Boulevard Brasserie

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£25 and under
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Contemporary French

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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.
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vipJohn
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The "Winter Casserole" (duck confit & lentils) is simply Delicious. I had it for lunch, then since we were only visiting London, I had the same for the late dinner. One of the staff explained a similar summer dish will become available soon. Will need to make a return trip from the USA!

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shirleyw
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pleasant staff. Nice restaurant, helpful waitress. Didn’t need to tell them about our 50% off as they were Already aware. Nice starters, but not very big portions. Main however was plentiful. Daughters fillet steak was amazing and I would highly recommend the beef bourgignon, near melted in the mouth. Loved that the beet veg etc all came in separate dishes. Little disappointed with the dessert that us served much more professionally at my local harvester! I had Eaton Mess and unfortunately the bowl it was served in was too small so it was indeed a mess! Presentation was nit good. My daughter had a chocolate cake and whilst the cake itself was good the fact that it was sitting in berries and had berries on the top, which she hates, meant she k my are a little bit if it. It is a little oeuvre but no more than you winks eciect fit central London. However would definitely return and would love to try one if their afternoon teas in the summertime.

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Sophb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, service and atmosphere! Our go to restaurant in London

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DavidD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food, we will definitely be back

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NeilZ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value pre-theatre supper and kir Royale. Lots of choice and excellent service.

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Topcat1
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely waiter who went the extra mile for my sister’s birthday.
Asked if we were seeing a show and were very prompt with service etc.

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DavidS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good solid restaurant with friendly staff and good deals on food or set menus. We liked the atmosphere, not trying too hard and doing the simple stuff well.

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ClareP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm friendly welcome the staff went over and above to make us feel welcome and the service was excellent. Food arrived in good time and was delicious. We had the a là Carte menu with 50% off main courses (if ordered 2 courses) fantastic value for money.
Highly recommend

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RobL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu great value lovely food and fab service perfect for pre theatre

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AmandaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on several occasions, Cannot speak highly enough of the food, staff and service. Took advantage of 50% off food, and enjoyed the chateaubriand which was to die for..

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pmafb
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all enjoyed our meal, friendly service, food was good and several good prix fixe menu choices

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vipJohnH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service a bit erratic food good. Very formulaic and rigid about adherence to open table special deals.

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Kenneth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal. Good food and service at a reasonable price.

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Gommer
London
49 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is consistently very good and my latest visit certainly confirmed that it is the best restaurant in the Covent Garden area . I cannot recommend enough.

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AA123
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, but the vegetarian roast ran out by 1pm. They did try to accommodate this with an alternative, however it was a bit of a random combination. Falafel with the trimmings 😂

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Liam
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When booking through Open Table you can get 50% off your food bill (min 2 courses).

This represents excellent value as the menu is reasonably priced anyway.

The restaurant is also in a good location close to Covent Garden.

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Tey21
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second visit to this restaurant! Excellent hearty DELICIOUS French fare, very very reasonably priced meal for central London standards, good selection of wine and attentive polite staffs.. what a gem ! No doubt, I will definitely return again!

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SamanthaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault the experience. It was just lovely. The staff are lovely as well.

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RachelN
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was very hot where we were downstairs. We had pre theatre dinner - it was ok, just didn’t feel great value. The waitress had trouble hearing because of the noise.

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vipjoshalex
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had lunch yesterday & was my 2nd visit & generally everything was excellent, I actually thought the food was better than my initial visit, my confit of duck leg was fantastic, also a nice touch at the end when bought a little birthday cake out for my friend's 60th.

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Danielle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was great and a decent portion size. The giant couscous in particular was really tasty. Great value for the location too. We were sat downstairs and there was a nice atmosphere, with candlelit tables.

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DanielE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and good value as we were offered 50% off, even on a Saturday night.
Really no need for background music as the table next to us were quite loud.

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SimonB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unpretentious French cooking with good service and a reasonably quiet and relaxed atmosphere. My seabass was perfectly cooked and the black olive dressing worked very well. Service was efficient.

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NIMSOB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Despite being in the theatre district and the majority of customers going to see a show, the food took a very long time to arrive. When it did finally come, we had to rush to get to the ballet on time. The mussels were overcooked, flavourless and chewy, the steak cold and bacon burger had no bacon. The staff were lovely but we will not visit again or recommend to others.

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JenH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hearty French fare. Nicely served - piping hot. For us great winter pre-show. 50% off food made good value. V nice & professional service.

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KevinJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It is our regular spot in central London for dinner whenever we're in town.

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dodo
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The 50% off food Open Table offer is good value at this unpretentious French restaurant in Covent Garden
The downstairs eating area was poorly lit and the service was erratic
Make sure to check the bill to ensure the discount has been applied

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Lorri
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good quality food with a range of food and prices available. Wine list was good and reasonable. Discount was very good so a very pleasant dining experience

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bbndb
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely polite and welcoming staff. My friend was going to be a little late so they found me a chair to sit and wait, offered me some water. The service was excellent, not rushed but not at all slow. The food was hot and delicious and excellent value for money. I will definitely be returning there again soon. Highly recommend for any occasion or just meeting friends.

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SuzetteA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Fair deals on dining. The service was great. The waiter was very nice, funny & polite.

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Boulevard Brasserie with a friend on a regular basis for over 20 years and have only once had a minor disappointment. I have recently been there with three of my work colleagues who wanted to go having heard me talk about it. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience - the food, standard of service, ambience and price. I will be back with my regular companion over the Easter holidays (I work in a school) for a couple of visits. I also have some friends visiting from New Zealand in May and they would like to go on my recommendation so we will be a party of four at the end of May. Always a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Doug
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, superb service and competitive prices - what's not to like!

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vipMidge
Hertfordshire
88 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Business lunch at the Boulevard. Been many times before and will continue to go.

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FionaB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice relaxing atmosphere. Not rushed. Easy to find

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vipSuRo7
London
115 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Boulevard Brasserie last Monday. The food was delicious and we each had a prosecco to drink. Using the 50% off the food offer (minimum of 2 courses) we thought the meal was very good value. The staff were attentive and allowed us to sit and catch up without rushing us. I've been several times over the years and will definitely return. I would recommend this restaurant especially with an offer.

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SophieG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, can't fault it. Amazing prestige set menu for great value and incredible food. Lovely welcoming staff, free glass of prosecco as celebrated an anniversary. 10/10 would recommend and go again!

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BeccyF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great pre theatre lunch, excellent food good service nice and cosy

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellente adresse, l'accueil était très chaleureux, le cadre agréable et la nourriture très bonne ! Nous avons passé un agréable moment !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4