SMOKESTAK

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Barbecue
SMOKESTAK | london barbecue
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RR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere, super helpful staff and amazing food!

CO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, nice interior.
The of cheek starter was amazing and would love to have them again. The rest of the food was good, too. Perhaps slightly more salty than my personal preference.

It was good value for money.

Overall happy and I may go there again.

DB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The AUBERGINE is stunning... as well as the briskez.

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great feed here.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste is good and the price is acceptable. Btw love the vibes there

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, not a lot of variety - more quality over quantity but would certainly recommend!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a friends birthday - so we expected to pay more but still is pretty spenny for relatively small plates. Service and food great though but the tables are cramped and we constantly got kicked and bathed throughout dinner - which was not ideal for either of us. Definitely more volume custom over relaxed kinder dinner experience. Black lock definitely a more comfortable eat! Excellent allergy advice and care however - testament to the staff!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! we love you! open one in Greece please!

B
London
42 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Smokestak is one of my fave places in London. The food is really outstanding but it is a shame that they have taken off the mushroom toast from the menu, it was incredible. One of our waitresses was fantastic but a couple of the other staff members seemed disinterested on this occasion. I love the industrial vibe but on a few occasion that I have been there it is always a bit chilly.

H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and wicked ambiance, I’ve walked past the place a few time’s and this is a serious bbq stop, you have to try the beef short rib!! That is the dogs B**ls

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good & price

TF
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good, tasty food. Vegetarian dishes were especially good (spring greens, aubergine, beetroot dishes). Liked the fried ox cheek too.

Good atmosphere though service was occasionally absent. That didn't matter since we would have been happier to have stayed a bit longer - the only issue is that we were in and out in an hour.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were seated at the bar despite having a reservation. Food is not near as good as the last time I came. Everything was dry, and felt like it was microwaved.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic service, and the best carnivore experience in London

OT
London
94 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Were parked in a small, dark corner area of the restaurant against the stairs down to the loo on the ground floor. Very small stools on one side of the round tables, a very narrow bench on the other which was supremely uncomfortable. The food was average and the acoustics so loud we couldn't hear each other. Then there was the constantly-barking dachshund from the nearby diner. Overall, poor design and clearly never did a soft launch to know how to fix this nightmare of factors. ONe of the worst experiences dining out since arriving in London 31 years ago. #shameful

m
London
28 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic gastronomic experience. We couldn’t stop ordering and eating everything available on the menu.

Smokestack is undoubtedly one of the best place I have eaten. Original tastes. A real foodgasm experience.

Service was nice and we were left enough time to enjoy our meal over and over again.

For the quality of meat and ingredients we paid a very fair price and we were surprised about it.

Portions are just perfect. We shared everything by 3 and it was just great.

A bit disappointing that on a Sunday at 1.30 Pastrami was already finished. I tried it before so I was ok with it, but I admit we firstly booked especially to try Smokestak pastrami. An opportunity to come back soon.

Top eatery. Enjoy it!

Can’t wait to come back.

PS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Qualità del cibo superiore, peccato la poca scelta. Avevamo prenotato per le 21,45 e, al momento di ordinare, metà delle proposte non era disponibile. Il servizio può essere migliorato, così come l’ acustica del locale, dove è quasi impossibile parlare senza urlare.

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The restaurant ask us to leave after 1 hour that we got there. No one ask us if we'd like to look at the desserts. Their food was really good, but it is not a good place to go out with friends or to have a date, because you need to sit down, order, eat and leave, really fast. I got extremely embarrassed, because I suggested to go there.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious, highly recommend. Full of flavour!!!

LB
London
82 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious brisket

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall a fantastic meal, flavours were bang on, unique concepts and worth a visit if you don't mind a small hole in your pocket.

Interesting concept of the "wonton" crispy taco ceviche trout. Beautifully light and crunchy "wonton" with a refreshing mix of lightly vinegared trout. Although a bit heavy handed with the vinaigrette which resulted in a pool of juice which would then run down your arm, hopefully not staining your shirt.

For approx £15 per smoked meat dishes we were expecting a larger plate of meat in true southern style, but we were presented with A rib and 2 slices of brisket. Which were cooked to perfection and had a beautiful bark, but left quite a bit of room for more.

The tomato salad was a nice respite from the richness of two meat dishes. Not as fresh as I would have liked, as they tasted a bit riper than I would have liked, but would edible.

Dessert was top, beautiful salted caramel icecream but large chunky praline which were like Lego bricks in the mouth and a moist perfectly sauced sticky toffee pudding.

BY
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the pork belly and the beef briskets! The aubergine is also delicious!! However so sad to find out they’ve stopped serving pig tails (clearly haven’t been back in a while?!). Great venue regardless for hearty get together meal with friends!

f
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, really good flavors. Small portion for the price so I wouldn't go if I'm hungry but would definitely be back for nibbles

SJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food. Disappointed to see the pigtails and the lamb gone from the menu!

n
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, good service, good drinks. Sticky toffee out of this world

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great lunch and our waiter was very attentive.
Drinks were a bit slow and the beer selection was limited.
Music was quite annoying as we were sat in corner under speaker.
With some minor tweaks this place will be one of our go to’s for sure

RL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smokestak is one of my favorite bbq restaurants in London. The food is amazing, the brisket is yummmmmmm!

SZ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Portions were very small, I ordered brisket and it was two thin slabs. It tasted great but I wouldn't recommend at £13. The jacket potato with cheese was nice, it was like mashed potato inside jacket potato with loads of cheese.

Also the resturant is hard to find, there's no sign at the top

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!

PG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

h
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tasty food, just nowhere near enough for the price.

MO
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

HS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Carne ottima, servizio gentile, ambiente super

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DL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

F
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great creative takes on BBQ with beautiful mouthwatering brisket

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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