North London

Q Grill

Q Grill

This barbeque restaurant and bar is from Des McDonald, who launched Islington success story The Fish & Chip Shop. Expect a menu that takes in charred, smoked and raw meats - plus a whole lot more besides.

Restaurant details

Address: 29 - 33 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AJ

Telephone number: 020 7267 2678

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Nearest station: Camden Town

Opening times: Monday to Thursday – 1200 hrs to 2330 hrs
Friday - 1200 hrs to midnight
Saturday - 1000 hrs to midnight
Sunday – 1100 hrs to 2230 hrs

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Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 4
Matthew Norman Telegraph
Reviewed on July 07, 2014
"On two counts, the best was saved until last. It tells a mixed story when the one memorable dish in a restaurant specialising in the cuisine of the Deep South is apple crumble, but this toffee-laced rendition was sensational." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on June 13, 2014
"Q-Grill’s team are great. They were even gorgeous when I wanted to wrap up my puddings to go as I had another appointment. This meant I had the greatest ever bourbon and pecan tart (it contains one unit of alcohol) and a stonkingly moist, irresistible banoffee cheesecake at home to enjoy at leisure, over days." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by May 31, 2014
"Now, when I say, “good”, “very nice” and “excellent”, I am talking in terms of upscale chain food, which means that it is not as good as stuff I cook or barbecue myself at home on a good day, but much better than I cook or barbecue myself at home on a bad day." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tracey MacLeod Independent
Reviewed on April 12, 2014
"Mostly, though, the food is fine, and the top-notch service betrays Q-Grill's fine lineage. It's big and noisy, booming with a soundtrack of vintage ska and R&B, and the tourists will love it." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on April 10, 2014
"Q-Grill has a longish menu and perhaps we could have chosen more enterprisingly? Perhaps tried the grilled octopus, followed by one of the many steaks, doubtless carefully sourced and prepped? As it was, we felt as though we’d been inducted into an ambitious marketing exercise, or visited a gastro theme park, rather than eaten at a real, sincerely intended restaurant." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on April 03, 2014
"A side of rough-textured ‘creamed’ corn (spiked with shallots, garlic, coriander and chilli) was so good we’d have happily eaten an enormous plate of it. But praise be to baby Jesus that we’d left room for pudding – an outstanding pecan and bourbon tart so boozy it should have come with an ABV warning." READ REVIEW

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