The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

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£25 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night good food and service. Packed on Friday night so best to book

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I normally really enjoy coming here but the last service that I had was really disappointing. The drinks were poor, the service staff were not attentive and the food was sub par. It's a shame really.

r
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! This was my first time going to Blues Kitchen but this was the only place everyone in our 7-people group agreed on. The food and service were so amazing that I went back the next evening with another friend. The service was outstanding, our waiter went above and beyond to make our work night enjoyable!

CG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Listen great service and food very good, came out quickly. Noise level with everyone competing to be heard almost unbearable. A drinking establishment and certainly not a music venue. For the aficionados of good blues music to HEAR do not go NEAR.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going & honestly the service was absolutely outstanding, the girl that served us ensured that the experience was great & she was undeniably the best. I had a few doubts at first because of some weird reviews but it definitely lived up to what I expected. I went for a birthday and the £5 deal on cocktails every Wednesday definitely made it worth my time.

Will be coming back many more times. Thank you very much

JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here quite regularly and it's always great. Cocktails are amazing, food is outstanding, service is always fantastic. Had the buffalo cauliflower for the first time on this visit and it blew our minds! Also must say our waiter Steven was absolutely outstanding, checking up on us regularly, didn't forget a single thing and was very polite and helpful!

PD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It’s an great place to enjoy great food and some drinks. The atmosphere is nice and enjoyable.
The only down side of my experience was that the waitress was pretty inconvenient asking me a few times if I’d like to order more food that I already had . All the time he was coming to ask if I wanted to order something also after order a huge Texas tray and four beers. It was very inconvenient since I was with my fiancé and we were always interrupted by this guy. Definitely he needs some training or if the problem is to stay for longer than the booking just explain and move ya to other place, simple.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Monday night rib night.. £10 for a stack of ribs, was too much for one person to finish. Food was awesome but very heavy and sickly. Food came out very quick, waiter could have done with a little more training. Wasn’t aware of the details of the rib night, asked what we wanted for desert without ever giving us the pudding menu.
Overall good though
Recommend the mac and cheese, it will change your life

MN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place, music could have been louder but good food and service

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Table wasn’t ready when we arrived, was directed to the bar but no staff member came to find us when the table was ready, just had to head back to the check in desk and ask ourselves. Despite our wait we were asked to vacate our table promptly at the end of our allotted time.
Food was great, but I’ve dined here before and the old menu had more choice and larger portions so was disappointing to see it had changed. Great atmosphere and good food though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was very welcoming !

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our first date there and went for Valentines. Really nice, great starters!

KS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing
Great service
We always come back :)

MJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My second visit and probably my last. Grumpy staff, flat prosecco and brisket served as a big fatty slab.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food as always. However we were late getting our table and then rushed off at the end before my husband had even finished his coffee. A shame as this spoilt the experience some what. Usually our fave spot in shorditch.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great, just a shame when we sat down and our waiter was pouring us some tap water for the table, he dropped a glass of icy water over my dads lap. it was an accident but he sat through the meal with wet jeans and was only given a shot for each of us 3 at the table to say sorry

food was epic though :) very loud but we knew it would be

SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff very friendly and our bottomless brunch drinks were always topped up quickly. My food was nice,not very hot though. It's a great place,very lively and colourful decor.

DH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Blues Kitchen didn't disappoint! Amazing food. Amazing music. Amazing staff and service but unfortunately this time there was one down side. The girl i decided to take there was a miserable rude ignorant disrespectful wet fish so just proving I am great at picking amazing restaurant but not so good at picking decent girls 🤣🤣🤣🤣

F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Spent friday night here to celebrate two birthdays. If eating fast and dancing with indigestion is your thing, then try this place as the food and music is good. However, we won't be returning unless they change their approach. This is why... We arrived on time for our booking. We mostly had good service from the server allocated to our table and were able to order in an appropriately timely manner. We ordered cocktails and three courses. The food was nice and enjoyed by all. However, we were rushed to finish our meal. Before dessert had even arrived we were asked by a different guy to settle our bill as they wanted the table back. Our two friends birthdays were not even acknowledged by the venue (though this was mentioned at the time of booking). Yet guests at another table were given a birthday 'treat'. Instead the guy repeatedly returned pressuring us to settle the bill. So once we had eaten dessert, using the total on the bill he gave us we split the bill. Once everyone had paid, our server went off to process it. She then returned with an outstanding balance. Turns out the bill the guy had given us wasn't the final bill as it hadn't included all our drinks. This was most frustrating, and clearly a result of his impatience. We were not even apologised to, and I was stuck having to pay the large balance which ruined the night for me. We all ended up leaving early as nobody was in the mood to enjoy the live music after that. This venue has so much potential to be a great place for a good night out, but they really need to rethink their approach and re-focus their efforts on ensuring patrons have a good time rather than focussing on turnover and lining their fat pockets!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place! Amazing food, music and service

PG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic venue , service and food. Really enjoyed the experience and would go again!

One moan, service charge is included but you are asked if you want to add a tip when paying by card! Why? If you are daft enough (like me) not to do a forensic check of the bill then you pay twice. Oh well, 20% tip lol

AA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try it yourself! Words don’t do justice. Food was amazing. Drinks we’re fantastic. Dessert was mouth watering

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing environment! The food and the band were great
See you next time guys!!!

SL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal very much but was very rushed, as we were told we had to get off the table only to walk past less than an hour later to see it empty. We also left early as there were way too many bodies, tried to watch the live band who were brilliant but had to push through then was continually pushed and shoved as we couldn't move so decided to call it a night which was a shame as it's a lovely place but was just too crowded for us and was only 11.30, way too early!

JU
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place, Stunning architecture, Blues music, tasty food, excellent beer...

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Waiter was exceptional considering how chaotic it was. Good food and well priced. Was way too loud and busy when getting into the restaraunt and to the loos - like a night club. There was a Lack of respect in the restaruant areas - it felt like eating in the middle of a club so would not go back

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but burger could've used a little seasoning. The place is loud but the restaurant was full and music was playing in the background so that was expected. Service was very good, thank you to our waiter Valencio.

TR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere food was awesome service superb and will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very enjoyable birthday meAl with my family.

RC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place enjoyed my
Self food was very tasty just wasn’t keen on the macoroni
It was quite bland

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gospel Choir brunch - amazing music and atmosphere. Great food too!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Great place and good music but the staff are very annoying.
Constantly coming to the table and pushy.
Food was ok but would not eat there again just go for drinks.
Good atmosphere and reasonable prices just to many waiters and waitresses pestering you all the time.

OT
1 review