Blacklock City

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Steak

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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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lauras
Edinburgh
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meaty food, the best chips I've had in ages and super tasty veg. Excellent value on both food and drinks and friendly helpful service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food and value. Very tasty dishes and perfect amount for me. Will go again once I have burned off all I ate :)

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Rich
London
68 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

A lovely little spot for some simple steak/fries, beers and some catchups with old friends. Nice and energetic, great staff, surprisingly affordable too. Worth a visit.

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Lance
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night out. Food was delicious and well priced. The service was really friendly and personable. Will definitely go back.

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Olivia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Completely faultless, one of our favourite resturants in London.

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ElizabethR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looked after so well. The staff were so busy but always incredibly attentive, kind, observant and in great spirits. They really do have something about them ( even the chefs are cheery and give a smile as you pass, even though they are doing a million things) The food really was outstanding!!!!...and the cocktails were delicious. I do find the restaurant quite loud, but perhaps I’m getting old. Thank you Lesley at the bar for introducing us to the delicious cheesecake! (I’ve never made it to dessert before). Thanks all for looking after us so well and giving us a top notch Friday evening. xx

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DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, next level. Amazing.

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vipSabbyscp
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Wonderful food and excellent service. The Porterhouse was to die for, the sides were scrumptious (didn't think a pear salad could be so delicious), and the bread and butter pudding was just perfect. All the staff were so nice and very attentive (filling up our water glasses). Not the first time I've been and definitely won't be the last. Everyone should go :)

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Phil
Mainz
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schönes Ambiente in einem Keller. Service war sehr aufmerksam.
Das Steak war einzigartig im Geschmack. Absolute Empfehlung

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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved there atmosphere and service was quality. Really liked the friendliness of the waiter that served us

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HLhc
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food was relatively burnt to the outside and quite salty

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DavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable early evening catch up with a friend. Exceptional service from the team and the food was spot on as well. Great value and great quality.

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IsabelleE
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening - food was delicious and abundant, staff were friendly and responsive, and although it was really loud in the restaurant, we were able to chat

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BillieB
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been multiple times, only thing i would say is food took quite a while to come this time. Otherwise was delicious as usual and staff are always friendly and bubbly.

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SRMLDN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. V attentive staff.

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SarahN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love it here! The service and staff are amazing. We went on Monday lunch, so expected it to be quiet, but still had a great atmosphere. The food as always was exceptional. If you haven't been here yet, you really should :)

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HelenS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to this Chain. First one was the Soho branch.
The service was great and the food was yummy. Good value for money for what you get. We did the All In and it was really tasty..

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MikeD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cheap drinks, and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friends’ engagement at Blacklock and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The staff went to such length to make sure we had the best time and the food was Devine. I’ll absolutely be recommending it to everyone we know.

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AJeats
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great atmosphere and really quick service

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Betty
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food quality and great value. Only thing is that it was a bit too noisy to hear each other but we still had a fab night! :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant serving good grilled meat. Not so easy to find for a tourist for the restaurant is situated below street level.
Service is great. Prices in line with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service super aufmerksam und freundlich, feines Essen und gute Weine, Dessert vom feinsten

einziger Schwachpunkt: wahnsinnig laut

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from start to finish! Don’t skip dessert!!

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LewisM
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not get his name, tall blonde haired gentlemen. Absolute legend, whole team left feeling upbeat and energetic!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable value and quality for eating in London City. £20 all in is a must

JR
JRM23
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was mouthwateringly delicious and the staff are friendly and accomodating

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really treat for meat lovers - tucked away, both service and food were spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great choice of drinks (especially beer) - easily one of my favourite restaurants!

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AndrewB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value and great food. Quite a noisy venue so not somewhere for a quiet lunch

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Taty
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just back from my birthday lunch with my work colleagues and honestly cannot say enough nice things about this place!
From the food to the service, it was just brilliant.

The All In option was great, lots of food and the bread on the bottom soaking up all those beautiful juices, was amazing, but the sweet potato!!!! OMG! Beyond delicious.

The service was impeccable. Staff are on top of everything, making sure we always had full glasses and checking that all was ok without being overbearing, and super friendly! Thank you for my birthday dessert ;-)
As we were a big group, food always tends to be a bit slow... we didn't have this at all. Food was promptly served as we needed it.

The bread and butter pudding was really good too, if you end up with any space for it at all after the feast.

Highly recommend!

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KevinD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation on our citytrip in London. We were a bit too early, but it was no problem to get our table (almost 30 min too early). Our waiter explained the menu and suggested to take the all-in option, because it was our first time. Good price & value (20 pounds per person). We received several pieces of meat (lamb, rump,...), all baked above charcoal. My girlfriend ended with a delicious Delaplane coffee. Nice restaurant, well decorated and a nice ambiance.

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NoemiT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff, would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic - as always.

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Becca26
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I really enjoyed my time at Blacklock City and would definitely return. The cheesecake alone is enough reason to go back! All of the staff were helpful and attentive. My only critic was that, I booked my table quite some time ago for 6:30pm. We arrived early so decided to have some drinks at the bar. We were seated 15mins early, and then sat outside the kitchen. This frustrated me a bit as I was looking forward to dining in the nicely decorated restaurant but instead had the lights from the kitchen glaring over us, and all we could hear was the noise from the kitchen which was shame as it was Valentines Day and didn't feel very 'romantic' at all. I would go back but if this was to happen again would just ask to be moved. I was offered to move but in the same area so wouldn't of made much difference to the ambiance, so declined. Lamb cutlets were amazing, beef dripping chips were unreal and the desserts were gorgeous!

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AlexisM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, reasonable prices. Love Blacklock, it’s always our go to date restaurant

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Glyn
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure I really want to write a review - our first visit to Blacklock and myself and my colleagues absolutely loved it. The food was outstanding and extremely reasonable, as was the service, great staff and atmosphere. 10/10.

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RIKESHP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for the first time on 12/02/20 and by far one of my best dining experiences in london! The restaurant ambience is nice and usually with a setting like this the staff are a bit stiff. But the lady that was serving us was amazing. Great sense of humour. The other staff were friendly too and you can tell there was a great energy in the room.

The food was also amazing. I am super glad we chose what was recommended. I have been telling everyone since and can not wait to go back.

Rik

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MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really good, friendly, service. Definitely going again!

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Omer
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great place, acoustics is terrible. so loud inside.

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