Boulestin is the latest venue from Joel Kissin, who, in partnership with Sir Terence Conran, helped change the face of London's foodie scene with restaurants such as Bibendum and Le Pont de la Tour. The restaurant is inspired by the cookbook writer and restaurateur Marcel Boulestin who was one of the first celebrity chefs. There's a luxury bistro serving classic French food and Café Marcel, a café offering lighter dishes.
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5 St James's StreetLondonSW1A 1EF
When I made our reservation, my expectations were higher... much higher. As we were a large group credit card details were requested and a 25gbp per person no show charge would be billed to the card if we didn't show up. I asked if there was a minimum spend and I was advised that there wasn't. I asked if there would be a no show charge if anyone cancelled (bound to happen with a big group)...more
Good wine list, edible food but not quite as fabulous as I expected.
I had the Jambon persille, the duck confit and donughts. All were nice enough but I wouldn't rush back. Perhaps I am biased since I am French and have grown up eating these sort of delicacies. It wasn't quite what I know.more
Good all round french bistro, enjoyable for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Lovely outside tables in the summer.
They should re think their 14.5% service change though.more
I would have agreed with all the previous statements - very pleasant atmosphere, cool multilingual staff, good quality French cuisine and wine. We enjoyed especially the fat duck and the donuts.
Even the price are very reasonable. But why do they charge the clients with unpleasant 14,5% for the service - more than by Alain Ducasse?!more
My mother, brother and I stumbled in on a Thursday night in November after having done a little Christmas shopping. We had come from the U.S. and are on our way to Scotland. We were tired, cold and hungry. Your staff couldn't have been more attentive. We were ushered to a table immediately, despite our lack of a reservation. As a handicapped person, I sometimes wait for seating. Not so here,...more