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|Address:||2-4 Boundary Street, London E2 7DD|
|Tel:||020 3641 5848|
|Price: £55.00||Wine: £26.00||Champagne: £57.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Sun 10am- )|
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I went to The Boundary as a guest so I do not know how much the bill was but from the prices on the menu, I would safely say this is a ‘treat’ place or somewhere suitable for client entertaining – especially if your client likes good food and they are contemporary. I suspect this place is a favourite for law firms and banks in the area.
Decor: Shoreditch trendy, artsy design and eye candy meets slick west end efficiency and tradition. Open kitchen with large windows allows for easy viewing and gives a greater impression of space. It is a very long restaurant.
Food: I ate the steak tartare starter, hare main and poached pear dessert. All courses were excellent. The hair is off the bone wrapped in bacon. It comes with roast beetroot and what was either pan seared fois gras or confit of liver which was then pan seared. The hare also comes with a ‘cottage pie’ of hare in a separate copper pot. Poached pears comes with vanilla ice cream, almond/eggy pastry and dark chocolate (in a copper, separate pot). My only ‘niggle’ is the hare cottage pie was a little over seasoned but really it was not an issue.
Wine: we drank red wine, still and fizzy water. I did not see the wine list but it was extensive and the bourgone that I drank was very nice.
Service: attentive but not smothering. Knowledgeable staff who know how the food is prepared, served etc. Once or twice they tried to bring items to our table which was meant for the table adjacent to us. Again this was not a real issue but I mention it (hence the 8 instead of 9 rating).
Overall: I would definitely return to this place and as someone who lives in East London, it is good to know it is very close by. Booking in advance is highly recommended. I would also recommend the roast chicken, wild sea bass and potato dauphenoise. We were in a group of 6 so there was a lot of food available to try. Lastly, we were given mandarins at the end of the meal and candied/glace orange peel, some dipped in chocolate as a petit four. Very tasty, cleansing, refreshing touch after 3 courses plus wine, coffee etc.