The new incarnation of London’s famed restaurant Boulestin takes not only the name but a commitment to considered, superlative French cuisine towards which we know original founder M. Boulestin would nod approval. Located slightly off the beaten track when it comes to fine dining in London, you can find Boulestin in the same building that used to house L’Oranger and Overton’s along St. James’s Street, between St. James’s Palace and Piccadilly. Thanks to the efforts of a passionate and talented team, Boulestin once again has a home in London.
The new Boulestin restaurant down St. James’s Street in the eponymous London district is suffused with nostalgia not only for classic French cuisine but also for the style and flair that X. Marcel Boulestin brought to French cookery and London when he opened the original Boulestin restaurant in Covent Garden in the 1920s. In order to do the Boulestin legacy justice, Kissin was careful to assemble only the best staff, spent two years finding the ideal location, and conducted an extensive search for dishes stamped with M. Boulestin’s signature style.
Food which is worth eating is worth discussing, said M. Boulestin, and the new Boulestin restaurant in London’s St. James’s is destined to be the talk of the town when it comes to fine French dining. Open all day from 7am for breakfast (a little later for Saturday brunch) until 10:30pm, Boulestin’s a la carte menu changes regularly, reflecting the seasons. An extensive selection of canapes, cocktails, fully-catered private dining options, and a great prix fixe two- or three-course menu add to Boulestin’s inimitable offering. A hidden pleasure is to be found at this St. James’s Street French restaurant in the form of Boulestin’s courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining, while a beautiful private dining room equipped with AV facilities and seating 8 to 40 diners – or 70 standing – is ideal for working breakfasts, networking events, corporate lunches, celebratory dinners or special cocktail parties. Meanwhile, theatregoers in London’s West End will delight in Boulestin’s theatre dining menus. Without a doubt, if M. Boulestin himself were still around and enjoying the finer things in life, he would be booking a table at this, his new namesake restaurant.
Very nice atmosphere, great food, excellent service! A solid venue for work or personal meals, nice menu, that changes regularly ensuring it never gets old.
Amazing food, great service, awesome courtyard, would recommend and will re-visit :-) Also liked the look of the private room downstairs, nice a private for special dinners.
Despite being dressed as tourists, we were warmly greeted, asked if we preferred indoor or outdoor seating and promptly offered beverages. Excellent meal and service. Not inexpensive but worth every farthing! Memorable.