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23 July 2014
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Boulestin

020 3544 0689

5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF

£48.00 French Whitehall, Buckingham Palace

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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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    Duncan P.

    Such a disappointment!

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

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  2. Boulestin

    5 St James' Street, London SW1A 1EF
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    Arlena F.

    Authentic French

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    • 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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    Shaun N.

    Joel Kissin, perfect host

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

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  1. 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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  •  2 courses for £19.50 per person

    • This offer is available from July 22, 2014 until October 1, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

      Max: 6 people

      Starts: 22 Jul 2014

      Expires: 01 Oct 2014

  •  Cafe Marcel - 2 courses for £12.50 per person

    • This offer is available from July 10, 2014 until July 31, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

      Max: 6 people

      Starts: 11 Jul 2014

      Expires: 31 Jul 2014

  •  Free Caviar with Dom Perignon Champagne

    • This offer is available from July 22, 2014 until October 1, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

      Max: 6 people

      Starts: 22 Jul 2014

      Expires: 31 Aug 2014

  •  Royal Academy Summer Menu Offer for £34.50

    • This offer is available from July 21, 2014 until August 21, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

      Max: 6 people

      Starts: 21 Jul 2014

      Expires: 21 Aug 2014

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