Boisdale of Canary Wharf

4.0
507 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Top tags:
  • Business Meals
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasions
Set on the second floor of a Gotham City-style Art Deco building overlooking the fountains in Cabot Square, and with a view of the City of London skyline, Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant is one of the most majestic premises to have opened in the area. It bears the distinctive Boisdale design of lacquer red and dark green walls, rich mahogany panelling, and an eclectic collection of classical and modern original artwork. The menu showcases classic British dishes and there’s a special emphasis on seafood, and on Scottish dishes like haggis; makes sense with the amazing range of Scotch on offer at the Whisky bar. Well worth stopping off and indulging in a Whisky flight – expert bartenders are on hand to guide you through the extensive range. There is also a ticketed live jazz show most evenings and Jools Holland is the Boisdale Patron of Music.

Special Offers

Burger & chips with a beer/wine/soft drink: £15.50

From the a la carte menu with a pint of beer, glass of wine or soft drink.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 3 January 2019

Ends: 30 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 507 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was cery bad and very slow. It took almost an hour until we received the food. The food was okish and very expensive in compare that the value. The only positive thing was the live music. All the rest, definitely need an improvement.

Report
Helpful
n
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I have dietary requirements and checked they could cater for me 3 times once over email and twice on the phone. On the day they had no idea, I'm lactose and gluten free and get really sick if I eat it. I was told all they could offer me was a medley of vegetables, disappointed i reluctantly accepted this, when it arrived it was even more disappointing it was a bowl, half filled with carrots and the other half filled with cabbage. I complained, and when the manager came over he looked suitably horrified and tried to rectify the situation. He was great the food was not but i didn't want to upset the other people i was with as they were more than happy with their meals. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't have food allergies or intolerance. The venue, the manager and staff are great the communication between them terrible.

Report
Helpful
SQ
London
79 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We often go to Boisdale in Canary Wharf and enjoy their Jazz Sunday lunch! The service, food and atmosphere always very good. The pork was beautifully cooked and melted in the mouth - every course was tasty and well cooked. Always a lovely occasion.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and good service, in pleasant surroundings.

Report
Helpful
LC
London
33 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent evening of entertainment

Report
Helpful
ML
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable lunch. Surprising pleasant restaurant.

Report
Helpful
p
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great value Sunday lunch. Especially when one uses the wine upgrade.

Report
Helpful
F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. Haggis followed by one of their infamous burgers... perfect! Certainly pricey on the wine but other than that faultless.. Martin the excellent manager on L1 is always extremely welcoming.

Report
Helpful
CM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from all concerned. Good wine selection, with excellent wines available by the glass (which isn't always the case).

Report
Helpful
B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’ve been to Boisdale before but this time our experience was different to those previous. We felt the food wasn’t as good as it has been and perhaps the staff were having a bad night as we watched the staff fumble between tables and not attending to customers as promptly as they should be. Maybe they were understaffed but this doesn’t explain the poor quality of food we were being given. For instance the linguine I ordered came out a little over done and looked like a big pile of mush. My husbands haggis was overcooked and was far too rich for his liking. We tried the Vietnamese spring rolls on the tapas menu intrigued by why they had included this to their otherwise faultless and exclusive Scottish menu. I understand that it is competitive out there but I feel like Boisdale is losing its identity giving into such a wide range of cuisines. We loved Boisdale for what they did because they were good at it. Now we feel it’s turned commercial and like any other restaurant only with live entertainment.

Report
Helpful
C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for a business lunch

Report
Helpful
SQ
London
79 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As per usual, Boisdale's Jazz Sunday lunch is always very enjoyable. The food is tasty and nicely served. I had the haggis to start served with mash and carrots, absolutely delicious. The beef in particular, melted in the mouth and the roast potatoes were crispy with vegetables well cooked (firm and perfectly seasoned). The cheese selection was very good plus the apple tarte with really light pastry. We always enjoy our Sunday lunches at Boisdale in Canary Wharf. 😉😀

Report
Helpful
DF
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have visited this restaurant many times most often for the live jazz and have liked the food. This time I took my kids to celebrate my husbands birthday on a Monday night with no music. The best part of the dinner was crab pasta however the burger was dry and a disappointment. The service was great will go back for the music.

Report
Helpful
D
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I came for our anniversary and were given a table overlooking the fountain. It was a lovely spot. The restaurant itself was very quiet but we did go on a Monday so to be expected.
My wife and I enjoyed a cocktail when we arrived which was lovely, and then ordered.
We had a couple of British tapas, the scotch egg option and the sausages, both of which were lovely.
For mains, my wife had the partridge which was well cooked. I went for the ribeye steak which was also excellent. Thoroughly encourage you to eat that!
When I booked I was given a number of discount options and selected the 50% off a la carte which includes the whole menu bar the caviar and chateaubriand. Really an excellent deal.
Def coming back. They also do a dinner and music meal option so maybe that :-)

Report
Helpful
F
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was good ... unfortunately food was cold .. was dealt with but still just warm

Report
Helpful
GB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My first visit. The food (burger with fries) was mediocre & there are much better options in CW.

Report
Helpful
C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 25 yrs together at Boisdale in CW. We had a wonderful evening, delicious food, wide range of drinks to choose from and with being there early evening, we enjoyed to quiet in the restaurant before the live music started. The staff were attentive and we will definitely be returning.

Report
Helpful
DF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Dreadful service on the verge of comical, the restaurant upstairs has a certain smell of a wet dog and frankly the food was completely uninspiring. Good for drinks in the bar but the restaurant is a complete waste of money.

Report
Helpful
A
London
48 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best meals I've had in ages. They did forget to take off the 50% off food when my bill came, but was ammended once I informed them. They have live music on certain nights, which is what will make me return along with the great food.

Report
Helpful
PM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic restaurant …..food was delicious, very attentive waiter, beautiful setting …..the place was buzzing, there was a jazz singer......she was fab
will definitely tell friends to go to Canary Wharf and book Boisdale

Report
Helpful
AJ
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue. Excellent Food. Excellent Service.

Report
Helpful
DS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I found this restaurant on OpenTable for a last-minute business dinner with two colleagues. It's a little hard to find (it's inside of a shopping mall). And there are two levels: a bar/lounge level and then the main dining room.

There were a number of things that went poorly for the restaurant: first, we had a 7:30p reservation and were told that there was a live music show starting at 9:30p in the restaurant. That would've been fine, but we were told that if we were there past 9:15p we'd be charged 29GBP each for attending the show. That was really outrageous - but I figured, well, we'd be done by 9:15p.

It turns out that the service was interminably slow and despite having ordered desert at 9pm we were still waiting for it when 9:45p rolled around. No check-in from the server. Nothing. We finally had to complain (loudly) to get our check and get out - and of course it wasn't until we were literally standing up and walking out that our dessert showed up.

The food was average. The prices were average. The room was LOUD, and not appropriate for business meals. And the service (and attitude from the floor manager) was extremely poor. There are a ton of other places to eat in Canary Wharf. Seek one of them.

Oh - they add a 12% service charge that you have to opt out of after they bring you the check. Be aware.

Report
Helpful
JS
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint venue for some nice single malts! The bartender on the 2nd floor was very courteous and friendly. Service by staff was very good.

Report
Helpful
SO
London
99 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, beautiful ambience, spotty service

Report
Helpful
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, better haggis than my previous visit . Good qualitu steak

Report
Helpful
SQ
London
79 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, another great Jazz Sunday lunch serving fabulous very well cooked food.

Report
Helpful
VW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It's not the usual family restaurant but Boisdale is very child friendly. Its very business oriented. Service was good but when the place was filling up with diners, it took very long to wait for our bill. Fantastic value on Open Table and I'd certainly like to come back and participate in their jazz nights.

Report
Helpful
AG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I visited Boisdale for the first time with a friend. I definitely plan on visiting again....

Report
Helpful
LB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great jazz Sunday lunch. We were stuffed afterwards and the roasts were delicious

Report
Helpful
PG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terribly slow, had to repeatedly ask staff for things - took an hour from ordering wine until it arrived. Food appeared to have been left under hot lamps for ages. Couldn't even get to dessert. Terrible experience overall, and nothing at all like the Bishopsgate and Belgravia restaurants, which are both excellent.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I experienced very slow service in a time where c. 75% of tables were empty. The venue itself is nice and the food is okay, however, not making up for the sevice in my view. The whiskey selection is very impressive.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool night with great music. We got through four whisky sours each which were consistently spot on. Great burgers and cool atmosphere. Go there, you’ll love it.

Report
Helpful
h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good and the food was reasonably priced.

Report
Helpful
BD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Ordered the rib eye steak medium, 1st attempt was well done, was served a second attempt within 2 minutes with the explanation there was a mix up in the kitchen. The second attempt was like a lump of inedible and unidentifiable gristle and beef, certainly not rib eye steak. Sent it back, didn’t order anything else and wasn’t charged. For a Scottish restaurant it does the reputation of quality Scottish ingredients no favours. Even the haggis neeps and tatties was from a mass production line that was nothing like proper haggis. Got a table at extremely short notice. Speaks volumes. Wont be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

I didn’t get the 20 % discount as agreed

Report
Helpful
LH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brilliant atmosphere with faultless service. A fathers day to remember.

Report
Helpful
EB
London
168 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great at Boisdale! We went for the Sunday brunch on Fathers Day which was great with the live entertainment! There were some young kids but our toddler was probably a little out of place and the kids menu wasnt quite as kid friendly as we may have liked, however as always a good experience.

Report
Helpful
F
London
68 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time I have eaten at Boisdale and I would recommend it. All the dishes were very good.

Report
Helpful
M
London
30 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, always a pleasure to visit Boisdale.

Report
Helpful
P
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Soup starter was incredible but the main was so disappointing! Service was okay. Would be willing to give the restaurant another chance - perhaps an evening visit instead of lunchtime.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
13