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“Great steak” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Boisdale of Bishopsgate
Ranked #1,952 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $62
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Scottish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: City of London
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The steak here makes eating in a cellar on a bright evening worthwhile. It's not the cheapest place in town, but still worth a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mmmmmmcake
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Emily H, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
I am really pleased you enjoyed your evening with us & your steak which we pride our selves in. We are currently offering as our guest steak, a 1 kilo cut. From a Tomahawk steak or Porter house, the perfect steak for sharing, or for those that are hungry! Dry aged for 60 days in a Himalayan salt room, prepared especially for us here at Boisdale by butcher James George from East London. An experience not to be missed!
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Kent
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“They just cant get it right here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Service is a bit too trying to be posh, doesnt really make it there thought. Took a bunch of people for a networking evening, one who loved the whisky , I was told at 11pm that we couldnt have a whiskey after dinner as last orders had been called. Pretty naff service I would say and won´t be rushing back.
Food was average, bill high, staff good sometimes I think one without the other just doesnt work

Visited March 2013
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Thank stockyhouse
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Emily H, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
I would like to thank you for taking the time in giving us your feedback, which unfortunately on this occasion seems to have let you down. I am currently investigating your overall experience to address any training requirements & I am pleased we are in communication with each other.
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London, United Kingdom
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“City Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

A great City lunch venue that never fails to deliver a hearty British menu with Scottish influence.
The oysters and steaks are always top quality with the haggis scotch egg a firm favourite for entre.
The wine menu does not disappoint and I am told that the Scotch Whisky list is also extensive. Again
overtones of the highlands.

The downstairs décor is fitting for what must have been a large cellar in the past. The heavy wood furniture
and red painted walls give ambiance and are very much in keeping with the theme. I could imagine a great Burns
night here at this venue.

Service is easy going and pleasant. Highly recommended and a throwback to different time.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Darren B
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Emily H, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your enjoyable Boisdale experience.
Your mention of our haggis scotch egg, a dish we had to bring back in fear of a revolt, it is pretty special and a great twist on a Scottish dish!
We currently have a great Oyster and Champagne offer on that you must come and indulge in. 50% off when you purchase both together between 5pm - 7pm.. so do not delay or miss out. Available until the end of August 2013
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“British grub at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Really great hidden gem - the meat is to die for, the service is discreet, the prices are good - a discount menu option always available, interesting specials, great wine list - and fabulous British cheeses.
Definitely worth a try!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Charlie C
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Emily H, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
I am so pleased you found us, as you are right; we are hidden, down a very small alley Swedeland court, just off from the hustle & bustle of Bishopsgate.
Thank you for your review & we really appreciate you taking the time in letting us know about your enjoyable experience with us.
There is always a great offer available, matched with a Jazz pianist most nights, so I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Birthday treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Came here to celebrate my birthday with my fiancee yesterday. Excellent service with complimentary sing-along happy birthday and glasses of prosecco. The lobster and steak was great, and surprisingly very tasty garlic mushrooms. Even the lady at the cloakroom was nice and chatty. Great food and I had a great time.

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Thank gregbaldock
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Emily H, General Manager at Boisdale of Bishopsgate, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. It was our pleasure to make your birthday meal a memorable one for you & your Fiancée & we appreciate the feedback on your experience.

We have extended our offer through to April, as we have had such a great response.
So hope to be able to welcome you back in the very near future.
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