The Blues Kitchen - Camden

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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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CF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The only issue we had was when the off-duty staff sat next to us tried to pass over their bottle of wine to our bill. Other than that it was a great experience!

RR
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love the Blues Kitchen! Staff are friendly and take care of you. Was really busy when we went in around dinner but still got served quickly. It was a weekend and evening time so the music was up fairly loud. It’s not my ideal noise level but the overall experience made up for it. And, also, it’s that kind of place. If you don’t like slightly louder music on a weekend evening, that’s a you the customer problem, not a them the restaurant problem.

AF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! All staff were really friendly and helpful!

D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. Would definitely go here again!

MA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Drinks and service generally were nice. I expected the food to be more fresh than prebaked and fast to serve. Dessert was amazing.

LE
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really good and in huge portions. Service was a bit rushed but understandably considering it was Saturday night at peak time. Cocktails are also really good. Music a bit too loud to have a conversation, but again it is understandable considering the time and place

V
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The beef brisket was amazing! Service was good too.

could definitely do with more alcohol in the cocktails though.

LA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, nice food, quick service even in a busy Friday night, good music and clean toilets. My booking was a bit late but we had free desert and the waiting as worthy. What else can we ask? Heheh I do recommend

A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Table was booked for 2 hours, however, our first round of drinks took 40mins to arrive. The server forgot about our order. We were told that we had to move after our two hours which we found quite unfair.

KW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and fabulous food. Can't really ask for more!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a great meal with an awesome vibe and banter from the staff come here it's the best place for it all.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience5

Love blues kitchen, had a great time.
I was genuinely sad when they told me i had to leave within an hour because i had kids with me. Which i understand. What's upsetting is that i was told to look at the ts and cs on opentable.
I disagree with a pop up message to alert us of the time we must leave the table, but no pop up message for stating who's allowed?

A
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice selection of bourbon and rays, the 'smoked' food is not a prime representative of smoked food but is still very good! Good price for the food and excellent waiters. The guy managing th table bookings was superb!

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good.but the pub was to much full for this event.Many persons for this event but not space enough.The Price for the hamburger is too much expensive. THE MUSIC WAS HORRIBLE.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great tasty burger. Fun atmosphere. Overpriced drinks

N
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my meal the popcorn squid was delicious!

JG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super brunch, belle endroit avec une belle déco, je recommande

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TB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Blues Kitchen for Sunday brunch. The food was excellent and the hosts were friendly and chatty. It was a perfect start to a long day. It was very busy so we were glad we had booked.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service, from the door did they set the tone that you are our guest and in focus! Great tasting food and bar were the bartender delivers added value.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited over 50 minutes for our mains, whilst trying to get the waiter’s attention without success. When the food did arrive the brisket was quite fatty and flavourless. We’ve had much better bbq elsewhere. The chips were hard and it all felt very disappointing. The manager did take our starter and one round of drinks off the bill to make up for it which was very nice. The table we were at was constantly freezing as it is right near the front doors and the first set was open all the time. The cocktails were also very synthetic and again we were left feeling very disappointed as this was somewhere we had wanted to go for ages! Unfortunately we will definitely not be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on a Monday so we had 50% off food, which was i credibly tasty, and also enjoyed amazing cocktails and whiskey as always! Highly recommend

CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the moment we arrived (20/10/19 afternoon). My partner chose the Big Bluesy Breakfast and I went for the Huevos Rancheros...both was absolutely delicious!

Would highly recommend!

JS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went on Saturday for a friends birthday, which wasn’t acknowledged, even though I put on the booking. Food was okay, it arrived warm-cool. Lots of people having brunch so quite lively.
Overall an ok experience.

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The concert and service were great, but me and my boyfriend had a seat next to the bar, my chair was constantly pushed by people and waiters walking past and this ruined my experience. Maybe the staff should ask the bar customers to move more towards the bar away from service tables? The music before the concert was a bit too loud as well.

MD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The St Louis ribs were a little bit bland and there was only one BBQ that didn't seem to hit the spot.
The volume of the background music was a little bit too much making it hard to talk to someone sitting right next to me.

PA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, the receptionist and waiters were so welcoming and nice.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and perfect service!! Go for it :-)

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food & drinks. Manager & rest of staff were all very attentive. The food was really good and the place was packed. Above my expectations!

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived at 8pm for dinner which was lovely but the noise/music was too loud so we could hardly speak during the dinner. I think it would be a good idea to moderate the music early on in the night and obviously turn it up at 10.30 when the band and music starts.
Also you couldn't move on the dance floor and the bouncers kept letting people in so it was impossible to dance!!!! It was far too crowded.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This isn't the first time we've eaten here . The atmosphere is buzzing, the staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent. Not been disappointed yet. We really must come up dor an evening and see the bands.

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I received a warm welcome & birthday greeting when I arrived. Staff were friendly & super efficient!! I have specialist dietary requirements- these were checked, double checked & taken care of. We had the bottomless brunch & our glasses were never empty. It was a great experience & I would definitely go again!!

RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING, great value for money. The staff were equally fab.

DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great nite. My first time in Camden blues kitchen as frequently go to ur Shoreditch restaurant. The band was wicked on Friday Nite. The doors v the who.....love it!!!

GF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff as always

KR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic food was amazing as always and value for money

Always a good pre gig dinner stop

N
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food and spotted peter crouch !!!

BL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Need a reservation as was fully when arrived, menu is small and duplicated almost in a roll or without. Wasn't blown away by the brisket which is a shame. Would probably go back on a Monday for half price food.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Went on a Monday and it was busy, quite loud. The service wasn’t great - despite writing our order down, the incorrect items arrived. The waitress clearly wasn’t interested in us and the food itself was mediocre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience. However, it was a bit disappointed that my toddlers meal was incorrect twice. we asked for plain avo toast but they added chilli flakes to the eggs and avo. And the topped it with cilantro oil.

Otherwise, it was a great meal - Huevos ranchers were amazing.

WC
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Truly disappointing. Despite the advertising, the music was playing so far away we may as well have been listening to a cd..... The food was only just ok.... My friends burgers went down well but my brisket & fries was over powered by the huge quantity of salt poured over it. The waiting staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. The door staff not so good... On leaving we stood in the doorway waiting a few moments while our Uber arrived as it was literally tipping it down with rain. It was in no way crowded - us & the door staff were the only ones present. So I was mystified when the doorman told us to move onto the street. “It’s raining, we just need a minute till our Uber arrives” - “I don’t care was the reply.” I asked if he was enjoying this given he was near laughing as we got soaked.... “I am actually” was the reply....