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Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielnyc.com/barbouludLondon.html
  • Email: barboulud@mohg.com
  • Phone: 0207 201 3899
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
    Bar: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 1am
    Sunday: 12pm - 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Dean Yasharian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harvey Nichols
  • Public Transit: Nearest Tube Station is Knightsbridge
  • Parking: No
A word from Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Set in Knightsbridge, award-winning Bar Boulud London is a French-inspired bistro & wine bar at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, under the direction of renowned Lyon-born chef Daniel Boulud. The full à la carte bistro menu, served all day, is based on seasonal, rustic French cooking & includes an array of charcuterie specially prepared onsite. Featured are Boulud’s popular American transplants, the Yankee, Frenchie, Piggie & signature BB Burger, unique to London. A £23 prix fixe is offered for lunch & early evening dining, as an excellent option for pre-theatre. The interior comprises of a zinc-topped bar & a sleek open kitchen, adding to the dining room’s buzz. Two private dining rooms each seat up to 20 guests for a more intimate affair. Bar Boulud features an impressive selection of wines with a focus on the Burgundy & Rhône regions, & a wide selection of beers. With outstanding food, drink & service, Bar Boulud has secured its reputation as one of London’s most popular dining spots.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Restaurant had a lovely feel about it. Staff were attentive and friendly without being in your face. Food good. An enjoyable meal."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "Booked a table at 7 pm (later was told not possible) and got a table closest to the open kitchen, while hardly nobody was there. Why not given us a better place and why not later in the evening????"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "great burger. Very nice service, I took my 15 year old son and he was made to feel comfortable"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Had another great meal here for a special occasion. Service was excellent - staff were very attentive and really helpful. My only issue might be that they are perhaps too efficient - our courses all came out so quickly that it all felt a little rushed, even though the place wasn't very busy. I did like the fact that I mentioned in my booking that it was my boyfriend's birthday and they phoned me asking if I wanted them to bring out a tiny cake with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate which was a really nice touch. Would definitely recomment, particularly the burgers which were incredibly tasty and cooked to perfection."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I had never thought of combining pulled pork with a beefburger. It's awesome. This was my first experience of Boulud and I will be back. It's completely different to the Mandarin buzz (which is great for the right occasion) and has its own unique ambience. There's a good mix of Londoners & tourists, on business & pleasure. Very friendly staff, especially the manager who seemed to make an extra effort for us, not that is was necessary! Great draft beer too. Bonus."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "We've eaten here a few times and never had a bad meal. The first table we were given was too noisy but we were moved after asking and the quality of food and service were as excellent as ever. The prix fixe menu is outstanding value for money."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Love this place, it is such a chilled yet efficient eatery.. We love coming here with friends and it did not disappoint on this occasion. We ordered the burgers and each had 4 different types of the menu, the favourites are the Frenchie and the Piggy :-) We had a lovely bottle of champagne, also a lovely drop here. Great evening."
    dined on 27/01/2014
  • "the food at this place is incredible. it may be a little pricey, but the food is out of this world!!"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Outstanding as always!! This is without doubt my favourite restaurant in London. The staff, food, cleanliness, quality of food & atmosphere are always top notch! i'm only sorry we didn't dine here both nights we were in London. Wont make that mistake again!"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "I had read good things about the burger at Bar Boulud, so I decided to make the journey West to try it out for myself. I really enjoyed the food, it lived up to the hype. The interior feels very New York, and the service was good though a little formal."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge serving the best burgers in town. Little pricey but very buzzy and excellent service."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "The food was terrific but the service was outstanding."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "Great place for a few drinks. Food was average but service was good."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "I haven't seen genuine fine dining room service for a while even though I do occasionally go to some fine dining room in Sydney. I graduated from hospitality college and I know it's not easy to maintain professional service. In addition, food was great as well. Recommended by my friend, it's definitely worthwhile the go."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Excellent service, nothing too much trouble and relaxed casual environment. Perfect for friends and family, but can be a little noisy at times!"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "This is a premium class brasserie - excellent food, very friendly service, good wine, a bit of buzz, and prices slightly above average."
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "We went to Bar Boulud as a second choice as Heston's restaurant was full- it was every bit as good- the atmosphere was brilliant and a white cosmopolitan cocktail a must!! So pretty with real flowers and very tasty. Food beautiful and reasonably priced -we would definitely go again."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Very pleasant greeting with eye contact. Staff all smiled and were helpful, in fact one waiter offered my husband advice regarding portion size which was good to know. Relaxed atmosphere. Our meals were very enjoyable and well presented."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "A favorite for Saturday lunch - tasty food - always something new to try on the daily menu, in a relaxing atmosphere with attentive and impeccable service."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Wanted everything on the menu! Service appropriately jovial and attentive."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "I am always happy and confident to bring and entertain my clients who are all in the same field and so far all of them have had a great time all over - well done"
    dined on 11/03/2014
  • "This was our second visit to this restaurant and unfortunately not the same as the first. Arrived early so asked to have drink and following this we were shown to a table which was in a bad position being right in the servers runway and very close to others. Asked if we could be moved to the other side of restaurant as there were lots of empty tables, but were told this was not possible. We decided to leave and asked for drinks bill, but then were offered a nice table. Food was very nice (we both had burgers) but felt rather unwelcome and awkward following table move."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Having heard great reports before i was not disappointed, the food was fantastic."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "to everybody who loves french dining i do believe it's the best place in downtown, good wine, good food, good service and not pricy what else??"
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "Not our best experience at Bar Boulud. The salt appeared to have been confiscated leaving the food all unseasoned and a little bland. The service was very slow. First we waited a some 15 minutes for our pre dinner drinks and then I had to ask a number of times to get more wine. Perhaps avoid this place Thursday - Saturday, when they are busy! The worst bit was when they chose to put a couple of additional drinks through on our bill, that no one in our party had had and then begrudgingly removed them when it was pointed out that this was clearly a mistake. Leaving us all feeling a little awkward and as if perhaps it was rude of us not to pay out for items not ordered/had! Think it'll be a while before we venture back:("
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Had a fabulous long lunch at Bar Baloud. Excellent but not overpowering service, food that really hit the mark and a great ambience."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "I very much enjoyed lunch there this past week.I have eaten there before and it just doesn't disappoint. Food and service are great and the atmosphere is lovely. Definitely will go again"
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Had a meal at this lovely restaurant with my husband and two daughters aged 17 and 13. It was a perfect evening, the food was delicious and the staff were excellent. Would definately go again."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Love this place! Some of the best burgers in town and definitely the best white cosmos!"
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "good buzzy restaurant, love the one in NYC so thought I would try this one. I was not disappointed."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "Yet another thoroughly enjoyable evening. Excellent service, lovely food and a buzzy atmosphere."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "We were warmly greeted I asked for a table at the rear which is a little quieter and where you can see the kitchen staff at work. We asked to be placed at a quite table for our romantic meal and nothing was a problem. The wine list was extensive and we had the degustation platter for 2 - i was expecting a scaled down version of the Full platter but it was a little disappointing as it does not have as many pates/terrines.The seafood platter i had eaten previously had been removed off the menu so we both went for steaks Sirloin for me Rib Eye for my partner. Unfortunately hers was overcooked but they quickly returned with one cooked correctly - it should be remembered that throughout the meal the food was excellent quality."
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "Very expensive, food was average and it only took 1 hour 15 minutes to have three courses plus aperitifs as the service was so fast, we felt like we were on a conveyer belt and they couldn't wait to get rid of us and fill the table again."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "A very enjoyable lunch for 5 people. The food was of a very high standard as you would expect - my "duo of porc" was beautifully presented and incredibly tasty and well cooked. My prawn cocktail starter was a bit dull and bland, but was glad I had chosen it once my main had arrived as it was so rich. Very efficient service and good, buzzy atmosphere - you can even sit at a bar overlooking the kitchen which looked like fun. And the burgers looked fabulous! A bit expensive, but then again it was in the Mandarin Oriental hotel so was not a surprise."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "I love it every time I go. Had the BB Burger this time, and OMG! You guys HAVE to try it."
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Went there with high expectations knowing that for great food and service you have to pay a price, however in this case the quality did not match the price. The service and ambience were very good. I refrain from giving them 5 stars because the main course was very late and the seating was slightly cramped. The food quality and presentation: the starter (Boudin Blanc) - excellent, the main (Piggie Burger) including and especially the side dishes (fries and mushrooms) were so salty that we could not finish them. The desert (Poire Safran) was very good. The price: the food was not what I consider as extremely expensive, however the drinks were a killer. £40 for 4 aperitifs. Total pp: £65. Recommended but with caution."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Fantastic food, first-rate attentive service, beautiful surroundings and ambiance. Everyone should dine here."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "Best for burgers but do venture into the world of a la carte dining which does come up with a brilliant lemon sole on the bone. Better dare I say than the Savoy!"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Have dined here maybe 10 times, more than any other restaurant favorites. Perfect for Business, Friends, Family occasions and quality food and service. Well done Mandarin."
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "We dined as a group of 6 who had not been together for several years so it was a very special night. The food and service was outstanding. However the staff refused to take a group photo of us at our table in order to 'protect the privacy of other guests'. I have never encountered this anywhere else in London. It's 2014 and the age of digital photography. We are all used to each other taking photos of absolutely everything. We are well aware that by leaving the privacy of our own homes to enjoy the big bad world, we take the chance that we might end up with our arm, side of face or back of head in a stranger's photo. It's not a big deal! But apparently it is at Bar Boulud. Disappointing."
    dined on 14/02/2014