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We are open all day from 7.00 am for breakfast (10.00 am for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays) and throughout the day until 10.00 pm, except on Sundays, where we run until 5.00 pm.
Our Bar also offers all day dining, with in a more casual manner, with a carefully selected Wine List and Cocktail List.
We pride ourselves on attention to detail with every aspect of a meal.
A ’la cart menu available from Monday to Friday 11:30 – 22:30, weekdays 12:00 – 22:00.
Disappointed both with my crab starter and beef main course
Brilliant Service and great ambiance
Had lunch at Boulestein, fantastic varied menu, I was struggling to choose between about 5 things they all looked so good. Would highly recommend.
Excellent service in a lovely environment with decent space for a good conversation. Well worth a visit.
We dined on a Sunday night. We were like the only people in the restaurant. We sat for 20 minutes before someone came up and asked if we wanted drinks. Should have walked out then, but we stayed for dinner. For the meal we had to chase down the waitress and asked the hostess to help us out. The food was ok. The portions were small even for Europe. Think I’ll try something different next time as London has many French restaurants.
A lovely restaurant room. Great cooking.
We have been a few times and really enjoyed it but this time the service wasn’t great and the food was a real let down.
Excellent food, lovely ambience/ glad to have visited this place. The only criticism that I have is that the quantity of soup served was extremely generous and i really struggled to finish this- mind you the soup was absolutely delicious .
Boulestin has been a recent gem of a discovery, which I make use of for both business and personal reasons. The service is fantastic and when the weather cooperates, they have the nicest courtyard to dine in, in London.
Birthday dinner - great food especially the veggie options, lovely wine - Meursault & red Burgundy- friendly very professional service and a lovely birthday lemon tart!
Excellent spot for a breakfast. The food and service were excellent.
Charming and helpful service and attractive surroundings. The food was good but not outstanding and the cost reflected the location
Went twice to Boulestin and both experiences were superb. Great food. Great service.
A warm and attentive welcome, and a very pleasant dining room and ambience. Menu quite creative and food well prepared, service good and not pressured.
Had a business breakfast at Boulestin - good food, good service and not too loud. Great spot.
Your waiter Joseph welcomed us on arrival and offered a choice of tables, either inside or outside. As it was a summer evening we chose to sit outside which was sheltered under a canopy. The service was professional throughout as enjoyed an excellent meal and wine. I recommend a visit and internd to return next time we are in that part of London.
I booked this restaurant for a meeting with a colleague. It is very charming inside with a lovely terrace area. The food was very good and cooked perfectly. Nice menu that was able to cater to me on a diet to my colleague who ordered a more substantial meal. Also added benefit they had Air conditioning which was crucial as we dined there during the London heatwave!
The table and interior are wonderful
The staff are friendly .
The main course took along time to arrive . The waiter said the kitchen were running behind .
The starters were superb . gazpacho , octopus .
The express cod and pea aioli were quite good , but the asparagus risotto disappointing.
But overall we enjoyed ourselves and you have a lovely restaurant.
awful, terrible service, terrible food, never again, very overpriced
Beautiful courtyard, perfect for summer lunches!
Good food, but a bit pricey. Service was friendly but our second courses took too long to arrive.
I'd been once to Boulestin before and was bowled over by not just the food but the impeccable service - attentive without ever being intrusive, which so few people get right. I really wanted to bring the family so we booked for a birthday celebration.
It was the hottest day of the year and their computers were down. They thoughtfully rang in advance to let me know they could only accept cash because of this.
We had a table in the pretty courtyard and the overall atmosphere was very relaxed. But our waitress was either new and very badly trained or just not very good. She didn't tell us several items were not available which meant we had to rethink quickly. We had to chase her to order drinks, then food, then desserts (again, not told certain items were unavailable until we'd ordered.) Then had to chase again for the bill and again for them to actually take the money and bring our change so we could leave. She could walk past a table half a dozen times and not make eye contact. Other staff laid and cleared tables (it wasn't busy) without first checking whether customers needed serving. This was the opposite of what I'd experienced before.
The food was OK. I ordered teriyaki salmon with black rice and edamame. The salmon was beautifully charred but the rice and beans tasted as if they had just been poached in water - no range or delicacy of flavour. Just bland. The kind of thing I'd cook on a busy school night if I couldn't be bothered to think of how to prepare them in a more interesting way.
Their signature madeleines which last time I came were fresh from the oven and truly unbeatable were cold in places hot in others, suggesting they had been microwaved from frozen (maybe they hadn't been but that was the effect.)
Overall, it was laid back and pleasant enough but after my first visit I raved about it and now I'd not bother to race back there.
Nice breakfast, good service and nice atmosphere and not too loud like some places in Mayfair.
This is one of the best kept secrets in London. It is a beautiful little bistro with perfect ambiance and the most charming patio I have ever seen! The food is delicious and wait staff was friendly, especially "Kiby" I believe his name was. Go here, it is so charming, you will not regret it.
Ok meal in the evening. Service was good but for that price which was ok i think you can find better value for money at other restaurants. Food was rather bland but not offensive
My wife and I had a memorable meal 30 years ago in the Boulestin in Covent Garden (closed long ago). To celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary we lunched for the first time at the Boulestin in St James's. I had eggs benedict and she had eggs royale. All 4 poached eggs were hard. We decided to leave after the first course. The restaurant manager did not seem particularly bothered by our complaint despite the fact that she knew the eggs should be runny.
It's a beautiful location, with a classic feel and a intimate courtyard. Great swathes of plastic flowers do not compliment it well.
I had booked what I thought was lunch - but turned out they only do brunch - which is not the same menu - that could have been my mistake - it's possible!
The service was polite, but very slow, with long gaps between everything, with even an Americano coffee (being the drinks order at the beginning) taking ca 15 minutes (which was odd, as it was not busy). The food was pleasant, but portions were small - especially the soup and accompanying crostini. This was all the more note-worthy given the prices - including £5 for the cup of Americano coffee, which is not steep, it's daft (and as coffees were not on the menu, the first we knew of that was when it appeared on the bill). There is also a cover charge, which is not how most UK restaurants operate (covering what? rolls which they even stated they bought in, so couldn't guarantee were nut-free?) and an optional service charge of 13.5% - like alcohol content in wines, it seems opt serv ch %s are just on the up...
Sadly, therefore, despite the website implying a beautiful venue with an interesting a la carte menu, the actual result is different.
Had business breakfast at Boulestin - food is always good quality and fresh. Service is friendly and prompt. Would recommend for breakfast.
Sublime menu, food beautifully presented and delicious, a great evening!
It was my birthday and the staff noted this subtly and were even more charming, helpful, and courteous than ever we will be back very soon.
An Undiscovered Gem
How many times have you wished for a restaurant with excellent food, attentive service and a romantic, peaceful ambiance? Boulestin is that place. Perfect for first dates, anniversaries, and/or catching up with old friends over plates of fine French food.
Excellent Valentines meal. Food was perfect and nice romantic atmosphere. Service was good although maybe a little slow. We would happily go there again
Good but the inside is too noisy due to the hard flooring. Hard to hear during our lunch.
Not impressed. Slovenly attired front of house. Fraying carpet downstairs. Head waiter with his hands in his pockets. Waitress with literally no English at all. Very noisy and poor atmosphere. Unsatisfactory sommelier. All of these things letting down quite good food. I do not recommend this place to anyone.
Overall enjoyable ; starters (such as duck egg with almost non existent “crackling”)were a little disappointing, but main courses and dessert were fine. Lovely place, but a little empty on a week night. Wine list is good value.
Expensive, especially when they add a £6 cover charge per person and 13.5% service. Didn't want artichoke soup, was told there was watercress soup so chose that but got artichoke and even after I complained they just brought it back. We asked for 2 coffees and one tea and got 3 coffees so either they didn't have good enough english or weren't listening.
Nice lobster papardelle though.
This was my 3rd visit to Boulestin, I like the atmosphere of the place the terrace in the summer is lovely, the food is good and the staff attentive. The only negative was that our foodd obviously stood under the hot lights for a while which spoilt the presentation a little but I am happy to say not the taste a lovely meal as usual. Many thanks
Amazing French meal on St. James. Fantastic service (as for Joseph!) and the food is divine. Highly recommend.
The pan fried Prawns let them down as they were overcooked
Excellent food, great service. It is expensive and was a little bit quiet for a Sunday breakfast.
I had hoped for more. It was Saturday evening, but no problem booking any timed table just 48 hours prior. Not itself a good sign, though it helped me. When we arrived, there was a very elderly couple arguing loudly. The management dealt with it well, though police were called at one point. I had signalled on the booking form that it was a birthday, and I asked for a small polite cake. Nothing happened. the food overall was good, but not especially fine, which for those prices, it should be.
Boulestin is rated 4.3 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.