Boulevard Brasserie

4.4
9379 reviews
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Contemporary French
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Boulevard Brasserie is one of Covent Garden’s most iconic restaurants fixtures. Serving heart-warming French classics since 1991, this grande dame of brasseries is the perfect place to soak up Covent Garden's unique cultural heritage.

Set over three intimate floors with views of the Royal Opera House and décor reminiscent of 1920’s art nouveau Europe, Boulevard Brasserie echoes a true sense of Parisian style in London’s own Theatreland.

The restaurant and café offers a selection of carefully curated menus founded on seasonality, freshness and flavour. Guests can choose from our popular Lunch and Pre-Theatre Menu, Light Lunches, Dinner Menu all serving Parisian classics such as French Onion Soup, Moules Marinière & frites, Croque Monsieur, Coq au vin, Crème Brûlée and our much-loved Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu.

Private Dining

Boulevard Brasserie is an ideal venue for groups of any size and we are able to offer many options depending on the size of your party and type of celebration. The restaurant is set over 3 floors, each floor equipped with a private bar as well as it's dining and reception space facility.

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Special Offers

3 course roast a glass of house wine/bloody Mary £20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: from a Sunday Roast menu. Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:45

50% off food

Get 50 % off your food only from a la carte menu. Min 2 courses per guests ( starter & main or main & dessert ). Maximum 6 diners.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service. Get 50 % off your food only from a la carte menu. Min 2 courses per guests ( starter & main or main & dessert ). Maximum 6 diners.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Sun-Wed 12:00-22:30
Thu 12:00-16:00 20:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-16:00 19:45-23:45
Sat 19:45-23:45

3 courses & a kir royale: £25

Get 3 course set menu with a kir royale for £25. Offer applies to the set menu .

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Fri-Sat 19:45-23:45

2 courses & a kir royale: £20

Get 2 course set menu (starter and main course) with a kir royale for £20. Offer applies to the set menu .

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:45
Fri-Sat 12:00-16:45

What 9379 People Are Saying
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E
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good value. Would definitely recommend

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another enjoyable evening! This time with friends on their first visit. Lovely food (fish soup as good as ever!); great service in a lovely continental ambiance. We will be back!!
Thanks again.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting London as part of our anniversary celebrations, and so I looked for a restaurant in Covent Garden that we could have lunch.
We were not disappointed with our choice.
Upon arrival we were seated swiftly and treated to a complimentary prosecco to say Happy Anniversary!
The food was superb, portions were a good size, not so huge that you had to roll out, but big enough to fill you up!
Service was exceptional, and they were really busy with it being Easter Sunday.
We will definitely be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant. Good location. Tasty food and a great selection!

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8
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was very average, but the service struck a uninterested note throughout. When comparing the restaurant with similar, it simply is not as good as the competitors.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was lovely - however, the interior design is not that great and looks a bit cheap comparing to the actual price level of food. Chairs are very uncomfortable as well.

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PT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value food and drinks. Service very good. Staff polite and friendly.

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RA
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food great service and excellent value for money. A bit cosy inside

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JK
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Consistently good food very convenient to pre-theater dining. Highly recommended.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at the restaurant and we were so impressed. Great ambience and very relaxed atmosphere - we forgot that we were in the heart of Covent Garden! The food and service were excellent.

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor quality food preparation and very expensive..

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I
Cumbria
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great friendly, attentive service. Moules and frites shared as a starter for 2, delish. Beef bourguinon with mash just as good as last time I had it. Creme brûlée was perfect. Eton mess was enormous.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and lovely service for a lunch ! I will recommend my friends...

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JA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, gorgeous food and great value for money

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MR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extensive menu, good choice of wines and excellent service. We were not rushed at all and had the table as long as we wanted. A friendly atmosphere and pleasant staff.

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DB
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Called for a pre-theatre meal. Reception and all serving staff very pleasant and efficient. Good menu and food was tasty, well prepared and presented. Not too noisy even though room was full.

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OT
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reliable, old-fashioned brasserie. Very pleasant hardworking waitress. Good value with offers.

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TR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice that a traditional French brasserie has a range of vegan dishes. My partner is vegan and I am very definitely not, so it is good to have somewhere we can both eat well. The staff are always charming and efficient. There is background music, unfortunately, but it isn't too obtrusive, and one can converse without shouting. Good wine list. Capably executed classic dishes. A minus mark for putting cheese in their gratin dauphinois (or so it seemed) but otherwise good solid cooking.

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here before a show and the a la carte menu was quite varied and we chose from this and all the food was delicious and just perfect .. the service was superb with 2 or 3 staff looking after us ... this is very near where I work and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone .. value for money too ... thank you .... Luke

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MD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and welcoming, I cannot fault anything and I shall be back there again as soon as I can.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was wonderful, and was an absolute steal with a 50% off offer. However, the service was awful—it took us over an hour to get our food, we had to flag the sever down at every step of the way, and we had to ask them to apply the promo to the bill. Excellent food and ambiance, but don’t go if you’re hungry. It wasn’t even especially busy!

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service in a busy central location I had the tuna steak with green beans that was lovely

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, nice ambience, very pleasant pre theatre meal with my wife. Staff were attentive and the French onion soup was excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting with old friends

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i
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Courteous staff, good prompt service. Food was appreciated.

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s
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambience, good food , feels french but good veggie choices

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Really a pre-theatre restaurant - extremely busy at 6pm and empty by 8.30pm. We were the only people sitting on the first floor when we left at 10pm. Good variety of traditional French bistro options on the set menu. Quality of food was just OK, not terrible but nothing special either. Goats cheese salad was overdressed and soggy, minute steak over cooked for my liking and chocolate cake delicious but so rich and such a huge portion neither of us could finish it.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of four all enjoyed the food, drinks, and attentive service. The set menu gave sufficient choice for everyone and the inclusion of a Kir Royale made it special. We will definitely recommend Boulevard Brasserie to our friends and will return when we are next in the area.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fast, efficient and friendly service. Food was fantastic and the theatre menu had lots of variety.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a 6pm table booked for post theatre meal. Nice appointed table on first floor a bit squashed as the waitress had trouble getting past chair to next table. Waitress very attentive, lovely drinks and meal although a bit noisy.

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HA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is in a fantastic location, the service was very good and the staff were friendly. The food was delicious. Two of us opted for the Chef's Special Plaice in Garlic Butter and it was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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a
Kent
61 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really cosy atmosphere. Really traditional french food on the menu, include dessert. We had late lunch, so some other customers are enjoying Afternoon tea, which was also very attractive (and reasonable, too). We had very nice time there, thank you!

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p
London
42 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a weekday lunchtime this place was very busy and deservedly so. Everything about it is so good if you are looking for an authentic French Brasserie experience in London. And location wise it is ideal whether you are a tourist or not. Highly recommended.

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JS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had lunch here prior to a matinee and it was great. It was my birthday and the waitress could not have been lovelier, we all had a complimentary glass of Prosecco and a candle in my desert. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was good value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice meal. Great service.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly efficient service with good ambience. I would recommend it a friend.

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GG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I've been to Boulevard Brasserie, the staff are always polite and open and welcoming, courteous, attentive and kind. I think it's a hard thing to find in London, a mid-level cost restaurant, right in the centre of the West End and theatre district which delivers on each element. Normally the food is atrocious and you're rushed through your meal. Never here.

I have to say, the one thing that keeps me coming back, is not just the location, price or staff, it's the food. Everything tastes homemade, for example the pate they serve is definitely homemade, not just a wedge of bought in stock. I had the pleasure of a Sunday roast for Mother's Day and what a gem.

I took my mother, who has eaten around the world, worked in hotels, is not easily pleased. The one thing she does before a meal is check if the plate is warmed, I thought this was a bit pedantic, old school, but from talking to friends I was surprised to hear this should always be happening. It is that attention to detail which Boulevard Brasserie has, and congrats to them.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a last minute mother’s day/ birthday lunch. Our waitress - I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name - was super helpful and efficient. The food was lovely and priced just right. This was our second visit and i’m sure we’ll be going back again

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HA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining here it’s our favourite restaurant and we always dine here whenever we are in London , the service and food are always first class.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ideal for a pre-theatre. Portion size and flavohr was good.

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