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Duke's Brew & Que
Duke's Brew & Que

Duke's Brew & Que Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dukesbrewandque.com
  • Email: hello@dukesjoint.com
  • Phone: 0203 006 0795
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm (walk in only, no reservations taken)
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5pm 10.30pm, Saturday: 5pm - 10.30pm, Sunday 5pm - 9.30pm (reservation recommended)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Haggerston Overland Rail
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Duke's Brew & Que
Duke’s Brew & Que is a vibrant restaurant where you can enjoy slow smoked BBQ. We are also the tap house for Beavertown Brewery so there will always be a great range of their beer on draught along with many other big names in craft brewing. At the weekend we feature an American style brunch with pancakes made to order, big stuffed omelets, eggs and smoked streaky bacon all served with tasty, home fried potatoes.

Extra Info:
* We politely request that customers with children under the age of 10 book a 6pm slot for dinner (5pm at the weekend). Unfortunately we do not allow children under the age of 10 in the bar/restaurant after 7.30 pm in the week and 6.30pm at the week end. We do not allow children under the age of 18 in the bar/restaurant after 8.30pm.
* Maximum party size for groups is 12, please contact the restaurant for more details
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been to Dukes a number of times over the last 2/3 years and the amazing-ness of the ribs always delivers. They really are the best in London. Pleased to see that there have been a few subtle changes to the menu but nothing that messes with the essence of the place. The ribs, the new range of chicken wings and the fries were all superb. If you're looking for a great atmosphere, friendly staff and the best ribs (and meat) in London then go to Dukes."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "This buzzing eatery has great food and good service, but is one of the noisiest places I have ever eaten. Portions are large; the beef rib delicious, the burger cooked medium rare, which is hard to get in some restaurants. The pulled pork was being made on site. The 'seasoned' chips were surprisingly spicy. Good salad too but not a place for vegetarians or romance!"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "One of my favourite places to eat and hang out with fellow meat lovers! Food selection is limited but all amazing, staff are courteous & knowledgeable, and the place has a great atmosphere. As a general rule a safe bet is one "greatest hits" per person & a couple of guest brews for dinner with meat mates, one "greatest hits" and one or two sides to share for date night / first time diners! Only downside is that they are occasionally a little too popular which means you won't get to keep your table for the entire night as long as you'll likely want to (though 2.5 hours per sitting is still reasonable!) that said if there's room at the bar or in the (heated) outdoor area there aren't many better places to share some laughs after the feast!!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "Dukes do a great range of beers and the tastiest rack of ribs."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "So so so good!!! HAve told everyone to go to this!!!"
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "big portions, really good ribs, sauces...not for vegetarians :-) it's always packed so you have a limited time slot, which can be a bit annoying...Anyway I'd recommend for sure. Very good beers, too, by the way!! Maybe a bit expensive, but you won't be disappointed by the quality of the food, so in the end I'd say it's worth."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "Its been years since i have had perfectly cooked steak and ribs and i certainly got it here! Loys of drinks choices, bery informative and friendly staff! Great!"
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "loved the bbq selection - very guilty pleasure venue is a bit of beaten track but was worth the trip"
    dined on 02/12/2013
  • "I moved in just around the corner and was concerned maybe I wouldn't have any decent food nearby, well this has hit the mark. Great food, superb menu and fantastic service. They do rush you a bit but that's because they are just trying to turn the tables, I guess you can't blame for that. I had the burger which was cooked perfectly and my friend had the ribs and he said they were the best ribs he's had in years! Of course the beer selection equally matches the food."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Excellent BBQ choices, as well as desserts, and very friendly and effective service, good for unwinding at the end of the week - definitely recommend a visit!"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "Have waited to go here for as long as I can remember- was certainly worth the wait , service v punctual & food delicious & incredibly filling - book & try for yourself !"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Faboulous selection of beers to chose from! Waitresses were really friendly and fun! Enjoyed the ribs & the pork burger very much! Look forward to returning soon! Cheers for a merry night!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Really like this place - has a very authentic American feel. The ribs could have been a little more moist, there was nothing falling off the bone here, but still quite good. great home brews on offer as well."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Just amazing....everyone is still talking about the ribs 2 days later!"
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "We are early evening on pulled pork and burger, spicy fries and beer. All good."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Tables to small, very difficult to have all food and drinks and be comfortable. Feels very rushed 1.5 hour turning table is too short. Good music level and overall very nice atmosphere. Great service with excellent knowledge."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Fantastic food, but when we arrived 15 minutes after our booking time we were reminded that we only had the booking for 1.5h (so only 1h15 mins left) and that if we have arrived 5 minutes they would have given our table away. I think the restaurant should consider using 2h slots for their bookings and not stress guests out before they have even started to eat in the restaurant."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Had high hopes but this is below average BBQ. A lot of meat but with little taste. If you served this in the south, you'd be closed in a month."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "It's difficult to over emphasise how unpleasant the experience of Dukes is. As the food is so decidedly average, it's impossible to get your head around how and why the staff are so outrageously self-satisfied and the menu so expensive. After being thoroughly patronised by jaw-droppingly rude table and bar staff - and marvelling at the cost of a single course and a couple of cocktails for two (in excess of £120) - I couldn't imagine a circumstance under which I'd return or advise anyone to try this place."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "In a nutshell, a delectable evening! Lovely low-lit warm atmosphere, we were immediately served menus and introduced to the restaurant by a genuinely friendly waiter who served us throughout. The food was fantastic, really well cooked and full of flavour and we slipped into a beautiful meat coma of bliss, and the staff were happy to let us sit and indulge in it. Great drinks list too, and the price of the evening was very fair considering the quality. Plus we got a retweet within minutes!"
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Excellent service and great atmosphere but the rib were not that special. The meat did not exacly fall off the bone. Great selecion of beers, both draught and bottled."
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "This is a great place that knows what it is and does it really well. Had the Beef Rib... all 17 oz. of it! BBQed to perfection... as you would expect with the venues relationship with Beavertown Brewery the craft beer selection is outstanding also. All round a great experience and good to see passion driving this place."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "The food was really enjoyable. Lovely meat and feel to the place. I did up spending more than I expected to though; partly my fault at having desert and partly the prices."
    dined on 10/02/2014
  • "We had some friends visiting from abroad, and we thought they'd appreciate Duke's beef ribs, which me and my wife absolutely love (have visited many times). Needless to say, all of our friends were impressed and amazed by the massive and super-tasty beef ribs too. A must-try for anyone who likes barbecued meat. Simply perfect!"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Good food (brunch and evening BBQ) - worth going for the ribs and wings. Large portions though! Tables can be a bit cramped."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "If you're hankering for some great BBQ, this is the place. And the beer selection is prefect for all the meals."
    dined on 04/02/2014
  • "Good vibes the moment we walked into Duke's. It was midweek but the place was buzzing - crammed but cosy, civil yet a bit raucous. Perfect for a casual night of beers and barbecue. They clearly have something here that appeals to the local hipsters, but then we were also sat next to a family and an older couple. Service was super efficient but not overbearing. We were initially put off our allocated 90 minutes for a group of four, but time was never an issue in the end. Even with dessert. Credit to the wait staff. And of course, to the kitchen. They knock out some amazing barbecue dishes here. Especially the ribs. And decent beers to boot. What else to say?"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "My daughter and her boyfriend were leaving after a year in Shoreditch and had never yet been to Dukes. After enjoying the Beef Rib and the remarkable selection of Craft Pale Ales, they vowed to make the journey again from their new home in Kentish Town"
    dined on 28/01/2014
  • "Had been wanting to try this place for a couple of months and finally got there on a very busy Wednesday - you really need to be off the tables by the allotted time but having said that the food came out very quickly and the service was very good. Not the most amazing BBQ I have had, BBQ house sauces very different from the ones I have had before, not sure I would buy them again though! £50 for two with drinks, fair night but nothing outstanding."
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "The meat selection and array of tempting sides was amazing. The meals were all delicious, and well complemented with the restaurant brewed craft beers."
    dined on 27/01/2014
  • "I keep coming back to Duke's because the food is so good but the service is unsatisfactory every single time. Staff are far too relaxed and inattentive - you really have to work to get their attention and they act like they're doing you a favour. We were given a really hard time because two of our party were late and we wanted to wait until they got there before ordering. The waitress pointed out grumpily that there was another booking after us. I really wish the staff were a bit more professional."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "The place does exactly what it says in the name - Brew (beer) and Que (BBQ). The Beavertown beer was amazing and the food was some of the best BBQ food I've had in the UK. The beef shortrib was the star of the show for me. The waitress was very helpful and funny - just the right amount of attentive. We got a booking at short notice so I'd get down there and get involved! Do note that you do only have the table for 1.5 hours."
    dined on 23/01/2014
  • "Duke's is great! We go there on a regular basis and although it's on the pricier side the food is delicious and the atmosphere is really nice. Crazy beer selection too. Definitely pre-book though"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "We came for a work dinner on Friday evening. The food was excellent! Deep fried pickles is a must! The service was brilliant. We never had to wait longer than 2mins without a drink in hand. Great atmosphere. Thanks for a lovely evening we will be back."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Dukes is an amazing place, and the ribs truely are amazing. I used to live just up the road when it opened and ate there many times. However their signature dish - the ribs are now double the price they were 18 months ago. Will still pay it occasionally... But think they are trying to cream it a little too much!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "I went to london for my girlfriends birthday and booked duke's online before we went. Good desicion!!! Some of the best food iv ever eaten the beef ribs have enough meat on them to make 2 steaks. The atmosphere was great full of life, the staff were good, there was a good choice of beers/wines. The only thing i thought was that it was a little overpriced but Definately recommend it."
    dined on 15/01/2014
  • "I took my partner here for a birthday treat. On arrival, we were seated quickly and our drinks order was taken and delivered within a few minutes. The menu, although relatively small compared to others, offered such a difficult decision that the length of time we took to choose our meals surpassed the length of time our food took to arrive. We waited no longer than 10 minutes for any part of our order. Duke's offered us real comfort food, nothing too complicated, just great flavours and perfectly cooked meals. The staff were friendly and helpful, engaging in converstaion and making us feel welcome. I'd definitely visit again!"
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "These guys have a handful of the classics down pat - ribs are excellent, pulled pork sliders just perfect, fried pickles a nice Southern touch. Beers abundant, well described by the staff and always in good condition (particularly the Beavertown offerings). It's exactly what you'd expect from a trendyish outpriced London venue, but make no mistake, the BBQ is as it should be."
    dined on 06/01/2014
  • "Been here a few times now and the food is always amazing, the service is great too and its not too pricey. All in all a great place i'd happily recommend"
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Not an original concept but usually one of my favourites- had high hopes for dukes. Left disappointed; ribs very dry, chips cold, cocktails weak and expensive. An ok dinner but at £50 a head not one I will be repeating in a hurry- better ribs, burgers and drinks to be found elsewhere On plus side friendly staff and lively atmosphere."
    dined on 31/12/2013