Blacklock City

4.8
1664 Reviews
£25 and under
Steak
Blacklock is a modern version of the Great British chophouse. Set in an old electricity substation on the site of London"s oldest meat market. We take the best meat in the country from the award-winning farmer and butcher Philip Warren in Cornwall. We cook chops simply over our real charcoal grill with a little help from vintage Blacklock irons and serve it all up alongside cocktails for a fiver and wine on tap in our atmospheric subterranean chop mecca.

Bookings:

Monday - Thursday
Bookings for lunch from 12pm - 3pm
Bookings for dinner from 5pm - 10pm

Friday
Bookings for lunch from 12pm - 3pm
Bookings for dinner from 5pm - 10.30pm

Saturday
Bookings all day from from 12 - 10.30pm

Sunday
Bookings from 12pm - 5pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1664 people are saying
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LauraB
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from our waitress, gutted we didn’t get her name, free cannolis at the end which made my partners birthday!!
The cheesecake was absolutely divine. Can’t wait to come back again!

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CharM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous food and lovely service, very helpful and attentive staff!

Butcher Price Mondays are great and the steak was delicious!

Great cocktails too!

Would 100% recommend and we will go back at the next chance we get!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing! The service was incredible. It was my dads 60th birthday and the staff really went all out for us - they had a birthday banner up and everyone wished him happy birthday. All the staff were so helpful and polite. It made my dads day and made the occasion so special.

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LHJT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Blacklocks and although the food was delicious it was the service that blew us away. Our server, Sofia, greeted us and answered many questions about the menu offering us a plate of lamb as we were unsure how it would taste. The value for food was great. The beef Sunday roast was a definite winner.

Sofia took the time to connect with us, sharing down to earth opinions. When it came to dessert, she generously scooped us cheesecake. Our food experience was overshadowed by the amazing service.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to have a roast, great value for money. Our waiter Joel was the best!

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Fleckers
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, warm and cosy place to eat some very tasty amazing food.

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JoanR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely time in Blacklock. It is a cosy restaurant with lovely and friendly staff

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KevinS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Excellent steaks. Service was great.
Atmosphere was great but didn’t need the background music. Everyone had to raise their voices to talk and it then becomes too loud. Several people struggling to be heard.
Just switch off the music. There is enough ambiance and verve when full.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great vibes. Food was rich (not complaining), so be prepared for unbelievable flavours and textures. Recommend pig head of toast, rib eye steak and cheese cake!

Will be back!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, staff were very welcoming and attentive.
I had requested wheelchair accesss, it would have been nice if somebody had read that request and contacted me to inform me this was not possible as the restaurant is located downstairs and there is no lift to accommodate a wheelchair.

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KirstyT
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first visit to this restaurant and the whole experience was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the steaks and how much in weight, we would all need. The food was delicious and whole ambience was amazing.

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MakedaH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely time, I went for my partners birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all outstanding! Our first time visiting as a group of friends and had a great evening. The staff were fantastic - explained the menu and helped with recommendations. Can't wait to eat here again.

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shelleym
Shropshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience, it is a little expensive but definitely the best steak in London.
It is loud but amazing ambience.

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MichCoop
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great tasting steak, limited choice on menu but food very tasty. Definitely recommend

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Phoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great value for money a steakhouse in the City. Staff is friendly and service efficient. Noise level is very high possibly because the restaurant is in a basement and the tables are close to each other. You are expected to give up your table and will be reminded to do so when your time is up which is understandable for this type of restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best meat we have ever eaten 10/10

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Elizabeth
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

steaks were underdone and cold, and waiter was not paying much attention

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JosephP
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good ambience and good value!

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Horst
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitive recommendation - great steaks! And I loved Butcher Monday!

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HeleneD
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked on a whim, following an afternoon at the Sky Garden.
The food was incredibly delicious.
The service was amazingly attentive, without being overbearing.
Would highly recommend!

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The staff seemed more interested in serving their own dinner than offering us dessert, it took a while to get someone’s attention

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Camill
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with amazing food and outstanding service. All team was very friendly and welcoming showing high standards of service, and the food was mouthwatering and delicious.

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HollieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good portions, wonderful cocktails (which are well priced) and friendly staff. Blacklock never disappoints.

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KimberleyB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was amazing! Nice and casual! Staff were really friendly and sociable.
Cheesecake was to die for and the roast was one of the best I’ve had!

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent roast, veg and gravy.
Food was not piping hot but very palatable.
Great attitude from the staff, would go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and it was clear the staff were a bit overwhelmed. We were seated 25 minutes late and service was a bit hit and miss. Food was good (albeit I had maybe overhyped it and expected more). Would try again on a week day.

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vipjacqui
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food and the atmosphere were fantastic but we were a bit disappointed with the service. We were informed several times (including when we first walked through the door) that they needed the table back by 7.30pm - we arrived at 5.30pm! There was also a comment when 2 of us ordered well done steaks that they take 30 minutes to cook!! We ordered them anyway and they were worth the wait. It put us off ordering desserts as we were worried about the time. We would definitely go back, but maybe on a week night rather than a busy Saturday.

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SamC
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, great atmosphere. First time in this location as we usually go to the one in soho, but definitely won’t be our last time here.

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PETRAV
Croatia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! My favorite place in London!! Highly recommended!!

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Marta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service! The pigs head on toast and cheesecake were particular stand outs.

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GFSM
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and prompt service. I would recommend it!

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Ryan1
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal as always, the service is brilliant and the restaurant has a great atmosphere.

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KyleF
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From the moment me and my friend walked in we were made to feel welcome and we were looked after very well. Staff ensured we were aware of menu options etc.

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RayW
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would give this more than 5 stars if we could. Everything was amazing!

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Katrina
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Our waitress was absolutely outstanding! Best service I’ve ever received at a restaurant.

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GeorgeG
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fabulous night at this restaurant food is second to none.

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AnatoliyS
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and overall experience

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Jesper
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent rustic food at a fair price. Came for steak, wasn't disappointed.

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DLLS
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had a reservation and came early In the hope to have a table sooner.
As no tables were available we decided to wait at the bar. 2 couples came in the meantime, one with no booking and another one who had a reservation at the same time as us and who also came earlier. Both couples got a table before us (despite us being at the bar for 30 minutes).
The service was very slow, we wanted to order desserts but no one ever came to take our order so we left.
The food was very nice but improvements can be made

FAQs

Blacklock City is rated 4.8 stars by 1664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.