Last year saw the return of the Boulevard into the heart of Soho. This new incarnation incorporates an innovative new performance space, featuring Europe’s most advanced revolving theatre, and a two-floor glass bridge leading to a stunning art deco style restaurant and lounge-style bar. Director of Soho Estates, Fawn James, is the driving force behind this development and together with Artistic Director Rachel Edwards, a vibrant programme of art for is planned for the Boulevard Theatre, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time in over 20 years.
The restaurant at the Boulevard is reached by crossing the modern glass double heightened bridge and opens to guests from 8am – 1am daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anything in between. The plush pink and brass interior is perfect for the location; art-deco in style with a lounge bar warmed by soft boudoir-style lighting. At one end of the bar, there is a double-height window, encasing an impressive hanging metal staircase, offering the perfect lookout on the 24-hour buzz of Soho.
The menu has been designed by head chef, Greg Hillier, previously of The Commonwealth Club and The British Academy. In 2017 Greg opened the National Army Museum for Searcys and has worked under Michelin trained chefs Arnaud Stevens and Killian Lynch at Sixty-One Restaurant and The Gherkin. He started working in restaurants whilst growing up in Australia, and learning the importance of local, seasonal ingredients.
Greg commented “After months of planning for the opening, I can’t wait to welcome guests to Boulevard. Every effort has been made to ensure our menu has something for everyone to enjoy at any time of day.
The Boulevard restaurant serves a broad range of dishes, with a conscious leaning towards plant-based cookery throughout. Choose from the traditional smashed chili avocado on sourdough, to sumac oregano chicken, burnt aubergine and Iranian green pistachio, or roasted curried baby cauliflower, black dhal, fresh coconut, crispy onions, and lime.
For those guests enjoying a night at the theatre, they will be able to enhance their evening with a pre-show fixed price menu that will draw inspiration from the production they are about to see, whilst enjoying a carefully curated range of drinks promoting top-quality local suppliers and artisan producers. The Boulevard also offers a range of memberships, which give members exclusive perks and offers across the theatre, restaurant, and bar. Find out more at boulevardtheatre.co.uk/memberships.
The innovative cocktail menu has been curated by the renowned barman, Fin Spiteri, and ranges from classic cocktails finished with an unexpected twist through, to inventive and exciting new flavours and combinations including alcohol-free options. The carefully-selected wine list promotes top-quality local suppliers and artisanal producers, whilst the beer lists add some unusual, unconventional offerings to the mix. Brand partnerships include Duval-Leroy, Hej Coffee, Chapel Down, and Coalition Brewing.
Whatever your reason for visiting this very special venue and restaurant in the heart of Soho, it will not disappoint, with so much history and heritage reborn in this super stylish, modern space.
What we ate:
Mango Mule & Zen Green G&T
Barbeque dry rubbed chicken winter slaw apple purée (Left)
Roast Bork Belly Cauliflower, Apple watercress (Right)
Rhug Estate Organic Bavette steak with blue cheese butter and chips
Lake District 8oz Cheddar Cheese Burger, dark grape mustard mayo, beer braised brisket, shoestring fries, gherkin
New York Cheesecake banana Caramel
Placed along the cobble streets of Soho, this quirky spot is a great location to catch up with friends or even celeb spot on a Thursday and Friday night! We were lucky enough to be sitting right next to Miriam Margolyes and if you are a Harry Potter fan then that is rather a big deal! The Boulevard is a great spot for all hours of the day – begin your weekend with a range of delicious cocktails, small plates and then catch one of their shows and make an evening of it or impress your boss with a vibrant and sensory mid-week lunch! The Al a Carte menu ranges from Roast Cod, Salt baked celeriac, Vegan Dahl as well as an 8oz Cheddar Cheese burger you if you want something more relaxed. Not to mention the 7 option dessert menu which ranges from a classic cheese board, Chocolate and Olive Oil cake to an Ice cream sundae with peanut brownie and salted caramel… how does anyone ever make a decision!
If you do plan on attending a show at The Boulevard then be sure to check out their pre-show Dining menu!
Choose from either a two-course option at £22.95, or three courses for only £28.95 – just add your choice to your basket online once you’ve selected your tickets.
Check out the listing for The Boulevard here.
6 Walker’s Court
London W1F 0BT
020 3968 6849