The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

4.4
1105 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
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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Not ever had a bad experience here. Absolutely love this place x

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LR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How have I not been here before! Soooo much fun! Good, cocktails and service were all excellent and the music was just fab! Danced all night until closing! Love, love, love this place!

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TD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at reasonable prices for London and the service was exceptional from a very enthusiastic and friendly waiting team that were always on hand to help and kept everyone well watered and fed. Great vibe in a very cool building - worth a night out for anyone!

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kudos to the manager he went way and beyond to accommodate our group. Thank so much

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love it ! The food was really good.. The Service was also very good.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Ox cheek nuggets are a must we loved every second of it!! Defo will be back made this birthday extra special

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fab - u - lous!!
Great atmosphere, in a unique setting - always a pleasure!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, great service and atmosphere. Live music spot on. The veggie platter for sharing was great! Would recommend booking in advance as it fills up very quickly.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I adore this restaurant so much, however I would suggest not going to it in its early lunch time, as it felt like their “B-team” was working, as the food wasn’t as great as it normally is.

Dinner however is amazing, and so are their cocktails.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music, tasty food (especially the ribs), prompt and helpful service with lots of ambience. Definitively worth a visit. Reservation during weekends is recommended. Due to license constraints kids are only allowed until 8pm.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible restaurant. The service was poor, and the staff are very unhygienic. They had climbed onto where we were eating to close the blind, and told us to move. All ustensils and cups were filthy and I had to clean it myself before eating. The value for food is bad and everything literally tastes the same - potion sizes are very small. I had ordered and the waiter forgot some of the order so some people had no food on the table for ages. Do not go if you want to enjoy your night. Worst service ever

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T
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went on a Saturday night was not expecting it to be so packed! We usually go to Brixton which is much calmer. Seating was nice and we were seated on time. Drinks were expensive £17 for a vodka and a whiskey. Food was ok but burger was dry. Mac N cheese and burnt ends n brisket was the best part. Live music good. Asked for mayonnaise and nobody came with any, it’s so loud it’s hard to get waiter attention. Would prob prefer this midweek.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fab music, great cocktails, lovely food, staff were very friendly, definitely make a return visit.😁

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff.. good food a little pricey very loud as it is a big venue but enjoyable

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've visited the Shoreditch branch of The Blues Kitchen on several occasions and I'm never disappointed. Quick service, excellent food and a great place to catch up with friends, you really can't go wrong. Although it can get a little loud at times, it's all part of the vibrant ambience so very little complaints. I recently visited for brunch with my boyfriend who had never been before and we both loved it. Our server was very attentive and was constantly topping our prosecco glasses up immediately after seeing they were low. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good service, bottomless prosecco/cocktails were regularly topped up (meaning you have no clue how much you have had - which isn’t a bad thing..!) food choice was varied and really tasty.

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Vibrant atmosphere, good music, really good table service, only let down by mediocre food.

I had the squid - more like damp squib
Brisket and burnt ends - my 1 slice of brisket looked a bit lost on the plate. Not sure if they were running out as I'm sure I've had served up more than 1 slice on previous visits.
Overall - had a good time and would return - at least 2 slices please in future!!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was alright

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ER
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly a sensational place. Such good funk music, great vibe, decor on point, service wonderful, never had a bad time here. Food isn’t AMAZING but it’s bloody good

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Freaking amazing, we loved it. The burgers where the best!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends to have lunch good setting, very good service, food was good avocado on toast and crab cakes very good, and we had bottomless brunch, people very friendly and good background music would definitely go again

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C
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab service for my sisters 30th birthday staff went above and beyond and bought out a dessert which was delicious Oreo doughnuts with candles the food was really nice. Had a fab night with a great live band and a good atmosphere.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fab evening, the staff were wonderful, the music was great and the food was amazing. No faults at all.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious dinner and excellent evening out! The Blues has become a favourite of ours for two years now.

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HB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lively venue for a friend get-together! Live music and great atmosphere. Food delicious.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Had a very bad experience on my first visit to this branch of Blues Kitchen.(However fortunately the evening was adjusted massively by the intervention of the Manager ( Fazid) ; who made us both feel a bit better by the time we left but that experience will remain with us forever.

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IN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing live music. I love this place. Pork ribs delicious. We came for dinner and stayed late. Its very nice that you can have dinner and drinks/live music/ dancing all at one place, with out moving around. Amazing Friday night.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Terrible quality food laced with outrageous quantities of sugar.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have visited before and is a fantastic place to meet friends for weekend brunch. Staff are always friendly and fast with incredible service. Would highly recommend.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service! Joni was great ! Very hospitable! Drinks too expensive!

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Regular here and food and atmosphere always great! Service was w bit slowe than the norm... staff hadn’t had their tequilas yet haha! But all the same it didn’t matter— great place to come for a night out if your not a “clubber” like me

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CA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had great food & a great night, entertainment was really good! Very lively!

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EB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

VERY slow service.
our food arrived before our drinks.
£7.31 for service charge was overkill!

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved the soul music playing in the background it had such a great atmosphere! Food was really tasty, we had two burgers, cornbread and deep fried Oreo donuts for dessert... would definitely return

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AO
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Had a terrible service experience before when I booked this venue for a Christmas party for work. It was so bad I received a voucher for £50 which I decided to use for a second visit, not expecting the same experience twice. Things started off well but after our mains were served the service seemed to vanish. It wasn’t busy at all for a Sunday afternoon. Flagged down one of the waiters eventually to get the bill. He then vanished with our voucher and we then spent the next 40 minutes trying to get the bill from various other waiters who disappeared. If we walked out no one would have noticed. We approached the girl on the front door and told her the situation. She called the manager over who then took care of the bill but put service charge on. I then had to ask for the hefty service charge to be taken off. All in all it took an hour to sort out the bill in a very quiet restaurant, with about 8 waiters walking around rather gormlessly. It’s my last visit to this Blues Kitchen. It’s awful.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We booked the blues due to us having been before, this was a very special 21 st surprise for our daughters best friend , we travelled 4hours to come here from Cleethorpes , The atmosphere was great but the service and food was appalling, I don’t no what has changed since last November but it was awful . We ordered 2 big platter sides 2 mains with sides drinks , the meals were bland , cold and very uninviting in appearance. We challenged this only to get no replacement , the corn was cooked cold and tastes powdery we left it our mains the chicken was cold greasy undercooked and had pink flesh, the bean burger was crumbed and I was gluten free which I stressed , allergic to cheese and dairy , I had no offer to replace anything so. I left it? The lobster was so small with next to no meat at all and the meat plater was so spicy they actually couldn’t tolerate it! We told them it was a special 21 st and nothing was offered or no mention or fuss etc safe to say we were made to pay a lot no discount ? The food was so bad most of all was left on our plates for over £150 it was appalling ! We also challenged a service charge that was added still !

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a
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always brilliant here you can't go wrong with it

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RH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunches ever!!!! Sweet place awesome staff tasty food too much mimosas INCREDIBLE VALUE ;) ohh noooo

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!

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