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Hammer & Tongs

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

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

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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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 Thursday, 18 April 2019

Almost like a private dining experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Great service and amazing food!

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

I was quite shocked when we received the bill and paid £72 each. It was only when I checked out the menu prices this morning that I saw the price of the platter we had shared. Not sure it's value for money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Great food, great service, great night. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Perfectly cooked meat, good cocktails

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Brilliant, tasty food, great friendly service. The food is of the highest quality and standard. The bbq is done superbly and this is coming from a fellow Saffie. By far the best BBQ restaurant in London. I'm so glad I found this gem of a place.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

really enjoyed our experience with you guys and will definitely come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Finger licking good! Warm and cosy atmosphere! Absolutely amazing service. The staff is truly professional with a deep knowledge and understanding of what they are doing,always ready to offer you help. Last but not least,the chef himself is more than amazing and skilful. Visited this place twice so far,both times for personal occasion and I was more than amazed by the quality of time I spent there and the quality and quantity of the food! Totally worth visiting !

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to everyone. I’m also coeliac and the after speaking with the waiter I was confident with my options and they seperated all the food out.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Absolutely amazing! Food & Service was excellent! Meat, meat & more meat - what more could you ask for! Highly recommended - don't miss out!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

The restaurant needs to have student discounts.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Fantastic food and staff! Pick and mixed our own platter. The cocktails were amazing!

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Great food. Great drinks. Fantastic staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

We had a lovely meal at Hammer & Tongs. The smell as you enter is incredible, the food fabulous, the wine seriously delicious and exceptionally friendly, helpful and quick service. Can’t wait to go back and try even more from their mouth watering menu!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Always amazing.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Food was great. Chicken skewer especially. A little noisy with large rowdy tables early in the evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Great food, the only downside is that we order the steak medium/rare but it was medium, Overall really nice, will do again

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

The food that we had was good and it was good value for money with a 30% discount. However there were quite a few of the items on the menu that they didn't have at 6:45pm on a Saturday evening! They had also ran out of most of the red wines they offered by the glass and refused to offer any of the other wines on the list by the glass.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Fantastic food, nice selection of drinks. Service was a little bit slow but not the end of the world, staff were friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

January deals were not expected but very welcome. 30% off food and a free drink. Restaurant was packed with a nice atmosphere, but decor was a little tired and fan heaters on the floor were being used to keep the place warm. Menu was quite small but food was good. The smell in the restaurant from the grilling was amazing. Would go back

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Our experience here was lovely. The atmosphere is incredibly welcoming and the food is amazing. I’d asked if it was possible for something special to be done for my friend’s birthday and they were so kind as to produce a delicious desert with a candle in whilst a very friendly waiter sang Happy Birthday. Overall, was a great experience and would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

The big brain is a good sharing platter for 3 or 4 people. Although I would have preferred some carbs as well to go with it or lots of salad. Nevertheless great food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Intend to return to try Boerwors next time.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Very delicious food and source! But it is too much for 3 persons,maybe I should take two stronger man to eat again^o^

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