Red Dog Saloon Soho

3.8
327 reviews
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American
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  • Comfort Food
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Barbeque grew up in the South of the USA where cooks learned to slow roast cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. Exposure to the smoke of the smouldering wood added a distinctive smoky taste to the meat. The process could take many hours, leaving the meat tender and juicy.

Our award-winning smokers have been imported from the USA and are built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We smoke for up to 16 hours using the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour.
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MF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Nice venue, good location but the food was poor - especially for the premium price tag. Chicken wings were dry, fried chicken tasteless, but the brisket wasn’t bad. Expect much more for a £40 meal!

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DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great experience to make your own platter. Quality meat and very nice people who work there!

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went there for my anniversary weekend it was Lovely service was great would recommend anyone there.

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PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Crap. Crap. Crap. Long wait. Place was empty. Food was average.

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AH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food is good, and, having been before, we were looking forward to the fried pickles. However this time they were almost inedible as was almost like eating pure vinegar. That said the meat is always great. The ribs cold have ben more tender but the chicken tenders and brisket were very good indeed.

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was really friendly and food was really good! Will definitely go for the food there again!

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was Meh, not good BBQ at all, ambience was good, Servers were not attentive at all

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n
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

No clue. Was told we could not be seated until 9pm. Even though plenty of seats were available, oh and we reservations. Meh. Oh well

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R
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the Soho branch. As always red dog is amazing. The best food around.

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Bland food
The Mac and cheese was very poor, resembling something you would buy packaged in a summer market
Beef short ribs - dry, no sauce, tasteless
Chips - taste of oil as so over fried

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

This place has lost its mojo. I use to always back Red Dog to deliver top bbq. This time round the food disappointed. Still great service but the food is not up to the standard it had previously set.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and food came quickly. Food had great smoke flavours but lacked in tenderness that I have come to expect from this cuisine, maybe this is because we came late in the evening. Cocktails were very nice also.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

100% the best burger I have ever had, my other half who is really fussy with burgers agreed. Fantastic food however is a little pricey but worth it for a special occasion

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TC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really nice cozy restaurant. We picked the place at random and we were so happy to have discovered it. Food was delicious and the restaurant offered a social chill ambience.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat, we will be visiting again. All staff were really happy and friendly!

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LO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Simple food in a relaxed atmosphere for hubby's birthday.
The service was quick but not rushed, the waiting staff were polite and efficient.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet and chilled out, staff were excellent!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Like everywhere, some things on the menu work, some don’t. How lucky you are depends on whether you’re a chicken or beef person: Southern fried chicken yum, short beef rib yuk. Oreo milkshake was too thin but the Oreo biscuit was a nice touch - don’t get that at GBK or Byron. GBK does the best Oreo milkshake in my view. The mac cheese would be great if the cheese wasn’t so synthetic.

Service was very good.

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4
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Found red dog saloon after a last minute search online. WOW what a find. Don’t let the unassuming exterior put you off as inside we experienced brilliant service and the most delicious food. Huge portions , fresh food and amazing value . My daughter who travels to America for a couple of months each year said it was the most authentic food she had eaten outside of Philadelphia.!!!!!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

15 th birthday

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GL
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely, well cooked and the staff were very friendly

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BW
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Having eaten at the restaurant in hoxton nearly 10 years ago. I was expecting bring back the same strong good memories. The reality was the food was half as good as I remember but still pleasant. Nothing wrong with it, just have eaten better. Good service and fun environment. But overall Not hugely memorable.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

The whole experience was disappointingly. Staff didn't seem to know what was going on, music was like it was 2am and not at all indicative of a Southern BBQ joint. Food was mediocre - the best thing about it was the sauce on the table. Such a shame as i've been wanting to go here for some time.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely experience, my son has tried the Southampton branch and recommended it. Nice and clean, good value, food great and with a fantastic service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good service, just all round an amazing place to go for dinner and a few drinks.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food and the service.

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I personally found it very loud when we were in, this wasn't volume of noise from hustle and bustle it was more the background music that wasn't in the background. The food was okay, several of us had "special" burgers and they were very nice, one of our group had a cheeseburger and that wasn't very exciting by all accounts. The staff were over attentive and kept coming over to ask if everything was okay, which it was.....but either 2 or 3 staff came over independently. It would have been better if just one member of staff had dealt with us and then not come over several times. It wasn't a bad meal, but for the price I feel I would have expected a little better.

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S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was almost perfect. The meats were cooked to perfection as were the fries. The mac and cheese and the slaw were decidedly odd in both taste and texture. However the restaurant did the right thing and took them off the bill when we said we didn’t want to pay for them after the initial taste. Would def go back again to try the cocktails and the smoked sausage again.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

No one can eat the amount of chips that were delivered in this portion size, and at 6.95 this could reduced in half both cost and portion.

Chips were cold and I waited 15 minutes to pay the bill, service charge was included hence no tip left.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Service, the lady serving us was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Food was served quickly but cooked well and was delicious. Have been back since and is one of my favorite places now :)

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V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Absolutely terrible service. We were told there was no table available for us even though open table confirmed our booking. When we turned up, we were seated by the front door, which was broken and letting cold air in. We asked to be moved as there were around 4-5 tables empty, and told they were reserved so we wouldn’t be allowed to sit there. Never experienced such bad service and the attitude of two staff members in particular was horrendous. Would not recommend anyone to go.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and plenty of it which offset premium prices Service was good too.

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MS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We booked a table for 5 people and were given a table more suitable for 4. It was a booth style table, very narrow considering side dishes we ordered and drinks, it was very cramped. We aske s few times if the heating could be turned down or off but it always seemed to come back on, being a small restaurant and the number of guests in there, heating wasn’t required in our opinion.
The female waitress didn’t notice we came through the door as she was on her phone and had to be prompted by a colleague that we were waiting to be seated. The same waitress also forgot to get our 2nd round of drinks so we had to remind her.
Food was good, ambience but the service and table we were given could’ve been better.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

The hot wings saved the whole evening, they were the only thing I will take from the night. The service was very slow and when ordering drinks they would take so long to bring them to the table or at one point, just not bring them at all. It wasn’t busy enough for things to take so long. Do NOT order the Long Island Ice Tea, it was basically a glass of cola and lemon juice, no Alcohol involved. The cheese steak wasn’t as I had expected, smothered in cheese to the point you couldn’t taste or see the steak and when you did it was very dry and chewy. They kept turning the lights off during the meal, so you’d be eating in the dark and then bright bright shocking light all of a sudden. It’s such a shame because the restaurant in shoreditch is so lovely, this one doesn’t seem to match up. And it cost us £108 for two people. Still wishing I didn’t pay the 20% service charge, as there was no real service.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Have been to Hoxton Square location and had some great meals there.
This one, I was disappointed. First time at the Soho one.
Ribs were tepid. Not good when your eating ribs that generallly carry a fair bit of fat for flavour, etc...it just doesn’t taste right if they are just luke warm. The wings that came on same plate were good temperature so I suspect they had the meat on the plate and were waiting for the wings to be ready before bringing it all out.
Fries and onion rings were okay.
I liked the unlimited ice tea, that was a nice touch and the flavour was decent.
I left one of the pork ribs because of the temperature issues and didn’t reallly enjoy the rest, but I was with good company so I just chowed down as best I could!
IF I went again they would need to seriously step up their game.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Absolutely terrible waitress ruined our experience. Half the menu not available to order. Instead of politely pointing out what was available, the waitress was incredibly rude and unhelpful. So rude that we left without ordering.

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H
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was smaller and the vibe was quieter than the shoredicth Red Dog. Service was fantastic and our host (lady with blonde hair) was very attentive and friendly. Unfortunately the Mac and cheese was not american or consistent with the other store at all, it was watery and runny, big peices of pasta and luke warm. It tasted as if it had been made with an instant sachet and was appalling! this should be checked out, as should be of signature quality for a USA inspired restaurant. All other food was good. We ordered a ton as well! Thank you, Helen

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! Boxes and bags provided to take left overs home. Will definitely be back :-)

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HG
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great American style food, but we had thought given the name that is would serve hot dogs! Despite that, kids and adults found some good food and we loved the loaded fries.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really great food was really quiet but was due to the time of day , have been when busier and that's added to the atmosphere. Food really good, hot, tasty and plentiful. Nice selection of beers and cocktails all in all a good American BBQ experience.

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