HotBox Spitalfields

4.5
142 reviews
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£25 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Brunch
  • Casual
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At HotBox we use a combination of kiln dried Hickory and Oak in our 1 tonne Rotisserie Smoker. The meat is dry rubbed and cooked low and slow(ly) to create tender, succulent cuts that melt in the mouth. Be careful though, theres plenty of spice to get those taste buds fired up!

Please note our BAR reservations are for our downstairs bar 46&Mercy, and not the restaurant. We have a special snack menu available for our bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Tues - Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm and 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun 11:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
020 7247 1817
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Our basement bar 46 & Mercy is is the perfect drinking den for that special celebration. Previously home to a famous street art gallery it is a unique private dining experience, which is versatile and impressive for any occasion.
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Catering
BBQ and lite bites.
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Public Transit
Liverpool Street and Aldgate East stations within walking distance
What 142 People Are Saying
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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great flavour meats and delicious sauces. Loved the meat selection and sides were tasty. The tacos were pretty small I thought but service great and a good vibe.

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LR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and i really enjoyed by Bday celebration there. We had the bottomless brunch and it was very good throughout. Would definitely go again.

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was absolutely fantastic! Have already recommended numerous times. Lovely food and great service - best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted!! And those Tacos.... wow

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CK
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and great service for a large group. Will be back!

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s
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was as good as always and this time the service was good too. Still too noisy to have a conversation though.

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

We opted for the bottomless brunch. The food was delicious and the music was a great vibe. Waitress was always attentive and topped up our drinks when needed. I love this place because it gives you an option to pick prosecco/bloody marys/other seasonal cocktails from a selected list and you can switch between them all! It was brilliant.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Favourite place as always, cannot wait for brunch!

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

Front of house and waitresses were super friendly. Service was fast. Food was super delicious and not overly expensive - it is a little pricey for some of the ribs etc. but you get sooo much food and it’s good quality so it’s not a problem. Beers were pretty cheap. Would definetly go again.

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WM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you like meat and BBQ there is no other choice than HotBox. If you go meat platter I advise some slaw for a token effort at balance!

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

All staff here are extremely rude, from greeting on the door to the waitress. Treat customers like they are stupid and not willing to help. Would never want to come back due to such awful service. Management need to teach staff how to be friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Hotbox for my birthday dinner on a Friday night. The food was amazing, cosy environment and execellent service. I would highly recomend.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Bottomless Brunch, very generous with the bottomless. Great food and atmosphere

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G
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service all the way from front of house to waiting staff, and consistently good food at Hot Box. Staff coped admirably with changes to our group and everything served quickly and accurately.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, decent prices. Me and my friend had the chicken waffle and the chicken was good (a bit salty for my friend) but the waffle was a let down. It just didn’t seem fresh compared to the chicken - could’ve been reheated/made from frozen?

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST. IF you are a meat lover... you're missing out.

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s
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was exceptionally good. For that, I would return in a heartbeat. The ambience was extremely noisy and it was difficult to hold our conversation. The service was so dire I actually chose to withhold paying the service charge.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The people in HoxBox Spitalfields are very please and attentive. The food came in good time and was hot. Flavoursome and good portions, the food was great. The deep fried Oreos were a real treat.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good meats, large portions, good beer and good music

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SR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch gorgeous food and cocktails, place was busy and vibey . Service was amazing, Lewis was so attentive . We will defo return

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed with food and atmosphere was intense, music too loud and waiters were too quick to clear the plates (that we were still eating from). Overall disappointm

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place serving up some really creative dishes. Atmosphere is lively.

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great, perfect for meat lovers. The atmosphere is good but be warned, the place is loud. If your eyesight’s not the best you may struggle to see the menu as the lighting is a bit low. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the prices are reasonable. This would be a great place to go with a group of friends.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food great atmosphere, will definitely be returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That brisket is like crack

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OS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at HotBox for Sunday Brunch. The Liquid Lunch is FANTASTIC, lots of different drinks available and constant top ups throughout the two hour slot. Made my celebration an extra special one.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely time at HotBox for a friend's birthday. We had the bottomless brunch and left very full and merry.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Second visit here, although had a slightly disappointing visit this time. The food wasn’t as good, I had the breakfast burger and it was really dry. It was SO LOUD we could hardly hear each other talking across the table. The staff are great and were really helpful but just the experience was just not as good as the first time, it is really good value for money though for the bottomless brunch

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CO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably tasty brunch! The bottomless brunch is amazing and such good value!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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NW
London
30 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband booked HotBox as a surprise birthday meal. He knew that I love the food and vibe so I was delighted when we arrived. The ambience was lively and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. The pork ribs and the smoked chicken were fantastic as were our starters (crab and brisket sliders). I love the unpretentious ambience, the fabulous food and the attentive and good service. We will be back before too long.

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

Amazing, would defo visit again. Everything from the food, to the service was brilliant. I would recommend this without hesitation

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went there for the Bottomless brunch. The food was really good and our drinks were always being topped up. Will Definitely go back!

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WJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was underwhelming. They sat us by the door and we were freezing the whole time even though we asked to be moved.
Tacos got us excited and then the rest was not great. We had mac’n’cheese that lacked flavor even though they used four cheeses the dish was blend.
We were very disappointed because their instagram pictures look awesome but what you actually get is very different.
We won’t be going back.

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EJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The meat was exceptional in Hotbox. The quiality, freshness, and taste of each dish was worth every penny. Don't go if you're a vegan, meat is their thing.

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

Great brunch menu with a wide selection of drinks (if you choose to go for the bottomless option!). Very friendly and attentive staff too - I will definitely come back again!

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very attentive waiter(s) for bottomless brunch!

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LC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, in a cool contemporary setting with a bottomless brunch option for only £25 which went down a treat. The staff were friendly & attentive.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing bottomless brunch and great service! will definitely be back!

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HB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Good Beer, Great atmosphere. Have been back several times. what a find.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food that arrived quickly. I had the crab slider and a burger. The bottomless brunch drinks kept getting topped up without having to ask and the food was delicious. The music was my sort of tracks, great vibe and fun inside.

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