The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

4.4
1054 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Thursday: 12:00pm - 1:00am
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30 am
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7729 7216
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Old Street and Shorditch High Street train and underground stations are short walk away
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1054 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.5
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Awesome venue, good food, fab music and service was brilliant- thank you

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a great experience for my friends 30th birthday, I did mention this when booking so was hoping for a little birthday mention on dessert or something like that but didn’t, nether the less we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Will definitely be back

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Bottomless brunch on a Saturday afternoon with friends, is a must.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant was good and the ambience was amazing. The food looked very yummy however it was as tasty as it looked.

I may still go again and try a different main course just to be sure if the restaurant is good or not.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We went for a family outing and were very disappointed with all the food which was incredibly bland and overcooked. Our order was also wrong as my mum ordered salad with her burger and chips arrived. She was also told the salad included avocado which it didn't and I had to ask for the pickles which should have been included with the 2 Cajun chickens we ordered as they were missing. Two Korean burgers also arrived when we ordered one but this was taken away and we weren't charged so that wasn't an issue. Waitress was very friendly and there was a fun atmosphere but food was incredibly disappointing. May return for a drink but not to eat.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding as always!

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Food was amazing and so were the staff! We went for bottomless brunch and we never had to ask for a refill, they automatically came over and filled our glasses. Wait for food wasnt long at all and had a really nice atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

What a great night food was fantastic music was brilliant all staff were very friendly

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Outstanding customer service; great setting and atmosphere. Food was delicious. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Great night at the blues kitchen. Food and service top notch and the music exceptional!

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

A good night out with my wife. We are both close to 60 but we felt young in the crowd. Cool food, good music, friendly staff, great live band. We are from Stockholm Sweden, lived in west London 20 years ago . We were on vacation and stayd at a hotel in West end. We had (almost) never been to that part of town (Shoreditch) before, liked it a lot.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Good food, good ambience, service could be a little faster and better, but overall a really great place

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

I came here to celebrate a double birthday, after arriving earlier then expected, the staff were great in letting us sit for awhile, once our table was ready, the member of staff serving us was so friendly and chatty and was very helpful with the drinks menu. after the meal, the same member of staff, went and found another table close to the stage so that we could enjoy the live music. The food was amazing, definately worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Blues Kitchen never fails. Great service, food and atmosphere throughout. We got our table reservation extended by a couple of hours without any problems due to it not being too busy, which shows nice flexibility from the staff! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Great restaurant and even better food! Brunch was good value with a bottomless drink option

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

The meats are done really well so we had to get them all! Mac & cheese a favourite side.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

She said yes! Thank you all for such an incredible night.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

21st birthday celebrations for my daughter and had the most amazing meal here would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Best food ever, the ribs are phenomenal and the pulled pork is exquisite!
Servers were fast and friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2018

Had a fab meal at the blues kitchen on Thursday night. It had a buzzing ambience with great music playing. We got there early and had a couple of cocktails at the bar which were sooooo good.
We had the wings n things platter, ox cheek nuggets and mac n cheese between 2 of us. We were absolutely stuffed. Great value for money, speedy and friendly service. Restaurant looks great and the live music was great.

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3.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Arrived at 8 for an 8:30 booking, had a drink at the bar. Seated at 8:50 and first interaction with waiter was 8:55 (almost an hour after arrival and half hour after booking). On a Tuesday evening, I was surprised by this given I had a booking.

Also prefer to tip myself rather than it being automatically applied to a bill.

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere though, the music and dancing and the food was nice.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Amazing place, great buffalo wings, awesome service.

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2.0Dined on 24 July 2018

While the food was OK and the waiting staff were smiley and friendly, the organisation was terrible. No greeting to be taken to my booked table (so I sat wherever) then two different people came to check if I wanted a drink...then never came back, three other people came to take drinks orders later (delivered the wrong drinks) then someone new gave us the food and instantly someone else came over to ask if it was ok (literally just been put in front of us) There was no distinction as to who was working 'our section' or even who was an employee or a customer. Lots of people coming over to ask if they could clear away the table, while we were still eating. Waaay too much upselling/pushing for desserts/hard cocktails even after asking (twice) for the bill. Then the wrong bill came.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Excellent food, superb staff, amazing setting and music.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Great service, very cool vibe and entertainment was good

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Awesome food, excellent vibe, can't wait to return!

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

We went for bottomless brunch on a Sunday, the staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was nice although nothing special but the bottomless brunch was a bit disappointing. It was £17 (just for the drinks- food is ordered separately) and we only ended up having 4 mimosas each in 2 hours. Every time we wanted a drink we had to ask a staff member whereas at other brunches they walk round and make sure your glass is never less than half full.

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3.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Food was great, building and location of the place was great.
Service wasn’t the best, we arrived early so was told to get a drink at the bar. They then forgot about us so we had to go ask about our table, past our reservation. drinks service was slow had to ask at least two people for a drink. However when the evening shift came in things changed and staff was very helpful and friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 16 July 2018

Blues Kitchen Shoreditch is AMAZING!
You have to try the beef rib!

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Fantastic food, including vegan options. Live music and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2018

We have had a realy nice get-together and food was delicious. Atmosphere there is realy cool, stuff super friendly. Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Loved it! It was my first time and I met a friend who had never been before. We loved it. Great tunes, vibes and service. Will definitely be back! X

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

This is a great restaurant, it has a really nice atmosphere we waited a bit for our main course but they were very apologetic and gave us a free dessert! The food was amazing really fresh and well made the flavours were brilliant. I would highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Disappointed. Came recommend by colleagues for good food and good atmosphere. Definitely busy but not so busy that the service would be affected by it. Food came quickly but it was tepid. I think it had been sitting waiting for an order (not made to order). Fries were almost cold for example. How is that possible? Towards the end of the meal there was live music which I hadn’t expected. Basically rendered normal conversation impossible, so instead of ordering another drink we agreed it would be better to leave. All in all, a pretty disappointing first impression of Blues Kitchen. Maybe I should have done more research...service was an issue though. Staff seemed almost disinterested.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Absolutely love this place. I would highly recommend this. I've been to this place several times and it never fails to welcome me or my friends/dates. The food and drinks are exceptional!

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Friendly service, food was delicious and great value for money - especially the wings and things!

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4.0Dined on 10 July 2018

All good, thanks. Very nice meat, well dressed. I will gp again!

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

The food was so rich, the pork ribs and the brisket were so succulent and tender. The Mac &Cheese was sensational and I won’t even get started on the cornbread! The service was fast as the servers were just as good as the food! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Group of 11 people enjoyed the bottomless brunch. Amazing atmosphere and staff were all incredible and friendly. Food was delicious and great value for money.

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1.0Dined on 4 July 2018

We were sat almost an hour late and then drinks came slower than the food...

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