The venue and menu were perfect for a teenager's birthday celebration, and the staff were all super friendly and accomodating.
Great venue, recommend the chilli, macaroni cheese starter
Good price for good food. I was satisfied with my order.
Food was good and so was the restaurant as a whole. Only real issue, but was out of the restaurants control, was a group that were in there and gad too much to drink. One of their party had a shot at the bar and proceeded to be sick all over the entrance to the toilets, not what you want want to see when you are out for a meal.
The food is over priced and not as tasty as it should be.
The staff were really friendly and helpful. Everyone loved their food , there was plenty of options.
Very accomdating to our needs and very friendly! Staff was amazing and would go again. Love the atmosphere
Great fun and decent American BBQ food. Over-ordered with extras, but request for a 'doggy-bag' was no problem - shame we forgot to take it with us !!
Excellent beers and wine too.
Our waitress (Australian lady) was really nice and helpful.
The service at Porky's BBQ is speedy and friendly - The food is very tasty.
It is located just a stone's throw from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank and so is ideal for pre and post theatre meals.
Unsure what to do for my birthday, my friend suggested we go to Porky's BBQ as she had also great recommendations about the restaurant. Coming across a deal on TimeOut London for the 'Unlimited feast', I did not hesitate to purchase such a great deal.
The staff at the Bankside branch were indeed welcoming and friendly, starting off our evening to a great start. After ordering the Unlimited feast I was indeed taken back by the quantity of food that was presented to me. The quality of food served was exceptional and thanks to the TimeOut offer we were also able to ask for me. The cocktails were an added bonus and complimented the meal.
I can honestly say, for someone who loves off food as much as me, I was satisfied beyond my hearts content! The flavours were just mesmerizing..... I would definitely recommend it
Excellent food, better than I expected. Service was excellent.
Buzzing place with beer pong in the front, restaurant area in the back and loud music played throughout.
I shall definitely be coming back!
Went for dinner with my girlfriend. Was quite loud but staff were really great and friendly. Food was only just warm so that’s the only negative point.
Great BBQ food, attentive service and great selection of drinks
Wonderful quality American style BBQ food, accompanied by an expertly curated selection of beers and ciders, served by helpful, attentive and cheerful staff made for a great evening!
Nice food, good atmosphere - great for big groups. We would have liked to try the beer pong but the tables were too busy with work christmas parties
Really disappointed. Food was dry and over cooked. It was as if it had been reheated. Choice of sauces was poor. Staff were inattentive even though it was quiet.
In a close to empty restaurant, the staff almost outnumbered the seated guests when we arrived. The drinks and the starters came in good time and were nice enough. On the mains the beef brisket was incredibly dry and tough, honestly the worst BBQ brisket I've ever had. It was tough to the point where I couldn't get a fork into the meat. I put that part aside so I could get it replaced when someone came to check on us. No one did. When our table was cleared, we again weren't asked how the food was so we mentioned it then in the hope that we might have the brisket taken off our bill. When the bill came, again we were not asked how the food was nor had anyone passed on our complaint about the food. At this stage we paid and left to get dessert elsewhere.
We eat a lot of BBQ food, but we won't be going there again.
Super food as usual, but was disappointed the beef rib was no longer on the menu.
Quieter than we thought it would be for a Sunday lunchtime with so many tourists around, so it was ideal for our table of six, including our Spanish friends and their kids. Burgers were a popular choice and a very good choice!
Expected it to be livier but just 4 beer pong tables shoved in the corner and no space for friends to watch. Segregated our group which wasn't great as we didn't all know each other and made it quite awkward. Also annoying to have to leave cards behind the bar- we paid £24 a round, ping pong balls are pennies so why take my card.
Has potential to be really great but just wasn't what we expected, especially when I spent £90 myself, not including everyone's individual drinks. We were a group of 10 bankers and we left early because the vibe in the bar was weird. Also more options with nachos please!
Quick service at the bar though and has potential so wed come back if their were more beer pong tables.
Tasty food in a good atmosphere. Decent service. Enjoyed the beer pong in the bar after eating. Made for a great evening.
Really good food, great service. Reasonably priced and good beer. Staff friendly and nice to talk to especially as I was on my own.
Was quiet but was a Tuesday night so to be expected.
Looks like it could be a great night to go with friends and play some beer pong by the bar!
Ribs were good, but the chicken was so dry you could barely eat it. Also don't go on a Thursday or Friday night, the crowds playing beer pong at the front of the restaurant shouting and drinking somewhat ruin the ambiance. Overall good enough food for the money but don't think i'd go back, it couldn't decide if it was a bar or a restaurant and overall my feeling was the bar won.
Very loud, there was a group of students playing a drinking game making a lot of noise, on top of the already loud music. Staff are friendly, the food is okay.
Not very pleasant. The service was attentive but at pains to point out what we could not have. The food tasted pre cooked much earlier and reheated - so much of it was dry and congealed. The beetroot side was the best bit. It was Monday night but even so it was very very quiet. We were asked at the end how our meal was - and we politely said we didn’t really like it. That was greeted with defensiveness and a level of audacity that we had dared speak the truth. We won’t be going back.
Very nice food. Service was excellent with no attitude from staff. Nothing was to much to ask. Food came fast and it was hot. Great atmosphere too
Another great meal at Porkys, perfect for our pre Globe evening. Service was swift & staff very pleasant. We liked the new menu too.
Food improved immensely since last visited. Staff ok but seems a bit disorganised. We all had a good time though.
This restaurant is located very close to the river on a side street close to The Globe Theatre. However there is a very casual feel to the place. We were promptly shown to our table, order was taken and the food arrived fairly quickly. The food is of American bbq style served in a metal pan, it was tasty and needless to say our plates were empty when waitress arrived to clear them away. Value wise the food was inline with London pricing but note the service charge is automatically added to the bill but I would have rather of tipped the waitress directly. We would return for a meal there if in that area of London again.
Came to Porky's for an evening meal and drink prior to going to the cinema. Lively atmosphere and good selection of beers but the Happy Hour finishes very early at 6.00pm. The service was fine and the food was also quite good. Pricing is not too bad given the location being so close to the Globe and the river.
Me and 4 friends went for the Timeout unlimited offer.
Most of the meat was awesome, however the chicken was dry and over cooked and the ribs were tough. The second portion of chicken was better, a shame it wasn't consistent.
Still worth the money, great venue for friends to catch up and be rowdy.
When I tell you my husband had to put his back into cutting between his baby back ribs I'm NOT lying. Good ribs should fall off the bone. No cutting or mega chewing required. This is a BBQ joint and they can't get the ribs right? Bad. Very Bad. On the other hand nacho sharing plate was very nice and the service was good too. But ncFish tacos were meh... disappointment of the expensive kind. Don't bother.
It was all a bit Meh - food wasn't really BBQ/american south (e.g. chicken burger in panko breadcrumbs rather than traditional fried chicken). Food came out very quickly, and there were small indications that they didn't really care e.g. cheese on burger not melted.
It wasn't busy but still service was slow. Didn't get cocktail I'd ordered before they came to take food order until we were half-way through eating out meal. At the end we weren't the only ones waiting at least 5-10 mins to pay the bill .
I think this place is probably quite good for drinks and casual bar food, but would not recommend for a meal.
Outstanding staff. Nice greeting, not in your face throughout the meal. Burger was quality, wings not so much. Beer choice was outstanding. Would 100% return.
My wife and I went to Pork's Bankside prior to attending the Globe Theatre. It was very quiet when we arrived and even though we had booked there was no need. The staff were friendly and mostly efficient. However, we did ask if the Barbecue sauce was spicy. She stated it was not and as a result we ordered our starters. Unfortunately, the info was incorrect and my wife, who suffers an intolerance to spicy food, burned the inside of her mouth, which remained throughout the meal. This was not the restaurant's fault but my wife would have changed her order if she had known.
The food that we ordered was cooked beautifully and tasted wonderful. Starters, mains and deserts were nicely presented.
A note was made that it was for a special occasion but nothing was said.
Fast and amazing service , felt very welcome , and made my birthday amazing with free fudge cake !!
No frills BBQ joint. Go for casual dinning and catch up with friends.
Food was okay but the service was bad. I've previously had take out from Porkey's - it's a better dining experience when you don't have to deal with their staff!
Excellent service and great BBQ food Good choice of drinks and clean environment
Easy to find and would recommend