Boxcar Butcher and Grill

4.5
69 reviews
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£25 and under
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Grill
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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

Special Offers

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 69 People Are Saying
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MR
1 review
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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Hawaii
1 review
5.0Dined 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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Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
9 reviews
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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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OT
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food - great experience

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OT
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined 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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K
London
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Boxcar has a really nice feel to it and only small issues hold it back. Improved seating (position, % of table sizes, etc) and menu (currently to narrow)

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BN
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Nice setting. My only negative would be that the chairs and bench are not very comfortable.

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AA
Palm Springs
1 review
4.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place to have a decent dinner with friends/date/family any day of the week. Some tables are worse than the others but overall I would recommend it. One waiter (male) has bit of an attitude problem (second time served by he same waiter felt the same way,only writing this time because I gave it benefit of the doubt thinking that might be one off or a bad day but apparently it wasn't :) But the other personnel are very good so I can not fault the service by one persons attitude. Tasty meats and nice drinks...

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Oklahoma City
1 review
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food is wonderful. Very accommodating. Best place I’ve ate in London marble arch area

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AH
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here before and will be back. A great little restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food and drink. I love it here

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AC
London
1 review
1.0Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely over priced food . Ordered a Chateau B steak medium rare which came well done
Two burgers, one steak and a salad with soft drinks came to over £180

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Dallas
11 reviews
5.0Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the steak and burger. They were very good. Music was a little loud but service was good.

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Manchester
1 review
5.0Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Staff friendly, service good, food excellent. Would recommend the Cote De Boeuf.
Shared a 750g piece with my hubby and was plenty for us. Wasn’t hungry after but still had a sneaky dark chocolate tart yum.

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B
1 review
4.0Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Big fan of this place! I’ve only visited twice, both on Sundays for their lovely Sunday roast. The meal included a free bottle of wine which is a winner. Staff were friendly and nice. The only disappointing aspect was they ran out of lamb! Which was around 7pm. Will definitely be visiting again anyway!

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SM
Cheshire
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very good restaurant for steak, in a nice location. There is an excellent bar menu as well, with unusual and very good cocktails, and a decent selection of good wines.

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W
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant. Delicious food, very polite staff and nice ambience. We ate quite early at 6pm post-theatre and it was a very relaxing meal. Wish we could have stayed longer but had a train to catch. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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NT
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended for meat lovers and the burger is one of the best in London.

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HE
London
71 reviews
4.0Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really good evening! The food is very reasonably priced and quite delicious - ENORMOUS tasty burgers coming in at £10. Had some delicious salads too. I think we chose some rather expensive wine so would suggest watching out for that if you are after a VFM evening! The service was attentive - however we had to ask a couple of times for a couple of things.

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CS
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Totally delicious steak, in my top two and I like a nice steak! Great service with very nice, friendly staff. Looking forward to going again!

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Chicago
5 reviews
5.0Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The intimate atmosphere attentive relaxed staff and focused menu made this a perfect choice for our last dinner in London. My wife and I wanted a nice dinner out for the last evening and selected the t-bone and two veg sides to share. The steak was perfectly prepared and delicious and the meal was a perfect change after a couple of days of fish and chips etc. I highly recommend and will return next time I’m in London.

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R
1 review
3.0Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is delicious and I was really looking forward to it thanks to a friend recommendation. However, portion are so tiny that we both left the restaurant still hungry! When we read the menu at home we thought "uh, nice restaurant with normal prices, it's a win!", then we changed our mind. Charging that much for such portions is upsetting! Leaving a restaurant still hungly is upsetting! And it's a shame because food is amazing and the meat is one of the beast I've eaten in London in a while.

Please, review your portion!

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SI
London
13 reviews
5.0Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool place, great brunch, good quality meats.
Nice ambience. Handy location!

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BB
Baltimore
11 reviews
5.0Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing. Best meal we had in London. Steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly and our drinks and sides were just as awesome. Great farm to table restaurant. Can’t wait to return!

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AC
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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PM
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit on the recommendation by a colleague - not disappointed ! Great atmosphere, food and service. Highly recommend and will be returning.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
4.0Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere but very slow service from kitchen
Waiter was very nice, polite and tried to manage the long waiting time
Suggest it

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OT
London
5 reviews
5.0Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a fantastic meal at Boxcar. The service was excellent and friendly, real hospitality. The menu simple and tasty. The scotch egg is amazing and the steaks very juicy. Will definitely go again.

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Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boxcar is definitely for beef lovers, vegetarians should stay away, the options with the side (vegetarian) is not tempting enough for dinner or lunch.
We have been there for the second time and the quality of the beef (different cuts) is really outstanding. If you are not up to rib-eye, filet or other cuts, the burger is also great.
The sides we had are spiced differently and jersey potatoes or broccoli are a good choice for the steaks.
Finally the desert we had is great, tempting and tasting.
:-)

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e
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As last Time: attentive waiter, delicious food, reasonable prices.

I wonder what happened to the points you usually get on open table by booking through them ...

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great value! Would highly recommend the steak

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e
London
3 reviews
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard by colleagues of this small business but never made it there until pouring rain and hungry kids catapulted us there yesterday for burgers. The personnel was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and friendly - the food was simply delicious. Definitely recommended, my new go to place for a good steak, a decent burger or any meat related dish like homemade beef jerky.

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C
London
60 reviews
5.0Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, particularly the atmosphere. The combination of fine meat and red wine is always a winner but here in particular it was very special.

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