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Pitched on foodie Exmouth Market, Blackfoot is a celebration of all things porcine from the team behind the superior fast-food chain Leon. Occupying a pokey split-level site, with the now-familiar shabby-chic decor, it has a rather cute, homely feel that suits the cleverly fashioned food. Chunky coleslaw is the perfect match for slow-roast pork belly bristling with tingly Szechuan pepper and star anise, rustic herb stuffing brightens a slab of pork ‘middle’ (loin and belly), and refreshing sides such as a salad of fennel, almond and orange are an ideal foil to all that richness. Charcuterie includes lusciously smooth, whipped lardo on sourdough toast, while retro desserts might see sticky rum-and-Coke baba or an enticingly craggy chocolate éclair. With pork-friendly ciders and beers on hand, Blackfoot is the perfect place to make a pig of yourself.


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  1. Published : Monday, 14 April 2014

    Frenchy love food :: BLACKFOOT EC1

    Blackfoot EC1 opened last December in Exmouth Market, it specialises in pork dishes.
    Since they opened, I have been twice, first time was few months ago for a dinner when they opened, and the second time was last Sunday for their new brunch offer.
    The restaurant is divided in two small rooms, one at the front with the bar and tiles on the wall and the other room at the back with old advertising posters. The decoration is minimalist and I like it.

    For starters we shared with my friend Trevelez jamon and whipped lardo on sourdough toast. Trevelez jamon was very good but nothing compare to the whipped lardo on toast. This dish was fantastic, probably very caloric but well we only got one life ! I remember I added slice of Jamon on the whipped lardo toast, it was a good combination too...
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  1. There’s no shortage of steak and burger restaurants in London, but very few dedicated to pork. Although some may think that the pig is inferior to the cow, pork definitely has its own unique charms – all it takes is the right cut of pork in the hands of a great chef. Blackfoot is dedicated to pork – apart from a few vegetarian dishes and a fish of the day, it’s all about the pig at this small restaurant on Islington’s Exmouth Market.

    Service was friendly and chatty on all of my visits...
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  1. Published : Friday, 17 January 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Blackfoot, Exmouth Market

    Exmouth Market isn’t short of great places to eat, with the likes of Morito, Moro, Caravan and Medcalf. New kid on the block Blackfoot, which specialises in all things porky, replaces an old school pie and mash shop which apparently could no longer afford the rent.

    Inside they’d kept the old pie shop vibe with booth tables on the right and a long bar on the left. There was also a small bright orange dining room out the back with tightly packed tables. It was a plain and simple space...
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  1. Published : Monday, 3 February 2014

    Munch My Way :: Blackfoot, Exmouth Market

    Blackfoot is a pig-centred restaurant right in Exmouth Market. Opened by Tom Ward and Allergra McEvedy to celebrate their love for the protein.

    The pork they supply comes from Dingley Dell in Suffolk. Thats one of the best pork around in the UK. I once had it at Bread Street Kitchen and it was amazing in term of its natural flavour...
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  1. Published : Friday, 21 February 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Blackfoot, Exmouth Market

    My first visit to Blackfoot in Exmouth Market, a restaurant specialising in all things piggy, wasn’t a hugely successful one; the staff were lovely but I found the food a tad disappointing. I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email inviting me back and I must say, our experience was the polar opposite of my original one.

    We arrived to a packed restaurant; the atmosphere was really lively and buzzy. It used to be an old pie and mash shop and many of the original features, like the tiled walls and the large wooden booths, remain untouched, giving the place plenty of character...
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