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5 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1EF +44 2077686904

(((() French
Main course: £18
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 7:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 22:30

Great service duck was amazing my wife had cod that was also amazing fresh home bake mini baguette was a nice touch and unexpected

John Frostick 18 February 2017
from Hornchurch

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Warm, convivial, relaxed and elegant, Boulestin is inspired by legendary food writer and restaurateur, Xavier Marcel Boulestin, and uses many of its namesake’s original recipes. Offsetting the Parisian-style dining room, guests can bask outside in the beautiful courtyard.

Boasting all the hallmarks of French cuisine, the old-school Boulestin menu brings M. Boulestin’s passion back to the London restaurant scene. The classic dishes on the menu are from M. Boulestin’s pre-war cookbooks, including oeuf en gelée, soupe de poissons and jambon persillé. The 23-year-old head chef Elliot Spurdle is continuously inventing and developing the menu, with dishes such as braised beef cheek & pan-fried fillet with bone marrow, and squash purée. Other dishes include ballotine of chicken with truffle compote, and roast venison loin with apples & rosehip jus. Lighter dishes include tuna tartare, quinoa & root vegetable salad and fresh squid ink papardelle with Cornish crab, artichokes and chillies, whilst Sauternes custard with Agen prunes in Armagnac offers is amongst the irresistible desserts.

Paying homage to old-world French elegance, Boulestin has large, ornate windows, numerous mirrors and smooth whites and creams to aid the luxurious atmosphere. The private dining room accommodates larger parties, using chic green seating and vintage wooden panelling.

In the heart of historic St James’s, Boulestin is walkable from Buckingham Palace, and only 6 minutes' stroll from Green Park Tube Station.


5 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1EF

Contact +44 2079302030
Reservations +44 2077686904

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Customer reviews for Boulestin

4.3 (((() (based on 86 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (66)
  • lunch (40)
  • romantic (30)
  • value (26)
  • business (24)
  • private dining (22)
  • luxury (18)
  • al fresco (14)
  • large parties (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Mike Eppel from London

    This is a very stylish restaurant in St James's with good ambience. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth tracking down. The food and service were excellent and very good value for money. My party had the set menu which was priced at £25 which included a glass of Prosecco with 3 courses all of which were substantial. I would recommend the Quinoa salad and duck dishes which we all had and enjoyed. I would certainly come back here.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by John Frostick from Hornchurch

    Great service duck was amazing my wife had cod that was also amazing fresh home bake mini baguette was a nice touch and unexpected

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Peter Coleman from isle of wight

    friendly efficient service; excellent meal with good size portions. Overall excellent value

  • ((((* 2 February 2017 by Nicholas Lyons from London

    We had the special 3 course menu which was excellent. Really delicious food. Attentive and informed service. Wines are pricey though there is a
    small selection of modestly priced ones. Lovely restaurant amd we were puzzled that there were not more dining there on a Wednesday.

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Erik Korme from Oslo, Norway

    Very nice evening with french cuisine in a nice restaurant with attentive staff. Recommended!

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Fabiano Silva from London

    Amazing food and excellent service.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Marcella Scanlan from London

    Excellent food and attentive service at this quirky restaurant. The offer menu was great with decent sized portions and a good varied price wine list. Just don't look at the floor tiles after a few drinks! Will definitely try again.

  • (((** 20 January 2017 by Liz Meek from London

    Very nice location on St James and a buzzy atmosphere, though perhaps a little noisy for absolute comfort. The meal was very good value (a bookatable special deal with three courses and champagne) for £25. Perhaps because of this, it was competent but unexciting. The doughnuts for dessert were my favourite item and others liked the cod main course.

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Mark Z from Croydon

    Boulestin is a lovely place to eat. The main course especially - Duck - was delicious. Excellent service. We both enjoyed Boulestin.

  • ((((( 11 January 2017 by Eileen Beck from Reading

    Had special meal of three courses plus glass of prosecco for £25. There were three choices of all courses. I chose a quinoa salad, followed by duck and finished with doughnuts. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The atmosphere in the restaurant is wonderful, with attentive waiters who are always within reach but never intrusive.very easy to book the special deal.

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