Red Dog Saloon Soho

2.8
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334 reviews
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£25 and under
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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 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 334 People Are Saying
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2.8based on recent ratings
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3.1
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2.9
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2.8
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Theo
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Dissapoonted as this was the place we chose to break our lockdown. Have been looking forward to eating their delicious bbq. Unfortunately when we arrived we were informed they are only serving burgers and wings from their menu. There was very little social distancing in place as the back of my seat was in direct contact with the table behind me. The portions also looked smaller than usual.

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Aaaaa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was shut and was not informed before arriving.
No information on when it had shut

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DanT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table via Open Table - my daughter's birthday treat!
When I arrived at the Red Dog it was closed due to a fire ?
The booking system should have notified me

It was lucky that Bodeans was just around the corner!

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HarryE
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Understandably the Soho branch was shut due to a fire. SO we decided to get in an Uber to the Hoxton square Red dog. The Hoxton square was possibly the worst dinner out we have ever had. after telling our friends how amazing the food was and how we all travelled from brighton to be disappointed by the lazy and rude staff (including managers) and amazingly over cooked food.
the Soho branch was amazing the last time we ate there. it could not have been a more polar opposite experience from the Red Dog we know.

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DanielR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was closed due to a small fire. Sure that can’t be helped. However letting us know it was closed would’ve helped.

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SandraDee
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing. The service not so much. We finished our appetisers before the drinks arrived. The service was very slow and had to keep trying to get their attention and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Had mentioned that it’s my husbands bday in the reservation and even called to remind them and yet they still forgot to mention it. Would think about it before going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time ! Food was fantastic atmosphere was buzzing staff were lovely and friendly! Couldn’t fault anything and would definitely visit again.

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Nice venue, good location but the food was poor - especially for the premium price tag. Chicken wings were dry, fried chicken tasteless, but the brisket wasn’t bad. Expect much more for a £40 meal!

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DavidD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great experience to make your own platter. Quality meat and very nice people who work there!

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DELANEYF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for my anniversary weekend it was Lovely service was great would recommend anyone there.

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PavlosS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Crap. Crap. Crap. Long wait. Place was empty. Food was average.

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AlanH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is good, and, having been before, we were looking forward to the fried pickles. However this time they were almost inedible as was almost like eating pure vinegar. That said the meat is always great. The ribs cold have ben more tender but the chicken tenders and brisket were very good indeed.

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LizzieL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really friendly and food was really good! Will definitely go for the food there again!

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RaymondD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was Meh, not good BBQ at all, ambience was good, Servers were not attentive at all

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vipnocarbs
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No clue. Was told we could not be seated until 9pm. Even though plenty of seats were available, oh and we reservations. Meh. Oh well

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Raybags
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Soho branch. As always red dog is amazing. The best food around.

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LydiaT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bland food
The Mac and cheese was very poor, resembling something you would buy packaged in a summer market
Beef short ribs - dry, no sauce, tasteless
Chips - taste of oil as so over fried

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

This place has lost its mojo. I use to always back Red Dog to deliver top bbq. This time round the food disappointed. Still great service but the food is not up to the standard it had previously set.

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Scott
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good service and food came quickly. Food had great smoke flavours but lacked in tenderness that I have come to expect from this cuisine, maybe this is because we came late in the evening. Cocktails were very nice also.

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SteffiC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% the best burger I have ever had, my other half who is really fussy with burgers agreed. Fantastic food however is a little pricey but worth it for a special occasion

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice cozy restaurant. We picked the place at random and we were so happy to have discovered it. Food was delicious and the restaurant offered a social chill ambience.

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LeeDennisEllis
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat, we will be visiting again. All staff were really happy and friendly!

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LORRAINEJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet and chilled out, staff were excellent!

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Artmodern
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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4605diane
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.!!!!!

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Nkkp182885
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

15 th birthday

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GraemeL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, well cooked and the staff were very friendly

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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CiaranH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the service.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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Shaz
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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Nathan1111
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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vipVeggielicious
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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Andy
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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MartinS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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Red Dog Saloon Soho is rated 2.8 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

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