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“My inner caveman loves this place!” – “Chops, crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle” provide “amazing meat and amazing value” at this “laid back and very cool”, “no frills” Soho basement, which is “a case study of picking something you’re good at and sticking with it”. In Spring 2017 it opened its second branch – a larger City outlet off Eastcheap. Top Tip – “the amount of food on the ‘All In’ has to be seen to be believed!”
“The best chops in London”, draw devotees to this “simple but winning” two-year-old in a bare-brick Soho basement that sells very little else. “Meat overload (in a good way)” – “smokey grilled chops, chips and wine: what’s not to like?” The no-reservations policy is “a hassle, but they send you a text to come back from the pub when they’re ready”.
“Chops, chops and more chops” is the promise at this “buzzy”, new “industrial-style” Soho basement; it certainly does “exactly what it says on the tin”, and “it’s hard to go wrong with large piles of meat at a decent price”.
Blacklock Restaurant Diner Reviews
"What an absolute treat this Meat feast turned out to be. Having seen lots of pictures and some reviews I really couldn't wait to visit Blacklock. So as we were in London to see a show it wasn't hard to choose where we would be eating afterwards. You arrive at the door entrance thinking that you could see the restaurant but in fact it's downstairs. So as you descend down the stairs the amazing aromas meet you. There is definitely a great vibe to the place and the staff were very friendly. We started with a cocktail and their own Blacklock Brew lager. Then the waitress came over to guide us through the menu as there are so many different cuts of steaks & chops. We decided to choose the All In which was amazing value for money and gave you a chance to sample a variety of the delicious chops. We started with some delicious Pre Chop Bites which are included in the All In deal Cheese & Pickle , Pigs Head & Kimchee & Egg with Anchovy. This led us nicely onto the main event a fantastic selection of Skinny Chops (beef rump,lamb cutlet,lamb t.bone,pork loin,pork rib & pork belly) along with our choice of sides Beef Dripping Chips and the best Sweet Potato I've ever had as it was 10hr ash roasted . We also ordered a couple of extra sides which I do think you need a winter salad & the highly recommended Barbecued Baby Gem lettuce with anchovy dressing. They had a nice selection of sauces , which the Garlic Marrow Spread was heaven. After finally finishing the amazing feast we did need a nice break before dessert which they only did one. But it was well worth the wait a truly fabulous Homemade White Chocolate Cheesecake with fresh Rhubarb in a separate bowl. So with our stomachs we'll and truly full this brought to an end a glorious dining experience and one that would very highly recommend. I would also say that if there was more than Two people then although open all day on Saturday they were very busy. But once you've been you'll understand why. It was also nice to chat with Beth one of the managers who showed great interest in what we thought during and afterâ€©"
"To bet met with such warmth is a rare find these days. We were give a choice of seats and plumped for next to the bar;where else! A short yet excellent choice of drinks including some lovely non-alcoholic cocktails got us in the mood. The chops were truly outstanding. Our Italian waitress with a hint of the East End was a delightful accompaniment to our lunch. She helped with our choices of wine and food, all being spot on. The four of us devoured our way through ribs galore. Even the bones were given a good crunching. The rib-eye was recommended as being served medium. It came rare but did not stint our passion for a succulent and above all well seasoned piece of meat. Veggie sides are not to be overlooked. The courgettes with Stilton were wonderful and the beef dripping chips were some of the best we had eaten in a long long time. Pudding was even free of charge, well it was a Monday lunchtime. Nevertheless an outstanding lunch from start to finish and also surprisingly for London a very good price too."
"Simply mouthwatering plates of chops. Excellent quality meat from an excellent supplier. Simple food but done extremely well. The "all-in" menu option is astonishing value for money. Can't recommend it heartily enough; can't wait to go back. Well done Blacklock!"
Last orders: 11.30 pm