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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park , London, SW1X 7LA

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SquareMeal Review of Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Clever design, top-drawer Franco/US brasserie food, on-the-ball service and a formidable wine list have made the Mandarin Oriental’s casual restaurant a must for any person-about-town’s little black book. Bar Boulud’s well-dressed cosmopolitan crowd “love the buzz” and know that the menu will deliver exactly what they’re after. That means top-grade USDA steaks and arguably the finest burgers in town (try the ‘piggy’ – a beef patty with BBQ pork, jalapeño mayo, cabbage and a Cheddar bun), plus boards of fabulous charcuterie ‘maison’ for the hardened carnivores, alongside various smart salads and assorted French classics ranging from oeufs meurette and rillons croustillants (crispy pork belly with Dijon mustard) to moules provençale, coq au vin and herb-crusted lamb en croûte with spinach purée, green beans and mint jus. After that, there are posh puds such as gâteau basque or passion fruit ‘royal’, while perfect cheeses please the rest. If you can drag yourself away from generous pourings of house Champagne, the G&T list is worth investigating.

Special offers

2 courses & free-flowing wine £30 or 3 courses & free-flowing wine £34 per person

Available lunch & early dinner Sun - Tue (dinner until 18:30) until 31st January 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Free-flowing on selected wines & served for 90 mins. Includes VAT, excludes service.

From: 20 August 2017

To: 31 January 2018

Max: 6

2 courses £20 & tea/coffee, 3 courses £24 & tea/coffee per person

This offer is available from August 18, 2017 until July 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

From: 18 August 2017

To: 31 July 2018

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7.8

Food & Drink: 7.8

Service: 8.4

Atmosphere: 7.7

Value: 7.2

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Amel M bronze reviewer 26 June 2014

Worldwide wine list and innovative cocktails. French style snacks and amuse bouche. Exemplary service. The only thing I can reproach to this place is the hotel/tourists atmosphere and low ceiling.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

londonfoodie69 22 November 2013

Went for a casual lunch with sister on a day Daniel Boulud lui meme was visiting from New York. The team was helpful and have an eye on details. The menu has a a large selection of French classics from cold cuts to moules a la creme or fresh shellfish platter. Good burger as well…on a yummy brioche bien sur. Good size portions. Large selection of wine by the glass and even chateau Yquem on the dessert wine list. We will be coming back, you have service without stuffiness and nice food at the mandarin oriental

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

John R. 26 July 2013

Have eaten at Bar Boulud twice for business engagements over the past year and decided to test out more casually with my wife, daughter and her boyfriend on a Thursday night. Was a bit surprised to be able to book a table only 24 hours in advance at preferred time. Service was great from the moment we stepped in the door, from door staff to bar to table – all very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Long Island Iced Teas at the bar were exceptionally good. Food choice comes pretty much straight out of a New York grill, and when asked, the waiters will recommend the burgers which are clearly the signature. But there is plenty of choice if burgers are not your thing, We stuck to burgers and steaks which all arrived promptly and were cooked to requirement – an unusual thing for a sirloin steak in London. Looking around it appeared that all customers were served promptly and the food looked good on everyone else's plate as well. After three visits I still have not had the burger with foie gras and short ribs but it sounds and looks great. Have the cardiac equipment close to hand!!! Only downside was the wine list. Great content, very pricey. I get a little irritated by paying up to £80 for a bottle of mediocre red wine and this one point tarnished my view of value for money at BB. But hey, everyone was so friendly that even this did not spoil a great evening. Will be back for that burger!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Katie T. 01 June 2013

I made reservations here because I had heard the burgers were one of the top ten in London. And I was not disappointed! The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. The drinks were a little overpriced £4 for water and £5 for 1/2 pint of beer but if you want somewhere with warm ambience & amazing food this is the place!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

London Gourmet platinum reviewer 26 January 2013

The best part of the menu are the high-end burgers. This is not a full fledged restaurant offering but rather a high-end gourmet bar offering. As such not a bad place to drop in and enjoy a drink and some food at their bar

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Theodore L. silver reviewer 30 November 2012

Nice busy, welcoming Bar & Restaurant with very good Burgers and above average food. Very good for quick lunches as well. Good service.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

TomTom gold reviewer 10 September 2012

Currently one of the most fun and happening brasseries in town, it has a unique ambience that exudes easy-going Knightsbridge class. The foie gras burger (and fries) is right up there with the best in town. Lots of fun.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Henry S. 07 September 2012

This has become one of our favourite weekend lunch haunts. The menu (which is changed periodically) always has several dishes which are both original and delicious; one is spoiled for choice, The sausages are extremely good value; try the Boudin Blanc and the Merguez. The chicken and duck exceptionally good and the burgers great. Also a good selection of meats and fish, so I often have trouble choosing. Try the truffled mash, a dish to die for. As several people have noted, it's also the buzz which makes it special. The wine list is extensive, with bottles ranging from quite reasonable to ridiculously pricey; the sommeliers are very knowledgable and will always steer you to a proper choice for your budget. We have tried Dinners upstairs and agree that the quality there is outstanding, but it is a limited choice and the prices might require a second mortgage.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Miss A bronze reviewer 24 July 2012

Having heard about the “best burgers in London” it was only a matter of time before he managed to persuade me that we should try out Bar Boulud. Saturday 2pm for late lunch was the eventual date and we were joined by another couple. The place was very buzzy and thanks to all of the twists and turns of the underground venue, it wasn't overwhelmining loud. An interesting mix of families, couples, ladies who lunch and those clearly suffering from shopping-induced exhaustion. Everything on the menu looked appealling but we settled on a selection of the sausages to start. All unique yet delicately flavoured and succulent this was a perfect way to get the taste buds warmed up. Burgers all round for the main course – i tried the piggy burger. This was very good although i was slightly disappointed by the lack of “kick” from the chilli mayo (although when asked they were able to provide some fresh chopped chillis on the side which was the perfect accompaniment). Unfortunately both of the other couple we were with were taken ill with food poisoning after lunch which was a real shame as i really thought we had found a perfect weekend lunch spot. Having said that as neither my partner or i were ill i'm be willing to give it a second chance.

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Private Dining Room One
Capacity: 24
Private Dining Room One
Capacity: 20
Chef’s Room
Capacity: 50
Special offers

2 courses & free-flowing wine £30 or 3 courses & free-flowing wine £34 per person

From: 20 August 2017

To: 31 January 2018

Max: 6

2 courses £20 & tea/coffee, 3 courses £24 & tea/coffee per person

From: 18 August 2017

To: 31 July 2018

Max: 0