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 full à la carte bistro menu, served Mon-Sat and Sunday evenings, is based on seasonal, rustic French cooking, and includes an array of charcuterie, house-made terrines, pâtés, hams, saucissons, boudins and more, specially prepared onsite.
Also featured are Boulud's popular American transplants, the 'yankee' and 'piggie' burgers, as well as the signature 'BB' burger - unique to London.
A £17 (two courses) or £19 (three courses) 'bouchon' menu, changing weekly, is available until 7pm.
Bar Boulud also now serves Sunday brunch from 11am to 3.30pm, at £39.
|Venue name:||Bar Boulud||Contact:|
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
|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.|
|Price:||Main courses £11.75-£29|
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Hollywood star and culinary enthusiast Stanley Tucci heads down to Bar Boulud for a cracking-looking fundraiser for the Trussell Trust – a charity aimed at giving food-support to people in the UK living below the poverty line. Tucci will be joined by Bar...Food and drink events Tuesday May 31 2016Read more
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One of the best burgers in London from a man who knows a thing or two. It's vastly different from Daniel in New York but I think it suits London better. Awesome service, too.
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.
2/3 courses & tea/coffee: £18/£21
From a set menu.Offer valid until Jul 31 2016