Bodean's BBQ - Covent Garden

25 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS
$$ Bar-B-Q

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Business Info

  • Address: 25 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS
  • Cross Street: Russell Street, Tavistock Street
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Steak | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0207 257 2790
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

New Year's Eve
Dec. 31, 2021 All Day 12:00 - 21:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Tuesday
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Wednesday
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Thursday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Friday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Saturday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Sunday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Nov. 29, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 28, 2021
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30
Valid between: Dec. 24, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We accept bookings online through our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or via email to [email protected] On completion of your booking you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking please contact the restaurant directly so we can make sure your booking is in our system.
We recommend making a booking if you would like a guaranteed table. We will only be accepting bookings online or via email. We do keep walk-in tables open and depending on the demand there might be a waiting time on tables. Currently we only accept bookings up to 6 people, if you book several tables we cannot guarantee that you will be seated next to each other.
If you need to cancel a booking please do so via Table Agent, email or via a phone call with as much notice as possible. No shows may result in you not being able to book again in the future.
All tables later than 15 minutes will be considered cancelled and the table will be given to other guests if we have not received a phone call prior to your booking time. Although we will try our utmost to find an alternative table for you.
Covent Garden tube station
We are a family orientated restaurant and welcome children of all ages. Children under 12 years have the option to eat off the kid’s menu (3 course meal with drink for £4.95). We can supply high chairs, just inform us when you arrive or alternatively when making a booking online.
Unfortunately we are unable to heat up baby food or milk bottles. Your safety is our priority and we wouldn’t want to harm you or your child in any way as we cannot guarantee the right temperature. However, if you require , we can bring you a bowl of hot water to your table so that you can heat up your baby food or milk bottle yourself.
All our restaurants have options for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements. Our Front of House team is fully trained and equipped with information regarding different dietary requirements.
Please inform us when making your reservation for any dietary requests. We always try our best to accommodate special requests and can provide allergen information upon request.
If you are celebrating a birthday or any other occasion please let us know when making your reservation or inform your server upon arrival - we will always try to make your special occasions memorable (dessert with a candle and birthday song or a glass of sparkling for the celebrant).
If you wish to bring your own cake please give us a ring and let the restaurant manager know. No beverages, except those supplied by Bodean’s are permitted to be consumed on the premises.
Unfortunately our foods are not halal certified.
All our restaurants offer Takeaway service - easily place your order on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or alternatively call the branch and place your order with one of our staff members. For deliveries please head over to UberEats, place your order and wait for your order to arrive.
We’re sorry to hear that. Please let us know if something wasn’t quite up to standard and we will do our best to sort it. In the first instance, you should speak to the restaurant manager. If you feel you haven’t been heard, feel free to contact us via email ([email protected]).
For tables larger than 6 people and All day Friday and Saturday we require a credit card to guarantee your seats. Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
All reservations must be cancelled at least 2 hours prior to your booking, either via your online account, phone call (0207 257 2790) or email ([email protected]). Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.65 out of 5 stars based on 354 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Andrew H.
Great BBQ & lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Paul C.
Great first experience, the staff were attentive and the atmosphere was just right! They even gave my partner a brownie for his birthday without asking! The team there did amazing, and the food was incredible! Definitely visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2021
Nathan D.
Awesome service and great food

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2021
Sheila W.
Really tasty food. Service was quick and pleasant. A little bit surprised with the "discretionary service charge" which was added to the bill. But overall a good experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2021
Sarah W.
Great food, great service,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2021
DIANE M.
Wonderful food. Asked for recommendations from server, just sorry I didnt get his name. Tried something new. Cant wait to return!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2021
Aneesha J.
Excellent - great food, and wonderful service!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2021
Tom H.
Great place to eat, staff were attentive and the food was amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2021
Rachel B.
Food was fantastic and so was the service from our waitress!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2021
Rossy S.
Great portions of tasty food and good prices. Will definitely recommend and visit again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Lesley E.
Excellent service food was amazing highly recommended will be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2021
Michelle B.
Very pleasant and friendly staff, lovely food, can't say much more!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Ashley M.
Best ribs ever

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2021
Nigel P.
Great find in London for a weekend stay. Food was AMAZING and very friendly place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2021
Emma P.
The food was incredible! Great value for money, friendly staff and quick service. We will definitely be going back. This place is great for a date night, night with friends or somewhere to take the kids. We can't wait to go back again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2021
Natalie M.
Had a very attentive and friendly waiter. He was absolutely lovely and made our visit brilliant

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Rachel L.
Was visiting for our wedding anniversary and we had a fabulous time. Staff were really happy and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. Will be coming back on our next visit to London

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2021
gaynor t.
Great staff, location. Food very salty.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 2/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 09, 2021
Terry I.
Very poor service... Table right next to the door and would not move us, even though I booked it 1 month ago. Ordered drinks and t waited 40 mins for milkshakes only to be told that we are busy... Not a memorable birthday

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
Danny C.
The staff we friendly & knowledgeable & the food first class

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2021
Amy N.
Really nice setting on the street, food was brill, staff very friendly and cocktails were amazing. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Chris W.
Excellent atmosphere, nice relaxed and superb service from staff. The quality and choice of food was first class. The meat on the platter was really good quality and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2021
Luke M.
Fabulous meal. The food seriously impressed my first time visiting parents. I've been around four times however this was the first time for me in around 8 years and I also loved the food. It was an overall great experience and my parents are asking when are we going back :]

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2021
Tapiwanashe N.
il definitely go back again... I've forgotten the waiter's name but she was so professional, all i remember is she's from Hungary

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Anthony W.
The food was superb. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. Not to crowded and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Paul M.
Absolutely spot on will defo be returning .

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2021
Russ A.
Try and influence council to enforce speed restrictions on the road, often vans drive 40mph+ within 50cm of diners. Quite unsafe when dining outside.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2021
Fil s.
Great place food was excellent will definitely come again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Oct 10, 2021
Victoria B.
We love Bodeans and always treat ourselves when in London. This was our first time to this branch and we weren’t disappointed. Lovely food, as always and good service. Our booth was right next to the service station which was sometimes a little distracting however only a minor thing.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Darren S.
Great food, will definitely visit again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 17, 2021
David F.
Excellent service - efficient and quick, but not too quick. Great food - good range and very tasty :-) Beers on tap and in bottle are very good too. So, overall just as expected and we'll be back again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2021
John P.
Not my first visit to a Bodeans. We ate inside and there were very few others inside. This was finw by us as we watched some Wimbledon tennis as we ate. The Bodeans Platter was excellent of course and filled a big hole. The Italian girl who served/looked after us was excellent too. -Thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 27, 2021
Emma M.
Great sharing platter and good service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 18, 2021
Noah C.
Really super restaurant- but for the american experience… large portions for reasonable prices and normalities like soft-drinks! no point having horns on the walls but charging per soda

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 13, 2021
Oliver C.
Lovely food and restaurant, a little disappointed that it was advertised they played the NFL but didn’t, as that is the reason we booked in there.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2021
Sheila S.
Really good overall. We had to wait several minutes after our food arrived before we received cutlery. Otherwise waitress really helpful and pleasant. Cocktails good and food tasty

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
Jason B.
Food was excellent, very tasty and a good amount of it. The only reason I have put a lower mark on ambience is that we ate at 9.30pm on Sunday evening and were the only customers in the venue so have no idea as to what it would be like when busy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 14, 2021
Hayley B.
Service was a little slow but the food was great. Table next to us were unhappy about something using F& C word a lot. No one intervened and I asked them to stop

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 04, 2021
Darren S.
2 seater tables far too close together