Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boulevard Brasserie (revisited)

36 Wellington St
London, WC2E 7BD

Since we enjoyed our meal here last time, when A and I needed a good pre-theater restaurant before we headed off to see Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, we decided to come back. This time the Toptable deal was 16.50 for three courses and a kir royale. We ordered the gravalax (home cured salmon with chive cream and country bread), spinach salad (with feta cheese, tomato, cucumber and black olives), minute steak with frites, trout with mash and watercress sauce, and crème brûlée and pot au chocolat. Just as great as we remembered - everything tasted fresh and was well-seasoned, and I was particularly impressed with how perfectly my trout was cooked and how the crème brûlée had a lovely crackly top. Highly recommend this if you need somewhere to eat around Covent Garden, especially if you're tight on time - service was attentive and we were in and out in 50 minutes.

PS. I recommend the play as well - we had 10 quid tickets but were upgraded to the top price seats when we arrived at the theater. The second and third acts are particularly gripping and just flew by. Excellent performances all around.


  1. K, I didn't do anything special! Just showed up and they said we could get upgraded tickets at the box office... wish these things happened more often :)