HotBox Spitalfields

4.5
106 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
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 106 People Are Saying
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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, in a cool contemporary setting with a bottomless brunch option for only £25 which went down a treat. The staff were friendly & attentive.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing bottomless brunch and great service! will definitely be back!

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HB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Good Beer, Great atmosphere. Have been back several times. what a find.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food that arrived quickly. I had the crab slider and a burger. The bottomless brunch drinks kept getting topped up without having to ask and the food was delicious. The music was my sort of tracks, great vibe and fun inside.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had the bottomless brunch but they weren’t very efficient with refills, considering it was pretty quite we were disappointed

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B
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the bottomless brunch. Food was delicious, the staff were very good. A very satisfying visit.

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RB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been just once before, but it totally lived up to my (high) expectations from the previous visit. We started with the tacos which were a flavour bomb, and the rest of the meal continued in the same vein. Service was spot on, Ben our waiter made plenty of recommendations and judged the level of service just right between being helpful and leaving us alone.

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M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu. None of us could decide what to have. Everything was delicious. Would have liked to see a few more plant-based additions as it was very heavy on the meat side - and yes, I know that's what they do but it would have been nice to have something more than a lemon to accompany the main.
Simple food cooked very nicely. Staff also pleasant and nice. Very relaxed ambiance.
For my taste, some of the dishes were a tiny bit sweet but everyone else liked them.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Overrated. Food was overpriced relative to quality.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was nice, burgers were really good but the open kitchen was just too smokey at times. I get that it’s a bbq joint but at one point I could feel my eyes hurting from all the smoke not to mention my clothes smelling also. After waitress took our starters she didn’t replace our cutlery so I hate to wave my hand to get her attention which I don’t like doing as it does seem a bit rude. After we received our bill I placed a card down and was made to wait quite a while before our waitress came with the card machine and considering as they were not that busy I found quite annoying lol.

Apart from that the food was good but not amazing. Maybe wouldn’t go back unless someone else wanted to try it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday with 8 fiends. The team were so friendly and welcoming (we are a loud bunch) were super passionate! They knew the menu inside and out and were able to give us recommendations based on what we enjoy

The food? Absolutely OUTSTANDING. No more words

You MUST visit HotBox!!!!

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best breakfast burger we’ve ever had! Pleasantly surprised!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

All in all great for brunch! Sadly their coffee machine broke and they didn’t seem too apologetic about it.... brunch without coffee can be tricky

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B
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious brunch, we ordered the rancheros and avocado with eggs. Food came out quickly and our server was attentive. The bottomless part of our brunch made it extra special! Will definitely be recommending it to friends.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food! I wanted to order more and try as much on the menu as possible, I could barely walk out the door I was so stuffed. Can highly recommend the brisket and chicken starters.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for a large group for bottomless brunch. We were sat on time and were very promptly served our first drinks. The food was great, atmosphere great and the staff and service were fantastic. Would definitely go to again. Thank you

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive service. Brilliant value for money!

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IT
Kyoto
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place! Pancakes were delicious, waffles as well! Would definitely recommend it!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food,service and atmosphere was very good. Will comeback very soon.

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MC
Berlin
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good bbq place. Meat cood be a little bit smokier, but everything was nicely done!

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RO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Nice food but measly portions. We ordered some starter burgers which you expect to be small but were less than a mouthful, like party canapes. We weren't too put off as we had ordered the £21 smoked selection and the bandit burger to share as mains and 2 sides, sure to fill us up; or so we thought. We ended up ordering another main each as the portions were so small. Tasty food, but you for two people to get a good feed, you have to order 2 starters, 4 mains and 2 sides and you will still be left craving dessert and left with a hefty hole in your wallet. Lets just say hats off to whoever takes their instagram pics, great use of angles to deceive. Many better BBQ places in London!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Food and Top Service thanks a lot for a great evening.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food, brilliant atmosphere. We had the bottomless brunch on Saturday and it was worth every penny, staff were great as was the food and very attentive service

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience - food and service was great!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place is really easy-going and the atmosphere is awesome. The food was even better. Mac and Cheese sides are a must.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the bottomless brunch was very good value as they were overly generous with it. Definitely would recommend.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a midweek brunch here. The service was brilliant and the food was gorgeous. Cool vibe with communal seating.

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FH
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is very spartan with bench seating, something one doesn't find often. you can see the kitchen and watch what they are doing. The staff is super friendly, very quick, the food doesn't take long to arrive. Downstairs they have a bar I unfortunately couldn't try out but I will, it looks very comfortable and stylish and given the cocktails they serve at the restaurant - it is a go to visit there next. The food itself was very well done, we got the burgers exactly the way we want it (rare), the presentation very appealing. So definitely worth another visit to try more of the menu.

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ZT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for a birthday brunch and it was fantastic. Excellent service and food, this really made his day and I would 100% recommend this place. The Brunch was out of this world too!

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YM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday Brunch this visit, same high standard of food as always. Bottomless booze great choices and very attentive waiter.
Fantastic experience as ever!

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EK
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

3rd visit to Hot Box and each occasion has been great! Excellent food, great service and lots of options! Highly recommend

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j
London
53 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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TR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous food. Sumptuous meat cooked to perfection paired with a finely balanced mix of flavours. The poutine is to die for.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked this venue for my friends birthday, after reading lots of good reviews. It was a risk as I'd never been before, but it was so worth it! We had the brunch menu and the staff were fantastic - we were never without a drink within the whole 2 hours! They were constantly at our table asking if we were ok etc. The atmosphere was great, it was quite quiet as it was a Tuesday afternoon, but there was good music and great chat among friends. I will definitely be returning :)

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

And watch football

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