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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Cooking showcasing Scotland's best produce

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

Down a Dickensian alley near Liverpool Street station, this Boisdale occupies an atmospheric vaulted basement. The soundtrack is live jazz, and the cooking is simple, classic stuff founded on thoroughbred – often Scottish – meats and seafood, so starters predictably include smoked salmon, or roast Blackface haggis – the range broadened by seared hand-dived Scottish scallop with glazed Gloucestershire pork belly, carrot purée and black pudding. Main courses include prime steaks with béarnaise, along with roast chicken breast, butternut squash purée, confit garlic, rosemary polenta and pickled blackberries. Finish with coffee and vanilla mousse, shaved Valrhona chocolate and warm cinnamon sugared doughnuts.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas, 31 December, 1 January and Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Saturday to Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 11
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Philip Moore

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional British, French, Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 9
  • Wines over £30: 121
  • Wines by the glass: 24

Price guide

  • Starter from : 6.95
  • Main course from: 14.50
  • Dessert from: 7.25
  • 3-course lunch from: 35
  • 3-course dinner from: 35
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 44
  • Off-site parking available: Middlesex Street

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 44

Getting here

Nearest train station

Liverpool Street
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Three-course lunch from£35**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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