Boisdale of Belgravia

4.4
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826 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Situated in an elegant Regency townhouse moments from Buckingham Palace, Boisdale of Belgravia is a Scottish restaurant fit for a laird. Decorated in masculine red and grey with, of course, bold tartan upholstered seating, Boisdale has a comfortable but chic look which doubtlessly appeals to Belgravia’s moneyed locals. With a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Cigar Terrace, Boisdale of Belgravia really is suitable for any occasion from romantic diners to drinks with colleagues. Packed with excellent Scottish ingredients, the Boisdale menu offers a creative and delicate take on traditional Caledonian cuisine including superb Aberdeen Angus steaks with a choice of side dishes.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
Kent
35 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Rather old fashioned ‘clubby’ ambiance and food to match. Very enjoyable experience. Staff attentive without being over- intrusive. Excellent range of wines by the glass. When offered a noggin of whisky,
I would have expected to be asked what single malt I wanted in that sort of Scottish-themed establishment. Generous portions. Price was reasonable for quality and quantity of food.

r
London
38 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I took my friend here for her birthday present as she is Scottish. I have been before and thoroughly enjoyed it and whilst it was still good, this time round I felt it was very business orientated and so we felt out of place. Plus we were put at a table for 2 between 2 big groups of people so we could hardly hear each other speak. I asked if we could be moved but was told no. I do recommend the restaurant as the food was delicious but it’s not a restaurant to catch up with a friend.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I think the ambience of the place is nice and we were greeted by a friendly chap which was a good start to the evening.

Although, I mentioned my intolerance to parsley - it still appeared in my food. I was not impressed by the wait staff, as they stretched over you to serve food to the person seated next to you. I cannot say the food was more than OK, the wine options were mediocre.

I would recommend, in the hopes that someone else would make better food choices. I am not sure why there is a need to mix parsley into dishes - a bit to chefy!

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Great place. 50% deal for food is good. We unfortunately had a very bad service day. Never got asked if we were ok or wanted anything. Every time we wanted something - to spend more money - we had to beg scrape and plead to get someone’s attention. Put us on edge. Took the joy out of it. I presume a few staff called in sick.

B
Brighton
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat , drink and be Merry. Steaks are fantastic. Very good quality. Will return.

NB
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The food is great, unfortunately we were seated right next to the stage and the music was way to loud to have a conversation

S
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The rib-eye steak was absolutely delicious - fantastic quality beef. The thrice cooked chips were also great and the Bloody Mary ketchup is definitely worth a try! Although it was very tasty, we wouldn't consider the foie gras and truffle sauce a sauce - it was a couple of pieces of seared foie gras with a very thin liquid; we would have expected something much thicker for it to be considered a sauce. We also had the Beyond Meat truffle burger - again, very good. The service was also great. Would love to come back for some live music, as we unfortunately had to leave just as the band was starting.

CI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The place was a little dated. The food was not inspiring. The service was good. Very expensive for what it was.

f
London
36 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Boisdale of Belgravia has it all: a wonderful ambience; welcoming staff; and delicious food. I ordered steak - it was full of flavour and cooked exactly as I like it. We received excellent service from our waiter Richard who had a great sense of humour. We are looking forward to visiting this restaurant again.

GG
London
78 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed bread, fillet and red wine. Attentive and helpful service. Nice atmosphere. Good value for money with the Opentable offer otherwise on the pricey side.

CG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at the Boisdale. Setting is tradition but relaxed. Fantastic old fashioned bar. Also had upstairs outside terrace. Service was top level. I notice some bad reviews with service but this is a professional service and they clearly care about the restaurant. Food was amazing. I often judge a place by its decaf coffee. This place served the best. Also had a large non-alcohol drink menu, again, a mark of a great restaurant

OT
Berkshire
81 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

This is one of the best deals in London at present. The fact that you get 50% off food from the à la cart menu is amazing. Particularly when you consider the quality of the food is on offer on the menu. My meal of 6 oysters and grouse for mains was excellent. Service was a bit slow as they had a large group in, however it was not an issue for us and our waiter was very apologetic. Wine started at about £25 a bottle, which would be expected at such a quality restaurant. Definitely recommended

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great, but what sets this place apart is that there’s excellent jazz/live music, a great atmosphere and quirky but excellent service.
Our meal was a lot of fun!
Also, as a sommelier, I found the wine list to be outstanding and the wine service to be very good.

NM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Over the years, I've really tried to support Boisdale; hosting corporate clients and friends as I've always had a soft spot for the place, mostly because of the music. It's never been about the food, and I should've advised my friend on Tuesday evening to settle for smoked salmon and a burger which is always a safe bet. You risk breaking your teeth on the 'crumbed' squid. The calves liver was a thick slab. The rib-eye steak was tough. It has its loyal clientele, a few oldies who tend to imbibe too much, fall about and just look sad, despite the singer making suggestions that it's 'time to go home'. If anything, it's entertaining but I won't be going back.

k
London
36 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A splendid eatery full of character. Service was discreetly attentive and the food and beverages a delight.

Y
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great hidden gem close to it all. Live music. Great for late night. Food was very good. I had the bone in sirloin, and it was great. My wife had the lamb special and said it was fantastic! Impeccable service. Enjoy!

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Birthday celebration but was not acknowledge by staff even thought I mentioned it twice.

Service was very slow

JE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and friendly attentive service with a warm "Scottish" hospitality. Will be back.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Took my partner here for his birthday and despite asking for them to provide the birthday plate; it never materialised. The service was slow and by the time we had finished our mains; it was 11.30pm! Our booking was at 8.30pm! So, there was no time left to ask the staff to organise the birthday plate as they were closing. However, the food was amazing and the ambience delightful. A definite must.

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Classic Scottish fare, great ingredients and focused delivery, provide a great dining experience, in authentic Scottish surrounds. The considered service wraps the whole experience.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was tasty and high quality. Service was really great (thanks Monica!) and we really enjoyed the music too unfortunately some of the other clientele were p*ssed-up jerks later on, interrupting our evening for the worse.

M
London
38 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience as always

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular in everyday. There’s literally nothing to fault here. My favourite place

m
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Best smoked salmon in London - probably
IMPossibly conspiratorial and clubby in feel definitely, afternoons disappear here

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 38th wedding anniversary, the ambience, food, service and atmosphere was very good and we certainly plan to go back in the future.

NP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A fine venue with good wine and food. The haggis was exceptional

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cosy dining experience. Food was good and service was too. The Jazz sessions brought the place alive. End of night was a bit hooray Henry with those popping in for just drinks but did take away from a great Friday night

PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

I felt that the prices were too much for the food quantity and quality. It seems you are paying for the ambience, which is good but is not worth the extra cost.

AV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

After booking via OpenTable was called to say that they were in fact full whilst I was en route. When I suggested they might want to take more care over their reservation system I was told very dismissively to “come and see for yourself”. No need to compound the error with rudeness.
I have been to this restaurant before and the food has always been decent. However there is sufficient choice in the area that I don’t need to go back to

M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

50% off sirloin steak - what’s not to like!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and portions felt about right except for the vegetables. They just felt a too small and expensive.

d
London
68 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was a bit hit and missed. Asked five times on arriving for name to find booking which got a bit tiresome.

MC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very old school, but the waiting staff are a lot of fun, the food is great (even the unexpected - I had some of the nicest tofu there I have ever had), and nice ambience.

PP
Surrey
65 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, not cheap, the jazz was excellent, definitely a place to go to

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

No details of my booking but they managed to find a table in a back room which was a shame as I wanted to listen to the Jazz in the main dining room. The food is quality ingredients but I had to send the fish course back as it was not cooked. The service was good and they delt with the problem without fuss and efficiently. My instinct is this was not the norm and I would probably give them a second chance.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Abysmal service. I’ve been here for an hour after my main meal, asked 4 times for a drink to no avail. Keep being told to “wait a minute”. Shocking

OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was amazing. Started with stuffed mushrooms and the scallops appetizers. For the mains, I had the shepherd's pie (the BEST I've ever had!!) and my niece had the poached cod. The food was delicious and prefect! I ordered 2 cocktails, they were just okay... I didn't see anyone else in the entire restaurant with a cocktail, everyone had either beer or wine. The service was top notch, very attentive and eager to please. Overall 5 star!

BP
Cornwall
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had a nice meal here, nice ambience and even though we left before the music started, I can imagine that it would be a nice venue to listen to jazz while eating. Food was good on the whole, my wife ordered the Rum baba dessert, which was rock hard and tasted stale, on reporting this to the waiter he said that everyone says that and that he almost told her not to order it, why have it on the menu then? He did however replace the dessert with a free alternative, so partly recovered

Z
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Went to the Boisdale with friends for the Jazz and the Cigar Terrace but also had dinner! The restaurant ambience and service were very good. The food was also ok even though the deserts were terrible! The biggest disappointment was the music! Went there for Jazz and we had loud Motown music all night! The band were good but not playing the music we went there for! We ended up leaving early!