Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Bolton's

Bronze Award

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Home delivery, Just Eat, Takeaway service, Uber Eats
Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Bolton's?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Bolton's.

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Location for Bolton's

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

020 7929 1981


Opening Times

Mon 08:00-10:30
Tue 08:00-10:30
Wed 08:00-10:30
Thu 08:00-10:30
Fri 08:00-10:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 11:30-15:00
Tue 11:30-15:00
Wed 11:30-15:00
Thu 11:30-15:00
Fri 11:30-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Mon 18:00-21:15
Tue 18:00-21:15
Wed 18:00-21:15
Thu 18:00-21:15
Fri 18:00-21:15
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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2 Reviews 

Gary M

First time at Boltons
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.
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Simon S

Classic service and away from the maddening crowd
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
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