The Boxwood Cafe closed on 25th April 2010. The premises now house Koffmann. Boxwood Cafe was around the 13/20 level when open.
The Boxwood Cafe, owned by Gordon Ramsay holdings, was situated in the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. It had a smart, modern interior. At a sample meal, bread was just brown or white rolls, and frankly these were very ordinary, lacking seasoning and indeed much interest for me (13/20). My starter of crab tagliolini was very capable, with good quality pasta, fresh crab laced with wild garlic, a little chilli and parsley, the flavours working well together and the chilli under control (15/20). This was better than a glazed pea and leek tart topped with a soft boiled quail egg and salad leaves, which was pleasant but one dimensional (12/20).
My main course of roasted loin of suckling pig had nice, crispy outside and tender pork, served with a pleasant grain mustard sauce and roasted potatoes infused with garlic (14/20). This was much better than the veal and foie gras burger, which I am afraid to say had a distinct burnt taste, though it was served with good chips (11/20). Service was reasonably good, though they forgot one drinks order. When a piece of plastic was found in a glass of wine they were at least apologetic and took it off the bill, though of course it would have been better if this had not happened in the first place. Coffee was pleasant (13/20). Overall this was a rather erratic meal, averaging around 13/20. However at this price there is a major issue with value for money.