Bar Boulud London
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Latest critic review: July 05, 2010
Critics' score: 8 out of 10

Daniel Boulud is one of the top chefs in Manhattan, where his restaurant Daniel was recently awarded three Michelin stars. This is his first opening in London - in the same hotel as Heston, no less. Bar Boulud, which also has a New York outpost, is a bistro and wine bar, has 165 seats and includes a charcuterie bar.

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Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on July 05, 2010
"We rebooked on the way out, to bring our fellas. If there is higher praise for any dining establishment, I don't know it." READ REVIEW

Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on June 12, 2010
"This was all really robust, really honest, true and spanking French meat-making – nothing poncey, nothing flash, nothing overpriced at all – quite unexpected in this funny little bunker under a hotel on a busy urban crossroads." READ REVIEW

Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on June 06, 2010
"The seafood linguini with taggiasca olives is suitably syrupy with the flavour of preserved lemon rind, and its decoration with pine nuts makes it the highlight of the meal." READ REVIEW

Matthew Norman Guardian
Reviewed on June 05, 2010
"...we left agreeing that the borderline rapturous reception for this newcomer, elsewhere and on the foodie blogs, must have more to do with imaginary imperial garments than anything else." READ REVIEW
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Zoe Strimpel City AM
Reviewed on June 01, 2010
"...the menu is a boatload of fun and you can see why Boulud drives New Yorkers wild." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on May 30, 2010
"...the piggie burger, which is regular beef roughly minced, with the genius of barbecued pulled pork on top, and onion, bibb lettuce, green- chilli mayo, slaw and fries. This is brilliant. Real Miss USA on a bun." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed on May 30, 2010
"Boulud is originally from Lyon, and that comes shining through in a mixed plate of their terrines and charcuterie. This is a kitchen that knows what it's doing with pressed bits of slow-cooked animal." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on May 29, 2010
"M Boulud's establishment may be more 1970s provincial French bistro than 2010 London eaterie, but when the carping stops, you notice that his attention to the old-fashioned virtue of flavoursome cooking is faultless." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6.5
Nick Harman Foodepedia
Reviewed on May 24, 2010
"The prices are right and the food is fine." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 7
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on May 13, 2010
"Atlantic-hopping by celeb chefs isn't always a great success, but by golly gosh, Boulud has brought Big Apple style and French polish to Knightsbridge." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 10
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 13, 2010
"Finding the perfect burger is not my holy grail but this dense patty of beef cooked medium rare served with aromatic Morbier cheese in a peppered brioche bun with crisp confit of pork belly (Frenchie for bacon?) and a tomato-onion compote came close to ultimate satisfaction." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed by May 11, 2010
"Bar Boulud is hardly a budget option but is not charging anywhere near as much as it could for cooking of this standard." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed on May 11, 2010
"Daniel Boulud’s popularity overseas makes for a highly anticipated London venue that thankfully more than lives up to expectations." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Richard & Peter Harden's
Reviewed on May 10, 2010
"The three course lunch menu... is something of a steal, not least because in includes the opportunity to check out DB’s famous burger, which is indeed very good." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos
Reviewed on May 10, 2010
"... on this early visit Bar Boulud is a very different beast to the London norm. Offering a mix of French and US dishes it promises much but delivers as well." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 8

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AddressMandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Telephone number 020 7201 3899
Telephone numberAverage price: Moderate
  • Private Hire available
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