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Summary

“High-quality manfood” (steaks, burgers and other ‘proper’ main dishes) and a “clubby atmosphere” of whisky, cigars (on a dedicated terrace) and live jazz are the key ingredients at Ranald MacDonald’s Scottish-themed Belgravia haunt, which has offshoots in Mayfair, the City and Canary Wharf. It’s “not for everyone” – one nay-sayer complained of “worse than pub food” – but for a certain sort of bloke it’s “the perfect place – he’ll leave happy, content and very satisfied”.

£77
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3
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2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With its “plush Jockinese decor” and “traditional, meaty Scottish fare” – Ranald Macdonald’s long-established Belgravia haunt has become synonymous in some quarters with a very masculine style of dining, buoyed by fine wines and whiskies, plus a cigar terrace and “good jazz”. This wasn’t a vintage year for its ratings, however – “staff are friendly but can struggle to handle a packed house” and the experience can seem “expensive if you’re not booked on a deal”.

£68
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With its “plush jockinese decor and fabulous bar”, Ranald Macdonald’s “always fun” and “very clubbable” Belgravian provides “an excellent all-round experience”, bolstered by its “great selection of wines and spirits”, regular jazz, and cigar terrace. The “traditional, meaty Scottish fare” is “pricey” but consistently well rated.

£65
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Ranald Macdonald’s “civilised and fun” Belgravia bastion – if you like all things hearty and male – is known for its meaty Scottish fare (“splendid grouse” and other game in season), marvellous wines and whiskies, “excellent cigar terrace”, and live jazz. Even those who feel prices are excessive, or have encountered “poor service”, say they use “superb quality meat” and admit that results are “pretty good”.

£63
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Boisdale of Belgravia, London’s best-loved shrine to all things Scottish, is located next to Eaton Square, a short stroll from Victoria Station. The Restaurant serves the greatest day dry aged Aberdeenshire beef and Highland venison in London and in the Macdonald Bar & Restaurant* you will find one of the world’s finest selections of malt whiskies and Cuban cigars. Every night live classic jazz and blues are performed at Boisdale.

Adjoining the restaurant is the Courtyard Garden with a retractable roof for alfresco dining in summer and the Back Bar serving a good selection of draft ales. The Cigar Terrace is completely covered and on the first floor roof with sofas, armchairs, and cushions as well as overhead heaters and tartan rugs for the winter. The Jacobite Room is a richly paneled room ideal for private lunches and dinners with a plasma screen and conference call facilities. A selection of menus to suit every budget in on offer and we can organize anything from live music and flowers to speakers and entertainers.

*If not specified, all bookings are made for the Macdonal restaurant

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.50  
Pretheatre £19.50  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £28.00 £5.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.50
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
20, 22, 45
120

Private dining

JACOBITE ROOM


The Jacobite Room, located on the first floor is an elegant room with a distinctive design of deep reds and greens and rich mahogany panelling, embellished with a dash of Macdonald tartan. It offers complete privacy and is ideal for hosting birthdays, anniversaries and parties for up to 22.


BACK BAR


The Back Bar, located on the ground floor in the mews cottage behind the restaurant and overlooking the Courtyard Garden, is an informal room reminiscent of a traditional country pub. It is a cosy and welcoming refuge from the bustle of Belgravia. The room can hold a maximum of 26 guests for a sit down dinner or 40 for a drinks reception and can be hired for private functions on Mondays and Tuesdays subject to availability.


COURTYARD GARDEN


The Courtyard Garden is planted with scented blooms all year round and offers a perfect location for alfresco dining in the summer as it has a retractable roof and, being centrally heated, for candlelit dinners in winter. The Courtyard Garden offers a degree of privacy without being cut off from the atmosphere of the main restaurant. It can sit a maximum of 20 guests.


AULD RESTAURANT


The Auld Restaurant is an elegant and spacious dining room adorned with oil paintings and family heirlooms available for sit down dinners for up to 34. This room has its own bar and therefore it is suitable for champagne and cocktail receptions for up to 40


 

Boisdale of Belgravia Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Boisdale of Belgravia Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Boisdale of Belgravia restaurant.
Martin B
Restaurant channelling Brigadoon. Food acce...
Reviewed 2 months, 16 days ago

"Restaurant channelling Brigadoon. Food acceptable, wine list barely so. Service and atmosphere excellent."

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Tim Y
high quality manfood, service a little snoo...
Reviewed 8 months, 4 days ago

"high quality manfood, service a little snooty and needed reminding about our 50% off a la carte deal, clubby atmosphere not for everyone"

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15 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 2 pm-1 am
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 2 pm-1 am
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 2 pm-1 am
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 2 pm-1 am
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 2 pm-1 am
Saturday6 pm-1 am
SundayCLOSED

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