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Hammer & Tongs

171 Farringdon Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1R 3AL
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Opening Information

Monday 5pm - 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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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Just brilliant

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Great food!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

The Food was served briskly as we needed to get to the Ballet. We felt the Pork Belly was VERY fatty, the Worst was slimy and not as if braiied, the T bone was good. Sides so so, sweet potatos seemed a bit hard. It was quite expensive

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Amazing food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Great authentic food - enjoyed the taste of home. Friendly service.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

A great dining experience - fabulous food with amazing wine (PLEASE don’t take the De Trafford Merlot off the wine list!!!) and perfect service. SA hospitality at its very best!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Great food, wine, and service!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Lekker!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Absolutely incredible!

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Food was delicious (and authentic!) and service was timely and really helpful. Definitely worth the visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Amazing Amazing! The staff helped me through the whole process of organising my birthday meal. They were fair and I honestly highly recommend them!

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Lovely food, good service - expensive. £4.50 for a tiny bowl of bilking. And - get some Windhoek or castle beer. It’s readily available and more authentic than Estella. Finally, when I booked I said it was a special occasion. Nothing was done or mentioned, it would have taken 10seconds to wish my wife a happy anniversary.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Food was beyond delicious, staff were really lovely and attentive. Great evening, will be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Possibly the best service and food I have had this year. The atomsphere was lovely. The waiter was a delight and I cannot fault them at all

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Great food in a lovely restaurant, our waitress was very attentive and made a special effort for my boyfriend's birthday.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Overall a really nice evening. The restaurant was a bit quiet and smelly from the grill, but the food was excellent and service was generally good, although not as attentive as it could in terms of checking whether drinks needed to be topped up. The food was excellent and I cannot fault it, but overall I think the prices are too high for the quality of food/setting/area. This would probably put me off going back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Nice relaxed atmosphere, with good food and excellent South African wine list. We ordered various items to share (Ribs were amazing!) and the meat was well cooked and delicious. Loved the roast potatoes/wedges! Service was good, and we didn’t wait for anything. I felt that some items on the menu were a little over priced when you consider the portion sizes, especially the sosaties. We had the chicken and the beef sosatie and both only had 6 small cubes of meat.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Amazing food and fantastic service! Can’t wait to come back! Only downside was a large table of loud customers shouting, cheering, clapping and swearing (obviously not fault of H&T, but being such a small restaurant space meant they were very intrusive and dominated the restaurant atmosphere. Maybe larger groups like that could be sat downstairs, or pop the couples trying to have a more quiet meal/chat down there? Just an idea!)

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Good service from the gentleman who helped us, thank you. Food are of good quality and tasty but much too salty and slightly pricy. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

I booked this spot for myself and 5 mates and couldn’t have been happier with the evening. The food was unbelievable (we shared 2 “big braai” platters) and the wine was fantastic (Newton Johnson Pinot Noir). The service was sharp and friendly. I couldn’t reccomend this place highly enough and will certainly be returning. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Just want to say thanks a million for a brilliant evening! Our 40th was made extra special shared with friends and family, thanks to H&T and staff. The food was amazing and the chocolate cake went down a treat ! Massive thanks to chef and staff! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food, and I’m assured H&T have gain many more customers.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Excellent food/wine and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend this place for lovers of carnivorous South African fare.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Fantastic food, highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

We really enjoyed our recent dinner and our Czech waitress was fabulous. We created our own SA tapas style meal. My only wish was to have been able to taste the boerewors, but because it contained MSG, I was unable to do so due to food allergy. Loved the mussel potjie though. :-)

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Excellent dinner for a group of 9 - sharing platters worked perfectly

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