Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

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"GOOD"

9 reviews

8 Northumberland Avenue , London, WC2N 5BY

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0207 808 3344

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Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant
Boyds Grill   Wine Bar Covent Garden restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

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"GOOD"

If ever you want to experience Victorian grandeur at its apogee, take a peek into the glorious interior of Boyds. Marble-clad, with double-height ceilings and a fabulously elegant bar and lounge area, it epitomises the sumptuousness of the period – and the food’s pretty good too. Drop in for a quick bite at lunchtime, or to meet a colleague or a date for a drink after work. Alternatively, make a night of it with the whole client-entertaining caboodle. The kitchen produces a modern British menu with global overtones – salmon comes cured in Sipsmith gin and served with buttermilk sorbet and daikon; rib-eye steak has a bone marrow faggot for company, and a pile of buttery mash to soak up the Bordelaise sauce; bar nibbles include various cheeses and cured and potted meat. The wine list and cocktails, cherry-picked from around the world, would make an imperialist feel entirely at home. 


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Special offers from Boyds Grill & Wine Bar

Pre theatre: 2 courses £21/3 courses £24

From: 19 April 2018

To: 19 October 2018

Max: 20

From a set menu, 3 courses £24. Only available 17:00-18:45.
Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-6:45PM

From a set menu, 3 courses £24. Only available 17:00-18:45.

Lunch: 2 courses £21

From: 19 April 2018

To: 19 October 2018

Max: 20

From a set menu, 3 courses £24.
Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-3:00PM

From a set menu, 3 courses £24.

Look for the "£" icon when booking (offers only available on certain days/times)

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar Location

8 Northumberland Avenue , London WC2N 5BY

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0207 808 3344

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -9pm)

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar 's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.0

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Service: 8.3

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Atmosphere: 7.8

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Value: 7.7

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

12 November 2015

The food was absolutely fantastic, please don't loose the chef and their team. The person I was with told them it was my birthday when we arrived. They surprised both of us with a bailey's chocolate cheesecake which was divine and something they didn't have to do. All the staff were lovely and attentive. This is somewhere I would recommend anyone to go to as you will have a fantastic evening. Many thanks for looking after me and making my birthday very enjoyable.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
14 May 2015

Boyds is basically the secluded section of a space that evokes the lobby of a faded grand hotel. Indeed, this was once the Imperial Victoria and it could have served as a set for the film "The Grand Budapest Hotel". The upholstery of the furniture is irredeemably ugly and the modern paintings on the wall have no artistic merit and are nothing more than Eurotat paint spills. Descending from the distant ceiling and jarring strongly with the opulent faux and real marble are a number of weird chandeliers, clearly leftovers from a Star Trek episode that didn't quite work. Once in a while, though, our constitutions are left healthier for a bit of jarring and this setting certainly does it. But that is all that is disconcerting. The food is well above average and the menu gives you the inspired ability to combine what is effectively a number of tapas followed by a main course that is inevitably very good. Service is competent but variable. At best, it is coolly efficient, and at its worst the servers stand around looking vaguely uneasy. Maybe they fear what an earth tremor might do to those chandeliers. Nevertheless, this is a good restaurant despite the unfortunate esthetics. It is becoming popular and deserves to be, especially in the chilly culinary desert that is Northumberland Avenue.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 4

Silver Reviewer
07 May 2014

We ate at Boyd's on a Friday night pre-theatre; great space, being in the main rear lobby area of a former railway hotel. Surrounded by various coloured Italian marble from decades back (plus a garish splodge painting of the owner's which clashes impressively), and not too obvious music, the 2 or 3-course menu had varied English tapas starters (quail scotch egg, potted shrimps, belly of pork etc) and then a short list of mains; we had warm salmon salad and a roast chicken portion; both very respectable. I also had a modest glass of powerful, tasty, Belgian beer, at 7%. In and out in 1.25 hours, so all very efficiently done, and reasonable too.

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