Red Dog Saloon Soho

3.8
312 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
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 smokers have been imported from the USA and are built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We smoke for up to 16 hours using the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour.
What 312 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
LO
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simple food in a relaxed atmosphere for hubby's birthday.
The service was quick but not rushed, the waiting staff were polite and efficient.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quiet and chilled out, staff were excellent!

Report
Helpful
F
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Like everywhere, some things on the menu work, some don’t. How lucky you are depends on whether you’re a chicken or beef person: Southern fried chicken yum, short beef rib yuk. Oreo milkshake was too thin but the Oreo biscuit was a nice touch - don’t get that at GBK or Byron. GBK does the best Oreo milkshake in my view. The mac cheese would be great if the cheese wasn’t so synthetic.

Service was very good.

Report
Helpful
4
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found red dog saloon after a last minute search online. WOW what a find. Don’t let the unassuming exterior put you off as inside we experienced brilliant service and the most delicious food. Huge portions , fresh food and amazing value . My daughter who travels to America for a couple of months each year said it was the most authentic food she had eaten outside of Philadelphia.!!!!!

Report
Helpful
N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

15 th birthday

Report
Helpful
GL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, well cooked and the staff were very friendly

Report
Helpful
BW
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Having eaten at the restaurant in hoxton nearly 10 years ago. I was expecting bring back the same strong good memories. The reality was the food was half as good as I remember but still pleasant. Nothing wrong with it, just have eaten better. Good service and fun environment. But overall Not hugely memorable.

Report
Helpful
CH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The whole experience was disappointingly. Staff didn't seem to know what was going on, music was like it was 2am and not at all indicative of a Southern BBQ joint. Food was mediocre - the best thing about it was the sauce on the table. Such a shame as i've been wanting to go here for some time.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely experience, my son has tried the Southampton branch and recommended it. Nice and clean, good value, food great and with a fantastic service

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, just all round an amazing place to go for dinner and a few drinks.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food and the service.

Report
Helpful
DW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I personally found it very loud when we were in, this wasn't volume of noise from hustle and bustle it was more the background music that wasn't in the background. The food was okay, several of us had "special" burgers and they were very nice, one of our group had a cheeseburger and that wasn't very exciting by all accounts. The staff were over attentive and kept coming over to ask if everything was okay, which it was.....but either 2 or 3 staff came over independently. It would have been better if just one member of staff had dealt with us and then not come over several times. It wasn't a bad meal, but for the price I feel I would have expected a little better.

Report
Helpful
S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was almost perfect. The meats were cooked to perfection as were the fries. The mac and cheese and the slaw were decidedly odd in both taste and texture. However the restaurant did the right thing and took them off the bill when we said we didn’t want to pay for them after the initial taste. Would def go back again to try the cocktails and the smoked sausage again.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

No one can eat the amount of chips that were delivered in this portion size, and at 6.95 this could reduced in half both cost and portion.

Chips were cold and I waited 15 minutes to pay the bill, service charge was included hence no tip left.

Report
Helpful
N
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, the lady serving us was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Food was served quickly but cooked well and was delicious. Have been back since and is one of my favorite places now :)

Report
Helpful
V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely terrible service. We were told there was no table available for us even though open table confirmed our booking. When we turned up, we were seated by the front door, which was broken and letting cold air in. We asked to be moved as there were around 4-5 tables empty, and told they were reserved so we wouldn’t be allowed to sit there. Never experienced such bad service and the attitude of two staff members in particular was horrendous. Would not recommend anyone to go.

Report
Helpful
A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and plenty of it which offset premium prices Service was good too.

Report
Helpful
MS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We booked a table for 5 people and were given a table more suitable for 4. It was a booth style table, very narrow considering side dishes we ordered and drinks, it was very cramped. We aske s few times if the heating could be turned down or off but it always seemed to come back on, being a small restaurant and the number of guests in there, heating wasn’t required in our opinion.
The female waitress didn’t notice we came through the door as she was on her phone and had to be prompted by a colleague that we were waiting to be seated. The same waitress also forgot to get our 2nd round of drinks so we had to remind her.
Food was good, ambience but the service and table we were given could’ve been better.

Report
Helpful
JG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The hot wings saved the whole evening, they were the only thing I will take from the night. The service was very slow and when ordering drinks they would take so long to bring them to the table or at one point, just not bring them at all. It wasn’t busy enough for things to take so long. Do NOT order the Long Island Ice Tea, it was basically a glass of cola and lemon juice, no Alcohol involved. The cheese steak wasn’t as I had expected, smothered in cheese to the point you couldn’t taste or see the steak and when you did it was very dry and chewy. They kept turning the lights off during the meal, so you’d be eating in the dark and then bright bright shocking light all of a sudden. It’s such a shame because the restaurant in shoreditch is so lovely, this one doesn’t seem to match up. And it cost us £108 for two people. Still wishing I didn’t pay the 20% service charge, as there was no real service.

Report
Helpful
DB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Have been to Hoxton Square location and had some great meals there.
This one, I was disappointed. First time at the Soho one.
Ribs were tepid. Not good when your eating ribs that generallly carry a fair bit of fat for flavour, etc...it just doesn’t taste right if they are just luke warm. The wings that came on same plate were good temperature so I suspect they had the meat on the plate and were waiting for the wings to be ready before bringing it all out.
Fries and onion rings were okay.
I liked the unlimited ice tea, that was a nice touch and the flavour was decent.
I left one of the pork ribs because of the temperature issues and didn’t reallly enjoy the rest, but I was with good company so I just chowed down as best I could!
IF I went again they would need to seriously step up their game.

Report
Helpful
SB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely terrible waitress ruined our experience. Half the menu not available to order. Instead of politely pointing out what was available, the waitress was incredibly rude and unhelpful. So rude that we left without ordering.

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

It was smaller and the vibe was quieter than the shoredicth Red Dog. Service was fantastic and our host (lady with blonde hair) was very attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the Mac and cheese was not american or consistent with the other store at all, it was watery and runny, big peices of pasta and luke warm. It tasted as if it had been made with an instant sachet and was appalling! this should be checked out, as should be of signature quality for a USA inspired restaurant. All other food was good. We ordered a ton as well! Thank you, Helen

Report
Helpful
P
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! Boxes and bags provided to take left overs home. Will definitely be back :-)

Report
Helpful
HG
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great American style food, but we had thought given the name that is would serve hot dogs! Despite that, kids and adults found some good food and we loved the loaded fries.

Report
Helpful
MC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food was really quiet but was due to the time of day , have been when busier and that's added to the atmosphere. Food really good, hot, tasty and plentiful. Nice selection of beers and cocktails all in all a good American BBQ experience.

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On arrival it became apparent that they had made a mistake with our reservation and there was no table available for the initial time of our booking. Luckily after a few minutes one table finished and left, which staff quickly cleared and set up for us.
The staff were very friendly, helpful and the service was brilliant. Our order was taken quickly and the wait until getting the food wasn’t long at all.
The food tasted amazing.
The only issue with the venue is the toilets, or should I say toilet. There was only 1 toilet to serve all those visiting the restaurant. It was filthy and very unhygienic. The floor was covered in water or some form of liquid! This needs addressing.
Over all a pleasant dining experience.

Report
Helpful
d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Well nothing with smoked sausage was available as they hadn’t had the delivery. After we ordered a milk shake we were told the blender had broken down so that was a no go. Nothing off the bill to reflect this.

Servers were nice enough. Once food arrived it was delicious.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place and lovely staff

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had to wait 25 mins to be seated, was told my booking was later when it wasn't, they then says it was just busy. Food was okay though.

Report
Helpful
MJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was really good. The portions are huge and the food is really tasty.

The only downside is the place is so small, on a busy Friday night you’re packed in and it’s not the most relaxing of experiences.

Report
Helpful
z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The love has gone. The food is Ok but massively overpriced for what it is. Either become amazing and earn the price you're charging or lower your prices to match the value of the food.

Report
Helpful
PM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food ok, but for that high price at least ask how people want the food. Service no comment...

Report
Helpful
LL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ food. It is good value for money due to the size of the portions! Don’t be confused, it’s not cheap but its worth what you pay! One of the best BBQ meals I’ve had

Report
Helpful
KM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great amazing food and perfect service, must recommend the combo meal it was amazing with ribs and brisket

Report
Helpful
RC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Knowing the restaurant gets busy I booked a table for 6pm. On being seated I was told I had to be done and out for 7pm. Service was then rushed which spoilt the treat for my wife

Report
Helpful
M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the feel of the place and the options to choose from were great. Our server knew their stuff and were very helpful

Report
Helpful
SC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at the Red Dog, the food as ever is always top quality and the whole place us just great !!!

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What a great little bbq place would definitely return the fried chicken delicious and loaded fries lovely. Only downside was one unisex toilet

Report
Helpful
OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We booked a table for 6 and were sitting at the table for a while before the waitress decided to acknowledge us. This continued the whole night as we had to fight to get attention if we wanted extra drinks or to tell them that a side that was ordered hadn't arrived well into our meal. We decided to leave without tipping because of the lack of service we received, we would have been fine if the restaurant was busy but it was almost empty for a Saturday night.

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Usually go to the Red Dog in Hoxton sq. Have been to the Soho branch a couple of times and its alright. The Nachos actually come out different compared to the Hoxton restaurant, and definitely not as good. Also Red Dog seem to have changed the way they do their burger patty's. You used to have the choice for a 6oz big one or 2 x 3oz. Now they just do the 2 x 3oz, which means you cant really get a proper medium cook on the patty. Burger was still banging however! Just starters were a bit of a let down

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
8