Blacklock City

4.9
1201 reviews
£25 and under
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1201 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DannyC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service and even better FOOD!

The service was excellent from topping up water, to asking if you needed anything. Good banter back and forth and the staff seemed to enjoy being there which is always nice.

Food was great. We went for the ALL IN and we enjoyed it so much we ate another one. The flat bread which sucked up all the juices was beautiful.

Whole heartedly recommend

SH
SamH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic Feed with some cracking Cocktails to finish

Bangin'

DH
DanH
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience. The setting was pleasant with a nice atmosphere. The food was interesting going beyond just steak, and tasted really good.
The staff were very friendly and attentive with service managing to be efficient yet not feeling like you were being rushed through.

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ClaireR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fab staff, food, drinks, atmosphere, great, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great- just as expected. Service top as always

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Finediner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service considering the current situation. Food very good. Very comfortable place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful services with a few pre chop bites thrown in. Staff always helpful with great advice on what to choose. Needed having two porterhouses one after the other. Great value and fantastic food!

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ElizabethP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing...everything.

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vipSusanD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast was fantastic but even more impressive on every visit to Blacklock are the extremely friendly and professional staff. They manage to make a great meal with great ingredients into a really special experience.

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked Blacklock City for a Sunday roast but we arrived a little early, however the staff could not have been more accommodating and managed to seat us straight away. I can not fault the service at all, all staff went out of their way, were such a ‘happy go lucky’ type bunch and were so welcoming. They found out it was my birthday so brought a special ‘hangover cure’ shot over for my friend and I on the house, and also gave us some of the amazing white chocolate cheesecake to take away!
The food was out of this world, we had the ‘all in’ for 2 people and we were not disappointed, the meat was cooked to perfection and I could not get enough of the carrots.
This was my first visit to Blacklock, but it certainly won’t be my last!

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DorisK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal in this restaurant. Friendly staff, delicious food and a great ambience.

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Diner101
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and definitely returning. Great food/wine/cocktaila, fast service, friendly staff and incredible value for money. Tables were socially distanced and staff for the most part wore masks consistently so we felt safe and protected. However for some reason when one of the servers would come over he'd take his mask off and then get about 4 inches from your face to speak to you and that took away from the safety feeling.

JP
JamesP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Would recommend as the staff are friendly and the food is outstanding.

DO
DermotO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, served with a smile from people who make you feel welcome.

JP
JessicaP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not familiar with where to eat in London but now we know we made the best decision choosing Blacklock City. Food was gorgeous, and the staff were so friendly, will definitely be coming back on our next visit. Special mention to our waiter Hayden too! He helped us decide what to pick and overall was super friendly, definitely made our visit 10/10! Nice to see such a busy atmosphere after what’s been a rubbish year for everyone!

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Steve
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Blacklock, from the appetizers to our pork loin starter and our main course, which was an excellent porterhouse steak along with sweet potatoes as a side dish. We washed it all down with a nice bottle of wine which paired well with this variety of meat. We finished the meal with a cheesecake dessert that was also amazing.

Our server was also very helpful and ensured we had a great evening. We left talking about what a great find it was and debating when we should go back.

Overall, a great experience in a high-energy place, we'll be back for sure.

RJ
RobJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great value cocktails and excellent service

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richardl
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an informal setting with attentive and friendly waiting staff.

GL
GinaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service as always! Can’t wait to visit again soon.

RG
RickyG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab as ever... tasty, good value, great staff, always a pleasure

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Daniel
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ace food and lovely staff. The All In seems like such great value

LH
LukeH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a delightful evening and the free gravy was a lovely touch that made the meal 😊

Will definitely go back that’s for sure.

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philipr
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unassuming outside, but warm, knowledgeable ,well trained staff look after you well. A meat based menu but with some brave and successful sides. The Cornish ale is a quality beer . Chicken livers ,Yorkshire pudding with fried egg was a great starter. The Rump Cap was decent, barbecued little gems in anchovies sauce were special, and bread and butter pudding was not small. A little gem of a restaurant worth going to.

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Mrbing
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a recommendation from a friend and it certainly impressed us. Fantastic meal for the price. Loved the old fashions. The south african member of staff that served us was very attentive. The only problem i had was my girlfriend didn't want to share the chops so I guess ill be back with the rugby boys.

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Dougie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal, food was great and atmosphere welcoming

JC
JonathanC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food and the cocktails. Can be super noisy but always a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service and great atmosphere. Well done!

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SP1005
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time for sunday roast, really enjoyed it! got the all in, with a nice amount of meat and unlimited trimmings. Gravy could have been a bit thicker but didnt stop me devouring the entire plate and a cheesecake on top!

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Paulahwright
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blacklock is always excellent, fabulous meat. Always my family’s first choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roast was mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. Staff were very friendly and service was great!

RP
RosieP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100 percent would recommend Blacklock time and time again. The service is always lovely and paired with amazing food it’s a real pleasure to visit. My one negative, and there is only one, is my chair was quite uncomfortable for my back but it was my fault for not asking to move.

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TomM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast - superb food!

The service was amazing, and the theme and atmosphere in the whole place was very enjoyable!

JP
JoshP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing roast and friendly staff always great.

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ZeynepA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I've ever had. The meat was great, the service was great - the bread at the bottom was great - Thank you for the experience !

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vipJaay
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Jim and the staff always provide a great and memorable experience. Best meal in London.

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vipSally
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, fantastic food and service. Have now been to Soho, Shoreditch and City and received consistently great food and service. Thoroughly recommend.

GJ
GeorgeJ
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality steak cooked beautifully with good value drinks and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best hidden gem! We had a warm welcome when we arrived, great service and the food was unreal especially for decent prices! Would highly recommend and will be returning! Thanks guys

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LouisC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time here with friends. Jim, Hayden and Leslie took great care of us and made it a better dining experience for us.

FAQs

Blacklock City is rated 4.9 stars by 1201 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.