Black Axe Mangal

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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
Black Axe Mangal opened in Highbury after a successful pop up in Copenhagen.
Offering a daily changing menu of unapologetically loud flavours and music.
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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CP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

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!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing night!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite 🥰🥰

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IG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

CH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

R
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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

JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
Mainz
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

R
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 ++

G
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!