Blacklock City 22

13 Philpot Lane , London, EC3M 8AA

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SquareMeal Review of Blacklock City

Considering the popularity of the original Blacklock in Soho, it’s no surprise that the chophouse has added to its portfolio. This City branch takes a larger form, seating 100 covers in an industrial-style basement of exposed brickwork and concrete floors with a crowd-pleasing, eclectic soundtrack. Founder Gordon Ker has made room on the menu for some new additions, such as the tangy pig’s head on toast to start, topped with gherkins, chilli pepper and lashings of gravy. Blacklock’s signature ‘all in’ option has wisely not been messed with and remains a must-order: a perfectly cooked stack of beef, lamb and pork chops served atop crisp, herb-flecked flatbreads, which have soaked up the meat juices. Cocktails can be found at the bulky brass bar upon entering, with sips including the Pink Lady (cider brandy, cider syrup and Prosecco) impressing, and all for just £5 each. Meanwhile, desserts add to the homely feel with vanilla cheesecake atop a crumbly biscuit base, served tableside out of a tray. Friendly, fun staff, reasonable prices and the option to book (unlike the original) cement Blacklock City’s position as a cut above the rest – we wouldn’t be surprised to see more.

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Blacklock City is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Fun | Group Dining 8 Plus

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Monument Tube Station 155m

Fenchurch Street Station 279m


Address: 13 Philpot Lane , London EC3M 8AA

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Walkie Talkie 62m

Leadenhall Market 154m


Telephone: 020 3441 6996


Cuisine: British


Food & Drink: 8.3

Service: 8.3

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Rita G. bronze reviewer 28 November 2017

Excellent food and service, very much focused on good quality food. Plenty of meat, My colleague felt it was very much a 'mans' place

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Graham K. 11 April 2017

We had a fantastic time at the new Blacklock. We'd been to Soho and loved it. Here we had the new scallops and ribs starters and shared bacon chops and rib eyes! Delicious and the sides are always a dream and i'm pleased to say they were here too! Shout out to Sarina for fantastic service and all in all great value for money too! Loved it

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Stephen W. 10 April 2017

Tried out this newly opened branch of Blacklock on a Friday night. The service was very keen, perhaps overly so b ut I'm sure that will settle down when the enthusiasm of the young waiters wears off. The menu is short but interesting. We enjoyed the selection of canapes which were tasty and left room for the meat. The main course was excellent sides were good - we had kale and sweet potato. The star though has to be the meat which was top notch. Oh and the puddings were good too.

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