Boxcar Butcher and Grill

4.5
96 reviews
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£25 and under
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Grill
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
We all want complete freshness and we feel the only way to truly guarantee an amazing steak (or burger) is to work directly with farmers, prepare the produce in-house and put it straight onto the charcoal grill.
We are a casual dining restaurant, with a small area of outdoor seating, main dining area, rear dining area under a full-opening skylight and a lower-ground seating area for 20 covers overlooking the kitchen and charcoal grill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Grill, Burgers, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8am – 10.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 10.30pm

Sunday: 9am – 10pm
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Phone number
020 3006 7000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wine

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1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

What 96 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

eggs hollandaise was excellent

i went there for the sunday roast which is going to get a mixed review: everything with the roast (potatoes, carrots, yorkshire pudding) was great except for the roast beef. they were cooked medium well to well done. who eats beef that well cooked?? (no, i was never asked when i ordered how i like my beef cooked). nonetheless, it was edible - but what a waste of beef

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great burger. Went there specifically for that reason. As I always search for burgers places around the world.

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h
London
148 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boxcar's reputation is very high and I'm delighted to say all three of us who enjoyed the Sunday Roast absolutely agree with the critical and popular enthusiasms. Superb produce beautifully cooked--outstanding roast beef accompanied by perfect vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. As a bonus: good robust red wine at an extremely reasonable price. Friendly and efficient staff...welcoming room...a true treat on Old Quebec Street.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality food and service in a friendly and nice environment. I look forward to going back again for the 5th time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, comfortable and good food. Come back often.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing - we got a massive cote de boeuf and a fillet - the meat was excellent and the cooking (rare) was simply perfect. Try it!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meat well prepared, really nice sides very kind service... but long waiting time to be served

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly waiter but bit slow bringing bill/desserts even after we said we had trains to catch. Great steaks.

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p
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and really good, simple food. The meat quality and flavour was excellent. But also the sides and deserts a cut above the norm. Very satisfying.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best burger I’ve ever had.
Steaks look amazing too. A real find.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good. Steak smelt a little strange as if it was clocked with pork

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!

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AQ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of meat, good wines, great dècor and Patricia is a very pleasant, professional addition to the Team.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

High quality steak with creative / tasty fries + a green bean salad that was absolutely a taste sensation. A bit pricey given the ambiance. Avoid the downstairs dining room or you’ll be facing the toilets (doors often left open). Wine priced high end also.

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AF
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sophisticated burger bar that does not leave you feeling stuffed and greasy. Nice. Lovely street atmosphere too.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our visit to the Boxcar. Food was excellent and the sevice fabulously. We all loved our food including the vegetable tart which looked and tasted beautiful. Food is not cheap but it is London so not surprising. Only downside was the chicken was not available. Would definitely return to Boxcar.

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best ribeye steak I've ever had. Relaxed vibe. Attentive non-obstrutive service. On my list of go to places.

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b
London
68 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Sunday lunch was okay, expected more.

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

Possibly the best steak I’ve ever had!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and a Great Sunday Roast. Well worth a visit.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly delicious!!!! I’ve been to this restaurant 3 times in the last few weeks and on each visit I experienced excellent service and ate incredible food.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best steaks I've had in London. Loved this place!

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found this restaurant on a Saturday morning and intrigued being a butchery, we went for lunch and it was great. We ordered rib-eye and it was perfectly cooked and the side of confit potatoes was awesome.

Really nice spot in a quiet street of central London.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice food and good selection of local drinks. Would’ve liked more guidance on food from the waiter.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Well cooked good food, small menu but all good quality

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MR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Myself and partner found this place online and the reviews convinced us to book.

We ordered a large ribeye, medium rare for sharing along with a portion of skinny fries and minty peas. The steak itself was well done which was disappointing, although we did still enjoy it.

We never ate starters or dessert, so when a bill of £100 arrived, my jaw almost hit the floor. The steak itself was £62, and due to the weight and size of the bone, was more like a steak for one person.

Very disappointed to have had to pay so much for a very average, over cooked steak.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. The sirloin steak was cooked to perfection the rosemary fries were too. Generous portion sizes. I would definitely recommend. One thing I woulda say is that the restaurant itself was a little too hot but I think that may have been where we were sitting and the fact that it was the hottest day of the year.

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S
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We usually like Boxcar, but both steaks overdone. Sides were delicious, and drinks were good. Don't get a date night often, kinda disappointed.

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W
London
52 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My first time at Boxcar and was very impressed. Seems like an obvious idea to attach a restaurant to a butcher and I wasn't disappointed with my sirloin steak which was top drawer. Excellent chips, some English mustard and three bottles of excellent Wimbledon ale and it was a perfect lunch.

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T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal had by 4 of us. The T-Bone 800gm was incredible as was the Prime Rib and Hamburger. Would not hesitate to recommend it!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great people and really good value in an otherwise expensive city. Highly recommend

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RR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pleasant enough room/decor made memorable by excellent service and great food (off a surprisingly short menu). Buying your steak by the 100g is always a quick way to get a surprise when the bill comes but our choice was 110% - great flavour, cooked exactly as requested. I went expecting a burger joint pretending to be more and got a friendly restaurant which knows how to cook what it clearly likes.

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LU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Menu is very meat heavy, as you would expect. We were uncomfortable...we wanted a relaxed family Sunday lunch but were taken to a table with stools, which meant we didn’t linger. Wouldn’t bother going back...cooking is good but I want a seat!

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D
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend heard about Boxcar online via the food bible, so we thought we'd give it a try. It did NOT disappoint!! The food was amazing - cooked to perfection and tasted delicious! The service was also very good - the staff were attentive, and our waiter was able to explain each cut and recommend an ideal share-size steak for us. They also had a great selection of wine, and a very chilled out atmosphere.
A very minor negative was that when we looked at the bill in more detail we realised that we had been mistakenly charged for an extra glass of wine, but given the quality of the meal, this would not stop me going back in the future.

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PF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

I was recommended to this restaurant by a friend and so I dragged along three of my buddies who are all meat eaters to this very well appointed restaurant in central London. The food was absolutely delicious, and plentiful, it wasn’t too noisy like a lot of restaurants out today, so we all enjoyed good conversation . The only criticism, is The waitress we had was very limited in her understanding of questions we asked especially over confusing boards on the wall. I’m Fortuny her English was not very good, and so we had to get somebody more senior and English speaking to explain what was what. That certainly would not put me off going back

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LT
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Sounds dramatic but I reckon that was the best burger I’ve EVER had ANYWHERE. I’m in my 40s so have had a few over the years too! Really delicious and the beer was superb too.

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GG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food - great experience

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love Boxcar, food is great, service is good, and the venue itself is very nice. If you want a good steak then this is absolutely the right place, but they do also have healthier and vegetarian options. Definitely worth giving a try.

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f
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Been here many times as it’s local and a great supporter, until last night. Booked on Open Table (I think they give you the worst tables) presumably as they have to pay a commission. Anyway got there early and was shown to a table in the back. Asked to be moved but was told there were no other tables. Tried nicely to press them to swap a table but no joy, so decided to leave. Manager recognised me as a regular and tried to intervene, but the girl on reception who had little customer skills had already spoiled it so we politely decided to leave. Appreciate the restaurant had reservations but when we arrived there was the pick of the tables. Every time we’ve booked on OT we’ve been pushed to the back. We may just be unlucky but won’t go back.

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