Blacklock

4.7
1774 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Blacklock is a modern version of the Great British chophouse. Set in an old brothel, 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. On Sundays we serve a Sunday Roast almost as good as Mum's. Bookings: Monday - Friday Bookings for lunch and pre-theatre from 12-3pm & 5-6pm Bookings for 6+ from 6pm Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00 Bookings for lunch and pre-theatre from 12-6pm Bookings for 6+ from 6pm Sunday: 12:00 - 17:30 Bookings all day for any number
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Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times and quality is always excellent. Staff are great and very accommodating. If you like meat, with a side order of meat with a meat garnish this place is for you! P.s. they do veg... if that's your thing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and great service. The music was a bit loud but otherwise, a wonderful place

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff!

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NO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I must say it was not as good as previous visits but still up there with one of the best roast dinners in London

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

Superb Sunday Lunch again, we cannot find anything negative. Just the best roast around

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DB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were here from my boyfriends birthday, the food was delicious and the host was very warm and inviting. However we had to wait over an hour between the starter and main. Everyone around us got served before even though we were there way before them. We didn’t even get an apology that we got forgotten about. It’s a shame because if that didn’t happen it would have been a raving review

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Sunday roast, great service and lovely atmosphere. Didn't feel rushed, unlike other restaurants

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MF
London
143 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch. The meat is really good

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KB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We visited on a busy Friday lunchtime and we did end up waiting longer than expected for our food, but the staff were lovely and kept apologising for the delay. They even brought us some extra side dishes free of charge for our inconvenience. The side dishes were really tasty and a great addition to the mains, which are always great and cooked to perfection.

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

Service was incredible, Food amazing- Couldn't rave about this enough!

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

Great place for meat lovers, amazing choices and pure deliciousness.
Staff is very helpful and deliver great service.

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DC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You can definitely see why this has been voted the best in London

Highly recommend going all - in... 3 meats to share between 2. Delicious! Best gravy ever.

Shame the dessert menu isn't more interesting but you go for the roast

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

Good, not the best Sunday roast (lamb was a bit under for our taste and would also love to see chicken as well on the roast menu). Brilliant service, very well done to the service crew.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been wanting to visit Blacklock after stumbling across it on Instagram. It did not disappoint.

We booked for Sunday lunch, which was incredible. I have struggled to find a Sunday roast which rivals a home cooked roast, however this genuinely was the best roast I have had outside of the home.

We had the All in, beef, lamb and pork, with the trimmings and cauliflower cheese.

The pork was genuinely the best roast port I have ever eaten. It was only let down by no crackling.
The beef was fantastic, as was the lamb. The roast spuds and yorkshire puddings are usually the difference between a home cooked roast and a restaurant/pub roast. The spuds and yorkie puds at blacklock were incredible. They were perfect. It got better with copious amounts of gravy as well.

We will be back on a weekday to tryout the other menu!!!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of our favourite restaurants in London, this is the first time we have been for a roast and it was hands down the best roast we have had! Did not disappoint.

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

Absolutely delicious! Came down with a friend I'd not seen in ages and had a really lovely, unhurried and attentive experience at Blacklock and from the Blacklock team. Beef Sunday roast was outstanding and really was like having your mum's best roast dinner. Amazing service, super friendly and attentive and I'm still dreaming about the yorkshire pudding and gravy. Can't wait to come back!

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O
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails!

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k
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. The "all in" is such value for money and the food is outstanding. The service is always excellent and the team look like they really have a good time. The £5 cocktails are phenomenal!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff , loud and fun atmosphere, great food and and wines , a great place for a catch up with friends for my husbands birthday ! Cheesecake was amazing !

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DL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were very friendly and attentive and know their menu well and are happy to explain it and help with choices; the food was really well cooked, really good quality and tasted fantastic. We were there very early as they opened for lunch, so it was a bt quiet and not much atmosphere, but I can imagine later in the day it would be a really nice place to be.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a discovery, we loved Blacklock, very efficient and friendly staff, delicious food and buzzy atmosphere, highly recommend it.

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KT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, we had the combined meal that tasted amazing with a speedy service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual excellent service and fantastic food. We wlao benefitted from going on a Monday where lots of discounts are in place.

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SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Blacklock, Soho with 3 other family members on Sunday for the “all-in roast” we added minted peas and cauliflower and cheese to the already impressive sharing platter of beef, pork, lamb, yorkies, duck fat roasted spuds, carrots and beans with 2 boats of gravy!
All was wonderful.
The staff are friendly, helpful and generous with their time even though it’s clear they were slammed with customers, they made everything look effortless and made us feel welcome and valued.
I’d highly recommend Blacklock and look forward to returning!

Cheers
Shirl’

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd tine visiting and thoroughly enjoyed our experience again.
Will definitely be coming back

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DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Very salty. Almost inedible. The beef flavor was off, but pork and lamb were good if not for the over salting. Staff were wonderful
Too bad about the food.

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VD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here, we always visit when we are in town. We look forward to it and we are never disappointed, the staff are excellent and the food is delicious. I only wish we had one where I live .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding Lunch, the food was delicious and good value but what really made the experience was the amazing service with our waiter going above and beyond. I would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, with wonderful staff. We were there for a birthday and the staff went out of their way to be kind and accommodating and provided us with complimentary cheesecake for dessert to celebrate.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A wonderful place for a birthday dinner with my 2 friends. Wonderful service, with great food which was really well cooked. Beautifully made cocktails. Didn't feel pressurised to order or leave so we were free to talk and catch up. The atmosphere is great, and it's not too large that it got noisy and I couldn't hear anything. Definitely going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The pudding is epic and homely. Definitely recommend.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for great service and great food :) We'll be back!

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and so was the food!

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SB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening with exceptional staff. Very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing roast! Lovely staff and atmosphere. The best roast in London. Would highly recommend and I am fussy!

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SH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best roast dinner we’ve ever had! The gravy is addictive ❤️

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MY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Blacklock for the famous Sunday roasts - did not disappoint! The gravy was particularly excellent with very generous helping of meat (we did not go for the mega meat feast and instead had individual roasts - 3 x beef and 1 x lamb). The meat was clearly of very high quality and cooked perfectly. They also did not rush us out, which was appreciated, unlike a lot of other trendy restaurants which push you out the door after your allotted 90mins.

However I would say that the above also meant that the restaurant was a third empty when we left, which was slightly frustrating considering the 2 month waiting list for the Sunday roasts.

The sides were not mind blowing either (we had the peas and the root veg), and the veg, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding on the plate were fine, nothing too special - but then again it's a roast, you don't want anything OTT.

Cheesecake was fantastic, and a very generous helping. Cocktails were good. Definitely worth a visit!

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DC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast in London.. never fails!

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HC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, starter was actually amazing (pigs head), and the roast was good. My girlfriend and I went for the “all in” and we really liked the beef roast, whilst the lamb and the pork wasn’t particularly impressive. The beef also could’ve a bit more on the red side, but was still very good. Would recommend/ go back.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from the US and wanted to experience a British Sunday roast. Blacklock did not disappoint. From the cocktails to the gravy, everything was delicious.

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