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Hammer & Tongs

#3,329 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€Steakhouse, African, Barbecue
171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
+44 20 3774 2884
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL, England
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our christmas lunch booked at this restaurant - the food was neither good nor bad... Not much to say. It was just OK. However, we sat down at 12.15pm there was no customer at that time but still got served at 1.30pm while...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ema20
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Organising a work team Christmas lunch is always a challenge, with so many choices available etc etc. Luckily Hammer & Tongs was the perfect choice. From the moment we entered the service was fantastic, the decor was simple and clean, the ambience fresh and inviting....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Toastmaster_Jim_D
Reviewed 21 November 2018

A colleague found this online and because we are a bunch of Finance Foodies, we all looked at the online pix and salivated. Few days later a colleague and I were making our way to H&T. To say we were excited is an understatement. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sky408
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing South African Bari meats. The quality of the meats simply incredible. Cooked to perfection. Excellent service as the server explained all dishes and meats. Explaining the meats and portion sizes recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TaiD56
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

I have been looking forward to visiting this place for a while now. I did not disappoint. There is a really nice private dining area downstairs. Great kitchen setup too. The only thing I was a little disappointed in was the lack of smokey flavour...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ThomasFrame
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi Thomas! Thank you so much for the great review and taking the time to share with others. We’re so glad you enjoyed and we can’t wait to have you back for another lekker braai very soon! 👊🔥🧡

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Went for dinner with friend, if you like meat this place is a pretty good shout. Food off the brai all well cooked but feels 15% more expensive than it should be given the whole experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 423PaulL423
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here. We’re sorry you found it 15% more expensive than it should be. Please know that we source only the best ingredients for you and our meat is British, free range and...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Being South African myself, I had high hopes for this night out. I dragged my family for a dinner but the meal was very average (I preferred the braaibroodtjie over the meat itself) and I personally felt the restaurant lacked atmosphere and was a real...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SWLondoner7
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Good day, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed. We do hope that if you’re in the area again you’ll pop in for another braai and that it will meet your expectations...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Took a group of friends there for dinner and being SA myself wanted to give them the real authentic SA braai experience. But what a disappointed! The quality of the meat specifically the T-bone steak - had been precooked/smoked, the outer skin on the meat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jonathanlI7990RP
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi there, thank you for the review. I just want to assure you that we do not pre-cook or pre-smoke our meat. Being incredibly passionate about meat and braai, it would be a sin to do such a thing at h&T. I would also like...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

For what is essentially a BBQ restaurant the food was of good quality, tasty and really well cooked. The portion sizes were adequate. The chips were fan and look forward to returning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank P2249LYleod
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you Leo! We can’t wait to have you in for another braai very soon! Many thanks from all of us here at h&T 🔥

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mandy K
Abby P, Public Relations Manager at Hammer & Tongs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Hi Mandy! Thank you so much for the brill review! We are so grateful for your kind words and we do hope you’ll drop in for another braai very soon! Big love from the h&T team 🧡

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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
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
Description
Exceptional Meat Cooked on the Wood Fired Braai. Inspired by braai 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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