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Boisdale of Bishopsgate

#1,432 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
City of London
European, British, Scottish
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202 Bishopsgate | 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR, England
+44 20 72831664
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and romantic. Would recommend. Bought a groupon deal. Service charge was almost 20% but other than that it was lovely

Thank lisamN1543TK
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted by warm and friendly staff. Had an expert on the spot lesson on whisky, from the barman, followed by an education on Manuka honey from the southern hemisphere. First class steak, generous advice on wine pairing and would recommend for the music alone.

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

Thank you Zaf K for your lovely review. Glen our bartender was very pleased to be mentioned! Do look out for some wonderful Friday evening Jazz performances coming up. We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt General Manager More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family for a birthday. Great staff, poor food, very expensive. Premises needs a makeover as worn out. So disappointed and wouldn't go back.

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

Dear DottydogIpswich, I'd really like to gain some more information about your experience with us. May I ask you kindly to get in touch at your convenience. My email is elisabeth@boisdale.co.uk I hope to hear from you soon, Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice and cooked to a good standard. Friendly staff and quick service. I felt the food was a bit overpriced but the restaurant is unique and in London! Food was lovely so would recommend. The restaurant/bar is located next to Dirty Dicks, we did walk past it so can be easily missed as the sign is quite small.... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we're in London (about twice a year) we drop in here, sometimes just for drinks, sometimes to eat. This time we had planned just to have a drink and we sat at the bar and the barman (Glen) immediately greeted us in the most welcoming way. I was drinking beer and my partner decided she'd like oysters. Glen suggested... More 

Thank Scorpiodog1411
London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

One of the best meals I have had in London. The scallops were exquisite, the steak perfect, the dessert sublime. My dining companion's steak was a little overcooked, but I think it deserves the top rating regardless! Attentive yet unobtrusive service and a jazz band that wasn't so loud as to annoy but instead added to the atmosphere. Be warned... More 

Thank SusanC42
Elisabeth R, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review

Dear SusanC42, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. The team were all so pleased when it was brought up in our evening Briefing! I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Elisabeth Rutt More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I have eaten here before and always enjoyed our experience but unfortunately not last week. We had a table booked for 8pm and arrived at 7pm to enjoy a drink in the bar. The excellent selection of whiskey was great and the bar staff very friendly and engaging. We informed the manager that we would want to... More 

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

Dear Caroline S I am so sad to read you didn't enjoy your whole experience with us. When you were seated in the restaurant you were offered you two tables further away from the piano but you requested to sit next to it, we would have happily re-located you if you'd made us aware that you felt it was too... More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We dined here with my family on Groupon and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had lobster and the steak which were one of the best steaks we ever ate. Beautifully seasoned and served. The only downside was the fact that the sides were extremely overpriced and very small portions. If you are on a diet of some sort its all... More 

Thank sue h
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great little bar with an amazing selection of whiskies. The staff provided an excellent service and were very knowledgeable

Thank 007cheapseller
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited for lunch with a friend on Tuesday. We sat at the bar upstairs and there were only four other people in the bar. That said, the service was great (as you'd expect with it being that quiet) and the food was lovely. My friend had the sausages with beans and I had the fish & chips. The decor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$46 - $65
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Bishopsgate | 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
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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