The Big Smoke

Barbecue, North American, Steak·
London, WC2H 7NA ·Website ·Call020 7494 3919

SquareMeal Review of The Big Smoke

Named after London, but serving up some thoroughly American plates, this grill in the heart of Leicester Square promises barbecued fare in epic proportions. The seriously meaty menu features double-dipped ribs with a selection of sauces ranging from smoky to super-hot (which comes with a disclaimer), steaks in a variety of cuts and sizes – from 8-ounce to a whopping 30-ounce rib-eye – and the unusual, but very popular 'tinburger'.

We’re not entirely sure why the burgers are served in tins, except perhaps to contain all the fillings, of which there are many.  The mac, cheese and bacon burger, for example, is a 12-ounce prime beef burger topped with macaroni and cheese, crispy bacon, house ‘slaw and more cheese, and encased in a brioche bun. It also comes with fries and Carolina sauce for dipping or pouring. Other items on the menu include large cooked breakfasts, nachos, seafood, and some monstrous freakshakes.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Barbecue, North American, Steak
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Late night dining
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Live music / dancing, Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]

Location for The Big Smoke

7 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA

020 7494 3919


Opening Times

All day
Mon 10:00-00:00
Tue 10:00-00:00
Wed 10:00-00:00
Thu 10:00-00:00
Fri 10:00-00:00
Sat 10:00-00:00
Sun 10:00-00:00

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Very Cool place to eat.
09 June 2019   - Verified Diner

I have never seen a burger as big! I had a chicken burger which came in a tin that you slide off leaving a huge stacked burger with layers of crispy fried chicken and coleslaw. We were sat on the terrace in Leicester Square and people were taking photos and commenting as they passed which was hysterical. My friend had a huge rack of ribs and we shared some onion rings. It was great fun and we moved inside when the live music started. Great night out. 

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