Blacklock City

4.7
517 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • 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 - Wednesday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday & 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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Public Transit
Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 517 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic birthday meal for my boyfriends 30th. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and our waiter was both welcoming and friendly making the whole experience one to remember. The food was also DELICIOUS!!!

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p
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Blacklock strikes again. Service second to none

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N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for lunch. The place was buzzing with office Christmas parties and business lunchers. We've reserved at table for two and got a great table on a raised platform and had a nice view of the restaurant. Perfect if you want to rubberneck what the rest are having. Had the ribeye steak which was meltingly good with the house chop sauce. Love the sauce! It had a good peppery kick and rich with butter and juice. My colleague had the seasonal Xmas sarnie and he said it was the best hot sandwich he had ever. Service was fantastic - personable without being in your face and all in good humour. Not too bad for a nice lunch.

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great selection of meat, great wine list as well and staff very friendly and a nice infirmal vibe to the restaraunt.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great night and was made very welcome food amazing chops to die for x cocktails great and cheap

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dinner, excellent service, great wine list :)

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Convivial, chaotic, cacophonous City carnivores’ cave, with tightly packed bare wooden tables and paper serviettes. All of the staff appeared to be genuinely friendly, but they seemed a little stretched as the place was full, which led to proceedings being a bit hit and miss.

The pre chop bites; Cheese & Pickle, Chicken & Horseradish, and Egg & Anchovy, were canapé style bites on small savoury biscuits. They were all quite tasty in an ordinary way. The bread soaked in beef dripping was extremely palatable, but had some checking that they had their cardiologist on speed-dial.

For our table of five to share, we ordered a 1Kg Prime Rib and an almost as large ‘Tomapork’, being the porcine equivalent of the legendary Tomahawk steak. Surprisingly, the waiter initially offered the beef to be cooked medium, but he was happy to take our request for it to be medium rare and rightly advised that cuts of this size needed to rest a while after cooking to set expectations of the waiting time.

The beef turned out to be pretty good - and so it should be at £80 per kilo - whereas the pork was nothing special. The £3 Chop Sauce was excellent, the various sides good to adequate.

The wine list has some good bottles at prices that are not as eye-watering as some other places in the City.

Those who are the antithesis of vegan with an accommodating expense account looking for good meat with no frills will enjoy this place, providing they are not also expecting to have a quiet conversation.

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value. Good quality food and very good service.

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IC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meat, cheap and delicious. Definitely get the sharing platter, it’s perfect for 2.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent friendly service and all at a good price. Would recommend Blacklock in the City without reservation.

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NJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to meet for a few drinks and some great quality meat. Our waitress was great, informative and friendly as was the guy we presumed was the manager. We did have to mention to them both the poor service we received from the person who brought us our food, who was surly when we said she'd got our started order wrong and then when my pregnant friend who can't have meat that isn't well done, asked for her food to be sent back and cooked as she'd ordered it. However they were both great about it and we got a round of drinks and the starters for free. Would definitely go back.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service - highly recommended. Enthusiastic and informed waiters, food a joy from starters to puddings. Modern twist which didn't feel contrived. An absolute must for city workers looking for food that is above and beyond most other city offerings. Well done.

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J
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. As this was our first visit the help with what/how to order for our group was very helpful. We all really enjoyed our evening and will come again.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meat. Professional without being too formal, casual without being scruffy. Friendly, attentive service good wine choices, well pitched pricing. Oh, and great meat.

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent straightforward chops menu. fast service. great chips!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food. Great experience while on holiday in London. Would come back from the USA for this restaurant and their lamb and the sides.

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good. I really enjoyed the steak and the chops and the house red was very good for the price.
Also with £5 old fashioned you can't go wrong.
Saying that it was slightly more expensive that I would have liked but it's London I suppose.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meat of good quality, well served, tasty, great cheesecake in the end. Highly recommended!

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IF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good all round. Service was very attentive.
Atmosphere good but quite noisy.
Did not feel the menus was all that clear from a pricing standpoint. Especially when converting grams to ounces.
Nevertheless would not stop me highly recommending the restaurant to anybody

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RY
London
105 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service from our waitress who explained all the meat and helped us decide what to order. We really enjoyed the food and would definitely go back again.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent, if meat centric, food. I very much enjoyed the ambience and overall dning experience, our waiters were attentive and fun.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great steak with reasonable price. I would like to go again.

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Steak, lamb and pork all spot on

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AM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I came to your restaurant after work and it was such a delight! We couldn’t get enough of the helpful staff and service that went above and beyond. Normally, being lactose intolerant- I have to decipher some allergy form for all the dishes. Not the case here, your waitress’ were incredibly insightful and knowledgeable about the dishes to select- it was such a personal experience we’ve both said we’ll come back and sing your praises to our friends. She even catered the menu so that I wouldn’t have to have the flatbread that contained dairy- it was such special treatment.

The food was also delicious- succulent and perfect! I cannot fault anything, except maybe we should have ordered more to try everything! We will definitely be coming back with more friends to sincerely enjoy the beautiful atmosphere you guys have all created.

Hats off to you all. You all should be super proud!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of friends get to get. Got the sharing platter and a side each which was so yummy. Everyone was happy with the food and the puddings were good. The wine was from their personal collection and went down incredibly well with the food. Would recommend! Great atmosphere for a get together

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RK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Never fails to deliver and who could ask for anything more than butchers price Monday’s? Cheesecake to die for.

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Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak, brilliantly conceived side dishes and great wine. A brilliant dining experience!

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GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The meat is incredible and the white chocolate cheesecake is to die for!

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GP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stunning food and service. Will be going again very soon!

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P
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place, excellent meat and the sides are brilliant. For the price and great service, this is the best all round steak place in the City

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great meat was fantastic and beer as well. Fascinating girls

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BL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time is an understatement. We love it there and last night was no exception. The staff was wonderful, fun and attentive. I wish I could remember their names, but there was a bearded gentleman from Canada, a bald and bearded very tall man and a blond luggage taker at the door/trolley with drinks. The three of them truly added humor to our evening and the five of us at the table had a blast.

This dinner was to thank the 4 people for their recent work. They loved the experience and it truly made this visit to London a very fun time.

I have always found high standards for fun that ensure the customer always enjoy themselves!

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food great Staff forgot our starters but pulled it back through concession

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Visiting London

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GP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, great meat and friendly service. The cheesecake was delicious as well

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NA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good and this time was no exception. Four of us shared a prime rib and Barnsley chop with some gorgeous sides. We'll be back soon!

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails, buzzy vibe and a pile of chops to share - so far so very Good! Add smart veggy sides - charred beetroot, kale and parmesan & top off with a homemade white choc cheescake. Quite loud for quiet conversations but great fun and superb service.

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was great but our waiter was quite rude! Would have taken off the service charge but he seemed pretty argumentative and I couldn't face the argument that would ensue. A shame.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I love blacklock but I do think they rush you out and 1.5 hours for 4 people when your table is at 5.45pm is not enough in my opinion - should be 2 hours

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Scottish waiter (didn’t catch his name) was an amazing host - the food and wine were great - everything perfect!

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