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Boisdale Restaurant Review: Boisdale is a much-loved institution that has branched out to embrace the businessmen of Canary Wharf as well as the swells of Belgravia, and with good reason. Most of the meat and fish is sourced from the best estates in Scotland. This is the place for Aberdeenshire chopped steak tartare with traditional trimmings; terrine of rabbit and wood pigeon; new season asparagus and smoked salmon. Mains might be classic Caesar salad with half a cold poached lobster, and Dover sole and specials of the day. Die-hards go for the Boisdale steaks with sides running from salsa verde to dangerously hot sauce. The long wine list is supplemented by separate rosters of hundreds of malt whiskies, of cocktails and cigars, which can be smoked at the outdoors bar to much discussion on the evils of banning smoking from true traditionalists. The main feature of the décor is the collection of paintings and prints covering every subject and period. There’s live jazz every night and the whole place is suffused with the presence of the owner, Ranald Macdonald. Set lunch and dinner 2 courses £19.75. Also located at Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate, 020-7283 1763; and Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, 020-7715 5818.