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20 New Change Passage, London EC4M 9AG, England
020 3005 8555
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Ranked #1,556 of 17,150 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $43 - $66
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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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Restaurant was so noisy couldn't hear my companions let alone the waitress. Seating arrangement more cafe than restaurant and table setting showed no finesse. Waitress was obviously well trained at getting you to spend more than you intended, eg by getting you to buy water without you realising it and suggesting dearer wine than you originally wanted. Steaks were not... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mixed feelings about this restaurant it was very busy and felt crammed in as tables appeared to be very near to each other resulting in no one able to have a private conversation. Started with the pigs cheeks and followed with the short ribs in a very ordinary sauce not the standard I was expecting from Jamie Oliver - wine... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Gazing out from a comfortable restaurant table through floor-to-ceiling glass windows onto the East-facing side of St Paul's Cathedral is understandably a pleasant experience. But having just spent £100 for 2 people on 8 olives, 2 rump steaks, 2 side dishes and a 500ml carafe of red wine, I'm finding it tough to convince myself this is good value.... Can't... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Part of the issue I'm sure many people who attend this restaurant confronts is that Jamie Oliver's public persona precedes the visit. Part of that weight is that people have a name and a face to pivot the success or the failure of their meal around. I live quite close to this restaurant and, after having a quiet walk we... More

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Montreal, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Went to Babecoa a long time ago and just remembered to write the review. It was our first time in London and we reserved this restaurant for lunch, not only does the restaurant offer a great scenic view, but it also offers great dishes for a lunch menu. Loved every single item we ordered, the service was great and I... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic evening for my birthday. The staff were friendly and helpful. Service was thoughtless throughout. Our waiter was great, he picked up that my mum wasn't happy with her steak without even saying anything to him. It was changed to a different steak which was lovely. I do not eat meat, the always have a vegetarian option... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband took me here for my birthday meal. When I first saw the menu, I thought he had his own tastes in mind more than mine, however I quickly changed my mind. The service, the food and the view (we were given a table directly looking over St Paul's) were fantastic and for a special treat, I would definitely... More

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17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were visiting London from NZ and came across this restuarant one morning, We decided to see if we could book a table for the following evening, I did wonder whether the food would live up to the fact that Jamie Oliver's name was on the door but as it turned out i should not have worried. We consider ourselves... More

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I came here as it was recommended by a work colleague. I didnt have a booking, but was seated straight away at the high tables near the bar area. It was fairly busy for a weekday evening. Service was quick, drinks were great. Nice atmosphere for the company I was in, I had no complaints about the food or the... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited for the first time last weekend, after a menu change a couple of days earlier. There was a good selection for all courses. I have a nut allergy and the waitress and chef were extremely helpful and cautious. The food and the service were fantastic, definitely worth what we paid. The 'Happy Anniversary' desert was a nice finishing... More

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