Red Dog Saloon Hoxton

3.8
2057 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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3.9
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3.8
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PreyaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service5ambience1

The food and service was great but I wasn’t happy that we was not actually sitting outside the restaurant as I assumed . If we was sitting somewhere else the restaurant should have called us to tell us pre hand so we could have decided whether we wanted to come. I am hoping you will do something for me due to this as it was husband birthday so I was upset .

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TomE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and lovely staff, what more can you say

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Nicky
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff Rude, no social distancing would rather see their customers walk out rather than try to keep customers happy

Sat us too close to other people wanted to change seat and they would not let us move they gave us the choice to stay their or leave

Not happy at all never going here again

MM
MM95
Limerick
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

On the website there was a breakfast menu available 10am-4pm on weekends. Arrived to be told they don’t do breakfast or brunch on the weekends. Food took a really long time to be served and we were told they would need the table back in 10 mins while we were still eating.

NM
NaomiM
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had this a a last minute late lunch choice. the others had a selection of chicken wings which they absolute loved. The cocktails also went down very well. top faves were the El diablo and the Young Cuban.

we would defiantly go again if we were ever in the area and fancied some BBQ/American South food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, will most definitely be back!

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Rrrz
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not the best place in Hoxton Square, overpriced food and drinks

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Maxk
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We go here quite often for work. Unfortunately, even with just a group of six people, there has always been parts of our order missed. Even introducing something as simple as using a pad and pen would help instead of trying to impress by remembering. I ordered the burger and the wings to come together, and I had the burger which was finished very quickly and then I had to remind the staff about the wings which were clearly forgotten, showed up twenty minutes later and had no flavour. The chicken is the biggest letdown and tastes very cheap. One of my team ordered the chicken fingers and part of the meal came with bread. We were not expecting five chicken strips resting on a single slice of white Hovis bread that was just pulled out of a sliced bread packet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly good!

KC
KellyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Customer service was really bad from the manager.
The waitress was really nice; the food took really long to come.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value food . Friendly staff.
Outdoor dining working well however onl

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. Staff very attentive and made sure we had a great night. Staff did well ensuring Covid compliance too.

JM
JessicaM
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Overall, our time at Red Dog Saloon was alright, but it easily could’ve been improved.

Firstly, we were sat not even at the restaurant, but across from it at a different restaurant’s patio- which is fine, but there was zero ambience, heating, or lighting at all, which put a damper on our evening.

The servers tried their best to make it enjoyable, but they were understaffed in my opinion.

Our starters came out super quick and hot! We ordered fried pickles and BBQ wings and loved both! We were super happy with that.

We ordered our mains- 1 smash burger and 1 punisher mk2 burger with philly and guerilla fries. The punisher mk2 burger was delicious because it had several BBQ meats in it, but honestly, the smash burger was nothing special. Both of the fries were alright. The food came out hot, but did take some time to arrive at our table.

Finally, getting our Bill was a bit long, as the servers were busy running across both patios.

I’d say stick to Red Dog’s BBQ. Their BBQ is amazing and we’ll definitely be coming back to order one of their trays, and hopefully we can get a seat at the actual restaurant!

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ShannonS
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Freezing cold, over the street from the main restaurant. Not suitable

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AshleyC
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had to leave the restaurant and go somewhere else.

We were not sat in the normal outside restaurant area despite booking in advance.

We were asked to go sit across the Square, outside a random shop front/cafe that was closed. No heater. No wind breaker. For a 6:30 dinner. It was windy and freezing. So we cancelled the sitting and went elsewhere.

Very disappointed as I was looking forward to enjoying the Red Dog Saloon food for my first visit to London in 9 months!

J
Jennifer
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met colleagues for the first time since lockdown starting to open up and we chose the Red Dog Saloon because it was the only venue with reservations (we booked a week in advance).

Super glad we did! Not only was it a super comfortable and well-designed outside space with both covering and heaters (it was cold and raining, very appreciated), the food was outstanding (very beautifully fried chips, onion rings, and pickle chips), the drinks were free flowing and plentiful, and the service was just the right amount (asking us when we needed things, but not more, easy to get ahold of when needed).

Overall we had a great time. The only downside was that our 1.5 hour reservation slot was too short! We would have preferred to stay longer, if possible, it was so comfortable.

Will definitely go back again, would recommend to friends. If you want a cosy, authentic all-American experience that is clean and homey, this is your spot. Thanks!

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Amane
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The food look more delicious in photos than in the reality, cold food and the taste like a old food

PA
PanagiotisA
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Amazing burger. A bit on the expensive side

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Cocktails were terrible, served in dirty glasses. Food was only ok however service was poor, took a long time to get any staff attention even though they were standing at the till

KM
KateM
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really efficient and friendly and the cocktails were delicious :)

MB
MarisaB
Essex
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great cocktails, really lovely outdoor seating with heating. Recommend this place to anyone!

KW
KatieW
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoked meat is a must - beef brisket, pork ribs, short rib with a combo of side dishes! Delicious!

JG
JessicaG
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your food is simply insane, a total experience of flavours, just the best burgueses I’ve ever eaten in my short but tasty life

LB
LeeB
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant to back open to eat there....amazing food

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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.

BG
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.

IA
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

TS
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

OT
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

BM
BMcl
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
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

JM
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

EH
EllisH
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favourite place in London

FAQs

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

Red Dog Saloon Hoxton is rated 3.8 stars by 2057 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.