Boisdale of Belgravia

British, Scottish, Steak·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Boisdale of Belgravia

Silver Award

Boasting tartan chairs, kilted waitresses, hunting trophies and a selection of whisky to make any crofter sing, Boisdale of Belgravia clearly isn’t shy of trumpeting its Scottish heritage. There’s plenty of Caledonian flag-waving on the menu too, from haggis in various guises (try the mustardy Scotch egg riff with neeps ’n’ tatties) to beef from Buccleuch Estate, salmon, “wonderful” oysters and seasonal game. With classic sauces such as béarnaise and green peppercorn to go with steaks “cooked exactly as requested”, it’s not exactly cutting-edge stuff, but the jolly crowd are mainly here to enjoy themselves in surroundings that make them feel as if they’ve “stepped back in time”. Many scoot upstairs for a snifter whilst smoking something from the walk-in humidor after they’ve eaten; nearly all stay for the easy, lively jazz session that kicks in at 10pm. It can seem a tad expensive, but no one seems to mind. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Scottish, Steak
Fun, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Brunch, Late night dining
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Live music or dancing, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Boisdale, in the heart of elegant Belgravia, is a celebration of Scotland’s heritage, with its decor, its drinks, and especially, its food. Paired with live music every night, a whisky bar, and a cigar terrace, Boisdale promises a lively and authentic dining experience.

Inside a grand Georgian townhouse, Boisdale boasts plush velvet turquoise seating, luxurious red walls adorned with old framed photographs, mahogany wood, and tartan carpets, which work together to create an old-school, intimate atmosphere that transports diners from bustling London to an exclusive Scottish club. With a commitment to only using the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, the restaurant offers up classic Scottish fare with some innovative twists.

On the extensive menus (choose from a la carte, all-day dining, Sunday jazz lunch, a two-course pre-theatre menu, or a two-course set lunch), expect to find traditional dishes such as Dumfriesshire blackface haggis with neeps and tatties, creamy and heartwarming cullen skink, or steamed Shetland mussels. Top-quality dry-aged Scottish beef is also on offer, from sirloin and ribeye, to the sharing chateaubriand, all served with triple-cooked chips and hand-picked vegetables. Boisdale even recommends its own label claret as a wine pairing with the succulent steaks. Other dishes include oysters, cured fish, wild Scottish venison, and lobster in various forms.

Desserts are just as authentic, and indulgent, with the likes of sticky toffee pudding with a toffee and rum sauce, and Boisdale fruit crumble with English custard. If you would prefer a digestif, Boisdale has you covered, with an ample selection of Scottish malt whiskies, after dinner cocktails, such as a smoky old fashioned, wines, and spirits. You can also discover the secret terrace, where the finest Cuban cigars can be smoked with unique views of Belgravia. Stick around till the evening for live jazz, blues, and soul music, to complete the vibrant and sophisticated dining experience.


Is there entertainment?

Yes, there is live music every night.

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Are there vegetarian options?

Yes, the menu offers a few vegetarian dishes.

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Is there a set menu?

Yes, the restaurant offers a two-course pre-theatre set menu, and a two-course set lunch menu.

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15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

020 7730 6922 020 7730 6922


Opening Times

Mon 17:00-22:00
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-00:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-16:00


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19 Reviews 

Jason H

23 May 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
A classic

Boisdale is a restaurant that knows what it is about. Scottish, traditional and firmly focused on steaks and other cuts of meat. All washed down with great wines and an abundant selection of malts.

Cassie G

14 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
Big disappointment

We were so looking forward to this meal as an early family Christmas celebration and it was such a disappointment. We were cold and shivering at the table. The server didn't know the difference between the four types of oysters. The barman made mock tails for the children which were undrinkable as made with undiluted fruit concentrate. The steak was freezing cold in the middle (straight out of the fridge and not brought to room temperature). The fried crispy chili squid was curry flavoured and soft not remotely crispy. There was so much missing and so little redeemable features of the meal. We were sad at such an apparent demise of such a wonderful institution of a restaurant. Hopefully it will make a comeback one day. 

David G

30 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Excellent food and service throughout our visit. Special mention for the waiter in the cigar terrace who really looked after us and rounded off a lovely evening.

sammy L

24 April 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 5
Good food

Everything was perfect everyone had good food and staff were very attentive and pleasant.

Anne W

26 July 2019  
Great food, service and decor.

Sarah G

10 December 2018  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
This place is a real joy, the food, the ambience and the service. Could not fault it, and despite only my second visit I cannot wait to return. You have to try the 50-day aged sirloin with the goose fat potatoes and gravy, so completely simple and yummy!

Suzanne C

10 July 2018  
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The oldest and still the best. I have been coming here for 20 years - for incredible seafood, cocktails, music and the odd puff of a cigar on the rooftop.

paul W

11 May 2017  
Great food and ambience.

Kiran S

28 October 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great steak. Great wine.
Thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Boisdale Belgravia last week. We both had fantastic rib eye steaks paired with a deep red, recommended by our waiter. A more intimate setting compared with the Canary Wharf set up.

Louise R

28 October 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Brilliant atmosphere
Brilliant steak, fab choice of whiskies and amazing cigar terrace!
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