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HotBox Spitalfields

4.5
50 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • 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 50 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Fab food and great staff. A proper bottomless brunch.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

very nice!

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Fun afternoon! drinks were flowing

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Huge helpings for serious carnivores....truly gorgeous ribs

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Food was amazing, couldnt fault the services and great music being played. this is my new favourite place to eat! i dont usually wirte reviews but it was soo good i had to say something.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great food! Expensive bottomless but they keep coming!

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Awesome place. Staff 1-million percent friendly and helpful. Good tunes. Have already recommended to my friends. 👌🏾👊🏾

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

It's all about the meat at this industrial-styled BBQ joint, with bench seating upstairs and a cocktail bar in the basement. We shared wings, a superb smoked platter and a couple of sides between two, which was more than enough! Rounded off with an amazing banana and chocolate dessert, this place hit the spot.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Fantastic burgers. Exceptional sides.

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

At first I was worried that this place would be too casual for our 5th year anniversary but we also prefer places which aren't too fancy so this was a perfect happy medium. Food was very good, best veggie options that I have seen anywhere and the service was spot on. I would be recommending this place and will be back for a bottomless brunch one day!!

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1.0Dined on 14 March 2018

The food was bland except for the taste of chilli. Poor seating choice where the seats are too high for the table and gave me a sore back after ten minutes.

Service was okay, nothing special... But to include a 12% on the bill that they then refuse to remove when asked to do so (I give tips in cash) was just annoying.

I wouldn't go again.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Awesome bottomless brunch, awesome food and awesome service! Definitely recommend as a treat for friends or partners!

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The service was indeed very good - extremely friendly and accommodating. The place is exactly what you would expect after going to their website so if you like that kind of atmosphere, you'll love this place.

In terms of food, both my fiancee and I were terribly ill the day after - we had the St Louis pork ribs, and there was plenty of fat on them but much less meat. However, our two friends had different dishes (one had the Piggy burger, which contained pulled medium-rare meat - which she was somewhat surprised about since she wasn't asked how she wanted it cooked) but none of them were ill at least. The Deep fried Oreo's apparently mainly tasted of gooey dough.

Overall, it should receive high marks for being what they advertise it to be - a nice cheap BBQ place, with good service and nice atmosphere. Despite it all, we still had a good time. It was just unfortunate that we both fell ill after having the ribs.

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2.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Haven’t been for a while and it used to be really good. Only the brunch menu available to 6pm - not great. Food was distinctly average!

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

This was my first time eating at HotBox and I'm sure I will be back. Every dish was beautifully cooked and full of flavour, I took a friend who is a huge meat lover and he was very impressed. Lovely place, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful (our waitress realised I did not like my cocktail and she changed it without fuss and without charging me - big shout out to Mary!) Drinks are very strong, buzzing atmosphere. I highly recommend the pork tacos as starters and if you have a sweet tooth the fried Oreo cookies for dessert should satisfy all your sugar cravings! Well done HotBox!!!

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Booked on behalf of our board who were in London for a business meeting. The feedback was excellent, ace and really good atmosphere. On top of the food they particularly liked the fact that the could go into the bar downstairs after they had eaten.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Fantastic food.
Fantastic service.
Fantastic atmosphere.
Bad wine.
^ defo can take a hit on that cause the food is incredible.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Great experience and great food as always!

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Good atmosphere if you want to catch up with friends. Staff is friendly and there is a decent playlist running in the background.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Went for brunch. The meat selection was fab and not too expensive. We probably overdid it with the meat though so felt a bit sick later on. Probably wise to mix it up with a bit of veggies!

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

The platter was huge and great value... get one to share!
BBQ beef rib was also amazing, just fell off the bone and was cooked to perfection.
The pork belly starter was very different, but tasted great!
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for great BBQ food in the area.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Thanks very much to the team serving us - both in the restaurant and at the bar. We stayed long after the bar had shut and the bar staff was very patient with us. Our waiter was a man from Derry. I greatly enjoyed celebrating my birthday here and the service was much appreciated. The food was delicious as always - my favorite still has to always be the pork ribs. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Great spot for a group get together. Attentive staff and some really good smoked meats. Good bar downstairs👍🏼

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