Boswell's Bar, Marylebone
our final review
posted by redcat on 31/7/2005
Technically this is the hotel bar for the Mandeville Hotel, but its described as a local 'pub', mainly for the benefit of any tourists. Despite this, it looks like a pub and entering from the side entrance meant I didn't realise there was a hotel attached until later. Curiously sparse for tables, it was still very easy to find a seat, as the place was somewhat empty, despite being Friday evening. The service was impeccable: genuinely friendly and helpful. Pleasingly, food was still being served and although a simple menu, it was wonderfully prepared and reasonably priced. There were a number of rather eccentric locals to keep us amused and on top of that, the toilets (in cleanliness terms) were a joy to behold. Despite no real ale - Caffreys was the nearest they had - this isn't a bad 'pub' at all.
Underwent major refurbishment and now a good looking, but expensive, restaurant.
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8-12 Mandeville Hotel, Marylebone, London, W1U 2BE
Out of Bond Street tube, go down James Street which is is over the road almost immediately on the right. Carry on over the cross-junction and the entrance is soon on the right.