Influences by not just the Deep South, but also flavours from around the world the menu includes wagyu short rib tacos, smoked chinese spiced duck pancakes and specials like fish glazed pork belly masa tacos, and slow smoked char siu pork buns. Mouth-watering sides such as smoked mac n’cheese, bone marrow gravy mash, and smoked Japanese mushrooms also feature.
Proving that barbecue is an all-occasion cuisine HotBox offers brunch on the weekends, with smoked meat omelette, punchy huevos rancheros and poached eggs on barbecue hashcakes providing a hearty start to the day.
To complete the sensory experience, head down to the basement bar ‘46 & Mercy’. You’ll find an exciting and experimental drinks list including the Rye Me To The Moon (rye whiskey Amontillado Sherry, Bay Leaf syrup, Abbots Bitters) and Blessed Thistle (Vodka, Pork-Fat and thyme washed aromatised wine and lemon).
Located in a former street art gallery, the listed building is complimented with a sleek and dark industrial design. With long communal wooden tables and intimate lighting, HotBox is an urban retreat in the heart of the East End.
46 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT