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


We offer our Brunch menu Tuesday through Sunday, from 11.30 to 2.30pm (Sundays until 3pm). This includes the Bottomless Brunch, which is optional for any member of your party to opt in.

For £25, it includes unlimited Prosecco, Mimosas and a selection of Summer Cocktail’s, one drink at a time, for 2 hrs since the time of your booking (you can mix and match your drinks throughout the meal). Food is not included.

T&Cs apply.

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


You’ll need it to wash down all that smokey ‘cue, and we have a great selection of Draft and Bottled Beers– we serve over 15 different types of craft beer. There’s a carefully selected wine list, and our house cocktails feature a Basil based Gin cocktail, a smokey Ancho Reyes chili & Mezcal twist on a Tommy’s margaritas (with smoked salt rim!), for the rum lovers the Rikimbili has 4 different types of rum in it… And if you fancy something a little more old-school try one of our signature bourbon cocktails.

“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


For allergy information, please see: Brunch | Dinner

“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.
Please note, our Bank Holiday hours vary. Get in touch or use Open Table for more information.


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 12+ please contact our team on hello@hotboxlondon.com. All other reservations, please feel free to use the widget below.

Please note, credit card details will be requested for all parties of 7+.

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