Barbecoa
Barbecoa

Barbecoa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbecoa.com/
  • Phone: 02030058555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Friday 11.30am - 11pm, Sat 11.30am - 11.00pm,
    Sun 12pm - 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Hus Vedat
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The nearest Underground station is St Paul's on the Central Line (2 minute walk). Mansion House and Cannon Street stations on the District and Circle Lines are also within walking distance
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barbecoa
Barbecoa is a celebration of traditional fire-based cooking and incredible ingredients. Founded by Jamie Oliver, it’s much more than a steak restaurant. Our in-house butchers handpick and prepare the very best meat in Britain, then our chefs cook beautiful modern dishes using Texas pit smokers, tandoors, fire pits, robata grills and wood-fired ovens. As you sit at your table overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, you’ll feel the heat, see the flames lick and the smoke drift upwards from our open kitchen.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Barbecoa reviews from OpenTable diners
1986 reviews since 5 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1182)business meals (859)romance (676)fit for foodies (609)group bookings (491)pre/post theatre (298)sunday lunch (228)outstanding value (173)brunch (143)child friendly (112)outdoor eating (74)disabled access (35)afternoon tea (22)good vegetarian options (20)Show More
  • Amazing restaurant & Amazing staff
    Chelseadx
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Managed to get a table on short notice but had to eat quite late. It didn't matter at all, the service from front of house all the way through to the kitchen was amazing. Didn't get our servers names which is a shame but her recommendations and mannerisms where friendly and welcoming. Food was great. A little priced than what we would usually pay but we didn't hold back. Would definitely recommend and already booked our table for our return.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we all loved it!
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I wanted a special restaurant as we were celebrating an special event & I wanted a wow factor for all. The atmosphere as we walked in felt good, lively. The staff were friendly & attentitive creating a relaxing feeling. The food was superb, from the starters through to puds! We all had different things and we all loved it. The wine was fantastic too. We can't wait to visit again. I was concern about the 2 hours slot for a table for 4 of us but we were not rushed, we all had a fantastic time.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    Ross
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    From arrival to departure it was the most brilliant dining experience. Our waitress Gloria was clearly going to make our evening very special from minute one. She was so professional and made us feel like royalty. We had a great evening. Highly recommend this to any families or couples out there who want a very special high quality meal with very special views and even better service.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Strong, Meaty Fare
    tory88
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Barbecoa is a casual, bustling restaurant with a brilliant view and a busy atmosphere (probably too loud for a romantic meal). The menu offers a great selection, provided you like meat, and the cuts are generous and expertly cooked. Of particular recommendation is the 3 jalepeno cornbread, the fillet steak and the lemon meringue tart. Service was very helpful and friendly, and struck the right balance between privacy and being attentive. There's a good selection of drink, if you like that sort of thing, and if you don't their cream soda is amazing. Whilst the meal is very expensive, and perhaps a little more than the food is actually worth, the restaurant is still well worth a visit. This is my third time at Barbecoa, and won't be my last.
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  • Great evening
    Enjoyssteak
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The service was brilliant, the food fantastic and the venue lovely. Was a great place to celebrate my friends birthday
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrSky
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Steak is quite an ordinary steak, but some sides and entries are creative and delicious, e.g. Corn bread with chili pepper.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, undercooked, noisy.
    GrundyMC
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Awful experience. Trying to forget it considering how much I spent. Would not recommend at all. Hyped up rubbish.
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  • Great view and excellent service
    Marianne
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The view of St Paul's at sunset while having dinner was special on its own but the service made it a very special evening. Thank you
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket List Quality Food!
    SteakSanchez
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    After reading some of the reviews, I was a little unsure as to what I had gotten myself into. I can only say that it was the best dining experience I've ever had. Every single part of the meal was absolutely delicious and well thought out (even the mixed olives are not as bland and basic as they sound!) A MUST for carnivores, the quality of the meat is second to none and my fillet steak was perfectly cooked. The waitress was extremely polite and helpful. The door staff are a little pretentious but when going out for a 'special occasion', I have found this to be the norm. I asked for views over St Pauls, which they were able to accommodate. We are still raving about our experience days after! DONT THINK, JUST BOOK.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom K
    ALred
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    A disappointing second visit to Barbecoa. Starters were good but the main courses for our guests ( spare ribs) were average. The sides were very poor. The greens were puréed and tasteless . Some of the chips were rock hard and inedible. My request for a replacement for my beer was twice incorrectly handled . The toilet had run out of toilet paper. A very expensive disappointing evening, particularly since we had invited our Australian friends to come with us as we had enjoyed our first visit there last year.
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  • Restaurant Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The Restaurant Menu was not as advertised on the Internet and I would not have booked a table there as what I saw on the internet was not available in the resturant. This is the second time I have booked a Jamie Oliver restuarant and this has happened.
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  • Relaxing at Jamie's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The dining experience at Barbecoa is unique. The food, the ambience, the service and not least the spectacular view to St Paul's is outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere, skilled and friendly waiters and great food make a visit to Barbecoa unforgettable. We already look forward to the next visit!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too big
    AnnieSilver
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Service ok, food mediocre wine list overpriced....
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  • great meals and place
    Biachung
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    my son an I loved the view to the church , decoration is clever and funcional. we loved the entrance ...bread with truffes....
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    MrsLJVIP
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Popped there as a last minute booking on Friday lunchtime was seated with no problems, we took an age to decide what we wanted, but the choice is good, and varied from when i had been only 3 months previously. Overall, a firm favourite....
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not recommended.
    burger
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Went for a burger. Said £16 on the online menu. Turned up and the price has been increased to £26 (plus chips) without updating the online menu! I wouldn't have minded if the burger was something special. It was mediocre at best. Not recommended.
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  • Barbecoa
    SpinyfishVIP
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Very enjoyable mealin a very busy restaurant - beautifully cooked steak. Attentive service
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  • Birthday dinner
    Fortiethmeal
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Great dinner, fantastic steak, great venue, view and service - could not fault it
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    Ralphie
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Took my family to Barbecoa on Sunday for lunch. It was great to see the menu had changed since the last time I was there - although we missed some of our old favs, like the pulled pork there was plenty new options. Food and service was great and there was absolutely no problem with kids being there.
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    child friendly, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing but lovely location
    bonemonkey
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The nibbles were great, tandoori prawns were not great, the chicken wings were phonemenal! Rump steak was average, I've had much better quality steak in lower class restaurants in london for less money, the dessert was great! The staff don't miss a beat - which also means that instead of would you like any water, they ask you what water would you like - which automatically dictates a response is required and before you know it you've ordered a bottle of mineral water for £4, they fill up all the glasses at the table and replace this with a second bottle of water. So before you've even ordered thats £8 on water!!!! £280 for a table of 4 with 2 drinkers and 2 course on average per adult is a wee bit extravagant for a good view!
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  • Meat and dessert
    Heldenpopje
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    The meat was prepared through perfection and dessert was absolutely fabulous (brownie).
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class meat restaurant
    Rosebud
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I booked ahead for 3 adults being part of our 3 days Touristic London trip. And I did !! The restaurant is in fact a lot more modern than the impression I got from the website. Jampacjked. Make sure you try to get a more 'quiet' window seat. I swopped tables twice as you do not want sit on a drafty spot or next to the busy 'circular' route. The service is military style monitored, quick and very friendly. Good to see somebody takes this serious ! All meat is cured and cooked (grilled) to perfection. The impression they gave me is that they are very proud of their food and would not allow you to walk away unhappy. Also the wine list is perfect. UKPDS 280 for 3 persons is steep but well worth the money and more important, the memory !!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no value for money
    Held
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We have been 3 times at barbecoa. it's getting worse and worse. the food wasn´t as good as last time. this time it was only expensive. i only can recommend to go elsewhere.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Amazing Product served by Genuine Lovely staff who all seemed happy to be there ... A credit ti Jaimie ... Mate youve cracked it - I have now been to several of your outlets One being at Gatwick airport and I expeced poor service and food but was once again amazed :-)
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  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    When main course arrived, it was not very hot, so returned it but when it came back to us, it was pipping hot, but steak was now overcooked, but again food went cold as the plates were not hot, when i raised this issue, i was told they dont have the plates hot as customers complain they burn their fingers, well i would rather have burnt hands than cold food.
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  • Great as usual
    Brisstukette
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We had a great evening. Last time we came was 2 years ago, our experience did not change. I am almost certain to have recogised some waiters as well, showing it must be a good place to work as well. The view is outstanding.
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  • fantastic steak
    blondieboots
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    I ate the best steak I've ever tasted at barbecoa. Awesome! Delicious starters and side dishes a served up by friendly well informed staff. I'd hope for a better table next time as we were in a far corner but that would be my only negative.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jon
    JonAteThere
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Excellent food in a brilliant setting. Highly recommended.
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  • Disappointing food
    CKSW4
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Food is usually delicious, but the non-pulled pork and chicken dishes we ordered were really dry.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great position
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Another very good experience. The position is great and the staff are very attentive but the bill is always a shock when it comes in! We were encouraged to buy a recommended bottle of wine which was very drinkable but at £60 was more than I expected to pay for a "special deal" Nevertheless, we will return and recommend to friends.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic evening
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    I visited barbecoa on 12/08/14 with 5 others and we had a fantastic meal. Staff were very friendly and our waitress was very attentive and informative about all the food on the menu. She brought over a colleague to recommend different whiskey,s to finish off our meal. The food was excellent, steak melted in your mouth and the view of St. Paul's from the window was lovely especially when it got dark and the lights on it were on. Overall we had a fantastic night and I will definitely visit again next time I'm in London and will recommend to family and friends.
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  • family foodies toronto ca
    familyfoodies
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    great experience, everything and more than we were expecting, was a great way to end our vacation
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • High Class BBQ
    KilburnGentry
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    All of the main dishes were outstanding - cooked well with great flavor. Vegetables were fine but not as distinctive as the mains. This restaurant knows service and did a great job. There was only one minor mistake and they recovered brilliantly.
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  • A memory for life
    familjensand
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The service was outstanding, the best The food was very good We loved the view of St Pauls
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    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • areyoukidding
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Disappointing service.No children's menu.Overpriced
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  • amazing night out
    nicnacstoll
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, ribs and duck starters amazing, beutifully cooked steak and gorgeous sundae dessert. Amazing friendly service would definitely go again! Great treat for my boyfriends birthday, we loved it!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    LoveFood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My Husband is a big foodie and this place had been on his list for a while. The food is delicious and the service is attentive but under-stated, we never felt like we were being constantly harassed, but our waitress always seemed to know when we needed something. Definitely worth the 12.5% service charge. Average meal for 2 with a large glass of wine each is around £120, which given the quality of the food was great. A little hint, stay clear of the pork scratching's if you have delicate teeth, as although delicious they are a little on the crunchy side!
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  • Excellent meal
    Angrygaza
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We booked this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. The food was great, they even brought our dessert out saying congratulations on our anniversary. It was nice the waiter had taken note! Would visit again for a special occasion next time we are in London.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Sofia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A great restaurant with a spectacular view over st Pauls cathedral. The service is really good an the food is perfectly cooked and tastes wonderfully. Don't miss the desserts!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good restaurant, but noisy
    Essiggurke
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The booking was easy and quick, the service was perfect. The meals are very expensive, but all in all the quality of the food justifies the price (except for the frozen yogurt, its size is rather a joke!). The style of the restaurant is really good, the architect who chose the interior did a fantastic job! And so is the view, just awesome. BUT there is one big disadvantage: THE ACCOUSTICS, it is so loud that sou can't even talk to your guys in a proper way, that is one point that they might have just forgotten, because that is a huge mistake in building a restaurant, so I would though recommend the place, because everything else is awesome, but the accoustics really is a problem!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.