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February 2018: The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has put both Barbecoa steakhouses (City and Piccadilly) on the market amid restructuring plans that have seen the company agree to shutter 12 Jamie's Italian sites across the UK. Plans for a third Barbecoa at Victoria's new Nova development have been scrapped.

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“Good quality meat but SOOOO overpriced” – that’s the trade off at Jamie Oliver’s good-looking chain of luxury grills, which added a new, swish-looking branch right by Piccadilly this year. So long as you are packing the company’s plastic, the City original (in a big mall), which has “great views of St Paul’s”, can be “perfect for business”.

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


“Phenomenal” views of St Paul’s reward those who get the best seats at Jamie O’s vast City venue; it’s “very expensive”, though, and while fans praise its “beautiful” steaks, others decry results as “dreadful”.

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

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Barbecoa at St Paul’s has some of the most iconic views of the cathedral going. Book one of our window tables and soak up the ambience with a signature steak and a glass of wine. Open for lunch, dinner and nibbles at the bar, there’s no better place to wile away an afternoon or an evening, watching the world go by.

Known as the home of smoke and fire, Barbecoa St Paul’s is all about the best meat we can get our hands on. Traditional fire-based cooking is celebrated, using grills and ovens from around the world, including the tandoor, the wood oven and the pit smoker.

We source the best beef from UK farms – choosing cuts not breed, so you can relax in the knowledge that whatever you order will have the best marbling, texture and flavour. Join us for lunch and tuck into our set lunch menu. At just £24 for two courses or £27 for three, you can't miss out.

As the sun goes down, come in for dinner and order a signature steak, but make sure to leave room for dessert as the Snickersphere is out of this world. With the UK’s biggest selection of whisky, beautifully crafted cocktails and an impressive wine list, you’ll find the perfect accompaniment to whatever dish you choose.

Barbecoa St Paul’s is just around the corner from St Paul’s Tube Station, and Barbecoa Piccadilly is a two-minute walk from both Piccadilly Circus and Green Park stations. 


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Highchair, Portions
10.30 pm, Sun 9.45 pm
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