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Blacklock City

4.7
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1119 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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 5-10pm
(Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time)

Saturday
Bookings for dinner from 5-10pm

Sunday - Closed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1119 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharronH
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Blacklock,had their at home box during lockdown and it didn’t disappoint. It was great to be back at the city restaurant- great vibe, perfect food and drink with absolutely outstanding service. We will be back soon, my favourite restaurant that always makes you feel welcome.

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vipGary
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round

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TS87
London
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just blooming lovely - we had the pigs head starter (delicious), then went all in with the pre chop bites and selection of chops (pork chop, belly pork, steak, lamb chops), including lovely charred cauli and sprouts and a pear chicory walnut salad. All so so tasty. Plus £5 cocktails and fab wine. And wonderful staff - super attentive and friendly. A much needed great evening out, thank you Blacklock!

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OrkhanN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was alright but not the best meat I've had. Avoid getting the cheesecake, it was too sweet. Also, I wasn't feeling well after the dinner...

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EleanorS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good drinks selection and friendly staff

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SimonP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, wonderful steaks and good prices for food and especially cocktails!

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Grace
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great cocktails, amazing service, great value steak.

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Jdkeen
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food and great atmosphere

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JosephQ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience food was great, staff were really friendly and a good laugh. Will be returning

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Simba
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go back to Blacklock I come away blown away with their value for money in comparison with other similar restaurants in London. I should try a steak one time but it's always the "All In" for me, as I enjoy the chops so much. Three of us sharing this, with a couple of rounds of Old Fashioneds for under a hundred quid is ridiculously good.

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KellyF
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for my husband's birthday. I was initially impressed by the reviews, and I was delighted to find that the reviews were correct. What a great place to dine out! The staff were very welcoming. We felt very safe. They have lots of good protocols in place. The food is wonderful. Succulent steak, chips to die for, and even the vegetables were fabulous! The white chocolate cheesecake with berry compote was a delicious end to a wonderful meal. I cannot recommend them enough!

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MarkT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was banging, couldn't be better. Service was excellent.

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RobA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, really good service, very good value. Felt slightly rushed as you are only allocated the table for 90 minutes but that was made clear when we booked and our waiter was very good.

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Yellow
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was all good apart from when the waiter grumpily told us we had to calculate the bill split at the end. Have calculators ready!

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NickJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent service, we didn’t have to ask for anything all night as the staff got just the right balance of stepping back/checking in.

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KevinL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great dining experience at Blacklock, excellent as always and staff attentive and the atmosphere very pleasant. An all round excellent experience.,

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MEVG
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch - what a treat for a Tuesday! Dreamy service and really reasonable

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vipStCatsDad
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so pleased to see this favourite back open. Food was excellent and whilst I am sure there have been lots of changes to implement the restaurant hasn't lost any of its atmosphere, and as ever the staff are fabulous. I would suggest people book early because as their are slim pickings of places open, tables are limited for specific times.

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JeremyT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here regularly for the all in chop platter, don't even need to look at the menu anymore. Service, food and beer all excellent.

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Suzi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious steak and great service. Will be back! Thanks

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this as we couldn’t find a table at a Hawksmoor. The food was on par, if not better, than Hawksmoor, with a much better atmosphere & experience.

I didn’t get our server’s name, he was wearing a red shirt, but he was excellent.

The only negative was the lack of Mac & Cheese as side.

4 of us shared the Prime Rib & Porterhouse with several sides and drinks, which came to about £60 a head. We thought this was very good value for some amazing food.

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RimaL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated boyfriend’s birthday here. On the arrival, I was pleasantly surprised as our table was decorated with balloons and had a happy Birthday card on it. The service was great and food was amazing. Good value and quality relationship. Will be back!

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LauraT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Blacklock City. Attentive staff, delicious food (we went for the 'All In' platter between 2 of us) and funky atmosphere.

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Sarah
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH a good meal. The food was to die for and the service couldn’t have been better (shout out to Hayden - we wanted to take him with us when we left!). It was my fiancé and friend’s bday and I told the team in advance - well, they couldn’t have made more of an effort. Bunting, balloons, a card for each of them!! Unfortunately because of Covid we had to rush our meal very slightly (not the team’s fault); they still went to the effort of sending us away with two cheesecakes for the boys’ birthdays. You have to go here!!!

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NinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We still have meat sweats 2 days later... could not stop eating the delicious “All In”! Will most definitely return to try the cheesecake next time.

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SophieSym
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are amazing and food as always fantastic and reasonable.

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JoshuaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to disappoint, one of the best restaurants in London. Excellent food and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class place and vibe!! Will go back again and again!!

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AliceP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and vibe. will be back soon!

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JohnnyC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service from the staff, attentive and personable. All really great value.. other than the gravy which feels a bit dear

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Coxy
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, cracking food and a nice buzz to the restaurant. Highly recommended.

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a very pleasant experience will hope to visit again someday.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb value for money on a Monday and impeccable service even during these tough times. Will be back!

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BenM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Blacklock 3 times now and it’s been 10/10 every time. Even got an extra helping of bread and gravy because I’m northern. Couldn’t recommend this place enough.

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DeanT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is that the food was excellent, the steak of which we had the rib eye was cooked to perfection, was well rested , well seasoned and was tender and juicy. The chips were crisp , and considering they were cooked in beef dripping, this is no mean feat ! The service was excellent and the overall vibe was perfect. Will defiantly be going again

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vipRebeccaW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Blacklock! Great service and always consistent. Really enjoy coming here - very relaxed and COVID restrictions hardly noticeable. Food is so good too!

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AmberJ
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Highly recommend

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Sarrie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, good service and very good food however menu needs explaining. You may also need a touch to read the menu. Wine was not the best but the food was well cooked and the chips were the best I have had for some time. - To be honest I would recommend, but personally would not be rushing back...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening at Blacklock City. Friendly welcome and service. Buzzy atmosphere for a Monday in a quiet City. Great steak and sides of course. Recommended.

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Robertv
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and accommodating service, almost forgot the food was great too!

FAQs

Blacklock City is rated 4.7 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.