Red Dog Saloon Hoxton

3.8
2032 Reviews
£25 and under
American
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HEATED AND COVERED TERRACE FOR GROUPS FROM MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLDS

Barbeque grew up in the South of the USA where cooks learned to slow roast cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. Exposure to the smoke of the smouldering wood added a distinctive smoky taste to the meat. The process could take many hours, leaving the meat tender and juicy.


Our award-winning smoker has been imported from the USA and is built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We use the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour, and the meat stays in the smoker for up to 16 hours.
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.8
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Daniel
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food was really nice, but music was terrible. The last thing you expect to hear in saloon - techno music at max volume.

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BobbyG
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst places I’ve visited for ensuring the safety of others of Covid. A group of 12 teenagers arriving claiming they are from one household. Whilst trying to explain this to the waitress she was rude and conceited. “Call the police if you like” was her response.

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IA123
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibes. Will definitely be returning!

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marilynb
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all brilliant, really brilliant, we had a wonderful time

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ThomasS
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great. Sat near to bar and seemed to be in a spot that was overlooked by waiting staff.

Food still good.

TK
TomK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely outstanding and completely authentic.
Best barbecue I’ve had outside the states! We were put downstairs which was a little dark for our liking, especially when upstairs had a great atmosphere and looked buzzing when we arrived and left.
Overall, great food and their own beer is decent too, thoroughly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was good. Atmosphere was great. Chicken was quite oily. But we had a nice time

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Yaya
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went here with friends for dinner. Service was nice, although a bit slow at the end. It was very loud and couldn't always hear what my friends were saying. Food was good, above average. The sausages were really good, the brisket a little dry for my taste. The meat platter for 2 is a good combo to taste a little of everything. In all a decent evening.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great, didn’t have to wait long at all. Lighting was a bit too dim but was great dining experience overall

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BMcl
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Very attentive. We will be coming back again!

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SadiqH
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food with amazing music being played.

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jamesj
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The breakfast was a shambles, all burnt, an we were the only people in there, burgers are great but will never eat breakfast there again

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Too busy with covid

Some food came hot some cold

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JohnM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely meal. We both had burgers and doubled then up which is recommended. The overall vibe of the place is great and the staff were very attentive

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SianE
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing. You will definitely be seeing us again.
As for the left overs the following day!

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AlisonP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on a Saturday night and it wasn’t too noisy for the kids. The food was amazing with special mention to the beef brisket!!! It was one of the best ones I’ve had in a while. The service was fantastic and our server I believe her name was Nicole was super friendly and even gave us some good suggestions on the food. All in all it was a great experience and will definitely be returning again.

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TheCyclingFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The best wings I've ever had! Very friendly and helpful service especially with explaining the slightly confusing menu when building your own platter. The food was delicious, highly recommend the Hickory smoked wings, brisket and chopped pork, accompanied with the Philly fries. My partner and I were comfortably full of great flavours! It's a cosy spot in Hoxton Square, away from the hustle and bustle of Old Street.

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service. We would definitely recommend and we will be back.

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AMELIED
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The waitress was lovely however the service was really slow. We had to wait over 40 minutes for the food and it seems like it was normal so I didn’t ask why.
The food was good not warm enough, felt like it has sat on the pass for a while and got forgotten about.
Overall it was okay but could do with some improvements especially that it was really quiet.

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Elizabeth
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food very much I just wish they hadn’t run out of beef ribs

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MelindaA
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be returning soon.

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ChristineM
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The staff were lovely And the place has a great vibe. But the food was expensive for what you got, plus most of it was lukewarm/cold. Value for money for a family meal, not worth it. A few beers and apps with friends, yes.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was not disappointed. We got everything we went there for, it was delicious and not too expensive. Will be back very very soon!

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TediT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, wish I caught the women’s name that served us!

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Charl70
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sons 24th birthday. The food was generous and delicious. The waitress was charming, efficient and anticipated everything. Very impressed. Cant wait to go back.

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leighp
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be returning again.

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BenCJones
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

On arrival we was informed there was only hot links, wings and burgers there was no BBQ. We left and went to Bodeans that had a full menu

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WillD
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good!! Portions were huge!! Too good. Left feelinh stuffed. Would deffo come back again!

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BobbyW
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Really poor experience. Arrived for 1pm lunch to be told that most of the BBQ menu was not available [odd for a BBQ restaurant]. Only 2 other tables in. Waited 45 mins to be served. original waiter seemed very disinterested in the whole situation. Only saved by his waitress colleague who at least smiled and cared that we might have a limited time for lunch!
Had chicken wings/platter. Decent flavour but at £2.50 per wing {!!] just crazy over priced

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JakeG
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had a table for 8pm Saturday evening.
We ordered around 8:15 and the food arrived at 9:32. After several complaints to a number of the staff we just kept being ignored and other people’s food was being brought out who had only sat down.

Avoid

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Cindy
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great experience and good time with friends overall, food was delicious. Staff super friendly. Price was a bit too much in the end.

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BrettP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Order wrong long wait dark No social distancing uncomfortable seats dirty and dingy grease food not cooked food flat beer and to top it off they wanted payment

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GemmaP
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and I would say worth the money, however wouldn't say it was a cheap meal out.

KJ
KyleJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

booked a table at 6:30 but did g end up eating till 7:30 and other customers also complained about the wait, they got there before us and we got our starters

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OpenTable Diner
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! I would definitely go again. Great food and at a great price.

CB
ChristtopherB
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Forcing people to download the nhs app by rude staff members, Along with a limited menu

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Olly
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely spot on and exactly what I expected. Wouldnt change anything about this place

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Dave
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food is tasty enough although we found the sides really disappointing. Overly mayo'd coleslaw, tiny side salad and the loaded fires (sorry can't remember the name for them) but they were really quite inedible.
Mostly however, this is not the same RDS as before. Service was really not great. We waited longer than expected for mains which we queried and then when it arrived was pretty cool and made it to the table WITHOUT cutlery. We waited a few minutes expecting knives and forks to arrive, then waiting a few more mins to catch a servers eye and then eventually had to go ask directly. All up - the already cool food was outright cold which we then had to wait to explain that to one of the servers who then had to get a manager, who then only replaced the burgers and then took the fries away etc etc.
Apologies all around but I think the damage was already done by then.

While I know you don't go to a BBQ joint for red wine, you should go here expecting them to be worth the money. RDS - no amount of telling us that the selection is good will make it so, even if you are charging £35'odd for a bottle. Note: if a table leaves two filled glasses and the best part of a bottle of wine, you can rest assured that it wasn't good.

We really want to be sympathetic (post COVID etc) to restaurants struggling to fill the space like they used to but be aware that they are opening up the entire front of the restaurant to allow people to drink and smoke. That is kind of uncool if you don't want the shouting, smoking (and dropping of glasses) to be wafting over you while you are eating. My wife was literally back to back to a smoker - technically outside the restaurant but of course in practice only 2 feet away.
Perhaps not be a problem as the winter draws in.

Not worth £135 for 2 people.

My suggestion then is not to make it a Saturday night out. Go for beers, cocktails and Wings (the Wings by the way were very good - just as we remembered them) and then move on.

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GabrielO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Burgers - in comparison to the likes of Black Bear, Honest Burger and 5 Guys there is just no comparison.

Booked our table vie Open Table and the guest/manager who greated us claimed he could not find it.

Toilet upstairs had no soap to wash your hands and when we brought this to the attention of our waitress she was defensive by saying we should have used the toilet downstairs as the toilet upstairs is used by staff and is a disabled toilet.... Yuk

FAQs

Red Dog Saloon Hoxton does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Red Dog Saloon Hoxton is rated 3.8 stars by 2032 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.