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About Blacklock City

Blacklock is a modern version of the Great British chophouse. Set in an old electricity substation on the site of London"s oldest meat market. We take the best meat in the country from the award winning farmer and butcher Philip Warren in Cornwall. We cook chops simply over our real charcoal grill with a little help from vintage Blacklock irons and serve it all up alongside cocktails for a fiver and wine on tap in our atmospheric subterranean chop mecca. Bookings: Monday - Friday Bookings for lunch from 12-3pm Bookings for dinner from 5-11pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - Closed.

13 Philpot Lane
London, EC3M 8AA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Barbecue, British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 23:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7998 7676

Website:
http://theblacklock.com/

Public Transport:
Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.

Executive Chef:
Mirek Dawid

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Blacklock City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (76)
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Hot Spot (20)
Romance (19)
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·Dined 4 days ago

What a great experience! The staff were fantastic - friendly and exceptionally helpful. Great evening out for my daughter’s birthday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Fantastic food and a unique menu and presentation. Beth is absolutely phenomenal. I came here for a quick late-night bite and left having one of the most memorable meals of my life.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Amazing food as always and the best service! My gravy without the onions was much appreciated 😊

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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2018

I absolutely love this place. The food is amazing and the service superb it is a meat eaters delight.
Would recommend the all in sharing plate, succulent pieces of meat, well cooked and seasoned.
The side dishes are lovely and they have a very good selection.
You cannot leave before trying an old fashioned cocktail from the trolley.
This was my Third visit with different Company each time and they have all really enjoyed the experience.
Reasonably priced as well.
Not recommended for vegetarians obviously!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 January 2018

First and much anticipated visit and was NOT disappointed! We chose the 'All In' option which is effectively a selection of 3 canapes each, followed by a plate piled high with a massive selection of chops and then side orders and sauces. The service was brilliant - friendly and attentive without being overbearing and staff took time to chat with us as we were leaving. Would highly recommend and cant wait to go back for a Sunday lunch in Feb which I've been waiting to do for ages!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 8 January 2018

We went there for a special occasion and it definitely did not let us down. Excellent service, fantastic food (recommend the pig's head on toast with gravy as a starter) and lovely environment.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Service outstanding. Our waitress (whose name I didn't catch sadly) was attentive, without being over-beaeing, efficient and friendly. The food was great also, a little pricey but it is in London so is to expected. Perfect find if you would like treat someone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Great food, meat was great but the sides were stand out. Amazing value and the service was spot on. Will be going beer again, make sure you have the all in platter.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Had a great lunch with a friend - the 650g bone in Sirloin was excellent.
had booked and advised it was a birthday lunch- Blacklock were lovely and gave us a complimentary glass of prosecco and a White Choc Cheesecake Dessert with a candle. these gestures make it a memorable place to go - and the attention to the occasion means I will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

Amazing service and very nice well cooked food. We were very well looked after by our waiter

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

Tasty food and great service. Atmosphere was good too. Would recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Went for the "All in" chops plate and we were not disappointed at all. Marrow spread sauce and chilli mayonnaise a must. A new place on my list for sure.

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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Consistently good. All in is great value. Wonderful service with delicious food to match.

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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Great meat, great wine, great service. Excellent value for money.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2017

A busy venue, lots of boozy business lunches when we visited (but it is in the heart of the city and the week before Christmas).

The staff went above and beyond. Were welcoming, accommodating and made our family lunch experience! The £20 pp ‘all the chops’ deal was brilliant. A meat-lovers mega meal.

Maybe try booking outside of regular business lunch/after work drink times (12-3pm or 5-7pm) if you want to try for a little less busy atmosphere?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

We ate meat and it was very good. The cheese cake was delicious. I liked the atmosphere even if it was a bit noisy. Service was good and the guys were very nice and friendly. I would like to go again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Brilliant food and brilliant service, such a great place for dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

We came here the week before Christmas, and it was easy to get a table booking. It was conveniently located next to the Skygarden building. I have been to the Soho branch but this was my first time at the City branch. Nice ambience and the staff were all very friendly. Great cocktails, highly recommend. We went for the "all in", large plate of tasty chops to share - good value! We struggled to finish the whole plate of chops! The sides (chips, BBQ gems and sweet potatoes) were really good, though wished the portions were larger considering we were sharing. Overall, I recommend this branch if you want to go to Blacklock as you can reserve a table for the evening service . You have a better chance of getting a table here than at their Soho branch.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Meat feast quality food at a really reasonable price.

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·Dined on 12 December 2017

Great service and good value, especially the cocktails and the trial platter of all the chops. And the chips in beef dripping are to die for!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

Quality of the cuts is exceptional. Services also very good

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 December 2017

We've enjoyed very much our dinner at Blacklock's. The food is fresh and tasty, and the service was super nice and friendly. They offered us complimentary dessert when they heard our flight back home was cancelled and it was our anniversary. Thank a lot to the great staff, we had a lovely evening although being stuck in London.

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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

All-Ins for four and 1.2kg of Porterhouse between five. Washed down with a nice Malbec. Delicious! Cheaper and, in my opinion, better tasting than Hawksmoor, Goodman et al.

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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

I'd been to Blacklock in Soho before and thought the food and service was nice, but Blacklock City knocked my socks off! I think given its location it gets less busy than Blacklock Soho and that means more attention to detail, better service and a restaurant which is busy but not heaving. We went on a Monday not realising that on Mondays they offer "Butchers prices" so all of the Beef is £5/100gs. We had a 1.1 kilo Porterhouse which was to die for and excellent value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time . The level of service and quality food ensured our party had a great lunch and at a reasonable cost. Our waitress talked us through the menu and enabled us to sample a great selection of high quality food . I would reccomend this restaurant

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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Great place, very good meat!

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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

It was a last minute booking on a Friday night and did not disappoint. Chops were amazing, cocktails were great and service was awesome.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 November 2017

My friends and I go on a tour of local meat places we call 'Meat Ups'., with a different venue every few weeks. We go all around London to find the best places to eat (and it helps we love whiskey). Blacklock was I think our second favourite out of about 30 in terms of food (only just) and is genuinely about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of all the other restaurants that came close. Old Fashioneds for a fiver?! It's unbelievable value, staff are always friendly and the starters are small but delicious. The meat is absolutely fantastic, pointless to come here if you're a veggie really though.

I'll stop going on about it but make sure you have the beef drizzled chips, and enjoy the meat juice soaked bread at the bottom of the 'All In'. In terms of Meat Ups - this is the only place we've ever been to more than once....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Excellent food and even better service. Will definitely return!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

Service and food were amazing. Porterhouse was to die for. Very accommodating with last minute extra guest. Cannot wait to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 24 November 2017

What a great find. The steak was delicious. The staff was fun and knowledgeable. We'd definitely go back.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

We went here for my wife's birthday and the staff looked after us really well and made her feel special. We will definitely be going back and are recommending this place to everyone.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 21 November 2017

fabulous place for the meat lover, great value and exceptional service

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 16 November 2017

I love this place, the staff are amazing and the food is tasty. If you love meat, you'll love Blacklock. Go now!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Fantastic, staff we very friendly & super helpful as it was no trouble finding us a table we were happy with (did not really want the one we were allocated) but they even went as far as going out to buy some olives from a local shop for us, at present these are not something they offer.

Well worth a visit & very good value for money.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great food, even better service by the guys who explained the food and brought us Birthday Prosecco, and a great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

As always. The service in this place is outstanding. The best in London. The food is beautifully executed and the portions are huge. Don’t skip the cheesecake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Amazing rib eye (definitely share as the portions are huge).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Incredibly attentive, friendly and efficient service.
Authentic, good food for meat lovers at an incredible value for money in central London.
Mixed clientele and great cocktails that would also allow a seat on the bar, snacks and watching...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Blacklock continues to be one of those special places where you can bring together good friends and great food for something special. Sometimes the challenge can be finding a venue everyone agrees on - not a problem whilst Blacklock is in town.

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