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Discover the Best BBQ Joints in London

By Travel Savvy

London BBQ Restaurants

Strictly speaking, if your idea of a barbecue is a heaping helping of fresh meats, perfectly char-grilled over a flame and eaten with your hands, then the early homosapiens definitely started the whole BBQ trend.

Fast forward to today, and every city around the globe offers a smattering of excellent eateries and restaurants that offer delightful dishes like homemade ribs, pulled pork, crispy grilled chicken, and juicy burgers. Today, we invite you to check out our list of the best places to eat in London to get your BBQ fix!

Pulled Pork BBQ Platter at Porky's 1

Photo Credit: Porky's Restaurant


Various Locations, check site for Camden, Boxpark or Bankside shops
Monday-Thursday 12PM-10PM; Friday 12PM-11PM; Saturday 11:30AM-11PM; 11:30AM-10PM

Porky's is a barbecue lovers' heaven! This local favorite has mastered the art of authentic Memphis barbeque flavour, dishing up meaty rib tips slathered in homemade BBQ sauce, juicy prime hamburgers, whole smoked chickens and more. With three locations throughout London, you’ll never be too far from a bite of Porky's deliciousness.

Bodean's meal 2

Photo Credit: Bodean's BBQ Facebook

Bodean's BBQ Tower Hill

16 Byward St
0207 488 3883
Monday-Saturday 12PM-11PM
Sunday 12PM-11:30PM


Bodean's founder, Andre Blais, brings the taste, style and soul of traditional Kansas City barbecue to the U.K. Londoners have been flocking to this shop for a decade (en counting) due to its desirable beer selection and addicting BBQ dishes.

With various locations throughout the city, you’ll be a hop and a skip away from a dish of London’s best ribs, regardless of your exact location. If you have to choose, we recommend the Tower Hill location due to its close proximity to one of London's must-see sightseeing attractions, Tower of London (and many more things to do in Central London.)

Tip: Don’t forget to grab a bottle of their speciality BBQ sauce to bring home!

Blues Kitchen entree 3

Photo Credit: The Blues Kitchen

Blues Kitchen

111-113 Camden High St
020 7387 5277
Monday-Tuesday 12PM-12AM, Wednesday-Thursday 12PM-1AM, Friday 12PM-3AM, Saturday 10AM-3:30AM, Sunday 10AM- 1AM

Looking for the complete Texan BBQ experience on the other side of the Atlantic? Head to the Blues Kitchen for live music, a festive honky-tonk atmosphere, and an unforgettable southern-style meal. This eatery offers all of the classics dishes we've come to crave from a good barbecue, including crispy buttermilk fried chicken, jambalaya, brisket beans and sweet cornbread. If you’re craving a cocktail, a local favorite is the Johnny Smash -- old forester, triple sec, captain morgan, drambiu, soda & mint.

Already licking your lips? Before you rush to the location nearest you, don't forget to check their site for listings of upcoming shows and concerts at their Shoreditch, Camden, and Brixton locations. At the Blues Kitchen, you truly never know when you'll discover Britain's next biggest jazz and bluegrass talent while grazing on some delectable barbeque wings! 

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The Joint

96 Streatham Hill
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Originally launched in 2012 as a pop-up restaurant, the Brixton BBQ eatery The Joint offers everything the name implies, and then some. Founded by Chef Warren Dean and Daniel Fiteni, this barbecue joint marries the arts of baking and cooking to create a trendy, mouth-watering place to eat dedicated to serving exceptional food and drink. 

In-the-know locals come for the perfectly-smoked pulled pork and chicken sandwiches on buttery-yet-light, homemade brioche buns. To top it off? We recommend grabbing a handful of sides like the addicting grilled sweet corn and spicy wings.

While you're in the area, don't forget to check out our other favorite foodie finds in Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, and the rest of East London! 


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