The Blues Kitchen - Shoreditch

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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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2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a good time here, food was good and service also. Lovely sitting area at the bar and at tables too and nice for a date. Very nice looking restaurant/bar and had great service from Andy.

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F
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good food, and this was on a Monday in January (relatively quiet). It did leave me wondering how much better this place is when there is live music!

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MN
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked here for my father’s 60th birthday on a Monday. The service was amazing! The food, the drinks the service and the music. He was dead chuffed getting treated to a night out. He was grinning ear to ear all night, the atmosphere and the style of this place really makes you feel like you’re somewhere else

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r
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved the food the service and the feel of the place, my date loved it. so brownie points for me.

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ND
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrendous in every single way possible, I have wrote to Head Office about how disgusted we were about our service from one floor manager in particular

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E
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here for bottomless brunch, food was amazing as was the service. Drinks were constantly topped up by staff, definitely worth visiting!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place!!! Good food,amazing atmosphere.Will definitely go back

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CB
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food so delicious, great atmosphere and not that expensive

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PN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and ambience with staff being very accommodating and friendly.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm happy I booked it for my birthday! Amazing /and patient/ service

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RM
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening had for our anniversary, staff were on point great service food was amazing and we allways love the vibe!

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CG
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was lovely. Would definitely return- thanks!

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

too noisy for a dinner and cold food
It's a shame to have a so good live music place with poor restauration

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E
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere but the food was a real let down. Advertised as fresh lobster in the window, yet our seafood platter was all frozen produce and still thawing in parts!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good and not overly-expensive.
Extremely noisy.
Service was OK, but it was clear that they wanted us to eat fast! Cocktails just arrived and then the food did too!
Disappointed. We went there for the food and the live music, but left before the music started.

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delisch comfort food. Nice vibrant environment, a little noisy. Fun place. Perfect service. Lovely cocktails.

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue for a night out with friends. Food was good, great selection of drinks and live music fantastic. Can get very loud making conversation tricky at times, even beforethe live music starts. Overall, will be baxk for more!

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and the food was delicious, would highly recommend it. *

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CW
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great late lunch, service was good although they forgot our mains and after waiting an hour we asked what had happened?, their had been a mix up between staff and kitchen. This was quickly rectified and we were given a free round of drinks by very apologetic staff. The food is good and the atmosphere great, we will definitely be back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere for a good price! Love it!

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Blues Kitchen and must say it was a great experience! Authentic feel, great ambience and the food was great! Portions sizes are very generous I don’t think me or my friend finished our meal but we enjoyed it so much! Definitely will be back next time I am in London!! Also the staff were great too!! Very nice and attentive!

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S
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Blues Kitchen Brixton all the way. Loud, waiter had an odour problem.

Food was passable, not as memorable as the BK in Brixton.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibrant restaurant and generally quirky setting. Nice food and interesting menu. Buzzing atmosphere so quite loud. Also came back later for the live music, which was great and the vibe was excellent. Very fun, lots of dancing and nice people.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Was very good, food was good value and good atmosphere. However we got ask to leave our table after an hour and a half, not be able to order pudding. Part of this was due to the main being a bit slow to come... and no compensation was given for having to leave our table early. Also the band that was playing started very late at 11/11:30pm. The website gave the impression that it would be a full night of live band music... which it was definitely not! But I would still recommend it to people wanting one place for dancing eating and drinking.

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere amusing melenials serving, cheerful and food is basic but comforting.
Fun place!

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M
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top night of live music, food, drink, dance! Would recommend.

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LE
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We made a booking with high chairs and we were put on a booth table where the high chairs are much lower than the table so not very practical. Plus the clip on our high chair was broken. Service for the drinks and getting the bill was very slow, and it was quite noisy do hard to hear anyone across the table! Drinks also extortionately expensive - £3 for a bottle of coke! £6.25 for a pint of Big Wave beer! Have been before in the evening for live music which is good but wouldn’t necessary recommend again for a meal

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LO
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Does exactly what is says on the tin. Soul food, great drinks reasonably priced and oustanding live band post meal.

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VL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks and a friendly service what more can you want?

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great. The waiters were really friendly and helpful. Cocktails are strong, literally perfect. And the food is spectacular!

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LD
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun and lively vibe, delicious food, fab music, good friendly service. Loved it.

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RO
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The foods was great, the customer service was also lovely. The only drawback I could say is that the Brisket was quite fatty. This cause one to pick around the meal, not being able onenjoy it’s full potential

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KJ
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A really enjoyable experience - amazing atmosphere and fab food! Expensive but worth it! Definitely would recommend!

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H
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great venue!!! The food is amazing! Top service but some fun staff! I would 100% recommend a visit!

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R
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Door staff are horrible and they Do not answer their phone

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L
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food however the service was very slow. We received the appetisers within the first 20 minutes of ordering but had to then wait over an hour for the mains!

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L
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the service was amazing. We were served by Naladie and Andy who went over and above.
The music was fantastic and a great vibe inside we will definitely be back.

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j
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening here for my boyfriend's birthday. Food was delicious. And cocktails were great.

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l
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A wonderful afternoon brunch. Service was slow, food was well cooked.

12.5% service charge is added, the machine “tip” request was declined! Waiter then mentioned “the service charge is separate to tip”. Woooaaaah. You can have one or the other. Or increase your prices and remove the service charge? Behave!!

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and friendly service as always and absolutely amazing food and cocktails....the Lychee Martini is my particular fave!!!

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