HotBox Spitalfields

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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.

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3.9
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4.2
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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MattyB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, very fast and friendly service. Would come back again

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JessID
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was great. I eidd se h they had a wide selection of vegetable dishes to add as sides. The menu is very meat heavy but delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The texture of the meat was good, but lacked taste

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XmatharuX
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great service, horrible food. Expensive drinks and food

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KeliA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service
Friendly staff
Tasty food
Lovely environment
It’s a must!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff on the door impolite and set a bad tone (we had a booking for 11.15am/ she saw us arrive and try the door at 11.10am but it was locked, didn’t pop her head out to let us know they’ll be opening soon - at 11.15 on the dot she unlocked the door and went back to her desk, didn’t greet us). Strange service from someone front of house and set a bad tone. Luckily our waitress Louisa was great and made sure we enjoyed the experience, attentive, friendly and perfect at her job. Food was ok, arrived too quick to have even been plated freshly nevermind heated/cooked (one dish arrived less than 1min after ordering). Tacos were cold, crab didn’t taste fresh but ribs were great. We’ll be back, mainly because of Louisa but I hope the other aspects improve.

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DanielB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best bbq food I’ve ever had in my life. I cannot recommend this place enough. It is incredible. 10/10

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Akshet
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue for brunch! Great food, amazing atmosphere and even better service!

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Yvonne
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing also had the deep fried oreo’s . Service was good

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Lhodg
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Me and my partner came here for his birthday and we were both violently sick that night after eating so totally ruined the experience the food was really vinegary the more we let it sit to the point we couldn’t finish our food but of course no fault of the staff that worked there they the waiters and waitresses were lovely but the food quality itself not great, has definitely scared us from coming back after being that ill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really

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Yazelle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not bad, but room for improvement but would still go again. Had the bandit burger. It was tasty but a couple of problems. Asked for it medium rare - it came medium well. Therefore for me the actual patty itself wasn't juicy enough and was a tad dry. Also they want to put A LOT of sauces on it. I even asked for chimchurri at the side and by the time i was half way through the burger, the bun had pretty much disintegrated and it was time for the knife and fork to come out. Tacos were tasty (mushroom) as was the mac and cheese and brisket loaded fries. Cocktails were nice also - but maybe slightly over priced. Can't really fault the service waitress was lovely. Would go again, as I reckon as long as i was really specific about the burger and how i wanted it, it would make for an excellent burger. Also, would like to see some optional toppings you can add to your burger like bacon / avacado instead of brisket :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Felt like it has lost it a little bit. Have been a few times before but it’s probably been 2/3 years since my last visit

Service was fine.

But there was a LOT of fat in the smoked selection we ordered.

And the temperature was so hot in there. Might have been to do with being seated near the kitchen though.

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Raquel
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

The food was awful. The ribs were tough. The chips tasted like they had been sitting in dirty oil and the chicken wings weren’t cooked properly.

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vipLarkers
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came here for an end of year work do and loved it - great atmosphere, decent BBQ and super accommodating staff.

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CarmenN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The seating is on benches, I would not have had a huge issue with this but the table is too low so you are hunched over and ours backs actually started to ache after a while.

The food was ok, would not recommend the tacos.

Chicken wings were the best thing on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Came to London for a birthday weekend and searched for a bottomless brunch. This place is really good value, drinks were kept topped up and our waitress too lots of care and attention about my dietary requirements (coeliac). Recommended for a laid back Sunday afternoon.

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CarlyR
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend for his birthday.. and we had an amazing time, couldn’t fault anything... food was fantastic, drinks were brilliant, a lot of choice.. will definitely be returning.

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Twibs
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch with friends. Great bottomless booze option, staff were quick to top up which was good. Food was lovely - sizeable portions & served quickly.

The only things that let it down were the bench style seating, which was uncomfortable for 2hrs, and the music which kept getting turned up which in turn meant everyone talked louder. Was hard to hear friends that I was sat with.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and ambience. Good for everyday but I wouldn’t got there again for a special occasion. Maybe because it was not packed based on the time I went

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LeanneM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is so good! A little loud but a fun environment

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Mindfullynuts
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good place for meat. Wow effect for spicy sausage and brisket. Ribs were a bit dry. Mistakes during the order, they offered the wrong burgers on the house but removed nothing from the bill. No good for vegetarians: Not one vegetarian liked the pulled jackfruit.. wine ok, a bit expensive for the quality. The Espresso was a joke, asked to make it again, lacking body completely.

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ElizabethB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service