Blacklock City

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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 5-10.30pm (Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time) Saturday and Sunday - Closed.
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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing. This time we were seated near the kitchen, so we could watch the delicious meats being cooked — dinner and a show!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & atmosphere was fabulous as this was a special treat for my fiancé.
A night we will always remember as we were served by Hayden and Hazel who made the night extra special for the Birthday boy! Both so knowledgeable about the meat cuts and what Blacklock has to offer. Thank you to both of you for the extra special attention! Great customer service! Karen & Mark

LP
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! Steaks are great, everything was seasoned well and tasted amazing. All for a reasonable price too! The restaurant has a good vibe too!

PE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service wasn’t as seamless as the Shoreditch location (waited 5 mins for sauce after which steak was quite cold) but overall delicious and nice vibe.

LR
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were so lovely and food was amazing! Will definitely be returning.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service &'atmosphere. Side order and cheesecake were amazing, and if you love a pile of meat this is the place for you!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good value grill restaurant with friendly service in a nice space

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

Superb as always

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great evening celebrating an anniversary. The team made it extra special with a complimentary glass of champagne.

As always good food and great service!

w
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite selection of meat plates served by friendly attentive staff in a buzzing atmospheric cellar. Great value for money. Quaffed and gorged for just forty English pounds. Highlights were the divine pig's head on toast. The pork belly skinny chop with heritage salad. And the highly rated and did not disappoint baked vanilla cheesecake. Nom to the nom nom.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful, venue wasn’t what we expected but Honestly it was an even better experience than expected. The food was beautiful and very affordable and the cocktails were delicious. Would recommend 20/10!

YB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great steak! We made a reservation but still had to wait about 15 mins. Service was a bit slow and we had to wait quite a while but the food was worth it. For steak by the 100g, they didn’t have any small cuts. The smallest was around 450g. The ambience was nice and felt lively. Service staff were friendly.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was great, called last minute to add an extra person to our booking and were accommodated even though it was a busy Friday night!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a brilliant experience, the staff were very welcoming when we arrived and sat us at our table promptly. The service was quick and friendly. Our food came out shortly after ordering and looked appetising. It tasted amazing and I could happily say it’s one of the best meals I’ve had in the city. Once we had finished our meal the waitress was quick to remove our plates and bring us the pudding menu. Pudding was just as amazing! Overall a brilliant experience and I will definitely be returning.

JS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoyable! Might be nice to have a bit more steak on the 'all in' but that's just my personal preference. Thanks!

FH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The staff is wonderful and do their jobs with skill and personality. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you feel welcomed and the food is delicious. We love the starters, mains, side dishes and white chocolate cheesecake! We ate there 3 times in 8 days while we were in London.

RT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great price. Love Blacklock every time.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating wedding anniversary

J
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and already booked several more lunch meetings on the strength of first visit. Recommended by colleagues and didn't disappoint, definitely not a venue for non meat eaters but the food is superb, perfectly cooked and the chop sauce is a must have. The service is impeccable - attentive but discrete

Nice job Blacklock City!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The ‘small chops’ were overcooked, tough and fatty. The pork belly in particular was completely inedible. One member of our party ordered the rump cap which was more expensive but a much better choice. I do believe that you get what you pay for (small chops are only £4 each) but still, I expected them to be edible if nothing special.

I eat out in London regularly and have never been to such a noisy restaurant, honestly we gave up on trying to have a conversation and focused on getting out of there. It was a stressful and unpleasant dining environment.

Service was good - our waitress was patient and took the time to explain the menu and gluten-free options. It was disappointing that when she asked how our food was and we told her honestly that she just said “oh sorry”. By this point we had paid the bill, so we probably should have complained sooner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely customer service. Would definitely recommend and go again!

GB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my partners birthday on the bank holiday Monday. The waitress Maria was really lovely and gave great service. We had 550g Prime Rib and 650g Porterhouse for only £5 per 100g as it's their Monday offer even on bank holiday! Both steaks were cooked to perfection. They went perfectly with marrow spread and chop sauce along with roasted sweet potato and Apple and carrot salad. Looking forward to going back again.

j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a super meal at Blacklock. Everything fairly priced and delicious. £5 Cocktails also excellent as was the litre of Syrah.

RL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Una cena davvero da ricordare e locale davvero di tendenza.
La cottura, sia che si tratti di carne o di verdure alla griglia, é eseguita in modo magistrale.
Per finire con la 'cheese cake' che non si puó recensire......☀️
Ottima esperienza😉

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love butchers price on Mondays. Friendly service, nice drinks, good atmosphere.

OT
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Your meat is good. It could be improved by staying warm for longer- you could heat the plates or serve on a warm skillet for example to keep the meat warmer for longer.

I think you have overestimated how much love regular people (your customers) have for hipsters (your staff) who are more intent on seeing how many dance moves they can perform whilst taking a card payment than they are on providing a good dining experience. Some of your staff really love Cher a lot and might benefit from a feedback discussion which basically consists of “I know we told you to be yourself at work but frankly you’ve taken it too far.”

AL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was exceptional!

Staff and customer service was poor... waited to get served and the guy who spooned the desserts could have been more friendly.. and actually smile! It annoyed me! But didn’t let it spoil my evening. The problem is that the staff are not wearing uniform so it’s hard to know whos working or not! Just a badge or an apron would have made difference.

LV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really friendly service and excellent food. Thanks very much!

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great relaxed atmosphere, casual dining in a sharing platter ( family style) or individual plates.

MW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My 2nd time here. Porterhouse was awesome again, food was brilliant. Was pretty pricey though. More than I expected. We had to leave the table after a couple of hours. No massive issue, but wasn’t aware of a limit

MT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleased with the food and service - would highly recommend

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and outstanding value as usual from this restaurant. Was a bit of confusion about what I ordered and they brought out the wrong cut initially but went above and beyond to redeem themselves by letting us keep the initial steak and bringing out my original order and only charging us for the first (cheaper) cut. Maybe turn down the music a little next time as we were sitting next to a speaker and was sometimes hard to hear each other. All in all, sumptuous steaks, great service and will definitely be returning once again!

RW
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality! Great place for when you need that 'meat fix'. All-round great experience - highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food good service

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went “All in” - a platter of assorted chops for 3, on garlic bread base with the juice soaking into the bread. Threw some chop sauce over the lot. Legendary. Great lunch, great service and ideal for meat lovers! The beer is great too. We’ll be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice service, pretty loud music though. Definitely recommend though, great vibe

DM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. The platter was incredible

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to hang out with the lads and gorge yourself on a huge pile of meat. Great value for money if you're eating with at least one other person, the more the merrier.

W
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was absolutely fabulous and informative, the recommendation of what to have even satisfied my fussy dining partner. The steak was outstanding, cooked to perfection and really great value.

SB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the third time that I have Easton at Blacklock City; once as a guest and twice now bringing clients. On every occasion the food has been excellent. I was particularly pleased this time as I had got my times mixed and arrived 45-minutes late. The concierge was brilliant; very calm and got things sorted straight away. The lunchtime special was great value for money and tasty. It was the first time that my guests had eaten there and they were impressed. The only slightly negative comment was the noise level. At times it was difficult to hear each other.

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