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August 3, 2022: Marked permanently closed on Google and no longer listed as a location on the Boisdale website.

survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Caledonian-themed branch of the Belgravia-based chain comprises a ground-floor wine bar and basement restaurant, with echoes of the mothership in its meaty menu, quality wine list and business-friendly set-up. It is still ‘temporarily closed’ as we go to press in September 2021, but we’ve listed it on the basis that it is likely to re-open as the City gets its mojo back.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A complete contrast from the exterior bustle of Bishopsgate” – this Caledonian-themed wine bar (ground floor) and restaurant (basement) provides the same gutsy (some feel “heavy”), meaty Scottish fare of the Belgravian original, and is consistently decently rated food-wise.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A complete contrast from the exterior bustle of Bishopsgate” – this Caledonian-themed wine bar (ground floor) and restaurant (basement) provides the same gutsy (some feel “heavy”), meaty Scottish fare of the Belgravian original, and is consistently decently rated food-wise.

Summary

£73
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Just off Bishopsgate, this bar (ground floor) and restaurant (basement) is a chip off the original Belgravia block, with plush Caledonian styling and a menu of meaty Scottish fare. Not all reporters are upbeat, but most acclaim it for its “good location” and “food that’s good if not cheap”.

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Owner's description

Located in the City of London, close to Liverpool Street station, Boisdale of Bishopsgate features a smart restaurant and a classic champagne and oyster bar with regular events and light live jazz most evenings.

The restaurant offers a modern-British menu focused on Aberdeenshire dry-aged steaks, Highland game and Hebridean shellfish in addition to Scottish treats such as Loch Ryan native oysters, Dunkeld smoked salmon and roast Macsween's haggis served with obligatory mash and neeps. The food is accompanied by an extensive wine selection as well as a premium whisky list and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

The ground floor Champagne & Oyster Bar for drinking and relaxed dining has a large contingent of regular and devoted City customers. The restaurant on the lower ground floor* offers more formal dining with booths and alcoves for private business discussions as well as the traditional Piano Bar.

On Saturday nights the entertainment is provided by TJ Johnson, backed by his band of top British musicians who present music influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.

*If not specified, all bookings are made for the lower ground floor restaurant

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.40 £17.20 £6.25 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Bread £7.00
Service 13.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
96

Private dining

PIANO BAR

The Piano Bar is a relaxing space with banquette and table seating. It offers an ideal location for a sit down lunch or dinner as well as canapé receptions and drinks parties. 

Please note that this room is not completely secluded from other diners. At weekends the whole venue is available for private hire for weddings, anniversaries, celebrations as well as corporate events at no extra cost.  Please enquire about availability 020 7283 1763; info@boisdale-city.co.uk.

MCGONAGALL ROOM

The McGonagall Room is tucked away in a corner of the main restaurant and can accommodate up to 44 guests on three long tables. The McGonagall Room, the Piano Bar and the Restaurant combined, can accommodate up to 110 guests for dinner parties during the week and at weekends.

Please note that this room is not completley secluded from other diners. At weekends the whole venue is available for private hire for weddings, anniversaries, celebrations as well as corporate events at no extra cost.

 

Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate , London, EC2M 4NR
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday4 pm‑12 am
Thursday4 pm‑12:30 am
Friday4 pm‑12:30 am
Saturday5 pm‑12:30 am
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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