Blacklock City

4.7
350 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 5-11.00pm

Saturday and Sunday - Closed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Barbecue, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday & Friday: 12.00 - 15.00 and 17.00 - 23.00
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Phone number
020 7998 7676
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mirek Dawid
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Area
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Public Transit
Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my time at Blacklock CIty. The food is great, and when you couple that with the drinks you know you are onto a winner.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant. Meat lovers paradise. Table of 12 . Brilliant food supported with constant flow of quality red wine in carafes- served by attentive, helpful and cheerful young staff. Amazing night - well done 👍.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was good, but staff kept tripping over the back of one of the chairs as they have the tables too close together. This was not a restaurant for a quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Arrived early (around 6pm) and place was quiet. Very efficient service, waiter advised on shared meat platter and some additional large cuts. Meat was well cooked and excellent quality, the bed of rosemary bread absorbed the juices and was a nice touch, delicious! Place got much busier and was full by 7pm but service remained impeccable - friendly and efficient. Full, but wanting more we discussed some additional cuts with the waiter and he suggested the 6 eye rib-eye. It was perfect. For dessert we ordered 2 cheesecakes. The witer bought the entire oven dish with closer to 3 portions and encouraged us to help ourselves and finsh it of, which we did eagerly. After such a great meal, the bill was surprisingly reasonable and we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food excellent. Service exceptional. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great staff and service.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

For meat lovers, a real treat. Lots of well priced chops and great sides. Loved the £5 cocktails. Staff were excellent and gave us some free chips because they'd made an extra one by accident. Couldn't fault it except it was quite loud - well we were next to quite a loud table anyway!!!

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Absolutely fantastic meal, brilliant service and absolutely fantastic value for money!! Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Great food, sharing platter is the best value, service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Excellent lunch for two, staff very helpful without being intrusive and food excellent. Now looking for next excuse to go again..!

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

A fantastic experience. We came on our honeymoon and were made to feel so very welcome and cared for. The food was cooked to perfection and it was just and amazing all round trip

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Probably the most consistently good restaurant in London!

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Brilliant as always!
My 4th visit here and my friends first- it was everything he could've asked for and more! Gorgeous meat, the best cheesecake in London and impressive negronis.
I will keep coming back for the impeccable service and consistent high quality of food.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Very good food as always. This is definitely a place to go for meat lovers.
Service is mega friendly.

It is a bit noisy so dont go there if you want a quiet place.

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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Great place, food, drinks and service, I will be back again.
Way better than so many well known steakhouses in london

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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Friendly service, delicious food. Not stupidly priced. Well done! Will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

The options suit all types of eaters whether your feeling a smaller plate of food or a big steak. The options there vary quite well (as long as you love meat) but the quality of everything cooked is fantastic. The steak there has a beautiful smoky char with a fantastic crust on the steak. Any restaurant can cook a steak. But it takes a specialist restaurant like blacklock to truly get the best cut and the most flavour out of the beef they get. The flavour of all the food wasn’t about fancy spices or adding herbs and spices. Instead, it focussed more on the process and the quality of that process, cooking the steak to perfection.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Amazing steak and sides are so good! Great value for money, will be bringing clients back more often

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Excellent service, dinner and value

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Very good experience-went during lunch hour from work and the service was extremely quick. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was very tasty and cocktails were great.

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Cool friendly staff a nice basement with a great atmosphere
Food good especially large on the bone meats
Nibbles not as good but starters were better than many similar places and very unusual (eg squid with bone marrow)
Wine and beer very limited choice but ok
Overall staff and location lift it from ok to very good

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Recommend the “all in one”. Big pile of juicy ribs and chops and the best bit is the bread soaked in all the meat juices at the bottom. Delightful service from the most friendly and attentive staff. A real pleasure to visit.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

The atmosphere and service were great and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

First visit to the Blacklock in the city having visited soho previously. Restaurant was full at lunchtime on Friday, I was on time but my partner was running late, waited at the bar with great value great tasing drinks (£5 cocktail menu is incredible value for central London). When we eventually sat downtime food did t disappoint with meat from a reputable source which you can tell in the tasting.
Great service from start to finish. Would definitely recommend and will visit again spoon.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

Loved it! The service was AMAZING!

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4.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great if you like grilled meat! Would recommend and will certainly be going back.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Great vibe at lunch hour
Excellent steak

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Went for the All-in which is £20pp can not beat the quality of food and is great value

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

It is not often I want to go straight back to a restaurant but the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Great service and great food. We will definitely come back there again

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Not only is the food always outstanding, the service in Blacklock City is superb. We were celebrating the end of my sons exams and they could not have done more to make him feel special. The whole experience was perfect, thank you!
Advice for anyone who’s never been, no matter how full you are, always have the cheesecake - it’s outstanding!

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Best value for money lunch in the city. We had the £20 a head meal. So many chops we couldn’t finish them. Amazing beef dripping chips too. Fantastic

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Love this place. Great value, delicious meat!

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4.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Not for the vegetarians but if you like your charred meat cooked well & are happy with a pile of chops then you've found your place. Very tasty, decent drink selection & service excellenb.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Good food, easy menu to navigate, exceptional service. The only downside is that table are quite closed together, therefore making it quite a noisy atmosphere and difficult to hear one another.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Really great restaurant. Never fails to provide the best steaks, chops etc and the service and staff are amazing.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Monday night so the three of us went for the Butchers Deal all meats £5 per 100g. We went for a 800g Porterhouse to share. Served off the bone and sliced it was perfectly cooked. We chose three sides and the whole meal was so delicious. Excellent service and a great atmosphere. £85 inc tip and a couple of drinks was very reasonable.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Busy, lively atmosphere. Don't expect bright lights or a super fancy setting.
The food is delicious, their steaks are fantastic, the beef dripping chips are incredibly moreish and crispy and the cheesecake is just amazing! Their spring salad looked gorgeous, but unfortunately it was covered in coriander, so for my fellow coriander haters - avoid! Try the kale and Parmesan instead.

Unfortunately my medium rib eye steak came out very much rare the first time round, but our server resolved it quickly and efficiently. Instead of simply cooking the steak a bit more, they recooked every part of our order, even my husband's half eaten steak , so that we could eat our dinner together with fully fresh and hot food - fantastic service!

Overall 2 steaks, a couple of drinks, 3 sides and a shared dessert came to under £80, including a 12.5% tip. Can't argue with this for value considering how tasty the food all is! Definitely would come again.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

I don't normally write reviews but this restaurant is FANTASTIC!!! It's now my new favourite restaurant in the City. Millie and the team were very accomodating and took care of us, not to mention the great attention to detail. The £20 pp platter is also great value for money.
My friend found a small hair in her plate and the staff took care of that straight away; we were offered complimentary dessert, food to take home and they took some items off the bill. And most importantly, they apologised for the mishap.

Thank you Blacklock

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Good Atmosphere, excellent food, excellent Service. The waiters were super helpful and Friendly!

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