Porky's Camden

Porky's Camden intr

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Inspired by their road trips across America, Joy and Simon Brigg decided to bring the ‘sweet tastes of southern soul food’ to Camden with this funky joint dedicated to smoky porcine pleasures and rocking Tennessee tunes. After a ‘warm-up’ of cheesy corn hush puppies or a mug of chilli, move on to the ‘main act’ – slow-cooked meaty ribs with the house sauce, 18-hour pulled pork, half a BBQ chicken or ‘good licks’ such as spicy fried catfish, all served in classic enamel dishes. The ‘sideshow’ comprises creamed spinach, fried sweet potatoes and suchlike, while ‘encores’ might feature baked vanilla cheesecake or apple cobbler. To drink, expect picklebacks, craft beers, bourbons, a fistful of wines and various Americana cocktails such as jam julep or spicy chihuahua (Sauza Plata Tequila, espresso, agave syrup and chilli). “Giant portions, fantastic value”, exclaimed one convert.

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Porky's Camden

Porky's Camden

18 Chalk Farm Road ,London NW1 8AG

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New BBQ joint in Camden

by   bronze reviewer (8)

May 2013

Much has been the success of Pitt Cue Co, being synonymous with long waiting times, it's a surprise there hasn't been many that have challenged them for their BBQ crown, or at least appease the growing appetite for smoked meats. John Salt may have taken their ex-head chef but Rankin's use of the BBQ ends far beyond typical American cuisine. The Rotary Bar & Diner now has smoked barbecue offerings as an extension to their menu. So introducing Porky's, an unashamed American style barbecue joint, offering...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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    A Girl Has to Eat - Restaurant Reviews & Food Guide :: A Girl Has to Eat - Porky's Camden

    In the southern states of the USA, BBQ is king. Meat is treated with reverence and when barbequed, is done using special slow cooked techniques that generally last for 16-18 hours. The result is charred meat that is distinctively smoky and tender. Here in London, the restaurant group Porky’s seeks to capture the essence of Memphis style BBQ by adopting they same slow cooking BBQ approach. And as they do in the Deep South, portions are generous, prices are reasonable and flavours are bold. There is plenty of meat and Porky’s happily caters to the heartiest of carnivores.
    The Camden Town branch of Porky’s (there...
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    Last Friday night my husband, daughter and I wanted to go out for supper but could not decide where. We wanted to go somewhere different but local and in all honesty I wasn&t particularly hungry as I had been out for lunch. We decided to try Porky&s BBQ on the Fulham road in Chelsea - Porky&s originally opened in 2013 in Camden, and Chelsea is their fifth outpost. The food is based on Memphis cuisine - a pork heavy menu "cooked low and slow and tasting smokey and sweet".

    The menu is pretty extensive and right up my street - small plates such as hot wings and pulled pork croquettes, various sandwiches,...

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