Boisdale of Canary Wharf First Floor Grill and Terrace

3.8
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Overlooking the fountains of Cabot Place in a Gotham City style building, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is poised to become one of London’s most iconic dining and entertaining spots. Frequented by business types fresh from the high powered towers of Canary Wharf, Boisdale blends a stunning setting with comfort and a high level of service with a warm, smiling welcome. On the First Floor, the colonial Art Deco-inspired Oyster Bar & Grill, surrounded by palm trees, is a crescent of white marble at the centre of which is a magnificent crustacean display. The Oyster Bar & Grill serves a definitive range of oysters, Hebridean shellfish, Scottish smoked salmon and a superb range of caviar, alongside Boisdale’s legendary steaks and burgers. The Oyster Bar & Grill also boasts an alfresco dining terrace and smoking area, seating up to 40 people with views over to the City.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
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3.7
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3.7
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3.3
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London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

serious servise issues, no hostsoperating, so impossible to find your table. Had to actually go around the retaurant to look for a waiter.
Food is good, but a portion of salmon is tiny for 22 pounds.

h
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and ambience but lunch menu was limited in choice.

L
London
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

V limited menu for lunch plus a waitor preferred not to be seen, means a mediocre experience... The sweet potato fries were good though.

JC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was good but the restaurant had no record of our booking and we were seated in the terrace next to an extremely loud speaker. Despite requesting that the noise level be turned down, there seemed to be little change. Overall a disappointing experience and not one we would repeat.

BD
Bath
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A little over priced for food they serve. You are paying for the atmosphere and location. Would consider going for live music and drinks rather then food next time.

RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Although the service was faultless it was probably the only thing that was. I have dined at the restaurant several times over the years, but was disappointed to return to find a somewhat restricted menu if you did not eat beef. Further, my fish dish was unpalatable due to being too salty, and the homemade ice cream was more mousse like than ice cream.
I found the entire experience rather disappointing and not up to the standard I remember Boisdale being.

CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning evening once again, incredible management who made you feel like a star. Thankyou again!

CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and amazing Italian Waitress, helpful and knew just how to create a lovely atmosphere with my guests!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table of 3, we ordered the scallops, squid and bisque. The bisque really stood out. Wonderfully intense flavour and texture.

We all ended up having burgers for mains. The quality of the meat was compatible to a supermarket and the truffle flavour I was so looking forward to was absent. I’ve had better at GBK for a fraction of the cost. Chips were average too.

They do offer a good cheese selection and their wines are really good too.

Unfortunately, this was a highly overpriced experience for what it is. £250 for 3 people seems excessive. Average service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the haggis

B
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service! It was a little quiet when we arrived at 7pm but got busier and with that the atmosphere improved. Amazing truffle burgers but I’d give the olives a miss (came in a strange pickled marinade with gerkins)

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fast and efficient. Staff very professional

CH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked for a Bank Holiday, when we arrived it wasn't open. Had to find somewhere else to eat.

MM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked the restaurant for lunch on Bank Holiday Monday, travelling over 100 miles to meet up with friends, only to find the reataurant closed. No information given out prior to our arrival. It was still showing availability later that lunchtime after we had finished rattling the locked doors!

MK
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I would like to come back and experience the live music.

D
London
45 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for lunch in Canary wharf, look forward to revisiting again

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was a business lunch but would not go back regardless
The decor was dated and the menu was pretty standard ie you could order the same in a pub. As mentioned there nothing special/different when the ordered food arrived!!!
However, the bill was double the price of a pub plus a service charge?
I will not be entertaining here again.

MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I booked a table on open table, it was confirmed. However when we got to the restaurant, they didn't have my booking, they seated us in an area which was a walk way, it was not as advertised. We ordered two course meal, simple dishes and waited a very long time (35 minutes). The waitress got our orders wrong, most likely because she couldn't speak English or didn't understand us. My colleague sent her meal back because it was wrong and despite the waitress saying it would take 2 minutes, it took 15+ minutes. Everyone else had finished eating. The waitress was useless.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Express main course was a bit small but lovely atmosphere and burgers were great

AH
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch. Business lunch with a friend. Good set menu. Food is good without being exceptional.

AI
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit in the lounge for music but ask for a table in the other area if you need to yak!

RC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic venue. Decor was very good. Food was very tasty and portions were quite generous on most dishes. Service was very good as well. Highly recommend.

h
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Great Steaks , Fresh Oysters and
Great Cocktails.

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Although the food was excellent it is rather pricey and the dining area on the first floor is a bit underwhelming.

RA
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love boisdale. The service is great and the whiskey bar is to die for. And all with great live music.

w
London
160 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good from Boisdale as usual. Service wasn't as attentive as I expect, and it wad super quiet which hanged the atmosphere. That said steak was prepared as requested and wine was delightful.

NC
London
102 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I just so love visiting Boisdale's especially in summer sitting on the terrace. Once again I had my favourite haggis, followed by the truffle burger. Just so delicious. Cannot wait to visit again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

As a positive note, live music is generally good quality and the ambience is nice. The venue is also well located, but the food is average and not good money for value. Portions are not generous and service is slow. Also inside is very chilly and staff looks disorganised. The £19 offer is very limited and whatever you add on top, aside from the service which is also not included, it's definitely too expensive. Don't even think about the coffee, expensive and weird taste..

D
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great anniversary meal

DS
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really cozy, lovely place with excellent service. Food is delicious and lovely ambiance especially during cold winter days and the festive season.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent place.
the service was excellent, the staff were very pleasant and their knowledge was impeccable

NC
London
102 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is always a pleasure to visit Boisdale and on this visit we ate from the fixed menu with a glass of prosecco.

As always I had the haggis and we all went for the steaks. The food was just excellent, but then I wouldn't expect anything less.

I therefore look forward to visiting again next week.

DS
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely as always, cozy, especially during the festive season.

S
London
4 reviews