Red Dog Saloon Hoxton

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American
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Barbeque grew up in the South of the USA where cooks learned to slow roast cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. Exposure to the smoke of the smouldering wood added a distinctive smoky taste to the meat. The process could take many hours, leaving the meat tender and juicy.


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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JS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, however very dry mouth followed despite drinking lots of water. Very noisy as large groups were there, would still recommend, maybe not on a Friday night if you don’t want a noisy one.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The hot chicken tenders were arguably the best fried chicken I’ve had in London. Sides were great too. Really good value for money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very friendly and more importantly the food was mmm deliciouso 👌🏾

T
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The main menu are normal sizes, don't be fooled by their website. The burgers were good but a medium size - we all left hungry :(

Cheesestakes are literally a baguette with some shredded meat. No salad on the side or anything. The Red Dog Club was disappointing for £14.50 and came without it's described salad in it.

TJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very slow service and stated I was on a date but got given a table at the end of a group booking of 10

CW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been waiting a couple of weeks now to come here with my daughter and boom what a beast of a meal we both had !!!!

Everything was just amazing from the burgers to the onion rings to the Mac or the fries

I cannot wait to come back and try something different

The staff are so welcoming and made our meal there mesmerising

We can’t thank them enough

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very romantic...

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Burger was raw, had to be sent back. Cold and uncooked in the middle. Ordered one without onions, came smothered so sent back. Although staff took the price of the food off the final bill, everything seemed like an effort, with us waiting nearly 10 minutes for mayo despite asking 3 people for some.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lovely meal to end our day from shuffling in Shoreditch the service was pretty good and the cocktails tasted lovely.
Definitely come here again

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately Red dog has losts it's way. Everything was dry. Unclearly shown on the menu. 6 slices of brisket for £39? And it was dry. No smoke flavour. Very disappointing. Even the gooie louie was dry and bland. Sad to give a bad review of an old favourite, but there are many more high quality establishment's doing high quality at much more affordable prices. Dissatisfied

GF
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tiny bit annoying that they show their big meat platters all over social media, but it's not on the menu! We asked for it anyway and the lady just looked confused at first. I almost had to spell out what we wanted. I was tempted to pull out Instagram and say, "THIS'. Once we'd got that out of the way the place, food and service were excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food and very filling. However, the cocktail bowl was pretty overpriced (£30 and very weak, must have had like two shots worth of alcohol in the whole thing and then just loads of ice). They did oblige when we asked for a refill, at least. Also, the pricing on the ‘plates’ is a bit dodgy, as when you order two meats or three meats (which are progressively more expensive), they give you less of each, without any warning first as to it working this way - you’d expect it just to be adding on, naturally and as I did.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did the hot wing challenge Friday night for charity and the waiter that served me was excellent so supporting and kind really added to the atmosphere! Thanks Red dog Saloon you’re awesome!

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table and they did not even let us sit to eat.
This is the 2nd time they have done this. Definitely wont ever try this place again seeing as the two times I’ve reserved a table and gone to their door, they have turned us away. Ridiculous. Yet again, I am extremely disappointed by this restaurant.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a work lunch, food was excellent, if a little slow in coming.

F
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We visited on a Friday late afternoon, for my sons birthday, there were not many other diners but our food took forever to come out from kitchen. My meal was cold and not what I expected as I ordered the bbq sandwich but was served a brioche bun? Also the nacho starters and onion rings we ordered to go with it. I ordered a Diet Coke which was as flat as a pancake and you could only order 1 size which was a pint. The staff were friendly enough and they did bring out a little cake and sing happy birthday which I thought was very sweet of them. I was the only one of us that had an issue with my food and I didn’t make a fuss about it. Just thought seeing as they were not very busy the meals would have been on point. Disappointing as we have previously had take out from Red Dog and really enjoyed it. Not somewhere I would like to go again or recommend to others.

SB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific experience, but make sure you don't order too much as it's very filling!

GS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience, we go for the doomsday burger, not has hot as the last time we was there.

r
London
59 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Just ok for me. We went because of how they showed themselves on Instagram but sadly it really wasn’t close to that. The food was just ok. Service was just ok. Dessert were basic. I doubt we’d return.

MA
London
56 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent BBQ joint but somewhere that never really wows me, although maybe that's not what it's trying to do. Good fun, very relaxed and always enjoyable

R
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The tables are too small for 2 plates plus 3/4 dishes. Extremely noisy. Outside seating should be completely separate to inside as there were large groups sitting outside who were really loud.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff friendly. I would definitely recommend this place!

AG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The rib was very chewy that was really all I could fault, the food is fairly expensive but I’d say worth the money. The brisket and the chicken tenders are definitely the highlight.

i
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food at RedDog is almost amazing , The Wings, Natchos and Loaded Fries are delicious. things that let it down, the Ice tea isn't quite right, its a little too sweet with a synthetic taste and 3 ice cubes... thats not iced tea.... and the Blue cheese sauce for the wings was more like a think white sauce, pretty sure it had seen ZERO actual blue cheese, for me Buffalo wings aren't complete with the blue cheese sauce it didn't deliver. The wings are good though, cracking buffalo sauce, if not a little on the small side, no Jumbo chickens in the UK it seems. Overall you wont be disappointed, if you haven't been to the South, just don't take any actual Americans there, they wont be impressed.

DL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I was in a group of 7 and we only ordered 4 starters to share. Our main course was very slow at coming out, other tables around us had come and gone before we got our mains. The service staff was friendly so not sure the reason for the delay, kitchen maybe!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Background music a bit too loud when trying to have a conversation. I'm sure service staff would have reduced it if we asked. One of our group thought the bread could be a bit fresher and the burger not so rubbery. But overall the food was good.

EL
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time coming back and didn't disappoint will certainly be coming again.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food although a little expensive. Our table service was superb with a real friendly and positive attitude.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was really slow.

SB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food wasn’t as good as advertised on social media doesn’t look anything like the platters they show

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a brilliant restaurant, 5* service!

LC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food. Attentive service and friendly staff, can’t wait to return.

ST
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and first class service. I will definitely be going again

AO
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Somehow a table of 10 that arrived 30mins before us managed to order ALL of the BBQ meat they had so most of the menu was not available (there was barely anyone else in the restaurant so unsure how that is possible).

I had reserved a table so they had my contact details and could have informed me of the issue but didn't.

I appreciate certain items can run out but if you are cooking the BBQ fresh and one of the main things you supply is BBQ meat then how do you run out at lunchtime on a Tuesday? (What were you thinking of cooking that evening?)

The staff tried to be helpful and book us a table at the Soho restaurant but we didn't fancy the inconvenience/cost of having to travel there so didn't go.

DR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

BBQ restaurant with no meat.... intriguing concept... ain't gonna work.... used to be great!

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely a go to place in Hoxton for a great hearty meal.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We went last year and it was amazing. Went this weekend and it was so disappointing. Quality of food was shocking. Has gone down hill massively. Bill came in at £68 for 2 burgers and fries and a couple drinks

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Table booked but wasn’t ready on time. Was then moved downstairs to the ‘nightclub’ section. A bit disappointing but the food was cracking

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

After a relatively long wait to be served we ordered drinks and the choices were pints of a pitcher , we asked how many pints were in a pitcher , this seemed to cause confusion (assume this has never been asked before). At third time of asking we gave up as the question was indeed unanswerable . We then ordered food, starters arrived , wings and nachos and were fine, no issues, almost an hour after initially ordering the burgers arrived . But no sides..... and one burger was wrong, it simply needed cheese adding. About twenty minutes later said burger appeared with cheese. No idea what the delay was as it simply needed cheese and everyone else had almost finished , we kept being promised our chips would arrive, after we had finished our burgers we just cancelled the chips as had no belief they would arrive (roughly 85 mins after ordering them). So we didn’t pay for them.
The place wasn’t overly busy so don’t know why everything was so slow. Would’ve been happy if we had been kept up to date on the order but we weren’t
Overall not a great experience and unlikely to return

DP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. A little overpriced. Would recommend tho.

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