Blacklock City

4.7
769 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
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a brilliant time - thank you

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HB
London
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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PL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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).

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MB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SH
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always, great food and great service

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently had a birthday party here for a friend and couldn’t have asked for better service from the staff. They were awesome. From their knowledgeable advice on what to order to the attentive and friendly manner, it was great.
As for the food. Well it was fantastic. Everyone in our group was more than happy and agreed that we will return soon.

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

We went for dinner on a Friday - Fantastic atmosphere, attentive staff and really delicious food. We ordered the 'All In' sharer meal which comes with 2 sides. It is a huge portion, really great value for money and is delicious! (Definitely order the sweet potatoes - they are the best thing on the menu!)

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E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hoorible place in a basement. Bad service. Noisy and understaffed.

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

Such a great restaurant, amazing food and staff. Ideal for couples; catching up with friends or dates. Love coming here and can't recommend enough!

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

Celebrated a Belated 12years Wedding Anniversary

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CP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meat. This place is a treasure! Service is fantastic too

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've now been to City and Soho Blacklock and they are both excellent. I mentioned on my online booking that it was a birthday booking (my brother's) and they decorated our table including a card and balloons. Every member of their team were friendly and knew exactly what they were doing, which can't be said for every London restaurant. This is the only restaurant in London that I would 100% confident recommending to anyone (as long as they are a meat eater).

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BB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad to Blacklock City for his birthday and the service we received was amazing! The food was, as always, outstanding.

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

Food is incredible and the city branch has a nice atmosphere for meeting a friend or going with work colleagues. Only down side is it is a little pricey given you can get similar experiences elsewhere for 3/5's of the price.

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

Could not recommend this place more. Have been waiting to go for ages and went this Monday at 7.30pm. Firstly the staff were truely incredible could not have been more welcoming and helped us work out how much to order. The food was amazing - could not fault a single bite. We had two lamb cutlets and two lamb chops to start (between 2 of us) then for main a porterhouse with chips, kale , bone marrow, chop sauce. We wanted to try the chilli hollaindaise but thought we were being greedy and the manager brought it over for free. Little touches like that just added to what would have already been an flawless date night. Monday nights the big chops are butcher prices so like £5/100 or something so even better. will i be back? yes of course. Filling food, well worth the cost, and even squeezed in a pud.

Thanks so much to the staff working Monday 1st July Blacklock city at 7.30-9pm!!!

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RM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and exceptional food - what more is needed?

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AW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered the All In, with drinks and sauces. The meats and sauces are simply too salty (even i like heavy taste food). When we talked to the lady, we got a cold response, who is extremely reluctantly changed it for us, and this is way salty as well.

I will not come back, or if i come back, will order something else not the All In

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S
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 for food, service and atmosphere. The rump and rib eye were amazing as was the white chocolate cheesecake! One of the best meals I have had in London at a reasonable price.

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A
London
126 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Atmosphere was good, although quite noisy. Prices seemed good, although I wasn't paying. Our waitress was quite 'spikey' which was strange - perhaps a bad day. Will probably go back as we all really enjoyed the food

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AE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Only downside was the noise, we could barely have a conversation over our lunch because there was so much ambient noise from other diners.

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant, great atmosphere and delicious food and the service from the team was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easily the best restaurant I’ve been to in 2019, and I have a feeling that this won’t be dethroned for a really long time. Steak was as good as Goodman’s, dripping chips were the best I’ve had a really long time. Service was exceptional.

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M
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I love Blacklock, their food and dessert are excellent and service is also very good. But this site was not as good as soho or Shoreditch one. I ordered ‘All in’ as always but the meat was dry and chips were also overdone or not fresh. Staff members were less friendly and chatting by themselves so we needed to wait to be served.

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing, never disappoints! I recommend going "all in" (I mean, who wouldn't?!) but make sure you try the squid & bone marrow starter, it's soooo good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, we’ll come back for sure!

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MG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not get a better plate of meat and sides in London.

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere, recognisable music and awesome cocktail

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MA
Essex
13 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in London. I keep coming back. Very reasonably priced, the sides and desserts are also to die for.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

It was just so loud- couldn’t have a conversation - not ideal for a date probably better with a large group
Cocktails were v good but food felt a bit average

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quality food with good meat! The staff were also very kind and helpful. We took the all-in deal which was great since it only costs £20 pp. Except for the all in deal, the prices were a bit higher but if you want to have good food I certainly think it's worth it. It was quite noisy and dark since it's on a lower level but it didn't really bother us.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My steak mad boyfriend said it was the best steak he’d ever tasted, he was literally drooling.
He also doesn’t have a sweet tooth and adored the baked cheesecake we shared for dessert. So wins all round!

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food for a very good price considering the portion and quality. Highly recommend a visit!

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for a lunch with colleagues. Food and drink is great of great quality for the price

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Blacklock. Having really enjoyed it the first time around for a business lunch, I booked it for a late Father's Day dinner hoping that my dad, sister and brother-in-law would enjoy it as much as me.

We all ordered the "all in" and it didn't disappointed. Pre chops bites were good and all of the meat was very flavoursome and the bread at the bottom, with all of the juices from the meet having been absorbed, was just mind-blowing.

I love the ambiance and the old-school touches like the meat plates and drinks trolleys.

The music was pure 80s bangers, nothing pretentious like many restaurants of this ilk often serve up.

Love this restaurant and would recommend it to any meat lover.

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Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night out with business colleagues. Excellent food with excellent service from Sari our Hungarian waiter.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The £20 set menu is fantastic value. The food is of a very high standard, and the service excellent. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The reason this is not Five Stars, is that we all found the meat far too salty. None of us are averse to seasoning (my wife tells me I use too much), but the Sodium Chloride level did reduce the enjoyment. Did we all enjoy the meal ? yes. Would we have enjoyed it more if the salt was slightly reduced? Yes. Would I go back ? Definitely.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch for my daughters 18th Birthday. Staff were lovely and really looked after us.
Food was excellent and not over priced.
I will definitely be returning.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love BlackLock! Always have the 'All In' followed by the cheesecake and never disappointed!

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TC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding!

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