Hotbox Spitalfields

4.4
516 reviews
£25 and under
Barbecue
At HotBox we use a combination of kiln dried Hickory and Oak in our 1 tonne Rotisserie Smoker. The meat is dry rubbed and cooked low and slow(ly) to create tender, succulent cuts that melt in the mouth. Be careful though, theres plenty of spice to get those taste buds fired up! Please note our BAR reservations are for our downstairs bar 46&Mercy, and not the restaurant. We have a special snack menu available for our bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Tue - Fri 11:30AM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

What 516 People Are Saying
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vipArmenM
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best old fashioned 👍

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Eddc
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a great bottomless brunch and the food was good!

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ZarahL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious - some of the best smoked meat we have ever had

Also the Mac and cheese was Devine

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Chaz
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

One of the servers couldn't be bothered to work, big thank you for the others that were super nice. Bar staff is a joke, they made an Old Fashioned with coffee liqueur... Please, if you don't have the right ingredients or don't know how to make a cocktail just let the customer know.
Food was good, restaurant was noisy as usual, Will visit again but will have a beer or tap water to make it simpler for bar staff.

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NataliaA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and time as always, the Bloody Mary cocktail is amazing, and the pork belly Benedict are an absolute must try. Love this place

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EdouardJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible and the new menu changes have brought some really great additions. I have taken several friends and colleagues here and they have all left extremely happy with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal is possibly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The food was exceptional and the service was very good. I cannot recommend this enough. The meat platter/board is a must. You can taste the wood in the meat, particularly the beef. Outstanding!!

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SeanS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific and the service was very attentive. Would have been good to know our table was required back by a certain hour when we sat down (or at reservation time) - I really dislike being rushed when I'm trying to relax. Otherwise excellent.

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Tiffany
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was incredibly hard, dry and cold. Flavour was tasty but it just was not well cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was fandabbydosy!!!!

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EvaP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a nice venue with interesting crowd and most of the brunch items are delicious.
But the Poutine has very little in common with the original dish 😉

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vipcerigomerjames
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great friendly service but the food was average and arrived almost too quickly - wondered if this meant it wasn't freshly prepared. Tasted OK but have had better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good especially for the price. Service could have been better given it wasn’t very busy.

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oyei
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1) the starters were cold.
2) the mains were cold.
3) ice cream was missing for all the deserts.
4) we were brought the bill and asked to pay while having dessert.
5) I complained via email and was ignored

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AlexL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

They had really bad supply issues. Many things unavailable. However what they did have was excellent. But in the pricey side, but that's to be expected. Service was attentive.

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Ashj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the food was incredible but the service really let it down for us. we weren’t approached at all and had to constantly ask for someone to come over and when they did they weren’t very friendly or pleasant. Other than that, the venue is great and the music was perfect.

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DavidE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we just had the best time in bottomless brunch.

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vipHappyhappy123
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wasn’t wowed by the food - in all honesty somewhere like Bodeans does it better. Food arrived worryingly quickly, kitchen staff are in full view of the restaurant but don’t look particularly busy, which when coupled with the speed of the food arrival suggested that it was simply reheated and sadly it was also a tad gristly. None of the advertised drinks were available on tap. As soon as we had finished eating the waiter placed fresh cutlery and napkins next to us for the following customers even though we were still finishing our drinks. This seemed more lacking in etiquette than deliberately rude but was still a bit strange. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the RIBS! Everything was great but those ribs are a masterpiece. Absolutely loved washing those down with Mezcal cocktails. The chips and slaw were good too. Nice portions and seriously tasty food. I’ll be back again and again. Can’t wait!

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BenG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must go venue! The bbq food is outrageously good. We shared a bbq meat platter, fries with alioli, charcoal sweet potatoes and beef poutine fries.
All absolutely delicious.
Thoroughly recommend and make sure you book!

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LaurenF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and every dish was so tasty. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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InesC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was very tasty.
There was an issue with our order and it took a long time, but everyone was nice, and the drinks were on the house because of it. It is a bit too dark on the lower ground and a bit too noisy upstairs. But maybe we were just too old for the place. (35-40ish) 😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Did the bottomless brunch for my birthday. Food was lovely and the cocktails really nice. The staff was friendly and made sure we always had drinks in our hands! Would recommend!

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BenH
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great sides and great meats! Can’t fault it !

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JasminV
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing server simone- thank you so much for your great service

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dgmr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with no-fuss, fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ribs were good, but the service was mediocre (shared dishes between three but took us a while to get side plates), wings were overpoweringly sweet, pulled pork was nothing to write home about. Decent for meat but doubt that we’ll return.

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Lolo
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was as lovely as in our memories - absolutely loved it

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RachH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We found Hotbox as a last minute dinner destination whilst staying near Liverpool St. Food was outstanding and we really enjoyed our meal and the menu options available.

My only complaint relates to our server. I had to clarify a menu option 3 times because she wasn't listening and had to wait a long time for the bill. We paid in cash and whilst waiting for our change, she disappeared for a good 5 minutes and then started serving other tables.

If you can avoid the slightly ditsy waitress, then the food and menu were excellent.

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Flor
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch venue and lovely staff. Would go back!

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Would recommend to friends and family.

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BONN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, fantastic food, fantastic staff.
Definitely worth the visit.

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Larry
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was nice and reasonably priced. Service was pretty poor though and it was really loud inside. It’s quite a small restaurant.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was delicious, can’t knock that. Otherwise not a great experience. no alcohol in the ‘bottomless’ (5) drinks, all out of a carton too.

One waitress managing a whole room of tables so it was pretty slow, she was nice enough to let us double park though.

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DPRR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a cool atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were absolutely amazing. They went above and beyond in every way to ensure our group enjoyed the dinner comfortably.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was delicious. The pork taco, macaroni and cheese and beef short ribs were to die for, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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HannahHannah
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Really generous with refilling bottomless drinks! Definitely openly offer different fruit flavours to add to the prosecco as it made both of us had some. The food was really lovely as always! Mac and cheese is always perfect. Only let down (in the 83728 times i've been here) was the french toast we had on sunday. It was like a solid piece of cake that had gone a bit stale. It was light or squidgy like french toast usually is. Apart from that lovely and the staff are always so friendly and nice!!

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MistyP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really great restaurant however when booking make sure to NOT be seated in the lower level. The vibe is completely different and made the experience not great

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hotbox Spitalfields using the Order Online button. Hotbox Spitalfields also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7247 1817.

Hotbox Spitalfields is rated 4.4 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.