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|Address:||Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA|
|Tel:||020 7201 3899|
|Price: £58.00||Wine: £22.50||Champagne: £56.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-1am (Sun -12M)|
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
No longer do we have to trek across the atlantic to eat at a Daniel Boulud establishment. I have been a number of times to Bar Boulud and the food and service still excels each time.
The room is managed by Paulo De Tarso, a well known face who you would recognise from The Wolseley and Scott's. The more I eat out, the more I realise that the staff are at the heart of any restaurant. If they are happy to be working there and want to be there, it makes the whole experience far better for all involved.
OK, the dining room is not the nicest dining room in town, but it is not as bad as many have claimed. It is sleek and clean and I reckon will wear well with time. The food is french brasserie with charcuterie plates, a selection of sausages and the infamous burgers available. They also do a cracking 3 course £20 set menu for lunch and for early bird dinner. The charcuterie plate is good with fresh cold cuts and pates to gorge on with the lovely french bread that is served. £14 for small plate is not the best value dish in town but if you split it between two for a starter it doesnt work out too expensive. A nice touch is to add a sausage dish between starter and main. The boudin blanc with truffle mash is a stunner of dish – so light and moist.
The real star of the show though is the burgers. The Frenchie and The DBGB are the two to go for.
Wine focuses on France with a good selection of wines available under £40 and a perfectly good house white and red for £20 a bottle.
Service is supreme. Have not faulted it to date. Ask to be served by Richard – great waiter.
The thing I love about Bar Boulud is that you could pop in on your own and sit at the bar with a paper and have a quick burger and glass of wine or you could go for a superb celebration meal. Now they serve breakfast and afternoon tea, it may well become The Wolseley of Knightsbridge.