The Rum Kitchen - Kingly Court

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563 reviews
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Caribbean
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Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean inspired beach shack restaurant and cocktail bar. We currently have two sites, one nestled in the heart of Soho & the other in Notting Hill.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Caribbean
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 12PM - Midnight
Fri - Sat: 12PM - 12:30AM
Sun: 12PM - 11PM
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020 7920 6479
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross Street
1st Floor, Kingly Court
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Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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A
London
45 reviews
Reviewed on 6 January 2019
Overall 3food service ambience

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

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EK
London
29 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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IF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great little venue

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Was here on Saturday night Good food and great music

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NK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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...

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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AM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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p
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 !!

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
28 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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,....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service overall we were waiting for our food for an hour and when it arrived it was underwhelming. The staff were all over the place mixing up customer orders.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time - although I booked the guy offered me another table which was kind of him. Service and food were as good I imagined them to be. Live DJ was awesome

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really surprised when I found the restaurant, it was so different, the atmosphere was great. It a really funky, chilled gem. Definitely worth a visit.

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p
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Superb. Service is slow but food, music and ambience make up for it!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Actually a nice place at a central location. However, the food is only snack level our cocktails were tasteless.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the cocktails, the food was delicious and portions were too big for either of us to finish! The atmosphere is great, there's a real buzz to the place. It's not the place for a quiet candle lit date, but for a have a few drinks and a laugh sort of date it's perfect.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Booked a meal here Saturday evening not impressed .We ordered a drink whilst waiting for our table, soon got seated but waited ages for a glass for my wifes drink after asking 3 times then ages for our order to be to come,the starters then arrived same time as mains .Some food was not as stated on menu and rice was cold not very good at all and certainly not worth the money.

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S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great place to eat, just a shame the lady who served me had an attitude problem. Made my partner and I feel very unwelcome. Also took 30 minutes before we could order a drink.. that was after I had to go and get someone to make an order. Then that took another 10 minutes to arrive!
We drove over an hour to come and eat here, the food was wonderful. Just a great shame about the service we recieved from the grumpy young lady.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Second time here. The food is delicious. Authentic curry mutton.
Buzzing ambience.
Service very prompt initially but unfortunately when we most needed it to be quick, it was very slow. We ordered a last drink with the bill. The bill came immediately but we waited 25 minutes for the drinks which then meant we had to rush them as we were going on somewhere else after.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had to return our food twice as rice was cold. Starters came at the same time as mains. Drinks took ages to arrive. Not impressed with the service . Was told the manager would come speak to us still waiting!!!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The food was disappointing, a lot of the meat was tough and grisly. Two of our meals were forgotten meaning two of the diners had to wait while others ate until their food came.
The drinks were all lovely, although slightly overpriced in some places.
The staff were friendly.

I would recommend Rum Kitchen for a casual lunch and drinks.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Drinks: Two drinks were ordered at 7:00pm, and only got served at 8:10pm. During that time, three waiters had said they would check on the order, while the manager said the drink would be on the house because of the long wait. The bill came and we were still charged for the drinks. We informed the staff of error, and he said he would fix that. Bill came back with the drinks still charged. We gave up and simply paid and left. Also, our drinks (not happy hour drinks by the way) were disappointing.

Food: Breast cut of the jerk chicken was incredibly dry and tough. The thigh cut was alright, but neither was close in terms of quality to the stuff you find around Brixton or anywhere else with decent jerk. Starters were tasty.

Service: First off, the staff were polite and friendly. However, they seemed inexperienced, had a short memory, and was likely understaffed anyway.

Value: I'm a RK member and had 50% off the bill, which is the only reason why two stars were given for "value" rather than just one.

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NH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Firstly, let me say the food was lovely and the cocktails were great!

That is about all I can say was good at The Rum Kitchen. We arrived 15 mins early and we asked to wait at the bar, yet three walk in parties were seated immediately. Then 10minutes past our booking, we were finally seated but only because I asked if our table was ready. When we thanked the lady for seating us, we received a curt "yep". Then when the waitress came to take our order, she didn't write it down and low and behold our order was wrong! We asked for water and never received any. When I asked for the bill, we waited 30 minutes before finally flagging someone down to get it for us (the lady I initially asked had gone on her break). When we recieved the bill, it had the items that we had ordered but never received on there and I had to ask for them to be removed.

Overall, bad attitudes of 3 staff members (including the lady who appeared to be the manager in charge) and will not be returning, despite how good the food was.

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