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Barbecoa says

Located in the heart of the City, Barbecoa sits overlooking St Paul's Cathedral. The breath-taking views, vibrant atmosphere and incredible food will make any dining experience special - whether it's a business lunch, a catch up with friends, or a romantic evening meal for two.

Opened four years ago by Jamie Oliver, Barbecoa is a celebration of incredible produce and fire-based cooking. Our chefs create beautiful, seasonal dishes using traditional techniques such as the Texas pit smoker, Argentine grill, Japanese robata grill, tandoor and wood-fired oven. The love and passion for food can be felt throughout the restaurant.

What sets Barbecoa apart from the rest, is not just the traditional techniques - but also the in-house butchery. Located just below the restaurant, their team of butchers source the finest meat from around the UK and dry-age it in-house, creating meat that is second-to-none.


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Venue details

  • Address:

    Barbecoa 20 New Change Passage
    EC4M 9AG

  • Venue phone:

    020 3005 8555

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served 11.45am-11pm Mon-Fri; 10.30am-11pm Sat; 10.30am-10.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: St Paul's tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £16-£65

  • Map

    1. Barbecoa
      • 20 New Change Passage
        EC4M 9AG
      • 020 3005 8555
      • 51.513451,-0.096367

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1.8 / 5

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Can only echo other's views. Very average food considering the price. Pretty disappointing. Certainly wouldn't return.


If this was a simply a bar it would be great! Fantastic views, nice ambience. However it is not. The food is actually extremely mediocre bodering on awful. The prices are just over the top, £35 for a steak is ridiculous. I had a disgusting pig cheek starter at £9 followed by a £16 burnt chicken, all potatoes, chips, vegetables etc are extra. Our food bill for 5 came to £222 without booze! Jamie Oliver claims so much and this restaurant fails on so many levels, just lucky it is in a good location!


We ate at Barbecoa last night to celebrate two birthdays. Our party of 11 people arrive for the later sitting to be informed that our table was not ready and we were asked to sit in the overflow bar, the entrance. Eventually we were asked if we would like a pre dinner drink but this arrived after we were eventually seated. On arrival in the restaurant room the staff seemed surprised to see us, obviously no communication between reception and restaurant. The views of St Paul's from the table were amazing and the best feature of the restaurant. The quality of the food was ok, not what you would expect from a restaurant run by a celebrity chef. The front of house staff friendly but the service poor. we had to wait 90 mins between our starter and main course. Waiters did know who had ordered which dish and called the dishes names, very canteen style. We had a good time but not because of the restaurant. Over priced, average menu. Poor service. Would not recommend to dine, worth going for the view of St Paul's but you can have the same view from the shop across the way.