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Blacklock City, London,

Blacklock City

4.7
4.7
2587 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 that give back and wine on tap in our atmospheric subterranean chop mecca. On Sundays we serve a Roast almost as good as Mum's.

We have limited spaces for Walk-ins, so we encourage booking in advance to avoid disappointment during busy times.

Monday - Friday
Bookings & Walk-ins for lunch - 12pm - 3pm
Bookings & Walk-ins for dinner - 5pm - 10pm

Saturday
Bookings & Walk-ins all day - 12 - 10.30pm

Sunday
Bookings & Walk-ins - 12pm - 5:45pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Barbecue, British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7998 7676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bank

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 2,587 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Steak

  • City of London

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  • City of London

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  • City of London

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  1. GC

    GCBbbbb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, atmosphere, service - well done Blackrock
  2. TD

    TD2022

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    It was okay, suffice, wouldn’t rush back. Service was very good.
  3. JL

    JenL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staffs were nice and attentive But the whole resto was too loud it was hard to hear
  4. L

    Ladsbroke

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A great location in the city with a great atmosphere at lunchtime. Great food and good value, what's not to like!
  5. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food quality. Staff highly adaptable and supportive
  6. CL

    CityLuncher

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great restaurant in heart of City. Good food, interesting menu, great service and reasonably priced. Work 5 min walk away, but didn't know it was even there!
  7. S

    Shooky1

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best roast I’ve ever eaten out, can’t wait to return. Beefy Mary was perfection.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Sehr zu empfehlen. Sunday Roast einzigartig. Der Spruch fast so gut wie von deiner Mutter trifft voll und ganz zu.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly delish and good drinks...loved the experience and the servers were gracious and kind...the manager stopped by to ensure all was well! Great vibe too and housed in a stunning building! Definitely will come back...don't hesitate to book!
  10. BW

    BernWu

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food arrived quickly. It was delicious and defo filling with big Yorkshire pudding and plenty of potatoes. The gravy/sauce was very tasty! Our wait staff was helpful and friendly and was quick to top up our water and sauce.
  11. YA

    YvonneA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Glad we made a reservation . Very busy. Fun staff. Great food. We had an all in menu with 3 people. Included starter and heaps of meat, and a side each. Cheesecake and crumble were great for dessert. Place is easy to miss from the outside, very authentic in the inside. The only thing is acoustics. It easily gets very noisy. But great experience and would definitely come back.
  12. CO

    ColumO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Meat was as good as usual, but the chips weren't so. Not the usual high standard I would expect. Service was exceptional, however.
  13. j

    jamesk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    the noise level is not energetic. it is too noisy. you have to shout to talk
  14. DB

    DavidB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food and service in a lovely little downstairs buzzy restaurant. With a quality burger at £12 that’s cheaper than a dodgy pub. My rib eye was cooked just right and the wine was very good for the price. To fund a gem like this in the city that charges very reasonable prices is a real find. Would I go again or recommend this place? Yes
  15. SD

    SebastianD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing service, fun and busy atmosphere
  16. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic outing following our civil wedding. Lovely and courteous staff with really tasty food- can’t beat it!
  17. H

    Hayking

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can never fault this place and if I’m ever organising a work lunch, I always take EVERYONE to blacklock… blacklock only! 😊 Fab - as always!
  18. G

    Groups

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat. Went here for roast after going to see a play at the Globe. Everyone was very nice and all the food and drinks were top notch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious Sunday roast dinner. Had the beef roast and it was so savory and delicious. Highly recommend if in London on a Sunday!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came on Sunday for the “All in” roast - great portion sizes for the money, extremely good value and the staff were all lovely. Couldn’t recommend Blacklock enough.
  21. l

    luci

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food is unreal everytime, cannot beat the sunday roast
  22. SJ

    SJOS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food not sure it’s 1000% worth the price as you get one slice of each meat each. Meat wasn’t served hot it was warm. However the food was tasty.
  23. AF

    ArianaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a Sunday Lunch. Absolutely amazing food, great setting and the staff are all so wonderful.
  24. JK

    JoeK

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal Sunday roast with superb service. Opted for the sharer for two people and was a good amount of food which was good value considering the quality. All three meats cooked to perfection (nice pink beef, slightly pink lamb and melt in the mouth pork)
  25. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for a roast, literally the best roast we have ever eaten, got a free cheesecake too for my boyfriends birthday! Definitely recommend
  26. BO

    BridgetO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic but veryyyy slow. We did receive complimentary sides for the excessive wait, which was unexpected and appreciated. Regardless, I’ll be back!
  27. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely banging roast! Best roast I’ve had out.
  28. DA

    DanielA

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. The gravy is amazing. Very reasonable prices. Will be back.
  29. HT

    HollyTG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't find any faults! Fantastic. Will be back in the very near future.
  30. CL

    CLH222

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have an incredible experience every time I visit Blacklock. I’ve been to both, the City and Soho branches and each time they’ve been fantastic. The staff are wonderful and are always so accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is just second to none - there’s nowhere else like it. Absolute perfection. The atmosphere is always lovely in the restaurants and I can’t recommend Blacklock enough - I’m always telling my friends and people I know about it! Can’t wait for my next visit - thank you!
  31. MG

    MarcusGalloway

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another faultless experience at Blacklock City.
  32. TG

    TheGasman

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time here - a great all-round restaurant. Friendly service. Excellent food. Well priced wine. Well made negronis.
  33. ME

    MatthewE

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    All good except we really felt like we were being rushed out. Sat down at 8pm and by 9pm it seemed distinctly like they needed our table!
  34. FE

    FrankE

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, great food, delicious wine and beer selection. We loved the basement brick wall ambiance
  35. AB

    AnnaB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Not my first time here and will definitely be back!
  36. G

    Guest

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem!! Steaks are fantastic and the price is even better. We had such lovely service too, I would recommend it to anyone in the city and will definitely be coming back! (Make sure to get the chop sauce too, it is like a peppercorn / gravy hybrid and I’d go back even just for that!!)
  37. PJ

    PaulJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “All-in” and cheesecake are perfect to accompany the big chops. Wine not too bad either.
  38. m

    martin

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Butcher's Monday is awesome! Cheesecake dessert was also great.
  39. I

    Isabelle

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible roast dinner, the sort you don't expect to find in London! Service was great, everyone was so helpful and attentive. Lovely atmosphere and will definitely return for many more meals.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I have contacted the restaurant directly as the meal was very poor

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Blacklock City is rated 4.7 stars by 2587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 111 times today
Google Map for Blacklock City

13 Philpot Lane, London, EC3M 8AA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bank

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Barbecue, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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