Boulevard Brasserie

4.5
9860 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary French

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

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  • 50 % off the food bill

    £20.00 per person

    Jan 1 - Nov 20, 2022

    50 % off the food bill - min 2 courses ( starter & main or main & desserts ). Only a la carte menu.
What 9860 People Are Saying
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lunchaddict
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We pre booked a table for 7. We had a table on the top floor which initially was quite crowded but by the time we had our first course we were almost the only table occupied.

Service was excellent. Food and wine lovely, a great evening

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Aquadame
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely pre-theatre meal here. Service attentive and quick. The set menu had a good range and food was hot and delicious. Atmosphere 'buzzy' and real Bistro feel. Would definitely recommend.

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FoodmanTim
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very good and attentive service. Restaurant was quite full and had a good ambience.

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LouiseR
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just wonderful. All the food is delicious, the service friendly, fast and the atmosphere was great.
We had to change numbers at last minute due to pandemic and they were so accommodating - and even brought a special treat for the newly married couple we were celebrating with dinner.

We are all coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

As the stats show it was just horrendous from the get go,even after asking ahead of my booking for a candle for my girlfriend birthday they were to busy trying to get us to leave as the chef had to go home at 10.cheers for that👏🏻

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stepheng
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Superb service, very good food and the pre-theatre fixed price menu is great value. Wine was very nice and reasonably priced.

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vipOldbat
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This french bistro does not disappoint. Good food. Good portions. Very welcoming environment and lovely service.

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viridanmoon
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our post theatre meal at Boulevard Brasserie. But I had to bite my tongue, as it were, because I did not want to spoil the experience. My wife had the prix fixed menu, three courses at £19 BUT the bill showed prix fixe, two courses PLUS dessert charged full price. Not impressed, smacked of penny pinching. I kept quiet as I say because I wanted a pleasant evening. Also the cassoulet I had was minus Toulouse sausage? Still good but somewhat incomplete. I would go again but next time, mesieurs, I won't be so 'British' about speaking out....

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JohnC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service was very good and good value for money I would highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening - welcoming and attentive staff, great food and a lovely atmosphere.

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Susan
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A cosy French Bistro. Excellent food and great service. For really good value go at 6.30pm for their pre-theatre menu.

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KimM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I have eaten much better French food for much less. Not as good as we were hoping for.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very pleasant experience, as it was our 50th wedding anniversary, we were given a Prosecco each, a kind gesture, thanks. Service was prompt and the food (main, beef bourginone), the three-course menu was good value at £19 and wine not overpriced too highly. We have recommended you to our friends, well done!

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judfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming venue with tasty food & good value for money. Would happily return

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Nettie
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is delicious, they are always extremely busy, I think they do struggle to keep up with the numbers sometimes, but the staff are wonderful, very friendly and really look after you.

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food with great service.
Will definitely book again 😊

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VanessaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first visit since Covid hit, delighted to find a familiar face greeting me. As always they took care to seat me as requested in a quiet corner as my friend has hearing problems. Friendly and efficient service and delicious food at a very reasonable price and so convenient for the Royal Opera House. I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice lunch celebrating 51 years since the day we met.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I wouldn’t recommend this it was very average. The service wasn’t very friendly although it was efficient. The French onion soup was not good. It lacked flavour and was packed with lots of soggy bread with too much cheese. We ordered a kir Royale which tasted like it was made with Prosecco rather than champagne as it said on the menu. We were also packed in like sardines. A disappointing experience.

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Jane
Berkshire
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food on both a la carte and prix fixe menu. Good choice of wines at a variety of prices. Authentic French bistro with character.

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Goodtogo
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. A regular, affordable, consistent destination

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Victoria
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service, ambience and food was excellent apart from the moules. Smallest muscles ever had, dried up and not recommended

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Jojo
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a Group of 4 and had the Pre Ser Theatre menu! The food and Wine was so lovely in a warm cosy atmosphere. Our Waiter Peter was outstanding! We will definitely return! At 3 courses for £19 in Central London you could not beat it!

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PeachE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant waiting staff. A wide variety of menu choices. One dish we ordered - the risotto - was a rather small portion, but the rest of the food was great. Lovely ambiance - feels very authentic.

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JohnW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service throughout, good value for money, Beef Bourguignon a little bland.

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EileenT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great staff. Very reasonable price and most of all the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely experience for my fiancé's 30th birthday! Very welcoming and with a glass of bubbly on arrival! Staff were attentive and the food was lovely :)

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ShirlW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With the Christmas fairy lights up the restaurant looked even more beautiful than usual. Great ambiance, great food and quick service. Just what you need for a pre-theatre meal!

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Ruthie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We arrived earlier than the booking time but were accommodated. Service was pleasant, quick and efficient although we did not feel rushed. Would highly recommend the fixed price menu which was good value and there was also a varied choice. Will definitely visit again

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DerekO
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, great food, great service. The only problem is that everyone wants to leave at the same time to go to the theatre shows, so getting the bill can be time consuming!

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Bebe
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have dined at Boulevard Brasserie a number of times and we are never disappointed. The food and service are excellent, staff are friendly and courteous and even when fully occupied attentive.

Love this place. X

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robs
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food at at good price. Excellent choice for a pre theatre meal.

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RachelH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Both beef dishes (steak and bourguignon) were tough as old boots and the potatoes were undercooked, underseasoned and rather vile. The fish goujons were rubbery and tasteless. Our waitress was unhelpful, and passive aggressive. I reported this the the manager, a seemingly pleasant young lady, who apologised and said she would speak to the waitress.

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Celiebeau
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere- warm, literally & metaphorically, great service and food. Fab value for money and will definitely eat there again. Highly recommend.

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CamdenLockkeeper
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good value set menu. Friendly staff. Pleasant ambience.

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andreww
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was vey good abd the food was well cooked and tasty

I would return to venue

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

A great setting with great offers on food exclusively via OpenTable. Only downside was the vintage wine year labeled within the menu didn’t correspond to the bottle being served. (which was noticed prior to pouring) but caused a little confusion to our server when questioned.

Food was great quality, only downside was the mussels are extremely small (smallest I’ve ever seen) which I feel is not up to a standard expected for a main course dish. Although still tasted great.

Overall I would dine here again.

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DeeBar
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Our sever was pleasant enough, however it was slow to receive our drinks and we had to ask her to order our food.

The starter was amazing, really enjoyed it - Prawn Cocktail, a salad and a pate

The mains were all awful......

Lamb Shank OK but only luke warm
Fish and Chips - chips were OK and we asked them to change them, however when he tasted the fish this was also cold and we asked them to change.
When the fish and chips were brought back out - it was so cooked it was black - can't actually believe that the server put it on the table.
The Chateaubriand steak was FATTY, COLD and everything with it was cold and looked like it had been reheated.
I asked the server to change this, and to not bring the same one back having been re-heated. Well, ten minutes later the exact same dish was returned with the steak having been re-heated - you don't reheat steak!
The green beans were all cold and the pototoe was turning brown on the edges.

All in all the main meals went back execpt the lamb and it was too late to have any replacement.

Spoke with the manager and she apologised and was quite good about it.

She brought the bill to our table with no main meals, only starters and drinks which we were happy to pay.

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HunnyB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food. Really enjoyed my experience. Would recommend

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mickd
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

we were offered 50% discount if we had two courses. Service was so slow we were only able to eat 40minutes after arrival. We had no time for a second course as we had a theatre appointment

FAQs

Boulevard Brasserie does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Boulevard Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 9860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.