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.
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.