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Hammer & Tongs

171 Farringdon Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1R 3AL
Critics Review 9/10
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Opening Information

Monday Midday - 10:30pm
Tuesday Midday – 10:30pm
Wednesday Midday – 10:30pm
Thursday Midday – Midnight
Friday Midday – Midnight
Saturday Midday – Midnight
Sunday Midday – 4:15pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar

About Hammer & Tongs

Inspired by South African braai, Hammer & Tongs in Clerkenwell specialises in cuts of juicy, tender meats, served in a casual, warm and friendly restaurant. Meats are seasoned and marinated with worldly spices and herbs, and only the best available seasonal ingredients make it onto the Hammer & Tongs menu. Guests can complement their menu choices with a succinct wine list featuring some of South Africa's finest producers, a cocktail list which features the signature Driftwood Old Fashioned, and craft beer.

Cuisine: BBQ & Grill, African, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Romantic, Set Menu, Slow Food, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Critics Review
Hammer & Tongs review
9/10
With multiple diner awards, runner up for Best Restaurant in Clerkenwell, not to mention tons of fantastic reviews, prepare to be warmed up by Hammer and Tongs’ authentic wood-fired meats and barbecue. Upon arriving, we were given a warm welcome by our server, Jana, and shown to a lovely corner table away from the bustle. Menus were accompanied by a thorough explanation of how they prepare their food, leaving us to wrack our brains over which of the many delights to choose from.
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Great food and excellent attention and service - thank you Jana.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Wine very expensive! Poor choice of beer (no South African!). Dessert was really poor and espresso ice cream a rip off price for portion given. Restaurant smelled like fire smoke-need better extraction! The only great think was the main. Great meat!

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our large (and somewhat indecisive) group. Very grateful for the top service. Food could have been a little hotter. But otherwise perfect night.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Very tasty and excellent, prompt service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Brilliant service, incredible food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended. It’s worth a trip for the pork belly alone.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

We had our team Xmas party downstairs for 18 people (11th Dec 2018). Great night, great food, great wine, hats off to Sam especially who was a top notch host, organised everything and looked after us.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Really friendly staff, great food and value for money!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Food was good but poor service and hefty service charge added for actually a rather poor service. 40 minute wait for food when we had pre ordered.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Food is so delicious. But it is on the pricey side for what you get.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Food was amazing, lovely restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Great food, great service! Will be back soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Lovely dinner thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Great Place but a bit loud , nice people good service and MEAT MEAT MEAT

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Great dinner with my work colleagues, including free punches to start the night!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Fantastic! Had such a lovely lunch. Etienne and the hostess were so helpful. They helped the luncheon run smoothly and made the day very easy. The food was fantastic and I will definitely be coming again. Thank you team!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We had a really great time. The food was amazing. The curry flavour was spot on, just like home! We were a large table of 12 and the waitress did a sterling job even when some of the guests gave her a hard time! Thank you for the incredible meal and we will see you again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

As a Zimbabwean, this was as authentic as they come in England. Very pleased with the place and pricing.

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

Great time waitress was great

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Amazing food! Ordered the big braai. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Excellent atmosphere, food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

What a treat, made me feel like I was back in Joburg at a bring and braai! Great place to host the clients I was with. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Incredibly tasty food and a great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but good nonetheless.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Enjoyable experience - lacking on options for vegetarians.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Really great service and food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

I'd come back. Nice ambience and good food overall. Wine selection was also good

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