Boulters Restaurant & Bar

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , a very pleasant and cheerful . Will definitely go again .

M
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boulters is our local restaurant and we love it! Fab location, friendly staff and great food.

Breakfasts are good too, love the 80s music!

WJ
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a lovely location and we had an amazing view of the river. The food was delicious, and an error in the order was rectified very quickly. There was a good choice of both main courses and dessert - we didn’t indulge in a starter - the staff were friendly and helpful, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable family Sunday lunch.

PJ
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a couple of drinks at the bar before taking our table for Sunday lunch .
Both ordered lamb roast dinner from the specials board , well nice.
Washed down with Chenin Blanc.
A very good ambience was had also very good service, would return and recommend.

R
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very accommodating. Gave us a window table and my American friend was most impressed. Good ambience, good food and helpful staff.

AL
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent day to enjoy our food with the view of the river - the special today of steak was excellent. Highly recommended!

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shame on the paper napkins. With this kind of service you should have linen or cotton please!

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we took my daughter here for her birthday, We had an amazing lunch in every way.

KP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. Food and choices excellent. Lovely location and pleasant serving staff

CR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good and the staff very accommodating as they originally placed us on a table near a large party (noisy) but moved us near the window upon request.

The restaurant was rather noisy as the bar is directly above - much quieter during the week.

Good choice of menu and the service was quick and efficient and friendly.

Parking is a problem as the restaurant is by the Thames and very busy. There is a Pay and Display not too far away.

JD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. I would strongly advise the 28 day aged steak! My partner had the Merrifield Duck and loved it too.

The staff were extremely friendly. They did not pester us every 5 minutes but we're quick to react if they saw we needed something.

100% will be going again soon.

ER
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, excellent food and very efficient service. One of my favourite places to eat.

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service, setting and food were all very, very good.

DL
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While it was the busiest Monday with almost all tables taken the standard of service, was firstly class and the food was of the usual high standard.
I am looking forward to my next visit.

LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a beautiful location on the Thames - you look down the river from the restaurant, not just across the river at the other bank. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food is excellent.

RG
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yes absolutely. The setting is lovely, although pot luck if you get a table by the window. Whole experience a pleasure.

AS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Superb brunch food and really nice coffee. Thank you.

s
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent location. Great fixed price lunch £21.00.

JM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch on a Monday for a wedding anniversary, the service was exceptional, food great, view on the thames river fantastic.
I would definitely recommend going there weekday lunch to avoid the crowd

F
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a rainy day the views down the Thames are great. Food and service as excellent as always and very good value too

KS
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, even better that Beau the dog could join us too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing and scenic , lovely staff , friendly and attentive
Would be going back many more times
Had the most relaxing afternoon there in the terrace

JE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Setting and food was very nice , the terrace menu was rather limited.
Service wasn’t great had to keep getting up to get menu. Ask questions etc.

AL
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent view of the Thames River, food and service were very good. Limited parking for those driving. Highly recommended!

t
London
68 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure dining at Boulters. Lovely food and venue. Chocolate fondant was a bit of a let down

SL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surroundings, efficient polite staff. Delicious food.

US
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not great children choices and had run out of bread! Ha to wait for ages for bill as no staff about!

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been back to this restaurant for 25 years as it went downhill. What a wonderful surprise last week to see it had been refurbished to a good standard and the food and service plus the view was very good. Will definitely return.

F
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely setting on the river. Food was very nice, served on warm plates which is something I was pleased to see, so many places put hot food on cold plates. why??!!

M
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

service was very friendly and quick, food was a real let down unfortunately

JM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Starter came with large amount of rocket main was Samon fish cake came alone with
Large amount of rocket, next day checked Bill they had charged for 2 bottles water we only had one,feel they need too look at the food they are serving what they are serving it with.

SR
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I asked for a £9.50 gin and tonic. The barman asked me if I wanted a single or double. I chose a single. I was then gobsmacked when he said in a very unapologetic tone, "I'll have to charge you an extra £1.75 for the tonic if you have a single." No explanation, no hint of embarrassment, just matter of fact. Needless to say I chose the double. The fried fish was over-cooked with crunchy batter. Not a great experience, but the views are lovely. Hopefully just an off-day.

s
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First visit - had to ask for drinks order to be taken... starters all ok, mains - 4 had burgers were not well done and were barely warm - other dishes nice... puddings all ok.... staff apologised for burgers and offered to fix....
amazing setting and would return for a second chance...

HD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was nice but it was a bit frustrating to have some confusion about the place of booking (bar area or restaurant). One member of staff said that no bookings are taken for the bar area (this was what I had booked on open table) and another one said that we were late for our table after drinks in the bar. Some training for staff seems useful.

EL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambience is great and views are spectacular. The waiters are pleasant but attention a bit lacking. The choice of food is very limited and not in line with what could be expected from a restaurant in such a prime location.

EF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love to lunch here- plenty of choice and some starters can be made up to a main course
Perfect sizes for 3 course lunch-- we have already re booked!

SK
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice & lovely food & presentation. Def go back! Views fantastic too. Service little slow - but we werent in a rush

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent my friend and I have been regulars for years. Chef now doen't want to serve anything that isn't on the menu which is shame as we always loved to have garlic mushrooms and spinach with our stake and chips. Sadly as neither are on the menu chef declined to serve even though we suspect there might be some in the kitchen. It's those little extras that regulars love.

AS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Have been to Boulters a number of times before as it's a good place to stop on the river and always had good food and service. On Sunday we went with our son for Sunday lunch and it was very disappointing. The crab salad starter was fine, tasty, fresh and well presented. My wife and I had the roast lamb and the meat was terrible, full of fat and gristle, there wasn't a mouthful when we didn't have to spit something out. My son had the fish and chips which was OK, but the fish was tasteless and didn't seem very fresh.

We sent the lamb back and decided to order the roast beef instead, we were asked how we wanted it cooked and we ordered one medium and one medium rare. It arrived quickly, but the meat was well done and tasted like it had been sitting there for a while, reminded me of school dinners. Having been asked how we wanted it cooked I would have expected to be at least a little bit pink and both were exactly the same.

I did complain again, but we didn't send it back as I just wanted to get on with my lunch. Service was OK, but would have expected some sort of discount off the bill as it spoilt our day a bit. Not sure we will go again.

MO
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

After waiting about an hour or more the food was delivered COLD and badly cooked my wife asked for well done and it was rare just one small slice and the poorest quality meat the same with the pork

The manager offered to recook but we were beyond eating at 3.30 or 4pm and she said there was no charge for the soups etc

The manager said she would send an email to Mr Abbey offering a return visit for the 4 of us as guests of the restaurant - Not received