Bodean's BBQ - Old Street

201 City Rd, London EC1V 1JN

$25 - $50

Whether you’re a wolf of the City Square Mile, a Hoxton hipster or an overseas visitor in search of that corner of London town that is forever KC, Bodean’s extends a wide-open welcome at the sign of the golden pig. Since opening our first branch in 2002, Bodean’s is the first choice destination for slow-cooked, low-smoked barbecue lovers here in town and worldwide.

Nor are we just talking one nation under a porker, but prime beef, USDA, wings, slow-smoked Tri-Tip Brisket and seriously hearty veggie options too. What better than a prime location where alternative London overlaps with the world-class business capital, Bodean’s in Old Street is where it is at.


  Business Info

  • Address: 201 City Rd, London EC1V 1JN
  • Cross Street: Westland place
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 020 7608 7230
  • Features: Full Bar, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,


  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Dinner inside 17:00 - 23:00  
Dinner inside 17:00 - 23:00  
Dinner inside 17:00 - 23:00  
Dinner inside 17:00 - 23:00  
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 23:00  
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 23:00  
Lunch Dinner inside 12:00 - 23:00  


Frequently Asked Questions
We accept bookings online through Table Agent or on our website ( 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.
Please arrive wearing a face covering. Once you have been seated at your table, feel free to take it off for the duration of your visit. You will only need to put it on again when leaving the venue or visiting the bathroom.
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.
Parking is very limited on the street, the closest car park is London Finsbury Square (13 minutes walk).
Old Street station is the closest tube and train 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 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 ( 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]).

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2021
Tyrone A.
A truly outstanding evening with fine cocktails, food, sports coverage and service that was second to none. I look forward to further fun nights at Old Street Bodeans. 10 out of 10.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2021
Clinton M.
Wonderful night with great food and great service. The staff were very accommodating when an extra five friends turned up to say happy birthday and stayed to eat! An excellent way to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Emily R.
Great food, great company, great service. Thanks for the sorting the birthday brownie too - nice touch.