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438 Muswell Hill
Bodean's Muswell Hill closed permanently in July 2018
Since launching its original American BBQ joint in Soho in 2002, Bodean’s has grown and fans have come to associate its distinctive pink-neon pig sign with inexpensive down-home fun. Most of restaurants do both table service and take-out options, with the full selection of ribs, burgers, dogs and steaks to eat in, plus the addition of deli sandwiches (pastrami on rye, turkey BLT, et al) to go. Specialities from the smoke pits include whole slabs of baby back ribs, burnt ends and BBQ chicken. If you’re really hungry, go the whole ‘boss hog’ – a mighty plateful of ‘Jacob’s ladder’ beef rib, burnt ends, pulled pork, ribs, chicken thighs and smoked sausages for two, washed down with American beers and cocktails. Good deals abound, including movie and meal packages, loyalty cards and American sports nights.
438 Muswell Hill
Alexandra Palace Station 1km
East Finchley Station 1km
Odeon Cinema Muswell Hill 365m
Alexandra Palace 812m
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Food + drink: 3
Bodean’s, Muswell Hill – before I dined at Bodean’s, I knew the restaurant's menu was bound to be meaty. Studying the menu more intently to decide what to order, I realised that Bodean's menu gives a complete picture of an ideal barbecue party. I was quite impressed and at that moment I felt like we should have invited a couple people that evening. With only the pair of us dining, it was quite a challenge to order the different dishes to share firstly because we noticed that portion sizes were quite generous and secondly we could not get more variety than we wanted to.
But we did. With the help of Bodean's staff we picked a good selection for a barbecue meal for two.
Bodean’s was brightly lit, music was loud but not difficult to hold conversations. On a week night, the crowd seems to be like a restaurant for family outings and strangely I felt I was like a teenager again, on a date. It might have been the setting of tables with high seats making each table a little more personal and private. It would be a perfect venue to cater to large groups but larger than six would be difficult to fit all on one table. Bodean's had a youthful vibe. Tables felt a little sticky and gruby, which was one of the reasons I felt it had a youthful vibe. It was casual, relaxing and informal. You can have your steak and wear your jeans.
A drink later, our food was served. We had Bodean’s Nachos Supreme, with grilled cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and jalapeno £7.50, carolina prawns £7.25, BBQ burnt ends & baby back ribs combo £16.95, pecan pie £5.25.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time and service was very attentive. We had a huge meal – food was ok - and we could have done without the nachos and the dessert. But then again, it would not be a complete barbecue meal, right?
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