Boyd’s Brasserie is owned by Charles Boyd, the previous owner of Chester Boyd, a top-end caterers employed for the Queen’s Garden parties. The talent behind the design is Noel Pierce of PDI who designed K West and the Peninsula in Hong Kong
The all-day brasserie offers modern British cuisine with dishes such as Chicken liver and foie gras pâté with fig chutney and toasted brioche; Crab and lobster bisque, aioli; Confit leg of duck, cassoulet style; and Breast of free range Sussex chicken with cep risotto and truffled rocket. Desserts include Fine apple tart with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce; and Gypsy tart crème fraîche with peanut brittle. There is a tapas menu, as well as a bar menu. The pre-theatre menu is £15.50 for two courses and £18.50 for three courses.
The double-height bar space, which is adjacent to the restaurant, was originally occupied by an impressive staircase which was removed in 1914 to become a coffee room linked to the Marble Hall. Today it houses an impressive black granite bar adorned with antique mirrors, which the designer describes as a ‘jewel box of a bar”.
Boyd’s Brasserie & Bar is open seven days a week, from 7am until 1am, with last orders being taken at 10pm.