SMOKESTAK

4.6
917 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Barbecue
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  • Good for a Date
SMOKESTAK | london barbecue

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

If you’re looking for serious meats, Smokestak in Shoreditch is your answer. The Southern barbecue, especially the brisket, is the best in London.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 917 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious although small portions. It was a bit too loud inside and too much smoke outside. The seats were not comfortable. All that being said, we would go back for lunch and dinner again and again! Delicious food reasonably priced. And cool neighborhood!

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. Space was limited at the table which is my only reservation about the place. Great value, great vegetarian options to for a meaty barbecue joint

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h
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tasty food, just nowhere near enough for the price.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend studies on london and when I visit him it is always a pleasure to come and eat in this restaurant. The nourrite is delicious, the service fast and efficient. We love the concept. This is by far the best place we eat!

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HS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Really tasty food, but REALLY over-priced. Portions are small. My son went on to buy some street food in Brick Lane after our lunch. Food comes as it's ready, which they didn't explain to us, so we'd nearly finished our meager mains before our similarly meager sides arrived. I'd ordered a baked potato and half a potato arrived at £3.50! This place is aimed at people who don't eat a lot and have, I would say, more money than sense. Don't go here if you're hungry.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Carne ottima, servizio gentile, ambiente super

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DL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was well-cooked and delicious. Would have ordered more if we had space left in our stomachs! We ordered pigtails, ox cheeks, brisket, pork belly and charred greens to share. Everything was cooked to perfection, and for a smokehouse to cook their greens as well as their meat is rare and such a nice surprise. I've already recommended this place to friends and would happily go back again. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their system wasn’t in sync with Opentable’s so our reservation wasn’t confirmed, the restaurant was full and we had to sit outside in the cold.
But staff was friendly and the food is always great!

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F
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Of you love meat and BBQ, then this is the Mecca for you.

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great creative takes on BBQ with beautiful mouthwatering brisket

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t miss the buns! They are amazing!

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m
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Their rarebit potato was the most delicious thing I've ever eaten.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best BBQ in London, menu could do with some variation in terms of sides. Attentive service, great cocktails, and smoky BBQ. Definitely a must try!

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked a table for Saturday late afternoon, rocked up half an hour early and was seated without delay.
The service was friendly and efficient and the food, as always, was awesome!

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RM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Go and try the Brisket Bun. The big one. Fantastic. I also had the dry aged beef rib. All the sides were great too. If you like smoky, juicy, melt in the mouth meat this is the place to go.

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b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mixture of really nice dishes (mostly veggie) and some average ones from the meat selection

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, excellent helpful service and nice atmosphere. The brisket bun is truly special.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love pretty much everything about this place, but the burnt peach old fashioned and the brisket buns are something special. Can’t recommend enough.

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S
London
93 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant with excellent food

I lived the pig tails & ox cheeks. The beef ribs stopped conversation completely they were so delicious.

The seating wasn’t great as we were on a tiny table & I had to sit on a shelf. My partner was constant knocked by those passing.

I loved every moment of being their though. It was a really great experience.

No question that I’ll be back

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

Outstanding on everything!! Super cozi and cool atmosphere. The waiters were the best sympathy I found in recent years and the food was amazing, seriously, sooo good!

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Greatest steak restaurant in London

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Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever - suitable for all kinds of occasions

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G
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We shared a sea bass wonton unusual but delicious and pigtails couldn't have the ox cheek because of my dairy intolerance which was a great pity We had Brisket Pork belly Aubergine and Charred greens which were all excellent and very tasty Nice Rioja and left well sated A great evening out Will be back

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s
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place Nice food perfect service try the aubergine and the ox cheek

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice meals, tasty and different. Interesting place to visit.

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambience makes me feel like it’s a horror slaughter house but in a good way since it is a meat based place. The menu I had offered ox cheeks and I haven’t experienced a place that cooked this ingredient as well as this place. Another great dish that I believe that mesh Japanese and Modern Western taste together was the mackerel, this was perfectly cooked - it was simple, beautiful presented and consistent sized. I’ve wanted to try this place for quite some time and I’ve heard many amazing reviews, after tasting their food it was worth the wait. However, some of the dishes can be overly salted but that can be easily adjusted within the cooking process. Overall it was fantastic - the services by the staff there also was super friendly. I highly agree that services in restaurants elevate the experiencing of dining

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal here on a Saturday evening. We sat at the bar in front of the kitchen so could watch everything being made. The staff were very friendly and helpful explaining the menu. Pigs ears were auper tasty. My only complaint is that we are so much meat we couldn’t fit pudding in..next time!

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CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my life, the food was astonishing! Pig tails, beef rib, pork belly & beef brisket were all totally magical and our veg sides were delicious and perfect with all of that meat. Will defo visit again. Everyone at the table is now a big fan 😋

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, everything was sort of as expected and better. Very modern and vibrant restaurant if you're into your meat dishes.

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent modern take on BBQ themes with excellent flavours that take it beyond being 'just' another bbq place

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with visiting friends and we were amazed by the outstanding food and restaurant environment. Aubergine and brisket are the best, and would definitely visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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RS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to sit at the counter and watch the kitchen magic happening! And the food is amazing! Good to order a few things and share with 2-3 people. Or individual plates too.

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N
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good comfort/slowfood. Friendly and helpful staff.

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B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic! Tasty food, good service!

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OF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful work lunch. Great food and great staff. Can't wait to come back.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, carnivore's delight

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! The food was heavenly good!!

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London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome will be back soon

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