The Blues Kitchen - Camden

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American
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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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing meal and all of the staff were super chatty and lovely! Had dinner quite late and so live music was played at 11 - seemed like an amazing place for both dinner and a night out!

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Allowed to stay for extra time. Friendly staff.

S
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best boozy brunch in London! Will definitely be back x

Y
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here for birthday outing. We had a fantastic time. Service was exceptional, Taylor were very helpful and attentive, food came out very quick and extremely tasty. Thank you so much Taylor! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The venue and music was fantastic and a great place to meet friends. However the menu and the food let the place down both in taste and presentation. We did have a fantastic night despite the food and the staff are a huge asset to the bar everyone of them looked like they enjoyed working there and that came across in the way they dealt with our large group.

ST
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Very welcoming on entrance and seated immediately, great waitress but shame her shift finished as after service was poor from everyone else. Very unclear who worked in the place as no uniforms. Great food!!

C
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I took my wife here on a date. It was not anything special in terms of the staple American dishes. The buffalo wings were tasty, but I had a burger and wife had pork ribs, not seasoned well most of the taste came from the sauce on both menu items. The food didn’t retain its heat.

CY
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was really good as we were served by a very welcoming member of staff. We ordered the Wings and Things and it was delicious - the wings especially! Very big portion so keep in mind as it could be the perfect sharer.

JK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Originall Blues Kitchen steps up to the game. Food and Service outstanding. Will defiineatly come back.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great place to have brunch with friends, and nice food (crab cakes for me)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat bday dinner ever!

MG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Booked for anniversary, food and service were great but literally no blues or any music to speak of. Should have checked more carefully, but unless you can wait till 10.30pm it's really just an overpriced burger bar. Also we were rushed out and there was nowhere to even stand after eating so we couldn't have watched the DJ or live music even if we had wanted to stay.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

recommend the bottomless brunch! They too you up even if your glass is half full. Staff is super friendly and attentive.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was very bland and dry. Not much taste to the buttermilk chicken or the brisket.

The drinks were amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful staff and the best buffalo chicken wings I’ve eaten in my life.
The ribs were gorgeous! Highly recommend!!!
Also a great choice of drinks which I didn’t have but there was a huge range so I’m sure there’s something for everyone :)

JV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. All the waiters are knowledgable and friendly. What a fantastic ambiance the venue had. We went on a Monday which was £10 rib deal and it was so much food we had to take it home! Great night out in Camden.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Buzzy, good atmosphere. Outstanding waiter. Good music on open mike night.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely brunch and the waiter we had was great :)

CB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food was nice but only luke warm for all 5 of us & some was cold!!
Cocktails lovely but over priced & some were small!!

ES
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere/food/music. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars for service was that we were rushed off of our table slightly prematurely. Apart from that, everything perfect. Thank you Blues Kitchen!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanking Blues Kitchen in Camden for a very well organised birthday dinner!! Special thanks to Hugo whose enthusiasm and ability to multitask while taking care of our table and many others made it a wonderful experience.

We totally enjoyed the music and despite most of us being in our 40s and above we had so much fun on the dance floor!! Maybe with the exception of a few spilt drinks on us and glasses broken on the floor which is expected on a crowded dance floor anywhere as long as safety is maintained.

We’ll definitely come back one day!

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and great atmosphere. We had a 530 table and were told we had about 2 hours and we would have to give the table back but it was spot on and they did need the table back. We will return especially for the Oreo donuts, they are amazing. My eldest said they are so nice you want to get inside them.
Definitely book in advance.

VV
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was unacceptable: we waited 1 hour just to get a simple brunch dish, without even receiving apologies for that nor a discount at the end of the meal. Food was of poor quality and portions very little. Also, people sitting at the table close to ours were extremely noisy and rude. We had to wait too much time even to pay.

TN
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent as well as service but being given the offer of free entry to watch live music if you dine there is misleading given that most people were coming in buying a drink and taking up all the space at front of stage was annoying to say the most especially as staff took our £120 food bill then ejected us of our seats as they were busy !!!!!!!! Then told us there was no room for us to watch band

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The service was great but the food was very mediocre. Cocktails were also not great.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo chicken wings were excellent with a nice spice and blue cheese. The big boss burger was tender and juicy. The French beef dip was delicious, the baguette was excellent with great cuts of beef. Finally the cornbread with honey butter was morish and filling.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with live music to be enjoyed while you eat good food

YA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! The waitress, the place, the food. Was great, I had a really nice time with my friends + we left really happy. Definitely will come back.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance, good location, I look forward to visiting again

IM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was off the scale good. The hosts were friendly and proactive, accommodating our party of indeterminate size due to drop outs without fuss. Food very tasty, music excellent.

PA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too busy on the weekends, had to wait extra 15 minutes for my table to be available

M
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a real buzzy atmosphere - well worth the visit and we’ll definitely be coming back...... Hell Yeah!

TL
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing please, the blues kitchen is always a pleasure. Good good, affordable and lovely ambiance.
Will be back!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

brilliant customer service and great vibes! staff are really lovely...great management and crowd

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome as usual. The service is great, the staff are very friendly and welcoming. I love this place as does my wife. The live music is also an added bonus. Can’t wait to go back

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always have a great evening in Blue's Kitchen, love an Old Fashioned and Big Boss burger. Service was nice and friendly, looking forward to returning again soon.

VM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good restaurant and nice atmosphere but the online menu doesn't match their in-restaurant menu!

K
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic time, from lovely and funny staff to the music and food! Only thing was that the music (before the live bands started) was too loud so it was difficult to speak to each other. Would definitely come back another time!

DY
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the service was outstanding as usual

JK
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I've gone to blues many times before and would usually recommend but I was a bit disappointed this time, they've cut back their menu quite a bit and it was all the things that set it apart from other places, so now they're just offering what you can find in similarly styled restaurants but a tad overpriced and getting someone's attention was a bit of a struggle.