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Bukowski Grill

Restaurants, American Soho
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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An all-American barbecue joint in the heart of Soho.

How do you like your meat? If your answer is ‘with a side of even more meat’, then you’re in the right place. Having conquered east and south London, American barbecue restaurant Bukowski Grill has taken the plunge in Soho with its biggest branch yet. 

The menu is a seriously carnivorous affair, with seven types of burgers (including token veggie option), baby back pork ribs, beef ribs, lamb cutlets – all of which you can see sizzling away in the open-plan kitchen at the back.

The 72-hour beef rib was disappointingly chewy, although the ‘tobacco onions’ it came with were mouthwateringly moreish and thankfully tasted nothing like an ashtray. The smokey beast burger lived up to its name, stuffed with everything you could feasibly smoke (no, not like that) – pulled pork, gherkins and smokey bbq sauce. But the real stars of the show were the puck nuggets, a deep fried ball of slow-cooked, deliciously tender duck and pork, served with a spicy kimchi remoulade dip. Order a plate (or two) of those, stick to the burgers and bring on the meat sweats.


Address: 10 D'Arblay St
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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