Blacklock Shoreditch

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Blacklock Shoreditch

Silver Award

The third site for wildly successfully Blacklock is housed in a New York loft-style space a short walk from Old Street station.

Anyone who’s visited the Blacklocks in Soho and the City will know the drill. Kickstart your meal with the pre-chop bites, which consist of three bite-size crackers, stacked with egg and a curl of salted anchovy, a hunk of cheese topped with pickle, and chicken dusted with shreds of strong horseradish.

From the starters proper, we loved the tangy pig’s head on toast, a messy mush of meat topped with sharp gherkins and chillies, and served with a boat of thick gravy. For the main event, Blacklock’s signature ‘all-in’ option remains a must-order: a perfectly cooked, vigorously seasoned stack of beef, lamb and pork chops served atop fluffy, herb-flecked flatbreads which soak up the meat juices.

Desserts add to Blacklock’s homely feel with a vanilla cheesecake served tableside out of a tray. It’s the ultimate indulgence, a crumbly base of crushed Digestives topped with cloud-like levels of fluffiness and curls of white chocolate.

Genuinely friendly staff add to the homely vibe, as too a real mix of diners, from suited business folk to couples on dates and families with young children. Blacklock’s mass appeal is a key part of its success, and with its democratic prices and fun vibe, it truly has something for everyone… except vegetarians.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Sunday roast
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates


Located on Rivington Street, just a short walk from Old Street Station, this is Blacklock's Shoreditch location, offering up quality chop house cuisine to the locals.

Chophouses date back to the 1690s, and they quickly became one of the most loved haunts of towns and cities across the country. Offering a selection of meat cuts still attached to the bone for that extra burst of flavour, these chophouses were all about being reliable and sincere. Chophouses are all about getting together, whether with friends, loved ones, or colleagues, to enjoy a delicious and high quality meal. Blacklock was born out of this idea, reinventing the chophouse for the modern day diner, championing the ideas of what a chop house is and serving unpretentious dishes to customers in familiar, friendly settings. Blacklock Soho is located in a former brothel that turned into the notourious Le Reims lap dancing club before becoming the restaurant it is today. The vibe inside this restaurant remains true to its Soho heritage, with cosy corners and a staircase descent to get into the restaurant.

The menu is simple, yet delicious. Mushrooms on toast, pig's head with gravy and cull yaw crumpets are all options for starters, whilst slightly less hungry tummies can enjoy some pre chop bites before their main meal. Steaks are dry aged up to 55 days and include the Denver, rump fillet, rump cap and sixth rib eye. Bigger chops, which are door stop thick and enough for two to share, include the porterhouse, prime rib and bone in sirloin. Enjoy sides like the heritage carrots with hazelnuts, beef dripping chips and winter slaw on the side, and sauces of Blacklock gravy or garlic marrow spread. For pudding, enjoy Blacklock's take on a nostalgic dish, the white chocolate cheesecake, which is served to you tableside with a 'say when' approach.


Do you need to book a table?

Yes, we recommend that you book a table before visitng.

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Do you have vegetarian options?

Vegetarian options here are very limited.

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28-30 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DZ

020 7739 2148 020 7739 2148



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3 Reviews 

Lloyd S

26 August 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4.5
Amazing Sunday Roast

In the past we'd enjoyed two great visits to Blacklock In Soho so therefore when I heard that they were opening a branch in Shoreditch which is on the right side of London for me I couldn't wait to give it a try. Unfortunately it's been a bit longer than I thought before I could finally visit. So on a sunny August bank holiday I at last booked a table and off we went. Set in the heart of Shoreditch on Rivington Street and only a twelve minute walk from Liverpool Street station is where you'll find Blacklock. As soon as you enter there is a great buzz about the place and the aromas from the kitchen makes you just want to sit down and get started. Personally I think it's a better setting than the soho branch as for one this is on the ground level. Secondly they have the addition of a bar just on the left as you enter where you can enjoy a pre lunch / dinner drink. You then enter the dining area which is quite a large area but also seems to have a bit more space between the tables. After receiving a lovely welcome we were shown to our table along the wall on the left hand side. I started with a Summer Negroni cocktail which are ridiculously priced at only five pounds each while we looked at the menu. On a Sunday the food is basically roast dinners where you can have the choice of Beef , Lamb , Pork or the ever popular All In which is a mixture of all three meats served on a platter so you can help yourselves. We chose to have the All In so therefore knowing what was coming decided to share a starter. We ordered the Burrata on Toast topped with peas , green beans & radish which was absolutely delicious and left us ready for the main event. Now it was time to go All In. The platter arrives and is placed in the middle of the table. The meat is laid out on top of the Yorkshire Puddings with the vegetables and roast potatoes hidden underneath. We also ordered the Cauliflower Cheese which personally is a must and I don't think you can beat this one. This really is one of the best Sunday Roasts you will ever have. Now you must leave room for dessert as they make their own White Chocolate Cheesecake with Summer Berries which is absolute heaven. I finished with an Old Fashioned Cocktail which rounded of our lunch perfectly. I would highly recommend a visit hear as their roasts are amazing. I'll definitely be returning to try the food on the other menus. 

Chiara P

08 July 2019  
Just couldn't love this place any more, from the amazing cocktails to the eat as much as you can portions of dessert. If you love meat come and worship at its temple.

Adrian P

29 June 2019  
Great value and food excellent. Superb service.
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