Bringing a taste of the Deep South to Shoreditch, Porky’s in Boxpark is the third London venture from the BBQ specialists.
Try smoked mouth-watering meats Memphis style, slow-cooked and sticky BBQ dishes and smaller bites such as crab cakes; all washed down with craft beers, bourbons and cocktails.
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I'm hard pressed to find anything wrong with our meal/experience. We ordered a rib combo, standard turkey sandwich, & turkey BLT. The ribs were done so well, the pulled pork was fantastic and the smoked turkey was amaz-balls. This is a BBQ place worth become a regular. We will be back!more
A po' boy so good I almost thought I was in New Orleans!
Porky's is smack in the middle of the Boxpark's upper level, but it never seems to be quite as busy as its neighbors during the lunch rush. They're definitely not the fastest, but you can still probably get a tasty sandwich here more quickly than some of the other shops with 5+ peeps in line at all times in the midday.more
I'm a Porky's lover (see review for Chalk Farm) but this branch sucked for me. In particular, it came down to a disagreement over their loyalty scheme. They have these stamp cards - you buy at least £6 worth of food, and you get a stamp, then when you get 9 stamps, you get a free main course. Great for someone like me who goes to Porky's a lot!
However, on our first trip to this one, we...more
Had the pulled pork steak with chips last night and to be honest, I didn't expect much from first impression. But as far as burgers go, mine wasn't half bad. They could do better with the chips, as they were too dry and small cut.
Waiting staff were patient and friendly. We were the last to leave and no one tried to get rid of us. Would come back again to try something else on the menu.more
I've got to hand it to them, this tiny joint can do BBQ.
Usually I'm used to my barbecue coming from some backwoods shack or place that's so dark you can barely see the meat in front of you. But this long spot on the top floor of Boxpark is well-lit, friendly with campy posters of Elvis and Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson on the walls.
We were sat as soon as we came in, at a tiny table....more