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About Boulestin

Boulestin is an elegant and convivial Restaurant in St James’s serving classic French dishes inspired by the 20th-century food expert and first TV chef, Xavier Marcel Boulestin.

The brain-child of renowned restaurateur, Joel Kissin, Boulestin brings back old-school dishes such as Jambon Persillé and Soupe de Poisson, using M. Boulestin’s original recipes, and couples them with impeccable service. 23 year old Head Chef Elliot Spurdle is continuously inventing and developing the menu, with dishes such as Iberico Pork Pluma, Razor Clams & Chorizo being an immediate hit. There's also Ballotine of Chicken with Truffle Compote, and Grilled Blackened Rump of Welsh Lamb.

With a Private Dining Room and pretty outdoor terrace-style Courtyard for al fresco dining, this is the perfect destination, whether you’re after a celebratory dinner, special event dining or pre/post theatre meal.

5 St James's Street
London, SW1A 1EF
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7am - 11.30am
Saturday Breakfast/Brunch 10am-4.45pm
All Day Menu: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10.30pm
Saturday All Day Menu 11.30am - 10.30pm


Al Fresco Dining:
In clement weather we take reservations from 7.00 am until 12.15 pm, and 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm. Outside of these times it’s a first come first serve basis.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7930 2030

Website:
http://www.boulestin.com/

Public Transport:
Underground station: Green Park

Executive Chef:
Elliot Spurdle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Boulestin is a classic French restaurant in historic St James’s with an elegant Private Dining Room that can accommodate up to 40 diners or 70 guests for drinks. There is a wide selection of menus available – or your requirements can be discussed and a menu created, accordingly.

Boulestin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Unfortunately our experience was not one to be repeated! The menu confused with odd combinations to the extent we both ordered Dover sole - was nice - but suddenly the restaurant staff started to serve shisha to 4 women behind us and the stench was horrible so much so that we rushed our desert and left - a clear act of desperation in a French restaurant to serve this. Not an experience to be repeated

Tags: Casual
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Great venue for a business breakfast.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Wonderful venue with a fantastic ambience. Attentive waiters too. Highly recommended for a special occasion

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2017

Great decor and food. Spacious and fresh, with attentive staff. Really enjoyed the breakfast.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

This restaurant is excellent. The atmosphere is romantic and comfortable. We enjoyed very much our time there.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Great food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2016

As ever Boulestin was a very pleasent meal and some lovely Pomerol.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 10 November 2016

Excellent food and service. Friendly and professional. Innovative cuisine.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on 2 November 2016

My adult son and I ate here on Nov. 2nd. We were visiting from Florida. Boulestin is one of my favorite restaurants, so we had to pay a visit. Id been raving about the restaurant for 2 years.

Boulestin, ma cherie, you did not disappoint. Our visit was everything I'd hoped it would be. Our meal was flawless. I had a starter which contained grilled octopus. I love it, but octopus can be tricky. If you dont treat it right, you get a mouthful of hot rubber bands or tires. No worries, it was lovely. Both of us had sea bass with a gastrique that contained squid ink. Again, if you dont treat that right, its a mess. Nope, no messes, just lovely flavor and color.

Our servers were professional and efficient. It was a very busy night, but we never felt rushed. I would have liked to talk with them a bit more, but thats ok.

We will be back, but we don't know when. Until then, thank you for the wonderful meals and the irreplaceable memories.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2016

The service was faultless, the menu well-balanced, the setting and ambience transported us to the France which we always hope to find. My second visit of the year and I shall return soon, a confirmed admirer of this quiet, graceful restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 14 September 2016

This French restaurant is a cozy chic place, where one can celebrate any occasion. The service at Boulestin was excellent, especially Giovani our server. His food and wine recommendations were much appreciated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 10 September 2016

Beautiful restaurant with real 'Parisienne' style. Superbly attentive waiting staff and Maitre 'D without feeling intrusive in any way. Fantastic menu with wide variety of dishes to suit foodies and the health conscious. Food always so beautifully presented - some dishes you would love to take home and hang on the wall as art if it were possible. Great wine list with plenty of refills of water without charge. Overall a brilliant dining experience where you are always made to feel very special - fast becoming our 'Go to' place when in Central London.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2016

Wow excelent food and service
Best Octopus ever
Great wine choice
Even a great courtyard for those balmy english evenings
Cant wait to go again !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2016

Boulestin is a wonderful place for evening dining. Great for a get together with friends / colleagues or date night with your loved one. Food is terrific, classic cooking done really well. They also have an all day set menu, which is great value - duck dish was fabulous. Overall a great evening and will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2016

I have eaten at Boulestin on several occasions. I have enjoyed them all. I have had lunches and dinners. I have dined solo and with colleagues.
The menu is interesting and imaginative with a strong classical French influence.
The wine list is good with several fine wines available by the glass.

The service I have enjoyed has always been impeccable.
I thoroughly recommend Boulestin!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2016

Another lovely evening at Boulestin with perfect food and very pleasant service. The cod was beautifully cooked and served, the Gazpacho was more authentic than any I have ever eaten in UK, nothing disappointed except the weather!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 27 July 2016

What a hidden gem in St James Place. An oasis in a busy area. Love their breakfast. Very friendly service. Excellent food. Family and I have been back for breakfast everyday during our stay at the Stafford Hotel. Highly recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 July 2016

A very beautiful private courtyard just off St James's made for a very pleasurable relaxed dining experience. The food was excellent and well presented with attentive serving staff. Nothing was too much trouble for the maitre d who made my wife's day by serving an exceptional white lady cocktail. We certainly intend to return when next inLondon.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 31 May 2016

Great food and wine with good options. We were not rushed to finish our meal. Ambience very good and staff very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2016

The lunch was one of the best I have ever enjoyed in London. The menu and wine list are thoughtfully compiled, the setting handsome and without affectation, the service unobtrusive and excellent; we will return time and again.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 25 May 2016

Loved Boulestin and so did my fellow diners who can be picky! Superb and elegant food, the turbot was divine, as was the fish soup, asparagus risotto and the Iberico pork. Not cheap but you get what you pay for and this is a lovely restaurant who know what they are doing.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on 14 May 2016

Our first visit to the Boulestin and we were delighted. We chose to have the tasting menu with accompanying wines and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The presentation of the meals was excellent, and food of excellent quality. Service was attentive without being intrusive. It was relatively quiet for a Saturday evening but that didn't detract from an enjoyable evening. Happy to endorse.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 May 2016

This is a delightful restaurant in the heart of St James's that always delivers delicious seasonal food cooked well. If you like French food you'll love this place. The service is also excellent, my request to change table was quickly handled and does with charm. I will visit again soon.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2016

I love the welcome, the elegance, the style, the simplicity, the food, the drinks, the presentation, the ingredients - it gives me e feel good factor. I can comfortably go on my own when I need a nourishing snack break from the office, I adore the breakfasts, and it is a great place to meet for lunch and early supper with my partner who loves it there too or with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2016

after a visit to the Royal Academy at a very busy exhibition it was very pleasant to spend some quality time at Le Boulestin. Food, service and general ambience hit the spot for my wife and me.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 29 February 2016

I go to Boulestin regularly for breakfast, coffees and lunches as it is nearby my office.
The food is delicious, the staff very friendly and the atmosphere bright and relaxed.
This truly is a local favourite for me and I love the home made madeleines they serve with coffee.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2016

Lovely restaurant which is particularly good value and location for a breakfast meeting. The menu selection is extensive, portion size is big and there are enough other conversations happening that there is a low level buzz to provide privacy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 22 January 2016

Brunch was flawless. Amazing food and perfect ambience. Good service too. Looking forward to go back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2016

We ordered the duck confit from the set meal which was one of the best I have ever tasted. The service was impeccable too and very friendly. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2015

Highly recommend having breakfast here

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 December 2015

Venison and the black pudding were delicious.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 December 2015

Boulestin is such a lovely little place, on a warm and sunny day the courtyard is unbeatable, on a rainy day it is just charming and cozy - but always stylish! The food is wonderful classic French food; and the staff is lovely and always happy to cater for specific food allergies.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 26 November 2015

My friends and I now regularly visit the Boulestin and it seems to get better every time. The staff are delightful and the food is exceptional. Whilst we usually opt for the fixed priced menu because it is such good value, we chose from the a la carte last week and we all remarked on how delicious our meal was. It was our 'Christmas get together' and did not disappoint. The ambience is always warm and friendly, one of the party said it was like coming home. We shall not be able to visit again until the Spring, but we shall definitely be returning then!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2015

A wonderful elegant addition to the London restaurant scene, the service was impeccable & accommodating and the food excellent - in particular the classic fish soup. Sometimes I get tired of establishments owned by the large corporate groups, as they do all feel the same. I could tell this place was independent and run by a passionate restaurateur, not an accountant, who does justice do the 'Boulestin' name. The original restaurant I remember dearly.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 23 October 2015

Just adore this restaurant

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 10 September 2015

This was our second visit and won't be our last. The food was absolutely delicious and the ambience lovely. The service was impeccable and the manager/maitre d'hotel was friendly and attentive without being familiar. Situated in the heart of St. James's this restaurant meets all our criteria. A memorable evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 August 2015

Peaceful place with a lovely terrace, charming service and great food. A true classic!

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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2015

Excellent food, ambience, and service! Will try and make it a regular occurrence.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 11 July 2015

Excellent restaurant, with delicious food and attentive staff. Definitely one to re-visit.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 9 July 2015

I entertained two clients at a business lunch at Boulestin. We had a marvelous outdoor table. The staff were attentive but discreet, and the food was delicious. The wine list was a bit on the pricey side, however, so a few budget options would have been appreciated. Overall a really memorable lunch!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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