Harden's survey result
Some of “the best smoked meat in London” (including “excellent brisket”) is prepared on the charcoal in front of you, alongside “some fantastic sides” at David Carter’s rugged, southern US-style grill-house, just off Brick Lane. Just one complaint: “the room is nice, but smokey”.
“Incredible, slow-cooked smoked meats” makes David Carter’s moodily designed grill-house, just off Brick Lane – arranged around a 2m width of glowing charcoal, complete with grilling paraphernalia and dudish chefs – a mecca for meat-hungry hipsters. “Good beer and cocktail selection” too.
David Carter’s “super-on-trend” yearling has left its street food origins behind, “taking smoked meats to a more civilised level” at the 2m wide charcoal grill of this “well-designed and stripped-back” site, just off Brick Lane. “The smokey room adds to the atmosphere” and although “it’s so much more expensive now that it’s gone permanent” the “very imaginative BBQ” served tapas-style makes it “arguably the best smokehouse in London” right now. Just one thing: “the interior’s extremely dark (your camera phone lights may be needed to read the menu!)”. Top Menu Tips – the brisket (“like butter”), and the crispy pig tail (“taking pork scratchings to supreme heights!”).
Smokestak Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It’s starts with out walking past the venue as it has almost no signage! You walk in to the venue and it’s dark (not a problem if it’s atmospheric) thectables are very basic, many chairs are wooden and unpadded, thus not overly comfortable. I was shown to my table which not only necessitated me moving the chair, but also the table to get into the tight space. The menu is short but the starter was a favourite of mine, ox cheek cooked in a crispy coating that was delicious. Main was the brisket that was not that soft and crumbly like good brisket should be served with an on sauce and weird thinly sliced chilli. Dessert appeared to be only two choices either of which I liked so after two slices of very mediocre meat I used the toilets down some dark stairs to a basement, they were quite dingy, smelly and falling apart! They need a MAJOR clean and deodorising! The place is set up for a specific image but fails totally, it’s got little personality and no atmosphere at all. After over 1300 reviews on trip advisor one of the most anticipated and most disappointing experiences. I did a special trip into London to come here...WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!"
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
35 Sclater Street, London, E1 6LB
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑9:30 pm|