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“Stuffed”

Bodean's BBQ - Soho
Ranked #769 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $41
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Great food if youre a meat lover, nice atmosphere, good ocation in SOho and all at a reasonable price

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

A smorgasborg of a meat feast. A cooly chaotic dining room in the heart of Soho. Great, filling, reasonable. Check out the ribs.

Thank JohnD48
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

It might not be the *best* American food you'll ever eat outside of US, but it works for me. The service is always pretty friendly, the burnt ends and pulled pork combo is always yummy, and I just like that I know what I'm getting. It's also really cozy downstairs, and relaxed. I'm a bit addicted to the seasoned fries. Only gripes would be the tables are a tiny bit close together (awkward if you feel like someone's listening to your conversation all night...) and, as far as I know, no beers on tap. Oh well.

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Probably the closest to genuine American BBQ in London. And yes, being married to a yank I know American BBQ. We've been to Bodean's several times over the years as a couple, with friends and celebrated a birthday there.

The menu is heavy on the meat of course, but there are some vegetarian dishes. I heard the macaroni cheese was a bit salty "but that's the way we do it". The vast majority of diners are here for the meat. Pulled pork and ribs are the highlight, but there are also burgers and steaks. You'll pay London prices (though not unusually high) and get very good food and service. You can also partake of american beverages such as root beer.

They give you a roll of kitchen paper rather than napkins and with good reason, much of the food is sticky and can be eaten with your hands if you choose - it is even encouraged.

This is somewhere we keep coming back to. Not frequently but regularly. We've been to the Soho (Poland St) and Tower Hill locaitons - they are nigh on identical. Maybe service ever so slightly better in Soho.

Note that you can buy bottles of Bodean's BBQ sauce from the restaurant (Sainsbury's have just stopped selling it) and try cooking pulled pork in a slow cooker at home. Do this and your entire house smells like Bodean's !

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Love Bodeans for fantastic BBQ food especially the pulled pork and ribs. Great if you are an American sports fan showing football, basketball and hockey

Thank Declan C
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