Boisdale of Canary Wharf First Floor Grill and Terrace

3.8
392 reviews
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  • Cosy
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
Overlooking the fountains of Cabot Place in a Gotham City style building, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is poised to become one of London’s most iconic dining and entertaining spots. Frequented by business types fresh from the high powered towers of Canary Wharf, Boisdale blends a stunning setting with comfort and a high level of service with a warm, smiling welcome. On the First Floor, the colonial Art Deco-inspired Oyster Bar & Grill, surrounded by palm trees, is a crescent of white marble at the centre of which is a magnificent crustacean display. The Oyster Bar & Grill serves a definitive range of oysters, Hebridean shellfish, Scottish smoked salmon and a superb range of caviar, alongside Boisdale’s legendary steaks and burgers. The Oyster Bar & Grill also boasts an alfresco dining terrace and smoking area, seating up to 40 people with views over to the City.
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RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Although the service was faultless it was probably the only thing that was. I have dined at the restaurant several times over the years, but was disappointed to return to find a somewhat restricted menu if you did not eat beef. Further, my fish dish was unpalatable due to being too salty, and the homemade ice cream was more mousse like than ice cream.
I found the entire experience rather disappointing and not up to the standard I remember Boisdale being.

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CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning evening once again, incredible management who made you feel like a star. Thankyou again!

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CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and amazing Italian Waitress, helpful and knew just how to create a lovely atmosphere with my guests!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Table of 3, we ordered the scallops, squid and bisque. The bisque really stood out. Wonderfully intense flavour and texture.

We all ended up having burgers for mains. The quality of the meat was compatible to a supermarket and the truffle flavour I was so looking forward to was absent. I’ve had better at GBK for a fraction of the cost. Chips were average too.

They do offer a good cheese selection and their wines are really good too.

Unfortunately, this was a highly overpriced experience for what it is. £250 for 3 people seems excessive. Average service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the haggis

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B
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service! It was a little quiet when we arrived at 7pm but got busier and with that the atmosphere improved. Amazing truffle burgers but I’d give the olives a miss (came in a strange pickled marinade with gerkins)

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fast and efficient. Staff very professional

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked for a Bank Holiday, when we arrived it wasn't open. Had to find somewhere else to eat.

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MM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked the restaurant for lunch on Bank Holiday Monday, travelling over 100 miles to meet up with friends, only to find the reataurant closed. No information given out prior to our arrival. It was still showing availability later that lunchtime after we had finished rattling the locked doors!

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MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I would like to come back and experience the live music.

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D
London
43 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for lunch in Canary wharf, look forward to revisiting again

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This was a business lunch but would not go back regardless
The decor was dated and the menu was pretty standard ie you could order the same in a pub. As mentioned there nothing special/different when the ordered food arrived!!!
However, the bill was double the price of a pub plus a service charge?
I will not be entertaining here again.

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MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I booked a table on open table, it was confirmed. However when we got to the restaurant, they didn't have my booking, they seated us in an area which was a walk way, it was not as advertised. We ordered two course meal, simple dishes and waited a very long time (35 minutes). The waitress got our orders wrong, most likely because she couldn't speak English or didn't understand us. My colleague sent her meal back because it was wrong and despite the waitress saying it would take 2 minutes, it took 15+ minutes. Everyone else had finished eating. The waitress was useless.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Express main course was a bit small but lovely atmosphere and burgers were great

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AH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch. Business lunch with a friend. Good set menu. Food is good without being exceptional.

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

Sit in the lounge for music but ask for a table in the other area if you need to yak!

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RC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic venue. Decor was very good. Food was very tasty and portions were quite generous on most dishes. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend.

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h
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Great Steaks , Fresh Oysters and
Great Cocktails.

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l
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Although the food was excellent it is rather pricey and the dining area on the first floor is a bit underwhelming.

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RA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love boisdale. The service is great and the whiskey bar is to die for. And all with great live music.

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w
London
160 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good from Boisdale as usual. Service wasn't as attentive as I expect, and it wad super quiet which hanged the atmosphere. That said steak was prepared as requested and wine was delightful.

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NC
London
94 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I just so love visiting Boisdale's especially in summer sitting on the terrace. Once again I had my favourite haggis, followed by the truffle burger. Just so delicious. Cannot wait to visit again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

As a positive note, live music is generally good quality and the ambience is nice. The venue is also well located, but the food is average and not good money for value. Portions are not generous and service is slow. Also inside is very chilly and staff looks disorganised. The £19 offer is very limited and whatever you add on top, aside from the service which is also not included, it's definitely too expensive. Don't even think about the coffee, expensive and weird taste..

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D
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great anniversary meal

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DS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really cozy, lovely place with excellent service. Food is delicious and lovely ambiance especially during cold winter days and the festive season.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent place.
the service was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and their knowledge was impeccable

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NC
London
94 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is always a pleasure to visit Boisdale and on this visit we ate from the fixed menu with a glass of prosecco.

As always I had the haggis and we all went for the steaks. The food was just excellent, but then I wouldn't expect anything less.

I therefore look forward to visiting again next week.

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DS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely as always, cozy, especially during the festive season.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The haggis

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal. We were well served and our option re the set menu were explained to us on arrival. We didn't feel rushed or pressured and we had a relaxing meal. Would go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and amazing live band. Only criticism was the white wine selection

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JE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with fantastic service and wonderful food. Menu is varied and there were a good selection of chefs specials in addition. Live band on stage later in the evening for a small additional fee which added to the experience. Special thanks to Jenny, the wonderful Scottish manager who runs an efficient and friendly team and who made our visit even more special.

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CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Booked a table at Boisdale and got sat in the bar. Not sure why? Went for a steak and for a burger. Fries arrived 15 minutes later. Burger was reasonable, wine was rubbish - Spanish Cab/Merlot - smelled corked but wasn't! A different year than was advertised on the menu which annoying! Service was slow and unattentive! Irish coffees were luke warm, yuck! And we got stung £95 for that displeasure! We will not be back!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service friendly and efficient
Good food and the Waiter was outstanding

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NC
London
94 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Can believe that I was back at Boisdale's so soon :)

It's just such a pleasure to visit Boisdale, and again it was to eat at the Bar and Grill. We opted for the 3 course set menu and we both had the Haggis to start and treated ourselves to the steak (totally recommend). The food was excellent and so was the service. Looking forward to my next visit :)

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid venue for a quick beer and a burger or set lunch, great value and always decent quality

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NC
London
94 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to visit Boisdale, and this time it was to eat at the Bar and Grill. We opted for the 3 course set menu and 2 of us went for the Haggis to start and the other the terrine. We all treated ourselves to the steak (totally recommend).

The food was excellent and so was the service. Looking forward to my next visit

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with very attentive staff who couldn't do enough for you.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Needed a recommendation for an informal business lunch and this really did fit the brief.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Boisdale, so went there for Fathers Day with my Mr. The price was slightly too high for the type of food we got for the brunch, however this included a bottle of prosecco.
Overall food quality was OK. Service was outstanding as always.

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