Red Dog Saloon Hoxton
Our award-winning smoker has been imported from the USA and is built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We use the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour, and the meat stays in the smoker for up to 16 hours.
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We arrived and it took 25 mins to order but the waiter who seated us (actually the manager) had forgot to say some items were no longer available, so we quickly rechecked the menus it then took another 15 minutes to re order and then a 50 minute wait for food after that. The waitress and manager gave us no update to where the food was until we asked around the 45 minute mark. The food is good but it’s not worth the terrible service. I understand it’s a post covid experience and other processes now have to take place and maybe there is less staff. But I visited a year ago and it was exactly the same so I don’t think you can blame covid. The food is the only thing holding this place together. Maybe a victim of its own success but the service is a shambles to say the least.
I've been to this place a few times and always have a great experience. The food is great and the staff and service are even better. So friendly and always make it a great experience.
It was absolutely great. My partner and I felt awful we couldn’t leave a service charge but that was due to the customers rather than the service. Lovely staff and food though!
I absolutely love this place and even my parents from Italy find it amazing. Excellent food even after a difficult period as the pandemic.
Very welcoming staff.
Amazing food ! Staff were really friendly and quite affordable
This was our first time visiting the restaurant but definitely will not be the last .Everything was perfect from the service ,food ,drinks and the music.
We look forward for our next visit
Highly recommend it!
Food wasn’t worth what we paid. Had the whole menu available but didn’t have a lot of the food left to order considering it was only 4pm on a Sunday they had no ribs etc. Won’t be returning again. Such a shame as used to be one of our favourite restaurants
The food was enjoyable and the decor was cool. But it was very noisy, this may be an acoustics issue rather than music alone, but I came home with a sore throat from shouting at my partner who was only across the table. Although I liked the build your own platter system, value for money is also not great. £5+ for 100gr of sausage is not good when you realize that at that weight it's is basically just one regular sized sausage sliced up.
They put us downstairs with the kitchen door wide open so between the the kitchen staff laughing as yelling and the trying-too-hard music we could barely hear each other. We were the only ones seated downstairs which was weird because there were seats upstairs and since we made a booking you’d think we would have been able to sit where it was nicer.
Also two drinks come out to £16/£17 how I’m not 100% I’m guessing furlough was tough on the server. We ended up ordering food from BIRD (amazing) at the table and leaving to enjoy it in the park.
It’s annoying to be over charged but that’s the last £16 I’ll ever spend there.
Good portions on the food as well as being very tasty.
Cocktails went down a treat.
The fiery tasty chicken wings with the blue cheese sauce 😋
Good outdoor space. Service was great and food was good.
Ordered the Carnivore platter and unfortunately it didn’t live up to its hype. The food was salty.
We Live close by and use red dog saloon quite regularly. However, this visit was a complete let down. All the food was overcooked and dry as the coleslaw seemed to be Tesco economy!
I’m under no illusion that the food is cooked fresh, it’s slow cooked barbecue food I fully expect it’s to be reheated but this was dreadful. Our normal barbecue visits are to Bodeans at either city Road or Tower Hill, on this occasion both were closed. We have always kept Red Dog for special occasions as it is that much more expensive. We won’t be going back until we get decent reports from friends who also use it.
It doesn’t help that both I and my wife are fairly competent cooks and so have been eating amazing food for the past three months.
It was my first time coming to red dog and i really enjoyed it. I appreciate the recommendation the waiting made as the brisket did not dissapoint at all. Although the food was excellent and the service was exceptional the only thing that i suggest is that they dont make the chicken burger as salty as it was that day. Other than that five star.
Excellent carnivore platter, every element was as tasty as the last, friendly and helpful serving staff and a crisp home beer to wash it all down, nice to get back to going to restaurants
We come here quite a lot, usually the food is amazing and the whole experience also, this time though the food was ridiculously bad, the burgers were drenched completely in butter and the loaded fries were oily and undercooked. We could only manage to eat a little bit of each of our meals, we would have complained at the time but unfortunately we had other plans we had to rush to make, very disappointed won’t be coming back just yet.
Good food as always
Very very loud music
Place was amazing, vibe was cool, good music and friendly staff.
Went for my birthday, the food was amazing. The staff were so friendly. Will be back soon
Great food and service. Music was great but could’ve been just a tad quieter inside.
Food was outstanding will definitely be back! Service was very good!
The food was really good , however .. when booking the table , I had requested that it was a birthday meal and if someone could bring out a little something for my friend...
but nothing was brought out .. so left slightly disappointed tbh ...
I have eaten here before a few years ago and the wings and service was amazing but when I visited this week Tuesday the food wasn't good at all and the waitress took our order and forgot about our food.
Amazing lovely food, staff and drinks awesome place
The music was too loud to have a relaxing time and there were some rowdy customers nearby.
Tasty, very tasty
We were a group of 4 visiting for a Friday lunch. The food was good but not worth writing home about. The staff and service was very warm and hospitable. They do try to give you a Texan BBQ experience all round.
I enjoyed the food and it’s reasonably priced and very delicious. However Staff could of been a little bit more attentive. We were kept waiting quite a while for someone to take our order and had to get up a few times to reorder food, drinks... Not the best.
Waiters kept coming over too much and made it very obvious they wanted us to order FAST
The service was terrible, it was very slow. The two of us went out and were put on a table where everyone kept bouncing into us when they were walking past. When I spoke to
One of the staff about this he said he couldn’t move us. Our food took ages to come. Then when it did the chips were stone cold and so was the macaroni.
We are our burgers and then decided to leave. The manager sent us some complimentary drinks but we were fed up by that time.....
The perfect evening - outstanding food and drinks, brilliant attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back soon! 10/10
We had a great time here and would recommend it to others and the back ourselves in the near future
The food was delicious, I especially enjoyed the brisket. My friend and I were very impressed by how good it tasted. It was also good value for money. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the Mac and Cheese, it was more like cheesy pasta.
My boyfriend and I loveeee this place, best chicken sandwich HANDS DOWN, there is no competition, they win.
This may of been a one off, but we booked for 7.30pm, was told upon arrival our table wasn't ready and to wait at the bar, which we did. We were eventually sat down at 8.15. Our order was obviously lost as we complained twice at the length of time we had to wait for the order to come. The food arrived at 9.30pm, 2 hours after arriving at the restaurant. We were given a discounted price but to be honest, we wanted to get in and out relatively early and didn't finish eating at 10.30 which was way later than we wanted.
Great service, no rushing from the attentive staff.
Excellent burgers and brisket!
Amazing food. Best burger myself and partner have ever had. Will definitely be returning.