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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 #1,740 of 17,143 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $58 - $83
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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85% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
136 reviews 136 reviews
62 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
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
110 reviews 110 reviews
23 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
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125 reviews 125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I found this restaurant to be a charming and authentic gem hidden in the heart of the city and I found nothing out of place. The steak and wine were excellent along with the ambiance of the place, I particularly enjoyed listening to the piano being played. Don't forget to reserve a table and to look up the location as... More

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