HotBox Spitalfields

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379 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.
What 379 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Foodie91
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and the food was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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NicholasD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleased we visited Hotbox. Cocktails were nice, food was average , menu sounds interesting but a little underwhelming in reality. Ice creams were good case in point, sounded great but were a real disappointment. Service was good. Liked the ambiance .

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vipJoseph
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No vibe, horrible service, burnt food. Dont waste your money, there is much better food in london

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Rali
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a bottomless brunch - food and drink were great value, staff were very polite and attentive, overall a really great experience! Would definitely be back

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EddieG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.... meat was of real high quality. Fab service too....we were looked after very well.

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AMALw
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow !!! Service food !! Not local to the area but a great find . Would recommend would return .

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TomIredale
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a really nice meal and the staff were excellent. My friend had wanted to try it out for a while and was very happy.

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vimto
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bottomless brunch! Good food and cocktails.

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Diana
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food here is very good. The portions are HUGE though. I mean really huge. I couldn’t even eat half of the food on my plate , despite it being tasty. I don’t think anyone can eat the amount of food served with each dish- cutting the portion size would make a lot of sense .

The atmosphere is somewhat lacking, but I guess that’s COVID times for you. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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JBIZ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Very impressed with the cocktails too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Actually quite a nice place! There weren't many people which was great for two. The waitress was lovely and made sure we were comfortable. The food was much more than I was expecting and filled me for £11. Would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good value as well. Friendly staff, good at keeping an eye on the drinks

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EuanH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks, and excellent service from all staff. Food came quickly and was amazing. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brunch menu was amazing - would highly recommend.

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AmiR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bottomless brunch - never had to ask for the glasses to be topped up, they were very attentive. Food was DELICIOUS and my friend and I could have definitely stayed for another couple of hours if our time hadn't run out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing waitress, she was so lovely. Food is AMAZING! Loved it

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JoelA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food; perfect chilled atmosphere

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TopeO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch and the food was amazing, especially the pancakes - service was great and they made sure the experience was COVID-secure. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for people who love American food! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were not disappointed!

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Hollyyy
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I was expecting bigger things tbh. The food was average. I had seen the photos of it really excited to go and the platter was half the size of the images advertised. The sausage looking nothing like that and everything was double. The price was very spenny for what it was having been to other smoke houses this isn’t a strong. The Resturant itself was very average nothing special felt like a canteen I wouldn’t go there again, we went for the 50% off and defo would spend anymore than that.

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Foodie123
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service was good and staff were friendly. Drinks and cocktails tasted nice and were readily available. However food was poor. Every dish was swimming in oil and all dishes has the same flavour.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and great service. Liked the vibes inside too, was nice and relaxed.

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AnaF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The best was the Mutton tacos.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Arrived a few minutes late, not a problem for the lady on the door. Allocated our seat on a bench next to other people (albeit with a plastic screen), my other half prefers a separate table so we happily switched to a private table in the corner.

Drinks order was swiftly taken, with nice, yet generic, selection of draught beers on tap, served in 2/3rds. We had a couple of blue moon and an Amaretto sour. All lovely.

Food order taken not too long after,although the menu can only be found online or via QR code, and I have no idea how to do that.

We had a platter of mixed meats including sliced brisket, pulled pork, sausage links, one pork rib, chicken thighs and spicy chillies and onions, as well as a side of mac 'n cheese and buffalo wings.

Within 5 minutes the meat platter arrives, as did the mac, and then the wings. All hot and fresh.
Incredible flavour with no need for seasoning, and the wings had lovely spice, with a tamper of blue cheese.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent. Now we've had a sample of what's to offer, we can order a proper portion of ribs or brisket, but was lovely to be able to try everything!

Service was good also and worthy of a service charge. Thank you very much!

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ChrisH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, quiet weekday brunch with bottomless drinks. Service was excellent as were the drinks. Food, albeit sizeable in portions, paled in comparison to other elements of the dining experience.

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PeterO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave fantastic service from the start, the cocktails were provided immediately after ordering and were spectacular! The negroni is a must try. The main and side were side splittingly good. Very delicious and large portions could barely finish. Great experience at a reasonable price

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ShabazEats
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy with the food and service. Good value for money with help out scheme.

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EveA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, very good service. We arrived near closing time so our food came out within minutes of ordering. The meat was succulent, very tasty too.
Would have loved to try their desserts... Next time

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AndrewC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Quick service. Friendly helpful staff and good value with the August discount.

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Latoya
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This was my second time visiting the restaurant. But my first time for brunch.

Personally I was really disappointed in the food, for my mains I got the steak and egg meal. However the steak was sitting in oil I asked it to be cooked medium but was overcooked. For a side I got buffalo wings which were ok. My partner ordered the Asian wings which were probably the best thing we ordered.

The waitress was amazing she made sure our glasses were kept full. The bill was around £120 but I don’t think it was worth that as the food was really disappointing.

I won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a meat lover I found the food super tasty and affordable! It was my first time visiting and the customer service was amazing- everyone’s welcoming.

Overall, the food cost around £30 pp with drinks (non alcoholic). I’ve attached a picture of the mains we had as I didn’t get a picture of the starters.

HotBox has been on my list for places to visit for a very longtime, especially as the meat/chicken is all halal (they cook their meat/chicken separately at this branch)! I’m super grateful for that and they didn’t disappoint!

Thank you to the team!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience will definitely go there with friends and family

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was plentiful....The burgers are super sized so great if you have a healthy appetite! Our party of 5 had mixed feelings with the flavours on the menu from very strong flavoursome to bland...so just depends on your tastebuds I guess!
The service was courteous & attentive although the bottomless drinks were made to order rather than generally being topped up like other places offering this type of bottomless brunch menu.... still good value though if you want to take advantage of cocktails on tap! Atmosphere was a little low key for lunch as one might expect . The low lighting gives the feeling of being in a hip basement style restaurant. Overall 3* with 4* for the service. Nice choice for a tasty & plentiful lunch, within walking distance of Liverpool St station.

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JuanitaB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice ambiance, staff was very friendly. A nice brunch with a lot of options to choose from.

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Kandis
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed it. It was my second time.
Wasn’t a big fan of the mac& cheese. Bit tooo cheesy for me.
Cranberry Prosecco for the bottomless brunch was 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience with amazing smoked food. Our service was fantastic and our glass was never empty. Will 100% be going back. Recommend everyone

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Enjoyed every single thing , would’ve just preferred more glamour on the cocktails presentations but other than that the cocktail was definitely worth its value , couldn’t fault it. Food was definitely value worth would go again and again.

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, the service was great. Only regret is not ordering the deep fried oreos but there’s always next time!

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SiBer
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only really writing a review because I fancied the waitress. If you are going through, get the mutton tacos.

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Elisha
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We found the food itself to be lacking basic condiments like salt and pepper which meant the overall flavour of the food was not great. Service was great but unfortunately food did not deliver.

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HotBox Spitalfields is rated 4.2 stars by 379 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.