Friendly staff , lovely atmosphere, great food. Highly recommended
I can’t think of a better place to spend a relaxed sunny evening in central London.
Very cool but relaxed bar. Lovely lunch in the Orangery. Attentive staff. They have managed to get the formula completely right here. Will definitely be going back.
Took a client for lunch in the upstairs restaurant. Food was pretty much the worse I have ever had in that sort of establishment. Scallop and bacon skewer with apples and lettuce salad was really poor. At £26 it was a total rip-off. I left the scallops yet not one waitress asked if my meal was okay. They were very poor and again at the prices they charge for relatively small dishes you should expect good service. I would never take a client there again, unless it was for drinks on the roof terrace as that space is lovely.
When paying, I asked to pay the subtotal by card and wanted to leave a cash tip for the service at our desgression despite it already being included as a set amount in the overall total already. Once the card payment had been made the waiter stood there and pointed at the dish and said he was waiting for the tip. I assured him that we would leave a tip that we wanted to give before we left as we still had our drinks to finished. For the next 15 minutes his eyes were fixed on the tip plate every time he came near and his behaviour felt very pressuring which is not how it should be. It ruined a fairly good experience at the restaurant. Being intimidated or forced into paying a tip is not what I expect when dining. I was willing before that incident to pay the whole amount even though the servers made a few mistakes and forgot a few requests throughout the evening.
The food was cold, burnt and undercooked in certain places. Price incommensurate with quality.
I came here with a friend from out of town as I had been before and thought it would be the perfect place. Our table was almost in the centre of the walkway which was very disappointing. There was no introduction from the waitress, who looked very casual so I wasn’t sure that she was even the waitress. The food was very standard for the price. I had the roasted vegetable skewer which came with a salad and my friend had the chicken skewer and that came with no salad, we had to ask if we could order more drinks and our aperol spritz came in a small juice glass with no slice or orange and generally it felt very disappointing as it didn’t feel as special as I had remembered. Needless to say I won’t be going there again, it definitely feels like a shoreditch has been with many other places in the area taking over for great food and great service.
Trendy son took me out to lunch for a catch-up. We had the seafood platter. Nice to share and the rest of the menu was interesting. Desert lemon tart was definitely homemade. Good strong Aperol spritz. Also had a meet up with friends there before the Stones concert, good cocktails out on the terrace to get us in the mood. Recommended - however its the only place I have been to recently in Hoxton!
This is always a super good choice both for food and atmosphere. If you pick the right evening, having a drink on the terrace is the best starter.
Oysters were fine (couldn't really mess those up), but everything else very poor: waiters and waitresses under-trained, couldn't answer questions about food and wine and generally chaotic; food arrived more than 10 minutes before the wine - had to aske for the wine more than 3 times before it arrived; white wine was warm; food very disappointing. There are so many good restaurants in the area, do not waste your time and money.
I've choose this location to celebrate my anniversary and I've not been disappointed at all! Starting from the reservation over the phone with this super helpful guy who directed me to the best way to enjoy my experience at the rooftoop! On the day we were running late and called to advise them but without answer, however we quickly changed the time on OT.
Once arrived at the froont door they were aware of our changed slot time and they directed us to the elevator to the rooftop. The receptionist who greeted us has been super helpful and after our request to be seated outside, did her best to accomodate us in a perfect spot for our anniversary! The waitresses who served us were attentive but not intrusive, which made our experience even better! The prices are high but in the average, considering the location and the venue! We will come back for sure!
Overall we had a good time and I would come back, but there were some things that could be improved.
We arrived 20mins earlier than our booking and asked if we could have a drink in the meantime, the girl at the door downstairs literally rolled her eyes at us, and then called upstairs and made us a gesture to go on. It was just rude and unnecessary.
Upstairs staff were nicer, even if they had no track of our booking made from opentable they found us a table in the restaurant.
Cocktails were good, wine was alright too.
The seafood platter were advertised as 50% off through opentable and we enquired about it but they said that's not a current offer. Nevertheless they offered a discount if we ordered it so it was nice of them.
The seafood was just alright. Crab and lobster were good. The prawns were old and chewy and didn't taste right so we left them.
I guess that on Sunday the seafood is not so fresh anymore so I wouldn't recommend paying the full price for the pllater.
The octopus with chorizo was delicious, I would go back just to eat that.
The staff was nice and checked on us multiple times, however when we asked for dessert they told us the kitchen had closed in the meantime.
I was annoyed that we were not told so when it was happening, we would have appreciated the "just so you know the kitchen will close in 5 minutes so if you want to place any last order..." message. We were celebrating a special occasion and left room for dessert.
Rooftop dining? Yes. But the roof isn’t high enough to have a proper view. That being said, the restaurant relies on its views rather than its food to impress their guests and both fall short. We had the chicken tzatziki which was decent but looked somewhat pale and undercooked and the Bavette skewers which were essentially unseasoned chunks of beef with little flavor. London is competitive with its rooftop spots so you would think they would push to be competitive but sadly not. Staff was ok.
Location beautiful rooftop bar & terrace! But service was awful, very slow & disorganised with waiters forgetting drinks/orders. Food was very expensive & not the best.
This looks like it could have a lot of potential - a really nice outdoors venue in the heart of Shoreditch. But would never go again. The food was mediocre at best and the Service appalling. Took ages to take our order. Then while we were still eating the main course a server came to take away our plates. There were no signs that we were finished - and the waiter then just hovered over the table to force my guest to Eat Up. And this was not because they wanted the table. The restaurant was empty and we gave up on coffee and dessert after being ignored for the best part of half an hour, after the rush to snatch our plates away.
Service was a bit slow, although everyone was very friendly! We had the seafood platter: the seafood was superfresh and yummy. The view was amazing and would definitely suggest it either for a date, a relaxed day with friends, or some nighttime ambience! Overall, really good value for money - I aim to go back!
The view is lovely but disappointing food. Better for a drink only
Went to this resturant for seafood and it definitly has these options. Would definitly reccommend for a sunny day! Great atmopshere.
Food was excellent service a bit patchy when busy they dont take Amex cards so be warned
My first time at the Boundary Rooftop but I might come back just for a drink. Such a pitty as the place is very cosy and enjoyable.
When you are happy and you enjoy your meal from the start to the end, I don't mind paying a reasonable good price, but horrible food and awful presentation . The only good thing was the house red wine. At the end of our dinner I was approached by the waiter asking us how was it! I told him the true. I saw him telling the manager of our discomfort and the irony was that instead of him coming to us an apologise, he just laugh and ignored us completely from that moment. 😠😠😞😞😡😡
Very disappointed. 😑😑😐😐
Boasting to be a seafood restaurant, they had no seafood on offer that day! Poor food quality, all meat was undercooked and generally just very plain (in a bad way) and uneventful dishes with very little added value, especially considering their prices. Also the wine was pretty average. The service was very slow and inexperienced. Yet, what you really pay for is the view..would recommend for drinks, certainly not the food.
Coming in we had a reservation for 21:30 the hostess told us the kitchen was closed, after we told her we had a reservation she told us it was fine so then the kitchen was not closed.
We ordered bread but the waitress told us it was out, 15 minutes later we saw a newly arrived table getting bread. When we ordered our food 4 out of the 6 sides on the menu where out. We ordered food and after 10 minutes the waitress told us if we wanted anything else from the kitchen next to the food we ordered we should order now because the kitchen was closing. So we then ordered dessert before we had anything yet en there were only two desserts left. There was a lot more but let's leave it at this. All 'n all a very poor experience.
It was a hot day and we were placed at a table directly under the sun. It was impossible to eat whilst being burnt by the sun. The waiting staff were indifferent to our comments, lacked inspiration to find solutions and were clearly hot and could not be bothered. For £100 a head I expect a better service.
Great lunch , relaxing drink in bar area first and then sat in covered area for lunch ( which was perfect as it was too hot in open area!)
Food better than I expected and service pretty good also.
Would definitely return.
Poor service and mediocre food - trading on location and really just a trendy roof top bar
It being my first visit and after reading a few reviews I noticed that the setting was nice however the food seemed overpriced. Service at first was pretty slow, there usually was a group of waiters laughing and not being attentive to the customer. However over time they began to pay attention to my table.
It took 20 mins to order a drink and another 10 mins to bring a bottle of beer to me.
A note for the future, if you are paying so much for food and service you would expect it.
Overall a very nice location and the atmosphere was nice but the staff need some more training on customer service.
Amazing view, great place, and good service....food very tasty, very good environment.
Good atmosphere but overpriced food
The Boundary Rooftop has sadly become a place that once served justifiably expensive food & drinks but has now dropped in quality & value significantly, clearly aware that it's a sought-after spot with no shortage of customers. Sadly this seems to be a trend in London restaurants, establish a customer base then drop the quality in both food & service.
The food is average at best & it's clear that you're paying for the view. If you're not too worried about food & just fancy a few drinks with a view then it's fine.
Frustratingly I found the staff didn't know their menu very well at all. It's not a particularly big menu so there's no excuse really. I made two identical drinks orders during lunch & received two different drinks, despite using the same waitress.
Overall I was disappointed as my previous visits were far better.
In addition to the above, plastic straws are a plague on our oceans & planet in general & many establishments have made big steps to significantly reduce their single-use plastics, so if you could move to paper straws & not plonk a plastic straw in every drink despite me saying "no straw" that would be a good move.
Lovely venue but appalling meal, no seasoning or sauce. Nothing other than just halloumi on red pepper with a leaf salad.. same for my friends who ordered other things. The food was basic yet very pricey for what it was. Service was appalling, hard to get attention from staff to even get a menu and we were sitting next to the till.
Very relaxed atmosphere with a nice trendy vibe and great cocktails! Lovely food and very attentive waitress.
Food was very nice but totally let down by the horrendous service. Food took hours to come. Nobody seemed to be paying attention at all and when the table next to us complained, the waitress rolled her eyes at me. They didn’t tell us they had stopped serving until we ordered dessert and we were refused. We eventually got a small dessert after complaining about not being informed. The price was far too high for the complete lack of service we received. It was such a shame because the setting is lovely and the food was actually really delicious.
had a wonderful lunch at the rooftop the sun was out we had good food, lovely wine, the service was very friendly even it was a very bussy friday
Delicious food, service was really slow. The food was so tasty and it’s on a roof so it is almost worth the wait!
Amazing as always , food always on point , especially the seafoood never fails
Great ambience and good service although not a real range of cocktail choice as they were predominantly gin or rum based - still delicious but maybe some bourbon based cocktails would be a good addition.
I'd definitely come back. Great rooftop bar.
I would go back againg maybe for a drink.Food overpriced for what you get and expect it to be very noisy.
I went to the restaurant exactly 1 year ago (anniversary dinner) and the menu was the same and the ambiance was next to none.
Customer service needs to be improved drastically. Told contrasting information about the food 3 times over a dish, about whether or not a dish had meat and what type of meat. 1 waiter - vegetarian platter no meat, 2nd waiter- it has ham, 3rd waiter- it's mixed with everything... their knowledge is atrocious. Most items were not available on the menu. Apart from the view it is not worth the price or the service