Bar Boulud

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Michael Franke / Time Out
Michael Franke / Time Out
Simon John Owen
Simon John Owen
Venue says: "Marking our milestone 5th birthday between 25-31 May, join us for a week of events to celebrate the occasion in true Bar Boulud Style."
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2 courses & tea/coffee: £17

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3 courses & tea/coffee: £19.

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Offer valid until Jul 1 2015

An outpost of the New York flagship, with seamless service, outstanding modern French and American food, and an eye-catching view of the open-plan kitchen.

Bar Boulud is located in the basement of the majestic Mandarin Oriental and attracts a diverse mix of families, hotel guests, business people and romancing couples. Overseen by renowned chef Daniel Boulud, the restaurant has an eye-catching view of the open-plan kitchen where chefs work in zen-like calm. Charcuterie from Gilles Verot is a big draw, as are the elegant French brasserie options and finger-licking American staples. We’ve had burgers here and loved every bite – perhaps a beef patty topped with pulled pork and green chilli mayonnaise or a French-US collaboration of beefy burger piled high with pork confit and morbier cheese.

On our latest visit, we enjoyed such culinary gems as a robust french onion soup, resplendent with caramelised onions and topped with molten gruyère. A veritable mountain of steamed plump mussels cloaked in garlicky red chilli tomato sauce was another winner – every last saucy drop mopped up with chargrilled bread. The only downer was a lacklustre chocolate sponge layered with chilled coffee buttercream, although its accompanying scoop of coffee ice-cream saved the day. A class performance topped off by seamless service.

The cheapest way in here is the 'Bouchon Menu' served daily from noon–7pm: 2 courses for £17 or 3 courses for £19 including a glass of house wine and coffee. Otherwise, Sunday Brunch (served 11am-3.30pm; £39pp) is a fun way to experience Bar Boulud's delights, mixing super-indulgent French and American dishes with plenty of booze.

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Bar Boulud says
Bar Boulud, London will celebrate its milestone fifth birthday with a week of festivities designed to mark the occasion in true Knightsbridge style. With an exciting calendar of events starting from 25 May 2015 onwards, world renowned and critically acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud will be flying in especially to join executive chef Thomas Piat and the Bar Boulud team to help make this a celebration to remember.

Beginning and ending with a special birthday brunch, this mouth-watering menu will be available on both Bank Holiday Monday (25 May) and Sunday 31 May, priced at £45 per person inclusive of a glass of champagne, and will feature classic favourite dishes and a few seasonal specials.

During the week from Tuesday to Saturday (excluding Friday night) Bar Boulud will be serving a celebratory prix fixe (£55), showcasing Daniel's signature dishes from across his award-winning restaurants. In addition, on Thursday 28 May, Head sommelier David Vareille will be hosting a dedicated wine evening with world-class charcutier, Gilles Verot, and the owner of Châteauneuf du-Pape, Isabel Ferrando.

The highlight of the week will be the Anniversary Dinner on Friday night hosted by chef-patron Daniel Boulud himself. The six course tasting menu will be accompanied with wine served by the glass from a selection of large format wine bottles. This event is by reservation only.

For more information, or to book your place please call +44 (0)20 7201 3899.
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Venue name: Bar Boulud
Address: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
66 Knightsbridge
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm daily. Dinner served 5-11pm Mon-Sat; 5-10pm Sun. A la carte served noon–11pm Mon–Sat, noon–10pm Sun. Sunday brunch served 11am–3.30pm.
Transport: Tube: Knightsbridge
Price: Main courses £11.75-£29

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Went for afternoon tea yesterday. It was incredible! They made a point of explaining that it was not your typical afternoon tea (possibly because of complaints in the past) but having done my research I knew what to expect and I wasn't disappointed. The beautiful cake stands came out adorned with a base layer of savoury. No scones or cucumber sandwiches but a silky smooth chicken liver pate, crayfish sandwich and a pot of heavenly salmon pate. An upper layer of macaroons and ginger cake toppe with a layer of passionfruit tart and something my husband described as Chocolate Goo-but the nicest Goo he'd ever eaten. Yes it's expensive but afternoon tea in a central London location is always going to be. Couldn't fault the service either. Win all round.


Service was great. Food was okay, didn't serve tea and scones which was a bit disappointing, Overall rather expensive for what we got.