Blacklock City

4.7
703 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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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday evening, fabulous food with excellent service. Staff were friendly and engaging. We will be back soon and highly recommend

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing restaurant, highly recommend

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

I loved the ‘All in’ such soft tasty quality meat and an Old Fashioned to go with it. Can’t beat it!

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RR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and very helpful and enthusiastic staff, very reasonable price as well

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RI
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing value for money. Like eating at Hawksmoor, but paying Pizza Express prices

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N
London
146 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This was a return visit for 4 and we tried the 'All In' option which was very good and excellent value.
Service was good, with the timely arrival of food, but it was a bit hard to get the attention of the staff in between delivery of dishes. We shared desserts and the white chocolate cheesecake and the bread and butter pudding were both unexpectedly light and definitely outstanding.

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A
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a wonderful lunch spot and I enjoyed the steaks. The waiting staff were also amazing. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Absolutely delicious. Great service as well. We are visiting in London and so far this has been our favorite dinner.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Birthday Celebration for myself with my husband.
Fabulous day with fabulous food and service 😍😍🥰🥰

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, staff is amazing and the place is really nice!

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H
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I liked the decor of this restaurant with the exposed brick walls. We came on a eighties night and loved the music and the staffs 80s outfits. Our water was very attentative and the food was very tasty. I would have liked bigger vegetable portions but overall it was good value.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service. Oddly enough the best food on the menu was not the meat for me. Went for the sharing platter so had a taste of everything. The amuse bouche was very very lovely though!

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places for dinner, I will definitely back

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IR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were recommended by the waiter to get the "all-in" after trying to decide what was what in this mess of food we left it all and went elsewhere to eat. The belly of the pork is not my thing, there was mostly pork in this savage-style eating, kinda disappointed because we clearly needed help ordering and were not given any, I actually asked "what are they eating" next to us and ours looked nothing like that. But the appetizers they brought prior to the meat were wonderful and tasty. Would never order that again.

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FF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waiter, really helpful given one of our party was dairy free. Great team and atmosphere.

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not expecting the quality of the food, it was an amazing experience, staff arw nice and very friendly, place looks nice and the food was amazing, great experience must be repeated

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. We were shown to our table promptly and had a great evening

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like meat go. This place is my fav place to go!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sensational food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was fantastic, and brilliant value for money, BUT the service was average- our table waitress was hovering around too much. We had wine poured on our behalf every 5 minutes than to let us enjoy the experience- a gentleman waiter lightened this situation and encouraged some humour at the end.

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JW
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep returning, whether with colleagues, clients or friends. Great food, excellent chops, amazing sides and the best cheesecake in town!

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AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling in from the US. My wife and I love steak. Food and Service was excellent. Tom the manager was a gracious host. The porterhouse steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. Tasty and flavorful. Will definitely recommend this place to all.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Would highly recommend the venue for large groups. You can order a bit of everything and it’s served in well portioned plates between 3-4’s so everything is within easy reach. The fillet was cooked to perfection. Great way to end our allday 40th Birthday celebrations.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read some reviews and on a whim booked Blacklock- way across town! This was one of our favorite adventures during our entire trip to London. Awesome food, servers, staff, manager, prices and ambiance. Can not recommend enough!

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London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, great environment - waiter was helpful in helping us with the menu and the specials, would recommend

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff team and incredible food.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times and it's always great. Always get the "all in" selection of chops/steak, and it's always amazing. And the grilled bread at the bottom of the meat pile — omg, sooo good.
Awesome staff, always friendly and attentive, never have to wait long even though it's always crazy busy there!

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MC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for team lunch and get the cheesecake !!

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LL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Four of us dined at Blacklock City - food and drinks were good but after 1.5 hours we were reminded we had 20-30 mins before we had to give up the table. Other tables of 4 were free even after we left and it spoilt the meal as we felt extremely rushed. Not sure I’ll go back for that reason.

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MF
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went as a group and really enjoyed it, thought value for money was good! and the meat was very enjoyable feast!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed, never felt rushed. Appreciated the nibbles to start with. Food was amazing and so well priced for what it was and where it was. Quite loud but that was to be expected during lunch hour rush and in a bare brick room, not a complaint but something to think about if looking for a quite meal

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent concept, excellent service and excellent food.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t beat this place for taste, value and service!

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to visit Blacklock. Great quality meat, £5 Old Fashioneds and service always spot on. Really couldn't recommend anywhere else more - great value for money.

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FB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always the highest standard. Great quality ingredients cooked to perfection. I introduced my family on this occasion and they were very impressed. No one could decide so we opted for the “all in” - great selection of meats cooked over charcoal. We got an array of sides including the show stopping beef dripping chips and bbq’d baby gems! Dessert - I opted for the bread n butter pudding which was unreal. Highly recommend!

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

Fantastic restaurant. Great food, concept and quick service and good value

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MP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regularly visit the restaurant, staff are some of the best around and the food is great tasting and value! Will continue to visit.

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (as always), very friendly staff and great value for money!

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IA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you want decent meat burnt properly then look no further. Not cheap, but well worth it. Wine list a bit hit and miss, service excellent

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Blacklock many times and it never disappoints. The meat is always cooked perfectly, the staff are friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed and the service is great. Definitely my favourite chop house!

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