Bodean's Soho

4.2
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27 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
London's Original BBQ restaurant. We specialise in Kansas City BBQ.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00
Sun 12:00–22:30
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Phone number
020 7287 7575
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Area
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service and atmosphere was equally great.

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I’ve been quite a lot of time in this restaurant.
This time we were upstairs that is not as nice as downstairs.
Service was not as good as the previous time.
Anyway this is a good place and food is great.

TG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Bad barbecue,sloppy burnt and I am an american. A waste of time

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tho is a nice place in the heart of London, between Soho and Oxford Street.
Service and food are great.
The room downstairs is amazing.

ST
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good enough, not wow but value for money

B
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Reptionist was very nice and helpfull. Downstair was very dark and dated. Food was ok but very salty and when mentioned to the staff ,i just got a funny look as a reply. Waitress who served us was not very attentive and not bodered. When our main meal arrived nobody even bothered to take the dirty starter plates which stayed on the table till we have finished. Not even talking about the 12.5% service charge we had to pay for very poor service we had recieved. Overall this was our first bodens visit ever and I am definitely not coming back again or would not recommend this place to any of my friends or family.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good value for money, atmosphere and service was good too!

n
London
79 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Still good bbq place in london. Probably now surpassed by newer entrants who specialize a bit more. Nonetheless this is the original and still to a good standard for a decent bbq meal

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

Super quick service, great ambiance and massive plate full of really nice food. Didn't require breakfast the next day! Or lunch....

MU
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food as always, service was the best. I will be back with more friends as had such a fun time with my friend. It’s her fave restaurant and mine too.

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

Always love Bodean's and really like doing to the Soho branch.

Burnt Ends are my favourite, just wish the Large was Larger :)

KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic! Prefer this one to the Covent Garden branch! Fantastic food, great cocktails! We’ve visited before and certainly will again!

CR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great. 10 out of 10, will eat again.

RC
London
38 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy initially, but moved to another table which was better.

L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Late afternoon on a Saturday, bit noisy and rowdy crowd. Food ok, has been better on previous visits

DT
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A good place if you love meat. With the share platter for two, you get a little bit of everything. The highlight were the sweet potato fries!

DD
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We had dinner here on Saturday night, we were a party of three we ordered one round of drinks, one round of starters and one round of mains, when we asked for the bill we noticed a £15 service charge I said to the waiter I didn’t do service charges as I feel all charges should be represented in the price of the food, drinks ect and good food, service should be at my discretion if I wished to tip, he informed me he would have to get the manager. The manager arrived to tell me the service charge is mandatory (What UK law states it isn’t) when I asked why do they insist on customers paying service charges he told me the company pays the staff minimum wage and the service charge tops up the staffs wages I just looked at the manager and thought what a shambles of a company to expect customers to pay a unlawful charge so they can top up their staffs wages and keep the bigger profit to themselves, I will not be visiting this restaurant or any of their other ones as I do not believe in the company’s ethics.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Average barbecue, really overpriced.

DH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service first class so friendly and the baby back ribs were with the visit alone

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you can manage it, the Boss Hog Platter will make your evening!

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Birthday celebration. Food and drink was good. Will return next tine we are local

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good food, great service - our waiter was so lovely. Unfortunately the physical environment let itself down. The ladies toilets were awful and not clean at all and I found the restaurant a bit grubby and sticky (including the cutlery). I appreciate it was a busy Saturday and mid Christmas party season but would have expected the restaurant to be cleaner.

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

Great food, better than expected

LY
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We have visited bodeans many times in the past. Usually the food is excellent along with the service, but on this particular visit it was dire. We waited over an hour for food. The couple next to us arrived after us and left before us. So not good. The staff did not care that we were waiting and did not once try to reassure us. The food was poor and full of gristle.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service is very slow, took us awhile to get our drinks and had to request for the bill few times

AW
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service and very reasonable priced, would definitely come back. The starter platter and main platter was amazing.

SS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came on Saturday night after a bout of shopping around Carnaby Street, and cannot say this disappointed! We were seated downstairs which was a lot more cosier than upstairs, and the waitresses were very polite, courteous and efficient. They did not hound you for orders and make you feel rushed, we were able to sit down and enjoy our food. We ordered the Bodeans platter for 2 and the food was cooked really well! Wings were cooked to perfection, and just came off the bone with ease, and the ribs were cooked to perfection! Easily one of the best BBQ places I have been to in a while. We chose this over Red Dog as we thought that it was nothing special, but the food, service and environment at Bodeans was much better. We will be visiting again and will definitely be trying other items on the menu, watch this space!