HotBox Spitalfields

4.4
159 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
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 159 People Are Saying
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JR
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We had booked the table for 2:30 & ordered our starters and mains once we had recieved these we were then told that the kitchen closed at 3.

Out of the 7 portions of drinks half way through brunch we were told that 4 had run out.

It is a nice place for brunch but book early to avoid disappointment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If you like meat, you have to try this restaurant at least once

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AS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was amazing however the customer service was appalling. They never offered a dessert menu or refill for drinks and when questioned why we were told there was an administrative error in our booking and basically we weren't supposed to be there, therefore they needed the table back as they had a party waiting. They then offered us to go downstairs to the lounge to order desserts. The 'manager' stated he could only take off the service charge, to which I reminded him this was optional anyway.

It's a shame as the food was really good. As the other branch is in Fulham this is our nearest one so we may return in the future.

Sort out your customer service training and the staff.

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

Food is absolutely amazing!!! Tacos are the best thing I've ever eaten for a starter, will be back for more

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The burgers are full of flavour. Great vibe with music playing. Can’t go wrong with the deep fried Oreos for dessert.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Secret meat lovers -what s great place to hang out gorge on fabulous meat good beer and warm welcoming go there before it gets too busy

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great bottomless brunch, staff were great very attentive would defiantly go back.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but only criticism was it was all quite quick and came out in one go so for those of us sharing we had to race to eat it all whilst it was still warm. Overall really nice and reasonably priced. 46 and Mercy bar downstairs however had an awful smell and was more like a living room with a bar in so we decided to avoid this and go somewhere else. Toilets also unisex which doesn’t bother me but could bother some people

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, beef short rib is the best! And the pork belly starter.

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MC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Thanks to the whole team for making my birthday a huge success.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was not bad but previous visit was better. Menu change meant that food was not as good.

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was out of this world!!! Can't wait to go back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

95 minutes for the sitting isn’t great. We were turfed out when our time was up. It sounds like a long time for dinner. But after waiting for the food and having 3 courses. It’s not really that much time. They should extend the seating time for larger parties.

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GC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of flavoursome meat, cooked to perfection. I didn't eat for 24hours afterwards. The only other place I have eaten bbq as good as that was Pecan Lodge in Deep Elum, Dallas.

Go, you won't be disappointed.

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l
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Wasn’t a fan of the bottomless drinks at all. Something ‘normal’ and without tomato or spice would’ve been good
Service was excellent

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KS
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great flavour meats and delicious sauces. Loved the meat selection and sides were tasty. The tacos were pretty small I thought but service great and a good vibe.

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and i really enjoyed by Bday celebration there. We had the bottomless brunch and it was very good throughout. Would definitely go again.

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J
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was absolutely fantastic! Have already recommended numerous times. Lovely food and great service - best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted!! And those Tacos.... wow

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CK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great service for a large group. Will be back!

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s
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was as good as always and this time the service was good too. Still too noisy to have a conversation though.

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

We opted for the bottomless brunch. The food was delicious and the music was a great vibe. Waitress was always attentive and topped up our drinks when needed. I love this place because it gives you an option to pick prosecco/bloody marys/other seasonal cocktails from a selected list and you can switch between them all! It was brilliant.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Favourite place as always, cannot wait for brunch!

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SE
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Front of house and waitresses were super friendly. Service was fast. Food was super delicious and not overly expensive - it is a little pricey for some of the ribs etc. but you get sooo much food and it’s good quality so it’s not a problem. Beers were pretty cheap. Would definetly go again.

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WM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you like meat and BBQ there is no other choice than HotBox. If you go meat platter I advise some slaw for a token effort at balance!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious food, great service all around, the Taco starters are a must have!!
Definitely will be back!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

All staff here are extremely rude, from greeting on the door to the waitress. Treat customers like they are stupid and not willing to help. Would never want to come back due to such awful service. Management need to teach staff how to be friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Hotbox for my birthday dinner on a Friday night. The food was amazing, cosy environment and execellent service. I would highly recomend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Bottomless Brunch, very generous with the bottomless. Great food and atmosphere

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G
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service all the way from front of house to waiting staff, and consistently good food at Hot Box. Staff coped admirably with changes to our group and everything served quickly and accurately.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, decent prices. Me and my friend had the chicken waffle and the chicken was good (a bit salty for my friend) but the waffle was a let down. It just didn’t seem fresh compared to the chicken - could’ve been reheated/made from frozen?

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST. IF you are a meat lover... you're missing out.

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s
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was exceptionally good. For that, I would return in a heartbeat. The ambience was extremely noisy and it was difficult to hold our conversation. The service was so dire I actually chose to withhold paying the service charge.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The people in HoxBox Spitalfields are very please and attentive. The food came in good time and was hot. Flavoursome and good portions, the food was great. The deep fried Oreos were a real treat.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good meats, large portions, good beer and good music

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SR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch gorgeous food and cocktails, place was busy and vibey . Service was amazing, Lewis was so attentive . We will defo return

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with food and atmosphere was intense, music too loud and waiters were too quick to clear the plates (that we were still eating from). Overall disappointm

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place serving up some really creative dishes. Atmosphere is lively.

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, perfect for meat lovers. The atmosphere is good but be warned, the place is loud. If your eyesight’s not the best you may struggle to see the menu as the lighting is a bit low. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the prices are reasonable. This would be a great place to go with a group of friends.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food great atmosphere, will definitely be returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That brisket is like crack

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