Porky’s BBQ in Bankside follows the success of the original Porky’s in Camden and with the restaurant opening it’s doors in June this year I hadn’t quite made it down for a visit yet, so of course it was overdue for a good old nosy. Porky’s is the place to go if you have finished work and are craving some BBQ goodness! The menu has been inspired by the deep South of America with smokey BBQ ribs and wings, beef chilli and speciality burgers. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good meat dish and you just have to look through my food section to see them a plenty, so I was looking forward to trying out somewhere new.
We started off with some cocktails, which all have been designed to match the food and are twists on traditional cocktails. We chose the ‘Apple Sour’ and ‘The Gail Force’ and the apple sour was so beautifully presented, just look at it! It also tasted pretty darn amazing.
For starters we had the crispy bbq wings and pulled pork croquettes, which were both good. I liked how the bbq sauce wasn’t too powerful, it was just right!
The main courses, I went for the burger special of the week which was beef, streaky bacon, cheese, onion, bbq sauce and topped with onion rings. Accompanied by seasoned fries and plenty of sauce choices. Danny decided to have the pulled pork which is smoked for 18 hours and comes with a toasted bun, it was massive, lots and lots of pulled pork.
After mains we were stuffed but of course my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and so I couldn’t resist the strawberry shortbread sundae, filled with strawberries, vanilla ice-cream, strawberry sauce and home-made shortbread which I can never say no to, it must be the Scottish in me. Another Southern inspired treat was the chocolate pecan pie with whippy cream!
Porky’s BBQ is a great stop off for some BBQ grub and on a Monday they do a burger, fries and Coors beer offer for £10, bargain! For more visit Porkys.co.uk.