Blues Kitchen Brixton

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890 reviews
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The Blues Kitchen is London's very own home of blues & rock'n roll music. Serving authentic American Soul food and over 80 different Bourbon's, expect to hear live blues music 7 nights a week with late night dancing on the weekends!
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D
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing coleslaw not great tbh the rest was so good I can overlook that.
Service 10/10 our waitress Xenia was very attentive and friendly

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed my trip to The Blues Kitchen
I made a reservation for two, a week prior and had handy reminders of my upcoming visit, as well as a lovely phone call from one member of staff the day before to confirm everything
Booking on Opentable meant they knew I was a vegan which was a nice touch
Upon entering we were seated at our table immediately, although it wasn’t too busy anyway. Which is always great
The ambience was lovely, the staff were happy and bouncy and very chic

Onto the food. As an appetiser I got the Padron Peppers with Rock Salt And Vegan Chipotle Mayo. I wouldn’t give this the best review but that’s because I don’t like the taste of Roasted Peppers. It’s slightly sour and acidic. However the Chipotle Mayo was very nice
I had the Creole Bean Burger with Fries which was just stunning. The Creole Bean Patty was soft, fall apart like pulled pork, very flavoursome and thick too.
The Vegan Mayo was very delicious, sweet and not tangy like some
And the Fries were great, seasoned exactly how I like em. However they were warm and not hot

Overall my trip has to be a 4/5 because I wasn’t a fan of the starters, the food wasn’t hot but warm and there are not that many Vegan options. Only 2 mains and one Milkshake and one Appetiser.
Apart from that it was highly enjoyable, and I think my money was certainly well spent

Will I be visiting again? Most definitely

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ZG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regulars at the Blue Kitchen, always great food and service. First time we ever had to wait for a booked table, took almost 40 minutes but manager was very apologetic, food was great as always.

Despite the wait the manager really gave us great service and will of course be returning again!

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LM
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it there, great food, amazing waitress, had a really good night. Great place for catch up with friends.

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice chilled Tuesday night, the food was great and our after dinner cocktails were a perfect finish. The band came on around 9:30pm which made us stay a little longer, some great guitar skills.

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MC
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went out for a family reunion. The food was fab (but had to wait a while - even on a Monday night... but it was fairly busy). The cocktails were delicious... try the Sencha Spritz... AND our waiter Tommy was just perfect!

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiters and very friendly. Great recommendation of what drinks to order depending on weather you like your drinks sweet or strong and tailored for you. Would definitely visit again

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience and food was delicious. I just wish there was more of it (I had the avocado on toast).

The venue is also a bit chilly as the air conditioning was on blast but not sure if this is a regular occurrence or just set to very high (cool/cold) on that day. However, overall a pleasant experience.

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NG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I first visited with my two girlfriends and had a blast. Good food, good drinks and good company. Simply had to return with my husband - same thing all over again!!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great looking place with great food and great service. Definitely worth it!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Staff were engaging and efficient

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very fresh & tasty. All staff was amazing, our order came within good time even though they were quite busy. Very convenient to both Brixton stations & numerous bus routes. All around great experience & will definitely be returning v soon!!

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We made a booking for 9pm and had to wait until 9:30pm to get a table without any excuse, just saying they were busy. We then waited for cutlery, difficult to eat brisket without. Bad experience with Blues Kitchen service.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing again like always 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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IM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, with a friendly vibe. Would recommend but not giving a 5-star rating for a few reasons - not all could be resolved by management:
1) waiting staff very efficient and friendly but a little too enthusiastic - some of our drinks were taken away before we’d finished them!
2) 2-Hr timeslot a bit restricting, especially if you’re enjoying the live music
3) Beware that the bill will arrive WITH service included and the payment machine will also ask if you want to include a tip. This is naughty in this day and age
4) Local environment not conducive to the prospect of a safe night out. Bag searches on the way in and people on the street nearby yelling and swearing at each other!

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good, I will definitely be back again.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, food, service and location are all fantastic.
We were looked after by Nicola and Xien and couldn't have asked for more. I'll now become a regular!

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we stepped into the restaurant the service was on point! Every interaction we had with staff members was friendly, welcoming and personal. Xenn in particularly was amazing and made our experience very memorable. She is an absolute asset to your company and you all made our evening very special!

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been to the Blues Kitchen a few times but, in terms of the quality of the food, this was the worst experience so far.

The mains came before the starters (the waitress told us that it all came together which it definitely does not). When we got our starters (Smoked ox cheek nuggets) it was very over seasoned.

I believe our mains were left under a hot lamp while we ate our starters and my main was cold. My daughters beef rib was full of gristle which had to be returned.

The service was, as usual, mainly good but the food was a huge disappointment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Szechuan chicken wings were amazing!

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AT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pure amazing food. amazing flavoured meat. can i live there please?

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice staff and good service overall. The food and cocktails were great but the noise levels are pretty high from surrounding tables, this wasn't the fault of the staff or the restaurant but it did make it difficult to hold a conversation. On trying to leave the restaurant, the bouncers tried to usher us into the outdoor smoking area, we simply wanted to wait outside whilst one of our party used the bathrooms, the bouncers got a bit annoyed that one of us was vaping and asked us if we had planned on leaving or wanted to smoke, a bit over the top to be trying to herd us like cattle into a penned in smoking area! We were on our way out and just wanted to be visible for when our friend came outside and the pavement was more than wide enough. Again, didn't really detract from the overall experience but a little unnecessary.

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was late and managed to get a table.. given a small booth for 2 people.. when asked to changed table as we saw bigger booths for 4ppl they offered the tall stand table .. PASS. Girlfriend is curvy so that single booth was inadequate. Reversed tables were not used and even when someone left the table still couldn’t get it. Luckily a nice guy with glasses was polite enough to move us & wanted to give us a good experience.. wish I new his names so I could tip him..
Another issue the aircon, from the initial table we sat to the bigger one the aircon kept blowing at our direction .. when the food came it got cold quicker. After requesting to lower the airxon didn’t see any difference. Overall polite staff but aircon & table move ruined the experience. Never again .

Ps- live band wasn’t necessary thank god it started towards the end

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f
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a laid back place for breakfast all day - everything is with fries which we didn’t realise (and weren’t told until after we had ordered extra. The fish sandwich was tasty but hard to manage either with a knife and fork or hands - make sure there are enough napkins. We only ordered water but there were alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. Bottomless brunch is probably not worth the money Unless you are prepared to drink a litre of Prosecco and sleep the rest of the afternoon.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been before, first ever time. Such a great experience, service was very quick and efficient, good music creating a really fun and different atmosphere, great value for money and the food was amazing. They also had an upstairs area to listen to a live band and listen to some very fun and quirky music. LOVED every minute, definitely be returning again!

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly! My 2nd time I’ve visited!
I love it! My new favourite spot!
Love the food and the music!!
I recommend it all the time now!
Thanks guys!!

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, brilliant food, fantastic service and wonderful atmosphere to have an evening meal in. A true local gem!

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food in ones a week date night

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible the service was great and the strawberry and basil bramble cocktail was to die for. Considering they was under staffed (which we didn’t know about until we left) we wouldn’t of suspected a things amazing service and food guys we will definitely be back

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c
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and it was amazing. Would like to see kids options/sizes. Buffalo wings were amazing

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RN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just exceptional! The ambiance, the huevos rancheros, the music, the wait staff, the quick refill on bottomless beverages... Absolutely wonderful.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff n service were excellent. Thank you for accommodating us ahead of our reserved time and a larger group! Had a great time!!

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AV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always say I'll try a new dish but that pork&wings combo is just way too irresistible... delicious and really generous doses. The music and ambiance are just the chicken wing on top of the pork. Oh.. here I go again...

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We reserved a large table prior to a music event upstairs. The staff kindly set us up on a private table at the back of the restaurant and were very extremely attentive throughout.

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & service were very good, so was the singer, but her band (guitar & piano) was not.

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RM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. The Jambalaya was particularly good as was the spinach dip starter - not a normal dip and tasted good

The background Blues music was the icing on the cake and quite varied- not the usual standard songs. Great experience and will certainly go again

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N
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You have to try the cornbread and bottomless Prosecco is a defo no brainier 😅

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PO
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love visiting and regularly return! The food is divine, the staff are always friendly and the venue is gorgeous (which ever one you chose)

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JF
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved it! Booked for my next visit! Food was amazing

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