Boxcar Butcher and Grill

4.5
112 reviews
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£25 and under
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Grill
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
We all want complete freshness and we feel the only way to truly guarantee an amazing steak (or burger) is to work directly with farmers, prepare the produce in-house and put it straight onto the charcoal grill.
We are a casual dining restaurant, with a small area of outdoor seating, main dining area, rear dining area under a full-opening skylight and a lower-ground seating area for 20 covers overlooking the kitchen and charcoal grill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Grill, Burgers, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8am – 10.30pm

Saturday: 9am – 10.30pm

Sunday: 9am – 10pm
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Phone number
020 3006 7000
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A pleasant find off the main street. Excellent food and unobtrusive service.

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s
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The breakfast was great. The quality of the ingredients were excellent, and I felt it was really good value for money. The place was quiet, but was ideal for a nice relaxing morning. The general ambience of the place is nice, and would definitely like to return one evening. Overall, a great experience.

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m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I always get enticed by beautiful food photos, and forget that UK burgers and steaks suck compared to US, So America, Australia etc.

The box car is no exception.

Wine selection is modest but the two reds we tried were quite good.

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G
London
158 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful choice for quality steak, innovative starters and great service. We splurged more than we were intending to, but it was worth it!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and service. Surprised it was quiet tho. But I will be returning when I go to London next!

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was really good the first time around. Went back with work colleague and though still very reasonable value and products, the ribeye steaks we ordered were overly salty when served. Also they use to cook steak with rosemary but this does not seem to be the case any longer ....

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress was average, took ages for the food, got the order wrong and then charged extra for something i didnt order. 3rd time there and will question whether there is a 4th.

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TF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great burger, fries, greens, friendly service - pudding was okay, could use some more exciting options (but it is a butcher after all...)
cool decor & layout too, calm & airy feel.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent meat!

They had run out of the sides i wanted (broccoli and chicken scotch eggs). But the rib eye was awesome! Well seasoned. Did not need the peppercorn sauce.

I will come back.

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RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening; lovely food and friendly service. Would recommend and will come back!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, perfect for a business dinner

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TG
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and great food and beer. Wonderful find.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday lunch menu was beautifully done. We have the beef and the lamb and both were beautifully cooked. My wife is 32 weeks pregnant and it was no bother at all when we asked if the beef could be well done. The potato and truffle gratin extra side dish was a little small but the veg that came with the Sunday lunches was beautiful. There were some nice draught ales available and the cocktail options looked great. This restaurant has a beautiful interior, great music and really relaxed vibe. Well worth a visit for Sunday lunch!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was quite small and tables were very close together. We had a table next to us who were very loud so our dinner was disturbed. The menu was very limited and all quite heavy choices. Food was good, although our burgers were slightly over cooked. Service good and staff friendly. It would be good if they added a few more choices to the menu.

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F
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a cosy quaint place to eat. I love the decor and the ambiance. We all had the sirloin steaks and they were all cooked to perfection, with fries and other veggies sides. All great. The menu is limited but personally I prefer that. The service was warm friendly and efficient.

I would definitely return to this place.

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. A small, yet creative menu. As a working butcher shop, they can also whip up a delicious dish from a selection of cuts from their cooler. Quiet street steps away from Oxford Street and teh Mayfair area. Friendly staff. Great place for a perfectly cooked burger and a pint of beer.

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SC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

eggs hollandaise was excellent

i went there for the sunday roast which is going to get a mixed review: everything with the roast (potatoes, carrots, yorkshire pudding) was great except for the roast beef. they were cooked medium well to well done. who eats beef that well cooked?? (no, i was never asked when i ordered how i like my beef cooked). nonetheless, it was edible - but what a waste of beef

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great burger. Went there specifically for that reason. As I always search for burgers places around the world.

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h
London
153 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Boxcar's reputation is very high and I'm delighted to say all three of us who enjoyed the Sunday Roast absolutely agree with the critical and popular enthusiasms. Superb produce beautifully cooked--outstanding roast beef accompanied by perfect vegetables and Yorkshire pudding. As a bonus: good robust red wine at an extremely reasonable price. Friendly and efficient staff...welcoming room...a true treat on Old Quebec Street.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality food and service in a friendly and nice environment. I look forward to going back again for the 5th time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, comfortable and good food. Come back often.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing - we got a massive cote de boeuf and a fillet - the meat was excellent and the cooking (rare) was simply perfect. Try it!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meat well prepared, really nice sides very kind service... but long waiting time to be served

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly waiter but bit slow bringing bill/desserts even after we said we had trains to catch. Great steaks.

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p
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and really good, simple food. The meat quality and flavour was excellent. But also the sides and deserts a cut above the norm. Very satisfying.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best burger I’ve ever had.
Steaks look amazing too. A real find.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good. Steak smelt a little strange as if it was clocked with pork

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time!

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AQ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of meat, good wines, great dècor and Patricia is a very pleasant, professional addition to the Team.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

High quality steak with creative / tasty fries + a green bean salad that was absolutely a taste sensation. A bit pricey given the ambiance. Avoid the downstairs dining room or you’ll be facing the toilets (doors often left open). Wine priced high end also.

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AF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sophisticated burger bar that does not leave you feeling stuffed and greasy. Nice. Lovely street atmosphere too.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our visit to the Boxcar. Food was excellent and the sevice fabulously. We all loved our food including the vegetable tart which looked and tasted beautiful. Food is not cheap but it is London so not surprising. Only downside was the chicken was not available. Would definitely return to Boxcar.

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best ribeye steak I've ever had. Relaxed vibe. Attentive non-obstrutive service. On my list of go to places.

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b
London
68 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Sunday lunch was okay, expected more.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Possibly the best steak I’ve ever had!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and a Great Sunday Roast. Well worth a visit.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly delicious!!!! I’ve been to this restaurant 3 times in the last few weeks and on each visit I experienced excellent service and ate incredible food.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best steaks I've had in London. Loved this place!

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found this restaurant on a Saturday morning and intrigued being a butchery, we went for lunch and it was great. We ordered rib-eye and it was perfectly cooked and the side of confit potatoes was awesome.

Really nice spot in a quiet street of central London.

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