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Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Swedeland Court | 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 20 72831664
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Ranked #1,875 of 17,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $57 - $81
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Westminster / Belgravia
Description: Boisdale of Bishopsgate, situated just opposite Broadgate and Liverpool Street Station, serves some of the best food in the City for which it won many awards including Restaurant’s Magazine, UK’s Best Game Dish Award 2007. The ground floor is home to a traditional Champagne & Oyster Bar ideal for drinks parties whilst the downstairs McGonagall Room, Restaurant and Piano Bar offer a more intimate space for relaxing, entertaining or formal dining. At weekends the whole venue is available for private hire for weddings, anniversaries, celebrations as well as corporate parties (of up to 110) at no extra cost. However, a minimum spend of £5000 (including food, drink and service charge) is required
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place was quite nice. It took me some time to find the place because it was in between two buildings but once I entered, it was a hidden gem. Food was great.

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Elisabeth R, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are indeed a hidden gem, one could say it's part of the charm! I do hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Elisabeth General manager More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been here more than once and although the food is pricey it is fantastic food and worth every penny!

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Elisabeth R, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! It is lovely to get such great feedback on our food. We pride ourselves in quality ingredients so are really pleased you enjoyed your meal. I look forward to welcoming you next time you visit us, Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt General manager More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went as a party of four, for a business lunch. It was my first time at Boisdale's and I look forward to returning again when I'm in the city. The meals were excellent as was the service, the menu is extensive with a few rarer dishes that are not served everywhere. People seem obsessed with the steak it looked... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went there one evening after work with the wife. The barperson was very attentive and professional and made a great gin and tonic. Went to the restaurant which was a little dark , but was not put off by this, as I can imagine when the band is playing adds to the atmosphere. Food was great and service excellent and... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It is what it is. Okay steaks and service. Pricey - but as most people are eating on expenses you can see why. Service okay but jazz piano is very load - suggest you don't sit too near it if you want to chat!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went to Boisdale one evening with friends. Food to die for. Who would have thought that steak and lobster are such a fantastic combination. Service is professional yet very accommodating. There's also a piano player who is very good, quietly and beautifully entertaining the diners. Will most certainly go again. Suitable for couples, meeting friends and not too formal business... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We ate here with friends visiting from overseas. We are Londoners and wanted a good choice with decent service (not always the case). We were not disappointed. The restaurant is tucked away but if you consult a map before you go it is quite obvious where it is located (next to Liverpool Street) We were early and had a drink... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Ignore all the downsides - incredibly rude bar staff upstairs, shabby décor, poor restaurant layout - and focus instead on the wonderful food. No one in this part of town does steak as well. My rare rump steak was perfectly cooked (and, at 18 pounds, a bargain for the City). The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. If you're down... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Restaurant difficult to find, down an alleyway. Decor looked like it needed updating. The oyster bar is on the ground floor and the restaurant downstairs. The music was played from a piano, it wasnt my choice of music but some clapped occasionally. The waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful in helping us with our choice of wine and food. The... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Chose this restaurant because of the live music offered, so not over impressed at being sat in a far corner of the restaurant with no view of the musicians and music piped through speaker. The waiter was charming and extremely attentive but gave quite a few selections no longer available and the wine we chose disappointingly also not available. Fish... More

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