The Big Smoke

4.3
26 reviews
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£26 to £40
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American
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
  • Pre/post Theatre
BBQ, Steakhouse and Burger Specialists located in the heart of bustling Leicester Square.

We serve Argentinian Angus steaks that are Wet-Aged for 7 weeks. Choosing our beef is a big decision, more important than you think because, the grading and classification of the beef will affect the quality of the steak produced on the grill. We look at marbling, moisture content, colour and insist on the finest grades of beef. Therefore, offering excellent quality and at the same time, value for money for all our customers.

Our unique 'Tin Burgers' have been crafted using a tin to stack our overflowing, hearty and fresh creations...you have to see it to believe it!

We are proud to offer a friendly welcoming atmosphere, fresh cocktails, icecold beers and generous portions of good old Southern-style cooking offering perfected BBQ specialties.

We welcome you to join us with friends, to get together over great fresh food, plentiful drinks and music - enjoyment that never goes out of fashion.
What 26 People Are Saying
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AW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food fantastic service atmosphere brilliant
Family places my son and my family was enjoy a lot.
We will definitely coming back

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good and staff friendly but I had spoken to the restaurant in advance about gluten free options and was assured this could be accommodated yet when we arrived we found there was only steak and salad as an option.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday afternoon with family is a must. Friendly attentive and efficient service. The food was lovely well prepared and fresh. We had a toddler with us and he was well catered for with high chair and colouring page and crayons. Children's meal was great he lived it so did Mum
I cannot praise this high enough.
Facilities were clean. I will definitely visit again.

BD
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The starter and main were fantastic, but it was massively let down by dessert. The ice cream had big chunks of ice in it - a sign of poor quality ice cream which has melted and been refrozen. I actually wished I hadn’t had dessert.
But the waiter was rude to my dinner guest.
He flung down our dessert spoons without a word to us. At that moment, I felt quite unwelcome actually, like an annoyance.

However, that said - fabulous burgers and a great beer deal. Great atmosphere and very clean bathrooms.

Just a shame about the member of staff we dealt with and that unpleasant peanut butter sundae.

JK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Great location in Leicester Square with cool drinks and very good food. American vibe you don’t see in many places in London but if u want Ribs, cool burgers, and great drinks, this is a good choice

SM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great unlimited wings and fries offer on a Wednesday!!

MJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere and giant portions of food

R
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice location, great service. Giulia was amazing and simply went the extra mile to accommodate all of our requests.
We had the ribs and the beef fillet steak and the food was so delicious.
Will definitely return, the place has such a Good London vibe.

HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, great food, all the people and also the manager are very kind people... for sure I will back

A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Seated quickly and staff were friendly but the food lacked any taste no seasoning inferno wings not hot at all and was dry needed loads sauce to try to eat it. Left feeling disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We been last Wednesday for the second time in this restaurant and we been surprised again
The atmosfere,the food,the service are amazing
Managers and all the staff are very polite and helpful
Thank you very much Again
See you soon again

I
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the big smoke on Tuesday afternoon. The hostess was great and very welcoming. We got a nice table outside. We have been offered drinks right away and the service from Nikolas was really good. We had ribs with Cezar salad they were amazing. Definitely will come back.

MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely time for pre theatre brunch. The staff were attentive and friendly and considering we were in the centre of the West End the food was very affordable. Would go back 100% but stay clear of the french toast a little too oily and greasy. Nonetheless a pleasant and enjoyable time at Big Smoke

BS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Hello, Thank you so much for hosting our group of 20 on Saturday. We all had a brilliant time. I would like to apologise for the noise from our table and if we caused any disruption. I know myself and few others had drank far too much. You were very paitent with us! My fillet steak was awesome btw :)

AE
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun vibe. Attentive service. Really enjoyed it. Had a nice steak that was well seasoned and well cooked. Reccommended.

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meeting was a successful time

H
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!!! It wasn't my first time at big smoke and definitely it will not be the last... I'm planning to try all the menu :p so far food was fantastic from starters the special margaritas to the desserts. I loved the smiles on the staff faces, they transmit the happiness to the customers, excellent service and a big thanks to the manager Andrea who was great and super helpful. Can't wait to go back!!!

NB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant after seeing reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed
Glad that we booked a table as was very busy however the staff were so friendly and attentive couldn't do enough for us
Food is delicious and atmosphere was brilliant
Would highly recommend

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there Saturday evening and it was a Great experience
The Staff was very Friendly and Polite
We been on the Terrace and we enjoyed a lot the atmosfere and the nice weather
We definitely will come back

PN
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience,really good food,specially the mix seafood!! Friendly staff,I enjoyed my time,and i recommend for everyone to try!

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere in The Big smoke is seriously amazing. Such a unique place. Great and verry professional service since first step to restaurant until the farewell. Cocktails they do are oh my GOD! And this burgers in a tin... wow - delicious and probably the biggest burger I have seen. Highly recommend!

a
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we walked in, we felt so welcomed from all the staff at The big smoke!
The food was incredible (ribs and burgers were some of the best we had ever eaten!), the cocktails were on point and the service was outstanding (thank you Nicola and Diego).
I've been to a lot of restaurants in the city, and I wish they took as much time to interact with customers.

Will be back soon for sure!

MP
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to The Big Smoke restaurant with bunch of friends to celebrate birthday... When we sat down our waiter (Nicolas) took our drinks order and gave some time to look at the menu... everything was very smooth... the ambiance was great thanks to Nicolas, who turned out to be really attentive and professional waiter. Needless to say starters, mains, cocktails and desserts were stunning. We had very good time overall. I highly recommend this place and we’ll be back shortly for another outstanding experience.

AR
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great atmosphere from greeting, music to the service. Our waiter niconas is just fantastic, makin an amazing fun service for as. Also shaker juaquin excellent cocktails👌.highly recommend.

SE
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.
Superb service- nothing was too much trouble.
Reasonably priced for Leicester Square.

It was a pleasure and we will be back!

ST
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never seen a burger as big! I had a chicken burger which came in a tin that you slide off leaving a huge stacked burger with layers of crispy fried chicken and coleslaw. We were sat on the terrace in Leicester Square and people were taking photos and commenting as they passed which was hysterical. My friend had a huge rack of ribs and we shared some onion rings. It was great fun and we moved inside when the live music started. Great night out.