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New opening: Blacklock launch third chophouse in former Victorian warehouse

PUBLISHED: 16:27 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 17 October 2018

The new Blacklock in Shoreditch features a 95-cover restaurant and seperate bar space. Image: Rebecca Hope

The new Blacklock in Shoreditch features a 95-cover restaurant and seperate bar space. Image: Rebecca Hope

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Booking a table for Sunday lunch at Blacklock in Soho is about as easy as landing tickets for Glastonbury.

A meat-feast of epic proportions is on the cards at the third Blacklock. Image: Paul Winch-FurnessA meat-feast of epic proportions is on the cards at the third Blacklock. Image: Paul Winch-Furness

Such is the chophouse’s reputation for damn fine meat that diners can face a two-month waiting list to get in, but all that has changed with the opening of a new restaurant – the group’s third – on Rivington Street.

Blacklock heads east after the roaring success of its Soho and City hangouts, setting up shop inside the Victorian warehouse formerly home to Rivington Grill.

Here you’ll find a 95-cover restaurant that promises high quality meats sourced from Cornwall and cooked over charcoal. In a departure from the traditional Blacklock set-up, this Shoreditch venue is above ground (the other two are basement locations) and features its own dedicated bar space.

Blacklock’s bar – which has room for 30 seated guests – includes drinks conjured up by NYC cocktail bar Slowly Shirley, with wines and beers to boot. Cocktails start from £5 and with Yorkshire puddings, Welsh rarebit nuggets and lamb scratchings on offer, the bar food menu is a cut above your standard pub nibbles.

Chops come washed down by cocktails like these from Slowly Shirley. Image: Rebecca HopeChops come washed down by cocktails like these from Slowly Shirley. Image: Rebecca Hope

Founder Gordon Ker, who was a lawyer before he opened his first Blacklock venue in 2015, said: “We’re really excited to bring Blacklock to Shoreditch in such an iconic east London spot.

“The building is a former warehouse that is full of character and right up our street so we jumped at the chance.

“We’ve wanted to focus on the bar and food that goes well after a few drinks for a while, but have never had the space. With Shoreditch it felt like the right time.”

The latest high-profile opening for east London launched last Monday (October 8), with the menu featuring the usual chops and sides – as well as cheesecake for pudding. You can choose between beef, lamb and pork for Sunday lunch or go all in with all three for £20.

If you are keen to check out what all the fuss is about and like the idea of a free round of drinks to get you started, diners can get just that if they book before November and quote #BlacklockForLifeNotJustSoftLaunch.

Blacklock Shoreditch is now open at 30 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DZ. Click here for more details.

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