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The first London outpost of a chain started in Leeds, this isn't just any old rib and burger joint – it's a veritable church of meat. An evangelical theme pervades the marketing material, menus and decor, but ignore all the talk about 'places of worship' and 'pilgrimages' and head straight for the 'low and slow' star turn – the pit burger (a gargantuan stack of two steak patties and other meaty stuff held together by cheese and a terrific homemade sauce). On the side, we'd suggest choosing Red's crisp, well-spiced onion rings rather than the (sometimes) under-seasoned chips. BBQ plates are also a must – especially the wonderfully flavoursome brisket and pulled pork with slaw. Portions are huge, so maybe skip starters and plump for pud – the chocolate and peanut-butter cheesecake is moreishly good, as are the shakes. In short, this is dude food done well.
With two Red’s True BBQ in Leeds and another in Manchester and Nottingham, the chaps behind this Texas inspired BBQ joint seem to have taken the North by storm. Now residing in the old Casa Negra site in Shoreditch (opposite Merchants Tavern) they are hoping to become the ‘go-to brand for authentic barbecue in the UK’.To be fair, we visited on the their fourth official day of opening so the inevitable teething problems were present but it was the food that really let everything down. The menu is alarmingly huge, almost as big as the dining room, and utterly confusing...
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The other day I went out with my University mates to catch up over a couple beers and some bites. We ended in Red’s True Barbecue in Shoreditch. The place brings true barbecue to London, low and slows smoked prime cuts, and flavours from Carolina to Texas.Place is noisy with dimmed lights and smells of smoked meats. We went with the BBQ Feast and washed it down with lone star beers. Flavours were ok but can’t say they are close to the original American barbecue. Meat was a bit dry, there were a couple highs like the cheese and jalapeno sausage and the burnt ends but also some lows like most of the ribs.
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Thanks to restaurants, I now detest the word ‘concept’. In restaurant management and public relations speak, ‘concept’ generally refers to the restaurant’s overall feel from cuisine and service style to atmosphere. Unfortunately, the word has now, in many cases, devolved to simply mean ‘gimmick’. Far too many restaurants and their public relations staff now fall over themselves banging on about their often nauseating, deeply superficial ‘concepts’.The ‘concept’ at Red’s True Barbecue, a mini-chain from up North, should be simple enough – slow-smoked American-style barbecue served in a casual environment...
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