By Em Bell

If you know me or read my blogs, you will know that I’m a burger enthusiastic. I search London for burgers. And I love them. All of them.

So I was very excited to finally check out Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental this week.


And I just have one word to say.


I’m not a fan of stiff white napkins, awkward silences and having your chair pulled out for you. And while I had heard the burgers were good, I was worried it might be a bit like this.

It wasn’t at all.

A relaxed vibe but with seriously impressive waiters. Cracking menu. Delicious wine. I was even tempted by the £16,000 bottle of red.



A little gem from New York, this is worth a visit. Good burgers. Old school service with a chilled twist.