Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

4.4
2728 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the craft of winemaking with a sleek open kitchen and vaulted ceilings, while the deep, red-leather banquettes and zinc-topped bar create a comfortable and welcoming surrounding for a truly unique London experience. The wine list focuses on Burgundy & the Rhône Valley, including many fine selections by the glass, as well as a wide array of draught & bottled beers. Two private dining rooms await those seeking an intimate gathering.
As an excellent option for quick lunch or pre-theatre dining, Bar Boulud offers a £22 two course or £26 three course ‘Bouchon Menu’, changing regularly Monday-Sunday, available until 6:30pm

Sister restaurant to the popular New York outpost, Bar Boulud London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is the heart of Knightsbridge. The seasonal bistro menu includes an impressive selection of house-made terrines & pâtés, as well as signature burgers, adding an American touch to this French inflected bistro.

Special Offers

2/3 courses & tea/coffee: £22/£26

From a set menu. Not available 28th November, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January. As an excellent option for quick lunch or pre-theatre dining, Bar Boulud offers a £22 two course or £26 three course ‘Bouchon Menu’, changing regularly Monday-Sunday, available until 6:30pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 people

Starts: 23 April 2019

Ends: 23 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 6:45PM - 6:45PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Sat 6:45PM - 6:45PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM

What 2728 People Are Saying
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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at the Bar Boulud was fantastic. My family and I felt welcomed and were served with such care. We want to say thank you to all the staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a delicious meal with a nice ambience.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

For all the hype around this restaurant it was just ok for me. The dining room is set up in a way that’s quite awkward and the food just wasn’t up to par. I wouldn’t recommend this place- save your money for a different one.

FR
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the entry to the end, BAR BOULOUD is a good experience. The meals are delicious and the wine list a real trip in France. The staff advises for meals and wine are perfect.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best burger I have ever had. Delicious!!

MV
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chilled cucumber soup was interesting. Venison sausage was awesome! And the desserts very pretty! Shame weather didn’t hold up for the terrace!

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not much choice on the set menu so we ate form the main menu. Delicious food, great service and ideal for the Royal Albery Hall. Would have liked better background music.

DL
London
29 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service is always excellent. We took up the set menu offer and the choices were varied. The dessert option to chose from the a la carte menu is really good as the desserts are delicious.
Bar Boulud is one of my favourites restaurants in London.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was fantastic: i highly recommend their burgundy snails and tartare!

LE
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was good. Everyonr enjoyed their meals and atmosphere.

SL
New York Area
322 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I invited a guest to dinner at Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hotel the other night and it was terrific. We were warmly welcomed and had a great corner table. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and the food was delicious.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love Bar Baloud and service and food are wonderful. You can’t go wrong with the burgers, hangar steak or sea bass. We do feel it’s a bit expensive especially with wine list.

OT
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been coming here for several years and have always ordered their delicious cheeseburger. This time I thought I ought to try something new so I chose the Steak Frites and it was so good! Pays to change things up every once in a while.

OB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The choice on the set menu has changed and on this occasion time the choice of mains was very limited and not
Good value for money. The soufflé dessert, however, was scrumptious.

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Excellent food but did not appreciate staff up selling on house champagne

l
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful attentive staff and delightful food. We’ll done all

MO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The souffle was excellent, but the cold soup (cucumber) and the second course, the sausage, were just ok. I expected more

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good restaurant for weekday lunch. Excellent lunch menu.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Poor burger
Poor roast potatoes like golf balls under cooked
Poor desserts - macaroons were really horrible.
Won’t be back

MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great, service was a bit too keen and hovering. Only issue was I ordered the lobster roll. I assumed ‘as is’, never had a lobster roll as an ‘appetiser’ and they asked ‘as a main?’ . Well, yes - and my main went from £19 to £36 of Lobster roll. I wasn’t about to send it back but just make the customer aware that 1 is an ‘appetiser’ 2 is a ‘main’. Just odd.

MO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The restaurant is fine, the waitress/ waitresses were very attending, BUT we were celebrating my husband’s bday and is truly nothing special, worst part, he ordered the steak fritters and it was so tough he couldn’t even chew it! He let the waitress know and she said “of course I will change it”
She came back 5 minutes later with a message from the chef, he said to let us know their steak is hard, so no guarantee the second one will be any better.
It wasn’t! I tried it myself and it was like chewing on leather!
Desserts and drinks were lovely

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Slow service, lack of attention...
but overall pleasant Bistro

n
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

This should have been great. It wasn’t even close to being great. The whole day had been planned as we were going to Hyde Park in the evening, so it should have been a very special day, with a decadent lunch. I chose from the a la carte menu. So exciting I thought, love a French onion soup, believe you me it was the best offering on a pretty poor menu. It was diabolical. I ate it because I was hungry. I have eaten better onion soup out of a tin, over sweetened with a really bad ‘crouton’. I say crouton because it really was just the one. I chose Nicoise Salad for my main course, again not ideal, as the choice is limited. Now I have eaten some great Niçoise salads. This was not one of those. No French beans, no anchovies, no black olives, no capers no egg. There were four pieces of tuna loin the size of fifty pence pieces and four pieces of tinned tuna, each the size of a pea. So this Niçoise salad consisted of lettuce tomato and Tuna. It was priced at £21. I asked the waiter if he thought this was acceptable, he was baffled. So I asked him to remove it and bring the menu so I could choose something else. He disappeared and five minutes later I saw him clearing another table, I was still waiting for the menu. So I stood up and walked over to the manager, he wasn’t too interested in my salad story so I simply asked for another menu. I could go on but I think you get the picture. If you’re looking for something special. DO NOT go here.

JH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. A great treat, at no point did we feel out of place or rushed. Just perfect

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The experience would have been complete if there were more vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Also, you don't really cater for lactose intolerance or coeliacs.

DZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Horrible service and over priced. Apparently the terrace is a "pop up" now with a set menu and a minimum spend per person. Ridiculous

a
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Horrible service. Food was average. Someone who appeared to be the manager and two servers were fawning over a table with a man with ripped jeans and two similarly clad women, while we waited 20 minutes for someone to check on us and clear the table after we finished eating. We ran out of wine and water, and had to flag a server to get more. No one checked on us to see if our food was correct. We had eaten Daniel the last time we were in New York, compared to Daniel this is a very poorly run McDonald's with cold fries. Avoid at all cost.

TD
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The steak frites was just okay... the steak was a big tough but the fries were perfect. The pesto dish my husband had was mediocre though there was an interesting foam on it. It didn’t add to the flavor really. The service was a bit off as we had to wait for our drinks and refills. We’ve had better meals at DBoulud’s other restaurants in Miami.
Overall a disappointing choice.

C
London
29 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For a very nice meal in Knightsbridge, which is expensive but doesn't break the bank, this is a great place to go. Loved the food, and the team were friendly and helpful.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Got 50% off with the code app as I’m a chef. Was still only just worth the price. £24 burger was not worth it. Just go to patty and bun. Or if you want a good meal go to Elystan street.

b
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a family lunch and had an extremely pleasant experience. The mains were very tasty and elegantly presented. The desserts were simply stellar!

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Have been going since it opened - but less and less. The restaurant is in decline- food is getting worse - very dull flavors-if they would focus on food as much as they do on wine there may be hope. My guests mentioned that the one in NY is far better. That's it for me.

l
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and execution, professional and skilled staff, lovely environment

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, service very friendly but a little slow to being the wine! The wine was overpriced.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was nothing short of outstanding. The food was absolutely fantastic and the staff were wonderful

E
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I have been here a few times already this year and it’s the first time for me to dine this year.
the service is always there very MO style regardless it’s fine dining or bistro restaurant.
the portions are getting smaller I think compared with previous time however won’t complain about the price.

the desert which I had was a highlight really enjoyed

RM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Popped in as we were in the area. Not usually our type of place, but the food certainly was worth going for. The BB Burger is a treat, and that foie gras and short rib topping does leave you feeling well fed. The tartare starter was also one of the best this diner has had.

Only let down was the dessert, which my partner chose. She felt the Baba au Rhum was a bit dry, but the staff were only too glad to provide lashings of extra cream.

Service was very, very good.

OT
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely girl cleverly up sold us two glasses of champagne, on receiving bill this was £45.00! Food very good in my case , courgette flowers and hanger steak but my friends foie gras looked a little plain on the plate with a dab of chutney and her second course of fried seafood was also a little disappointing. Up selling also included a portion of chips that was not needed as my steak came with enough for two and a vast salad.

MG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the Moment you come in they make you feel extremely welcome.... everyone was very attentive and gave us an outstanding service. Not even talk about the Argentinian sommelier was very knowledgable and gave us the best advise.

We really appreciate all the attention from the waiters and are really happy with the service and the food. They made out of our birthdays celebration a Fantastic day!

We will be coming back soon congratulations to all!

Thank you very much.

CP
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've eaten at the Bar Boulud in Washington DC and the London restaurant was even better. The service was outstanding, the sommelier was extremely helpful, and food was perfectly prepared. I had the duck and the burrata, my wife had the sea bass. Amazing.

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