Dirty Bones Shoreditch

4.3
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43 reviews
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£25 and under
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Welcome to Dirty Bones, serving up NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails to a carefully curated playlist of old-school hip hop, funk and soul.

With locations across London in Kensington, Carnaby, Shoreditch and Soho, each house showcases creative comfort food dishes with a twist – think Chicken & Waffles, Cheeseburger Dumplings and Beef Short Rib – alongside playful cocktails and a cure-all boozy brunch menu on weekends.

Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DIDNT GIVE US A TABLE EVEN WHEN WE HAD A RESERVATION. They made us wait in the qeue

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food the chicken is amazing !!! And the lamb fries are to die for

d
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Perhaps lacks a bit of atmosphere.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was warm and friendly but inattentive. I asked for no diary but my wings still arrived on a blue cheese sauce base. I love dirty food but some dishes were over-salty. The flatiron was outstanding.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is energetic bordering on frantic. The hot dogs are good but heavy on the mustard.

H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

This was a highly recommended place by friends, I was highly disappointed as this was for a birthday and the food came out cold, the waiter even touched the food after we mentioned we were not going to eat it and they apologised straight away! There was no real service here at all! I mean I only ask for a burger and chip to be warm not even hot and I was expected to eat cold food!! Then it was a case of .... it’s in the house ... and this as well...!!! I didn’t want anything on the house I wanted warm to hot food!! Added to this was the fact they brushed the whole thing to the side when leaving. They did bring the food out but again we took a bite and decided it’s just not worth it. We paid for the bits we ate and left. I believe this place is normally better and it’s most likely a one off.... but with so many other same styles food joins around, I’m not going to be rushing back this side of 2025!!!!!!

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the variety of food and location of this bar. Had a great chance to catch up with a friend and enjoyed the setting.

K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Nice venue and attentive staff. Really enjoyed the cocktails!

MS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious but make sure to come with an empty stomach. Highly recommend the lamb fries

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went out with colleagues. The food was very good and the service was friendly. It was a bit nosy but it was good overall.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and perfect service with Serena. I will be back!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Bedienung, perfekte Cocktails und sehr coole Burger!!! Ambiente der Hammer.

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j
Warwickshire
19 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and brill service 😊👍🏾

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant, every time we go it’s an amazing meal. The manager is very attentive and accommodating. Chicken wings are the best in London and the Mac and cheese balls are incredible!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They didn’t have a record of my booking luckily they had space. Food was nice but quite expensive for the portion size. Good service .

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice customer service. Our waiter was very friendly and hospitable.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food is very bland/no flavour. Staff and cocktails were great.

GC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Quite a noisy and small place, with little privacy between different tables. The place was also a little too dark for our liking. The food and drinks were generally decent, but there was nothing spectacular. Service was good. One of the staff accidentally dropped a glass and some drink was spilled onto one of us. The manager quickly apologised and offered free shots. Good if you are just hanging out with friends on a chill night. Not good if you want a nice place for a date, a business meal, or a place for meaningful conversations.

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The portion of the food was too small for the price of the dish.

Fried chicken is fried chicken only, rice or salad should be offered on the side. Fried chicken is too greasy.

Dessert too sweet

TD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice Thursday evening, sharing a broad selection of social food from the menu. The cheeseburger dumplings are hard to describe but very interesting and cocktails were well made and happily received.

SP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, great atmosphere, great service and most importantly, the food is amazing. I will be defiantly going back.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely attentive waited. Food wasn’t quite up to scratch... beef tacos were a bit dry. Overall a nice evening, great cocktails!

f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Usually love this place, but this visit the chicken was a little tasteless not seasoned that well. Next time I would go for the burger or tacos as really enjoyed that on previous occasions.

r
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The starters were nice - wings and dumplings and also the cocktails were good but the main, half chicken and chilli chicken burger was not good at all. Had two bites and left the rest. Tasteless and not spicy. Stick to starters and don’t get mains!

J
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The burger I ordered was the "Mac Daddy", which although small packed a punch. This with the Mac & Truffle Cheese made for a great meal. Very tasty and fulfilling.

The price was higher than I would've liked but expected of the area. To enjoy a meal, for two, with food & drinks, expect to fork over ~£20-25 pp.

We were sat in the middle of the relatively empty eating area, where nicer (not reserved) seating was free. Little disappointed that the staff did not offer the more comfortable area as it was clearly available - perhaps my mistake for not asking? Regardless, this was a dampener on the experience for me.

IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Excellent service but the entire building was almost as cold as outside. I went to visit the ladies and there were no lights just 3 candles on a window seal. One small heater in the whole dinning area which they moved at the request of one table, don't mind the rest of us. Good cocktails maybe staff should try so when customers ask for an opinion they can give one not just based on ingredients. Food was okay. Wouldn't recommend the veggie burger- dry and tasteless however the Mac N cheese balls., delicious.

LF
Surrey
55 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bottomless brunch was amazing - would highly recommend!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time my wife and I have been to Dirty Bones and yet again we were not dissapointed .. the staff were great .. good atmosphere ., great friendly service and the food was awesome .. totally recommended ! ., and yes .. we will be back !!

GN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Open table has advertised unlimited prosecco when you pay £19 pp but when we got to the restaurant they said this is not included in the price and the price Is actually £22 for bottomless drinks
this is false advertisement and needs to be looked at

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Wine was warm
Service was slow
Received wrong drinks twice

BM
Buckinghamshire
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really good at Dirty Bones. We had a burger and some fried chicken to share with a side of chips. The chicken was a bit greasy but very tender and the batter was yummy. The burger was the best, we scoffed that down in seconds. The cocktails were also very good, a good selection, pretty on they eye and tasty. The only thing that prevented me from giving it some more stars was the service towards the end of the night. I understand that they were cleaning down, but it took some to get a waiters attention which was a bit disappointing after a good meal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - everything we ordered was spot on. Cocktails also a big highlight.
All in all a really cool place for dinner with an original menu, lovely staff, buzzing vibe and excellent tunes! Will definitely go back for more

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. I use open table a lot. Found this restaurant, checked availability, consulted with family and booked it for 2 hours later. Booking was confirmed so we made travel plans. Then the restaurant called me to say they had a private party and we couldn't go at all that day. What a waste of time. Does that mean I can't trust open table anymore?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, great service and amazing food. You got to have there mac bites absolutely delicious and there ribs if u love ur meat

DZ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot, the ambient is excellent, the menu is tasty and the music is always on point. Love me some old school laid-back hip-hop while the boys and I get some burgers and fried chicken.

BD
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Charged for drinks that never came, they also claimed I didn't make a reservation when I clearly did, then had to display proof of reservation confirmation. Won't return.

AL
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad not great

ES
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ok place however food was average. Service was also a barge and not very personal

GS
London
159 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really wonderful friendly service, a straightforward comfort food menu with good food (especially liked the mac 'n' cheese!) and a happy easy vibe make for a really great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a relaxed good night. Definitely look forward to next time!