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Real wood fired food at Hammer & Tongs


South African Braai & Wine in London


Private Dining at Hammer & Tongs


Exceptional meat cooked on the braai, fired by real wood & real love

Experience braai at Hammer & Tongs.

Braai is a South African barbecue. Not to be mistaken with any other barbecue you’ve ever had. A braai is special for so many reasons. Back in South Africa almost all the braai’s are fired with wood (don’t even utter the word gas) this gives the food a smokey, aromatic flavour. Braaing is the most primal way of cooking and in our opinion, and most South Africans, the tastiest. You’ll find a lot of meat on a braai, but also fresh fish and occasionally someone will question why there are vegetables taking up valuable space.

A braai is also an every day, any day celebration. It’s acceptable to have a braai for any occasion. ‘You just got a promotion? Congrats, let’s braai’.?‘It’s Tuesday. Shall we braai at yours or mine?’ It’s the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family, get a nice cold dop (drink) in your hand and relax?as you anticipate the delicious food about to come your way.

Braaing is close to everyone’s hearts in South Africa. It’s more than just a way of cooking, and eating, it’s a way of life.

There are 11 official languages in South Africa and BRAAI is said the same way in all languages.


Please book by contacting us directly or using the ResDiary booking widget below

For bookings of 11 or more people, please email reservations@hammertongs.co.uk or call us on +44(0)20 3774 2884
Our Private Dining Room, separated from the wine bar by a wall of wine, seats up to 22 people. Perfect for any occasion – business or pleasure, email reservations@hammertongs.co.uk to start planning your event.

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Opening times

Monday closed
Tuesday 17:30 – 10:30pm
Wednesday Midday 17:30 – 10:30pm
Thursday Midday – last tables at 10pm
Friday Midday – last tables at 10pm
Saturday Midday – last tables at 10pm
Sunday Midday – 4:15pm

Please note the kitchen is closed between 3:30-5pm Tuesday – Saturday.

171 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL

+44 (0)20 3774 2884