Boyds Bar 1

8 Northumberland Avenue , London, WC2N 5BY

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SquareMeal Review of Boyds Bar

Occupying the dramatic marble lobby of what was once a palatial hotel (built 1887 in the grand Italianate style), Boyds certainly has the wow factor. The space around its substantial central island bar – there’s also a handsome Victorian-style ‘kitchen’ counter to one side – is given over to cocktailing and snacking. Although the decor (high tables, Starck-like ‘ghost’ chairs and 1960s-style upholstery) doesn’t quite live up to the majestic surroundings, this largely unsung old girl is a good-to-know spot for get-togethers off Trafalgar Square. Order Espresso or Porn Star Martini from a drinks list that offers a dozen wines by the glass and in flights, and bubbles from £8 a flute. For snacks, cheese and Trealy Farm meat boards are reasonable at just under £20 – as are small plates at £5 for the likes of smoked salmon tartare with mango, avocado and chilli; or beef and bone-marrow faggots in Bordelaise sauce.

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Boyds Bar is recommended for

Big And Bold | Formal | Glamorous | Traditional | Counter Dining

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Charing Cross Tube Station 151m

Charing Cross Station 168m

Address

Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue , London WC2N 5BY

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-12M (Sat-Sun 8am- )

Nearby Landmarks

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 126m

Traflagar Studios 132m

Details

Telephone: 020 7808 3344

Website:

Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 6, 50

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