Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood
Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood

Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelondonwesthollywood.com/gordon_ramsay/Boxwood_cafe.cfm
  • Phone: (310) 358-7788
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Available daily 11am - 4pm
    Weekend Brunch 11am - 3pm
    Afternoon Tea: Available daily 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Keene
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: For Large Parties or Private Events such as Bridal Showers, Baby Showers please call Andrew Donovan at 310.358.7711 or email Adonovan@thelondon.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining by Gordon Ramsay incorporates all of the aspects that create a memorable celebration or occasion, and deftly perfects each detail to enhance every moment with innovative menus, creative presentation and impeccable yet approachable service.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Donovan 3103587711
  • Special Events: DineLA Restaurant Week January 21 - February 1

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available through The London West Hollywood hotel.
A word from Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood
Boxwood Café at The London West Hollywood is a casual alternative to Chef Ramsay’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant, featuring a bistro-style ambiance and menu, along with a beverage list focusing on California vintages and microbrews.



Open daily for breakfast and afternoon tea on weekends.



Please visit The Rooftop at The London West Hollywood for reservations on our Rooftop.
Indulge in al fresco dining while enjoying unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline.
Open daily for Lunch and Dinner, Breakfast on weekends and Afternoon tea on weekdays.
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Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Where's the potatoes?
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Ate here all week that i was in LA. My last day I decided to get an omelette. There was only one type on the menu so I asked if I could have a swiss/mushroom one in replace of what was on the menu. No problem. Except when it came I did get anything but the omelette. No potatoes or greens, etc. that the one on the menu came with. What's up with that?
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  • Free Breakie
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The free breakie is good. Decent selection for cereals, fruit, bagels, etc.
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  • Nice Breakfast
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Breakfast is free! Little quiches, fruit, hard salamies, cheese, cereals, and more. It's good. Cuz it's free
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  • Nice Breakfast
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Breakfast is free! Little quiches, fruit, hard salamies, cheese, cereals, and more. It's good. Cuz it's free
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  • Good Free Food
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Breakfast is free! Little quiches, fruit, hard salamies, cheese, cereals, and more. It's good. Cuz it's free
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  • Nice free breakfast
    ReviewmanVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good for "free." Fruit. Bagels. Cereal. And a bunch of other stuff. Try it.
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  • Great Food, Tired decor
    Grfan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fabulous lunch, certainly up to the standard we expect from Gordon Ramsay. The decor is decades out of sync. Needs remodeling !!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Today was average
    bruceVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've been to the Boxwood many times, and a couple of times for Afternoon Tea. Today I brought my son for his birthday. It was a pleasant experience, but somehow not on par with the other times I've been here. Maybe the restaurant was not busy, or the server wasn't peppy enough (although he was friendly enough and the service was not slow or anything wrong). The food was as great as always. It just didn't have the vibe to it I've experienced in the past. It may not even been their fault, but I wasn't feeling it like I usually do. I will be back eventually, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 236 reviews are from the Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood reviews archive.
  • dani
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    an absolutely stunning hotel and the restaurant had incredible food. The view from our booth was beautiful and my friends and i thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. A really special and fun way to spend an afternoon with its great location and amazing views and delicious food. highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Don't expect to be treated special.
    Unhappy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was really disappointed! I wrote that it was my daughter's 16th b-day she loves Hells Kitchen/ Chief Ramsey on my comments. THE ONLY REASON WE BOOKED THE RESERVATION @ THE BOXWOOD CAFE, because of this. IT WAS A VERY COLD DISAPPOINTING BIRTHDAY.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NIKIVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Lobster roll is fabulous. Service is excellent,very knowledgeable and helpful making dining experience more personal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Great service
    Bton1268
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great portion size enough to get desert, coffee, and glass of champagne to celebrate special occasion. Great ambiance for special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    limeyle
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We came to the GR Boxwood specifically for afternoon tea in the main room and it was lovely. The snacks provided were top notch. The only disappointment was simply that the tea selections were limited. Also, I have heard that in the summer that the teas moves to the roof which may or may not be a good thing since it does get rather warm up on that level. Being in the main dining area which is decorated very nicely I think is ideal, especially for older patrons. I will come back for my next special occasion. Lastly, they have two group event rooms for those who want to host a tea for larger crowds.
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  • Afternoon Tea
    Pickyeater39
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The rose tea was wonderful. The scones and creams were delicious. However, the sandwiches were only so-so. I did not care for the curry one at all. But perhaps that is just me. This being a Gordon Ramsey establishment the sandwiches should be better tasting. Not to be harsh, but honestly, I could get a better tasting sandwich at Submarina.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Delightful!
    EmichelVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Afternoon Tea at the Boxwood Cafe was delicious & delightful! This was my first time at the Boxwood Cafe & I wasn't expecting much---the tea was very reasonably priced for Beverly Hills/WeHo & making reservations seemed too easy. But everything--from the lobby of the lovely boutique London Hotel, to the stylish restaurant with its view and attentive serving staff, to the last tasty dessert morsel--was wonderful. I would go back again and again AND, when I need one of those stay-cations and want to be close to the strip--this is where I will stay, hands down. The Rose-Vanilla tea was fragrant & tasty, the scone & almond cake delicious, sandwiches were super fresh and the desserts were luscious. Just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved their tea.........be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Loved their tea.........be sure to add the Prosecco.........service amazing
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    special occasion
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  • Lovely hotel, lovely room
    tfor2
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Lovely hotel, lovely room - really mediocre tea... Tea bags rather than tea leaves- good pastries, terrible sandwiches - dried out bread, fishy lox and generally poor tasting. We were quite surprised and a bit disappointed but, the room and service were lovely. Gordon would not have approved had he actually tasted the food, however, being with good friends made it fun. Just don't go and think the food will be comparable to other high teas - not so much.
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    scenic view
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  • Amazing Tea -- Highly Recommend
    LosFelizDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    My mother, sister and 5 year old son had tea here over the holidays. The room is stunning, the service was perfect and the food was delicious, in particular the smoked salmon sandwich and ALL of the pastries, especially the scones w/ lemon curd and clotted cream. I have been to afternoon tea at the Regent Beverly Wilshire, the Peninsula, the Hotel Bel-Air and the Langham in Pasadena. It tied the Peninsula (but the tea at London cost us less $) and was FAR better than the other three. And I liked the room more than the lobby at the Peninsula.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Elegance
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Beautiful, tasteful decor, lovely city views, sensitive and attentive service, and a somewhat limited, but excellent selection of entrees, salads and sandwiches. Casual but upscale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegance at Tea Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Here's the place to come for an elegant afternoon tea in the lovely hotel cafe. Wonderful experience.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the champagne tea!
    TanyaJeanVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    I always love having high tea at the Boxwood Cafe with my girlfriends! Service is polite and friendly. The bite sized treats are always fresh and super yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great afternoon tea
    Balconyhound
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Have been here for dinner a few times, but Saturday afternoon we decided to go for afternoon tea, A great experience, great tea and sandwiches and great services..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    AYUC
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    When my mother and I visited Boxwood Cafe for afternoon tea last Thursday, they served afternoon tea at the roof top. We ordered Earl Grey for tea, and our teas were served with a tea bag in a ceramic pot. I know they usually serve loose leaf tea in an iron pot, and not to mention, customers next to our table were served with an iron pot. We were very disappointed that they served our tea with a tea bag in a ceramic pot for $28 per person afternoon tea. Scones were not freshly made and they were already cold. At the end, when I asked for our check, 20% tip was already included. I used to like this restaurant, so I was very disappointed. It's a part of Gordon Ramsay restaurants, so I expected better quality drink, food and services.
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  • Gordon...
    filmbee
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Lived up to expectations. We only had breakfast here but it was great, the service was good (much better than other reviews suggested) and it wasn't overly expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Experience
    Valerie
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I was amazed at the decor, elegant grand beautiful breathtaking Decor at the Box Wood Cafe. It was my birthday and I brought my family of 5. The surroundings, the people the inside of the Box Wood Cafe was just as beautiful as the Hotel. The service was great however I'm sad to say I was very disappointed by the breakfast. The Omelet time I orderef was very bland very little to it. My adult children are big eaters and are very big critics of food. it is not often that they are disappointed by something especially food . however in this case they left their food on their plate there was no seasoning. I would go back I will try dinner but not breakfast I'm hoping for a better tasting food my next experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot for tea
    Jenet32
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We came for the afternoon tea and had a great time . Wait staff was very attentive to our table. The restaurant was very slow so they had a lot of time on their hands, they must have changed the settings on the empty tables around us a minimum of five times during our two hour visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good food
    HenrikWeHoVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    - now, unfortunately, it got quite pricey for what it is, and therefore there are so many alternatives out there, when you want to take your colleagues etc. out for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Afternoon tea here is amazing - well worth the price and you will get FULL. A really fun and great place with a group of girlfriends... really quiet on the weekday we came here, no need for a reservation on a weekday I would say. Give it a try!
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    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    Xana
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    I booked Boxwood for our anniversary. We arrived to an empty restaurant so went upstairs to rooftop - after we were told it's basically the same menu. I ordered shrimp cocktail - 4 shrimps arrived slightly seasoned with a bowl of dipping sauce - looked straight out of a packet. Not worth the $22 price tag. I sent them back. I ordered a Cobb salad with no blue cheese, and got blue cheese. I'm pregnant so something I'm not comfortable eating. The waitress disappeared for ages so that was frustrating too. Overall, a MAJOR disappointment. We've been to a few Ramsey restaurants in London but this didn't feel like a Ramsey.
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  • Boxwood Boxes out the rest
    DeltaGirl1913
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Great food. Truly gourmet. The Mother's Day menu was WAY pricier than it needs to be. But it was a nice treat for Mother's Day. Service was impeccable...which is interesting because I think the restaurant has an identity crisis--service and food were five star, but the way Boxwood sells itself is three-star (I.e. Casual and less fussy than The Gordon Ramsay restaurant also in The London). Maybe regular days aren't as fussy and they just went all out for the occasion? Who knows...the point is that the food was soooo very good, I'd still go back any time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boxwood is great
    bruceVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We went in for brunch, turns out there was no more brunch being offered, and the breakfast buffet & open menu was over. So we had lunch instead. which was still fine. The burger, chicken club and fish were all prepared very well, and the stoicky toffee dessert was fabulous, should have ordered two.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 3 of us for tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    There were 3 of us for tea and asside from the 6 scones that were served there were only enough finger sandwiches for 2. The bread was dry. Where were the egg salad finger sandwiches? The humous was tasteless and spread very thin. It was as if the kitchen was not expecting any customers for tea and scrambled to put something together for us. The clotted cream was the best I have ever tasted. The lemon curd was not zesty enough and was a little too sweet. The waiter was outstanding and made us feel very welcomed. I think his name was Pierro; he was South African. Not the best effort at a high tea despite the name of the hotel- London.
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    great for lunch
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  • I would never go back here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    I would never go back here again. The food was terrible. Sandwiches felt stale and so were the pastries. No ambiance..and no surprise, the place was empty. On top of all that, we asked for 2 glasses of wine and were charged $35!! More than the lousy tea..
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  • The food was good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The food was good but the service was awful. There didn't seem to be any locals in the Resturant, just hotel guests.
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  • This was our 20 year anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was our 20 year anniversary and there is no other place that we could have celebrated it but at the Box Wood Cafe! They were so accomodating since our original reservations were for afternoon tea on Valentines Day; which we did not know and the person at the restaurant said say till 5:00 and order dinner. They accomodated us and it was amazing as always. We eat at all the Gordon Ramsey restuarants from the West Coast to the East Coast and we are happy to have Box Wood Cafe so close to our home!
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  • We had a wonderful lunch..everythin
    CynGriff
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    We had a wonderful lunch..everything was perfect...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Very flavorful food. Rich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Very flavorful food. Rich and sumptuous. Service a little slow - I guess they thought we were "ladies who lunch" who had nothing else to do all day.
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  • Everything was perfect except
    DonnaJVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Everything was perfect except for a table with four women who were inappropriately loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gordon Ramsey...We LOVE YOU!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    My cousin and I LOVE Gordon Ramsey and were pleased to see that Boxwood Cafe was a part of DineLA. The menu was perfect. We both enjoyed the Crispy Chicken Dumplings appertizers and the London Burger as the main course. Although my burger was medium and hers medium rare ( we ordered medium well and well done), we did not complain because we had already dressed them and were shoving them down our throats...and they were still super delicous!. Oh, and the fries..yummmmmmy! For desert I had the English Sticky Toffee Pudding. IT was warm, sweet, sticky, tofee goodness. I love that it was just enough for one because any more would have landed me in a coma. The Meyer Lemon Tart is not just a tarte either. It's lemon heaven!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • A favorite place of ours!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    A favorite place of ours! Great for Brunch, but this time it was LA week and not their normal brunch, but was amazing as always!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet