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Hotbox Spitalfields, London,

Hotbox Spitalfields

4.4
4.4
518 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.

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Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon 18:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7247 1817

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Lewis Spencer

  • Catering

    BBQ and lite bites.

  • Area

    Spitalfields

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Eggs

  • Chilaquiles Verdes£9.00

    Tortilla chip soaked in tomatillo salsa, feta, red onion, pickled jalapeno, avocado, fried egg

    • Crushed Avocado£9.00

      Beetroot-toasted sourdough, poached egg, radish, sundried tomato, aged feta, chia seeds, lemon oil

      • Pork Belly Benedict£10.00

        Butter drenched toasted muffin, smoked belly bacon, two poached eggs w | hollandaise

        • Waffle Chicken£12.00

          Lemon & thyme buttery waffle, fried chicken, dry-cured bacon, fried egg, maple butter sauce

          • Truffle Egg & Toast£10.00

            Toasted wedge, fontina cheese, baked egg yolk, asparagus tips, black truffle oil, ground pepper

            • Brisket Hash£11.00

              Smoked Brisket, beef fat roasted potatoes, onion, cherry tomatoes, fried egg, chiplote horseradish

              Savoury

              • Beetroot & Feta£9.00

                Coal cooked beets, pumpkin seeds aged feta, toasted sourdough toast

                • Mushroom Rarebit£9.00

                  Sauteed king oyster mushroom, whisky butter fried onions, cheddar & ale sauce, sourdough

                  • Beef Rib Tacos£22.00

                    Smoked & sliced rib, tortillas, pickled onion, pickled jalapeno lime & arbol chilli salsa

                    • St-Louis Pork Rib£17.00

                      Gochujang sticky ribs, pickled cucumbers & red chillies, white onion, chilli cashew dust

                      • Brekkie Burger£12.00

                        Dry aged beef, smoked belly bacon, fried egg, salsa roja, soft muffin bun

                        • Jack the Fruit£11.00

                          Moving mountain patty, pulled bbq jackfruit, pickled onions, baby gem, salsa roja, muffin bun

                          Sweet

                          • French Toast£9.00

                            Sliced brioche loaf dipped in cinamon, cream & egg w | banana & cornflake ice cream, chocolate & hazelnut

                            • Oatmeal Pancake£9.00

                              Fluffy rolled oat pancakes, brulee banana, bluberry, lemon & vanilla coconut yoghurt

                              • Deep Fried Oreos£6.00

                                Doughnut covered oreo biscuits w | vanilla ice cream & chocolate pouring sauce

                                Sides

                                • Brisket Poutine£7.00

                                  Triple cooked chips, brisket, curds, bbq gravy, smoked garlic & rosemary

                                  • Mac & Cheese£6.00

                                    Smoked cheese sauce, macaroni pasta, kale, wild garlic & parmesan herb cust

                                    • Chips & Alioli£4.00

                                      Skin on, triple cooked chips w | lime, jalapeno & garlic alioli

                                      What 518 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.4
                                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.4Food
                                      • 4.4Service
                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                      • 4.1Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Hertfordshire

                                        6 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on 29 January 2022

                                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                                        A bit expensive for what you get but it was nice overall. Service was great and staff were so lovely. If you have any sensory needs i would probably give this place a miss for brunch as it’s very loud

                                      2. AM

                                        ArmenM

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 21 January 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best old fashioned 👍

                                      3. E

                                        Eddc

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 13 January 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        Had a great bottomless brunch and the food was good!

                                      4. ZL

                                        ZarahL

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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

                                      5. C

                                        Chaz

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        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.

                                      6. NA

                                        NataliaA

                                        London

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        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

                                      7. EJ

                                        EdouardJ

                                        London

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 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.

                                      8. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        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!!

                                      9. SS

                                        SeanS

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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.

                                      10. T

                                        Tiffany

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        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.

                                      11. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 17 November 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience2

                                        It was fandabbydosy!!!!

                                      12. EP

                                        EvaP

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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 😉

                                      13. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 November 2021

                                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                                        The food all tasted the same

                                      14. c

                                        cerigomerjames

                                        New York Area

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        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.

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        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.

                                      16. o

                                        oyei

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        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

                                      17. AL

                                        AlexL

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        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.

                                      18. A

                                        Ashj

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        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.

                                      19. DE

                                        DavidE

                                        Kent

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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.

                                      20. H

                                        Happyhappy123

                                        London

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        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.

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 27 October 2021

                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                        Food was amazing!

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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!

                                      23. BG

                                        BenG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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!

                                      24. LF

                                        LaurenF

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 13 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      25. IC

                                        InesC

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        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) 😀

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        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!

                                      27. BH

                                        BenH

                                        London

                                        16 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on 8 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      28. JV

                                        JasminV

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 7 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      29. d

                                        dgmr

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 5 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fun night with no-fuss, fabulous food

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        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.

                                      31. L

                                        Lolo

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 2 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                      32. RH

                                        RachH

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        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.

                                      33. F

                                        Flor

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 2 October 2021

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Great brunch venue and lovely staff. Would go back!

                                      34. SB

                                        SophieB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 1 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Loved it ! Would recommend to friends and family.

                                      35. BO

                                        BONN

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 28 September 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      36. L

                                        Larry

                                        Cambridge

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        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.

                                      37. A

                                        Adam

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        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.

                                      38. DP

                                        DPRR

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 25 September 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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.

                                      40. MB

                                        MelissaB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        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.

                                      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

                                      FAQs

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

                                      Hotbox Spitalfields is rated 4.4 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

                                      Not available on OpenTable

                                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

                                      If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                      Is this your restaurant?
                                      Claim this listing

                                      Order delivery or takeout

                                      Delivery

                                      • Order online

                                      Additional information

                                      • Area

                                        Spitalfields

                                      • Hours of Operation

                                        Bar
                                        Mon 18:00–22:30

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Barbecue

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking Details

                                        None

                                      • Public Transit

                                        Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations within walking distance.

                                      • Payment Options

                                        MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive Chef

                                        Lewis Spencer

                                      • Additional

                                        Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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