Somewhere, in an alternate universe, it’s literally the meat capital of the world.
In this one, however, we’ll just have to settle for it being the new meat capital of London. It’s the sophomore follow-up to Soho’s subterranean, cocktail trolley-equipped chop house, and you’ll find it very appropriately parked underneath the site of a former medieval meat market next to Monument.
The space itself has a low-lit industrial feel with vintage flourishes; the chunky, square-cut brass bar is offset by the ’20s-style cocktail trolley, while the exposed brick walls and bare concrete floor reflect the simplicity of the menu, upon which you’ll find:
There are all the Blacklock staples here (‘skinny’ beef sirloin, pork rib/loin/belly, lamb T-bone, etc.), as well as the huge pork tomahawk, and bone-in sirloin – but in a huge departure from the Soho branch, they’re also doing starters. Crazy, we know. Pick from lamb ribs, grilled squid and bone marrow, and pig’s head on toast with gravy. And if you can’t pick your follow-up, plump for the ‘all-in’ option of three types of chop to share between two, with flatbreads and sides. And if you’re in the mood for something nightcap-y there’s…
As well as the aforementioned cocktail trolley, they now have the aforementioned bar too, from which they’re serving their classic lineup of “Cocktails for a Fiver” (Old Fashioneds, seasonal Negronis, etc.), as well as a few more expensive numbers (at whopping £7.50) like their Lagerita (made with Blacklock Lager) and Pingu’s Punch with rum and falernum. And that’s all besides the eight wines they have on tap, or the half dozen craft beers on offer, plucked from countries around the world.
It’s the kind of thing that’ll put them on the map.
NOTE: Blacklock City is open weekdays only, 12-3pm and 5-10.30pm. You can book a table, and find out more, right HERE.
Blacklock City | 13 Philpot Lane, EC3M 1DE
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