London: Black Axe Mangal (B.A.M)

It’s a party at fearless Chef-Owner-Founder Lee Tiernan’s fun industry hangout – expect 100% heavy metal attitude paired with bad ass rebellious wood-fired food, serious cocktails & juicy natural wines.

If you are saying “yes yes yes!” when I tell you you’ll be in a smoky room from the Green Egg and the legendary wood-fired oven decorated with the faces of KISS, people laughing and yelling over heavy metal playlists, eating creative plates like smoked pig cheek & smoked cherry doughnuts and drinking crazy cocktails, canned beer and bottles of wine… GO.

Be prepared for a long wait to get a seat.

Insider Tip:

Follow them on Instagram - its a trip.

What to Order:

ANY of their legendary flatbreads: squid ink or lamb offal
Shaohsing braised ox-cheek and xo steamed bun
Blood sausage with snails & bacon
Bone marrow deluxe (dressed with hash browns, sweet onion purée & ox tail)
Salted Peanut Bars
Tequila, Lime & Rhubarb Sorbet

Getting In:

They take dinner reservations Monday - Thursday for groups of 4 or more. If you are more than 6 people please email them @ to make a booking. They always keep space for walk-ins and run a waitlist at busy times.

What is his background? Where did this idea come from?

Black Axe Manga (St John Bread & Wine Alum) started at Bakken bar & restaurant in Copenhagen where Tiernan manned the outdoor grill cooking ox heart or braised goat and smoked lamb kebabs, and flat bread baked to order.

Since then, Lee has has been a guest chef at places such as Mission Chinese Food,  Joe Beef in Montreal, the Breslin in New York and Le Fooding festival in Paris.

Photo Credit:

Black Axe Mangal (Instagram)

Black Axe Mangal (B.A.M)

Black Axe Mangal (B.A.M)