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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MS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Monday night £10 ribs is amazing value. Great service as well

CK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a waitress who unfortunately I didn’t get the name of, she was rude, unprofessional and argumentative.

we left the table to go to the bar as we had been waiting for a while to order some more drinks to the table (she had told us herself needed to wait) and she came storming over to say we hadn’t paid, I said we wouldn’t have left without doing so and we were just getting a drink from the bar. I asked her whether she could bring the bill over, she told me I needed to come with her immediately.

She persisted, then got the manager who kindly bought the bill over to us. As we were paying she was continually telling us that we should have paid and that it was unacceptable, the manager had to ask her to calm down.

Completely unprofessional, worst customer service I’ve ever received

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Enthusiastic friendly staff. Courteous service. Fantastic vibe. Great atmosphere. Great music. Amazing decor. Good food and the best cocktails.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great for bottomless brunch, we had a slight wait for our table but staff kept us informed and our glasses filled during bottomless brunch!!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST TIME. Our server was amazing. And the food was great. Nice ambience.

C
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The manager was so rude, he kept coming to the table to tell us to order and hurry because someone was coming in 2 hrs!!! And then no one did! Dreadful dreadful service

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely venue and staff. However if have booked a birthday booking make sure you tell the staff asyou arrive as it is forgotten and not checked on arrival

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great music great service great food would definitely be going back

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere, friendly staff. Great value ribs deal on Mondays

SK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a vivid ambiance :) Food is very comfort food style which is always a good idea, and the service is really neat ✨ On a Friday night it’s very busy and noisy but on a Sunday it is very relaxed. Don’t forget to make a reservation on beforehand :)

B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blues Kitchen was fantastic - especially the Gospel Brunch band! They were exceptional. The bassist who played on 08.03.2020 was the best x

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such amazing food at good prices would definitely recommend

L
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Had a late booking (10pm) on a Friday but was still served with grace and didn’t feel rushed. I had asked for the birthday surprise (Oreo donuts with candles) in advance. Unfortunately one of the waiters then approached our table asking if we still wanted it and ruined the surprise for my partner. They did, however, redeem this by giving us complimentary shots! Delicious food. Wonderful live music.

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Decent food and reasonably priced. £5 cocktails on Wednesdays was a big bonus.

S
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, lovely staff and really cool place. Great little choice for a few drinks and decent food - £5 cocktails on Wednesday is super value too!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome venue! The food was not amazing, but still very tasty and good value. Loved the drinks and the live music though. The staff were very attentive, polite and friendly. Overall an awesome place for a casual evening out. I would definitely recommend and will be back soon. Thank you.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Overall the place is good but the food service is often poor. We were seated on a table with still the glasses from previous customers and waited 5 minutes before they were cleared and we were greeted by our waiter. Mind, food is fine but I have been several times and there is always something like this with the service.

LF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I would but for Brixton branch. Drinking cups were dirty and the waiter forgot some of our order had to remind him.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wings in London . Amazing staff, amazing vibe.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early, so we went on the bar to have a drink, i ordered Pisco Sour. Was very disappointed with cocktail.. But its didn't let me down, about restaurant is Friendly and efficient staff. I didn't expect so good food. Ussualy I don't like that type of food but it was amazing! Best slow cooked beef I ever tried:)

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took my family here on Saturdays and we had such a great time! Threat atmosphere. The service was fast and and the food/drinks were all great. Would definitely go back :)

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Even tho it was busy we didn’t wait for anything. Wine in a bottle is dear but the food was spot on. Loved it...

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibes! Had lunch there initially and decided to stay till midnight, all because of the great service/staff, drinks and setting in general. Will be returning and showing off to my friends. Great job guys 👍🏻

S
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food is ok and not too expensive, although the menu is limited. Drinks are expensive. Its gets a bit lively later on when the band comes on (who were very good). Unfortunately my partner and I had our coats stolen so beware of thieves if you don't use the cloakroom. I did phone BK the following morning to ask if the coats had been found and I was told they would look in lost property and let me know. BK haven't called me back.

K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively bar and restaurant with a soulful American vibe. So good for nights out with friends and family. Live music late in the evening and cracking cocktails. I can't recommend The Blues Kitchen enough and I'd definitely come back.

Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Work dinner - great food. The prawns in the salad were huge and really juicy! Yum. Chicken wings a little saltier than usual - they’re usually peng though so will leave them
Off this once

VC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch and nice atmosphere, great gospel music.

FB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very low overall because, although we got to our table on time, we did not start the 2 hour “bottomless”
Until 30 mins after our table reservation. The restaurant WOULD NOT give us out 30 mins we paid for and kicked us off the table with an overly expensive bill.

Do not recommend.

PG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
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 on 20 February 2020
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 on 20 February 2020
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 on 19 February 2020
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 on 18 February 2020
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 on 18 February 2020
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 on 17 February 2020
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!