Red Dog Saloon

Red Dog Saloon

| East London

Red Dog Saloon is billing itself as 'the most authentic American BBQ restuarant in the capital'. That's fighting talk - particularly as it's not far from Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa - so what do they have to back up this claim? It's all in the pit apparently - the kitchen's hickory and mesquite-burning smoker, which was imported from the American BBQ Company.

Restaurant details

37 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
Nearest station: Old Street
Telephone number: 0207 739 8316
More info: 
  • Bar area
  • Music/ Entertainment


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37 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN


Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 4
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by July 03, 2011
"They've refitted the restaurant, brought in smokers, hired staff. And at no point did they think a couple of grand spent on a road trip to the Southern US, during which they might have rumbled the smoker capacity problem, was a good idea?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Euan Ferguson Time Out
Reviewed on June 23, 2011
"With a new Byron about to open just over Hoxton Square, the burgers will have to be perfect to compete - but the signature Red Dog burger had little meaty taste about it, and was served rare instead of the promised medium rare." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Chris Pople Cheese and Biscuits
Reviewed on June 19, 2011
"By the standards of the city, and let's remember it's a very big city, Red Dog does very nearly the best BBQ money can buy - I ate all of it, more or less enjoyed all of it, and I would probably go back." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Kelly Hussey View London
Reviewed on June 09, 2011
"The food is big, loaded with calories, cheap and satisfying; all things the Americans pride themselves on." READ REVIEW