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Review: Bar Boulud, Knightsbridge
Categories: restaurants

The idea of eating out in Knightsbridge makes me think of fusty tea rooms and cheesey bars – there’s nowhere really around that has the right cache for my eclectic taste. Off Knightbridge there are some great old pubs but the area has been taken over by what I can only describe as high street cloning; with very little else.

I’m glad to say that’s now changed. This is the kitchen at Mandarin Oriental’s Bar Boulud, the French inspired wine bar in Knightsbridge. I’d say it’s more cosmopolitan than that, and there’s also a very intimate feel to the venue which has a number of seated areas with formal dining as well as more casual seating areas to relax in.

The menu is really varied and caters for all appetites – you can easily share a Charcuterie board as a light snack or choose to dine from the full menu. I would definitely advise trying out one of the many desserts on offer – they’re great for sharing too.

This asparagus starter is beautifully presented and the egg is a great twist on what can usually be a pretty standard dish. Also on offer are a number of terrines and pâtés which are made on the premises.

There’s a great range of burgers for to choose from which are gourmet style and also some rather delectable sausages to try from. If you’re in a group, it’s a good idea to try two or three different types – the Truffled White Sausages are a signature dish. There’s also fish on the menu for the less carnivorous.

I spent the evening at Bar Boulud recently with round of leading travel and food bloggers including Heather on her travels, Gourmet Chick, Laissez Fare, Matt from Mr&MrsSmith blog and Londonelicious – considering we’re quite an opiniated bunch, I think we all came away pretty satisfied – which is no mean feat.

This dessert deserves a special mention because it’s so light and Summery.

And finally, I’d definitely give more than a passing nod to the great selection of reasonably priced wines on offer. They’re handpicked to perfection; do try the Rasteau if you’re a want to try a decent Rhône red that’s not too heavy.

My favourite was the Ladoix which is very light and drinkable and the unmistakable aroma of wines from the region. Possibly the best wine I’ve tasted all year.

I’ve definitely found a new place to get my fix of great Burgundy wine without the hassle of a five hour drive to my favourite region of France.

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  2. I’ve heard that Mums are taking their kids there for a grown-up lunch – the burgers are a cut above Macdonalds!

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