Black & Blue - Borough Market

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We believe that to produce the best food, you should work with all your suppliers on a close and personal basis. We acquired our own butchers, Jefferies in Kingston, so that we could control our meat all the way from the abattoir to the table. This helps ensure that our steaks and handmade burgers are of the highest quality.



In 1999, the boys decided that they wanted to bring a high-street, high-quality steak concept to London, Black & Blue and the first modern American steakhouse in the capital, was born.
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AC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the set lunch. Delicious and exceptional value

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The staff were very nice but we had to wait at our table for about 15 minutes before anyone came over to offer drinks and at that time the restaurant was empty. We found the quality of the food of very low standard especially for the price. I had a vegan burger for £15 but it looked like something you would get from a cheap burger takeaway. The venue was very nice but i didnt see the need for a dj in a restaurant as we could hardly hear ourselves talk.

CW
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were looking for a steakhouse south of the river. Found this one on OpenTable. It looked impressive when we arrived in terms of a hip restaurant. We had a booth and it was really loud. The staff was rather abrupt and seemed more inclined to get you in and out. We ordered appetizers and they were terrible. Spinach dip and chips which you find at a pub plus dried out chicken sticks. Although to her credit, the waitress said they weren’t her favorite. The filet was okay. Nothing different than what you might get at Outback Steakhouse. Overall would have rather tried out another restaurant in London given it was our last night.

CM
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands 60th birthday meal. Staff were so attentive and really made it special. Food was exceptional . Drinks perfect. Thanks to all involved. Great ambience and surroundings. Can’t wait to return.

DA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black and Blue Borough Market is located just outside the market, about 5 minutes walk from London Bridge Station. The service is very friendly and efficient and our steak was superb! The cote de boeuf is especially recommended.

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a Saturday night and the service was prompt and efficient. Bit pricey, especially the wines, but the food was good overall. Husband ordered the wings with salt and lime and they were dry and inedible, pointed out to waiting staff who said, oh sorry, and that was it. Otherwise all food was good, steaks nice

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good venue for me and my brother to meet as we live at opposite ends of the Thameslink line.

The staff here are always visible and very pleasant, professional and efficient.

Our order was taken quickly and the speed of delivery was just right.

Food was definitely above average and the steaks cooked perfectly. One sauce was forgotten but very quickly produced.

By London standards a three course lunch with wine and service seemed reasonably priced at £140

TK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Great location and made to feel welcome. Fries to accompany steak is disappointing.

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, very friendly staff but found it very hard to grab their attention a lot of the time. Overall though, I definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be going back again.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I went for a client lunch on Friday and we had the set lunch menu. I chose the artichoke and cheese dip for starters, it was very strong which I didn’t think twice about and then had awful D&V the following 48 hours. It’s now Sunday and I’ve just recovered, I’ll be contacting the venue directly but wouldn’t recommend this place. We had a blonde waitress who was very cold and unfriendly although the servers who brought our food were lovely. The venue itself is nice but very disappointed with the food.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid place to eat. Their set lunch menu is very good value and wines quaffable. Good place to eat after a decent pint in The Rake or The Market Porter close by

SS
London
26 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to thank whole team for making my mum's birthday such a great experience !

DA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black and Blue Borough Market is conveniently located just outside the market, about 5 minutes walk from London Bridge Station. The service was friendly and efficient and our steak superb. The cote de boeuf is especially recommended.

OW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

No caramelisation on their steaks, bad quality produce. Meat was very tough and lacked any distinct taste of dry ageness. Complete lack of flavour and colour. To the head chef, cooking 101- Colour is flavour. An altogether poor experience. To those who are thinking of going you are better off at Goodman, Hawksmoor, Zelman meats or even flat iron if you are after value for money.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value for money. Friendly service. Good food.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice food and good location but felt it was over priced compared to others

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a bit noisy but the food is great and service good.

FA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the grilled seabass with fries which was really good. Service was also on point, apart from one waitress who kept asking to bring more drinks although we had told her no. Other than that, definitely recommended!

DA
London
46 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black and Blue Borough Market is conveniently situated just outside the market about 5 minutes walk from London Bridge Station.
Service was friendly and efficient, and our steak superb.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere for our long over due catch up. Service was brilliant, we only had a main course each, what was £15 each , not a lot to drink but can to £43 a head so obviously really charge on drinks. But still a good night x

SO
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We always come to your Borough restaurant to eat . The lunch menu deal is fabulous and we always get such good service.

GF
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent family meal

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chicken wings for starter and lamb chops with mash for main are WINNING! Have it every time I go.

LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Birthday celebration meal with my mum, sister, daughter and niece. The food was lovely. The service was exemplary. All staff very friendly and helpful but not in your face. A lovely surprise was the bottle of bubbles and pudding on the house. Would most definitely recommend to friends and I will be back. This was my 2nd visit here. Thank you Black & Blue.

NW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great venue really good food and reasonably priced, try the beef to share, yum

X
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow and it was hard to get the attention of a server. Steaks were cooked as requested but both our Sirloin and Fillet were quite chewy. Desserts were about average. Overall we had great expectations but were underwhelmed.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place with amazing service. Busy area with space to eat

MP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic first visit - great DJ and staff fantastic

N
Norfolk
19 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another good evening at Black and Blue!

D
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were fantastic and friendly from the outset. Service was quick and food was great. Happy hour on cocktails from 4-6. Cocktails are reduced by about £4. This was a welcome surprise. My wife and I had a great evening and will definitely be back.

GS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Sunday night, the service and the food were the best we’ve had in London for many years, water was brought to the table and refilled without being asked, wine was excellent value, and the steaks were cooked exactly how we wanted, Overall we were very impressed

T
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

What can i say, got recommended by a friend, Staff were very friendly, once at table my chair was very dusty, prawns in bread cream were very nice but my steak was a let down. I've had better steak its a shame i won't be going back.

CS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outdoor table as asked in the booking. Excellent wine and food and a lovely lovely evening. Great experience.
Thank you!!!!!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first experience of Black & Blue at Borough Market turned out to be quite excellent. I needed somewhere close to London Bridge station for a family re-union meal for 3 couples. The restaurant is ideally located at the back of Borough Market - neatly and quirky built around and under Victorian brick railway arches ( despite having a busy railway operating above the restaurant I was the only one of the 6 of us that could even sense the occasional train). The character of the place, the booths were ideal for our event , the service was efficient, friendly and obtrusive. The food was really good quality - we had 3 courses - all different and all met with a good response from round the table. A couple of us had cocktails instead of dessert -- and they were a really good! When the bill arrived I was pleasantly surprised with how reasonable it was - I was expecting it to be more than it was. I shall certainly be going back.

OT
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from start to finish

m
London
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us had a very nice dinner. The waitstaff were really friendly and helpful. Our friends loved the mocktails, and we shared a very nice bottle of wine. My ribeye was a little tough, and my husband's 'medium' steak frites was far too rare for his liking. But overall it was a good meal.

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely anniversary pre theatre dinner thank you! Black and blue is consistently good and we look forward to returning in a few weeks

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and a fantastic place to people watch. Highly recommended.

a
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and food was very good, the service was excellent and very friendly. I would have liked a wider wine menu, but that's just me and a small thing really. Overall I would recommend and definitely go back again.

MM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue. Great food, superb atmosphere. First time visit - will definetly be coming again.
Food delicious - they know how to cook a steak.

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