Blacklock City
Blacklock City
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SquareMeal Review of Blacklock City

Silver Award

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Lively
Group dining [8+]

Location for Blacklock City

13 Philpot Lane , London, EC3M 8AA

020 7998 7676


Opening Times

Mon-Thurs 5-10pm (Thurs -11pm)

Reviews of Blacklock City

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5 Reviews 

Ms/Mrs. Izzi B

fab food, service was slacking
12 August 2019   - Verified Diner

We had a lovely meal on Friday lunch, it was just let down by service a little, which was a little slow. We waited quite a while for food and we weren't offered pudding and had to wave a few times for the bill. We also had a 'disagreement' with our waitress - our lamb cutlets came out as starter, but we wanted them with our mains, she recultantly took them back to the kitchen, she did feel the need to tell us we had ordered them as starters (we hadn't). Perhaps it was just a one off though as usually their service is fantastic in their Soho and Shoreditch branch. 

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Dionne-Alicia B

Great working lunch
21 January 2019  
The food was amazing, so much so that I order way more than I needed to, but somehow managed to finish it all. I have no complaints about the service as it was a busy lunch period, I did not find myself waiting to long to be seated or served. This was a lunch that all who attended enjoyed.
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Ms/Mrs. Rita G

Meat lovers delight
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
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Graham K

Great meat Great value Great service
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
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Stephen W

Meat cellar
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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