|Mon - Sat||12:00 - 23:30|
|Sun||12:00 - 22:00|
|Budget||Great Value (£15 - £30)|
|Nearest Station||Tottenham Court Road|
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Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square
Blacklock will focus on chops, chops and more chops. Beef, pork, lamb and veal chops, all served up in a bustling basement tucked away down a Soho side street with great wine on tap and cocktails for a fiver. Our chops are sourced from The Warren Family in Cornwall, and are cooked on a homemade charcoal grill with a little help from vintage irons from the 1800s made by an iron foundry called Blacklock. The intense heat on top from the irons and underneath from the grill sears the chops leaving them hot and crispy on the outside but still perfectly pink and juicy in the middle.Individual chops will start from £4.50 with stacks from £12.50 and mixed chops to share arriving on charcoal grilled bread to soak up the amazing meat juices. It’s not all meat and sweats though, as sides using seasonal British veg include grilled courgettes, chicory and stilton, barbequed baby gems and 12 hour ash-roasted sweet potatoes.
Wine will come exclusively on tap from Roberson Wines and there'll be a roaming cocktail trolley serving cocktails for a fiver including a Nettle Gimlet and Grandma's Spiked Lemonade: a boozy sherry number. Expect bottles too ...
Blacklock has a simple theme, backed with excellent execution. The brainchild of former Hawksmoor alumnus, Gordon Ker, the focus here will be on charcoal grilled skinny chops. These will come in the form of beef, pork, lamb and veal chops. The chops are cooked on a homemade charcoal grill from the bottomm and vintage irons from the top - this fast and efficient way of cooking results in the chops being crispy on the outside and pink and juicy in the middle. Given all that you'd think it would cost an arm and a leg, but with prices starting at £4.50, you certainly get your money's worth. And that's not where the great value stops, cocktails will cost £5 (unheard of in London these days) and for those wanting a splash of plonk, the wine is on tap and exclusively from Roberson Wines.