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“Bodeans@tower hill” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bodean's BBQ - Soho

Bodean's BBQ - Soho
Ranked #516 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $41
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Soho
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Bodeans@tower hill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Food is very average and was served cold, it also took an age to be served to us. Atmosphere is desperately trying hard to come across as American but failing miserably, an experience not to be repeated when next in London.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Meat meat meat ! (and chips)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you like meat you'll love this restaurant. It serve's ribs, pulled pork and burnt ends combo's and has an american diner feel to it.

It is of a good standard, and certainly does its chips well. The menu is extensive with multiple combinations.

The food is is of a good standard, however discerning diners will find it feels a bit out of a packet / freezer / deep fat fryer chain restauranty. If you're in the mood for that it will definitely hit the spot. I think they could change the recipe for their coleslaw a bit to add more flavour as this was disappointing, however the rest was delicious, sweet and well cooked. The chips are especially good. Burnt ends sweat and saucy, and the pulled pork is the best. The ribs (spare seem best) have a good amount of meat on them.

If you want to go on from this restaurant, I would thoroughly recommend visiting Pit Cue Co round the corner, and although you will have to queue for a long time (obviously as it's brilliant and no reservations allowed) however you will have the best ribs / pulled pork / burnt ends with some interesting takes and twists on this classic cuisine.

If you're in the mood for hearty, meaty and a bit of a hangover cure, this is the place for you and would thoroughly recommend the cocktails and atmosphere of this buzzing bar / restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely amazing...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Read about this place in GQ magazine so decided to pay a visit last week with a friend. We ate in the restaurant downstairs instead of the takeaway upstairs. We couldn't decide what to have so opted for the sharing platter - pork ribs (two types), beef ribs, pulled pork, chicken, burnt ends, sausages, fries and coleslaw. Every mouthful was perfect. The service was fantastic, the atmosphere was buzzing, busy yet intimate and we didn't feel rushed despite the rapid turnover this busy Soho venue experiences. I'm told we were lucky to get a table, even at 2pm on a Thursday. I'll be going back.

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Chesterfield
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“I want to go again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Great service and fantastic food!
Mixed platter starter, ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends, mac n cheese - all generous in portion and full of flavour, just wish there was one up t'north!!

Visited December 2012
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Heavenly pork...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

If you crave pork meat... This is the place to go and the perfect place to cure a hangover ;) it is American diner style, order at the counter and endulge in pork meat heaven prepared in several different BBQ styles... Enjoy!

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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