Boisdale brings refined Scottish dining to Mayfair
Category : Bar, Restaurant
| Cuisine : Seafood
Address : 12 N Row, Mayfair, London, W1K 7DF, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : www.boisdale.co.uk/mayfair
Opening Times : Mon-Fri: 7.30am-12am; Sat: 11am-12pm; Sun: 10am-7pm
Closest Tube : Marble Arch
Private Dining Room : Details
No matter which neighbourhood, whether it's Belgravia, the City or Canary Wharf, the preeminent restaurant for all things Scottish in London has long been Boisdale. In 2017 they've brought their brand to bear in London's most glamourous neighbourhood with a new restaurant on North Row in Mayfair. We popped in on a cold winter evening to see how things were panning out. Here's the latest on Ranald MacDonald's latest…
The Grade I listed building comprises of three separate areas, all in Boisdale's trademark Jessica Rabbit carmine colour scheme. As you enter from North Row it's impossible to miss the street level cigar terrace which can accommodate up to 30 smoking aficionados. Continuing inside you'll happen upon the Stable Bar, which in addition to one of Mayfair's longest whisky lists and a draft ale bar with a 'Joanna' piano with nightly jazz performances. The main dining room is spread over two mezzanines with a lantern-glazed ceiling and capacious balcony area.
This newest outpost does a fine job of replicating the cosy pubbiness of its siblings, with an abundance of nooks and crannies, a subterranean bar only open from Thursday to Wednesday and a large PDR that can fit up to 24 people. During our visit there was a slightly more mature and refined Mayfair crowd and a pervasive convivial atmosphere. Boisdale Mayfair also boasts the same quality of ingredients and simple, skilful preparation of them as its sister restaurants.
We began our meal with a bottle of elegant Malbec and a variety of British tapas including devilled veal kidneys on toast, chicken goujons, haggis on toasted sourdough and a piquant pepper and chilli crispy squid. Lobster linguini was excellently judged with just the right ration of crustacean meat, garlic, chilli and lemon. An eight ounce flat iron steak came in at under £20 and was perfectly medium rare. On the side we had a delicious tin of truffle, rosemary and parmesan chips as well as verdant green tenderstem broccoli. This being a classic Great British type of establishment, we opted to swap in cheese for pudding, and had a selection of five for £10.
We're very pleased to add Boisdale Mayfair as an Innerplace restaurant.