Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, restaurant-going in the UK has been suspended. Visit Harden’s on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest news. Please support the trade at this difficult time: use the links provided to the restaurant's own website and social media to discover any delivery, take-away or voucher schemes being run during the emergency.
Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you
RestaurantsLondonCityEC1

survey result

Summary

£45
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A nice, laid-back American buzz” has helped win a loyal following over the years for this small chain of Kansas City-style diners: one of the first in London to bring BBQ indoors. “It’s a fun place” (in the right mood) and the food is “decent” and in man-sized portions, but “not particularly special”.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you want a pile of BBQ meat, you won’t be disappointed” by these “laid back”, “typically American and un-subtle” Kansas City-style BBQs. “No frills”, “tender and tasty” food at “decent” prices has proved a recipe for longevity for the group, an early pioneer of London’s flesh-plus-fire dining scene. Top Tip: “the pulled pork and burnt ends combo is not to be sniffed at”.

Summary

£51
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

These Kansas City-style BBQ joints were some of the first to mine the capital’s enthusiasm for Americana, and their “cookie-cutter feel” is arguably all part of the “fun”. The large, “all-American menu” seems to follow the principle of “pile it high and sell it cheap” – results are “decent, but not great”.

Summary

£44
    £
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A carnivore’s paradise”, these Kansas City-style BBQ joints have become a fixture after more than a decade in London, and they’re still “great fun” if “a tiny bit formulaic” – even those who say the food’s “only OK” say “it’ll win you over if you’re a meat-lover”.

For 29 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Bodean’s?

Best American restaurants nearby

Breakfast Club Hoxton
American restaurant in Hoxton
£42
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Frederick’s
British, Modern restaurant in Islington
£62
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
Breakfast Club Angel
American restaurant in Islington
£42
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Cây Tre
Vietnamese restaurant in Clerkenwell
£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Lantana Café
Australian restaurant in Shoreditch
£45
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Pham Sushi
Japanese restaurant in Clerkenwell
£42
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good