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Texas Joe's Slow Smoked Meats

Restaurants, Grills London Bridge
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Authentic Texan BBQ from an ex-Dragon’s Den contestant.

The big thing at this Texan BBQ joint is authenticity. It’s serious stuff, with a focus on hefty hunks of precision-cooked animal (and a sign announcing what wood they’re currently smoking with). Add in unusual sides like bone marrow or cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeños and, basically, it looks as Texan as rodeo dudes trying to sit on angry cows.

Or it sort of is. On one hand, dedication to the Lone Star State’s cuisine is such that mains come served with a slice of limp white bread. But then there’s the beer selection, which hails almost entirely from, err, Camden.

Which begs the question: if it’s ok to compromise your ‘authenticity’, why not do it at the right points? A dish of insanely soft pork belly was beautifully cooked, but would have been so much better with a little more sauce to cut through the grease (rather than a few dozen millimetres of condiment squirted into a tiny paper pot). And would it really kill them to add some combo or half portions to the menu, to let you mix and match? All in all, Texas Joe’s is a good BBQ restaurant – but it could have been a great one.

Texas Joe's Slow Smoked Meats says
Authentic slow-smoked Texas BBQ in the heart of Bermondsey. Brisket, pork and mutton complemented by a wide array of Texas whiskies.


Address: 8-9 Snowsfields
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £65.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu midday-10pm; Fri-Sun midday-11pm
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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We came here for the soft opening on Sunday. The owner was in full Americana get-up, it was hard to look away. Anyways, we got a table right away, hitting that sweet spot between lunch and dinner. If you had to wait, there was a bar next door and tables outside you could sit at until your name was called. 

As with every soft opening, my first choice was not on the menu, so we went for brisket, fries, mac n cheese, and corn bread. The food showed up a bit haphazardly, with some sides showing up 10 minutes before the meat showed up. 

Corn bread was pretty delicious and had a nice kick to them. The fries had a crazy cut to them, which curiously made them excellent vessels for digging into the macaroni and cheese. The mac n cheese was pretty good, but I would prefer a bit more of a sharper cheddar for mine, or covered in bread crumbs... mmmmm.

Anyways, the main even was the brisket, which was incredibly moist and tender. Falling apart deliciousness. And a decent portion as well. It comes with a slice of bread (but no butter), slaw, and some pickles. Paired with the sides we we definitely rolled outta there. 

Its weird because there is not a whole lotta BBQ in the LBG area, so this is a welcome addition to the family!

Just YUM. Plus, who doesn't love being greeted by a cowboy tipping his Stetson?! X

Good American BBQ fare covering the Big 4: beef, chicken, pork, lamb. Most main plates seemed to vary from £12 - £15, and BBQ rolls at £10. These come with slaw and pickles. Additional sides of fries, mac 'n' cheese and marrow bone were all good. We had a decent choice of bottle beers, draft lagers (Camden Town Brewery) and American whiskey. Would recommend the beef brisket, pork ribs and the mutton shoulder.

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