Porky's BBQ Camden

4.1
91 reviews
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Welcome to Porky's BBQ Camden! Come and join us for a classic Memphis BBQ and cold American (and local) craft beer!
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service great and very friendly. Food good but not outstanding and lots of it. Went with a Time Out voucher so was good value.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was very poor.
Nachos had cheese that seemed to have been melted the day before and they had run out of chicken! The ribs were good but quite honestly, overall, it was a disappointment.
The staff were lovely though.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and generous portions. Look forward to coming back and trying other items on the menu

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AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff looked after us and even made a special treat for the 2 womaen whos bday it was. Manager was a legend thank you

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GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for BBQ lovers. The meat and the chicken wings was great. nice staff.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Comida buena (si piden ensalada, pídanla sin remolacha), la hamburguesa deliciosa y jugosa, las papas perfectas.
Los precios muy bien, pero el servicio muy regular, los meseros no son atentos, hubo que casi rogar para que nos tomaran la orden. Nadie está pendiente de atender las mesas, los meseros se ocupan mucho en charlar entre ellos y no de estar pendientes de las mesas. Recomiendo reservar porque el sitio es pequeño.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I took my partner here on our first date, we returned 4 years later and this place is still as great as ever. The Food is naughty, a feast for the senses and perfect for foodies. Craft beers, great music and interior decor. Only one problem with this place... it’s too far away! Come to Cardiff already!

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SS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fantastic appearance and very friendly and helpful staff, nice looking menu, starters excellent but unfortunately mains didn’t quite live up to expectations and especially quality of starters.

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MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

No need this time! The same as my last review! Brilliant!!!! Service: fabulous! Food: great!!

Wait staff: very efficient and friendly!

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G
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, thank you to all team that looked after us. We were heading to a gig at the assembly which wasn’t great but porky’s was. Would visit again.

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MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter(ess) were just brilliant! The mixologist, Andre, was especially fun! Makes a killer drink! Highly recommended!

Will make it a regular place!

Mario

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C
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was disgusting very overrated reviews, and the service charge on the bill was disgusting as we didn’t have any service. We will definitely not be returning.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was fab, will definitely be back when next in London

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MR
London
79 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Porky's BBQ Camden was incredible. I love BBQ and this really hit the spot.
Great menu options and our group chose between pulled pork burgers and salads.
Service was friendly although on a busy Saturday afternoon we did have to wait a while before the food came out.
Pulled pork burger was delicious. Discovered JD Tennessee Cider here too which is like heaven in a bottle.

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a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing special, very small portions - the ribs were small and nothing outstanding. I was expecting much more based on the reviews

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MS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty bbq food with friendly, attentive staff. Worth a visit and would defo go back.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The first time ever that I stopped eating, and refused to pay. The staff were great and service was fine. We ordered the sharing platter, and almost everything piece of meat was dry, tough and flavourless. I wasn't going to pay. So I left. I hope it was just a bad day for the chef.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Can’t really rate - waited for 45 mins for pulled pork nacho starter, pulled pork was cold. Sent back. Replaced. Cold again. Returned. Apparently that’s how it’s served. And the delay was due to a problem with the printer in the kitchen. Asked to pay for the drinks, but we were then leaving. Told
No charge, hence 2 stars. Visited after seeing them on instagram. Would not return/recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to porkys as we love trying different bbq places.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly
The food is great
The hostess in charge was exceptional
Very chatty and knowledgeable
When our food order arrived wrong she was quick to compensate us and get our original order to us ASAP
It’s about the same price as other similar eateries but the food is of great quality. I’d recommend the baby back ribs; the coating they put on and the smoker does them justice. The meat falls off the bone and is very tasty. I had a chocolate shake which was really good too

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They had run out of beef briskets which was a bummer. Other than that the ribs, pulled pork and the starters were generally good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING PULLED PORK!!

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N
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good value. All you need on a night out !

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Had to wait 35mins for ribs as had run out. Would have thought that you should’ve given some complimentary starters but didn’t!!
Ribs a little fatty.
Lighting terrible but otherwise it was a reasonable dining experience. Not sure if I’d bother to go back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was lovely and generous portions. The ambience was very American smokehouse and strong connection to Tennessee, a lot of jack Daniel through the menu and decor.
We didn't try any this time around but seems like the drinks are good to as a few couples came in just for a drink towards the later end of the evening

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, excellent selections of craft beers, relaxed atmosphere and the best wings in London!

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

Pre-gig fuelling. Attentive and helpful staff. Thank you.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Burger was good.chips underdone very thin.messy eating.would be nice if given moisture wipes to clean hands.service not good.

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J
London
32 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Porkys has the look of your quinessential American Barbecue joint with dim lighting, friendly staff and stripped down decor that allows the food to take center stage.

The menu covers all your usual suspects with ribs galore along with pulled pork, burnt ends, burgers, wings and things accompanied by staple sides such as barbecue beans (standout side), coleslaw and fries.

The meat in general is cooked pretty well, some come with sticky barbecue sauce, others are of the dry rub variety. My only criticism is that the chicken seemed to have been kept on a hotplate with the meat dried out although soft. Felt a little disappointed as the ribs were tender and well flavoured and the pulled pork still retained all its juices having been slow cooked. Other than the aforementioned 'coq' up, the food is good if not spectacular.

Porky's price wise competes with other like minded establishments such as Big Easy and Bodeans but unfortunately without quite the same execution. Given it's location it might be considered a little expensive for what it offers, but you will never go home hungry!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was quiet when we went. Great for pre gig meal and beers. Nice bbq. Frickles good to compliment bbq. Attentive and efficient service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Veri nice place, the food was good and the portions large. The service is perfect, all the staff is great! Perfect for friends!

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service - Some of the food came out cold but was tasty.
3.5/5

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As expected the food was 5star
Service was excellent by friendly staff, they wasn't rushing you or bombarding you.
Would highly recommend the burgers, my son said the ribs were the best he has ever had. We didn't wait long for our food or drinks.

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DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff!! Delicious Food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was awful the food was extremely dry
It was really bad

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was really skeptical after reading some pretty bad reviews about eating here, but I must say the service was brilliant and the food was really lovely. My boyfriend and I shared the baby back ribs with sides of fries and man and cheese and we polished of every bit (we LOVE ribs)

There was a new cocktail waiter who was a little unexperienced but was so accommodating to my feedback and tried his best to get the margaritas just right.

We had a really lovely evening and would definitely come back!! I really don't understand all the negative feed back.

Thanks for having us x

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Rubbish food, most of the children's menu unavailable with little alternative. Had to send my ribs back as they were dry and tough... second lot quite fatty. Overpriced for what it is. Not convinced the food is BBQ'd as claimed..... should have stuck with the 'big easy ' at Covent Garden which makes this place look like a road side cafe yet a similar price.... won't be returning...

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NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. Always a good place to dine ! Good service, music not too loud. Great for people watching on the wknds if you get a window seat !

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CV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty BBQ ribs. American portions, you'll need a doggy bag. Good value for price

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food (ribs are an absolute treat). Unfortunately the waitress was unsure of what kind of flavour profile Memphis BBQ is, claiming she had only worked there for 3 days. I for one don't believe it. Any BBQ waitress worth there salt will know the flavour profile in and out and should be able to tell me what kind of pit they're running in the back (I assume an indirect stick burner but I will now never know). Overall worth it for the ribs alone.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I had been here a few years ago and remeber it being really cool with great food. So suggested we went for a family dinner before a show at the roundhouse - I ordered for the family before everyone arrived as we only had 1hr 15 before we had to leave to make the show - the staff said they would make sure the food came on time. 35 minutes later no food or drinks at the table. Others around complaining about waiting too. After about 50 minutes, some food came but not all. The food we ate we paid for and they took the other food off the bill. They explained it was due to short staff in the kitchen which is fair enough, but we should have been notified when we first came in and when we said we were on tight schedule.
Staff seemed flustered even though it wasn't that busy really. Perhaps they should print out a schedule of whats on at the roundhouse and put more staff on around those times?

Food wasn't even that great in the end! Disappointed to say the least.

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