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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

Excellent food and service. A lovely French style setting. Good wine at a reasonable price.

Jamie Hall 03 June 2016
from Little Witley

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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

4.2 ((((* (based on 66 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (49)
  • lunch (28)
  • romantic (22)
  • value (19)
  • business (18)
  • private dining (15)
  • luxury (13)
  • al fresco (12)
  • large parties (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** by from York

    Lovely atmosphere and staff. Food very overpriced. Squash and goats cheese salad contained 4gm of cheese!!
    Cheeky 13.5% gratuity OTT.

  • (((** by from London

    Tasty food, very friendly and helpful service, attractive interior, but expensive prices, especially a la carte.

  • ((((* by from London

    Nice outdoor space when weather is good. Drinks are on the expensive side but location is good. Brunch dishes are reasonable, love the banana pancakes. Good service.

  • ((((( by from Little Witley

    Excellent food and service. A lovely French style setting. Good wine at a reasonable price.

  • ((((* by from London

    Very good Prix Fixe lunch.

  • ((((( by from London

    Delicious food, lovely ambience, swift and charming service.

  • ((((( by from London

    Elegant, sophisticated but totally relaxed. Staff were all friendly and extremely professional, the food was delicious and I can't wait to be back in London so we can visit again.

  • (((** by from London

    It was pricey for the level of dining. The food was good but nothing special.

  • ((((* by from London

    Service and food were excellent. We appreciated the quaint and quiet atmosphere. It was simply a great evening!

  • ((((* by from London

    very nice restaurant. food fine (nice confit de canard - potatoes a bit dry though) - good prices. Extremely nice service and cozy ambience.

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