Blacklock City

4.8
1149 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 1149 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BeckyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff. Went for a friend’s bday and had a fab evening!

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Matt
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Great Ice cold beers. I wish the team all the best in the next lockdown.

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JamesW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit despite the somewhat "off" start to the evening. Initial greeting was somewhat lacklustre and the environment seemed somewhat chaotic. We were seated in the "bar" and not asked for a drinks order until it was time to go to the table, c. 15-20 minutes. Very loud phone calls being made right next to us, and, with constant access to the kitchen, sitting facing a solid wood panel wall, I'm not sure the area works as a bar. I understand the site is limited in terms of space but it doesn't make for a good start to one's experience.

Everything improved once seated, and our waiter was extremely attentive, not overbearing, personable and thorough despite covering a fairly large area. The waiting staff are always first rate and this was no exception.

Fair range of cocktails to suit most, very good value using premium ingredients. The cocktail of the day, made by restaurant staff, is a great touch and mine was superbly put together and well-balanced. Concise wine list but some absolutely wonderful options to suit all palates/budgets and provide a perfect foil to the meaty menu.

The food was superb - pre-chop bites lovely little taste explosions, beautifully presented; pigs head a mass of soft, gelatinous meaty goodness garnished with pickled chilies and cornichon and rich, think gravy. The steak was perfectly cooked, great char on the outside, soft and yielding; chips well-seasoned; baby gem highlighted by salty anchovies.

We both felt this was the first evening since the start of the pandemic that we could be immersed in the buzz of a restaurant (which we felt followed Covid guidelines to the letter) and feel almost 2019 levels of normality. A credit to the staff and the atmosphere created.

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DannyW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blacklock city went above and beyond to make my birthday meal (before a second lockdown) special. The service was impeccable and each member of staff made me abs my boyfriend feel so welcome.

The food was delicious and could not fault it with helpful recommendations from the servers.

10/10 would recommend

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vipGary
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to impress. Sadly no bloody Mary's this time but everything else was top draw. I'll be back in December!

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vipAJP201
London
104 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

After two failed attempts - lockdown related - I eventually managed to get to Blacklock, a it sure didn’t disappoint! Great service, great food, great cocktails, and all for an impressive price point!!! I would highly recommend a visit, and as soon as we are allowed back out, I shall be heading back for more meaty deliciousness!

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Ryan1
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal, couldn’t fault it. Looking forward to coming back after lockdown.

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VictoriaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Such friendly staff, food is spot on and excellent value. Can't wait to be back again post-lockdown part II

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Caroline
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so attentive and lovely; we’re sad you’re having to lockdown again! But we will be back when you’re open.

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SaraZ
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and nice staff! It was our first time there and was impressed with everything we ordered. Thank you

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StephanieB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great food. Classy without being pretentious. Energetic staff provide a friendly energy without being overwhelming. Will be going back

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Ollie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular visitor, all of the Blacklock restaurants never disappoint. Particular fan of the City branch, great atmosphere and great staff. Always great food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked there as we were doing something else nearby. Although the menu was limited the food tastes amazing as was the service. I would definitely go back again & would recommend it.

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Fridaydinner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great value for the price you pay. I highly recommend tha all in platter.

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OakleyC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service amongst the blacklock team. Food and drinks are really good and well priced.

JY
JasonY
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! Great food, staff and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back

JL
JayL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, never fails to satisfy. I tend to spend the following day thinking about how great the meal was!

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VaninaS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was really outstanding! Really lovely staff and made us feel really special :)

JC
JessC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, meat good quality. Staff were attentive. Couldn't fault the venue.

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MSW87
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even better staff. Highly recommended!

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Bjmb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here a few times and never disappoints!

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AlexB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Blacklock for my partner’s birthday and it was a fantastic experience from the service to the food. Our female host and waitress for the evening was so welcoming, friendly and informative about the menu.

The food itself was absolutely delicious! The pigs head on toast is a MUST! Do not be put off by the name, it is hands down the best starter we’ve ever had. We had the Porterhouse Steak for the main course to share and it was cooked to absolute perfection!

Thanks for a fantastic evening, we can’t wait to return!

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RhiannonW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing staff. Highly recommend. Will be going again and again

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. The price is decent but stacks up pretty quickly with sides etc. One of my favourite restaurants in London. Would definitely recommend.

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FIsobel
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Blacklock! Went there for my boyfriends birthday and after letting them know in advance of our arrival they sorted us out a great table with banner/confetti and also made sure to sing happy birthday with a huge sparkler! The food was also incredible we went for a starter with some of the smaller meat portions followed by porterhouse, the gravy sauce with this was lovely. Service was also amazing and we can’t wait until we come to visit again. Thank you!

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BoyeA
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were perfect and will definitely go back there

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vip55elle55
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab feast & SO great to get out, finally! Pigs head on toast was epic :-)

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JoanneD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the staff were really lovely and made a genuine effort to make us feel welcome. We had a fantastic evening and look forward to going back.

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SophieH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this was by far the best steak me and my husband have ever had. The staff there were so accommodating and lovely despite them being obviously busy. I could not fault them on anything. Cocktails were insane and the food was out of the world. We came here for our anniversary, which they remembered and congratulated us with a Limoncello after our meal. I spoke to one of the members of staff about how good it was and they told us they were starting roasts. So we’re booked in and we’re excited to be back. Thanks once again for a mint night x

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SharronH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
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
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round

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TS87
London
38 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
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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Hutch
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great setting and great service as always from Blacklock. Best steak restaurant in London.

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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.

FAQs

Blacklock City is rated 4.8 stars by 1149 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.