My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last night at Boisdale Bishopsgate and had the Jacobite set menu (£29.50/person, a glass of Prosecco, a sharing platter of Chateaubriand & lobster, a plate of 3 desserts to share).
The meat we had ordered “blue” (very rare) came as ordered and obviously perfectly aged as it melted away in our mouth. The lobster was perfectly cooked as it was as tender, sitting in its shell thus requiring no work on our part. The dish had just enough butter on top enhancing, without modifying, the lobster's flavour.
The side potato wedges were a bit too soft and flavourless but we had not come for this and we are quite demanding on this side as we have experienced a few times the Belgium ones in Brussels.
The desserts were:
- a variation of Eaton mess, we are not fans of the dish in general as we find it too heavy, but we found not fault in this one
- crème brûlée, a good size portion with real vanilla nearly finished us off but we still managed to have the last desert in front of us that is,
- chocolate fondant, which had been made with properly dark chocolate, which definitely finished us off, satiated and satisfied
The waitress was friendly, smiling, attentive and knew her job spot on. The live piano was at the perfect level for background and atmosphere. I cannot comment on the wine as we did not order any and as French we are biased against Prosecco relative to Champagne, which should not be expected in a £29.5/person set menu anyway.
Overall a great experience at very good value with perfect quantities and professional service; a “hidden” gem in the area.