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Hammer & Tongs

171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
+44 20 3774 2884
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“boerewors” (4 reviews)
“malva pudding” (4 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:45 Hours
CUISINES
African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, Sunday lunch with a difference! Absolutely blown away by the taste and variety of this SA menu. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, suggesting just the right amount and mix for our party of 5. Great wine, great music, great atmosphere, will definitely...More

Thank Mandy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to a unique meal. The type of cuisine was new and tasty but not as out-of-this-world as reviews here suggest. The service although friendly was slow despite being first guests for dinner (35minute wait). We ordered the braai set menu for...More

Thank swedish B
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are sorry if you felt you were interrogated about not wanting to pay service charge. Our team member would have been trying to find out what went wrong in order to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our meal here and service was excellent. The food itself was very good, though not at the level that reviews on TripAdvisor would suggest. We had the brai sharing plate for two which was plenty of food forward people. The meat...More

Thank masaccio
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it and we really appreciate your feedback. All the best and thanks from all of us at h&T

Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

1  Thank amyelizabeth20
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We can't wait to have you again! Thank you for the great review and for sharing your experience. See you next time you get to adult again ;) All the best from everyone at h&T

Reviewed 1 August 2018

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 8 August 2018

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

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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