Red Dog Saloon Hoxton

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American
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty, very tasty

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiters kept coming over too much and made it very obvious they wanted us to order FAST

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

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.....

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect evening - outstanding food and drinks, brilliant attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back soon! 10/10

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time here and would recommend it to others and the back ourselves in the near future

TJ
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

AC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I loveeee this place, best chicken sandwich HANDS DOWN, there is no competition, they win.

DY
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

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.

MG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, no rushing from the attentive staff.
Excellent burgers and brisket!

RH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Best burger myself and partner have ever had. Will definitely be returning.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice part of town. Been before will go again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was no where near as good as I have had in the past from the same restaurant.
They had a new waitress who had no idea what she was doing unfortunately.
Still enjoyable but could of been much better.

LB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 11 for a stag do, we actually had 12 but red dog Hoxton were very accommodating and wasn’t an issue, service was superb from the off and we were looked after very well, would highly recommend for large parties, food was delicious and very reasonable

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (as always). Only let down was the restaurant did not have a record of my reservation. Thankfully they were able to fit us in regardless.

EK
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service, nice ambience although a bit dark downstairs where we were sitting. The food was very tasty but some of the plates arrived a bit cold.

RK
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was slow, food was good when it came. Night was ruined though as there was a drunk young teenager left on his own barely awake holding a beer. This seemed pretty bad to us so we told the Manager who responded by having a go at us for interfering and saying none of our business... absolutely no concern on her part about the child. unbelievable.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service...............................

TJ
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service perfect food perfect ambiance, cherry mash sour cocktails are a must my wife loved them.

MH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my third time here, the food was definitely not as good as the last couple of times, felt like they weren’t on their A-game, waited about 25 mins to get our drinks despite it being quiet and burgers weren’t very hot. I’ll still go again in future though as have had some amazing food and service in here before.

KG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was friendly prompt and efficient. Food amazing for the carnivores and the 2 veggies and vegan in our group also really enjoyed their meals.
Only slight issue is the lighting levels, 10 people were trying to read the menu by phone light.
The food is great would be perfect if you could see it

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was very cramped food was nice but very long to come out.

DG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The beer i had tasted horrible so i changed go another one and it still tasted horrible! The burger was saturated in greece with no taste what so ever. This was the philly cheese steak burger. The mac and cheese side was the woret mac and cheese i have tried my partners red wine was not good so much so she left it and had to pay for another drink which was equally bad. And for 2 people to have 1 starter each 1 burger each with 3 sides and 3 drinks set us back over £80 for what i would say was probably the worst meal i have had in a long time. Valentine's day was pretty much ruined by this experience. Would never recommend this place to eat. Poor value for money. Poor food and poor drink

Very dissatisfied customer

JC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It has improved massively since my last visit around a year ago. Much better menu, service was great.

DK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was great but within the first five minutes, three waiters asked us six times what we wanted for drinks, we didn’t get enough time to even look. Our waitress was pretty “whatever” about anything and it was so dark we had to use our phone torches to see the menu.

L
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The Red Dog Saloon quite simply make the best burgers I have ever tasted. My wife and I seek one out every time we are in London.

Unfortunately, due to a fire, the central Soho branch was closed at time of writing, so the Hoxton branch was the only London-based alternative. It is not the quickest or easiest of places to get to, but let me assure you that it is more than worth the trip for the frankly absurd quality of food. The meat melts in the mouth, and there is more cheese than you could ever hope for.

They even offer some food challenges for the brave (or foolish). However, be warned that there is some serious competition, so don't be disappointed if you pale.in comparison to previous winners that adorn the wall of fame.

The only thing to be aware of is that the noise levels can be quite high, causing you to have to speak at quite high volumes to carry a conversation. There is also a quite relaxed atmosphere, which can lead to small children running around at their whim - so it's not somewhere to go for a quiet meal.

Any serious carnivores must give this place a go, as they truly work some sort of magic on the meat. And I don't think anyone ever leaves unsatisfied.

I'll be back every chance I get. And be sure to keep an eye open for the more centrally-located Soho branch when it re-opens!

E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is amazing. We had a sharing platter and sides and everything was so tasty! Our waiter Jose Ramon helped us choose the portions and it was just perfect. He was really knowledgeable of the product and really great customer service. Great experience and looking forward to coming back soon!

M
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location near to bars etc. Amazing food. Loads of choice.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff thank you for a wonderful experience...we’ll be back

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bbq meat and great variety of burgers, the staff is really friendly and the place is very comfortable, highly recommended!!

P
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Was excited to try this place as have been to some similar restaurants and been really impressed....
However this was such a let down, on arrival was not greeted for 5 minutes and then just shoved on a table menus thrown down and the waitress walked off. After 15 minutes we ordered drinks these then arrived about 15/20 later.
The food came and to be fair the plate I had was good , however the burger that my girlfriend had was so greasy, like swimming in grease! Awful.
We then got the bill after asking 3 different people for it. And I said I didn’t want to pay the service charge which was 12.5%. However the waitress said yeah but it goes to staff I was like I don’t care the service was crap. I then paid the bill however once I got in checked my receipt and she kept the service charge on there anyway.
Food average, overpriced and waiting staff not bothered about customer. So disappointing

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Generally the service was poor. Everything had to be asked for twice and took quite a while to be sorted. As food was brought out, two of the people I was with had to wait extended time for their main course, I had to ask twice for cutlery, drink refills again asked for twice. Upon asking for a jug of water, it eventually came but with two glasses (there were five of us) and on top of that, the food was ok at best. I had some incredibly fatty brisket on my platter that probably account for at least a third of the weight. Sneaky sneaky considering it’s charged on weight!

It was the first time ever I’ve never paid the service charge and the look of disgust the server gave me was pretty telling.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Waiters were nice but overwhelmed on a Saturday service. Unfortunately there was some issues during the service but the staff was nice and did their best. Would go again.

WD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the most emense, juicest Veggie cheese burger Ive had in my life!!!! Highly recommend the GUERILLA WARFARE FRIES!!!! Ohh and the cocktails were on point!!

PE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Drinks were a little slow to come but on the whole a good dining experience.

FB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was really relaxed and the team were very helpful. The pork rib and chicken wings were absolutely delicious and came out very quickly. Would definitely come back to try other dishes, especially the burgers! They looked amazing!

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The least satisfying meal I have ever had. Half the menu was unavailable, the wrong drinks were served, the food took over an hour after ordering to arrive and it was cold. The server was very unapologetic. I would actively avoid this restaurant.

KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for dinner with my girlfriend. The food was fantastic.I recomend the philly cheeseburger and the chicken and bacon fries.Very friendly staff and nice music.Thanks for the experience guys.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Ribs were succulent, and the gerkhins and side salads were nice. I'll definately go back there.