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#254 of 15,047 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

City of London
0.1 miles from The Monument to the Great Fire of London
About
Chops and steaks with seasonal sides, wine on tap and cocktails for a fiver. Our second restaurant, this time in the basement of an old electricity substation on the site of London's first ever meat market.
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (683)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had wonderful Saturday night at Blacklock City. The food was lovely starting from Pre-chop bites and finishing Porterhouse cooked to perfection. Big Thank you to all Blacklock City team for making our night special. Also big Thank you to our waiter Dermot for looking...after us and recommending the best white wine on the menu.Definitely coming back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic evening, food and service was great. Thanks Eleni for excellent advice on what to have for the mains👍👍 wine was perfect with food! Throughly enjoyed the sides; Parmesan Kale Salad and roasted sweet potato!! I will be Coming back soon!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw videos on Facebook about this place and just had to go 😁. My heart sunk a bit when we were asked if we had a reservation 😔 obviously we didn't. We were absolutely ecstatic when they said they could fit us in ☺️....All of the staff were super friendly and offered a lot of helpful advice on drinks and menu choices, we opted for the Blacklock lager and the All In sharer meal 🤤 the pre chop bites worried me slightly when the waiter explained exactly what they were as I'm not that adventurous 😂, they were absolutely delicious. Shortly after another waitress brought the pigs head starter over to us, we were shocked as we hadn't ordered it but she said that because it was our first time she wanted to let us try their most popular starter and OH MY GOD it was devine. The main course was awesome delicious meat piled high with bread at the bottom soaking up all those delicious meat juices, the beef dripping chips were so crispy and morish, and the slaw and broccoli and walnut salad were the perfect accompaniment, but the thing that bought it all together for me was their chop sauce 🤤🤤🤤 I could have drank that on it's own 😍 there was so much depth of flavour and my only issue was that I had to share it with my husband 😂. The staff here are like a family and everyone was lovely. We were even given a bowl of their beautiful white chocolate cheesecake to finish. We have never been to a restaurant that makes you feel so welcome and with such impeccable customer service. We are already planning our next trip to London and we will definitely be booking in to at least try their lovely looking Sunday roast platter. This place is awesome!!! Thank you xxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mitchel is fantastic but so are all the rest of the staff! This was the first reservation I booked coming to London. Their reviews were stellar and they did not disappoint! Busy Saturday night, we got there 20 minutes early for our reservation and they...were eager to accommodate. The restaurant was packed! It’s where the locals go and we are so happy we spent our first dinner with them!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great venue, food is great, staff are great. The all in is forever a great deal. Shame about getting mugged on a red you feel obliged to drink. Not great. Sour taste. A beer and tap water please.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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George Penny, General Manager at Blacklock City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Simon Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry that we fell short of your expectations. I would really appreciate it if you could send me a contact number or email me at george.p@theblacklock.com with a few more details so we can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and amazing food. Dermot was incredible. Blacklock City never disappoints - best of the group (in our opinion). Couldn’t recommend more highly! Chop Love x

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with friends last week, my first visit to Blacklock restaurant will certainly go again. The food, service and ambience was brilliant 😀

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a friend’s birthday and had a fab time! Food was great and the service and staff attentiveness was second to none. We will be back for sure. Thank you for making that birthday extra special!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing not up to usual standard. I told my girlfriend after previously having a nice meal with son. But the pork meat was dry and the waiter didn’t even ask us if we enjoyed. We did tell him a the end and they threw in...a random cheesecake. Not sure it’s exciting enough to come back especially if the meats are not cooked to a great standardMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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George Penny, General Manager at Blacklock City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sean Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry that we fell short of your expectations. I would really appreciate it if you could send me a contact number or email me at george.p@theblacklock.com with a few more details so we can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place friendly staff not sure the restaurant it’s as good as all the hype. I have been to quite a few chop houses, I can honestly say I was a little underwhelmed, don’t get me wrong the staff were lovely but the food was...good just not great like some of the reviews would lead you to believe. I had fillet and a side of chips and “slaw” the steak was nice but I have had better. Price was was ok, not too expensive but expected a little better if I’m honest. The food came out on plates that looked like they had been donated by a load of OAPs, it was a bit random considering look of the place. One thing to avoid would be the slaw it looks like they put a carrot and cabbage in the vinegar bottle it was disgusting. Good but not great I think would describe my experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I can sum up the total experience with one word AMAZING The food was amazing the wine was amazing the staff are amazing and the restaurant was lush. Thank you for making my boyfriend birthday meal special.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely perfect meal - in fact I think the best meal I’ve ever had. And aside from the incredible food, Mitchell and his wonderful service made this really special. Give this man a raise! Will definitely come back and could not recommend this any higher....All praise to Mitchell and the chefs for making this a truly fantastic evening!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Fabulous food and service making for an amazing Mother’s Day. Thank you especially to Dexter for making it so special on this day.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We have just had Sunday lunch in this restaurant the roast in London the lady who looked after was a lady called Charlie she was first class and also all the other staff members make you feel so welcome and look after you thank you...so much from the old man from teesside my daughter booked the restaurant Mrs c hunter NeversMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Best service and ambience you’ll find in London! Celebrated our 5th year anniversary here and the staff were so attentive, friendly and lovely 😊 Erold was very professional and gave us great recommendations on the food. The food was incredible, we had a lovely lamb...starter followed by 800g sirloin steak, finished off with the bread and butter pudding. Emma was so sweet and gave us a takeaway white chocolate cheesecake as it’s our anniversary 😍 you can tell that the staff loved working there as they truly cared about the guests!! Definitely recommend, 5 ⭐️More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Hi Tom, Thanks for the message, Unfortunately we do not have a lift at either the Blacklock Soho or City restaurants. The Shoreditch restaurant is on the ground floor and is more accessible. Please feel free to contact them... More
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Yes there are a couple of really tasty vegetarian options - ask when you get there! The sides are all good too - bbq baby gems, kale, triple fried chips etc
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think it might be a tad loud for the first one but deffo a 3rd date if you can wait
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Blacklock City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5