Boundary - CLOSED

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Boundary - CLOSED
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Please note, the Boundary restaurant has now closed, and Tratra has opened in its place. Time Out Food editors, July 2017.

Beneath a Shoreditch street, down a muralled stairwell, are the vaults where restaurant mastermind Conran presents his vision of dining. It’s a magnificent space with soaring bare brick pillars, clever lighting and decor that mixes funky and luxury. Service is unrushed, and cooking – in a trademark open kitchen – is impeccably French. No tricks, no surprises, just superbly done. For a price, mind, and the prix fixe menu wasn’t offered unprompted. From this, don’t miss the charcuterie trolley with its rillettes, terrine and saucisson, giving as good as the carte.

Monkfish with artichokes and broad beans or duck confit with a sticky reduction, tiny fungi and the smoothest of mashed potatoes were subtly excellent, as was an amuse-bouche of radishes with goat’s butter. The seven-course tasting menu includes greatest hits such as the charcuterie, fish with seasonal veg, and beef fillet with ravioli and wild mushrooms. Though crème brûlée was terrific, more out-there desserts such as peach tarte tatin with thyme ice-cream or mandarin soufflé with roast almond ice-cream provide a sniff of innovation. Otherwise, the Chris Martin and Cara Delevingne lookalikes and expense account holders don’t seek out this well-concealed location for experimentation. Or to eavesdrop – tables are very well spaced.

The sommelier can help with an awesome list arranged by region; for stronger drinks, there’s an over-furnished 1950s-style bar. Six floors up, the Boundary rooftop bar and grill is completely different.



Venue name: Boundary - CLOSED
Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, entrance at 9 Redchurch Street
E2 7DD
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3.30pm Sun. Dinner served 6.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Shoreditch High Street rail
Price: Main courses £20-£25. Set meal (lunch Sun) £19.50 2 courses, £24.50 3 courses; (dinner) £21.50 2 courses, £25.50 3 courses; £65 tasting menu
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I went to Boundary for a birthday brunch. The venue is beautiful and has a great view of London. It's great as a rooftop bar but I was so disappointed with the breakfast that I waited half an hour so I could order from the lunch menu as I was still hungry. I then ordered from the lunch menu and still wasn't impressed. For me, boundary is more about the drinks and the rooftop than food!

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One of the better rooftop bars in London. Lovely views and quite buzzy. At the first sign of sun this place gets packed so you have to be lucky to get a spot without having to queue. They hand out blankets and put the outdoor heaters on when the the sun goes down and it starts to get cooler so you can spend hours here.

Went there for a special occasion! We had a complete Menu with Foie Gras, just amazing! We went on the Rooftop to enjoy our first drink and then take the lift to go to the restaurant. The decoration is incredible, wine list as well.

The staff is first class.

I definitely recommend it !