Blacklock

4.7
1378 reviews
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£25 and under
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Steak
Top tags:
  • 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
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; 17:00 - 23:30

Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30

Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
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Phone number
020 3441 6996
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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
Nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1378 People Are Saying
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CL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the BEST bloody mary's, incredible trio of roasts, great value for money and the best service in soho xxx

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GY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as was the service. I highly recommend the all in Sunday roast and then the whites chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

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TJ
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Balcklock. I have been here a number of times and it does not disappoint. I always do the All In as it means you can try everything. The Sunday roast is also not to be missed!

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T
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Was not impressed. We ordered 3 all in's, arrived with odd number of meats then had to wait almost 20 minutes for the remainder to arrive. Didn't like how rushed we were to place our order and eat. Waiters hover over you, asking what felt like every 5 minutes how things where, very clearly rushing you through your meal so that the table could be freed up. To top things off, after taking my friends umbrella from her because it was wet, what was a very expensive umbrella, it somehow was nowhere to be found when we left and she was made to feel bad as she chose to use a black umbrella. All in all, a very stressful and not enjoyable meal, would not recommend and would not return.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff attentive but not all over us, food simple but great esp if you like old meat, pork chops were historic, my daughters said their steaks were the best they have had and as for the chips... yummy

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JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Noisy vibe, fabulous food - steak steak and steak. Not for vegetarians! Shame the waitress wanted to move us on within an hour, and notified us we needed to leave the table sooner than would have been physically possible.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic as always, fantastic with allergy sufferers.

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RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Been coming to Blacklock for years, I work just round the corner. For the last 4 years a few friends and I have had our Christmas get together there, it’s always been great. This year though, without warning, after 90 minutes, the waiting staff tried to turn the table on us. We’d just finished our mains and were thinking about desert and she said, sorry you can’t have desert, we need the table back. I think table turning is mean and greedy even when they tell you when you book it’s going to happen, or when they ring and confirm your booking, but to spring it on you when you’ve planned for a lunch that takes as long as it takes it disgusting. For the record, we’d ordered 4 cocktails, 4 beers, 3 plates of ‘all in chops’ a massive prime rib, 6 sides and 3 bottles of wine - so we weren’t a cheap table. We asked if we could stay because we wanted desert and a whisky, the waitress said no. We asked to speak to the manager. He didn’t come over but sent the message back that we could ‘chill’. What did that mean? Who knows, we presumed it meant we could stay, so we ordered another bottle of wine, 4 whiskies and 4 cheesecakes. The final bill came to over £400 for a table of 4. We won’t be coming back - they just want your money - they’re no longer in the business of ensuring their customers have a nice time, and they’ll grab your table from you without warning.

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

We had the most delicious meal there pre-christmas group get together. We had a late sitting but our waitress Karine could not have been more helpful and provided better service to our group. We had such a fun evening and would definitely recommend for a group meal in a fun setting.

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a
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Massive plate of Tasty chop to share and a super smooth Malbec. Service was friendly and efficient, what’s not to love.

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

food good, place was fun, staff really friendly and helpful

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

A meat eaters paradise - if you dont want to spend ludicrous cash on a overpriced steakhouse head here - great food, good service, beer good and short but spot on wine list

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CD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and amazing service, I will be visiting again!

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Blacklock is simply a wonderful discovery. Great and delicious food and wine. You must bring your appetite to fully enjoy this brilliant value filled, fun filled restaurant. Service is friendly, knowledgeable; with the fine balance of attendance and space to breathe..It’s noisy and comfy and yet you can be quiet and still enjoy..I’ve been twice now with close and great friends; they have and will be visiting again..as will I..Simply superb...

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JD
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun and friendly service. Meat centric menu. Lovely bite size starter morsels.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Meat meat and more meat. Fantastic. If your a vegetarian then keep on walking by.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service in a lovely restaurant discovered through Opentable. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive and the food qulaity was exceptional and very reasonably priced. Will definately go back again!

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DP
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend loves steak, so I brought him here for his birthday. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I moved to London in September and that was probably the best service I've had. The service has a huge impact on the overall experience. The food was simple, but cooked perfectly and could not have been done any better. The prices were also really great. 10/10 would recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal!

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ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expect warm friendly service from attentive staff without being intrusive. The restaurant is in the basement which I think is a plus, the lack of windows makes you forget you are in soho and instead get caught up in the food and the fun atmosphere.
Their steaks are beautifully cooked and well seasoned, tasty sides and you have to - I repeat have to try the cheesecake.

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D
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Sunday lunch good meat superb veg and gravy better Sunday lunch than the hawksmoor great value wine and cocktails very freiindly service book early

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Love this place, the steak and the ambience. The service is so genuinely friendly that it makes it feel like your local bar even if it’s your first time! Keep up the good work!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely flawless! The food is exceptional!
Recommend to anyone who enjoys meat!

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CL
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the meat selection on flatbread was amazing. Service very good and friendly too. Just remember to book.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my wife's birthday and as normal it was spectacular . Well done blacklock and we are off to Shoreditch blacklock today

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Local muy ruidoso y poco iluminado. Teníamos una reserva para las 21,15 y llegamos 10 minutos antes y nos dijeron que teníamos que esperar que no era nuestra hora y fuimos a dar una vuelta. Volvimos a los 20 minutos y tuvimos que volver a esperar otros 20 porque en la mesa que estaba destinada para nosotros los inquilinos después de pagar se les diò por liar sus pitillitos. En fin, no repetiríamos.

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M
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After the eighth visit in three weeks, I am still as impressed with the food they create, the care they take and the atmosphere they cultivate Five stars is a gross underrating of this wonderland

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant and Meat-lovers paradise. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this place. The quality of the meat was excellent and was all cooked to perfection, the sauces where perfect, the sides delicious and the cocktails spot on. Welcoming, friendly, fun and fast service. An awesome atmosphere. Also incredible value for money we had the works with cocktails and desert and it came to less than £35 a head! Definitely found a firm position on my 'favourite places to eat in London' list! Just try it, you will not be disappointed.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good restaurant but no coffee machine. Asked for two coffees at the end of the meal and they were delivered to the table in take away cups after being purchased from a local coffee shop as well as being the wrong coffee order. Not a good end to a great meal but would recommend.

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JP
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place for a relaxed lunch. Great food and great service!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The meat was really flavourless and tough. Really disappointing!! We had heard such good things. The waitress was really nice but we wouldn’t come back. We left feeling quite sick afterwards

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

Went there for a team Christmas dinner, after reviewing the menu was good to see all the things on the menu. Pity there wasn't any Rib eye, but cant have everything.

One thing I would say, the steaks look cheap £8 per 100g, which feels OK, but when the smallest they have is 600g, £48 for a steak (and more for the sides) make it an expensive lunch.

Wouldn't put me off going there again, but when the bill came around, was a little shocked.

Staff were brilliant, very attentive, and even though they made a mistake, they were super apologetic, and sorted it ASAP.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, great service!
Cheesecake was insanely good. Will definitely return.

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V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great Sunday lunch (the lamb was amazing!) and a free dessert with sparklers and candle for a shared family birthday celebration. The restaurant was really busy, so a little late seating us - but excellent efficient and friendly service.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great roast!
Our waitress Anna was brilliant. One of our party is Columbian and they chatted in Spanish. Food was fabulous really excellent quality and flavoursome.
We were a few minutes late and our table had just been given away, however the guy on the reception quickly sorted us a table and was really helpful.
Thank you to all the staff at Blacklock for a memorable Sunday lunch.

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Blacklock was amazing as usual, with great service and food to die for- my only issue was that when ordering the sharing platter there seemed to be an excess of lamb and only half a beef steak each! This isn't usual and we were disappointed- if we'd been told beforehand we probably would have ordered something else.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food although very much for meat eaters.
Veery noisy during our visit !

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FS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star steakhouse in the middle of a bustling and fun area. The food is top quality, photos and descriptions do not do this place justice until you have experience the first bite. The staff are very professional, knowledgable, and quick.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Everyone is so nice. The food was outstanding and the cheese cake OMFG. I have no words. I was in cheesecake heaven. Will definitely be returning apparently the roast dinner is unreal.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my third visit to Blacklock in Soho and it has been excellent on every occasion.
The food is fantastic and the staff are always helpful with what and how much to order.
We had the porterhouse and the bacon chop which are my favourites!
The Corellana 'Donkeyjote' Navarra red wine we ordered was also beautiful.

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