Typically, you pick a restaurant to suit your mood. Feeling fancy? You select a formal dining room complete with bright white tablecloths. Little more casual? You eat at the bar. Every bone in your body aching? You scour Trip Advisor for a comfortable couch in a lounge-style eatery. Thanks to Boyds Grill & Wine Bar, however, the choice is simple – they provide a wide range of luxurious seating arrangements all under the same majestic Victorian roof.
Located on Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, Boyds understands that today’s diners aren’t looking for rigidity, but the ability to choose their own personalised experience. Customers may sit at the Kitchen Bar and sample some top quality British cured and potted meats and cheeses, or enjoy top wines by the glass in the grand Central Bar. Those looking for formality will find it in the stately Dining Room, whilst a cosier evening is on offer on the sofas in the Lounge. Best of all? Diners may order from the same artisanal menu wherever they choose to sit, making a meal at Boyds a truly customisable event. General Manager Fabien Babanini tells us, “We want diners to feel that our restaurant accommodates everything they could want” – well, Boyds, we’d say you’re doing a pretty grand job!
Executive Chef Nate Brewster has curated a superlative menu, combining premium British produce with international cooking techniques. Wonderland’s favourites? The seven-hour braised lamb leg and the Sipsmith cured salmon cold plate, paired with the handiwork of Boyds’ virtuoso cocktail mixologists. (Craft beer and wine enthusiasts need not worry – you’ll be well catered for too).
The feather in Boyds’ cap is the Kitchen Bar Experience. Take a seat at the stylish copper bar and try every ice-cream flavour you could possibly imagine – in the most grown up fashion, of course. Nitrogen frozen ice-cream is served in Jack Daniels and vanilla flavour; in bacon; in chilli and mango. Most thrillingly, you’ll be a part of the much-feted Dragon’s Breath experience, which we’ll refrain from spoiling for you.
From the awe-inspiring Grand Entrance down to the garnish on your cocktail, every aspect of Boyds Grill & Wine Bar is exquisitely realised, resulting in an entirely unforgettable experience. And with the wide variety of dining options on offer, you’ll just have to come back and try them all!