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Blacklock City

4.6
318 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 5-11.00pm

Saturday and Sunday - Closed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Barbecue, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
020 7998 7676
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mirek Dawid
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Area
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Public Transit
Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 318 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service and great food. We will definitely come back there again

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Not only is the food always outstanding, the service in Blacklock City is superb. We were celebrating the end of my sons exams and they could not have done more to make him feel special. The whole experience was perfect, thank you!
Advice for anyone who’s never been, no matter how full you are, always have the cheesecake - it’s outstanding!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best value for money lunch in the city. We had the £20 a head meal. So many chops we couldn’t finish them. Amazing beef dripping chips too. Fantastic

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place. Great value, delicious meat!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Not for the vegetarians but if you like your charred meat cooked well & are happy with a pile of chops then you've found your place. Very tasty, decent drink selection & service excellenb.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Good food, easy menu to navigate, exceptional service. The only downside is that table are quite closed together, therefore making it quite a noisy atmosphere and difficult to hear one another.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Really great restaurant. Never fails to provide the best steaks, chops etc and the service and staff are amazing.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Monday night so the three of us went for the Butchers Deal all meats £5 per 100g. We went for a 800g Porterhouse to share. Served off the bone and sliced it was perfectly cooked. We chose three sides and the whole meal was so delicious. Excellent service and a great atmosphere. £85 inc tip and a couple of drinks was very reasonable.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Busy, lively atmosphere. Don't expect bright lights or a super fancy setting.
The food is delicious, their steaks are fantastic, the beef dripping chips are incredibly moreish and crispy and the cheesecake is just amazing! Their spring salad looked gorgeous, but unfortunately it was covered in coriander, so for my fellow coriander haters - avoid! Try the kale and Parmesan instead.

Unfortunately my medium rib eye steak came out very much rare the first time round, but our server resolved it quickly and efficiently. Instead of simply cooking the steak a bit more, they recooked every part of our order, even my husband's half eaten steak , so that we could eat our dinner together with fully fresh and hot food - fantastic service!

Overall 2 steaks, a couple of drinks, 3 sides and a shared dessert came to under £80, including a 12.5% tip. Can't argue with this for value considering how tasty the food all is! Definitely would come again.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

I don't normally write reviews but this restaurant is FANTASTIC!!! It's now my new favourite restaurant in the City. Millie and the team were very accomodating and took care of us, not to mention the great attention to detail. The £20 pp platter is also great value for money.
My friend found a small hair in her plate and the staff took care of that straight away; we were offered complimentary dessert, food to take home and they took some items off the bill. And most importantly, they apologised for the mishap.

Thank you Blacklock

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Good Atmosphere, excellent food, excellent Service. The waiters were super helpful and Friendly!

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

We've been here about 5 times. The staff always remember us and are very attentive they make the whole experience extra special. This time was our anniversary we got a lovely glass of prosseco on the house and a card which was a lovely touch! The food was amazing we tried the pigs head on toast which was excellent and the pre chop bites are full of flavor. We had the All in for mains so pork, beef and lamb chops on a bed of garlic bread which was excellent and all such good value for money! Didn't have room for dessert but will come back soon to see the Team who are always a pleasure to see. I thoroughly recommend this place to everyone who loves good food!

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Enjoyed the meal and ambience. Great service and fun vibe.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

I cannot praise this little gem enough. Exceptional steaks, accompaniments and great wine. Added to that the staff were so friendly, efficient and absolutely brilliant. The food was above the standard I was expecting having been looking at their Instagram page for so long, it did not disappoint. We had boneless ribeye steak and Barnsley chop which were both cooked to perfection. The grilled little gem lettuce with anchovy dressing and chicory and courgette sides were delicious. A bottle of a very good Pinot noir and professionally mixed negronis to finish what was a wonderful experience.
I would like to single out our server, SARINA, who was attentive, friendly and a pleasure to meet.

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

My husband and I had an amazing time! We enjoyed a well priced, well cooked meal served by a peppy waitress. Cute place, and the next time we are in that part of London we will be sure to visit again!

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We had a wonderful experience here as first time visitors to London. The food was fantastic and the prices were more than reasonable for elevated food in very large portions. You may get the meat sweats, but they are oh, so worth it.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Good food (very "meaty").

Good service, attentive waiters, never waiting long for service at any point. Staff knowledgeable of the menu and helpful with food suggestions.

Decent value (for London), £30 odd per head with drinks and service.

Not a place for vegans or vegetarians.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

I went in with no expectations and came out wow'd. The lamb rib starter was beautiful and the meat fell off the rib.
We opted for off the meats steak and it did not disappoint us! So tender and juicy. The chicory, courgette and Stilton was amazing.
We went for the wine on tap which was tasty.

All in all 10 out of 10 for food and service.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We went with our kids (8 and 6) on a Friday evening who love steak and they were in for a treat! Meat was very good and the sides also (especially the fries!). Small but good wine list and the white chocolate 'cheesecake' was to die for....
Service friendly, quick and relaxed which was excellent. We were given a small booth table which was great too.
Well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

It was really buzzing and the staff very friendly. As we hadn’t been before they suggested, quite rightly, the deal that included a starter and we didn’t have to think about the weight of meat we wanted. There is no way we were going to finish all we were given but we gave it our best shot! As it was a birthday we were treated to a trio of desserts and then had difficulty in moving as we were blown out. Our two hour slot was exactly right and I would recommend them 100% but you need to be really hungry.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Really excellent service. Very helpful in pointing to the right choice of meat and cut. Great quality of food. Lively ambience especially for a Monday. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be back if possible.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Very tasty food. Great for next livers. Service and ambiance are more towards the fast food style / casual dining, which is perfect for a quick dinner after work or a work lunch. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

absolutely loved this restaurant! we came for my husbands birthday and it was just what he wanted. great food, not pretentious. the all in platter was 10/10! the cheese cake was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Service and food were perfect, the waiter was super helpful explained the menu. We went on a Monday when they have the butcher special which made it very affordable. The beef was tender and perfectly cooked. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

This restaurant is amazing for meat lovers. The value is for money makes this place an excellent lunch time venue. The meat is cooked perfectly and the side dishes are quite amazing too. The staff are very welcoming, friendly, polite and attentive - eager to please and always smiling which is rare these days. I'm a frequent visitor and book ahead of time to avoid disappointment as this place is in demand!

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Great atmosphere , and service.
Best value for money chops, great steaks by the weight

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

I was looking for a venue for my girlfriend's birthday and Blacklock was highly recommended by several people to me. I was not disappointed. The staff were lovely, they couldn't have been more welcoming or friendly. They really made us feel like we were valued customers. Even explaining the menu and how things worked, which must be boring to recite, was delivered with real passion and made us feel like the staff really care about their food and the customers enjoyment of it.

The All-In is amazing value - so many different chops and the sides were delicious. The pre-chop bites were not all to my taste but I did really enjoy the Cheese and Pickle bites. The £5 Old Fashioned was a bargain. I've paid a lot more in other places and this was just delightful and perfectly made. The chops were such good quality and treated with care. I recommend the Sweet Potato as it was my favourite side and possible best bit of the meal, although it was all delicious. The staff brought out a cheesecake with a candle in for my girlfriend (as per my request at time of booking) and she was delighted, as was I.

Please do go to Blacklock. It's amazing, fantastic value and you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Excellent, non-stuffy restaurant in the heart of the city

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4.0Dined on 8 May 2018

We had the skinny cuts menu. Good cuts of pork belly, lamb, pork chop and rump steak. Good value at £20 - includes a canapé type starter and one side. Draught beer is £4 for a half-pint which even by London standards is extraordinary. We made a joke about it and got a free one. Wine was good value, not a huge list but enough to choose from. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Stunning from start to finish. Argument with partner to see what’s better BL or Hawksmoor will continue.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Booked for my boyfriends birthday and it was perfect. The service was outstanding, super friendly and helpful and light hearted. The food was incredible. Highly highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Great bar with a good atmosphere, just right for meeting up with friends or even a work dinner. The food was lovely and service just right. I would certainly come again and have already recommended to my friends.

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3.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Can't fault the food; that was excellent. What was disappointing was the service. A waiter came to our table at the end of a meal with a lager/beer none of us had ordered. We made it clear that we hadn't ordered the beer (as we had been drinking Pinot Noir all evening). The bill came at the end of the evening and I settled it; it was approx £204 including service charge. I was annoyed when I got home to discover that the restaurant had in fact charged me for the beer we had explicitly told them we had not ordered (and they had taken away). The beer wasn't expensive, but it was the principle. It was a sneaky move; hoping I wouldn't scrutinize the receipt. Left a bad taste in my mouth to be honest with you. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

This restaraunt is without doubt one of a kind.

If you are considering coming here and decide otherwise then you would be very foolish!!

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

As per usual - tasty, good service and still great value for money

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4.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Great location and décor ... Fantastic menu. Server was super knowledgeable and helpful and made excellent recommendations. Portions were "hearty" to say the least .... but it was so good none of wanted to leave anything !

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4.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Our waiter was superb, i was meeting my son as he lives in London so only see him every few months and the waiter talked to me while i was waiting , steak was amazing and the service was friendly and warm, great place to eat and go with friends

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Exceptional on all fronts, as usual. Will be back again and again.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Posto perfetto per una cena tra amici!
Buonissima carne, contorni niente male (da provare le patate dolci al forno) e ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo.
Servizio perfetto con camerieri gentili e molto disponibili.
Uniche note dolenti: la musica un po’ troppo alta (è impossibile parlare senza urlare) e i dolci (solo due opzioni molto buone ma troppo pesanti dopo una cena a base di carne)

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

The service was brilliant and steak was delicious. We would definitely return here and recommend in a heartbeat! We already know what we'd order next time!

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