Boisdale of Belgravia (bar) 1

15 Eccleston Street , London, SW1W 9LX

2 reviews

Bars Scottish Belgravia

Boisdale of Belgravia London restaurant bar

SquareMeal Review of Boisdale of Belgravia (bar)

An old-fashioned, clubby sort of space, full of tartan, antlers and a head- spinning array of Scotch whisky (including some arcane three-figure drams), the bar at Boisdale is normally a prelude to eating in the restaurant – although it doesn’t have to be that way. Done out in vintage style, the long area at the end of the dining room is probably the most atmospheric, with the added advantage of live jazz. Otherwise, escape the noise by heading to the back bar or sneak up to the cigar terrace (the list of prime puffs is really impressive). If Scottish spirits aren’t your thing, there’s also an extensive selection of Champagnes, epic Bordeaux and more on the weighty wine list, while sustenance comes from the likes of mini haggis with mash and neeps, oysters, steaks and Aberdeen Angus burgers – plus sandwiches and savouries.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

8.0

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 6.5

Value: 8.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Justin M. 31 October 2016

Lovely cocktails and well worth the money!

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 4.0

Sharon M. 19 July 2009

We had the two course set menu. The food was excellent. We had the MacSween haggis to start and the Boisdale burger (cooked medium as I asked) for main course and both were delicious and presented very nicely. The Bloody Mary sauce was very really tasty. The price of the food was very reasonable and we felt that we got good value for money. The ambience was a little stuffy for my tastes I would have liked it to be a little more relaxed. I think this is the type of restaurant that doesn’t see many Scottish people through its door. In fact when I called to book a table I had to spell my name 4 times, despite the fact that a) it is an easy Scottish name, b) it was an English person on the phone who should have known how to spell the name and when he read it back to me he pronounced it completely incorrectly. I could have forgiven someone who was French or something but coming from someone who was English was ridiculous. And when I got to the restaurant I was listed as a ‘Mr’ on the reservations. I was so disappointed that they didn’t sell any Scottish beer or larger and the waiter didn’t even know what Irn Bru is, never mind have any! Hardly Scottish! The table service was OK, but when they were not at the table the service staff spent far too much time standing around chatting amongst themselves which would explain why they didn’t know our table number, and if I want to see a waiter juggling a tray whilst walking between tables and customers, I would have gone to the circus. Despite all of that, we would go again as the food was so good. As is so common in restaurants these days, the food saved the restaurant.

 1  

Check out the SquareMeal Lists which include Boisdale of Belgravia (bar)