Barbecue street food smokers, HotBox are set to open the doors of their first permanent restaurant this November. After smoking their way around the capital with residencies at Street Feast’s Dalston Yard, Hawker House and Battersea Power Station, as well as pop-ups at Wireless and Field Day festivals, HotBox are parking up their industrial smoker permanently in Spitalfields.
You can expect to see USDA Prime beef short ribs, jalapeno hot link sausage sandwiches and wagyu beef brisket rolls, all accompanied by a selection of HotBox’s own pickles.
Offering an array of global barbecue favourites alongside their own experimental dishes, specials will include the likes of fish glazed pork belly masa tacos, slow smoked char siu pork buns, and hot smoked gravlax salmon for more delicate palates. Sides such as smoked mac n’cheese, bone marrow gravy mash, and smoked Japanese mushrooms will also feature on the menu.
Located in a former street art gallery, the listed building is complimented with a sleek and dark industrial design. With long communal wooden tables and intimate lighting, HotBox is an urban retreat in the heart of the East End.