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
Child friendly, Dates

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


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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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