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Boisdale of Bishopsgate

#2,535 of 17,345 Restaurants in London
#2,714 of 18,269 Places to Eat in London
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City of London
British, Pub, Scottish
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Swedeland Court | 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, England
+44 20 72831664
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Boisdale of Bishopsgate, situated just opposite Broadgate and Liverpool...
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you know to find it, you are happy!

Not familiair with London (it had been about 10 years ago), we had dinner in this beautiful restaurant, located in the city center, at the end of a small alley. You really have to know it. A lot of red in the furniture and the airco was a little cold (they tried to stop the thing and that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
nicolaas m
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Paris, France
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  • Large groups
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On a recent business trip to London, I tried this restaurant, based on the recommendation of a friend who lived in London for 4 years as an exPat. This was a great choice. Its hard to find, down an ally (Swedeland Court is an alley) right near the Liverpool station, but well worth the search. Upstairs is a large bar... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not familiair with London (it had been about 10 years ago), we had dinner in this beautiful restaurant, located in the city center, at the end of a small alley. You really have to know it. A lot of red in the furniture and the airco was a little cold (they tried to stop the thing and that was quite... More 

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

Good Afternoon nicolaas m, It was a real pleasure to read your recent review of Boisdale of Bishopsgate and I am delighted to hear of your enjoyable evening. Trying to ensure we have an ambient temperature without being too warm, or too cold - which can be a bit tricky being underground - is something we will definitely monitor moving... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Used the surf and turf Amazon local deal. Service was very good, with friendly helpful and polite staff and food was pretty quick. The lobster, chips were very nice and the majority of the steak was amazing. The interior of the place is nice and makes a change from the packed streets around Liverpool Street.

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

Hello adamg52, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your recent review of your visit to Boisdale of Bishopsgate. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed the offer you purchased from Amazon - it really is a good deal! We also have a fantastic cocktail offer running at the moment which may be of interest to... More 

Broxbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very traditional with decent atmosphere. I and my client had the Haggis and Whisky to start, which was very good. For the main course I went for rib of beef and my client had Venison. The Venison looked very good but I was pretty disappointed with my beef. The menu stated it was aged 40 days and, as it's on... More 

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

Good Evening, Thank you for your recent review - feedback is extremely important and I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant and that your client enjoyed the Haggis - its good to know that we are remaining true to our roots and delivering quality Scottish... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place used to be good. Not sure if the management has changed but the quality of the food was at best average on my last visit. The service however was appalling. One gentlemen, I think may have been he manager was flapping around the restaurant without any consideration for the dinners. The wrong starter was brought out at first,... More 

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

Hello Naglem, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it really is very much appreciated as it allows us to measure where we are and how we can improve our offering here at Boisdale. I was deeply disappointed to read your review and would very much like to have the opportunity... More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been to Boisdales many times for lunch but this is the first time I have eaten there for dinner. The dining room is in the basement and it is quite cosy with lots of arches and nooks to tuck away tables. The ambience is good and there was a pianist providing some background music which was quite nice,... More 

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

Dear Stuart, Thank you so much for writing a review. It is very valuable to us to receive feedback on all areas. I'm sad to hear your evening had some faults but do hope the team looked after you and you left as a happy guest? If you would like to discuss the dinner further I would love to hear... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fantastic lunch! Great service and ambience. I would recommend to anyone looking to take clients to lunch.

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

Dear Megan, Thank you so much for your great review! I hope we will see you again very soon. Please do ask for me next time you visit us. We have some great events coming up that you might like, have a look at our website for more details. Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I came here for Friday lunchtime and it wasn't particularly busy. We were given a booth for 4 of us which was very nice. The décor in the restaurant is a bit quirky but it is interesting. The waiter came quickly to take our order but he didn't repeat back to us what we had ordered to check so we... More 

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

Dear Guest, I would very much like to discuss your experience further with you. May I ask you to kindly email me at your earliest convenience to do so. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Boisdale of Bishopsgate for after work drinks on a Friday. I expected something similar to the Canary Wharf bar. Significantly smaller, all walls were red - can feel quite depressing! Staff were extremely courteous and professional. Asahi is the only option in lager and £5.95 per pint is not cheap. Wine was expensive too. No music until 7pm.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I enjoyed an excellent business lunch here on Monday. It was predictably quiet so service was swift. Polite staff, an excellent 40 day aged steak on the bone with creamy mash and a chick pea cabbage and bacon side which were fab. 50% off food made it even better! Client commented on the excellent standard of food. Yes the decor... More 

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Additional Information about Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Address: Swedeland Court | 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, England
Phone Number: +44 20 72831664
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 55 - 78
Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swedeland Court | 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 72831664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 78
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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