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February 2022 / Food & Drink / by Liz Skone James

New Opening: Blacklock Covent Garden

Blacklock takes centre stage.

London’s favourite chophouse is set to open a fourth restaurant on Bedford Street in the heart of Covent Garden’s theatreland this month. Blacklock launched to rave reviews on Soho’s Great Windmill Street back in 2015, with sister sites in the City and Shoreditch following in 2017 and 2018. The newest, which is located in a building that used to house the King’s Coachmakers, is the largest to date, with space for 110 covers.

Renowned for using the highest quality meat, owner Gordon Ker and his team have championed a sustainable whole-animal approach that sees them making something out of everything. Taking this concept further, Covent Garden will see new and lesser-known cuts of meat hitting the menu for the first time, including Denver and Tri-tip steaks, offering maximum flavour at a fraction of the price. All meat is sourced from long-term partner, farmer and butcher, Philip Warren, who, with a focus on regenerative farming, manages and cares for Blacklock’s herd in Cornwall to the highest standards. 

The new opening coincides with the start of Blacklock’s journey to B Corp status, a certification that proves a company’s commitment to purpose over profit. Blacklock’s ‘Planet Promise’ sees a tree planted for every customer who dines with them – an initiative which has so far seen over 125,000 trees planted.
In addition, Cocktails That Give Back makes a donation to charity partner, End Youth Homelessness, for every cocktail sold. We’ll drink to that.

Blacklock Covent Garden will open from 7 February. 16a Bedford Street, WC2E (theblacklock.com)