Hammer & Tongs – London Restaurant Review

Hammer & Tongs – London Restaurant Review
I have found the meatiest restaurant in London. Hammer & Tongs in Farringdon has to have the largest spread of meat I have ever seen in my life. I have a few South African followers, friends and colleagues and now it all makes sense as to why they love meat so much. I have never been to South Africa, so trying out Hammer & Tongs was a whole new experience for me. In my opinion, South African restaurants are pretty underrepresented in London. I have come to learn that South African cuisine is a mixture of meat, more meat, and then some more meat. You haven’t done meat properly unless you have tried one of Hammer & Tongs South African Braais.
Hammer & Tongs - London Restaurant Review
Hammer & Tongs - London Restaurant Review
South African food is mainly comprised of Braai, which is a platter of different meats barbecued over a special grill. While there with a group of bloggers were served up the Big Braai and the Bigger Braai. I had never seen so much meat in front of me in my life. Braai is how they grill/BBQ down in South Africa, and based on this restaurants menu, they can BBQ just about anything! The platters that came out said they served about 4-6 people when in reality I am sure it could feed up to 10 people. The platter includes curry fish, pork ribs, a huge 700g T-bone steak, chicken wings, mussels, and a spicy veg sosatie! My personal fave was the T-bone steak and the curry fish!
Hammer & Tongs - London Restaurant Review
Overall the look of the restaurant was nothing special but the service was great and there was never a shortage of food. I personally felt like this is the type of restaurant to bring a group of very hungry friends. I also felt that the prices were pretty steep. I know that meat isn’t cheap, but it was even pricey for London standards. Regardless, if you are curious about some traditional South African barbecue then do check them out and let me know what you think. If you use my blog name ‘All About Anika’ in the month of August you will get 30% off your order.
Address: 171 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3AL
Telephone: 020 3302 6645
Transport: Thameslink to Farringdon station, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines to Barbican, Central line to Chancery Lane
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