The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

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American
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  • 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!
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KW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service from the lovely waitress was amazing. The only downfall is that we were told by another server after being offered more drinks and desserts which we agreed to, we were told we only had 15 minutes left on our table.

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

A great overall experience! Although service was initially pretty slow, the food was brought out rapidly and was absolutely amazing! We both had the brisket burgers which were unbelievable and so full of flavour and perfectly cooked! The staff would come around topping up the (unlimited) Prosecco fairly often and I don’t think my glass was ever empty for longer than 3 mins! An overall worthwhile experience and would definitely recommend!

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

Had a nice time although very noisy my food was good expensive for a salad thought that it would of been bigger, fish burger over cooked the breakfast very good

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, really friendly service, delicious food and great value for money! Can’t wait to go back!

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

The ambiance was perfect with live music. Although, we waited an hour to have our drinks served ! And the food wasn't exceptional. I'll come back definitely because the music was amazing.

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

Great restaurant, fantastic location and the Jumbo Ribs were OUTSTANDING!

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CS
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVE this place. Came here for a date on a Wednesday. Amazing food and drinks, great service. We booked a table for 8.30 but weren’t seated until 9 as it was so busy. Possibly the tiniest bit too dark, but I think that helped cover the fact I had buffalo wing sauce around my face!!

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OT
London
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been visiting the Blues kitchen since day one. I always have a good meal and good fun here - the service is always outstanding. I always leave very satisfied - will be coming back :)

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and amazing staff. Thank you for your hospitality!

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GC
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

'Wings and things to share' was more than enough for two people. Meat was generally decent. Highlights were the sze chuan wings. Servers and bartenders were good too. However, the Singapore Sling was disappointing; it tasted flat without proper blending, and the cherry liquor was too strong. As a whole, I would recommend this place for the food, service and vibe, but not for the cocktails.

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EZ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hiccup with music. Live music was not too live after 1200. Stunning service by Miguel!

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FW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely epic evening here! We’re both in our 50’s and although there is a young vibe we didn’t feel out of place. The food was delicious, the service was excellent! Thank you Miguel! The live bands were brilliant. We will definitely be back, just wish it was a bit closer to home!

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SQ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food and drinks were really good. Great venue. My only criticism is we kept on being asked to move at least three times ! Which was mildly irritating.
For a Saturday evening , ordering drinks at the bar was great , we got served straightaway, no waiting around. We would definitely come again!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and amazing food & bottomless drinks!

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MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Blues Kitchen this gone weekend, the food was delicious and we went for the bottomless prosecco, which was topped up very well by all waiters. Unfortunately I didn't get the name of my waitress but she brought brilliant vibe to our afternoon and was there whenever we needed. I liked we was at no point rushed to finish and get moved away from our table.

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K
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, server was great, shame we had to wait 40mins for the birthday cake we had provided to be brought to us adter the first time we asked and during which time we were told we only had 15minutes until they needed us to leave.

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience all along, with good cocktails for a starter, tasty and hearty mains, and fun after dinner dancing to the band’s live music. The service was great as well. Definitely recommended for a night out with friends or a date.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Excellent service and food in a wonderful setting. Good for small gatherings or large parties.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome spot in a great location. We had the wings and things which was amazing. Best buffalo wings in the UK!

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JI
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alice who served us was very friendly, cooperative and approachable throughout my birthday meal, everyone was very happy with Alice being our server and we will happily come back again.

Also thank you all for the birthday card, it was a lovely touch, sadly I was too tipsy and I forgot it!

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CB
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, though would have appreciated just a few more healthier options. Love this place tho, will certainly come back!

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We wanted a laidback cool place to meet with friends. One of the group is vegan as well so wanted options. This was the perfect place. Food was good and very attentive service.

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AR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was very friendly and helpful! First week, but really attentive and nicely chatty!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, from the food to the service to the atmosphere- would highly recommend!!

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LC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good barbecue, proper brisket, and my friend's jambalaya was good too. Try the smoked ox cheek nuggets (with chipotle sauce). The music was good, and the live music started later ... it was a couple guys playing ... well, blues. I didn't get their name, unfortunately, they were really good. We had a great evening, and the place itself is really interesting, with the old-style tile decoration. I'm going back.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was really good. I've been at BK a few times and the environment is always great, great staff!
My main disappointment was really with the lobster dish, which has been substantially reduced in size (and price kept the same!), frustrating the surprise I had planned to my guests.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Out celebrating with partner. Perfect location to unwind and enjoy some great food.

The buffalo wings are amazing - best I've found in the UK, and the fries are delicious - unique flavour so even that pulls it out of just being a regular american dining experience.

The vibe in the restaurant is "buzzy". All the hosts are dressed informally and have an attentive but relaxed service attitude, making you feel comfortable and not like you're being rushed out the door for the next booking. Would not recommend if you're wanting a fast meal though - it's definitely geared up to allow you to experience everything The Blues Kitchen has to offer.

Will definitely be going back again, whether its for drinks before a night out or for another meal!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The customer service team are simply amazing! Nothing but a warm welcome and great understanding. I celebrated my 21st birthday here and they had done everything possible to make it a memorable day!

Thamila the floor manager was amazing. Words cannot stress how perfect she made my day!

Enjoy x

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HS
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Been it before a few times and normally great. This time though questionable. One of the group ordered Lobster which is £30. The lobster came and their was literally no meat in the shell! They agreed and offered to make another, but there was a risk of the second one being the same. Food was ok. I think it's better for the live bands and atmosphere, maybe a little food. But not a meal as it will be expensive with the drinks which I think are a little over priced. Service was exceptional however, really good team and our waitress was just amazing. Kudos to her.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very tentative. We had Sophie serving us and for dinner and she was very friendly. Helped me choose a cocktail which was delicious! Food came very quickly and tasted yummy. Great atmosphere, will definitely visit again soon!

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MA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to see the Squid back on the menu! The spinach and cheese dip was also very nice, had the fish burger for main (2 for 1 which never hurts!). As always, love the food and cocktails! Blues Kitchen remains one of my fave places to eat! Hoping to be back soon!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for brunch, loved the food! Highly recommend.

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ZF
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are so lovely and friendly ! Such a great atmosphere ! The only downside was that we missed the bottomless brunch but that was due to my timings ! Overall great experience I will be back 🙂

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious Food and Amazing Customer Service

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A
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to come here a lot but lately it seems like the menu is getting smaller and not the same quality and variety of food that it used to be. The coleslaw wasn't very good and no burger of the month anymore and not much to choose from in terms of meat and bbq dishes.

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BD
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good. Very good selection of wiskey. They could introduce more selection of single malt.

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AR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as always!

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CL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutly FANTASTIC bar and restaurant!! The staff are so kind, funny and unbelievable helpful. The food is amazing and the music and atmosphere really make the night. And don't even get me started on the cocktail menu...heaven! Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

When I booked I wanted to see the Band for that night and eat as well. I didn't know I had to sit in very uncomfortable stools with no backs and only be allowed to eat bar food away from the main restaurant. I wanted to be able to have a good meal in comfortable chairs and listen to the group. Very misleading.

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NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue with reasonably priced food and drink served promptly. Loved the music Will definitely go back.

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