Black Axe Mangal

4.6
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29 reviews
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£25 and under
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Black Axe Mangal opened in Highbury after a successful pop up in Copenhagen.
Offering a daily changing menu of unapologetically loud flavours and music.
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Energetic
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurenceDD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, loved the music. Can't wait to go again.

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Sylvest
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service but a little pricey.

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vipGeoffS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive food, raucous atmosphere, great service. Can't wait to go back. More than lives up to its reputation.

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Cost of main courses a big punchy!

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ChayaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavours are bam bam bam!
I don’t need to say anymore.

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ConstanceD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Inventive menu and nice atmosphere

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foodforjoy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Not for the over 40s unless you absolutely value quality delicious food over ambience. Worth putting up with the noise for the pleasure of having those flat breads, the marrow, the steak, the rabbit, everything! Outstanding experience. Delectable dishes in the most most most uncomfortable surroundings. Lovely knowledgable friendly staff. Can’t wait to go back to that god awful room and sample more of their incredible food!

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Amie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant. As a pescitarian, I worried there wouldn't be many options but it was delicious. All the meat eaters loved theirs too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing night!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite 🥰🥰

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IdaG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Lovely staff too! Still dreaming about the ink flatbread and whipped cod roe...

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RP11
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and small cozy nature of the restaurant. Food was delicious, highly recommend the bone marrow and the quail. Will be back very soon.

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CarolineH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food! Sexy Ottolenghi middles Eastern flavours meet hearty solid St. John’s referencing meat.

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Rosie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing - great for a group of friends or just a date. Top notch service and music.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - has been wanting to go for ages and wasn’t disappointed!

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SenaL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Yummy yummy food. Loud music but we could still talk over it. Lots of fun,

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JaneG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love black axe - the food and vibe is the best - crispy ffffffffg rabbit - lamb offal flatbread - order it all !

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amykathleendownes
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Squid ink flatbread and cod’s roe was great, ditto tete de cochon. Everything else, especially the ox cheek, was over salted. Aperol Spritz was hilariously stingy. I’m all for a bit of atmosphere, but we arrived early evening (18:30) to music SO loud I couldn’t hear myself talk, let alone my friends. I asked for it to be turned down a bit and was told no — that’s how the manager likes it. We were the only ones in the restaurant at this point. It was an ok evening, quite expensive for what you get, but was really turned off by the attitude re: music. A shame, as I’d been looking forward to going for ages. Unlikely to return.

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EduardM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Short and very innovative menu using seasonal ingredients. Everything executed to a very high standard.

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AlexS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in London, if not THE best. Unpretentious and entirely focused on the food. Food you simply cannot make yourself, s o have to go there to eat it. It's amazing.

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Steve
Mainz
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bold flavors, and adventurous ingredients, all with textures that were quite pleasurable. Presentation was nice, and the staff was helpful and friendly.

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Rosie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read about Black Axe Mangal in Action Bronson's 'F*ck That's Delicious' and thought we should go! I assumed that it would be a bit of a theme bar / restaurant, but it wasn't at all. The food was amazing - some of the best we've had in London (lived here for over 12 years) (Have the crispy rabbit!) The interior is really cool without being too try hard and 'themey'! Brilliant playlist and cocktails. Couldn't recommend highly enough and will absolutely be back.

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Isabelle
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! It’s very refreshing to go to a London restaurant that serves delicious food with a good vibe and perfect service.... thank you very much. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, music a bit too loud!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was superb, couldn't fault it!
Will be back as I now have cravings...

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VanessaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friends and I had been waiting to check this place since it opened - I don't know why we didn't go before. It did not disappoint. We rocked up on a rainy evening. The (small) place was packed and the tunes were classic rock and hip hop. And loud :) We had great cocktails, the service was warm and attentive and the food was amazing. Our favorite, on the night, was probably the chicken wings - which brought some serious heat. The food is dynamic and adventurous without being pretentiously so. Good place for a happy meal with happy hearts and full stomachs. Recommend ++

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vipGabriel
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The heavy metal music made it hard to talk but I forgive them because the food left me speechless.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic innovative food. The ingredients used on the menu challenge you to try something new and exotic, well worth it. A fantastic culinary experience. My only grumble is that it is quite expensive. Our meal was over £50 per head and i wasn't drinking alcohol. Still, if you can stomach the cost, well worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at B.A.M the food is creative and tastes incredible. The cocktails were on point can’t really fault it and can’t wait to go back!

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Black Axe Mangal is rated 4.6 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.