Dirty Bones Shoreditch

4.4
34 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Comfort Food
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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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j
Warwickshire
18 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and brill service 😊👍🏾

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e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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H
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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 .

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

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

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GC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

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

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TD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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SP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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f
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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r
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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!

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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LF
Surrey
53 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Bottomless brunch was amazing - would highly recommend!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !!

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GN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Wine was warm
Service was slow
Received wrong drinks twice

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BM
Buckinghamshire
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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?

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DZ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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BD
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

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AL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not bad not great

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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GS
London
155 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday at the weekend and we had such a good time! The staff were friendly and hilarious, the food was delicious especially the mac daddy burger and there was a great atmosphere with good music! I kept my birthday a secret but my sister and the staff surprised me by singing happy birthday with a tasty doughnut!
Thank you

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RS
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mac Daddy was the Mac daddy

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FO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

While the idea is great , old school hip hop/funk combined with yummy comfort food, the execution was not...
- the music was more pop than funk
- the mac and cheese was dry.. no creamy or stringy goodness or flavour
- the wait staff was inefficient and uninterested

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