Black & Blue - Borough Market
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.
This is my favourite place to eat, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the food is always good. Extremely good value for money too.
Our second visit to this restaurant - this time for Sunday Lunch, with a party of 9 to celebrate a family birthday. Booking was simple on Open Table and a later increase in our numbers was quickly arranged via an email exchange with the restaurant directly. A reminder / confirmation email the day before the event was appreciated. I had asked for a booth under the arches and we had a very nice booth reserved with plenty of room for the 9 of us. The restaurant is modern and well appointed, subtly designed
providing a high quality look and ambiance. The service was quite excellent - attentive, cheerful, friendly and responsive without being 'hovering'. Pleasantly surprised to find half-price wine on Sundays (and Mondays) - which helped with the celebratory nature of our visit. Jugs of iced water arrived as we sat down. We were pleased with the menu selections. The food was very good, arrived promptly for each of us, nice and hot. About half of us had the 'fixed' lunch menu - which had good choices and the standard was really very good when it arrived. The a la carte choices generated great responses from our guests. We had good size portions and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Deserts were varied and really pleasant. We indulged in coffees and cocktails which all arrived swiftly and were excellent. The bill was surprisingly reasonable - I was very impressed with the value for money - particularly in the heart of London. [I remembered this from our first visit and was pleased to be pleasantly surprised again]. The restaurant is under the railway arches and while, if you were alert for the trains you could just about hear the odd pass, - I think I was the only one of our party to do so. We were really well looked after by our server and as you can probably tell; I would happily recommend the place to others.
Food great, service great.
Steak either tough (myself & husband) or virtually raw (my daughter). We all ordered medium rare and all love a good quality steak. Very disappointing. Service friendly.
Really lovely modern restaurant.
Very good service and friendly staff.
Excellent food, but need to order sides if you have a big appetite
Unbelievably well looked after by all the team at Black and Blue along with superb food in a great environment on two consecutive evenings.
We will tell our friends and we will definitely return.
Sirloin nowhere near steak quality levels needed for a steak restaurant. Could barely cut it. And it is not cheap either. Disappointing. The staff and restaurant itself was nice enough but the food let it down.
Always a fantastic experience every time I go here
We were looked after by two servers, both of whom were a lovely mixture of professional, helpful and funny. They really engaged with us and helped make our evening really enjoyable.
Great location next to Borough Market and not far from London Bridge Station. Excellent steak restaurant with great service.
Always reliable, could do with upping the anti with the sides (fries, chips etc), need to be a bit more creative. We were in a rush and asked for the service to be brisk, which it was. All good.
Dinner with old friends the perfect place, great atmosphere great service. 2nd time here and love it.
We took a friend for their birthday because we had been several times and raved about the chicken wings and lamb cutlets, so you can imagine our disappoinment when we were told there were no chicken wings after ordering due to the delivery being late! Other than that disappointment everything else was fine and we just hope next time we go we get our chicken wings : )
Kind staff. Great atmosphere
Enjoyed a relaxing late lunch with close friend .... will go again. On of the waitresses excellent.
We had a fabulous night made extra special by our waitress who was awesome! Lasma was amazing, helped us with the menu, explained the special offers and was just the right level of attentiveness and fun. Look forward to coming back v soon. Food was great, steaks and burgers were really good. overall it was great!
Sunday 10AM reservation....restaurant was quiet, maybe because of poor weather. We had 8 friends together and had a very comfortable breakfast. Food, service and comfort were all good, and of course importantly we could hear each other for a chat. We tend to meet up monthly and go to a range of breakfast venues, this restaurant compares favourably so we will return.
Too many errors with our orders. Booth tables cramped. Waiting staff indifferent to our needs.
Excellent value on the prix fix menu and great quality. Service was hit and miss and quite slow.
Great location next to the bustling market. Food was excellent, not noisy and we spent 4hours catching up with friends
Lovely Valentines meal, with wonderful ambience and efficient service. Steak perfectly cooked
Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service. The choice of music was not what I had expected and slightly ruined the ambience of the venue and occasion (valentines).
Overall would definitely come back again and loved the taste and presentation of the food. Thank you for a great experience.
I have been coming here regularly for the last 10 years or so. It is always a good evening_ refreshing to be able to sit and hold a conversation without having to shout above overly loud music! The service is always great, seats comfy and the food good. Thank you!
Great location next to Borough Market and not far from London Bridge station. Excellent service and good food. On this occasion just a little disappointed with the size of my Cote de Boeuf (for 2 to share) which was a little on the small side. Would have given 5 stars if it had been the usual size.
Always deliver good food, one of the best places in London for a steak.
Really nice mid-range steakhouse, with a decent wine list. I will especially mention the sides -- we had spinach and mushrooms, which were really good, and good compliments to the meal (one rump steak, one sea bass). Nice place, I would definitely go back.
This was a lovely meal and service was very good . My friend and I really enjoyed it and would go again.
Fillet steak with salad and chips is reasonable value at £31. Steak is quite small, but enough for me. Ambience is pretty noisy due to a lot of hard surfaces.
Typical of restaurants in the area with the slightly inflated pricing but the quality of food and service was very good. Our party of 4 enjoyed our meal and the sun/mon 1/2 price bottles of wine is a good deal. The restaurant is well set out too and has a very friendly vibe.
Enjoyed it but was a bit miffed we could not sit by the window even though the tables were free....
We are regular visitors to London from Yorkshire and would recommend Black & Blue Borough Market without hesitation. Every time we have visited we have experienced superb quality, great service and excellent value for money for London. No wonder it is so popular with locals and visitors.
The fillet steak was minute especially as it was over £30. The smallest fillet steak in 50 years of eating steak. Your weighing scales don’t work.
Always a pleasure to dine at B&B with high quality food, great choice and courteous service
Two days ago we were celebrating my best friend's birthday. The staff sang for him, were very helpful and welcoming.
Food also was very tasty. And the cocktails! French martini was delicious. Definitely recommend!
Great cocktails & Great food. Love Black & Blue !!
Delicious food served in a pleasant environment by friendly and attentive staff. The restaurant is famous for its steak which were superb - cooked to exactly how we ordered. I will definitely eat here again!
I really enjoyed my time with a special friend at this special eatery. I saw a lot of items in the menu that I could go for. A few pointers though to make this place almost perfect. 1) Have plenty of gravy as an option with lamb chops and mash 2) Improve your sweet menu, it’s currently an appallingly poor list of choices, that said, the cheesecake was great! 🤷🏽♂️ Have apple crumble with custard and a pie of some sort.
Super waitresses, my steak was a beautiful piece of meat cooked to perfection; my compliments to the chef.
I will return to treat someone who works for me. A 15 year anniversary.
We had a lovely meal on Friday night, it was busy and bustling but not super noisy and great burgers and red wine. Perfect
Easy review to write, the venue was nice, the food was superb, the drinks were flowing good. The only down side is as we were only 2 of us, the tables for couples seem so squashed in, you may aswell sit with the couple next to you as you are that close to each other.
Other than that it was spot on