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Boulevard Brasserie

Restaurants, French Covent Garden
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)

Time Out says

Around the corner from Covent Garden’s main piazza is Boulevard Brasserie, a low-lit restaurant set across three levels and decorated in Parisian style – think chequered flooring and old, framed posters – to match the French cuisine on offer. Its proximity to the Royal Opera House and a number of theatres makes it a popular choice for pre-show dining.

The menu covers classics like moules marinières, boeuf bourguignon and duck confit as well as traditional British dishes such as fish and chips and roasted pork belly. As expected of a French brasserie the wine list is varied and can be ordered by the carafe.


Boulevard Brasserie says
A classic French brasserie in Covent Garden's opera quarter. Set 50 yards back from the Piazza, Boulevard Brasserie is one of the area's iconic fixtures. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of brasseries is the perfect place to soak up Covent Garden's unique and vibrant atmosphere.



Address: 40 Wellington Street
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden tube
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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A distinctly average meal, however everything was edible and cooked OK. It was all just rather bland, with mediocre service - especially after asking to be seated in the empty but bright ground floor but them insisting to move us in to the dingy basement restaurant. The minute steak was actually well cooked but served with frozen chips. My Greek feta salad was uninspiring with old olives and bland tomatoes. It is suitable for a basic, quick dinner however there is so much more to offer in the area and I wouldn't recommend it. 


A great find. I think I might have been years ago but somehow had forgotten about it. I went with my parents for a post theatre dinner last Saturday and it was lovely.

The restaurant is deceptive as it looks small from the street but is very roomy. It has a real french feel and typical french brasserie menu.

We all enjoyed what we ate and it is reasonably priced. In an area where there are lots of very uninspiring choices this is one to give a try!


Family bought this afternoon tea for us as last year's xmas present, we finally went there in this past October! We enjoyed the afternoon tea there, the service was excellent. You will get seated upstairs for the afternoon tea. The afternoon tea had 2 different types of scones, 4 different types of savory finger sandwiches, and 4 different types of pastries/desserts. You can ask for as many types of tea as you like, but there's only a 2 hr window for each set of guests. Not bad for a central London location.  

I met my mother for lunch in Covent Garden who recommended eating at Boulevard. I had a lovely rib eye steak with a pepper sauce that I would quite happily eat again. My mother had a big bowl of Mussels. They smelt fantastic and none were left at the end. It was a Monday lunchtime so not overly busy in the restaurant that has a nice French feel about it. Service was good, food arrived in timely fashion and tasted great.

Awful place - food was not cooked properly - my husband and I had terrible food poisoning after eating here - had no response or apology when I called to advise the brasserie - do not risk eating here! This review won't allow you to select one star!!

This cosy little restaurant has excellent food, good value and very, very nice waiters. Especially Advil (I think his name was; he is Algerian), he was much fun! He charmed us so much that we came back with our whole party of nearly 40 the next day. We had the cellar to ourselves and it was really nice.

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