5 St James's Street, London SW1A 1EF
Latest critic review: October 20, 2013
Best service i have ever had
absolutely awesome. From accommodating us for valentines to the sevice at the table, i am and was impressed. I had the Lobster soup starter (possibly the most flavoursome soup ever) and my wife had the onion soup.. almost a full meal.. we ended up sharing a main.. and this was the risotto.. absolutly perfect. so much so, we were full, but we still had to have dessert.. and wow.. the flourless cake was amazing.
the valentines cocktails, the wine, the water, the table manners.. 10/10
will be visiting again certainly!
Believed the hype, hugely disappointed
I should first mention that my partner and I popped in for breakfast, so I can't vouch for the lunch or dinner services. We ventured here as it was so positively reviewed and had a really awful experience - coffee that was cold (reordered 3 times), dry lukewarm toast (no butter), poached eggs that were (a) hard,which had obviously sat under a lamp for a while and (b)were old as they no longer looked like poached eggs should but came to resemble a squalid hard comet like bulb of yolk attached to a stringy matt of egg white -really unpleasant. We ended up walking away with a £40 bill for 2 breakfasts as well, which is crazy. I really can't agree with the claim that Boulestin is a gem for breakfast based on my experience. I certainly wouldn't trust them in the future.
I thought the food was delicious, loved the decor and how the restaurant will spill out onto the fantastic and utterly unique terrace in the spring. The room is really gorgeous and feels like a breathe of fresh air, stylish and bright and light. Food was fantastic and the service charming.
Boulestin is back!
Fantastic food, lovely interior, great to have a French Restaurant on my doorstep in St James. Will definitely come back as service and dinner was superb!