Serving up Memphis-style classics, Porky's BBQ are pros when it comes to American-style cuisine. The meat is slow-cooked, smoky and sweet – it's a meaty paradise. And for the second year in a row, one of the guys behind Porky's is a finalist for the 2017 National Burger Awards – so you know these guys sure know a thing or two about creating crowd-pleasing burgers.
The juicy burgers, pulled pork, succulent chicken and sticky ribs all deserve the limelight at Porky's. Each is slow cooked in smokers from Oklahoma, meaning that you get tender melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Every. Single. Time. We love their Porky Burger – a tender patty topped with pulled pork, streaky bacon and jack cheese is always a hit – along with their famous St Louis Ribs, which are smoked to perfection for over six hours.
A supporting cast of premium bockwurst hot dogs, spicy wings and BBQ chicken – marinated in Porky's award-winning Memphis sauce and smoked over hickory – also deserve some love. Pair yours with chilli cheese fries or crunchy slaw for an extra taste of stateside titbits.
The joys of barbecue
After a tour of the US and inspired by all things barbecue-y, owners Joy and Simon made it their life's mission to spread that magic here in the UK. And luckily for us, they're doing just that from their four London-based Porky's.
The barbecue spirit has always been about phenomenal food, family, friends and fun. And Porky's recreates that. Even though you're round a table or cuddled up on your sofa rather than out in the garden basking in sunshine and barbecue smoke, their combination platters mean that everyone can gather around and share the delights.
Take the Sharing Platter, piled high with baby back ribs, half a chicken, smoked turkey and pulled pork all in one bundle of awesomeness. We all know food always tastes better when you're sharing it with your loved ones.
Chunky sandwiches and decadent desserts
If you're not feeling like a burger, try one of the chunky sandwiches. The hearty Gobbler – smoked turkey, cheese, bacon, onion rings, lettuce, BBQ sauce, tomato and onion is sure to set your taste buds alight. Or are you game for something a bit tangier? Pulled pork, bacon, cheese and green chilli slaw.
But we're not finished here yet. There's the Black Bottom Peanut Butter Brownie Pie, the Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake and the classic Belgium Waffle that's jazzed up with creamy vanilla ice cream and berry compote. Indulge your sweet tooth on these classic American puddings – just the ticket after so much savoury meat.