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5.4 /6 Excellent 46 Reviews

Bolton's Restaurant

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About Bolton's Restaurant

Taking Italian cuisine to unforeseen heights, Bolton’s Restaurant is a London dining establishment serving up dishes like mamma used to make. Offering everything from farfalle al salmone to penne Arrabbiata, this restaurant is an excellent representative of the best specialities that Italy has to offer. Open only on the weekdays, Bolton’s Restaurant is the perfect location for after-work drinks and rustic cuisine on Cullum Street, just moments from Monument and Bank stations.

See Bolton’s no. 1 and no. 2 set menus here!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 15:30, 18:00 - 21:45
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 15:30, 18:00 - 21:45
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 15:30, 18:00 - 21:45
  • Thursday 11:30 - 15:30, 18:00 - 21:45
  • Friday 10:30 - 15:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Bolton's Restaurant, 13 Cullum Street, EC3 M7JJ London

Further Information

Luxuriously decorated and furnished, Bolton’s Restaurant on Cullum Street is the perfect choice when you’re looking for quality Italian cuisine in the heart of the City, just moments from Bank station. Established over two decades ago, this restaurant is a fixture in London and continues to serve legendary specialities to foodies, casual diners and tourists who travel from all over to taste the restaurant’s authentic specialities. Reserve well in advance to join in on the fun.

No matter what the occasion, Bolton’s Restaurant provides an amazing dining experience in the hubbub of central London. An extensive wine list with hand-selected varietals from across Italy add to the restaurant’s romantic ambience, and are the perfect way to start off your meal on the right foot. For starters, try the avocado salad with prawns, mozzarella and tomatoes, or the unique bresaola di cinghiale, cured wild boar with rocket salad and flakes of Parmesan. Next, dive headfirst into mains like filetto alla stilton (prime fillet topped with Stilton sauce), fegata alla griglia a burro e salvia (calf’s liver grilled with bacon or butter and sage) or the paillard (grilled veal escalope). Finish up with an incredible coffee or espresso before heading out into the hustle and bustle of the City.

View Bolton's Evening Set Menu


46 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 46 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 21:36

Although we dined on a quiet evening, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was exceptional and the food far exceeded expectations. The freshly made Tiramisu capped of a most enjoyable meal.

1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 21:50

Excellent classic "City" restaurant. They know enough to leave you alone if you are talking business, but the service is quick and good if you you have limited time.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2017 07:51

Faultless! Food was spot on, service (as always) first class. Old school City Italian that's miles ahead on service. Will be again again - soon

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 18:07

Great food selection especially the fish, great service and very friendly staff. Nice location and decor and very conveniently located. Will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 3
19.08.2016 09:43

Food was good but a bit overly priced. I was asked if I would like some vegetables at the side of my meal and I chose broccoli out of the few types of vegetables there was and I was given one and a half florets. Not impressed when I look at the bill. They charged £3 for the broccoli and on top of that there was also a cover charge of £2.50 for booking the table. When I booked the table online, I requested in the special request box for a small birthday surprise arrangement for the birthday person I was having lunch with but nothing was arranged. Very disappointed!

1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 08:16

Very convenient for those in the City. This was my second visit. Very welcoming on entry, and attentive but not too attentive service. Food was of a high quality - lovely in fact. Good ambience and pleasant décor and surroundings. Would definitely go again. Made to feel you mattered as a customer.

3 reviews so far 6
06.05.2016 09:06

Boltons is by far the best restaurant in the City. The service and food are both exceptional and in incredible surroundings. I have worked in the City for 30 years and never found a restaurant that even comes close, if you haven't been yet then what are you waiting for...

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 08:43

The welcome by the staff at this restaurant is always a delightful part of the experience. The waiters all have a good sense of humour and looked after us very well. The food was excellent too. Overall a very pleasant dining experience, I shall be going back for sure.

2 reviews so far 5
15.10.2015 08:12

It's been a while since I went to Bolton's but happy to see that nothing (absolutely nothing) has changed - great food, great service (attentive but not bothersome) and tables far enough apart to be able to hold a conversation but close enough to create a lively atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
11.10.2016 09:55

Really like this place for a mixture of good food (I had asparagus with parmesan, dover sole and a few fresh juicy strawberries and a coffee to finish), washed down with a nice Gavi di Gavi, attentive service (lots of smiling italian waiters) and buzzing lunchtime city vibe.

1 review so far 6
26.10.2016 09:54

Another excellent meal at what must now be my favourite restaurant. My first try in the evening. Great to find the familiar faces from lunchtime and enjoy the quiet surroundings. Lovely food, well served and an excellent wine!

1 review so far 6
06.12.2016 07:39

Traditional Italian in the heart of the city. Warm welcome, great atmosphere good food and would highly recommend. Went for a business lunch for 6 persons and will book again. Waiting staff were excellent and couldn't fault.

1 review so far 5
08.06.2017 18:07

A bit like stepping back in time to the City of 20 years ago - but sometimes that is what you want. First class service delivered with warmth and genuine customer focus. Wide choice on the menu and good food delivered. Definitely would return.

2 reviews so far 6
16.09.2016 20:00

I was told that this was a great restaurant.....but it was even better than my expectations. Everything was wonderful. I thought the Dover sole was going to be hard to beat....but the pepper steak did!

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 08:46

Busy, loads of atmosphere. Excellent food & service. Air con very cool on our shoulders & necks whilst sitting in the Upper level, although understandably, very necessary. Next time would book table on lower level.

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 07:29

Excellent Italian restaurant, well placed right in the back of Lloyd's building so perfect for a business lunch. Being an Italian I can guaratee that the food quality is equal to the one you coul get in any good restaurant in Italy.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2016 17:49

Excellent Food & Service. Look forward to come again near future. I can recommend this restaurant to clients, friends and family. Hope to open restaurant not only Lunch but also Dinner.

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 10:33

Food, service and ambiance always superb. It was very busy and the private dining room was used as an overflow but the people in there didn't seem to mind.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2016 20:43

Excellent service. Even at peak lunch time. Food came out quick as well.... And tasted amazing. A real authentic Italian with Italian waiters and chefs. A Must go!

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 10:07

As always an excellent lunch and attentive service. This is a reliable choice for lunch in the city where so many establishments are very variable in their quality.

3 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 19:39

Absolutely first class. The best food in the City but A1 service also. This is the best Italian restaurant in the City of Londo by a long way.

1 review so far 5
17.01.2017 19:01

Quite an unassuming place from the outside but a good quality Italian dining experience inside. Service I should excellent, food is delicious and the experience is lively and fulfilling. It's pricy but decent.

3 reviews so far 6
01.04.2016 07:22

Very pleasant. Friendly staff, very good food along with excellent service. Pleasant atmosphere. Excellent menu and a good selection of wines. Reasonably priced for the City too.

1 review so far 6
18.12.2015 08:13

This was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed. Personal service by the Roberto's was excellent. We will go again in the New Year. Thanks to all.

1 review so far 6
28.09.2016 18:59

Excellent food as always and reasonably priced wine together with the usual very charming and highly professional service as well. Always a pleasure to be at Bolton's.

1 review so far 6
07.02.2017 09:07

As always an amazing service and amazing food! I will definitely be coming back to Boltons! The lobster linguine is a must have on the menu!

1 review so far 5
12.06.2017 10:02

Attentative (however never intrusive), friendly and timely service. Good menu choices and reasonable prices for location and quality. Some great food served up in style and would definitely recommend to others.

3 reviews so far 6
01.04.2016 17:53

Excellent in every way! Amazing food, first class service and all in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the City. Highly recommended for lunch.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 05:24

Very nice 👍I love lobster pasta!! They are so friendly. I strongly recommend this restaurant. And the atmosphere is calm, elegant and luxurious. Good luck!

1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 09:48

Quality food and superb service as always. This place is a class joint and provides consistent, and excellent standards. Forget Pizza Express, go to Boltons

5 reviews so far 6
26.11.2015 19:53

Really lovely restaurant. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and the food was outstanding (the saltimbocca in particular was amazing). I will definitely return.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 09:07

A warm welcome and excellent food and great service by very professional and friendly staff, Good atmosphere to have a business lunch. I highly recommend.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 10:10

We attended for a busy lunch time service. Despite this the service was very friendly, accurate and wasn't too rushed. They coped well with a coeliac vegetarian guest too.

5 reviews so far 5
20.04.2017 09:44

Food and service never fails to hit the mark for a great client lunch. Great options for food and drink. Staff are friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

1 review so far 5
07.01.2017 20:36

A fantasy restaurant at Bolton,the food and service are brilliant ,the restaurant is very easy to fine with a warm welcome,will definitely recommend this restaurant and visit again

3 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 18:22

Not the cheapest restaurant of this type but it is a popular place with a regular client base - you are always welcomed and food is rarely disappointing

1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 08:30

Excellent food and great service, however a bit pricey compared to similar restaurants in the same area. I would go back again in the future for sure

1 review so far 5
23.06.2016 18:21

food was very good - service a little rushed with vegetables dolloped rather than placed on plate. Couldn't fault the food quality so basically a good experience

2 reviews so far 5
16.01.2017 12:07

Great food and great service.....Highly recommend and would go back. Can we a little pricey but well worth it. Pasta is always good as is the wine

5 reviews so far 5
27.05.2016 08:35

Great as usual! Service was friendly, although a little slow at times. Food was excellent and perfect in the size of the portions - would definitely recommend!

1 review so far 5
06.06.2016 18:05

Simple food, but of good quality and well cooked coupled with good service - although the restaurant is a little dated (unchanged since the early 1990's).

1 review so far 5
24.02.2017 19:06

We booked for a corporate lunch and we had a great experience at Bolton's. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Definitely recommend.

1 review so far 4
18.01.2017 18:47

Not cheap, but lovely food. Prompt and courteous service. Quite cramped environment, but not as bad as some other venues! A first visit, but probably won't be my last.

3 reviews so far 4
05.04.2016 18:18

Always great service and a friendly atmosphere with good food but the cost is creeping up per head so value for money is becoming an issue.

1 review so far 1
15.06.2016 10:02

Very disappointed. Been here many times before but they obviously have a new chef who has no idea what ingredients are in a beef stroganoff and had possibly confused it with goulash.