Blue Boar

4.3
488 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Blue Boar Restaurant offers contemporary British dining in the heart of Westminster. Head Chef Michael Riordan combines fresh, regional ingredients to deliver a mouth-watering menu that celebrates the very best of what each British season brings. Farm sourced succulent meats and freshly caught seafood from the Devon and Cornwall coastline feature on a menu that is as perfect for a light lunch as it is for a decadent dinner.



Private dining at Blue Boar is particularly special with two exceptional spaces, connected to the main restaurant by a floor-to-ceiling wine wall.



Located in Westminster, Blue Boar restaurant is a 1-minute walk from St. James’s Park Tube Station. Situated close to the Thames, Blue Boar Westminster is a 3-minute walk to Buckingham Palace.

Please be aware that only the bar menu is available on Sunday.

Special Offers

Private Dining Room Breakfast Menu: £27

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 4 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 07:00-10:00

Lunch: 3 courses £30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 4 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

Ultimate Sandwich of the month at Blue Boar Bar with drink: £15

Ultimate Sandwich changes monthly.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 April 2019

Ends: 4 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00

3 courses: £30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 6 March 2019

Ends: 4 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 18:00-22:30

Lunch: 2 courses £25

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 13 February 2019

Ends: 4 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What 488 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
FT
Hertfordshire
28 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The venue is nice and relaxed. Serving staff are pleasant but twice had to chase for drinks and it wasn’t busy. They then put me down as not attending when we did and lost my friends debit card. The burger didn’t taste great. Because of all the issues we didn’t pay. I’d think twice before going back although accept this could have been a one-off.

Report
Helpful
RB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great new Restaurant
Set menu with B-B-Q meats brought individually to the table is fun and different.
Exciting vibe

Report
Helpful
m
Essex
37 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely breakfast, will definitely return

Report
Helpful
P
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Food was average at best. Waiter, Luke, far too pushy and patronising.

Would not return nor recommend.

Report
Helpful
L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, a really lovely experience, would use their offer again.

Report
Helpful
FB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The place is very smart yet cosy, nice ambiance and decor.

Food was good - however I ordered the tofu salad and it came without any tofu! The waiter promptly removed it from the table and brought out another salad with tofu. It tasted great but perhaps it had a little more dressing than was needed. Other people in my party who ordered said the food was very good.

The service was good - our waiter was very nice - he did forget to put something through but apologised and promptly brought it out.

It is a little on the pricey side (£100+ for 4 people with no alcohol) but I would come here again. Recommend for business lunches.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Good food And nice setting but unfortunately the service was not good, and when we asked to have the service charge off the bill, it became a very big deal! They even tried to add the bottle of wine that they gave us incorrectly after we asked for the service charge to be off the bill even though it wasn’t on the original bill!

Report
Helpful
j
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The whole experience was excellent made all the better with excellent service (Luke). The food was very good and given it was booked just on a whim, a really good find.

Report
Helpful
RC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very limited choices for vegan, and the portions were flaky.

Report
Helpful
OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Didn’t get our full order, but nice casual food.

Report
Helpful
KK
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A great meal will good and pleasant service. Fellow diners a little noisy. Ambiance a little ‘heavy’ but ok.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was really good. A great restaurant to have a conversation.

Report
Helpful
F
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good quality food and service, but at a cost.

Report
Helpful
TG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We recently visited London from the United States. Our dinner at the Blue Boar was exceptional. The food was the first rate. The service was even better. Voltan and Luke are to be highly commended for their level of professionalism.

Report
Helpful
LU
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Really really good.... the service was flawless, polite and attentive without being OTT, the food was great everything was not only delicious but beautifully presented and the venue is lovely - low lit with leather booths.
The cocktails were great too, really delicious, beautifully made and reasonably priced... they also had a couple of themed cocktails too (brexit based!) which was fun.

We were in the restaurant not the bar, and I think the only 2 possible negative things I can say were because there weren’t many people in the restaurant 1) there wasn’t much atmosphere and
2) the service was almost too quick, just a few minutes between getting our cocktails and then starter and then again between starter and main...
... but still better too quick than too slow!

Would absolutely go back!

Report
Helpful
f
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My wife and I had a very pleasant experience dining here. The meal itself was exceptional.

Report
Helpful
f
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend! The quality is fantastic for the price.

Report
Helpful
B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Whilst the food here is tasty there is no atmosphere and the staff were more interested in chatting amongst themselves than serving to few customers they had.

The bill was outrageous for what this is too.

Report
Helpful
m
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

the food was amazing but sadly service felt like an afterthought. we were constantly trying to get attention. i would eat here again, but a little attentiveness would go a long way

Report
Helpful
JL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I thought the food was great, but it felt like the waiters were trying to get us out pretty much as soon as we had finished our meal (we didn't order dessert or coffee). I would understand if the restaurant was busy, but it wasn't even half full. I would have liked to have had a relaxed post meal chat with my friend. I doubt I would go here again to be honest as I really dislike being rushed through a meal.

Report
Helpful
OT
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect setting to discuss business privately over lunch - many discreet tables.

Report
Helpful
DR
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very Nice restaurant in a very quite area but not too far from the caotic area of central london

Report
Helpful
MI
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The overall evening was really good - despite the limited menu, the experience was enhanced by exceptional service and terrific food.

Report
Helpful
MH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and service, would definitely return and recommend.

Report
Helpful
MG
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, good service, bit bright in the restaurant and we were next to the waiters station so a bit noisy and not very private.

Report
Helpful
J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The level of service was exceptional. Food was great too. Really great meal from a place that’s not a ‘London big name’.

Report
Helpful
c
Hertfordshire
59 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Concert at Westminster Central Hall with family made into a complete evening by this lovely meal just down the road. Very friendly and efficient service - delightful dishes. Would definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
JF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good steaks, service was very nice(waiter was pro), atmosphere was peaceful and interior is great. Very good place to have a dinner.

Report
Helpful
AL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks to Zoltan who has been very thoughtful and welcoming.
The food was delicious, really tasty and creative.
Thank you again for this beautiful evening.

Report
Helpful
CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super place to go, food is 1st rate service is 1st rate

Report
Helpful
JP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I like the Blue Boar and would visit more frequently but it is very expensive compared with similar alternatives.

Report
Helpful
OT
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals we had while in London. The cauliflower gratin was amazing as was the ribeye.

Report
Helpful
EP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Super place to meet an old friend for lunch and catch up. Efficient, cheerful service and delicious food. Was particularly touched by the beautifully presented birthday petit fours.

Report
Helpful
HS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Food was lovely but the service was poor which was a real shame. Waiter seemed rushed and therefore was not attentive as you would expect for the price you’re paying for the food. Left feeling very disappointed and won’t be returning.

Report
Helpful
SD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food was one of the most beautiful plates of food I have seen and enjoyed eating. Both my Husband and I enjoyed our meals. Everything perfectly cooked.

Report
Helpful
DW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food. Limited menu but great quality. Would definitely go back again. Also had breakfast in same restaurant as I was staying at the hotel and the variety, huge choice and quality was superb.

Report
Helpful
JH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were met by helpful staff who showed us where we had to go but because we arrived early we were asked to wait in the bar area where we ordered a drink. We went into the restaurant when they were open and were shown to our seats and given a menu. We were given a basket with a selection of rolls & butter and asked if we wanted some water which we did so were given a bottle of water then a member of staff took our order and after a while our food arrived which was nicely presented but the fish menu was very small & although it was to include some crab the actual crab was so tiny it was only the size of a teaspoon.
After that course we decided to have a dessert but was not impressed with the Gin& Tonic dessert because it arrived in a bowl of Crushed ice which slightly tasted of Gin and a tiny bit of fruit.
We finished by ordering a coffee each and when it arrived it was luke warm so we drank it quickly, then we asked for the bill and when it came we noticed it listed an extra dessert which we didn’t have so we pointed this out and it was removed from our bill, so we then settled up and left.

Report
Helpful
TB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is a good place for a business meal as, unlike some modern restaurants, you can hear what your dinner guest is saying!

Report
Helpful
CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We wanted a quick (less than 1h15) meal before a concert - this it turned out was not the right choice for us. Various miscommunications with the waiter despite us making our requests clear. He did offer us a glass of wine each to apologise for the mix-up with the orders. Had the food been amazing it wouldn't have been so bad, but it was just OK - we had the aubergine ravioli. It was very quiet in the restaurant but we waited over 15 mins for our drinks (which were not what we ordered). The bar at the front was very busy - we wished we'd eaten there instead.

Report
Helpful
OL
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

We had to wait 15 minutes to be seated (nobody was there)and 20 minutes more to order.Food was correct but not exceptional prices too high

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
13