Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project

3.8
424 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project offers a seafood, skewers and sharing menu. Our Glass Orangery protects against the elements but retains the fantastic views, allowing you to drink and eat all year-round. The Robata grill dominates the open kitchen serving a menu of sharing dishes and freshly grilled meat, fish and vegetables skewers reminiscent of a Mediterranean Summer BBQ.

A full dining menu is available, along with late night bar and DJ, at TraTra restaurant located on the lower ground floor.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Dining from our seafood, skewers and sharing menu, Boundary Rooftop takes bookings Monday to Sunday 12.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.45pm. However, walk-in's are welcome throughout the day from 12.00pm-11.00pm for both food and drinks, subject to availability.

Please be aware that all reservations are made for lunch or dinner only within the indoor Orangery on the Rooftop, outdoor tables or tables for drinks/bar snacks are available on a walk-in basis only, subject to availability.

If you have been unsuccessful in making a reservation please call us on +44 207729 1051 to check availability or speak to our events team regarding booking for groups of 7 or more.
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Phone number
020 7729 1051 x1
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Contact
Sharif Ahmed: 020 7729 1051
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Parking Details

Car Parking
There is metered parking on the following streets:
Boundary Street
Redchurch Street
Redchurch Street
The nearest car park is a Euro Car
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Public Transit

Trains:
-Shoreditch High Street - Overground (5min walk)
-Liverpool Street Station - Underground (10min walk)
-Old Street Station - Underground (15-20min walk)

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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 424 People Are Saying
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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and very cosy
The service is really good

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This rooftop is amazingly prepared for London's weather, featuring heating and covered areas, meaning you can go any time if the year. However food is a bit overpriced, so I'd skip it and just get the drinks instead

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was disappointing - sea bass was salty and over cooked and not a generous/succulent portion.

Staff were inattentive even though it wasn’t busy.

Outdoor drinking section of rooftop is much prettier than the dining glass covered part.

I’d come back but only for drinks in the outdoor part which looks beautiful.

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EC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place to have a drink on a sunny day/evening.
Good cocktails but was not amazed by the food

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RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Had the deluxe fruits de mer platter for two. Overall good value at £20 a head. One of the shrimps was wildly overcooked and there was sand in a lot of the mussels and clams so could have used a bit more attention to detail. The house Pimm's was good, the passionfruit was a nice touch. Service was a little slow but its a great place to eat rain or shine!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Only positive thing I can say is that the wine was good. Besides that, the food was overpriced and just not really good. Half of my tuna skewers were under cooked, other half was super dry. Everything was really salty. Overall a bit of a disappointment

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JC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very desapointed about the quality of the food and the quantity, the

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AH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Being with my sister on my birthday was a 5 star experience, unfortunately this venue is one that I will be avoiding in the future. £6 for a half of peroni?? The food quality reminded me of Iceland’s frozen seafood range. Very ropey

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Came here a year ago and despite the hefty price for food that is pleasant but not particularly memorable, I didn’t mind too much as the view is lovely and the service was okay.

However, I went this week on a Wednesday... had dinner, bottle of wine followed by a cocktail (which would have been further drinks, had the service been better) and my friend and I literally felt like asking for a drink was a burden. The service was terrible... food was average and very pricey. In the end we decided to head off to another spot for further cocktails. Such a shame as such a great spot. Doubtful that I’ll go back now.

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c
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

In the past this was a brilliant location and a hidden gem. It has changed management and is now awful. Manager was rude and everything that was good about it has now made it unpleasant. It used to be a restaurant with attached bar, it is now clear they are more interested in bar customers than they are their restaurant customers.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Found a hair in my food, no replacement, no apologies and nothing offered or taken off the bill. Took 20min to get our drinks, many tables were complaining around us.
When finally getting the attention of the waiter he left mid order to a table who was calling him saying I’ll come back.... it was a mess, clearly short staffed and staff looked scruffy and overworked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday lunch

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HC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We booked boundary rooftop for an evening meal during our trip to London. We unfortunately had problems with our Uber which made us late however we rang beforehand apologising and were assured it wasn’t a problem. When we arrived the gentleman who I presume was the manger was very rude towards us, rushing us in and told us to order quickly before the kitchen closed. The service was very much like a fast food type and almost like a conveyor belt of dishing our meals and taking each course away quickly without asking how the food was.

As soon as we finished our food we were presented with the bill and not offered any further drinks.

I was looking forward to it as the restaurant had come highly recommended but I don’t think I would return.

The rooftop was not busy when we arrived with many empty tables and yet we were refused our request to sit there.

The only good thing was the food which was delicious and nicely presented.

Perhaps there could have been a warmer welcome on arrival as this immediately formed my opinion of the overall service which unfortunately was very average.

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EC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great venue. Like the bbq concept. Always delivers. Bit of poor communication with the girl at the door around availability at the bar for a drink pre dinner but otherwise all very good.

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Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was mediocre. Rooftop was pleasant, but too busy and crowded.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived at the terrace to find that the area we were supposed to be dining in had been taken over for a party. When I showed the waitress the reservation through open table she shrugged her shoulders and said it would have been better to book direct. No apology was offered. I can understand that commercially it might have made sense to take the larger booking, but they didn’t even bother to contact me to explain the reservation had been cancelled. Very poor approach to customers that caused me embarrassment and I certainly won’t risk a reoccurrence.

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A
London
69 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Boundary Rooftop at The Boundary Project is a great rooftop option for drinks or a meal. They have an informal BBQ menu that is quite pricy but tasty. The service was a little on the slow side, and don't bother asking for a jug of tap water - it's just not an option regardless of whatever else you order. They will only ration you with mini glasses. Otherwise enjoyed the experience.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Booked for the location and view, then read previous reviews of The Boundary and became very apprehensive that poor service and bad food would completely ruin this surprise birthday dinner - pleased to say this wasn't the case at all. We were very well looked after, served at nicely timed intervals and the food was lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was very overpriced and overrated, the wine was warm, and service, was not great! The views were beautiful and the venue is stunning, but have to say I wouldn’t go back!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Lovely to be on a rooftop in Shoreditch but oh boy was the service bad. 20 mins to take my drink order then he forgot it - time elapsed from sitting to drinking - 40 mins. Time elapsed from sitting to eating 1 hr 5 mins. Time elapsed from being ready to pay bill to actually paying: 10 mins. They gave us some free sides and took the service off for our troubles. But I for sure won’t be going back. Sad!

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ML
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

Lovely views. Slightly dissappointed with the food. Nothing special or memorable. Took ages to get the waiters attention to pay the bill. I just expected more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Amazing outside space which is why we went. If you book a table in advance you cannot sit outside which I though, you have to sit under the roof section. Outside was packed and only three tables full in the roof section so we ended up felling like everyone outside was at a party we were not invited to.....service was terrible, so slow, huge gaps between ordering and receiving. We paid £100 for a main course and some mock-tails. Could not believe the size of the bill for what we had. Terrible value for money. It is simply not worth going to the outside space, even if you are allowed to sit out there that is.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

- Long wait
- Cold food when it eventually arrived
- Nice place for drinks only, wouldn’t recommend for dining.

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WB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff , lovely atmosphere, great food. Highly recommended

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I can’t think of a better place to spend a relaxed sunny evening in central London.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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H
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was cold, burnt and undercooked in certain places. Price incommensurate with quality.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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D
London
35 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

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.

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YB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! All cooked so well. We mainly had fish. The service was great, very lovely girl and very helpful. Such a lovely vibe up there, recommended as one of shoreditchs best rooftops

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i
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

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IR
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Location beautiful rooftop bar & terrace! But service was awful, very slow & disorganised with waiters forgetting drinks/orders. Food was very expensive & not the best.

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GD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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!

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