3.5 £25

Bodeans (Soho), W1

Need no teef to eat my beef

“Back in 2002 Andre Blais had a dream – to bring the taste, the style, the soul of his beloved Kansas City barbecue to London town. 10 years later, the Bodean’s family of diner-delis goes from strength to strength – the result of a tireless team effort dedicated to living the dream.”

There are four branches of Bodeans – Soho, Clapham, Fulham and Tower Hill. I’ve been to the Soho one a few times now and it consistently delivers. It’s on two levels, an open upstairs area with long, communal tables and a full restaurant downstairs. Some dishes are only available downstairs, like the platters (I don’t know why). At the Soho branch you have to be a group of 8 or more to book, so if you’re less than that you should prepare yourself for a wait or around 30 mins for upstairs or double that for the main restaurant.

They have a ‘Q Card’ which is free and entitles you to free stuf depending which day you decide to go – we got free desserts on the night we were there.

We were a group of 7 so were seated in the restaurant downstairs, where there’s normal waiter service as opposed to the self ordering system they run upstairs. There’s a big range of meat on offer. I opted to share a Boss Hog Platter, which at £34.95 is reasonable value considering you get “a full selection of our finest meats including Spare and Baby Back Ribs, a Jacob’s Ladder Beef Rib, Burnt Ends, Pulled Pork, Chicken Thighs and 2 smoked Sausages” as well as fries and coleslaw.

I’ve always been a massive fan of BBQ so the platter is a great way of making sure you don’t miss out on anything.

  • Bodeans (Soho), W1 review - Scoff Reviews

    Boss Hog Platter

It’s one of the best BBQ places I’ve been to in London, although it can’t match up to it’s equivalents across the pond. Great place for a party if you get enough people to book a table. The food’s always good, there’a a decent selection of beers and the staff are good fun.

Posted in: 3 Star, BBQ, Central London, Dinner, London, Restaurants

The Bill

8 Diners
Boss Hog Platter x 2£34.95 each
Bodean’s Platter£25.95
BBQ Burnt Ends & Pulled Pork£13.95
Pecan PieFree
Eli’s CheesecakeFree
Chocolate Fudge BrownieFree
Negra Modelo x 7£4.50 each
Lone Star x 4£5.00 each
Pepsi x 3£2.00 each
Total£167.30
Per person£23.90

Contact Info

10 Poland Street,
London W1F 8PZ

020 7287 7575
www.bodeansbbq.com

Bodean's on Urbanspoon

View on map

The Author

Gary Simmons
122 reviews

Founder of Scoff Reviews and Design Superheroes, co-founder of Scoffers App and Eat My World and in to all things foodie, Gary has eaten 13 meals in one day, a tarantula, a scorpion, the world's hottest chilli and most expensive soup.

Read Next

LDN

Bi Bim Bap Soho, W1

Tasty dishes, served quickly at a good price, but slightly misses the mark on flavour

LDN

The Oxford, NW5

A very good gastropub in the heart of Kentish Town

LDN

Berners Tavern, W1

Classy setup let down by shoddy service

BTN

Billie’s Cafe, Brighton

Billie's is great for people watching, which is lucky as you won't be able to move after you've eaten!

LDN

The Albion, N1

A village pub with a garden, moments from Upper Street

LDN

The Castle, N1

Lunch on a sunny Angel roof terrace – what could possibly go wrong?

LDN

Constolia, N7

Between an Irish pub and a pie shop, Constolia serves up simple, authentic Mediterranean cooking

LDN

Roka (Charlotte Street), W1

Contemporary Japanese Robatayaki

BTN

Fiddler’s Elbow, Brighton

Brighton's original Irish bar serves up a mixed bag but stick to the classics and you won't go wrong

LDN

Akari, N1

An authentic Japanese Izakaya in an old pub

LDN

Reverend JW Simpson

Once home to a real life Reverend - now an innovative cocktail bar

BTN

The Chilli Pickle, Brighton

One of Brighton's best Indian restaurants has an English chef. Luckily, he knows what he's doing.