Blacklock | Soho Restaurant
Last Updated: 5th November 2019
It’s not every day that a trio of ex-Hawksmoor employees open a restaurant dedicated entirely to chops, in the basement of an old Soho brothel.
But it was one day….
And on that day, what was once an underground lap dancing bar became an entirely different kind of meat market: an intimate, industrially-styled pleasure palace for carnivores where communal wooden tables, a low and intimate cocktail bar, candlelit booths enveloped by exposed brickwork and a bustling open kitchen have been lovingly combined to create Blacklock.
Hold up. Who’s that I can see behind the cocktail bar?
That’s the Chief Bartender. He can make you any cocktail, but he’d prefer it if you either order a Negroni or Old Fashioned crystal decanter for the table, OR try one of his favourite cocktails (all of which cost just £5-7.50).
I can see someone in the open kitchen, too.
You can: that’s Blacklock’s head chef. He earned his chops – figuratively speaking – grilling steaks at Hawksmoor, but now he lives here, grilling lamb, pork and veal chops on a homemade, red-brick charcoal grill, before searing them with a Blacklock Foundry clothes iron from 1800 – leaving them pink and juicy on the inside, whilst lightly seared around the edges – and then serving them up alongside a choice of side dishes, like grilled courgettes and 10 hour coal-roasted sweet potato.
10 hour coal-roasted sweet potato. Is that even a thing?
Yes. Yes, it is.
NOTE: Blacklock Soho is open for lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat, and 12-6pm on Sundays. You can book a table before 6pm, all day on Sundays and for dinner if you have a group of 6+. Head here to book online.
Blacklock Soho | The Basement, 24 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LG
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