"Loved the food and the wine and staff were lovely."

Open Table Diner


"Went out on the hunt for a meat feast, and came home more than satisfied"

Kezi, Trip Advisor


"Loved it. Food was delicious and service was top notch. We had a great night"

Open Table Diner


"Seriously, hunt this place out"

Phillip, Trip Advisor


"The flavour of the wood is really quite amazing, so intense, yet not overpowering"

Elinor, Open Table


"The South African Braai was so good you forget you're in London"

Tim, Trip Advisor


Exceptional meat cooked on the braai, fired by real wood & real love

Inspired by our love of braai in South Africa, experience juicy, tender & smoky cuts of meat at Hammer & Tongs in London.

Our entire menu is braai-cooked over Sickle Bush & Blackthorne wood imported directly from South Africa. You just can’t deny that cooking over a real wood fire is the ultimate way to cook; it’s natural, the flavour from the smoke infused into the food is sublime, the heat from the glowing embers is better than any stove and finally, it’s so much fun!

A braai is not like any other barbecue, and your experience at Hammer & Tongs is unlike any other. Warm service, an incredible selection of South African wines & smashing cocktails makes this place somewhere you’ll want to come back to again and again.

We marinate our meat for no less than 24 hours with the addition of worldly spices & herbs which enhance the mouth-watering natural flavours. After all, South African flavours have been influenced by so many nations over the centuries including India, France, Holland & Indonesia and that is reflected in the menu style at Hammer & Tongs.

We take great pride in braaing only the best, our meat is British and free-range, our fish from sustainable sources and we try to use the most seasonal ingredients available to us.

A braai brings people together, it’s an everyday any day celebration of life and we invite you to experience braai at Hammer & Tongs.


Please book by contacting us directly or using the OpenTable booking form

For bookings of 10 or more people, please email reservations@hammertongs.co.uk or call us on +44(0)20 3774 2884

Our Private Dining Room, separated from the bar by a wall of wine, seats up to 20 people. Perfect for any occasion – business or pleasure, email reservations@hammertongs.co.uk to start planning your event

Christmas at h&T

With your buddies or colleagues, for two or 22, our smoky, juicy, boozy Christmas menu is right for you!

We’re all about the jolly season at h&T. It’s another great reason to get together with fine company and enjoy yourselves surrounded by incredible, flavoursome food whilst slurping back a big & bold glass of wine.

We won’t be holding back on the celebrations this Christmas and we do hope you’ll join us! Our Christmas menu has been designed with you in mind, to make booking your Christmas party that little bit easier. 

What’s even better, you and your party will be welcomed with warm smiles and a tall glass of complimentary bubbles, it’s the season of giving after all…

Christmas Menu


Braai’d Butternut Soup (v)
Cape Malay Marinated Barnsley Chop, Brussel
Sprouts & Dry Roast Chips
Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Braai Pie (v)
Cape Brandy Pudding


2 courses £20pp | 3 courses £25pp

pdf available here


Our a la carte menu is also available for Christmas bookings, you may prefer a few Big Braai’s over our Christmas menu! Just mention you’d prefer a la carte when booking!

Contact Us

Monday to Saturday – Midday til late

Sunday – Midday til 5pm

171 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3AL

+44 (0)20 3774 2884


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