Advice on Bar Boulud sought
I was mulling the prospect of going in here next week to try the oft discussed burgers.Can any kind person tell me whether walk- ins are likely to be ok at this time of year or not? Good time to go?
Also is it quite relaxed - or a bit high brow? The posh looking photos and dress code are a bit of a worry for a scruff like me. ;)
I don't think it's high brow but given it's location people tend to be fairly well dressed - the usual Knightsbridge crowd.
I went as a walk in and the main restaurant splace was full (busy and bustling is how i remember it) so we sat in the more casual bar/lounge area.
I'll wager a fiver that I'm scruffier and I had no trouble getting in on Monday evening this week. But I did have a reservation for 19.00. The joint is not as posh as it presents itself to be.
The place got very full shortly thereafter so a walkin is very likely to be obliged to wait. They have a decent bar there thus a wait should not be a problem.
I'd speculate that a walkin at 18.00 next week would be OK - probably little or no wait. Later in the evening would be more problematic. They attempt to turn tables but not with my party who were having a decent shot at eliminating their red wine stocks (the joy of drinking with very rich mates - top bottles and no,for me, bill.)
And the piggyburger is ace but mind the wine prices.