Duke's Brew & Que
Duke's Brew & Que

Duke's Brew & Que

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dukesbrewandque.com/
  • Phone: 02030060795x
  • Hours of Operation:



    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm (walk in only, no reservations taken)
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5pm 10.30pm, Saturday: 5pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 5pm - 9.30pm (reservation recommended)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Haggerston Overland Rail
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Duke's Brew & Que
Duke’s Brew & Que is a vibrant restaurant where you can enjoy slow smoked BBQ. We are also the tap house for Beavertown Brewery so there will always be a great range of their beer on draught along with many other big names in craft brewing. At the weekend we feature an American style brunch with pancakes made to order, big stuffed omelets, eggs and smoked streaky bacon all served with tasty, home fried potatoes.

Under 18s/Large Groups
* We do not allow children under the age of 18 into the bar/restaurant after 7:30pm. We politely request that customers who have under 18s in their party, please book the first sitting for dinner.
* You must be over 18 to consume alcohol at Dukes Brew & Que.
* Maximum party size for groups is 12, please contact the restaurant for more details
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Duke's Brew & Que reviews from OpenTable diners
261 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.6
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)group bookings (91)special occasions (72)brunch (51)outdoor eating (41)sunday lunch (38)romance (15)outstanding value (14)pre/post theatre (9)child friendly (8)business meals (6)good vegetarian options (6)disabled access (5)Show More
  • Still a great food + beer stop
    precinemavisitor
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Have been here a few times. Early days, the ribs were a bit on the skinny side -- now they're enormous. And just as good as they ever were. Beer selection remains outstanding.
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  • Food is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The food is great we had the beef rib with pulled pork n ribs served with coleslaw and garlic bread, we also had chips but tbh we couldn't finish it all and wee have BIG appetites. The restaurant is definitely not for those who require a quiet night out its loud and lively which suited us fine for a Friday night out. My only quibble was we were served by too many different waiters meaning there wasn't that attention to detail which is charged for with the service charge but overall a good night!
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  • Beautiful atmosphere
    Franca
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    I dine here with friends last wednesday and i really enjoy every single second of it. Food, drinks and service were superb! I advise to book in advance because i noticed that this place gets very very busy!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome complex tasting ribs!
    meisurrey2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I are real foodies. Some might say that travelling 1 hour 20 minutes to check out a restaurant you've heard of is absurd (in our case it was featured in one of the food programmes on TV), but we count our self lucky that this is only 1 hour 20 minutes away. Ah, Duke's - awesome experience. The food was great - we loved the ribs in particular - the taste were complex - you can tell when it's been cooked for hours slo' and lo' style and we savoured every bite of it. I loved that they craft their own beer - how original! The ambience was noisy, nothing pretentious - just the way we love it. We were well looked after from the start to the end. Glad we won't have to travel to the US for great BBQs!
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  • Smoved Meat and Beer
    ianrnb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    What more can you want? Service and atmosphere great.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does what it says on the tin
    Claire
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great BBQ meat - the pork ribs are especially good - and a huge selection of very fine beers. This place delivers exactly what you expect, all with a great atmosphere and good service. There is a strict 90 minute turnaround policy on tables but there is a small bar in case you want to try even more beers. They are starting to do Sunday brunch American style so I will definitely be trying that.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the ribs
    Anoldie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Food tasted great. Ribs (to share) accompanied by the excellent Beavertown Gamma Ray and 8ball rye ipa. Chocolate cheescake accompanied by Mikkeller Texas Ranger (chocolate stout with a kick of chilli)
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  • Best ribs ever!
    Onkeljanoz
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Had the beef ribs and it was an amazing experience. The staff was superb and the beer selektion was impressive. 5 star dinner and i will for sure go back!
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  • Big Bowser
    Friday
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Second time at Duke's, and possibly better than the first. Initially went to get some Beavertown on tap, but ended up drinking the Siren selection. Duke's Burger was very tasty, but the Big Bowser is insanely tasty and filling. Served with tasty spiced fries, it'll satisfy a big appetite. Far superior to Honest Burger, Gourmet Burger etc, it's an expensive burger, but worth it every now and then. Service is good, with friendly staff. The toilets are weird, with something of an unnecessarily cool sink, and the music selection could be a lot better. Still, good stuff. Not for vegetarians.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Nuts
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I found out about dukes via following Bevertown. the platter. This was a huge beef rib, pork rib, a pile of pulled pork, a slice of garlic bread over one inch thick coleslaw and pickle. They serve it on a baking tray. The Bevertown beer list is six pages long although I know their beers well the waitress suggested some bottled beer from other world brewers. I started with a few flights which is a wooden paddle with 3 third pint glasses Smog rocket, gamma ray, neck oil, quelled saiison ,siren lmoncello, thorn bridge Chiron, omnipollo, 8 ball, little things that kill, pearl necklace, Then followed by cocktails at the bar . Big love, The GC, Dr No, Noble Art, and one called something's mistress Then I went home
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A carnivore's heaven
    TheHungryHorse
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Fantastic ribs served in American portions. A portion of chilli chips was, with everything else we'd ordered, enough for all four of us. Their own beer is a reason in itself to visit this place and the Smog Rocket Smoked Porter & Gamma Ray American Pale Ale were as good as their names suggested! It was atmospheric and the staff were friendly and helpful without getting in the way. The hour and a half we were allocated for our table went by very quickly but we were able to linger by the bar and at tables outside.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Love for Duke's!
    NikNak
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Booked here for hubby's birthday and they did not disappoint! Waited a while for drinks but it was busy so browsed the list a little more. Amazing little tasting of beers & ales from the waitress who was lovely the whole night. If you like your ribs to fall off the bone, stick with the pork as the (humongous) beef were a little dry - but still nice. Chilli cheese fries and wings were delish too! All round great night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    LdnGrl
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I really enjoyed my visit. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. I was served promptly, and the food was wonderful! I would highly recommend this to anyone.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andrew
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Awesome food, service and place! Loads of different types of beers to choose from as well.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Outstanding food, great beer list
    joycestick
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We had a booking for two on a Friday night at 9pm. Atmosphere was lively but wasn't too loud, just people having a great time. We chose two pork ribs and one beef rib with mac and cheese and chilli fries on the side. This was too much for the two of us (despite being pretty good eaters), but I wouldn't have wanted to have missed out on any of the dishes - they were all delicious. The beef rib in particular is something I will definitely be going back for. Complementing this was a four page list of beers! Choosing would have been difficult but the waiting staff were able to describe the beers and made good recommendations. All round very impressed and will definitely be going back soon.
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  • BEEFRIB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Many great beers. Lots of delicios meat. Get the beef rib. Good chicken wings. Excellent service. Can doggy bag.
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  • If you like bbq and good ale
    JimBrooke
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Then the brew and que pretty much hits the spot. It's hard to get that authentic American BBQ taste in London.... but this is as good as it gets, and combined with a good selection of real ales, including the lighter, hoppier stuff that I like, makes for a great combination... recommended.
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  • smashing
    Danny
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Had a bit of gristly pork rib but the beed rib and pulled pork was simply stunning. Nice to be able to relax after with a couple of cocktails too. Will be back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best BBQ ever !
    Tommy
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Excellent food and service ! The best BBQ restaurant in London !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    I hadn't been to Duke's since last year some time, but had been a few times when it first opened. I remebered the food being a bit better, it wasn't bad at all, but was just a bit average. We were sat straight away and things arrived on time but the waitress didn't make much of an effort otherwise - she visibly rolled her eyes a couple of times at simple requests (for mayonaise/the bill etc). Me and my friend kind of thought it was funny, but if I'd been in a different mood it probably would have annoyed me more. Basically everything was fine, just not great, but it looks like Duke's are still doing really well anyway, so I guess they don't need to try harder.
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  • Wednesday evening in the brew & que
    TomSonChowing
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Bustling yet friendly atmosphere. Staff take the time to chat and advice. Very quick turn around....maybe too quick? Food exceptional. We went for meat and got meat, and lots of! Would defo recommend and would return to enjoy ahain
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fab beef ribs
    sichuanjunkie
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    went with my b/f and wow the beef ribs were outstanding. we shared the beef and pork ribs. Pork ribs were v fatty so was not v impressed with that considering this is supposed to be one of their signature dishes but wow the beef rib was delicious. B/F polished this off and looked like he was going to cry from his version of food heaven i think the only down side apart from the pork ribs is that at £21 the beef rib is a tad pricey but i do think its nice to share the beef rib but be nicer if the rib was smaller and you had two pieces so you can share as it was pretty difficult to share fairly the fries were also very nice if i was to go back which i am i am having my own ribs
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  • Always good
    EdOlive
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    This is the 3rd time I've been and it still remains to be very good. It's not cheep but I think it is fair for the quality of the food, beer and great service.
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  • Amazing meat!
    Mooriv
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Came for my boyfriends birthday as he loves ribs and chicken wings and it was better than I hoped. The portions were massive! We both had the dukes greatest hits and it was just incredible. We were so full but ate every last thing because it was too good to waste! He said it was hands down the best ribs he'd wver had and made his birthday amazing. Will definitely come again!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meast feast!
    pdtmo
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    The menu is limited - in a good way (makes choosing simpler) - but everything on it is brilliant. If you haven't been before you have to have the platter (beef rib, pork ribs, pulled pork). It's enormous but you can take home anything you can't eat in true American style. The beer list is extensive with some really interesting choices that you won't find elsewhere (great APA, for instance) and the vibe is great. A brilliant place to meet up with friends (although the table turn is 1.5 hours so you'll need a plan for before/after your meal).
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  • Go with a big appetite!
    Seppo1
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Very authentic and tasty American barbecue place. Huge portions. Ribs, pulled pork, wings - all excellent. And, the peanut butter chocolate tart for dessert (if you have room) is a-mazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    MrsBJ
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We took our son here for his 15th birthday and it was perfect for a teenage boy. Slabs of meat, excellent service and good value. Would definitely go back again!
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  • Awesome sauce
    atomicjeep
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food, great beer, super helpful friendly staff. What more could you ask for. By far the best BBQ food I've ever had - and I've had a lot. What are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Dukes!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • meat lover heaven
    foodbob
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    excellent as always. great beer selection too! ordered the big beef rib, feel like fred flintstone. yabba dabba doooooooooo
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven on a platter and in a glass
    MostSatisfiedCarnivore
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Hunted down Duke's after discovering their beer: Smog Rocket, and thought It needed to be checked out. Well, first time in, and it did not disappoint at all. The great American Bar-B-Que is every bit as good as thedark, thick and tasty Beauvoir Town beer. And the beef rib was truly is an eye opener. And the service was spot on. Now I'm counting the days to my next visit.
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  • Dinosaur size beef rib!
    peteman
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I had the meatiest largest beef rib you will ever see in your life! Superb food and a really nice atmosphere. it was recommended to me and I will recommend to others. If you like meat then this is the place to go!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe - great food
    billyVIP
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Great vibe - relaxed atmosphere. The food was great - try the smoked ribs ! Excellent. Service was poor though - put it down to the waiter just having an off day. Bit on the pricey side though for what you get. And puddings and desserts at £ 6.25 in a pub ? Really ? !
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  • Not as good as it was
    Sorryguyzz
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Took an American friend here to show off how well me can do ribs, have been a few times and the beef ribs (were) the best id ever had. However, this time was so disappointing, over cooked, dry and not as large as previously. I think it's become too successful for its own good. Also the service, got 2 drinks orders wrong for a sour and a beer on 2 separate occasions. I asked for the bill 3 times and it didn't come then the waitress told me I only had 10 minutes before the next booking so I asked for the 4th time... Incredible. Also I was reminded on the phone before I arrived that I had to leave before 8pm which want necessary, I already knew this from the booking form. Stressful and crowded, such a shame, will have to find a new rib joint
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  • Magnoebasta
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Ribs were outstanding!!! Overall some of the best ribs I have had outside of the US! Beef ribs were especially good, the décor is a fun rustic chic and there is a great selection of interesting beers. Perhaps the sides could use a little sprucing up as the choices were a bit limited.
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers and Beer
    DJMC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Terrific burger and a great beer selection on draft and in bottles
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SilverSpoon
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've always felt that Duke's doesn't quite live up to its hype but that's probably because as a non-pork eater my options on the menu are quite limited! I can't eat the ribs they are most famous for! Staff here are friendly enough, not quite too cool to care which is often the case in this area but not exactly falling over themselves to help you either. We had chicken wings with a nuclear sauce - the top level of sauce. These were delicious with just the right kick if you are into spice - (don't be scared off by the name!) and a big beef rib to share with a portion of fries each. The was cooked well but I wasn't a massive fan of either of the sauces given. In short the food was decent but not really worth the price tag in my opinion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get your gums around some ribs!
    sammijoknows
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great place for wholesome food sold in good portions. Small range of good beers, quality is better than quantity. Chilled and honest service. Local, so definitely going to be a regular.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Excellent as always!
    Chris
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great food, fantastic ribs and a great selection of beers
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  • Dukes Brew and Que never fails
    NlovelockVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Took a friend of mine to Duke's on 4th July as she had never been, I had my usual Greatest Hits which as always hit the spot so well and my friend tried the special which was the Jam Doughnut which was so good, if not a tad on the small side. The staff are always friendly and the food just amazing! i want to go bac again!!
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  • Awesome
    TaylorMade
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Awesome as always, ridiculously delicious food - if I lived locally I'd be the size of a house. 10/10, U really can't beat Dukes!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.