Braai, Wine & Cocktails


Free Mimosa for Mum

On Mother's Day, Sunday 11th March


Fabulous little restaurant with wonderful service & out of this world food!

Kristen, Google Reviewer


"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


The Driftwood Old Fashioned


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.

Mother’s Day

Treat your Mum to a classy South African Braai experience this Mothering Sunday with a Free Mimosa!

It’s a special day because your Mum is special and she absolutely deserves the mother of all braai feasts. Hammer & Tongs will be delicately turning and tanning exceptional steaks with extra love on Sunday 11th March from Midday with late lunch tables available until 4:15pm.

Our full a la carte menu will be available as well as our Sunday Flattie Roasts, both designed to be shared with people you love. Pair this delicious wood fired food with a juicy South African red and you’ve got yourself a big, hearty Sunday sorted.

Make your reservation now and quote Mimosa when booking to claim Mums free Mimosa

Contact Us

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Midday – 10:30pm
Wednesday Midday – 10:30pm
Thursday Midday – Midnight
Friday Midday – Midnight
Saturday Midday – Midnight
Sunday Midday – 4:15pm

171 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL

+44 (0)20 3774 2884


Please book by contacting us directly or using the Book a Table booking form

For bookings of 10 or more people, please email or call us on +44(0)20 3774 2884

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

Please note we are closed on Mondays in January.