Steak at Barbecoa Piccadilly in London.
The Facts
NAME: Barbecoa Piccadilly
IT'S: The second branch of Jamie Oliver’s steak and BBQ restaurant

13-02-2017

OPENED: February 13th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The English word, "barbecue," comes from the Spanish word "barbacoa," which in turn is believed to be derived from the language of the Arawak people of the Caribbean.
ADDRESS: 194 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EX
CLOSEST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Thursday 7am-11pm; Friday 7am-midnight; Saturday 8am-midnight; Sunday 8am-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0203 005 9666
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Barbecoa Piccadilly

OPENED 285 DAYS AGO

Barbecoa Piccadilly is the second branch of Jamie Oliver’s steak and BBQ restaurant, which has just opened in Piccadilly.

The two-storey restaurant and bar is open all day, which means they’re also serving up breakfast and afternoon tea.

The Spot:

You know what they say: it’s all about location, location, location. And that is definitely something this new Central London restaurant has going for it. For one, it’s slap bang in between Piccadilly Circus and Green Park stations. Furthermore, with much-loved institutions like Quaglino’s and newer restaurants like Veneta so close by, they’re in good company.

Barbecoa Piccadilly has just opened in London.

The 250-cover restaurant is housed within the former Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours building, part of the St James’ Market development. You can look right into the open kitchen, which boasts a Japanese robata grill, a Spanish Mibrasa charcoal oven, a Tandoor oven and a Texan smoker. Every chef’s dream, basically. To amp up the flavour, they use fruit woods like apple oak and cherry. The restaurant itself has more sleek an aesthetic than we’re used to seeing at the typically family-friendly Jamie Oliver restaurant, with lots of low lighting and leather upholstery.

The Food:

The menu was created by Oliver in collaboration with chef director Steve Pooley, who helped launch the first Barbecoa. Although steak-focused, they’re raising the stakes elsewhere on the menu, too. There’s a coal-roasted lobster thermidor, as well as smoked duck with champagne rhubarb, and grilled poussin. Fancy, much?

If all that is a bit too rich for your liking, there’s also a cold seafood bar. Dishes include fire-roasted clams with ‘nduja, as well as cured salmon served with a shot of ice-cold vodka. Now, we’ve chased vodka down with all manner of things, but cured salmon we’ve yet to try.

The Drinks:

If you’ve been to the original St Paul’s branch, you might be aware that they have a ‘whisky wall.’ Yes, you heard us right. Good news is they’re big on the whisky at the new Piccadilly branch, too. But if we can’t tempt you with the promise of some gorgeous single malts – can we call that a ‘Malteaser’? – there are also cocktails and wine on offer.

Seafood platter at Barbecoa Piccadilly in London.

The Damage:

Dinner costs anywhere from £16-40 per person. A drink off the whisky wall will put you down another £10-20.

In a Nutshell:

Barbecoa Piccadilly is definitely a more grown-up affair than the family-friendly eateries we’ve come to associate Jamie Oliver with. Indeed, unlike the other restaurants in his restaurant empire, Jamie has said that branches of Barbecoa will “remain few and far between and always incredibly special.” But really, they had us at ‘whisky wall.’

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Words by Stephanie Ang

The Facts
NAME: Barbecoa Piccadilly
IT'S: The second branch of Jamie Oliver’s steak and BBQ restaurant

13-02-2017

OPENED: February 13th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The English word, "barbecue," comes from the Spanish word "barbacoa," which in turn is believed to be derived from the language of the Arawak people of the Caribbean.
ADDRESS: 194 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EX
CLOSEST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Thursday 7am-11pm; Friday 7am-midnight; Saturday 8am-midnight; Sunday 8am-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0203 005 9666
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram