredients and focused delivery, provide a great dining experience, in authentic Scottish surrounds. The considered service wraps the whole experience.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was tasty and high quality. Service was really great (thanks Monica!) and we really enjoyed the music too unfortunately some of the other clientele were p*ssed-up jerks later on, interrupting our evening for the worse.

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M
London
37 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience as always

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JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular in everyday. There’s literally nothing to fault here. My favourite place

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 38th wedding anniversary, the ambience, food, service and atmosphere was very good and we certainly plan to go back in the future.

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NP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A fine venue with good wine and food. The haggis was exceptional

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

I felt that the prices were too much for the food quantity and quality. It seems you are paying for the ambience, which is good but is not worth the extra cost.

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AV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After booking via OpenTable was called to say that they were in fact full whilst I was en route. When I suggested they might want to take more care over their reservation system I was told very dismissively to “come and see for yourself”. No need to compound the error with rudeness.
I have been to this restaurant before and the food has always been decent. However there is sufficient choice in the area that I don’t need to go back to

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50% off sirloin steak - what’s not to like!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and portions felt about right except for the vegetables. They just felt a too small and expensive.

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d
London
63 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was a bit hit and missed. Asked five times on arriving for name to find booking which got a bit tiresome.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very old school, but the waiting staff are a lot of fun, the food is great (even the unexpected - I had some of the nicest tofu there I have ever had), and nice ambience.

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PP
Surrey
64 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, not cheap, the jazz was excellent, definitely a place to go to

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

No details of my booking but they managed to find a table in a back room which was a shame as I wanted to listen to the Jazz in the main dining room. The food is quality ingredients but I had to send the fish course back as it was not cooked. The service was good and they delt with the problem without fuss and efficiently. My instinct is this was not the norm and I would probably give them a second chance.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Abysmal service. I’ve been here for an hour after my main meal, asked 4 times for a drink to no avail. Keep being told to “wait a minute”. Shocking

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Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was amazing. Started with stuffed mushrooms and the scallops appetizers. For the mains, I had the shepherd's pie (the BEST I've ever had!!) and my niece had the poached cod. The food was delicious and prefect! I ordered 2 cocktails, they were just okay... I didn't see anyone else in the entire restaurant with a cocktail, everyone had either beer or wine. The service was top notch, very attentive and eager to please. Overall 5 star!

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BP
Cornwall
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a nice meal here, nice ambience and even though we left before the music started, I can imagine that it would be a nice venue to listen to jazz while eating. Food was good on the whole, my wife ordered the Rum baba dessert, which was rock hard and tasted stale, on reporting this to the waiter he said that everyone says that and that he almost told her not to order it, why have it on the menu then? He did however replace the dessert with a free alternative, so partly recovered

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Z
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Went to the Boisdale with friends for the Jazz and the Cigar Terrace but also had dinner! The restaurant ambience and service were very good. The food was also ok even though the deserts were terrible! The biggest disappointment was the music! Went there for Jazz and we had loud Motown music all night! The band were good but not playing the music we went there for! We ended up leaving early!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Boisdale's till got it after all these years. Fantastic ambience, superb service and the kind of welcome and atmosphere from the house that makes you feel like they might not remember you but you're very welcome back. Can't for the life of me think why it's taken me so long to return.

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with 2 colleagues for a business celebration lunch and we had starters, mains (steak) and shared a cheese board. The food was delicious and all of our steaks from Rare, medium rare to medium were just as we wanted. Absolutely fabulous. My scallops were stunning and the the service was friendly and not to overbearing. I think it would be great of an evening as they have live music and I reckon it would be even more fun.

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CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was first time here and had great service and exceptional food. Lovely gem. Only negative was that I booked through open table on a 50% offer which we didn’t get. The offer drove me to choose this venue for the first time and was pleased I had but obviously a big cost differential excluding the offer.

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I
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a good time. However, our table was in an awkward position and we did not enjoy the music.

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p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brilliant fun with the amazing Monica as our waitress

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was generally good, service was slow and waiter quite forgetful, forgetting one of our starters with very little by way of apology. keep us waiting for very long periods of time with no checking.

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SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Whilst the food was delicious we found the sides to be a little on the small side so felt value wasn’t as high as it could have been. The restaurant is beautiful, full of character and ambience

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A
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I love the Boisdale. The setting is amazing and you are made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. I have to say though, need to stop calling the fillet on the bone “the best steak you will have” because I really is lacking, it’s good don’t get me wrong but certainly not the best. Overall very good but definitely room for improvement.

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TR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boisdale Belgravia always lives up to its excellent reputation, a fine selection of game and seafood topped off with excellent music and cabaret performances.

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RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and "that little bit different" All our guests loved it and will go again

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g
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Overall this was just average, and for the price it should have been much better. The food was the best part - the Haggis and the Chatau Briand werre good, but the steak was too rare for a medium rare request. The fishcake - not easy to do well -was too salty. The web site still says it is scottish tapas, but there is no tapas menu. I was just told "we have not done that for some time". The service was friendly but not well trained for a restaurant with pretentions to fine dining. For that price, there is no reason to return.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the dining experience. The ambiance reminded me a little bit of the 1980s Paris Jazz scene. Great music, solid decor, good bartender, creative menu of standard fare with creative twists. Oysters were local and fresh. Loved our minute steak and fruit crumble. Service was excellent
warm and knowledgeable. Just a great experience if you're looking for something to do in London.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were shown to a table where the waiters and waitresses had seemed to have forgotten about us, we were seated in the room next to the live music area with only one other table occupied.

After waiting for around 20 minutes with no menus, I had to go next door to get the attention of the waiter to bring some menus and take our drinks order. Considering it was a birthday celebration this wasn’t the best start.

The food was pretty good at least, the service improved and we will be back as the service here is not normally this bad having been to all three venues previously.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was amazing!!

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RM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always!

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FD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great welcome and service as usual .
Bengali soon.

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NI
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

NICE VENUE
NICE DRINKS
EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE
GREAT MUSIC

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CJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious, however, the service was very poor right from the beginning. Our drinks didn't arrive until after our starters. We had to ask 3 times for more water. When I tried to top up our empty wine glasses, the waitress cane over and snatched the bottle out of my hand - it felt like I was a naughty child! We asked for the bill 3 times also, waiting 25 minutes for it to come, during which time one of our party had to leave otherwise they would have missed their train. Shame we left feeling like we had a bad experience , as the food and ambience were great.

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EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Cosy interior, typical Socttish dishes of good quality. The music was discreet and not at all too loud, so you were able to have a conversation.
Nice selection of wines as well.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We have had excellent experiences in the past but on our most recent visit we were seated at an awkward table, disrupted by boisterous guests and ignored by staff. Our drinks order was not fulfilled in a timely manner and our food order was rushed. Very disappointed. I paid the service charge but did so begrudgingly - I didn't feel that the staff deserved it.

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