Boisdale of Canary Wharf First Floor Grill and Terrace

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382 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Scottish
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
Mon–Tue 18:00–23:00
Wed–Sat 18:00–00:00
Sat–Sun 12:00–16:00 (Summertime only)
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Phone number
020 7715 5818
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Donovan
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Cross Street
Cabot Square
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Parking Details
FREE PARKING FOR 3HRS FOR CUSTOMERS
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Public Transit
Canary Wharf station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Express lunch menu: £14.95

2 courses or a main course & a glass of house wine or a pint of beer. Maximum of 12 diners. From a set menu. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Price is per person. Card details will be required to secure a booking if you are 6 people or more. Offer subject to availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 24 May 2018

Ends: 23 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00

What 382 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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2.0Dined on 8 August 2018

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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1.0Dined on 26 July 2018

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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3.0Dined on 25 July 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 16 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 14 December 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 1 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

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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4.0Dined on 23 August 2017

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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4.0Dined on 10 August 2017

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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2.0Dined on 4 August 2017

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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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

Great anniversary meal

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2017

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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5.0Dined on 8 February 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2017

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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4.0Dined on 2 February 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2017

The haggis

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4.0Dined on 21 January 2017

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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5.0Dined on 26 November 2016

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

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5.0Dined on 22 October 2016

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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1.0Dined on 14 September 2016

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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4.0Dined on 31 July 2016

Service friendly and efficient
Good food and the Waiter was outstanding

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2016

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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5.0Dined on 27 July 2016

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

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2016

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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5.0Dined on 25 June 2016

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

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3.0Dined on 24 June 2016

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

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2016

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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2.0Dined on 19 June 2016

I was disappointed wanted to have lunch whilst watching the live jazz, unfortunately I was booked on first floor, however the food menu on first floor was very underpar it felt like a different restaurant compare to retool floor..
Disappointed was expecting more😒!!!

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2016

Its always excellent food, though a little pricy for what you get.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2016

Booked in here for a relaxed lunch after finding we couldn't get a table in most of the more casual places. It was excellent, surprisingly quiet but perfect for what we needed and great value lunch on the set menu

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2016

45 min late for our reservation and we were sat immediately. Our waiter, Tim, was fantastic. Scottish decor and food with jazzy ambiance.... Pretty cool I must say. Food was great!

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4.0Dined on 6 March 2016

I was pleased with this establishment for a number of reasons. Firstly they have a wonderful and friendly front of house.

The ambience is lovely, especially with the jazz band playing in the background.

The food was well presented and I could make no complaints with the fish of the day, which was Hake in a cream sauce.

Lastly I was most impressed with how accepting this establishment was when concerned with my 4 year old daughter. I will most definitely return and would recommend this restaurant for a a wide range of occasions.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2016

Went with my daughter for a meal, green salad was poor and got a refund. Steak great and chips but unless you ordered more sides the plate looked pretty empty. Starters from the tapas range were good and a lot of choice. Nosey and crowded on the Thursday night we attended but bar option useful and outdoor area if it was not so cold that night.

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4.0Dined on 12 February 2016

We should've booked the upstairs dining menu but instead we booked downstairs on the terrace. It seemed a bit cosy and loud when we first scoped it out an hour or so before we due to arrive but on returning it had bettered itself and seemed more restaurant like. We felt a little crammed together but other than that I cannot fault it, dinner was brill and the dessert was out of this world, compliments to the chef!! Would go back!

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2016

Lovely restaurant with a good lunch menu. Nice food with service that was discrete but always then when required - perfect for a business lunch.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2015

Boisdale has a simple but very tasty menu, great for group bookings for dinners with accompanying drinks. Great bar with rum based drinks is perfect for pre-or post-dinner.

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3.0Dined on 2 October 2015

A very discrete location for a good business conversation - I was able to stick to my (temporary) low carb ambitions with steak and spinach with calamari to start

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