SquareMeal Review of
Red's True Barbecue London
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.