46-48 Commercial St. London, E16LT | +44(0)207 247 1817


At HotBox we use a combination of kiln dried Hickory and Oak in our 1 tonne Rotisserie Smoker. The meat is dry rubbed and cooked low and slow(ly) to create tender, succulent cuts that melt in the mouth. Be careful though, theres plenty of spice to get those taste buds fired up!

“Meaty barbecue masterpieces”
– Timeout London


Not sure how people got through their weekends before bottomless brunch! Our menu is a mash up of smokey treats and traditional eggy fare and includes dishes such as Smoked Pork Belly Benedict, Barbecue Meat Hash and Truffled Chicken Waffles. But the best bit…  wash it all down with limitless Prosecco, Mimosa and 5 different types of Bloody Mary. (including one made with Smoke Dripping!).

‘…best brunch I’ve ever had in London!” – Rosie Londoner


You’ll need a tasty tipple to wash down all that smokey ‘cue, and we have a great selection of Draft and Bottled Beers, including a ‘house brewed’ HotBox IPA. There’s an exciting wine list and if you fancy something a little stronger try one of our signature bourbon cocktails to really get the party started.

“Take a friend who loves music, booze and most of all meat, they’ll thank you for it.” – Olive Magazine

46 & MERCY

HotBox resides in a former Street Art gallery and our basement  Cocktail Bar, 46 & Mercy, pays homage to the space with original works from the likes of Blek Le Rat, Pure Evil, Robbo and D-Face to name a few.
On weekends you’ll find our DJ’s playing anything from alternative house, funk to hip hop. So take a seat, chill out and take the time to work your way through our selection of seriously delicious cocktails.

“Head downstairs for the cocktail bar; it’s kitsch, stylish… The drinks are experimental and taste damn good.”
– Hot BarChick

Events & Street Food

Our culinary journey started as nomadic traders in the vibrant street food scene of East London. We still love to barbecue outside in the summer sun and you can find us this year trading at two Street Feast sites, ‘Hawker House’ in Canada Water and at ‘Model Market’ in Lewisham.
We are also available to cater for events, weddings and festivals. So if you’re looking for some authentic lip smacking barbecue, get in touch. hello@hotboxlondon.com

“Barbecue legends and Ribstock 2014 runners up…”
– Street Feast

“The Smokey Bandit is so melty and tender… this is the best burger of 2015”
– Shortlist Magazine


  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Brunch: 11.30-2.30pm* / Dinner: 6-10.30pm*
  • Wednesday: Brunch: 11.30-2.30pm* / Dinner: 6-10.30pm*
  • Thursday: Brunch: 11.30-2.30pm* / Dinner: 6-10.30pm*
  • Friday: Brunch: 11.30-2.30pm* / Dinner: 6-10.30pm*
  • Saturday: Brunch: 11.30am-2.30pm* / Dinner: 6-10.30pm*
  • Sunday: Brunch:   11.30am-3pm* / Dinner: CLOSED
*Indicates kitchen closing times.


At HotBox we believe dinner is more fun if you get to know your neighbours. The main dining area is bench style seating where you can get up close and personal with those around you… Enjoy it, make friends! We also have some bar stool seating which may be allocated to you depending on availability, we call it the viewing gallery.

For reservations of up to 12 guests please use the below booking app for live availability. Please note, credit card details are required for all parties of 7+.

For other reservation enquiries or for large booking requests please email us at hello@hotboxlondon.com and one of the team will be in touch regarding availability.

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46-48 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
020 7247 1817
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