Bodean's BBQ - Soho

10 Poland Street, London W1F8PZ
$$ American

Just two minutes’ stroll from London’s buzzing retail and entertainment main drag Oxford Street, Bodean’s in Soho at the sign of the golden pig is the split-level destination for seekers after the authentic taste of the great American outdoors in the heart of London’s historic pleasure paradise.

In the Broadway-does-Dallas décor and prairie-wide warmth of the West End’s friendliest, funkiest welcome, there is no better place to eat BBQ and drink from an extensive range of cocktails than Bodean’s in Soho.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 10 Poland Street, London W1F8PZ
  • Cross Street: D'Arblay Street
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0207 287 7575
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Friday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We accept bookings online through Table Agent or on 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 that 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 keep walk-in tables open and depending on the demand, there might be a waiting time on tables. Currently, we only accept bookings of 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 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 before your booking time. However, we will try our utmost to find an alternative table for you.
The closest tube station is Oxford Street and Tottenham Road. The closest train station is Victoria.
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 a drink for £4.95). We can supply high chairs, just inform us when you arrive or when making a booking online.
Unfortunately, we are unable to heat 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 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 of any dietary requests when making your reservation. 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 services - easily place your order on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or 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 our standards, and we will do our best to sort it out. In the first instance, you should speak to the restaurant manager. If you feel you haven’t been heard, please 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 287 7575) 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

4.46 out of 5 stars based on 1425 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Derek b.
First time and excellent food and service, great selection and cooked so well, fab flavours, would happily come again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2021
Zoe P.
Love Bodeans for a long time. Always great value for food and service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 04, 2021
Patrick R.
I love Bodeans!! Food is always awesome and a really chilled and relaxing environment. Only suggestion would be to improve the decor of the soho restaurant a little but as far as BBQ goes it’s immense food and value!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2021
Megan J.
AMAZING food! Fab music! Brilliant service! Did I mention amazing food?!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2021
Sally B.
Ribs were really Good meaty & full of flavour. Beans could have been a bit hotter. Been coming for over 10 years. No loss in quality or service over the years. Thank you.

Overall: 6/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 22, 2021
Peter M.
Portions are a lot smaller than they used to be! I’m surprised to eat a ‘combo meal’ and still end up quite hungry after it. One of our party actually ordered a second meal! The food was good though. Guess I’m just nostalgic

Overall: 2/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 05, 2021
Jordi A.
Booked a table for my birthday, there was no acknowledgement of the occasion. Almost felt like the staff didn't care as they were more fixated on watching the England football game. My vegetarian friend of 8 years was served a beef burger and ate a small piece of it leaving her distraught when she realised. Although the lovely waitress was extremely apologetic and replaced the dish, the whole meal was ruined which upset me as I chosen this restaurant and felt as if I had made a bad decision and disappointed her. Please consider re-naming the smokey Jack and smokey Joe burgers on the menu to avoid this happening again to anyone else. Will not be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2021
Joanne S.
This was the first time at bodean’s, but would definitely go back when in London, and would definitely recommend to anyone. Great homemade tasty burgers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2021
Adrian R.
Tables could be slightly larger and less sticky, BUT this is a great venue if you are a dedicated meat eater. I regularly take friends visiting London to this venue and they all love it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2021
Levi B.
Best meat I’ve ever tasted by a country mile would be offensive if I didn’t recommend anyone to this place it is a delight if you’re looking to get stuck in

Overall: 3/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 03, 2021
Adam R.
My girlfriend was left being violently sick from her food a short while after we left! Been to a different branch and was flawless! However this has left me never wanting to return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2021
Lee H.
The staff were absolutely incredible, answered all our questions perfectly and were so polite. The food was absolutely exquisite. We ordered the boss hog platter for two and it was beautiful. All fresh and well seasoned.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Robert C.
Great service from start to finish. Coping very well with the outdoor dining requirement. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
David John W.
Great venue, great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 19, 2022
Jamie M.
Savage (Irish for fantastic) food and great service with NFL on the tv

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 08, 2021
Chowming L.
Easy to book plenty space not to cramped up with other tables, which was good. Prices alright shame no peach cobbler which I wanted. Chip portion could be. Little bigger but waitress was friendly drinks came quick didn't wait to long for food. We arrived early but they fitted us in. Which was good overall would go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2021
Liz F.
Lovely atmosphere! Great staff! Fantastic food! We will definately come again :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2021
Angela B.
Amazing quick service, food and cocktails!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Lucy C.
Amazing, really made me feel special on my birthday! Thank you x

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Feb 18, 2022
Jade P.
Was shocked with the ambiance of the restaurant, looked like a run down pub. Tables wasn’t clean. It looked very unprofessional. I took a friend here for their birthday and I wasn’t happy with the choice of bodeans. I’ve been to one in Fulham before it’s much better than soho. Was quite disappointed. Food is decent. Staff are friendly, over all room for improvement.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 30, 2021
Abby B.
Loved that my daughter got a birthday Brownie with candle. Fab nachos starter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2021
Richard U.
Great as always, table assistant was lovely and have a good sense of humour

Overall: 6/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Oct 27, 2021
Ben P.
I was very disappointed in our experience. The food was cold, and the manager was very unapologetic

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Heather C.
Good food and great service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2021
Ashley M.
Brilliant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Chris I.
great food and top service. Busy restaurant - lively but not too lively! Burnt ends are the one

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 17, 2021
Natasha T.
We ordered the platter for two and it was delicious! Very impressed with the attentive service! Please bring back the nutty martinis!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2021
Adele B.
Great food and great service, totes impressed!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Lee C.
Our waiter (majeic I think was his name) was great. Friendly and very accommodating. The fella making cocktails was doing a great job as we t was happy hour.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 12, 2021
Deborah P.
The service and the food was most certainly worth the visit, the fact that we were there on a Monday evening was perhaps why it was a little quiet. Clearly not Bodeans fault but it just took a little bit away from the visit. Thank you for remembering it was Archie’s birthday - that was a lovely touch. We’ll most certainly be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2021
Dana L.
Great night, great food and drinks. Staff could’ve been a little more attentive as when we wanted to order more drinks, we had to flag someone down after waiting for so long

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2021
Naomi B.
Food amazing you can not complain about a single thing portion sizes were amazing drinks where 10/10 would recommend

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 24, 2022
Andrew W.
Food was good and portion sizes generous. It was quite noisy downstairs so conversation was difficult - but I recognise it was a busy Saturday evening, There were very long waits both for the starters and main courses. When delays are going to be experienced, it would be good if the waiters could explain and apologise. The prices seemed on the high side but I acknowledge we are not from London. I expect they were competitive for the area.

Overall: 3/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 15, 2021
Joshua J.
Avoid the Soho branch, it looks like a Soviet era dive. Try the Tower Bridge one instead, which resembles a more authentic US experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Tanya W.
Lovely food, staff and place

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 14, 2021
Alex D.
Bodeans is great! It’s good that they’ve reopened. It’s a pity that they can’t serve indoors yet, but they hit the ground running first day back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 30, 2021
Carl S.
We usually go to the Covent Garden Bodean's. This one was up to the usual standard on the whole, a couple of service related gripes and the food wasnt quite as good as usual, but nothing major

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Steven P.
Food was amazing service was on point. Literally couldn't fault it, love bodeans

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 03, 2021
Courtney W.
Our server Kordell was great, really courteous, welcoming and considerate. He made our evening, it has been a while since we have been to Bodeans. The food was not as good on this occassion, burnt ends and baby back ribs were good, however, the chicken was a bit on the dry side and the spare ribs were too salty which impacted the flavour of the ribs. So as I said earlier, the service is what made our evening rather than the food, which is a real shame as we had waited so long to enjoy a meal with you. Not sure when we will dine with Bodeans again, but we hope we can give a 10/10 review.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2021
Shelley F.
Always a lovely meal here… great staff even better food!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Tony H.
Excellent, did not disappoint in any way, lived up to previous experience & loved it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2021
Eamon C.
The table waiting staff were amazing your management were rude and unaccomdating

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2021
James S.
My partner and I always ove going to Bodean’s. Great food, served quickly, at a good price. Overall excellent!

Overall: 4/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 27, 2021
Karis F.
Toilets were very dirty l, service was slow but the food was good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2022
Arabella W.
Love Bodeans!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2021
Nicola O.
Waiter was superb!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2021
Tonya V.
Great food and service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Chris R.
Great service. We're able to amend my booking time with very little norice due to tube delays. Perfect bbq experience that rivals the best in London.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2021
Nicola B.
Love this place. Great food, great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 08, 2021
Seb K.
Great place, have been several times and want to keep coming back. We arrived early and were seated in the rib room downstairs, waiter was incredibly friendly and efficient, food came on time and piping hot. Faultless!