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

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

Excellent..good food generous portions..great service..nice chilled atmosphere..lovely touches..bread ,water and madelines with great offer..will definitely come again thanks

Trudi Barber 19 March 2017
from London

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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 94 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (72)
  • lunch (44)
  • romantic (34)
  • business (30)
  • value (27)
  • private dining (26)
  • luxury (20)
  • al fresco (14)
  • large parties (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • breakfast (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((* 11 April 2017 by D Paul from London

    Very enjoyable French bistro atmosphere. Excellent service and good food

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Isabel Cerda from London

    Excellent service and generous portions. Very good wine selection as well.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Trudi Barber from London

    Excellent..good food generous portions..great service..nice chilled atmosphere..lovely touches..bread ,water and madelines with great offer..will definitely come again thanks

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Roxane Chamberlain from London

    We had lunch at the Boulestin and it was delightful. The set menu was delicious and the staff helpful, they coped well with our food intolerances. I would suggest booking a later lunch as it will become quieter.

  • (((** 16 March 2017 by Anna Giannetti from London

    We visited in a Monday night so not many people. Lovely traditional French Brassiere, pleasant staff

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Terry Stead from Malmesbury

    Excellent attentive and unhurried service. The food was first class. We had main courses of confit of duck and the cod. Both were wonderful. I also enjoyed the excellent squash goats cheese starter.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Deb from London

    My friends and I had an excellent experience and will go back for another meal.

  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Nigel Morris from London

    A really excellent experience, food , service, Win'e recommendation and ambience. A very good 3 course deal with Bookatable.

  • ((((* 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

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