HotBox Spitalfields

4.5
71 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Tues - Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm and 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
020 7247 1817
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Our basement bar 46 & Mercy is is the perfect drinking den for that special celebration. Previously home to a famous street art gallery it is a unique private dining experience, which is versatile and impressive for any occasion.
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Catering
BBQ and lite bites.
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Public Transit
Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations within walking distance
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.5
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j
London
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Good bbq, especially the brisket (shame can’t get a stand-alone portion). Service pretty good. Cocktails poor - stick to bottles. Everyday place but decent value

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OT
London
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Best poutine ever had in my life and the glazing on the ribs was outstanding. Topped with a lovely spicy bbq sauce the ribs were amazing.

Looking forward to come Next week again.
Very good value for money.

Only downside is the quite dark ambience inside.

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OT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Amazing venue, lots of fun, great drinks, with tables to socialise with new people!
Must visit for the brunch!

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HL
London
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Came for family meal to celebrate my daughters Birthday. Good location as not far from tube and London Liverpool Street. We all loved the food and ambience and staff were very attentive. Only negative was that food was quite ‘rich’ meaning we couldn’t finish our plates but was enjoyed none the less. I would definitely recommend to others and hope to come back in the not too distant future!

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CS
5.0
Dined on 12 July 2018

The food in HotBox was incredible! Being a serious meat eater I was in heaven, I ordered the Bandit burger and fries but the guys sitting next to us had the combo meal... we have to go back for that! Also have a membership to Nightkey so got money off my final bill, happy days!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 11 July 2018

And watch football

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K
4.0
Dined on 10 July 2018

We visited Hotbox Spitalfields for their bottomless liquid brunch. The bloody Mary’s were satisfying, and the bloody Tango’s were even better.

We enjoyed most of the food and received good service for the duration of our booking. Would definitely recommend.

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MR
London
4.0
Dined on 1 July 2018

Had a fun and relaxed boozy brunch on Sunday. The pork belly tacos blew our minds and our glasses hardly ever emptied. Staff were friendly, attentive and prompt. Will be back.

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DS
5.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

I went for brunch and the food was absolutely delicious. The waiters were very attentive and bottomless brunch drinks kept coming without is having to wait.

Absolutely recommend!!

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KH
3.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Bit disappointed.. haven’t been for over a year and was shocked how much the portion sizes had reduced! But the price stayed the same.
Food was lovely but much smaller!
Also bit naughty how the suggested service charge is added into the total bill.. this should be separate to make it clear that it’s ‘suggested’
Thanks
Kirsty

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TA
3.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Visited hotbox on father’s day, it is not very child friendly, no space for buggies no high chairs had to squeeze car seat on a bench and hold it whilst eating. Food was good apart from the mac n chesse which was cold inside! They made a new one and it was only erm inside. Staff were nice and friendly.

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N
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Cool industrial style decor in a great location. Great selection of wines and cocktails. Perfect if you are a meat lover with high quality bar-b-q style large helpings. NY Meat Packing district style eatery.

The waiters are very helpful, funny and friendly.

Young, hip clientele. Met as a group of 3 couples on a Saturday evening and pushed the average age higher.

Had a great time.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Saturday Brunch : Food was great and drink options for bottomless we’re mix and match (our glasses were never empty, great for topping up)

I need to go back!

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WN
5.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Went for bottomless brunch for my girlfriends birthday. They were constantly topping up our drinks throughout and waiters were super friendly. The food was amazing! Chicken wings to start, i had chicken and waffles which was unreal and my girlfriend had the breakfast burger which was even better! Would definitely reccomend to anyone!

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OT
5.0
Dined on 2 June 2018

We sought out HotBox based on a recommendation - well worth it! Food was excellent and almost too much of a good thing...if that is possible. Special thanks to Michael and his staff for making us welcome and relaxed. We’ll be back!

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LC
5.0
Dined on 28 May 2018

This was hands down the best meal we had on our recent trip to London. We went there for Sunday brunch and everything we ordered was amazing - so full of flavour and very generous portions. Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and wenr out of their way for us. Cant recommend this place highly enough!

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BA
London
5.0
Dined on 27 May 2018

Best bottomless brunch! So great to be able to change drinks throughout. Next time we go I will just have all the tacos!

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e
London
5.0
Dined on 20 May 2018

Excellent food

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N
London
4.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Fabulous service and is truly bottomless brunch. Food was delicious and the staff are amazing - great find! Would recommend

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KB
London
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

Great dinner with excellent service, made a group booking for 8 but we started with 6 and had 1 late arrival - nothing was an issue with the staff and the sharing platters were delicious. Excellent night out

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SS
London
4.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Great food, but way too noisy for us oldies. Taken us too long to try this restaurant, which is only a couple of hundred metres from where we live. The food and drinks are great, and the prices reasonable. Wonder if they do takeaway?

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

Nice ambiance with bench style seating. The service was timely and attentive. I am a fan of smoked meat so thoroughly enjoyed the food offering. Had a cocktail which was the only thing that let the place down

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

The staff were really friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and good value for the quality of the meat and the size of the portions. There is music in the background and other groups of people having fun so the atmosphere is great.

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FC
London
3.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Service is outstanding, food lets it down:

- Truffle eggs didn't have a single vague hint of truffle
- Toast under the crushed avocado was completely burnt

The music also kept being turned up so loud that even the waiter commented that he couldn't hear us above it.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Excellent food!

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K
London
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

The BEST ribs I’ve had possibly ever but certainly in London.
Great great food. The Asian pork belly to start was amazing but those ribs man. Talk about melt in the mouth!
Generally a very cool place only downside was being told we might not have enough time for dessert as the table was booked for another seating. We ordered as soon as we sat down (on time) as had been in the bar checking out the menu so we were only as ‘slow’ as the kitchen had been. Annoying as then we felt we couldn’t have dessert. Still is return for sure.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Chicken wings were great and my burger was decent. Don't order the brisket poutine if you want fries though, it essentially just a mound of beef. I'm not complaining, just letting people know.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Came here with my flat for bottomless brunch! Delicious food and amazing service! Everyone loved what they ordered! Top service too!

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OT
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

Fab food and great staff. A proper bottomless brunch.

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KC
3.0
Dined on 14 April 2018

Great place for all meat lovers with quality over quantity of meals. Went for a special occasion and the birthday boy absolutely loved it!

My only negative feedback is two staff members asking at different times to leave because the next booking had arrived.

It was done in a nice way but no option for dessert and definitely pressure to leave for the next sitting which I found disappointing.

So I would recommend but not if you want to take your time with a meal.

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S
London
4.0
Dined on 13 April 2018

Great food and ambience. Good variety of craft beer. Downstairs bar calm vibe. Perfect for chilled evening.

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AP
5.0
Dined on 12 April 2018

Great food, great beer, great service, cool vibe.. the kind of place you can go to for a date when you just want something informal and fun (there are two secret cocktail bars nearby too - discount suit company and mayor of scardy cat town which are good for pre-drinks if you get there early (6.30 early!))

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LS
New York Area
5.0
Dined on 11 April 2018

Food was delicious. It was all quite spicy so our mac and cheese side was a good balance. We had wings to start and beef short rib and pork ribs for main all delicious. Chips were out of this world. Don’t miss the deep fried Oreos, worth saving room for

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EL
London
4.0
Dined on 8 April 2018

Great food, good Bloody Mary menu, they just need to be a little quicker with the service as we were often empty
And waiting for more drinks

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HL
5.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

I was recommended Hotbox by a friend who told me they had a smashing mac 'n cheese. And it really lived up to expectations! I didn't try much of the other items on the menu, but it seemed that everyone with me thoroughly enjoyed what they had ordered. The deep-friend oreos were also a pleasant surprise, and very indulgent! Staff at Hotbox were also extremely friendly. It was my birthday dinner and I was very pleased with my experience overall!

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OT
Dorset
5.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

very nice!

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ML
London
4.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

I visited Hotbox on a Saturday for bottomless brunch. The food was amazing, staff were attentive and our drinks were constantly kept topped up, more than at any other bottomless brunch I've been to, background music was good and there was a great vibe. We were on a table with a long bench seat, sharing with another two people but we weren't all squashed in, there was plenty of space which was great. Would definitely go back!

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EC
4.0
Dined on 6 April 2018

We had a really good night. The food was delicious and so was the cocktails. Well priced. The staff was friendly. Only pitiful is we could have done with the table for longer as they get really busy and it felt a little rushed. Would definitely recommend this place for people looking for after work food and drinks!!!

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Denver
5.0
Dined on 6 April 2018

I had an incredible Bloody Mary, truffle egg toast, and just a single scoop of corn flake ice cream. I went alone because I was craving a craft bloody, and it did not disappoint. There are five (!!!) to choose from, and if I was with a group of friends I absolutely would have done the bottomless drinks brunch they offer. I went with the Green bloody and I can’t stop thinking about it or the rest of the meal.

I wish I lived in London just so I could make this place a regular spot. Service, food, ambiance - this place has everything a brunch lover needs.

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JC
5.0
Dined on 4 April 2018

The food was absolutely amazing, we ordered so much food and i would recommend every single thing we got. We were almost in tears at how good the food was 😂 (even the homemade lemonade was incredible). It all came on time with no issues. If i had to recommend 1 thing though it would be the mac n cheese, the best mac n cheese I've ever tasted in my life. The staff were very friendly and accommodating as well. Good vibes all round in this restuarant, i would highly recommend.

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