Blacklock City

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805 reviews
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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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OT
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really friendly service and excellent food. Thanks very much!

BB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleased with the food and service - would highly recommend

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
4 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.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my partner to blacklock to celebrate his birthday and we had a fantastic night. A banner had been put up and a card was on the table which was such a nice touch. The front of house man and our waitress were wonderful and the service was second to none. Food was excellent. I am glad we chose blacklock for this special occasion!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the “All In” for 3 of us - the other two having never been before - they thought it delicious with the highlight being the bread at the bottom of the mountain of meat! Well worth a try - you will keep going back!

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great value. Staff were extremely helpful and very knowledge. Great for people with allergens.

CL
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and friendly staff. Not much choice in the way of sides but the meat was excellent.

v
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good vibe but since its really hard to book in soho, i was expecting the steak and chips to be much better. Good thing is that there are many options and portion size

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent all-round experience with some of the best steak in the City. Service impeccable too.

T
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely basement location with impeccable service. Great choice of meats and the side dishes were amazing. The chops were tasty and the chips possibly the best ever. Tomato and summer salad highly recommended. Lovely choice of drinks and the prices were pretty good. Definitely worthy of future visits.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed vibe, great food

LO
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Blacklock. Great service, great food, we had the All In between 3. Interesting cellar setting. My associate ordered cheesecake for dessert, they brought the last 2 portions to the table in the dish it has been baked in, so he was very pleased. They also let us try the 3 white wines. Highly recommend

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as I thought it was going to be for the price - did not get much for your money.

GH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food!! Will be returning again soon

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining here and what to say other than it was fab! Really good food (recommend the All In for main and cheesecake for dessert), friendly service and nice chilled atmosphere. Meant to be a 2 hour turnaround for tables but never felt rushed. Will deffo be back!

PP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had roughly 23 hours in London on our 20th anniversary trip and dinner at Blacklock City was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Excellent service, great food and great ambiance.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and brilliant friendly service! Would recommend for get together but not very romantic as quite lovely!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service was top class

BH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, great food & ambiance makes for a fun night

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and incredible cheesecake! The small chops are quite fatty but overall good value.

WJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food served with a smile. Really good cocktails for £5

DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to all three Blacklock restaurants, they are all superb. Well worth a visit

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a brilliant time - thank you

HB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good spot for casual meal, food and wine good quality.

PL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an excellent time here - the staff went above and beyond and delivered an excellent service during what was clearly a very busy lunch period. The food and cocktails were great (go All In and you won’t be disappointed).

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, quick service, delicious food and amazing value. Would recommend to any meat lover. Drinks are also lovely.

SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, we had the big platter for 3 people and the meat was amazing. It's a restaurant to go to after work or with friends. Not very suitable for dates as it's incredibly loud in there.

G
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Blacklock was excellent, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. The only downside was that it was very noisy and we left a little early because we couldn't hear each other.

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