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Porky's BBQ Bankside

3.8
3.8
268 Reviews
£25 and under
American
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We’ll be dishing up meaty ribs, homemade BBQ sauce, juicy burgers, whole smoked chickens, and pulled pork that’s been cooked low and slow (for over 16 hours) in the smokers we imported from Oklahoma. there’ll be cold American (and local) craft beers on the bar, classic Tennessee tunes on the speakers and fun enough to rival Beale Street.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    020 8127 5120

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

The Warm Up

  • Jalapeno Croquettes£4.50

    hickory sauce

    • Rib Meat Croquettes£6.00

      memphis red sauce

      • Mississippi Catfish Hush Puppies£6.00

        garlic & chilli mayo

        • Smokehouse Chilli£5.00

          beef mince & pork rib meat chilli topped with sour cream & chives with tortilla chips

          • Wings£6.50

            hot buffalo & blue cheese or sticky bbq, served with spring onion, chilli & sesame

            • Popcorn Chicken£5.50

              garlic

              • Chilli Cheese Fries£7.50

                skin on fries topped with smokehouse chilli, jalapenos, cheese, sour cream & chives

                • Nachos£8.50

                  guacamole, salsa, cheese, sour cream & jalapenos

                  The Green Room

                  • Southern Salad£8.00

                    lettuce, sweetcorn, cucumber, tomato, black beans, coriander, green onions & red pepper with lime & coriander dressing

                    • With Shredded BBQ Chicken£11.00
                    • With Pulled Pork£11.00
                    • With Pulled BBQ Jackfruit£11.00

                  Headliners

                  • Rack of Baby Back Ribs£16.00

                    Iberico loin ribs smoked 'low n slow' by our pitmasters over hickory with a dry rub & then glazed with our own bbq sauce for that taste of Memphis! Garnished with pink onions & chives

                    • Half BBQ Chicken£11.50

                      brined over night, smoked over hickory & glazed in our famous Memphis Red bbq sauce & served with house slaw

                      • Pulled Pork£11.00

                        7oz of pulled pork smoked for 18 hrs served with fresh apple slaw & homemade cornbread

                        • BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich & Fries£9.50

                          smoked & pulled bbq jackfruit in a vegan bun with beetroot & sweetcorn salsa with fries

                          • Flat Iron Steak & Fries£14.00

                            lightly smoked, seasoned & grilled, served with smoked tomato, skin on fries & honey mustard sauce

                            • Blackened Catfish£14.00

                              two catfish fillets heavily dusted in cajun spices, griddled & served on a sweet potato rosti with sweetcorn salsa

                              • Memphis Meat Feast£30.00

                                the ultimate line up & taste of porky' s! get stuck into a rack of ribs, half bbq chicken, pulled pork & pink onions

                                Fan Favourites

                                All our burgers are served medium in a delicious brioche bun on fresh tomato, lettuce, red onion, pickle & our own secret burger sauce with skin on fries, sweet potato fries (+£0.50p) or a garden salad (No Substitutions). Our 6oz beef burgers are ground daily with 100% ground brisket & bone marrow mince

                                • Cheeseburger£9.80

                                  • Bacon Cheese Burger£10.70

                                    • The Porky Burger£12.00

                                      topped with pulled pork, melted cheese & streaky bacon

                                      • Smokehouse Chilli Cheese Burger£11.50

                                        topped with smokehouse chilli & melted cheese

                                        • Gus's Chicken Burger£10.50

                                          buttermilk fried chicken topped with creamy mayo

                                          • Buffalo Chicken Burger£11.50

                                            buttermilk fried chicken topped with spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese sauce & jalapenos

                                            • Moving Mountains B12 Burger£12.00

                                              100% plant - 0% cow, served in a toasted vegan bun

                                              Fan Favourites - Addition

                                              • Cheese£1.00

                                                • Bacon£2.00

                                                  • Pulled Pork£2.00

                                                    • Jalapenos£1.00

                                                      • Guacamole£2.00

                                                        • Gluten Free Bun£1.00

                                                          • Blue Cheese Sauce£1.00

                                                            • Buffalo Sauce£1.00

                                                              The Encore

                                                              • Baked Vanilla Cheesecake£5.00

                                                                Gluten free baked vanilla cheesecake lightly dusted with icing sugar. Make it fancy:

                                                                The Sideshow

                                                                • Skin on Fries£3.50

                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries£4.00

                                                                    • Onion Rings£4.50

                                                                      • BBQ Beans£3.00

                                                                        • Chips & Salsa£4.00

                                                                          • Garden Salad£3.50

                                                                            • House Slaw£3.00

                                                                              • Mac N Cheese£4.50

                                                                                • Bacon Mac N Cheese£4.50

                                                                                  • Homemade Corn Bread£3.00

                                                                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                                    What 268 people are saying

                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                    3.8
                                                                                    3.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                                    • 3.8Food
                                                                                    • 3.8Service
                                                                                    • 3.6Ambience
                                                                                    • 3.6Value

                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                    1. VD

                                                                                      VeryDisappointed

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 26 August 2019

                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                      We had reservation for 5:30 and when we got there was told there was no reservation and they closed in less then 30 minutes so we ended up going some where else. Ended up having to find some place else to eat. I was NOT going to woof down food. They should NOT advertise and take reservation when there is NO WAY they can honor them.

                                                                                    2. k

                                                                                      katieambulance

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      102 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      102 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 14 May 2019

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                      I visited Porkys with my dad and brother for my brother’s birthday. My brother is autistic and so is very particular about noise, what he eats etc. Porkys were great. We had some very tasty nachos, that weren’t lacking on the toppings like in some places. One portion was enough for three of us. The boys had tasty bacon burgers and chips and I had a huge but delicious Cajun catfish. Service was friendly, it was a Tuesday night at 6pm so not much ambience but that was perfect for my brother. I would definitely recommend.

                                                                                    3. HU

                                                                                      HelenU

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 10 May 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      We had pre-booked as we were going to the Globe. Location for this was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxed and fun, the food was outstandingly good (try the ribs) and the service was friendly and efficient. All in all a great experience.

                                                                                    4. NW

                                                                                      NeilW

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 5 May 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Excellent food and great cocktails. Staff friendly

                                                                                    5. MJ

                                                                                      MJTW

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 24 April 2019

                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                      Nice place with excellent service. The food unfortunately was a bit average. The burgers were over cooked and lacked any real flavour. I’d definitely go back but would order differently.

                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 21 April 2019

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                      All in all an ok experience. Nothing special

                                                                                    7. l

                                                                                      leec

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 21 April 2019

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Nice atmosphere, great choice of drinks.... staff friendly, food is good - not great but.... some of the best ribs ive had in London! When we visited the menu looked smaller then when i have been before - downside.... upside - good choice of side dishes!

                                                                                    8. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      Hampshire

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 18 April 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great bbq with a happy hour between 5 and six

                                                                                    9. RA

                                                                                      RayA

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 17 March 2019

                                                                                      overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                                      Tired and stale food; seemed to be reheated. Waitresses friendly.

                                                                                    10. KH

                                                                                      KaterinaH

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                      Food was nice, service a bit slow, noise levels were extreme. Big parties of people very noisy and shouting. Shame as other than that was ok.

                                                                                    11. KS

                                                                                      KimonS

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                      It was Ok. There’s a lot of these types of places around and I wouldn’t go so far to say it was up there with some of its competitors. Ribs were dry, but had a nice rub. Beans weren’t great, jalapeño croquettes were very nice. Service was good.

                                                                                    12. J

                                                                                      Jem99

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                      overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                      Service shocking so would not return. Mistakes made with order an waitress then swore about us to her manager but right in front of us! Not cool and too many places in the area to ever return and or recommend so avoid

                                                                                    13. PH

                                                                                      PeterH

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 16 March 2019

                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                      Great food, excellent relaxed service. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely be making a booking again. The offer of tap water as you sit down was a great touch, I believe we spent more on our meal as we didn't feel as though the team was offering drinks to increase the bill.

                                                                                    14. CK

                                                                                      CajunKen

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 9 March 2019

                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      At first we were a bit put off at the noise level, then our 1st menu choice was not available. Almost considered leaving but glad we didn't. My wife and son had to choose something else and they went for burgers. I chose ribs which were available. The food was very tasty indeed. All said it turned out to be a fine meal although a bit pricey. The best part of the experience was meeting Daniella. She was very warm and friendly and we had a good time conversing with her. All in all I would recommend Porky's for some great American comfort food.

                                                                                    15. AL

                                                                                      AlistairL

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 9 March 2019

                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                      Average food, very long wait. On this occasion we ordered wings and ribs across a table of 4. We waited over an hour between entree and mains. The food was pretty average, we won't be back.

                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 8 March 2019

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Very good buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese sauce.

                                                                                    17. TK

                                                                                      ThomasK

                                                                                      Berlin

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 8 March 2019

                                                                                      overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                      I was disappointed in the portion size at Porkys. The meal itself was of decent quality but me and my colleagues all thought there was not enough food per serving. I was left so unsatisfied I had to eat a second snack on the way home. Overall it was nice but in comparison to similar burger joints in the area I felt a bit shortchanged.

                                                                                    18. JD

                                                                                      JamesD

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 2 March 2019

                                                                                      overall4food2service3ambience3

                                                                                      Disappointing food with very little flavour considering it is a Memphis BBQ restaurant.

                                                                                    19. AV

                                                                                      AndyV

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 15 February 2019

                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                      Great manager, Nico. Dog friendly restaurant. Drink and venue great. The best chicken wings in town. Burger not the best but still tasted good. Would come again!

                                                                                    20. c

                                                                                      chrisp

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 11 January 2019

                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                                                      Food was OK, service was terrible. Someone was on our table, and the staff seemed unable to do anything about that, so we got a tour of other tables instead. Orders weren't taken. Staff couldn't advise on food at all as "everyone's tastes are different". Food was slow to come. Starters were mostly good. Mains were boring. There are a lot of better places to eat, with much better service.

                                                                                    21. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 10 January 2019

                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                      Food was a mixed bag, service was good, ambience had a cozy and rustic feel.

                                                                                    22. D

                                                                                      Daniel

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 5 January 2019

                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                      Nice relaxed atmosphere with good service and food!

                                                                                    23. M

                                                                                      Melissa

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 4 January 2019

                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                      Thank you so much for letting us bring our doggie and looking after us. Unfortunately the food was quite cold and the streak not great.

                                                                                    24. UV

                                                                                      UncleVanya

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 22 December 2018

                                                                                      overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                                                      This used to be a very nice American bbq place with decent food. Something has happened to it to make the place feel depressed with poor food and service. It’s more of a sports bar now with large groups of drunk men. Shame.

                                                                                    25. DF

                                                                                      DavidF

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 18 December 2018

                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                      Petite waitress was rude we and 12.5 % service charge was excessive for the slow food service.

                                                                                    26. V

                                                                                      Valie16

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                      vip
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      45 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 13 December 2018

                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience2

                                                                                      The food had arrived cold which was disappointing. Also the pulled pork for some reason was just oozing liquid, and the ribs did not fall off the bone. Was not very impressed.

                                                                                    27. E

                                                                                      Emma

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 1 December 2018

                                                                                      overall3food1service5ambience2

                                                                                      Food is pretty terrible. Burgers were dry and over cooked , I’ve had better food in a pub. Service was good. There was also a piece of plastic or something in my food. I didn’t bother complaining

                                                                                    28. V

                                                                                      Vexcor

                                                                                      Hanover

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 25 November 2018

                                                                                      overall3food1service5ambience4

                                                                                      Cornbread and Mac n Cheese were amazing! Also the staff was very caring and always available. Ribs however were terrible as they weren’t fall of the bone, lacking flavor and seemed like they were from the previous day. On the positive side the staff replaced them with some Nachos that were quite good. Overall a mixed experience, but not a terrible one if we had stayed away from the ribs.

                                                                                    29. s

                                                                                      slmacca

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 17 November 2018

                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                      Delicious food and cocktails which was served promptly. The staff were friendly and helpful. We weren’t rushed at all and spent a lovely Saturday lunchtime enjoying the atmosphere and food.

                                                                                    30. EK

                                                                                      EmilyK

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                      overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                      We had very high expectations of this restaurant, we waited over an hour for our starter and it was cold then they gave someone else our food and had to wait another 30 minutes for our mains to be re cooked. The place had a good feel to it and we enjoyed the restaurant itself but the rest was honestly a nightmare

                                                                                    31. HD

                                                                                      HalloweenDisappointment

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 31 October 2018

                                                                                      overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                      Catfish too salty, music too loud, menu did not indicate spicy. Overall expensive and not for value

                                                                                    32. MH

                                                                                      MiaH

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 29 October 2018

                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                      Food was good, but service and ambience was very much average and nothing special. Not really worth the amount paid

                                                                                    33. NH

                                                                                      NH25

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 27 October 2018

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                      Service was great.. my group of friends were all late. The restaurant was accommodating and friendly.

                                                                                    34. BJ

                                                                                      BbqJ

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                      Having Been to both the Camden and Bankside branches, I have to say that I didn’t feel the Americana vibe I was hoping for at a Bbq restaurant. Camden had a much better feel. Service was subpar and staff were not very welcoming, and considering the cuisine I’d expect a few more napkins and wipes. Portions were not great value especially the pastrami which is insanely priced for a few pieces of pastrami. Anyway was a neither here nor there experience. I won’t be back anytime soon

                                                                                    35. BS

                                                                                      BromleySimon

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      61 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      61 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      Had a late Saturday afternoon lunch. Was a special occasion for a family meet up. Porky's was a great choice as there was a range of ages and they could cater for all. Menu was varied and service was very good. Good value too for the location.

                                                                                    36. SR

                                                                                      SallyR

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                      Ambience is good although very noisy later in the afternoon (I was there on a Saturday). Food was not great. Chicken burgers were very dry (Chicken was overcooked). Ribs also a bit dry unfortunately. Service was fine - friendly waiters - but a bit slow at times. Will not be revisiting this particular restaurant.

                                                                                    37. JG

                                                                                      JoeyGee

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 18 October 2018

                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                      Great food, wonderful service - best buffalo wings I’ve had for a while! Highly recommend

                                                                                    38. OT

                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 18 October 2018

                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                      Great place with good food good bear and a decent atmosphere

                                                                                    39. MR

                                                                                      MariaR

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                      Dined on 12 October 2018

                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                      Our waitress was rude on multiple occasions and was very slow, she didn’t seem to understand what she was doing at all. Which is a shame because we love the manager!

                                                                                    40. AT

                                                                                      AlastairT

                                                                                      London

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                      Dined on 3 October 2018

                                                                                      overall3food1service3ambience2

                                                                                      Uncooked chicken, Drab Attempt at bbq food. Beer ok, service ok. The chicken wasn’t uncooked, it was raw, terrible.

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                                                                                    Porky's BBQ Bankside is rated 3.8 stars by 268 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                      Bankside

                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                      Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm

                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                      American, Burgers, Barbecue

                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                      Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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