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Jamie Oliver

Barbecoa

BBQ Joint and Steakhouse££££
City of London, London
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  • Simon B.
    "Book a table, with a view of St Paul's, At night its stunning!"(6 Tips)
    Z_dead
    "Try the Pit Beef with beans absolutely delicious."(5 Tips)
    Oliver
    "The pulled pork shoulder is really good, too."(5 Tips)
    Akshay P.
    "The pulled pork is delicious."(8 Tips)
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  • Jhes
    JhesAugust 29, 2015
    Pit beef.... is really tender, tasty and comes in a good portion for what you are paying. Bbq beans where great with smash potatoes. Bit expensive but good atmosphere and view of Saint Paul.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MoslerFebruary 24, 2013
    You have to sit at table 71 with view to St. Pauls Cathedral and..... no matter how much you ate you have to try the White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blood Orange Sherbet
  • Paris P.
    Paris Piedade NetoSeptember 4, 2014
    The soul of the fire meets the passion for the service. What an anazing experience. Amazing beef, starters, drinks with a view to die for. Must go for a celebration.
  • Kris T.
    Kris TaitApril 18, 2013
    Meat, Meat and more Meat! The Fillet steak with bone marrow and smoken bernaise sauce is one steak that I'll certainly remember. The pit smoked pulled pork is also amazing, not to mention the ribs!!
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 27, 2015
    The second best piece of beef I had in my life! The prawns to start and the chateaubriand to share are simply beautiful. Great cocktails as well
  • unlike.net
    unlike.netOctober 26, 2011
    Friendly, helpful and well-informed staff are on hand to help you out with your meaty choices and they also have their own butchers adjacent, where you can pick up British meat, poultry and game.
  • Liam T.
    Liam TaaffeDecember 21, 2011
    Fantastic food with an amazing eye level view of St. Paul's Cathedral and the waiters are helpful & polite. Overall, the food is excellent and reasonably priced, unlike their expensive drinks menu!
  • Steven L.
    Steven LoiMay 25, 2013
    I found the surf and turf oysters appetizer to be delicious! Perfect balance with the tempura battered oysters w/ the lemon wedge and a light puréed tomato dipping sauce!
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2010
    Everything Jamie Oliver touches turns to gold. Based around impeccably sourced meat & fish; the restaurant will boast more cooking methods than anywhere else in the UK too. Read more
  • O Z.
    O ZuckerMarch 10, 2013
    Amazing food with fabulous views of St.Pauls. Bread and olives a must and for the burgers lovers best burger with fantastic side order of mushrooms and coleslaw.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "What with all the books, magazines, TV, charity work etc, it's easy to forget that Jamie Oliver is first and foremost a cook. So is his latest venture, a US-style barbecue joint, another winner?..." Read more
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossAugust 6, 2014
    One of my favourite restaurants in London. Try the ribs to start- they're a must! Get a seat by the window overlooking St Paul's to impress.
  • Lilah
    LilahDecember 2, 2015
    Get the pit beef. It's amazing, and probably the best thing on their menu. I'd skip the chicken. Ask for a seat overlooking St. Paul's.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LoiMay 25, 2013
    I complimented the surf & turf oysters, but be careful of the pulled pork shoulder. It's TOO rich in flavor. Found myself chasing it down with water & bread. And I still didn't finish it.
  • James S.
    James SmithMarch 16, 2015
    Try to get a view of St. Paul's - it's great. Otherwise hawksmoor has better steaks and there are better, cheaper options for bbq food in London (the joint, hotbox, etc)
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroSeptember 13, 2011
    this restaurant, although very different, reminds me of Animal in Los Angeles. As a confessed meat lover, bring on the meat meat meat! The steaks here are tops.
  • Richard P.
    Richard PalmerAugust 13, 2011
    Baby back ribs are great to start, pull pork shoulder is lovely for main but could be a little rich for some. Brooklyn larger is amazing.
  • Haaris Z.
    Haaris ZafarOctober 26, 2014
    Fillet is very good. Try the cornbread, very heavy with cheese but delicious. Big portions so work up and appetite before coming here.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GoodheadApril 12, 2011
    The Baby Back Ribs are truly excellent, as is the Belly Pork. Was disappointed by the puddings though as they lacked the snappy presentation and imagination of the starters and mains.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 18, 2015
    Good cocktails and bar staff. The rest really seems like pot luck. Some of the non-meat dishes are trying too hard. Get the St. Paul views if you can to make up for failures elsewhere.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 14, 2011
    Order the whole, marmalade-glazed "Beer Can Chicken", cooked with the can stuck up the butt -- an ill-advised way for a chicken to prove his courage. Read more
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel ChenAugust 15, 2011
    Two words: Spicy Fifty. Vanilla vodka, lemon, elderflower, honey and chilli. And a fresh red chilli in place of the olive. Phenomenal.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BarberJanuary 30, 2011
    Excellent food and great service. The steaks are the best in London, try a Barbecoa blazer after your meal or the cheesecake for dessert!
  • Gary a.
    Great BBQ! Order from the smoked section, don't bother with the overpriced steaks. Read our full review on Scoff London: http://scofflondon.com/restaurants/barbecoa-review-ec2/
  • Christine F.
    Christine FaiApril 18, 2015
    Go for the ribs in the mains. Super tender. Entrees are on the small side too. Chicken wings not as tasty as expected. Service was v good tho
  • Cerys H.
    Cerys HearseyNovember 8, 2014
    The view by itself makes it worth it - relaxed atmosphere and great menu
  • Dionysis Z.
    Nice view and cocktails! 17.00 -20.00 special prices, free Wi-Fi and a variety in food. Must try it :)
  • Yoonie S.
    Yoonie SAugust 4, 2013
    The T-bone steak is HUGE! You could easily share it between 2 and get some starters and sides as well.
  • GreGory I.
    GreGory IvanovSeptember 2, 2015
    Would live there if I could. Excellent steaks. Extensive wine list (you will never finish reading it)
  • Adam B.
    Adam BrownJuly 19, 2015
    Chateaubriand is outstanding. Truffle butter mash and spinach sides 👍 and the cheesecake oh my 😘
  • José A.
    José AguilarSeptember 26, 2015
    High-quality and delicious food. Try the Mexican Chicken; it has an original Mexican flavour.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ShankerSeptember 18, 2014
    Good food and nice atmosphere. Servers are friendly and helpful. It can get very busy and noisy at night
  • Bill R.
    Bill ReeseSeptember 11, 2011
    Amazing 48 day aged rib eye. Tender, juicy and packed full of flavour. Well worth the 35 minute wait.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MaccaroneDecember 29, 2011
    Crab plate and the burrata/prosciutto are amazing. The ribs also worth trying. Don't really need anything else.
  • Martin M.
    Martin MoslerJanuary 7, 2013
    Looking for the ultimate meat eating place, you found it. Fantastic food and fantastic drinks and fantastic view
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanOctober 16, 2012
    Swell Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang meat joint (vegetarian options available). Great food and amazing views of St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • Christian F.
    Enjoyed the devil's cornbread. Finished off lunch with a yummy old fashioned!
  • Z_dead
    Z_deadApril 11, 2013
    Try the Pit Beef with beans absolutely delicious. Brisket cut of beef smoked for hours.
  • Metro.co.uk
    Metro.co.ukDecember 22, 2010
    Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang's new restaurant Barbecoa might have had its share of problems, but you'll come away well fed. We gave it 3 out of 5 Stars Read more
  • Mike B.
    Mike BroscheJanuary 29
    Great steaks, excellent craft beer selection
  • Tom C.
    Tom CavillJuly 30, 2011
    Pig's cheek starter and the burger are both agreeable. Avoid window seats on a hot day, or ask the waiting staff to lower the electronic blinds.
  • David N.
    David NunnMay 14, 2011
    Good BBQ. Better than a lot of BBQ in America. Pulled pork very good. Pate a bit bland to start though.
  • juan carlos m.
    Try the baby ribs to start, then order the rib eye steak for two with smoked butter!!!
  • Poppy P.
    Poppy ProtoSeptember 27, 2014
    Recommend the rib-eye, and pig cheeks to start. Impeccable service by our waitress Amanda.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilMay 19, 2012
    The pulled pork is delicious. Score a table with a view of St. Paul's if you can!
  • J L.
    J LMay 18, 2013
    Try the Tannat from Uruguay, surprisingly good and goes well wih the ribeye for two
  • Polly M.
    Polly MackarelFebruary 19, 2014
    Best fillet steal I've ever had! Pulled pork shoulder is also to die for
  • Danny
    DannyMay 10, 2013
    One of the best T-Bone steaks in town! You will not be dissapointed!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MizonJune 20, 2015
    The steak is the best I have had. Brilliant peanut butter cheesecake too.
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomJune 26, 2015
    Do not pass go without trying the cheesy cornbread!!!
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