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The Big Smoke, London,

The Big Smoke

4.0
4
42 Reviews
£26 to £40
American
BBQ, Steakhouse and Burger Specialists located in the heart of bustling Leicester Square.

We serve Argentinian Angus steaks that are Wet-Aged for 7 weeks. Choosing our beef is a big decision, more important than you think because, the grading and classification of the beef will affect the quality of the steak produced on the grill. We look at marbling, moisture content, colour and insist on the finest grades of beef. Therefore, offering excellent quality and at the same time, value for money for all our customers.

Our unique Tin Burgers have been crafted using a tin to stack our overflowing, hearty and fresh creations...you have to see it to believe it!

We are proud to offer a friendly welcoming atmosphere, fresh cocktails, ice cold beers and generous portions of good old Southern-style cooking offering perfected BBQ specialities.

We welcome you to join us with friends, to get together over great fresh food, plentiful drinks and music -

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    020 7494 3919
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Vagner Matos
  • Neighbourhood
    Leicester Square
  • Cross Street
    Leicester Sq / Leicester place
  • Parking Details
    39-41 Whitcomb St, London, WC2H 7DTQ-Park20 Newport Pl, London, WC2H 7PR
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus Underground StationLeicester Square Underground StationCharing Cross Railway Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

42 Reviews
  1. KAAC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    closed down with a last minute email which we didn't see because we was out in London - group of 10! not easy to find another restaurant. ended up in pizza hut!

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  2. PatrickC

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed with the restaurant + open table for not contacting me to say that the restaurant had closed down Party of 14 had to make last minute plans

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  3. NiomiJ

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Would be difficult to review the place when it’s closed down. Yet you still let us book the place. Had to then try and find somewhere on a Friday night in London that wasn’t booked up.

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  4. si76

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor quality food. Poor and slow service. No better than a fast food burger chain

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great! Everyone that came to our table was nice. Food tasted good and good servings but I’ve had better elsewhere. Little dark where we were sitting compared to other areas.

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  6. Scottwinestein

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Good service. Great value for money already booked to go back again.

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  7. Lotpot3

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked for my partners birthday. He has a big appetite, so I have to choose places that have big portion sizes! This did not disappoint! The cocktails arrived looking quite small but there is a reason behind this, they are super strong! The wings were tender and fell off the bone and were really delicious. The mains were huge and my other half said the ribs were spot on and completely delicious. What drew me to the restaurant was the pictures on line of their tinburger. This is a fabulous idea. When I say the burger was a monster it was huge and you could choose a whole heap of toppings at no extra cost. I only managed half and gave the rest to my other half! We were too full for dessert. The food was spot on. I can’t say anything bad about the staff they were attentive and friendly enough but didn’t have that zing that other London restaurants have. Don’t be put off by its location right on Leicester Square, as a Londoner I tend to avoid the location for eating out, although it wasn’t a cheap meal I’d say it was worth the money paid.

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  8. GeneS

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon entering the restaurant, I was asked if I needed help, only to be passed onto the person I would have initially approached anyway. The service was slow, despite the restaurant not being very busy. I had the half rack of ribs, which were quite good, and the freak shake, which was nothing to write home about. However, the waiter did remove this from the bill. Overall, not the best ribs you can find in London and probably not top of the list to return to.

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  9. AndrewB

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive but you are right on Leicester Square. Food was average.

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  10. ABCBarnet

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Generally it was a good experience. The food was delicious and the service from our waiter really helpful. Our one criticism is the lack of choice for vegetarians which was made worse by a decision to change the menu and remove the one vegetarian burger option available. Although the chef agreed to make a burger from the original menu (which was still being advertised on line despite the change) we had to make a fuss about this which was a shame. More generally in 2019 no restaurant should have a menu which offers such paltry options for those people who dont eat meat!

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Google Map for The Big Smoke

7 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Leicester Sq / Leicester place
  • Neighbourhood
    Leicester Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 10:00 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    American, Steakhouse, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    39-41 Whitcomb St, London, WC2H 7DTQ-Park20 Newport Pl, London, WC2H 7PR
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus Underground StationLeicester Square Underground StationCharing Cross Railway Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Vagner Matos
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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