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19 April 2014
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Boulestin

020 3544 0689

5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF

£48.00 French Whitehall, Buckingham Palace

Overall Diner Rating

 

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  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £70.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11pm (Thurs-Fri -11.30pm) Sat 11.30am-11.30pm

Square Meal Review of Boulestin ?

Founded in 1927 by French chef, author and polymath Marcel Boulestin, the original Boulestin restaurant was a Covent Garden grandee for nearly 70 years. Now, one-time Conran collaborator Joel Kissin has brought it back to life in a new home across town. The new Boulestin is more elegant than some of its brasserie rivals, with butterscotch leather banquettes, meticulously laid (if tightly spaced) tables, checkerboard tiled floors and frosted glass partitions looking like a set from Poirot. The food is also a cut above: ‘exquisite’ oeufs en gelée get the vote, while calf’s liver is perfectly grilled if let down by overcooked bacon, or there’s a rich cassoulet imbued with smoky Toulouse sausage. Desserts raise the bar – our bewitchingly creamy, boozy Sauternes custard with Agen prunes will live long in the memory. Service is efficient if aloof. For ‘great-value’ breakfasts and casual lunches, try Café Marcel next door.

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  1. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    GH

    Wonderful French Bistro

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Charlotte A.

    Excellent Brasserie in London

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Julian G.

    Best traditional French Restaurant

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  4. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Joel O.

    A breath of fresh air

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  5. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Rachel H.

    Warm and welcoming

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 10

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  6. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Philippe C.

    Terrible experience

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 1

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  7. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Robert W.

    BOULESTIN WELCOME BACK

        (3)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  8. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Kay T.

    Feels like you're lunching in Paris

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  9. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Kath L.

    Warm and convivial French, lovely dining room, excellent food

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  10. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Duncan P.

    Such a disappointment!

        (1)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 6

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  1. Published : Wednesday, 11th September 2013

    The Little Brown Book :: Boulestin

    Mayfair's newest addition to the fine dining scene pays homage to the pioneering writer, restauranteur and the world's first celebrity television chef. Joel Kissin introduces this legendary name to a new generation with the opening of Boulestin. One fine Sunday afternoon when London was grasping onto the last rays of sunlight, I had the pleasure of attending the soft opening of this delightful little French bistro...
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  2. Published : Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

    S.W. Foodie :: Boulestin...perfectly French

    Nestled down the 'prettier' end of St James's is the brand new restaurant and newest addition to James Kissin's books, Boulestin. One of my best boy's booked us in for the opening lunch on Saturday and we were transported to France in an instant... The restaurant sits 60 covers in a relaxed bistro-style setting. It also has a walk in café, seating 30, towards the front to serve the near by hungry financiers of St. James's. We were lucky enough to be sat in the gorgeous terrace which is surrounded by Victorian houses and oozes Old London history. If you can go before the weather fades, try to book outside... it really is special...
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Essential Details for Boulestin

  • Address: 5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
  • Telephone: 020 3544 0689
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11pm (Thurs-Fri -11.30pm) Sat 11.30am-11.30pm
  • Capacities: Private room for 40 people

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  •  The Monday Cassoulet Club at Boulestin

    • The Monday Cassoulet Club at Boulestin - 2 courses for £14.50 to include a Boulestin Salad, Cassoulet de Toulouse and for an additional £3 Ice Cream or Sorbet

      Available: Monday lunch or dinner

      Expires: 01 Jun 2014

      Booking in advance is essential. Please mention offer when booking.

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