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“Good food; chance find”
Review of Porky's BBQ Camden

Porky's BBQ Camden
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Ranked #3,457 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Price range: $19 - $44
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Serving up classic Memphis BBQ at Camden, Bankside and Shoreditch.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food; chance find”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Happened to be walking back into Camden after visiting the Zoo and we found this place.

Nice welcome from the helpful courteous staff and able to choose a table. The inspiration for the food at the restaurant is southern US burgers with an accent on pork.

The menu is small but the food is good; we went for Calamari (very fresh) and pepper and sweetcorn fritters (very good) as starters before going for burgers for the main. The menu requires you to order a burger and then choose/pay extra for the side orders. Even if you add in the cost of the sides it's still good value.

The burgers themselves are a good size but would maybe have benefited from larger buns (but I am being picky here in all honesty) and the fries are good. Intersting touch is the food comes in metal bowls of the type you use if you go camping!!!

My only concern is that the service charge is built into the bill; you don't get the choice. I know of other restaurants where this is the norm and we found out in these cases the tip went to the restaurant and not the front of house team :-(

Other than the concern ref the tip I would definitely eat at Porkys again.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely, especially with lots of sauce!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place seems to be a but up and down but when I went it was very good. The staff were great and the pulled pork succulent. It is very cheap and cheerful and a great place for a casual catch up or pre evening out. I personally think it is improved with plenty of sauce from the squirty bottles on the table.
See my review here http://floandelle.blogspot.it/2013/06/porkys-v-meat-liquor-step-away-from.html

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank flograhamdixon
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tasty find”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for pizza but spotted the signs for pulled pork outside. Staff were attentive, drinks so refreshing on a hot day with the additon of mint to my strawberry cider. Pulled pork burger was excellent. Side of coleslaw tasty. Needed a couple of buns to go with pulled pork main. Don't mind a service charge, but really hope this goes to staff.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Suse1969
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Harlington, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great Burgers, Friendly Service”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I don't usually eat burgers but saw what the other people were eating and had to try one. These homemade burgers are huge and delicious. We ordered some sweet potato fries and these were great too. There is a great little courtyard out the back of the restaurant where we sat as it was a lovely warm day. The staff were lovely and friendly (not always the case with London restaurants, especially in tourist areas). Great cocktail menu too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Nice authentic old-school rock n' roll bar with good food.”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

If you want to take a shopping break and get away from the bustling Stables Markets AND enjoy good, happy and genuine classic 1950es American rock n’ roll atmosphere, Porky is the place to go to!

I only ate a SUPER DELICIOUS Cherry Pie and had a cold refreshing pint. However, the pie, the beer, the atmosphere and the very friendly staff made it the best “Camden-break” I have ever had!

The walls are decorated with Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, James Dean and the likes. The stereo plays old-school rock n’ roll and rockabilly and whether you’re a company of 6-10 people or just by yourself, there will be a space for you at Porky’s.

A lovely experience!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Anders B
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