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Smart, discreet and with all the visual trappings of a gentleman’s club, it’s easy to see why the Blue Boar remains popular among civil servants, but that’s not to say it’s old-fashioned or stuffy – far from it. The attentive and knowledgeable staff go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and this genuine warmth, coupled with the carefully-crafted and decidedly colourful menu made our experience one of sheer joy. Seasonal produce is key, so no matter which of three options you choose for each course, you can be sure it will be fresh and full of flavour. On our visit, we found the summer garden salad was as balanced in flavour as it was in presentation and perfectly complemented by the light, refreshing Perrier-Jouet Blanc de Blancs. The hake with asparagus, grelot onions and lemon tarragon butter was rich without being heavy, while the dark chocolate and mint flower pot was unashamedly decadent. Finish up with a glass of demi-sec and petits fours before leaving the tranquil surrounds for the hushed streets of St. James’s.