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Hammer & Tongs

171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
+44 20 3774 2884
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on our first night away since having children. We wanted somewhere to eat in Farringdon that was different and not too far from where we were staying. What a fantastic meal! We had the Baby Braai which was the...More

Thank amyelizabeth20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After all the great reviews listed on here we were full of expectation and looking forward to the visit. Unfortunately however the trip proved to be a disappointing experience. Upon attempting to order we were told there were no ribs available, along with no Estrella...More

Thank sneedham93
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking time out to leave us some feedback on this platform. Unfortunately the night you visited we suffered a few operational hiccups. We understand that this is not an excuse and it really pains us that it affected...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is the second time that I have eaten at Hammer & Tongs, both times for lunch. The service is friendly and the staff have an excellent knowledge of the menu. The subtle aroma in the restaurant of smouldering Namibian wood used to cook the...More

2  Thank Martin D
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Martin, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a great review! We can't wait to have you back! Many thanks from all of us at h&T

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Very tasty Cape Malay Curry Fish. The Spiced Pork Belly was also delicious and very tender. Friendly service too. I love the wall paintings. Those in the downstairs room especially are amazing.

Thank msgfrenchie
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us a great review, we're thrilled you enjoyed the Spiced Pork Belly Sosatie & Curry Fish - yum! We look forward to having you back again soon! Thank you from the whole team at h&T x

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

So after reading all the great reviews we came here for lunch and we all ordered from the express menu. Options were the chicken skewer, pork skewer or veg. All comes with two slices of bread and a side salad of cous cous with pomegranate...More

1  Thank Khenh D
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Khenh, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. We're so disappointed to hear that you did not feel the portion sizes were big enough. We're taking this feedback on board and reviewing the lunch deal at...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It was my first visit and I'll definitely return. The fish curry starter was so good. I had 2 skewers and they were excellent quality. The belly pork one was exceptional. My friends ribs were huge and very tasty. Service was friendly and helpful explaining...More

Thank daisy9700
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Daisy, thank you for your great review! We're looking forward to having you back again soon for more braai x

Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was our second visit and we returned with friends with whom we have spent time in South Africa. We had another great meal. We had the "Big Braai" plus pork ribs and the flavours of everything were delicious as is the variety. The wine...More

Thank Tim B
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Tim, thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy you had a lekker time and we look forward to having you again and again. Big love from all the team at h&T

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a great find! Your dinner is cooked in an open kitchen so you can see it being prepared. And the smell is incredible. 2 of us had the baby braai - a great range of flame cooked meats and each one delicious. This wasn’t...More

Thank FiShep
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you found us and we can't wait to have you back! Big love from all the team at h&T x

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

2 of us got the baby brai for 62 quid and some prawns extra. Menu stated baby brai ribeye would be 450g but it looked nearer to 250. Nonetheless, food was very tasty and cocktails and wine a good standard. The brai stinks the place...More

Thank RMGKJL
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Loved the last line 'I liked that though' haha. We like it too, in fact we love it! We're sorry you felt the steak wasn't big enough and we do hope...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Shame there aren’t half points as this is better than “average” but not quite “very good”. Staff were friendly and the food was nice but a touch on the pricey side for the restaurant itself. Recommend for a night out and a little different to...More

Thank Aytan H
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Aytan, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We're really pleased you made it out to see us and we do hope you'll come back another time. We're sorry you found it on the pricey side, however please let...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:45
Friday
12:00 - 23:45
Saturday
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3774 2884
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Description
Exceptional Meat Cooked on the Wood Fired Braai. Inspired by braai's in South Africa, experience juicy, tender & smokey cuts of meat at Hammer & Tongs. We simply season & marinate our meat with worldly spices & herbs which enhance the mouth-watering natural flavours. A braai brings people together, it's an everyday any day celebration of life and Hammer & Tongs invites you to experience this in their casual, warm & friendly restaurant. Add to that a succint wine list featuring some of South Africa's finest producers, a cocktail list which features our Driftwood Old Fashioned & Craft Beer from around the world and you've got yourself a great time! We recommend you make a reservation, however walk-ins are accepted. We love celebrations, ask us about our set party menus anytime!
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