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7:00 PM

Porky's BBQ Bankside

183 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Group Bookings
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Burgers, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8127 5120
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on recent ratings
Noise · Energetic
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

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.

ZainabS (London)
3.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

The food is over priced and not as tasty as it should be.

AnnaD (London)
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

The staff were really friendly and helpful. Everyone loved their food , there was plenty of options.

Natasha (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Very accomdating to our needs and very friendly! Staff was amazing and would go again. Love the atmosphere

OpenTable Diner (Berkshire)
4.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

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.

HungryHamish (Warwickshire)
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 January 2018

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

Bondini (London)
5.0  Dined on 19 December 2017

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!

BecksInLondon (London)
4.0  Dined on 19 December 2017

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.

Jay4Cheese (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

Great BBQ food, attentive service and great selection of drinks

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 December 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on 14 December 2017

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

vipRoss (London)
1.0  Dined on 11 December 2017

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.

JoeDM (London)
2.0  Dined on 5 December 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 29 November 2017

Super food as usual, but was disappointed the beef rib was no longer on the menu.

DAA55 (London)
4.0  Dined on 19 November 2017

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!

rfl9 (London)
3.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

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.

Al58 (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

Tasty food in a good atmosphere. Decent service. Enjoyed the beer pong in the bar after eating. Made for a great evening.

OpenTable Diner (Edinburgh)
5.0  Dined on 7 November 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (London)
2.0  Dined on 26 October 2017

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.