Bar Boulud @ Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Excellent serviceThe service was excellent with waiting staff genuinely interested in us as diners and not simply take our orders and leave. They bothered to chat a little and make the dining experience relaxed, enjoyable but not intrusive. The sommelier was very knowledgeable too, recommending wines and commenting on our wines choices. The process of choosing a wine to pair with the meal was an interesting discussion. They have very good staff-to-table ratio. Even though the area we were seated in was quite busy on the day we went, we received good attention whenever needed. Food was excellent too, and worth the price paid.16/06/2013 00:00:00Excellent dinner, very goodExcellent dinner, very good service and great atmosphere. It was our second time there and we will definitely go back.15/06/2013 00:00:00A thoroughly enjoyable evening.A thoroughly enjoyable evening. The menu offered a wide variety, both traditional bistro items and more creative options, as well as light snacks and sandwiches. Lots of wine by the glass. Service was extremely professional, yet friendly without being over familiar. Although the ambiance was very buzzy and lively, noise levels were reasonable, so we could have a conversation without straining.14/06/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, just likeExcellent food, just like Cafe Boulud in New York, but without the high price tag of Daniel's. The service was efficient and friendly.10/06/2013 00:00:00Cosy atmosphere, comfort foodChose for a catch up lunch with a girlfriend and was ideal.Frenchie burger very tasty and Tuna salad a safe light option. Nice buzz in the restaurant and staff very attentive.I prefer to read menu in peace and not to have specials read out to me but I guess that's part of the training.08/06/2013 00:00:00Great burgersI had the yankee burger and it was great! It is a little more expensive than an average burger (about £12) but i really enjoyed it. Their cocktails are pretty pricey at £13 each so this restaurant could be saved for a special occasion.
The service was also pretty good with extra prolite waitresses/waiters and regular check-up on our table which i thoroughly appreciated.
Definitely worth saving for a special occassion.03/06/2013 00:00:00Great deal!!I will definitely be returning here soon! They had amazing cocktails, great bar staff and good value food. We got the 3 course set menu for 23 quid. Really delicious food and knowledgeable sommelier.03/06/2013 00:00:00worth the tripSuch a varied menu! And our servers were top notch. Kudos to Chef Dean for an amazing meal.29/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely place, ideal for lunchWe dined at Bar Boulud this weekend and loved the atmosphere, food offer was very good for value. Service was excellent, can't wait to come back with my girlfriends for a Sunday lunch.25/05/2013 00:00:00The perfect end to the perfect dayBar Boulud is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. The staff were friendly and diligent and requests in advance to add some additional flair to the special evening were tactfully and impeccably catered for. The food was impeccable and the cocktail and wine menus eclectic and extensive respectively. Overall, I cannot fault this meal. A must for anyone wanting to impress.25/05/2013 00:00:00Bar Boulud BurgersMy husband and I visited Bar Boulud on Saturday night. We managed to bag a last minute table.
Very busy restaurant, nice atmosphere and not pretentious, perfect for a casual Saturday night meal.
I was longing to go to Bar Boulud as I had heard rave reviews about the burgers there and they certainly lived up to the expectations.
We shared a sharing platter of cold meats to begin with which was very good also. My husband opted for the lamb for his main which he enjoyed however found the portion very small (especially for a man with a big appetite!).
Prices a bit on the hefty side, however to be expected as you are dining at the Mandarin..25/05/2013 00:00:00Bouloud MarvellousWent with a friend who has difficulty walking. They gave us exactly the table we asked for. The welcome was friendly and warm. Every request was met.
High class food wine and service.
No pressure to vacate table
A most satisfying afternoon.
Will return!!24/05/2013 00:00:00This is a great place forThis is a great place for meat lovers. The burgers were delicious and there were a choice of interesting toppings. My husband had foie gras and I had pulled pork! The wine was also delicious and I will happily return to Bar Boulud24/05/2013 00:00:00Delicious hamburgers!The hamburgers were the best we have had - both the Frenchie and the BB.24/05/2013 00:00:00The Fabulous Bar BouludWhat a fabulous experience having our wedding anniversary lunch at Bar Boulud. The staff are delightful and the food exquisite. This is not a stuffy 5 star hotel restaurant although it is very much 5 Star standard; it has a tremendous vibe about it with lots of vibrant customers and staff filling the place. In short, we can't wait for our next visit. See you soon Peter & Jane Morris24/05/2013 00:00:00LovelyHad a lovely meal at Bar Boulud. I find the place very consistent in its quality and service. Nice eclectic menu which means that you can go gourmet or more casual - e.g. with the famous burgers.20/05/2013 00:00:00Bar BouludGood quality food, well prepared and served. Great burgers but lots of variations on French bistro favorites which give scope for some interesting choices if burgers are not your thing. Extremely pleasant staff; service polite and speedy (I wondered if they are trained for the Heston restaurant upstairs). I took my 13 year son who loved the burger and the staff treated him very well. Sides comparatively expensive but all in all a strong recommendation. We will definitely return.19/05/2013 00:00:00WonderfulWe had Saturday lunch at Bar Boulud with some friends. As usual the service and foods was excellent. This is fast becoming our default setting for an easy lunch in London. The layers of flavours in the food are fantastic. We will be back.18/05/2013 00:00:00Great food and service, poor chairsWe loved the food at Bar Boulod and the service was exceptional with attentive, friendly staff. The wine list was extensive with bottles from £30 to £18k! but there are plenty of good wines for under £50. Overall a decent meal for two with wine and water and service came to £150 which is pretty good value for this part of town in such a good venue. It would be wonderful to sit there for a few hours and enjoy the menu but the seating is too cramped for a relaxed dinner (its is, after all, a bistro) and the chair I had felt almost worn out (why do so many good restaurants have such uncomfortable chairs?). I would definitely go back and take others too.18/05/2013 00:00:00Psssst......Excellent food and excellent service - what moor can you want? Well, perhaps a smile you might say. And tell you what, you´ll get that as well in the Bar Boulod.18/05/2013 00:00:00Very goodVery good restaurant, with an excellent atmosphere. Very good cuisine and friendly staff.17/05/2013 00:00:00Thoroughly enjoyedreally enjoyed pour date night here - great food, friendly service and a really nice setting...
Loved the asparagus starter and the burger gets 5 stars from me...
will definitely be goingback17/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely food, great service!Amazing burgers!! Loved it, been before and will def go again.15/05/2013 00:00:00Great service, buzzing lunchGreat service, buzzing lunch atmosphere, excellent wine list and amazing Burgers!14/05/2013 00:00:00Great evening6 of us tried Bar Baloud on a Friday evening. Atmosphere was great without it being too noisy. Food really good, service excellent and we'll definitely go back.13/05/2013 00:00:00lovely as alwaysgreat location, lovely French cuisine with an open kitchen and an extensive wine list (check out their choice on World wines).12/05/2013 00:00:00Happy to come backOverall we had a very nice dinner with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was very well with high quality ingredients and prepared in a perfect way. The restaurant has an open kitchen and they definitely have nothing to hide. The only thing to improve is that the staff was a little to efficient and gave a touch of they want people to eat quickly and get the table free for another client. The balance to strike is to be efficient but still very calm and leave the guests with the impression they have all the time they want. I definitely like to come back... to better understand my review I should add I'm probably more demanding that the average guest.11/05/2013 00:00:00White Cosmo!I came for the white cosmo that a friend is always raving about, really impressed by the food and excellent, knowledgable service.10/05/2013 00:00:00Très delicious !This is a Paris bar in a Knightsbridge setting, take this from a Parisian. Décor is rather chic international but food decidedly revisited French Bistrot. Simple but with high quality ingredients and just the right creative spin. Great wine list. This means très bien !10/05/2013 00:00:00FantasticI've been before and as alway, a great experience! The food is really really well prepared and portions are very generous. Even a starter is the size of many place's mains. And the service is exceptional....professional but also warm and friendly. The atmosphere too is great...not stuffy at all. I'd highly recommend this place for dinner wih friends, business or any occasion really.09/05/2013 00:00:00excellent service and excellentexcellent service and excellent food will recommend to friends and family05/05/2013 00:00:00All was very good. Wine,food,All was very good. Wine,food, service and watching the chefs.03/05/2013 00:00:00greatFine dining with outstanding steaks, gourmet burgers, and classic french starters with a twist.02/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent service and food...youExcellent service and food...you feel yourself so good there, everyone are so helpful and friendly and professional.01/05/2013 00:00:00Good experience at Bar Bouludtook my husband here for his bday dinner - ambience and decor is great, staff is friendly and attentive. he had the piggy burger which he said was good but he felt not as good as burgers at byron or meat liquor.
i had the sole which was amazing, better than the ones i had in france. the sauce came separately which i loved because i always feel the sauce is not enough. mashed potatoes were amazingly creamy.
since i had told them it was his bday we got a complimentary raspberry tart, quite delicious, with happy birthday written on the plate. i had wanted this to come with the dessert we ordered but we were too full for that and i was disappointed he wouldnt get to see the bday msg but they made sure it happened anyway :)01/05/2013 00:00:00Second time at Bar BouludThis was my second visit but my guests first so I was very pleased when everybody enjoyed it. We ate before going to the Albert Hall and to start the restaurant was quiet but soon filled up and had a nice buzzy atmosphere. The service was excellent, friendly without being overwhelming and attentive at all the right times. The food was very good....there seemed to be mustard with most choices we made which was strong in the starters but not unpleasant. My main course salad with poached egg and duck was absolutely fabulous. We didn't have dessert as 2 courses were generous.29/04/2013 00:00:00Always greatI have dined at Bar Boulud half a dozen times now and I have to say it really delivers. The atmosphere is just right, relaxed but not too casual. Great service at the bar and the tables.
I am a big fan of rustic fare and the menu is great...with terrific burgers and sausages, charcuterie etc. Its my go-to restaurant every time I fly through London and have a chance to pop into town for lunch or dinner.
I think lunchtime is my favorite, but dinner works well also.23/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday treatWe ate at Bar Boulud to celebrate my wife's birthday. I'd eaten here previously on business and loved the food and atmosphere, the casual but super efficient service & the fact that you can select a reasonable range of pretty good wines by the glass - something for everyone. Food was great; my wife went for the lamb which was delicious, I had the French Onion Soup to start; spot on, and the little Frenchie pattie burger which was lovely as main; no fuss. The desserts were fabulous. Only real gripe was that our table for 2 was squeezed in a line of 4 and so we had 3 pairs of business guys talking shop loudly all evening next to us. It was ok, but I didn't really want to hear about life after Bob Diamond for 2 hours in my right ear.23/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday DinnerWent for a birthday dinner at Bar Boulud with my girlfriend. This was my second time at Bar Boulud and again I was met by very friendly staff, service was excellent. Food on the menu was delicious. Can't recommend this place enough, the starters, mains and dessert were all excellent. I would book in advance though as it is very busy during the evenings. Will definitely be going back.20/04/2013 00:00:00For a night out in KnightsbridgeIt was our first time dining at Bar Boulud in Knightsbridge last Friday. Despite being absolutely full, the service was good and the food delicious. Would recommend.19/04/2013 00:00:00The waiters were very attentiveThe waiters were very attentive and lovely. The food was mixed, the red mullet was very good, the lamb wasn't amazing. The ambiance was great and any children were very well behaved.13/04/2013 00:00:00Consistently good!Have been to Bar Boulud for a long time and on a regular basis and have always left as a happy customer. The food is consistently good, particularly the burgers. would suggest you try the escargots as starter or the gambas a la plancha, followed by the Yankee burger with cheese. I like the soufflé as dessert. Wine and beer selection are excellent. Try the Aviation cocktail, very refreshing. Highly recommend! Ah, last but not least, service is very good.13/04/2013 00:00:00good food, a bit clinicalAte on a Sunday lunchtime. The food is fantastic, I had pate, french onion soup and the piggie burger which I would recommend. The service is impeccable but the place lacked some charm, don't know if it was time or day or this is more general. It would be good for single diners though. Not the best value, particularly drinks.07/04/2013 00:00:00Bar Boulud doesn't disappointI had been to a Bar Boulud in Singapore, and so was interested when I saw that it had opened in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. They have an extensive French menu, and everything we ordered was delicious. The food is quite rustic, and they are famed for their burgers. I will definitely go back.06/04/2013 00:00:00Never fails to impressLove this place - great food, great style, great staff! Thank you05/04/2013 00:00:00Simply outstandingCame here to celebrate my wife's birthday and wanted to take her out for lunch. Found the price for the quality of food that was delivered, was well worth it. Found the wine selection good and affordable with good variety. Service was friendly without feeling chlosterphoebic. Food stole the show in our opinion with the John Dory dish fantastic that both of us ordered....WOW!!! The service team were kind in that knowing it was my wife's birthday, brought a mini cake with candles with a happy bday chocolate inscription....thank you. Will definitely be back01/04/2013 00:00:00As good as I remember...Have been a regular customer since opening and I was pleasantly surprised that Bar Boulud seems to have gone back up to the level that I expect (there was a period where it was a bit too stuffy and over-bearing for a "Bar"). We went to celebrate one of my two teenage son's birthday on Easter Monday (dinner) and had a great time, with all the classics that we love (crusted egg, soupe de poisson, soupe a l'oignon, croque, burger) and the Korean sausage was excellent, spicy with Kimchi. Excellent wine by the glass (Shiraz and Bourgogne) Could not resist the wonderful madeleines, they are probably the single reason why one should visit Bar Boulud. Excellent ambience with some families, couples and groups of friends, nice buzz and energy.01/04/2013 00:00:00AmazingGood food! Great service. Nice atmosphere. Rich Tan from cheltenham30/03/2013 00:00:00Superb food and serviceFound this restaurant via toptable, and were very happy. The bill came to about 250 pounds for two, including a 110 pound bottle of Chardonnay, but we enjoyed the evening greatly. Interesting food, very well cooked. You really felt that they had selected the ingredients with care, and the aim of the cooking was to bring out the flavours rather than show off the chef's artistry.
Excellent service - hordes of waiters. I was struck by the wine list - lots of names that were new to me, and they seem to want to go off the beaten track - they specifically have a section of wines listed as alternatives to classic Bordeaux and Burgundy.
It's underground, so it's not perfect as a destination restaurant, and it's not a "see and be seen" place.29/03/2013 00:00:00Lovely Evening!The service was impeccable and friendly, from the door man to the main waitress to the sommeliers. We were not at any stage left wondering if we had been forgotten about, which happens so frequently in other establishments. The food was simply lovely, both the starter and the main course and I think now we will have to go back to enjoy the burgers that we saw flying out of the kitchen. The only one negative would be the spaces between some of the tables was not huge which was fine for the majority of our meal but there was another couple seated next to us when we were having dessert which made it a little but of a challenge to get out, nothing though to stop us from wanting to return.29/03/2013 00:00:00