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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Reds True BBQ (Nottingham) Review

REDS TRUE BBQ (Nottingham)

My wife chose Reds following recommendations from her work mates and I'm glad she did. When I walked in the smoke house smell hit me and I was salivating.

We went at lunch time and it was fairly busy. We had our youngest with us (about 2 months old then). This post is about food, but I have to mention the service. As soon as one of the staff saw me trying to get in with the push chair he rushed to the door to help. The place was busy, he apologised for seating us in the side room. We did not mind as we had more room for the pushchair. He popped back in about five minutes later saying there was space in the main room but we stayed where we were. They also turned the music down in the side room as the baby was sleeping. Great service.

The place smelt amazing with the smoky aroma form the meat cooking over the "pits". I looked at all the tables as I walked in trying to decide what to eat.

After much deliberation I went for "The pitmaster s’wich"



The pitmaster s'wich


Black Angus brisket, cheese & jalapeño smoked sausage, Red’s pulled pork with tangy slaw, South Carolina BBQ sauce, sliced fresh jalapeño, and a fried pickle in a brioche bun.Served with two "Humble" sides. I had fries and onion rings.

My wife was not that hungry so went for the "Swine fries".

Swine Fries

Which is a mixture of sweet potato and skin-on fries topped with Red’s pulled pork, grilled cheese, chipotle sour cream, spring onions, sliced jalapeños, and coriander and lime salsa. The portion was so big I had to help out.

They have an amazing selection of sauces and I tried them all.


I need to go back to tackle the "Feast" it's for a minimum of four people so will grab a few mates and head on down.


Mountains of St Louis and baby backs ribs, rib tips, BBQ chicken, cheese and jalapeño sausage, pulled pork and beef brisket. Served with cornbread, slaw, skin-on fries, mustard ‘caviar’,1x Humble side each, a slug of Wild Turkey bourbon per person or a jug of Sweet Iced Tea.

What they say:

"Dearly beloved, the end of bad BBQ is upon you…The Church of True Barbecue is here to save your hungry souls. Come forth to Queen Street to feast at the altar of meat. Hide away in the mezzanine, spread out in the tattoo studio, or sidle up to our Pitmasters at the chef’s table, and look out for morsels of meat to nibble on, straight from the smoker. Rejoice! You’re home. You’re saved."

Queens Street, Nottingham

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