Dirty Bones Soho

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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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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was served lukewarm; I had the fried chicken on waffles. The coating was not as crispy as expected and served on half a waffle which arrived lukewarm. While they brought our coffees out quickly, it took nearly 40
minutes for our mains to come after our starters had been cleared away.

The waitress who cleared our table after the starters thought we had finished eating and I had to tel her twice that we were still waiting for our mains. When we finished our meal, she cleared the plates directly over me instead of from the side. Because of that and the way she stacked the plates, she dripped maple syrup all over my top and continued to stand there even when I asked her to move because she didn’t realise she was dripping syrup over my clothes. She just seemed away with the fairies.

Unimpressed and won’t be returning.

L
London
36 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for bottomless brunch great food and great service. Would go again!

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time visiting. We really enjoyed the evening, the food was impeccable as was the staff. Really friendly and attentive. To top it off, they even did a mini surprise birthday dessert. 10/10. Will be returning with other friends.

D
London
36 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great menu and ambience. Bit strange to have run out of diet sodas but otherwise no issues!

S
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun, hip, cozy spot for good food. Loud music, but fun vibe. Food was great, service was spotty, but overall fine.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wife’s food came 5 mins before mine, I couldn’t eat the steak it was covered in some sort of oil, it was tough and really didn’t taste good, we were in fed and paid within 30mins, very disappointing as we had gone for my wife’s birthday- it spoilt the whole night
I then spent all night being ill

TA
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a great find! Great cocktails and really yummy food. I had food envy looking at my son's burger until I tasted my pork belly ribs which were so tasty. Staff were really friendly too. Definitely coming back on my next trip to London.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noisy groups, crammed in, slow service. Short rib and cheeseburger dumplings were delicious. Summer salad, classic burger and fries not very tasty. Felt overpriced for what was served up, apart from the short rib which was a lot of food.

GM
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very friendly atmosphere, with good service and good food. My family enjoyed the burgers and commented on good flavour. The pork Belly ribs were a bit dry inside, but very tasty. Service was friendly and worked well. Sitting in the front with the large windows open was great to watch the world go by.

RP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and cocktails, friendly service, reasonable price and good music playing!

MD
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an outstanding late night Sunday dinner at Dirty Bones Soho. We've been to a couple of Dirty Bones in London -- this location has provided us with the best service and overall experience. The food was outstanding -- the over the top burger with mac and cheese, and the pork belly ribs were both incredible (and we cleaned our plates). Our server was on top of everything, and even though we were the last ones in the restaurant that night, never made us feel rushed so that they could close. Have been to this restaurant twice in the last 10 days (of a family holiday in London). And I'm back in the states now missing the restaurant. . .

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The cocktails were the best but about their meal, cracking cocktails, then the starters next best also very good. Wasn’t impressed by the main course, chicken thighs were just a bunch of chicken thighs on a plate, no garnish or anything. Tasted nice though but not great value for money.

AB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. The food is amazing. The staff are super polite and attentive. I love going there. This time I took my mate from Canada and he loved it! To say we were full and very happy bunnies after we’d finished is an understatement. We had the table next to the street and with the window open if felt like we were dining outside just what we needed after the hottest day so far this year! 😊👍👍👍👍👍

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

First of all the food in this restaurant was lovely. I would recommend the fried chicken thighs. Simple but delicious. Secondly the service was excellent. The waitress was charming and knowledgable. The food arrived very quickly and was hot and fresh. The reason we ranked it lower was because on the hottest day of the year so far they opened their windows and didn’t appear to have any air conditioning. We were sat at the back of the restaurant and literally baked which spoilt our enjoyment of the meal. However I would probably give them another chance.

BL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, really good
Food was fantastic, particularly the short rib and the chicken and waffles. Service was even better, much more attentive than what we'd expect in this part of London

NE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Soho, music at the right level.. can have a conversation without having to raise your voice
food was really good. Staff friendly and attentive.

o
Aberdeen
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give this place six stars I would everything was brilliant and can’t wait to go back. The atmosphere and service were first class lovely staff, cocktails were sooooo good and the food!! Best burger I’ve ever had cannot wait to try the cheeseburger gyozas.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and well priced!

L
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I tried the chicken and waffles with a side of skinny chips. The chicken was juicy and tender, waffles perfectly cooked, and chips were good. My friends tried the cheesy truffle chips (unfortunately didn't enjoy this one), fried chicken, mac and cheese, and spicy chicken burger. They said these were good. Overall an enjoyable meal. We didn't have alcohol (juice and soft drinks). Meal cost us £21 each. We were quite full so we skipped desserts.

TT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Amazing value for money

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place was really good, and had a great vibe.

DR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my second visit to a venue in the Dirty Bones Chain. As before, the food, the service, the ambience was first class. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food2service4ambience5

The food wasn’t that great, but over all the place was chill

m
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a bit dead when we visited on boxing day (understandable) - but the food more than made up for it! The chicken and waffles were the star dish. Reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good was great and the music was amazing. As visiting New Yorkers, it did feel a little like home! The Cherry Bake was insanely good.

m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great, fabulous female manager was kind and attentive and took a genuine interest in us. She took the time to find out the reason for our visit and then when she found out gave us complimentary champagne. She made a gorgeous meal a memorable meal for my daughter and us.

Definitely recommend.

Thank you

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty and it was quite playful menu! Cheeseburger gyoza!! The staff were great too!

NJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met with old friends and was looking for something which was simple and central to town. Dirty Bones fit the bill. Had far too much to drink, which was reflected in the bill but what the hell! Service friendly and attentive- what more could you want!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous - great food and my guests really enjoyed the atmosphere

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us were tremendously well looked after on a busy Saturday night. Attention from our servers was terrific, just the right amount of checking to make it feel really relaxed but attentive.

Food was amazing, beers always well chilled and pace of order to table amazing.

Going back tomorrow night with wife and kids - can’t fault it.

CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Will have to go back to explore the menu and this time remember to leave room for dessert. Great service too, friendly and very accommodating to my chilli detesting friend!

RN
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waffle and chicken is the best! Always great music.

BK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't get enough of this place. The atmosphere and service is very good. Its a great brunch place and the food is delicious.

IO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and cosy place offering a small but varied food menu. The service was friendly and food came out quickly, so was no need to chase up the waiter. Good value fr money.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it would definitely go back cool chilled atmosphere with great friendly staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour cocktails, Mac daddy burger was intense and is a bold choice when combined with cheesy truffle fries!

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening . We dined at the Soho branch . Our server was a lovely young man called Alessandro . He went out of his way to make our dining experience extra special

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Enjoyed our visit overall happy with the dinner, service and setting.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We dined at the Soho restaurant early evening on a Friday and the place was already very busy, which was great as it created a lively atmosphere, also an added bonus that they had a happy hour running! Food we great, we shared a few dishes for Starters and then 4 main courses which were great, especially the breaded chicken and waffles with maple syrup. We did feel like we were rushed even though they were turning people away at the door and the service was very good overall.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place fab food friendly staff.. busy bit noisy..