The Blues Kitchen - Camden

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1539 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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10! Great atmosphere and beautiful environment. The service was sweet and food was so delicious!!! Couldn’t fault a thing.

Tried the ox cheek nuggets, squid, jumbo brisket and everything tasted SO nice! Wow

P.s if you like rum, hurricane cocktail is A1 🔥😍

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EL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and drinks! The chips were awesome and the staff very friendly and patient! Gluten free options available as well as gluten free buns for the burgers! Would definitely recommend!

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K
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience when bringing my other half out for his birthday treat. The music was great, and the food even better. We had an amazing server who attended to our every need. Thank you for a brilliant experience!

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IG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Really cool place, nice staff, not the cheapest but the food was amazing so it was definitely worth it!

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E
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a really good time music live was amazing , food so good and 5 star service by Kim , looking forward to come back

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service at Blues Kitchen Camden.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was okay. Not as good as I thought it would be. But acceptable. The ambiance is energetic and the is good music. We went on a Saturday 5pm, so there was a time limit for our meal. We were told to leave our table for another booking before we were ready. I would visit this place again to experience the music from the bands etc. But probably won't have the food again. I can make better soul food at home.

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service, went on a busy Friday night and ended up moving to the dance floor after we were done eating!

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JW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered too much food. So much so we deliberately waited nearly an hour to have our main courses. The waiting staff were very sweet and understanding about that, which was appreciated. I love the music and lively atmosphere at Blue’s Kitchen. It is loud though. If you’re going for dinner, you just need to know it’s about more than the food, it’s an experience.....

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MF
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely waiter and quick service. Never had a bad meal. Highly recommend

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place with great food and massive range of drinks.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely brilliant!
The staff were very attentive and the recommendation for chili in Tommy’s margarita was on point!

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WB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service. Needs to have more fish/vegetarian options though. Earlier music start times would be great too

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

1st visit and booked table and bought tickets to the gig - we asked about the music and our excellent waitress Helena asked if we’d got tickets by mistake as the table booking included the gig. She immediately offered to go to the manager and refund them. Throughout the meal service was attentive and very good and the food and drinks were great. At the end - the manger came over and apologised for the confusion and confirmed discounts. It was a great experience, busy, good music and food. Fun night out made excellent by the staff - we’ll done!

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Mainz
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter are so nice there and the Food was delicious.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, good value for money, friendly staff. Will be back!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with great atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the clientele was relaxed and everyone was having a great time. Big shout out to Faiz who made all my group feel welcome, and to Hugo - the Portuguese waiter.

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

Venue - Food -Staff all amazing, for that good vibe, please visit you won’t be disappointed.
Food & Cocktails Deliciousssss

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

We had a great night. The music, the food, the drinks, the service were all fantastic.

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CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a mixed time visiting The Blues Kitchen after a recommendation from a friend.
The calamari was bland and the chicken wings were that salty you couldn't eat more than one.
On the other hand though, the mains were spot on

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Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal at The Blues Kitchen. There were 3 of us and we had the sharing platter to start which was massive - I was glad I’d ordered a salad for mains! All the meat on the platter was delicious - each of us had a different favourite. Only downside was the service was slow - they had a party in and were a person down in the kitchen. Waiting staff were apologetic but it wasn’t their fault and I wouldn’t let that put me off going again.

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

Fantastic food
Staff friendly and very helpful
Great atmosphere

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good atmosphere and tasty food, however, service lacking - brought red wine when I had ordered white (then took ages to bring the correct wine), brought starter at the same time as main even though we'd requested the starter first and didn't put the salad dressing on the side as requested. It was a shame as there were lots of staff working!

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WN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and music. Service at the table was very attentive and the staff are very friendly. Didn’t wait long for the food, which was delicious. I will be going back 😀

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food... ok DJ and set. Services was brilliant :-)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to relax and eat a good meal. Only reason I didn’t give five stars was I felt rushed and I ordered Mac and cheese with meal but didn’t get it but also didn’t get charged for it. Overall good experience.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff especially brilliant. Didn't realise tho to see music we had to get up to the front but will know next time. Love Etta and Dr John on the toilet doors 💙💙💙

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PS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been here before and love the place.. I brought my colleagues for dinner on Monday evening, telling them that it was a lively place - even on a Monday night. We weren't disappointed, the atmosphere was great and the food excellent - if a tad spicy.
Thanks to the attentive staff for the service and the great chefs for the food.
Great place - will be back soon

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not for Brunch . It was expensive and i dont normally complain about food but our poached eggs were hardboiled. And at 21£ each! It wasnt cheap for a small portions.

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TY
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed. We come down to Camden 2-3 times a year. This is our go-to place. We've taken friends with us, (as we did this time), and recommended it to many people.
Why oh why do restaurants find a winning formula, a niche market etc, then change it for no apparent reason.
You used to be able to choose 3 meats from 4. The sever said they changed this as food was being wasted.
I'd say thats my choice, I paid for it. There is plenty of homeless in doorways close by that would readily except a free meal.
The beef rib, now larger, was extremely fatty.
The portion size of the burnt ends was poor.
The Brisket though, was top drawer, excellent.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place to chill out, have a bit of food and drink.

Good Vibs, a tad on the pricey side. But overall 4 out of 5.

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

Very good restaurant me and my guest really enjoyed the food the cocktails and the music we have both already recommended to our friends as a must go place thanks for the great night 👍

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MT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and decent portions.
Staff were attentive and very friendly.
Cocktails were tasty too.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. It was also £5 cocktail night which was fabulous as we tried new cocktails.

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

Lovely food. We had brisket and burnt ends and the ribs and chicken wings combo. Everything was delicious. It was lively and the staff were very helpful.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff at blues kitchen were incredibly nice to us and treated us really well! When we finished our meal they made sure we had a table reserved for us in the bar area. They also checked we were ok/ comfortable when some guys approached us. Really went above and beyond for no particular reason! And obviously the bands were a lot of fun and food was yummy.

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

At booking time we were not told about the 24 hour blues festival. We had to queue to get in as door staff were asking £5 per person which after queuing we were informed we did not need to pay (but wasted 20 minutes). It was very noisy inside but the food was excellent. Our server was good but made a mistake with our order

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended during the 100 hours of Blues for charity and the music was awesome. The music is great anyway and the staff are very friendly. No hesitation in recommending the beef rib!

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MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is fantastic, from the food to the music. The ambiance is perfect and great for any occasion.

To top it off the service here is second to none. Every seems happy to be there and are so friendly to their guests. Each time I have visited I have had many funny and pleasant exchanges with their staff to top off the already great experience!

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