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20 New Change Passage, London EC4M 9AG, England
020 3005 8555
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Ranked #1,173 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $44 - $67
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: The nearest Underground station is St Paul's on the Central Line (2 minute walk). Mansion House and Cannon Street stations on the District and Circle Lines are also within walking distance
Description: Jamie Oliver and American barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang have drawn on traditional cooking techniques from Britain and beyond to create Barbecoa restaurant - a celebration of the relationship between fire and food. Barbecoa will also have an in-house butchery selling quality British meat and cured meat products.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A decent steak is 32 quid nothing (at all) included; you can find the same or better elsewhere. You pay for lots of waitstaff, nice view, and the name. For a Jamie experience splash out and go here; if you don't need that find better in plenty other spots!

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa restaurant lives up to every single expectation and more. I started with a Fleur Royal Prosecco cocktail - delicious if you've got a sweet tooth, while my partner had a specialised beer, Siberia Saison, which was nice and malty. We started with the Scallop Ceviche and Crispy Pig Cheeks which were both amazing flavours dancing on our... More

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Hong Kong, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I recently joined some friends for dinner here and we had a lovely meal. The restaurant staff are pleasant, although the bar staff could be a little more attentive. For starters we had the ribs and squid, both were delicious. For mains we had the pulled pork, rib eye steak and burger, plus sides (which are not included). All the... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited Barbecoa with my husband, as a birthday treat. After a mix up with the maître'd when we arrived, we were shown to a nice table overlooking St. Paul's Cathedral. The table was intimate, which we liked, but the noise in and around the restaurant did not match the expectation of intimacy. This restaurant is not for the romantic, which... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to visit Barbecoa for quite some time but had been ever so slightly concerned about the mixed reviews. The 'reception' staff were very polite and made us feel welcome, the restaurant itself is a bit on the dark and noisy side but this is the case with many London restaurants. The serving staff were very prompt and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The brilliant service just about won me over. The portions were small and aside from the pulled pork, not exhibiting a huge amount of flavour. Expected more. However, service was attentive, smart and fun. My real complaint was the seating arrangements, had booked dinner early to ensure that we had a table overlooking St Pauls. Placed us in an empty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal at Barbecoa, when I booked I stated it was for my daughters 16th birthday meal and when we arrived they made a fuss of my daughter even having a "Happy 16th Birthday" message written in chocolate on her desert board. The food was exceptional, the steak was cooked to perfection, the atmosphere was vibrant (19.00)... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had wanted to visit for ages, but unfortunately left feeling a bit miffed. You can get seats here with great views of st pauls or the kitchen, or you can get seats in areas that feel miles away from the rest of the restaurant. Food was average, my opinion was the steaks were overpoweringly smokey, and to charge for sides/sauces... More

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Haifa, Israel
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

During our first visit to London we made reservations to celebrate my birthday in this super hip Jamie Oliver restaurant. We arrived after a long touring day and didn't quite fit the look and atmosphere but the staff made us feel very comfortable and were most friendly. We had assistance from the lovely waitress regarding the menu and enjoyed the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

£400 is a lot of money for 3 steaks, a couple of starters, 2 desserts and 2 bottles of wine. It says a lot when the pork scratches and the cheese cake are the highlights of a meal. Would not recommend and would not return. Actually think 2 stars for the price is more appropriate.

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