The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

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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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IS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I would recommend blues kitchen to a friend for the music and ambiance but not for the food. I found the food to be a bit bland and expensive for what it was. However, the service was really good and I love the atmosphere of the place and the live music.

KS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Most amazing ending to a perfect girls day! I've visited before but unfortunately only for the drinks and entertainment which were fab. I promised myself I would return to try the menu, and our party was not disappointed. None of the group had visited before, and they were amazed by the choice of venue. Thumbs up all round, friendly quick service from the start. We did arrive early on this friday so this was a benefit, as it became busy very quickly!! Great size food portions, well cooked tasty food, we all selected a range to share, amazing décor, lots of photo ops!! My only gripe being a 'dessert person' is that the variety and lack of choice (3) and milkshakes were a bit underwhelming:( although it definitely won't stop me from returning.

NS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food, ok prices. A lovely evening and the live music was great!

DM
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always. Great venue, even better when the live band is playing.

Only con would be bottomless drinks could have been better. Waiters didn’t come round as often.

RF
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice brunch, food was super tasty, very well presented, the staff very attentive and making recommendations. Love the place, for sure we will come back soon!

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great atmosphere & food was delicious, would go again 👍

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Come here all the time! The atmosphere is great, staff are amazing and food is perfect for what it is! all round a good choice :)

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

Welcoming staff, food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great! Definitely be returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was very nice, lovely waiteress. The venue is really nice, I had too many people for my seating area, but they accommodated. I was given a free birthday glass of Prosecco, which was a very nice touch. Thank you I’ll be back.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved everything - from the food to the service.

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was class, and the drinks too. The whisky, suggested by our waiter, was one of the best I’ve tried. The waiters were very attentive and made me and my partner feel very welcome. Great music also, would definitely come again!

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and the service is so friendly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having been here before and unfortunately got bad service location etc etc we came back just to see if it was a one off unfortunately it was pretty much the same as before we have been to all of the blues kitchen franchises and this is the best for decor and everything but for the main purpose it’s not

MB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is very unique and gave you the feeling of being in an American diner. Food was delicious from the fries to the mac n cheese to the fish burger and onion rings everything was delicious. Loved the music especially when the live band started playing after 5pm. Everything fit in with the theme of the place and even though I didn't go into the bar downstairs it is somewhere I could see myself coming back to for a relaxing few drinks enjoying the music and good company...will definitely be back.

L
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, great wait staff, just quite a wait for our table, despite booking very far in advance. Will be back!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always great...go for the buffalo wings! Music is great and good drinks. The waitresses are friendly, this time our waitress made a few mistakes but not a huge deal as they were corrected when pointed out politely. The guy on the door however was awful this time. Obnoxious and aggressive, shouting at us to get out of the way of the door when the girl greeting for reservations had a queue and we were being asked to wait in it for our table. He shouldn't be working there as gives the wrong impression.

RG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our anniversary very special. Thank you all and we will definitely be coming back! My boyfriend said that the Brisket Burger he had was the best burger he’s ever had :)

BP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time with the lads (friend’s birthday). Bottomless prosecco + good tasting brunch = great “bubbly” start to the day!

Will probably make it a once a month occasion (minus the birthdays)!

JT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an amazing place to go for a meal and drinks. Wednesday they do cocktails for £5 each and the wings and things platter is always amazing value.
The ambience is great, wicked place to go after work for a meal, drinks and date night

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such delicious food and we managed to get in on £5 pound cocktail night.
Would recommend to anyone who loves BBQ food!

RL
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening with good friends - great meal and the band was top class

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was lovely but it was the service that let it down as an experience. We ordered starters and mains. Starters all came at different times, and so did the mains. My main came 10 minutes before anyone else’s! A friend ordered a side of mac and cheese and that was clearly forgotten and wasn’t bought out until we’d finished our mains. We had a lovely waiter herself, but some other staff members were not great at all. It was quite loud in there too so difficult to actually have any conversations.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely one of the hightlights of our honeymoon trip. Amazing food, friendly staff and great live music. I hope I'll be able to visit again in the future!

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have an annual weekend in London with a couple of friends of ours & use the blues kitchen every time & it never disappoints. The ambiance is top notch & the food is great. It's a bonus that the music is exactly what we like! We have as yet only used the Shoreditch branch for the past four years but we are tempted to try either of the other two but not sure which, so i suppose we'll have to try both, but i'm certain they won't dissapoint!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely fun atmosphere!!! Gorgeous cocktails what more could you ask for?!! Very generous portions had to pack a takeaway bag. Will be back!

AK
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Good decor and decent choice of alcohol however the food was abysmal. Arrived cold and flavourless.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening with fun live music at 10:30 although the drinks are pricey the food is very good

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visit the big smoke to meet up and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Great food for meat eaters, good atmosphere with the whole place very cool. Music turns to live music.. all round good fun for a loud night out. Don’t expect to have too much in the way of romantic conversation though!

GB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful! We had the table for 2hrs and less than 30mins in, we were being rushed continuously! This continued throughout the whole night, which our entire evening!

L
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a Tuesday night. Restaurant and bar were busy with people having after work drinks.
We had cocktails and food - chicken wings were amazing. Will definitely come back again

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were so good that I will be back next weekend

C
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

bought bottomless brunch. more often than not my glass was empty, had to ask countless times for a refill. friends i was with had to ask for menus several times and glasses for water several times. the food was good but the experience and service was poor

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The music was really loud. You had to shout to speak to the person next to you.
The food was ok I had the buffalo wings and it seemed like they were frozen previously. It was ok for value though.

MA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

The food we chose was our choice however my food was particularly salty. Couldn’t taste much else.
For starter we had chicken wing sharer. Chicken wings very salty.
My main was southern fried chicken which was ok. Salad garnish a bit poor.
My partner had pork ribs as a main and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Guess I picked the wrong food .
Service was polite and on cue. No complaints there.
Would I go back? No

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place great music great food bar seating uncomfortable

EO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was super nice! Was his last week there so good luck to him 😂😂 Love the ambience and food was fab. Great cocktails also!

D
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken wings in London, possibly ever. Great food, atmosphere and service

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The waiting time was way too excesive, even when having a table booked (we started eating more than hour later...). Great atmosphere, poor service. Food is disappointing.

VO
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely evening for my birthday the food was to die for ! would definitely come back ! although we all lost our voices due to have to shout to talk to each other because it’s so loud in there !! still really lovely venue

LN
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing staff. Definitely will come back again.

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