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“Great food”

Bodean's BBQ - Soho
Ranked #535 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $41
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Soho
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“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Me my wife and children enjoyed a great meal after a busy day in London , the food was great and the cocktails were great too .

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“casual place for fine bbq”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

From an american used to good bbq in the south I'd say the bbq was excellent. Ribs, "burnt ends" , cole slaw, it was all too delicious! Because it was crowded we had to wait an hour and a half and that was to sit upstairs which consists of long tables with bar chairs (downstairs is more traditional restaurant style). Menus on the table, you order & pay at the counter, they call out your number & you pick it up yourself. Extra sauces are on the table and there are vacuum packed ribs + sauces for sale to take home as well. Tasty meat! We all loved it, including a friend from Alabama & they know their bbq.

Visited April 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Can't stop...!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I truly can't stop going back to Bodean's (situated in Soho, London). Although they only accept reservations if you are more than six people, I have never had to wait longer than five minutes to be seated. It's an American establishment and boy, does that show! From food portions to the sport coverage and with neon signs of a bull dotted around, this place really has its charm. The best thing about it is that it's true to itself; it doesn't try too hard to portray itself as something it's not. The food is mouth watering. "Burnt ends" and "extra bone" deserve a special mention that go down even better with a milk shake!

  • Visited April 2013
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London
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“bodeans tower hill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

This branch now has unisex toilets. These are cramped and dirty. There are only five cubicles for the whole restaurant - avoid!

  • Visited April 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Good and plenty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on Saturday just after 12 noon and the restaurant downstairs already had quite a few people in.

We had never eaten here before so chose the Bodean's platter (pulled pork, chicken, variety of ribs, burnt ends with seasoned fries and coleslaw) so that we could try a bit of almost everything. The food was great, I particularly enjoyed the chicken, and the fries were very moreish. On your table are a selection of sauces including barbecue and chipotle which is nice so that you can mix and match and add according to your own preference.

The service was excellent; we didn't have a long wait for anything and our server stopped by to check that everything was OK. The price was pretty good too, especially as there was so much food the two of us couldn't quite finish it.

For meat lovers, this place is a must.

The upstairs deli was bright and inviting and the downstairs is quite dark but more intimate.

My husband is already planning his next visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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