Boulevard Brasserie

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Contemporary French

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Boulevard Brasserie is one of Covent Garden’s most iconic restaurants fixtures. Serving heart-warming French classics since 1991, this grande dame of brasseries is the perfect place to soak up Covent Garden's unique cultural heritage. Set over three intimate floors with views of the Royal Opera House and décor reminiscent of 1920’s art nouveau Europe, Boulevard Brasserie echoes a true sense of Parisian style in London’s own Theatreland. The restaurant and café offers a selection of carefully curated menus founded on seasonality, freshness and flavour. Guests can choose from our popular Lunch and Pre-Theatre Menu, Light Lunches, Dinner Menu all serving Parisian classics such as French Onion Soup, Moules Marinière & frites, Croque Monsieur, Coq au vin, Crème Brûlée and our much-loved Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu.

Specials

Unlimited Aperol Spritz £20

Unlimited Aperol Spritz £20 when dining from the Al a carte menu. Not in conjunction with any other deal or promotion

Terms and Conditions: 1.5 hours from booking time. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: January 10, 2020

Ends: March 31, 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-7:00PM

3 course roast a glass of house wine/bloody Mary £20

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: from a Sunday Roast menu. Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: December 27, 2019

Ends: April 7, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-9:45PM

50% off food

Get 50 % off your food only from a la carte menu. Min 2 courses per guests ( starter & main or main & dessert ). Maximum 6 diners.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service. Get 50 % off your food only from a la carte menu. Min 2 courses per guests ( starter & main or main & dessert ). Maximum 6 diners.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: December 27, 2019

Ends: April 7, 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00PM-10:30PM
Fri-Sat 12:00PM-4:00PM 7:45PM-11:45PM

3 courses & a kir royale: £25

Get 3 course set menu with a kir royale for £25. Offer applies to the set menu .

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: December 27, 2019

Ends: April 7, 2020

Availability: Sat 7:45PM-11:45PM

2 courses & a kir royale: £20

Get 2 course set menu (starter and main course) with a kir royale for £20. Offer applies to the set menu .

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: December 27, 2019

Ends: April 7, 2020

Availability: Sun-Mon 12:00PM-9:45PM
Tue-Thu 12:00PM-10:45PM
Fri 12:00PM-11:45PM
Sat 12:00PM-4:45PM

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 8:00PM - 11:45PM

What 9813 People Are Saying
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SA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner. Food was also tasty. Helpful and perfect service. Overall a nice experience.

D
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I visit often but was disappointed that when taking a friend there for the first time that a lot of the menu was unavailable as they had run out. The restaurant opens at 12:00 and my booking was 12:15 so I would not expect that the Sunday lunch menu had run out. Nevertheless, I think it’s in a great location, the food is of good quality and value and the service up to scratch.
I will visit again in hope they are more prepared for the custom they get on my next visit.

CP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely restaurant. The service was slow but a good slow, just right to have nice meal and not feel rushed. The food was good. We had an amazing table upstairs by the window.

DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food friendly staff nothing was too much trouble

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall a good experience. The cocktails weren’t made properly and didn’t taste great, and the service was slow (we got our main courses 1hr and 15mins after sitting down) but it was a Saturday evening and they were very busy. The food itself was very tasty, and the team were friendly.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family group of 5 enjoyed an early pre-theatre dinner. The menu was simple but the food tasty, the staff friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the price reasonable.

IT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A pleasant, friendly and relaxing ambience to enjoy a pre theatre meal with friends. Good food well cooked and attentive, but not overbearing, service. The two hour table slot is fine. Would recommend.

S
London
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value with the deal. Consistent food and friendly service

M
London
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant has a cosy feel about it and the food is good. We went for the Opentable set menu which, at £23 for 3 courses and a glass of Kir Royale, is good value for money. I chose the chicken liver parfait, followed by a tasty trout Almondine (with almonds) on a bed of mashed potatoes (plus roast vegetables as an extra) and a creme brulee for dessert. A slight downside was that when the restaurant got busy it was very noisy and apart from the people sitting opposite and beside me I struggled to hear what was being said. Overall, a very enjoyable lunch.

OT
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal with good service and a relaxed atmosphere. We have dined here many times and my favourite continues to be Bouillabaisse although my husband loved the Seafood Risotto. I very much enjoyed my birthday and look forward to our next visit.

NP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and friendly, attentive waiting staff. Lovely building, although a little cramped and noisy.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ambience was good, although rather dark at our table. Welcome was good, service rapid and excellent. The food, though, was disappointing, with little flavour.

g
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant and quiet evening, great food: enjoyed the boeuf bourguignon and bouillabaisse, quick and friendly service; definitely a place to return to.

g
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theater location is perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Although I booked in advanced the table we were allocated was under the stairs with low head room and next to a storage door, not the romantic experience I was expecting. The food was reasonable but the desert took a while to be served as a result the ice cream had melted! My son uses this restaurant a lot and had brought us a voucher (not a special deal) an alternative to cash to use here after our theatre visit. As soon as we presented the voucher the staff acted like they were doing us a favour for us being there, very strange! The first comment was it was out of date, quickly followed up but I’ve never seen one of these before I’ll get the manager to have a look in to this! I can’t remember the last time I didn’t leave a tip but the experience was so poor I even questioned the service charge!

Kind regards

PB
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre theatre meal here in January and made even better with 50% off food from the a la carte. I had the seafood risotto main which was very tasty.

MR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant with great, tasty food. We have been several times.

S
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a favourite restaurant of ours, convenient for Covent Garden shows, and although it has been a few years since we have been here, it once again delivered consistent good quality French food. The staff are very friendly and attentive and prices are reasonable for a central London establishment.

FC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the moment we arrived the service was excellent all staff were friendly and helpful advising us on cocktails and the food was excellent would definitely go again and recommend to family and friends

A
London
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Overpriced and overrated restaurant and food. The service was excellent but the food and the ambiance were mediocre.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as good as amazing.

P
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Truly lovely place, and almost directly opposite the Royal Opera House. Food quality and preparation were outstanding. I've given 3 rather than 5 stars, because at £200 for dinner for 4, this was a little pricier than expected. You always expect a bit of a premium price so near to Covent Garden, but I thought this was just too much, especially as we only had 1 course, (although we did have some wine, and a single ice-cream and some coffee at dessert).

Staff were especially brilliant - chceked if we had a performance deadline to make, and made sure all went along to timescales. Very friendly and cosy atmosphere.

Food was also excellent. I had a vegetarian risotto, (asparagus with beautifully / perfectly cooked spinach in it), which was so delicious I was sad it was finished, (although in fairness the portion was also fairly generous - so very nice. Others in our party appeared happy with what they had, (Steak & Chips, and Tuna and chips), and so food quality was certainly 5 stars.

Place was clean and spacious. Other than the price, I'd certainly give this 5 stars. I will probably go back again, (this was my first visit there), and would recommend to people also, but I think to fill the place out, and to get people coming back again and again, the management need to look at their pricing, because that is their achilles heel.

La Boheme afterwards was unforgettable!

JC
London
50 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and nice experience as always

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent quality of food and a satisfactory level of attention when we needed it. (No conversation intrusions at all.... a major plus in my book)

On the downside were:
Uncomfortably warm room
Essentially the room was candlelit, leaving me struggle to read anything... so just a trifle too dark for me.
Also they offered to take my coat, but I was a bit alarmed to see how easily someone could have walked off with it since it was on display at a key thoroughfare in the restaurant. I would have preferred a more secure location for it.

R
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely little Brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden. Waiters were very helpful and the food was good.

KH
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good. The only downside was that more tables had probably been crammed in than was comfortable or maybe were just unlucky with our table.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions. It’s very convenient for theatre and the opera house.
We always receive a friendly welcome, and are looked after very well.
The food is good and great service too.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good meal, good value and excellent service. Just loses a star for being rather cramped - five adults around a small table. Will certainly dine there again.

FM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the early pre theatre £23 for 3 courses and a Kir Royal. While the choice on this menu was limited, the food was good for the price - not going to turn the world on fire, but perfectly pleasant. The atmosphere was convivial. Service to start with was a little slow but speeded up and the waitress was very agreeable. It wasnt busy so we stayed longer than the 2 hour slot. We agreed as a group we would go back there for a reasonably priced meal,especially pre theatre.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a good place for pre-theatre meals. The ambience was nice and easy to chat to friends without loud music. Service was friendly. Food was good portion and well cooked, however slightly too salty for some of us. Overall it was very good value for what we get. Good location to get a sit-down meal before a show.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant, our favourite place when we are going to theatre. Tasty food served well.

p
Surrey
66 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent pre-show meal. Brasserie experience better than chains such as Blanc and Cote. Best steak frites in a long time, and excellent value with Toptable offer.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were going to the theatre so service had to be quick. Everything went according to plan. Helpful and speedy staff, good food, great ambiance, altogether great experience and value for money. Will go again!

M
Hertfordshire
86 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited Boulevard on many occasions and will continue to do so. Food, service and location all very good with the OT offer making for excellent value. Recommended.

PA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I am a regular customer when going to the opera house because the food is excellent and the service prompt. However, on this occasion one of the main courses brought to us was not the one we ordered and our order of olives prior to the meal was forgotten and required a reminder. In the past I have been impressed by the way the waiting staff commit the order to memory rather than write it down - but not on this occasion! The lighting can be rather dim for reading the menu to the extent that you have to hold the menu close to a candle to read it.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff were very attentive too. Very Good set lunch deal .. will be back for sure

KH
1 review