For all the DIY meal kits we tried, Smoke & Bones had been one that stood out to us. We enjoyed a massive portion of smoked brisket and paired it with some homemade mac & cheese for the occasion – it was delightful. Anyway, we’re a massive fan of Smoke & Bones and were thrilled to visit their new stall at the Seven Dials Market.
If you aren’t already familiar with Smoke & Bones, they are a halal American barbecue business specialising in Texas-style smoked meats. They have recently taken up residency at the Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden – a snazzy indoor food market by KERB.
Once you arrived at Seven Dials Market, descend down the staircase and you’ll find Smoke & Bones located towards the end, opposite to the book shop. You can even make a reservation via Seven Dials Market’s website to make sure you get a comfortable table. Though we went on a Monday afternoon and it’s pretty quiet for walk-ins.
*We were invited for a complimentary meal but all views are our own.
Their brisket has been just as scrumptious as I remembered. It was tender and gives a luscious melt-in-your-mouth sensation. Between the squidgy potato brioche buns also included a little touch of chilli, pickles, bbq sauce, and crunchy bits. All in all, it’s a pretty solid one and one that can’t do any wrong.
The spareribs were pretty nice. They’re meatier than I originally anticipated so that’s always a delight! I enjoyed the subtle smokiness and sweetness interlacing with one another, which had been a palatable experience to the taste buds.
For BBQ sauces, we were served with two – one’s a classic while the other is a coffee-flavoured one! The latter has been a unique and interesting one to try out. There was an actual coffee acidity seeping through. Whilst it’s special to try out, we preferred the classic BBQ sauce to pair with the ribs.
I always think that side dishes are just as important as the main dish. It’s the key to distinguishing between a good meal experience versus a great experience. For side dishes, we were served with mac & cheese and potato croquettes where both make a great completion to the meal with one standout dish especially.
Mac & Cheese
The mac & cheese was pretty decent. It was rich & creamy and featured a good balance of flavours. The sprinkle of breadcrumbs added a little lovely touch of texture.
The highlight, for us, was certainly the potato croquettes. They were super crunchy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside with a subtle cheesy touch. The dressing was simple but effective and the quality got to shine through.
Smoke & Bones continues to be a very solid spot and no doubt a go-to for a halal American bbq fix. Whether you’re trying to enjoy some delicious smoked meats at the comforts of your own home or enjoy some fresh ones while you’re out and about, Smoke & Bones is certainly here to deliver! Also worth checking out is their Nihari which is exclusively available on Fridays only!
In addition, I quite enjoyed the setting and atmosphere of the Seven Dials Market. Bonus: it’s got strong AC for the summer!
Everything is halal at Smoke & Bones
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