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Boisdale of Bishopsgate

4.2
4.2
594 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European

Delicious Food - Live Music - Charismatic Decor

The clubby atmosphere, the excellent range of whiskies and fine cigars, the high-achieving British cooking, and the bubbling idiosyncrasies of the proprietor all blend brilliantly to make Boisdale a unique establishment. An outpost of the original Boisdale in Belgravia, the first floor is Alices Oys­ter Bar and Gallery, a new con­tem­po­rary gallery con­cept with London’s finest selec­tion of oys­ters, superb cock­tails, a bril­liant bar menu and an out­stand­ing wine list. The lower ground floor is our new Speakeasy Restau­rant with and exten­sive menu and live Jazz and Blues on Wednes­day – Sunday.
The modern British menu heavily features fresh shellfish and oysters, and all ingredients are sourced wherever possible from Scotland. Try starter of venison terrine with spiced kumquat marmalade, main course of Angus ribeye and pud of raspberry cranachan with 15 year old Dalwhinnie. And we can definitely recommend the haggis.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–23:00 Wed 16:00–00:00 Thu, Fri 16:00–00:30 Sat 17:00–00:30 Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    020 7283 1763

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Moore

  • Private party facilities

    The Piano Bar is a relaxing space with banquette and table seating. It offers an ideal location for a sit down lunch or dinner as well as canapé receptions and drinks parties. The McGonagall Room is tucked away in a corner of the main restaurant and can accommodate up to 44 guests on three long tables. The McGonagall Room, the Piano Bar and the Restaurant combined, can accommodate up to 110 guests for dinner parties during the week and at weekends. Please note that this room is not completley secluded from other diners. Please enquire about availability 020 7283 1763; info@boisdale-city.co.uk.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Jones: 020 7283 1763

  • Area

    Liverpool Street

  • Cross Street

    Liverpool Street Station

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Liverpool Street Station

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday: pianist 7.30pm - 9.30pmWednesday - Friday: pianist & double bass - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SR

    SimonR

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Lovely food and attentive staff. Amplified pianist was too loud but much better then we were moved to another room.

  2. NC

    Now2Children

    London

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Was my first time at the Liverspool Street Boisdales and was great to have my favourite starter haggis with tatties and neeps! We followed this with fillet steaks and parmesan chips. We were also lucky as there was live music.

  3. DK

    DavidK

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful place, best steaks in town. Charming Sicilian waiter. Can’t wait to go back

  4. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Very disappointing. Would not recommend given the price and general attitude of the staff. I did contact the establishment following the meal, offering them a chance to put this right, but received a less that satisfactory response. In short the food and place was good, but the staff extremely rude, service very slow and food took far too long to arrive. On the night we were offered up a whole host of excuses from covid and a technical error, to it's busy and this is the time when everyone comes to eat (yes that does happen between the hours of 19.30 to 21.00?!). Only when we threatened to leave did our food belatedly turn up (we had ordered oysters to start which took over an hour to appear - I am not sure they involve that much preparation). When we queried the slow service the staff were extremely rude and condensing. The restaurant was probably half full, so why it took so long I don't know. I don't have a problem with slow service - but when the staff are rude and have a general attitude suggesting that it is your fault not there's and that they are doing you a favour then I do have a problem. Overall it was very expensive for what it is. I would avoid and go elsewhere. I have been in contact with the restaurant subsequently and one thing they did say was "I wonder if there was a misunderstanding? Perhaps my colleague sounded abrupt due to his language limitations." Suggesting that the service was ok when it wasn't and that we misunderstood is not the way to put issues right...

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boisdale does not fail! Ever! Thank you for the wonderful service and live music. Everything was top notch and our foreign colleagues were ver impressed.

  6. PB

    PhilB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a 3 course lunch with soft drinks (driving later). The starters were haggis and calamari croquettes. The croquettes were very good, although I wouldn't have known they contained calamari. The haggis was excellent. Mains were a chicken salad and a chicken burger - both very good. Ice creams & sorbets to follow - both good. So, a fairly simple lunch, but an enjoyable one. The restaurant was far from busy, therefore ideal for a good chat, although the ambience would have been better with a few more customers. Discounts offered on the food, so the cost of the meals was pretty reasonable. The decor was good - lots of old photos of celebrities from bygone decades - and nice, cosy feel to what looked like a converted cellar.

  7. s

    simonr

    London

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A great place for a work lunch or get together at the end of the day

  8. S

    Sestin

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Few dishes were not available to order , once we ordered the truffle rice to share the waitress returned after 10 minutes telling us they had ran out of the main ingredient , truffle . My alternative dish had insipid rice as main part . Slow service , maybe understaffed . Will still attend the other Boisdales but not the one in the city

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Slow service and food was not great

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Very quiet.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice food and staff. Very quiet for lunch times though!

  12. MS

    MarioS

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Good place , they didn’t had yhebcompelyle menu but offer me complimentary desert and extras for it. Was good. I like this place

  13. b

    busholiday

    London

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Ate at Boisdale of Bishopsgate with a couple of business colleagues. Most of the food was very good (Salmon starters, fillet steaks and wine) apart from my ribeye steak that was the toughest I have experienced in a long time. Should have complained at the time but was involved in business discussion with colleagues. Whilst the rest of the meal was very good and vfm ok with the 50% discount I would have been very disappointed if having paid full menu price.

  14. DG

    DouglasG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Food is overpriced. Dessert was frozen. The food portion was incredibly small.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food could be improved but good value and live music

  16. f

    foodie2012

    London

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was not amazing but good. The staff and ambience and live music however more than make up for all the shortcomings from its (vegetarian) cuisine. Note the arrival charges for live music on your bill.

  17. s

    srah

    London

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service too. First time in the Bishopsgate version but wasn’t disappointed at all - same standard as West End version! But quiet but there again it was a sunny lunchtime....

  18. LH

    LeeHLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great restaurants for food and drinks and the staff are always lovely.

  19. AH

    AndyH

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Disappointed by the tapa dish which was greatly reduced since my last visit. Annoyed by the attempt to add a charge for the live music to my bill sneaky and underhand and the6 have not done this before.

  20. s

    stratasphere

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Overpriced and weird old fashioned scottish theme set in, what felt like, a vampire's den. £70 + for plainish stuck together ravioli, a burger and two cocktails. I don't mind spending money but the quality needs to reflect this. Another slight annoyance was that diners were given different treatment - we were told what table to sit at (not a particularly pleasant place right by the cash registry bit despite an empty restaurant), whereas another couple that came in were asked where they wanted to sit. A small point but neverthess unprofessional.

  21. v

    vanithak

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience2

    the scallop didn't taste good. The place was dead quiet, the service was not great

  22. JB

    JoeB

    London

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really very good food - traditional fare but high quality

  23. WD

    WilliamD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really good something for everyone... one slight mistake stopped full marks

  24. CS

    CarliS

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We had a nice evening overall, the food was good and the jazz music was enjoyable. We arrived early and a waitress was rude in telling us that the restaurant did not open until 6pm. The entrance to the restaurant also smells of drains which is a bit off putting. Also, I was a slightly amazed to see that £10.50 had been added to our bill for the live music! I did not see any mention of a charge for the live music on the Boisdale website. I would go to a different Boisdale but not this one at Bishopsgate again.

  25. E

    Eatinglondon

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Went for the cheese trolley and wine flights! All excellent!

  26. FF

    FreeFromFreddie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I had a working lunch here on a Friday with one other. Our welcome was lukewarm at best. We thought we had a good deal with the OpenTable offer of a burger, fries and drink for £15.50, but a service charge was added and the sparking water was £6.95, so this turned into a >£40 meal, which was not reflected in the quality. The burgers, whilst being made from good meat, were burnt, dry and bland and we had to ask for ketchup; then being served one portion initially and told to ask if we wanted more. The service was below average, with waiters interrupting us four times to ask if everything with our food was ok, whilst we were trying to have a conversation. They kept kicking/knocking my chair every time they served the people next to us (frequently) and at one point reached right in front of my face (I was leaning on the table, deep in conversation) to remove an empty water bottle that clearly should have been removed from the other side. It's a shame, I wanted to like the place, the decor is quaint and eclectic and I note they have Jazz music nights, but I won't be returning.

  27. a

    annabel07

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great everything, food ambience, wine and service!

  28. H

    Hugh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Outstanding food, great ambience and value for money

  29. LH

    LeeHLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for business meeting

  30. HW

    HenryW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food. I would definitely be back in a shot

  31. VN

    VickyN

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great location for lunch but want to come back to experience the jazz in the evening!

  32. AR

    ARG1

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A mid-week dinner with a friend. Whilst we're not foodies, we do appreciate restaurants that offer a wide ranging menu and good quality. Boisdale's menu is superb and the quality of the cuisine is excellent; especially the cheeseboard. We enjoyed the opportunity to sample from their wide range of gins for a pre-dinner drink at the bar, where the service matched the quality of that in the restaurant. We also enjoyed some live music (mellow jazz). We intend to go again as we want to try some other dishes on the menu.

  33. GA

    GioAnn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Simply Perfect, maybe not exactly beers. Thanks Bye

  34. RM

    RossM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The food was very good - always well presented and the finest quality. I'm always impressed with a visit to Boisdale.

  35. M

    Manisha

    London

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and well located, in the heart of the city. Great entertainment too and lovely bar upstairs.

  36. MT

    MarkT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for an upmarket business lunch - very good offers

  37. FF

    FarringdonFoodie

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Boisdale of Bishopsgate is a real find. It's a bit hidden away so get there a bit early to find it as it's at the end of a long alley next to Dirty Dicks! Feed was excellent as was the service. Burgers were amazing! I'd definitely go there again.

  38. ML

    MattL

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely staff, amazing food

  39. AH

    AdrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a mid afternoon slot and found we were expected and shown to our table and staff were in place to welcome us and take our order. The restaurant is delightful, down stairs from ground floor, with a varied menu and excellent production of first class food, served hot on warmed plates. The atmosp[here was relaxing and we noted there are often musical events in the evening.

  40. AG

    AnnaG

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed our evening hear. Great food and service and the menu is quite varied. Loved the background jazz. Brilliant.

FAQs

Boisdale of Bishopsgate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7283 1763.

Boisdale of Bishopsgate is rated 4.2 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Swedeland Court 202 Bishopsgate London, EC2M 4NR

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Liverpool Street Station

  • Area

    Liverpool Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 16:00–23:00 Wed 16:00–00:00 Thu, Fri 16:00–00:30 Sat 17:00–00:30 Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Liverpool Street Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Philip Moore

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday: pianist 7.30pm - 9.30pmWednesday - Friday: pianist & double bass - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7283 1763

  • Private party facilities

    The Piano Bar is a relaxing space with banquette and table seating. It offers an ideal location for a sit down lunch or dinner as well as canapé receptions and drinks parties. The McGonagall Room is tucked away in a corner of the main restaurant and can accommodate up to 44 guests on three long tables. The McGonagall Room, the Piano Bar and the Restaurant combined, can accommodate up to 110 guests for dinner parties during the week and at weekends. Please note that this room is not completley secluded from other diners. Please enquire about availability 020 7283 1763; info@boisdale-city.co.uk.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Jones: 020 7283 1763

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