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Bolton House, 13 Cullum Street , London, EC3M 7JJ

020 7929 1981

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SquareMeal Review of Bolton's

Loveably old-school, Bolton’s entices customers with a below-stairs dining room that laughs in the face of fashionable restaurant tropes. The rich red carpeting, stained glass detailing and heavily dressed tables speak of a different era, while the menu talks the language of home tables in the old country. Starters of wild boar bresaola or lobster soup spiked with brandy might precede mains featuring variations on escalope of veal and fillet of beef (al pepe, alla Stilton) – the kind of dishes that have been raising smiles for generations. Pasta is trattoria-style stuff (think farfalle with salmon, vodka and cream or pappardelle Alfie with meatballs and ceps), while desserts from the restaurant’s Soho patisserie are served with an element of Anglo-Italian showmanship via a trolley. In a rushed and breathless world, Bolton’s is also the place for a little contemplation over a glass of something Tuscan.

Bolton's is recommended for

Buzzy | Traditional | Group Dining 8 Plus | Special Occasions Under 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Monument Tube Station 293m

Fenchurch Street Station 297m


Address: Bolton House, 13 Cullum Street , London EC3M 7JJ

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11.30am-3.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Leadenhall Market 38m

The Walkie Talkie 85m


Telephone: 020 7929 1981


Cuisine: Italian

Private Dining: 18, 100


Food & Drink: 6.3

Service: 7.7

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 5.7

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Gary M. 27 October 2017

Didn't know what to expect at this traditional Italian. I wasn't disappointed, it was an exceptional meal and the service was outstanding. Despite the restaurant being very busy we were looked after very well and the food came promptly. My guest needed a gluten free meal and all the waiters who attended our table were aware. The food was excellent, fillet steak cooked to perfection. All in all a trust worthy venue which I will return to.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Simon S. 15 February 2015

Fantastic venue for lunch with colleagues / clients - charming hosts, pleasant service and great food - don't be put off by the renovation work to the nearby buildings / exterior on Cullum Street, descend the steps to the restaurant and you are transported back in time

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Domenico V. 09 January 2013

We booked this restaurant for a Christmas team celebration. We were confined in a ‘next room area’ which was cold and detached from the main restaurant. Food was presented badly and rather average. Wine more or less the same a mediocre prosecco followed up by an anonimous red. The team left the room quite deflated. I believe the location makes the name of this restaurant because the quality that delivers, including the service is quite below par.