The Blues Kitchen - Camden

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1438 reviews
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  • Live Music
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty food and attentive/caring stuff. Took care of us all evening. Live music bands came on shortly after to create an even better atmosphere

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J
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Although the staff were very nice, I feel like they were more interested in gossiping with each other than serving. I went for a bottomless brunch and had to keep asking for refills rather than them keeping my glass full - like every other place I've been to. The glass was smaller than your average flute and the mimosa was majority orange juice.

The gluten free options were limited and even then there is definitley cross contamination. The sweet potato hash is NOT gluten free.

I did like the vibe, but won't be coming back because of the slow inattentive service.

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TF
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend for the unlimited brunch as the amount of drinks we got was well worth the money. However the food was overcooked. Bacon was so hard couldn't even cut it and the home fries looked and tasted like they had been sitting on a hot plate for awhile. Definitely not cooked fresh. Staff were great and the venue is fab. Shame the food lets this place down.

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OT
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service, we all had burger of the month which was great, together with onions rings (excellent) and milkshakes.

Great value for money too and great tunes

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NE
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hi. We would definitely recommend to friends, amazing food (beef rib and Mac n cheese!) and huge portions. One gripe would be that we prepaid for tickets to the live act but then on the day no one was paying to get in!

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time, and the jam’s participants were stunning !
Thank you !

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GF
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is fab for a sunday brunch, the menu is delicious! The food was plentiful and of excelent quality. I wish I lived closer so I could go every sunday!!!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was not the best, we had been to Dublin a couple of months before and the bands by and large were far superior, the music, the voices, the overall dynamics of the places

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SS
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was nice, but a little cold when I received it.
Service was excellent and the food was served very fast which is something on not used to.
Overall, a good experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Lots of fun

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great here, service provided by “Queen” Tommy was excellent!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed, chilled atmosphere. Menu was varied and catered for all tastes of our group of 7. The food arrived quickly, generous portions and tasty. The staff were fantastic and our waitress was particularly helpful and friendly. Cocktails were great and overall we had a great time. would definitely return again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great , price is just spot on ,- waiters / waitress are so savy and hippy really nice setting for a catch up

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the Blues Kitchen several times now and are never disappointed! The food is delicious and the milkshakes are naughty but very nice! Friendly staff and extremely quick service, we were in and out with 45 minutes but did not feel rushed, we could have spent longer if we’d chosen to.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, great value, fantasic venue! Highly recommend!

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and nice gigs that keep the party going until 3 am!

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service throughout. Food above average. Ambience very good. Vibrant but in a pleasant way. Whole operation appeared well supervised all round with staff extremely well trained. Music part of the set up was good. All in all highly recommended.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked a table here and wanted to make a night of it. Unfortunately it felt more like a visit to McDonald’s as the service was so rushed. We arrived at 7.30 and in less than one hour we had been served our first cocktail, starter and main course. I had literally just taken my last bite of starter when my main course arrived! It spoilt the evening really, we weren’t in a lunchtime rush, we had the table for 2 hours. I got the feeling we were on a conveyor belt being rushed, so that as many diners as possible could be seated in one evening. Also the website states that live music starts at 9.00, it was actually 10.45 when it started. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t go again

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was completely and utterly awful. Also the waitress was rude

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit and as usual excellent service and the food fantastic not forgetting the great array of beverages and cocktails.
Would highly recommend.

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

Excellent service!

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JS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yasssss.. it was really good tbf. The waiters Tommy and Tom were amazing and so much fun! Also thank you for the celebratory whiskey shots for my friends engagement!! We’ll be back x

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D
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night for a birthday- really good food and vibe

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LZ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, good vibes, service a little slow but if you have good company then its not a problem!

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely. We had a very mixed bag of people, 7, 16 and 19 year olds, an 80 year old and a wheelchair user. The lady who served us was wonderful and really ran around to look after us. So thanks to that lovely lady - whose name I unfortunately did not get. The food was lovely and would love to go back in the evening to see the live bands.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great staff great atmosphere great music from live band really great date night.
Would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The waiter forgot about our drinks and we didn’t receive them until after we had finished our meal. Also we were informed that we had to leave our table as there was another booking at 3pm, despite our table being booked for 1.30pm and the booking stating we would have the table for 2 hours. The staff member who told us this was incredibly rude and said as we arrived early, at 1.20 not 1.30, they count the two hours from that time, which is still not 3pm and they should not have booked a table for 3pm if our booking was at 1.30pm. I will not be returning to a place with such rude staff who only care about getting more customers to make more money.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful staff! Will be coming back x

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food on a usual day is really good. But the bottomless brunch is a bit poor as the servers are quite slow and will walk past even though everyone at the table is finished their drinks.

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PD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding venue with great food, simple menu served quickly, a mix of food, drink and live music, a little too dark but would definitely recommend and go again.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my mother’s birthday and she felt really special I would recommend , also the food was amazing and they cocktails really nice, price was decent as well. Ima head back there soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burger and chips! Service is great too

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GB
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Well worth a visit for all music lovers , went on a Sunday night which is a jam session , excellent house band and some very good musicians joining on stage or even creating scratch bands with people they were meeting for the first time. Looked like a few regular jammers on guitar , keyboards , drums and vocals two very good blues harmonica players , guitar players from Brazil , US and other far flung corners , an amazing female vocalist the night we were they and some incredible guitarists including the house band lead . Varied styles including songs from Led Zep , Neil Young , Stevie Wonder and much more . Good selection of food and great drinks that wont break the bank . Will definitely be planning a return visit .

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great and the service was excellent. We hung around after to listen to the live music and the band was good.

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JM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had booked a table for 3pm but this was given away even though we were at the restaurant at 3pm. We then had to wait an hour for our table to only have 2 meals out of the group get their order completely wrong and actually completely forgot one. The overall food was very nice but really noisy and waiter was slightly rude when stating he had got the orders wrong.

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BI
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time.Service was great. Only one thing we all said you could do with a bit more options on the Brunch menu not just burgers But it was nice.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun venue, friendly staff and good food. Will visit again.

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a
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been wanting to go to the Blues Kitchen in Camden for ages, and we’re glad we persisted! The staff were so friendly and attentive, and we had a really good time. The food was pretty good, although I did feel that without the locals discount, it would have been a bit pricey for what we received. That said, we had such a good time, we will keep coming back, perhaps for a bit of a treat every now and then!

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all perfect, but when hosting live events, bring an extra speaker to the front.....

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Flipping delicious food, awesome interiors, lovely staff, sweet atmosphere

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