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The Rum Kitchen - Kingly Court

4.3
4.3
569 Reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean

Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean inspired beach shack restaurant and cocktail bar. We currently have three sites, one nestled in the heart of Soho, another in the set up in Brixton and our newest site in Shoreditch.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    020 7920 6479

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Soho

  • Cross Street

    1st Floor, Kingly Court

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Circus Underground Central line or Piccadilly line. Head towards Carnaby street and experience the home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, including many independent fashion boutiques. Slip into Kingly court and become more carnival on the 1st Floor at The Rum Kitchen!We'll see you soon!RK Love!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Bits + Bobs

  • Island Spiced Fried Squid£7.00

    w/ ginger and lime aioli

    • Roti Pizza

      w/ jerk chicken, sweet potato mash, jerk BBQ sauce, allspice pickled onions and coriander

      • Half£6.00
      • Whole£11.00
    • Jerk Wings£7.00

      w/ jerk BBQ sauce, crispy shallots and pickled chillis

      • Sweetcorn Fritters£5.50

        w/ spicy mango and lime sauce

        Jerk

        pick your heat - regular or hot!! gravy

        • Jerk Bowl

          boneless thighs w/ rice & peas, slaw, watermelon, pineapple & jerk gravy

          • 3 Piece£9.50
          • 5 Piece£13.50
        • Pork Belly Ribs£10.00

          w/ coconut flakes, crispy onions, slaw, pineapple, watermelon, jerk gravy, rice and peas

          • Proper Jerk£12.50

            two chopped legs w/ rice & peas, slaw, watermelon, pineapple & jerk gravy

            • Chicken Supreme£13.50

              chicken breast cooked on the bone w/ sweet potato mash, callaloo & jerk gravy

              Plates

              • Rainbow Salad£8.00

                w/ exotic fruits, toasted coconut flakes & lime vinaigrette

                • Red Snapper£15.00

                  Grilled red snapper fillet with spiced plantain, mango salsa, roasted green chilli and sriracha

                  • Cauliflower Curry£9.00

                    coconut, sweet potato, pumpkin, cauliflower curry w/ pomegranate, toasted coconut flakes and rice & peas

                    • Curry Mutton£13.50

                      slow braised curry mutton with chargrilled roti, coconut and black eye pea rice & chilli yoghurt

                      • Spicy Fried Chicken£11.00

                        scotch bonnet buttermilk fried chicken with spicy lime salt, allspice pickles, house slaw and jerk gravy

                        Buns

                        • Jerk Chicken Burger£9.50

                          jerk chicken thigh topped w/ jerk BBQ sauce, scotch bonnet mayo, lettuce, tomato & toasted brioche bun

                          • Smoked Chilli Cheese Burger£9.50

                            dry aged beef patty, smoked scotch bonnet pickles, smoked cheese, scotch bonnet mayo, charred lettuce and sweet roasted red pepper

                            • Spicy Fried Chicken Burger£9.50

                              buttermilk fried chicken with spicy lime salt, allspice pickles, scotch bonnet mayo, swamp sauce, charred lettuce and tomato

                              • Halloumi Burger£8.50

                                crispy halloumi, chargrilled portobello mushroom, spicy avocado green sauce, scotch bonnet mayo, lettuce, roasted red pepper & toasted brioche

                                Sides

                                • Sweet Potato Fries£4.00

                                  w/ chilli maple syrup

                                  • Skinny Fries£3.50

                                    w/ chilli salt

                                    • Green Chili Mac & Cheese£6.00

                                      w/ crispy shallots

                                      • Callaloo, Spinach & Ackee£4.50

                                        • House Slaw£3.50

                                          • Coconut Rice & Peas£4.00

                                            • Plantain£3.50

                                              w/ bang bang chilli jam

                                              • Roasted Corn£4.50

                                                w/ smoked bacon, spring onion & jerk lime dressing

                                                Last updated: 28 April 2017

                                                What 569 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                4.3
                                                4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.1Food
                                                • 4.1Service
                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                • 4.0Value

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                                                1. F

                                                  Food2food

                                                  London

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  If I could give no stars I would. Rude staff who didn’t make us feel welcome, food was cold and tasteless - had clearly been sitting out as it arrived in 3 minutes, drinks were watered down. Bathroom had overflowing sanitary bins and nearly every soap dispenser was out of soap. Awful awful awful awful.

                                                2. R

                                                  Ruggaz

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  The place is a bit squeezed as they’ve tried to cramp in as many tables as they can I guess to maximise profit which I can’t complain as they managed to accommodate me without booking. Otherwise the service and food was good but the fish I had was a bit bland.

                                                3. MB

                                                  MartinB

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                  overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                  The food, location and ambience were all amazing. The food came quickly but the waitress was very rude and inconsiderate for no reason. There were multiple quippy interactions which culminated in her slamming our drinks on to the table without any reason and spilling a significant portion of them. We received no apology for this. We were also rushed to pay and leave the restaurant after we finished eating.

                                                4. t

                                                  timr

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 September 2021

                                                  overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                  Excellent food and good value for money. Only disappointment was no dessert was offered or coffee to round off the meal

                                                5. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 September 2021

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                  Food and ambience were good. Relaxed atmosphere but the service (while friendly) was very slow.

                                                6. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 29 August 2021

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                  Restaurant and bar were both busy but the service was still good. Drinks were very nice but was let down by the curry goat, lacked flavour and only had 2-3 bits of meat

                                                7. AA

                                                  AnthonyA

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 25 August 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The atmosphere was great and lively food was on point seasoned proper and banging cocktails staff were friendly and helpful would highly recommend for groups and couples great night out

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Hampshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 August 2021

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  Service was slow and we had to prompt them. Not jerk chicken that we know and love - all sweet bbq. Asked for hot sauce and got more sweet bbq. Food ok.

                                                9. T

                                                  Tess

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 August 2021

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  Service was kind of slow but good experience overall

                                                10. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 August 2021

                                                  overall1food1service3ambience5

                                                  Took a long time to get order taken, ordered starters and a main and they were brought to the table all at the same time. The food was not very nice at all. Plantain hard, the goat was tough and chewy, the jackfruit fries has put me off ever eating jackfruit again, the jerk fries were sickly. The fish and jerk chicken with the rice were ok. I think this is more of a drinking place and food is available to soak up the alcohol rather than a restaurant. The staff however were very friendly and accommodating, just a shame the food was not nice and someone made a weird decision to bring all the food at once.

                                                11. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service and food!

                                                12. S

                                                  Shekinah

                                                  Essex

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 2 June 2021

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                  Went to The Rum Kitchen for a catch-up with friends and the vibes in the restaurant were great. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful especially our waitress for the night. Curry goat missed the mark in flavour but the drinks made up for it 10 fold. I would definitely recommend the drinks over the food if coming here, but I would definitely return and try something else on the menu that might be more to my taste.

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 June 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely meal great service and a fantastic view

                                                14. A

                                                  Anon

                                                  London

                                                  54 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  54 reviews

                                                  Reviewed on 6 January 2019

                                                  overall3foodserviceambience

                                                  Very busy restuarant. Food fairly standard. We enjoyed the cocktails.

                                                15. EK

                                                  EdwardK

                                                  London

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  42 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 December 2017

                                                  overall1food5service1ambience2

                                                  They did not have our booking, but found us a table. 45 for server to take our order? The fish arrived raw, the replacement never arrived. The food that did arrive was nice. I think they had issues that evening.

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 December 2017

                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                  Poor service.

                                                17. W

                                                  Whoops

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 8 December 2017

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Night out with friends , had a fantastic night , great cocktails good food and brilliant music played by their live DJ , staff were friendly great atmosphere. Will definitely be back

                                                18. IF

                                                  InterestedFoodie

                                                  London

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 November 2017

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                  As always, the food is great at the Rum Kitchen. The service is consistently slow/disorganised but I take that as just being in line with the island vibes. I come back here time and time again, whether you order the jerk chicken, curry mutton or the red snapper it is always great food which leaves you feeling happy.

                                                19. A

                                                  Asha10

                                                  London

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 October 2017

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                  Food was great! Service by Nevda was brilliant! Music was great but too loud for a Monday early evening- as we were shouting to talk over it. Manager turned it down. Brilliant.

                                                20. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 October 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved it. Good vibes, good drinks and good food. The service was phenomenal

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 October 2017

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  Great little venue

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 October 2017

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  The restaurant closed as I arrived with my mum for her birthday. Apparently there was a fire but I never got no prior warning of the cancellation so was left standing outside the restaurant with no other alternative and a spoilt birthday meal. I have still yet to receive an apology I anything from the restaurant which is a joke

                                                23. LR

                                                  LaurenR

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 October 2017

                                                  overall5food3service4ambience5

                                                  Great vibe in there, I really enjoyed my food. Good priced cocktails.

                                                24. G

                                                  Gill

                                                  Dublin

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 September 2017

                                                  overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                  Was here on Saturday night Good food and great music

                                                25. NK

                                                  NatK

                                                  Yorkshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 26 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had the most lovely night. The atmosphere was great and the food tasted fantastic. The restaurant was very busy especially considering it was a Tuesday night, and this slightly impacted the service. But staff were still very helpful and friendly, and overall we had a fantastic night

                                                26. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  It’s a fun place to eat and enjoy the music. The service was outstanding too

                                                27. TM

                                                  TessaM

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 September 2017

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  Went to the Rum Kitchen for a date. We were immediately shown to seats (though we wouldn't have minded a wait). A live DJ set was played throughout adding more of a community feel to the restaurant. The cocktails were fab, with a variety of options. Portion sizes were money worth. I would have liked a few more vegetarian options.

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 September 2017

                                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                  Terrible service, waited ages for someone to come over to get my order and then had to get up from table few times as there was no staff around. I recon school kids need to be trained a bit more before they being put in front of the house...

                                                29. E

                                                  Emillias

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 22 September 2017

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                  We have visted kingly court a few times before the refurb,our first thought was "this is bigger&brighter,than we sat at our usual spot at the bar andwe felt it kinda lost that cosy feel,the service was good,staff very friendly.recieved our first cocktail(reggaemeister,ldd)tasted as great as they should... but hey whats this,1/4 in a massive crack in the class,ok got that replaced,fine,issues happen.than we had the red snapper,mine was great,good size,tasty,the right amount of everything,my girlfriends on the other hand,was shocking the fish was less than 1/2the size and the quality was terrible,i suggested that it may be the tail end,but i had a bite..honestly,i couldnt even chew it..than we ordered 2 more cocktails,waiter said"no,worrys,ill sort that for you know"....20minutes..nothing..in the end we spoke to the bar staff,and they dealt with it straight away.great.execpt that the waiter didnt even ask if everything is ok,than we couldve asked where the cocktails were..normally we wouldve stayed beyond the happy hour but we felt we had to leave before that,as we do love the rum kitchen and normally the ambiance,the atmosphere we can make ourselves,we can get used to the setting but fir the food and the drink i think theres room for improvement,untill than,it pains us to say that we will be thinking twice before we visit again

                                                30. AM

                                                  AnnieM

                                                  London

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on 18 September 2017

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                  We've visited here a few times and always had a great experience, however on our most recent visit the service was pretty poor. We had to wait ages for drinks (asking on more than one occassion) and the food was not up to it's normal standard. This place is definitely worth visiting but be prepared for long waits.

                                                31. p

                                                  paul

                                                  Buckinghamshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 September 2017

                                                  overall3food5service4ambience3

                                                  Went here after looking at the great reviews. The food was tasty but we were served our starters at the same time as our main dishes. We must be getting old as we found the music way to loud to hold a conversation without shouting. Friendly staff although they forgot to bring our bill after asking for the second time, it looked like the manager had to remind the waiter. Overall although the meal was lovely but the service and the loud music wasn't what we were expecting. Would visit again, maybe not on a Saturday night.

                                                32. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The Best eatingspot In London. Great Vibe, delicious food, lovely staff

                                                33. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 September 2017

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  It is hard to find a decent Caribbean that is not overpriced and actually taste like it's fresh out the Caribbean and not an imitation . Loved it ! Although , some happy hour cocktails were abit shocking , stray away and opt for something more tropical . Enjoy !!

                                                34. m

                                                  megan

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great evening. Food was extremely good, service was amazing and the vibe of the restaurant and bar was cool especially with a live DJ.

                                                35. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  29 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  29 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Second visit here, nice vibe, good food and friendly service again.

                                                36. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic food, the jerk bowl is lovely. Our family thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend.

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 3 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely amazing restaurant. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.

                                                38. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 2 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  It was our first time and we fell in love with the Food, the drinks, the Vibe, the DJ, the Music, the waiters/waitress, the prices,....

                                                39. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 September 2017

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience2

                                                  Music was way TOO loud, we had to practically shout to hear each other. Otherwise tasty food.

                                                40. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 28 August 2017

                                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                  Great place great food subpar service. Waitresses didn't smile, don't attend the table. We asked for the bill, it came late we asked for the card machine, it didn't arrive. So we ended up going to the till ourselves. Next time, we will just walk out thinking you just don't want us to pay for your service.

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                                                The Rum Kitchen - Kingly Court is rated 4.3 stars by 569 OpenTable diners

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                                                Google Map for The Rum Kitchen - Kingly Court

                                                Carnaby Street London, W1B 5PW

                                                • Cross Street

                                                  1st Floor, Kingly Court

                                                • Area

                                                  Soho

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Daily 12:00–23:30

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Caribbean

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Public Transit

                                                  Oxford Circus Underground Central line or Piccadilly line. Head towards Carnaby street and experience the home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, including many independent fashion boutiques. Slip into Kingly court and become more carnival on the 1st Floor at The Rum Kitchen!We'll see you soon!RK Love!

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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