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“Enjoyable occasion - grievous decline of neckware”
Review of Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud
Ranked #1,148 of 24,651 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
Description: Set in bustling Knightsbridge, the award-winning Bar Boulud, London is a French-inspired bistro and wine bar at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, under the direction of renowned Lyon-born chef Daniel Boulud, following the successful format of Bar Boulud New York. The full à la carte bistro menu, served Monday through Saturday and Sunday evenings, is based on seasonal, rustic French cooking, and includes an array of charcuterie, house-made terrines, pâtés, hams, saucissons, boudins and more, specially prepared onsite. Also featured are Boulud's popular American transplants, the "Yankee" and "Piggie" burgers, as well as signature "BB" Burger unique to London. A £17 two or £19 three course 'Bouchon Menu', changing weekly, is available until 7pm, inclusive of a glass of house wine, as an excellent option for pre-theatre dining. New to 2015, Bar Boulud now serves Sunday brunch from 11am to 3.30pm at £39, with Children's Menu options also available. Bar Boulud features an impressive selection of wines available by the glass and by the bottle with a focus on the Rhône and Burgundy regions, as well as a wide selection of draught and bottled beers from noteworthy English and Continental breweries. Serving great wine by the glass from rare, large-format bottles is a Bar Boulud trademark.
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A second lunch at the Bar Bolud was just as pleasant and successful as before. We were four. Noon saw us almost alone: by 12.30 the place was full. Fairly noisy, but good ambience overall and no background 'music', thank heaven.

We had a rich, genuine onion soup, followed by coq au vin three times and one volaille roti. I thought my coq au vin was a fraction oversalted, but I'm a low salt or no salt person, Most other people would be quite happy. Portions were large enough not to need anything more than coffee afterwards. The wines were Puligny by the glass and a carafe of acceptable red burgundy. A pleasant, well-served meal.

Overall, about £60 a head including the tip. One is paying for the location and the style. Location is fine. Style is a matter of taste. Apart from the staff, only one other bloke in the room was wearing a tie with their distinctly pricey suits. This is 'smart casual'. The term is 50% correct, but then I'm a million years old next Wednesday and may be a trifle behind the curve.

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Thank John W
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

From the service, to the venue, to the meal. All was superb. Maybe a bit more cheese on the raclette :)
We went for the bottomless wine 3 dishes offer meal and it was great. Don't forget to try the gateau Basque, this is the only place in London where you can have it

Thank Blueblarog
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to this restaurant as I had heard a lot about it, well it was very disappointing! The restaurant has no ambiance what so ever, no background music, even though its a nicely decorated place. I had the duck which was a bit hard, my children had the burgers which I was told were excellent. Our waiter kept asking if we wanted another bottle of water ..got a bit annoying. I would not go back again.

Thank Leila1999
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The restaurant was smart casual,it suited us fine as we were in the area for early Valentine's Day lunch.We were greeted with a smile from the reception to the end by all service staff.Great ambience and very attentive service,even though it was a smart casual concept,can be better than some Michelin star venues.The food was excellent from starters to main to desserts.Even our coffee at the end was served hot in a hot cup,unlike some of the chain coffee shops.
The staff really made our experience most enjoyable as we were made so welcomed.Definitely will go back again and do recommend to all restaurant lovers!

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Thank Robert8888Lee
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

On a grey Monday lunchtime, Bar Boulud was busy and the perfect place for lunch. Delicious food, excellent value set lunch £ 24 each for three courses including coffee. Service was friendly and attentive and we can’t wait to return!

Thank AnnabelB375
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