Dirty Bones Kensington

4.3
28 reviews
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Welcome to Dirty Bones, serving up NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails to a carefully curated playlist of old-school hip hop, funk and soul.

With locations across London in Kensington, Carnaby, Shoreditch and Soho, each house showcases creative comfort food dishes with a twist – think Chicken & Waffles, Cheeseburger Dumplings and BBQ Beef Short Rib – alongside playful cocktails and a cure-all boozy brunch menu on weekends.

Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
What 28 People Are Saying
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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place, if you haven’t eaten fried chicken for a long time. Go eat it here, outstanding

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OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with amazing food. You have to try lamb fries when you’re here. I would return again and again. Atmosphere is lovely and service is perfect. Perfect for a date night, friends get together or a quick meal

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would most definitely recommend dirty bones. The food was amazing with large portions. The ambience was relaxed and welcoming. I will be returning with friends and family.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good, great service and the best chicken burger I've ever had. So crispy!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fab food and atmosphere made for a great night with live music thrown in !

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YK
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!! thank you for the perfect night out!!

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AH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great no nonsense food. Great atmosphere. Fab evening.

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BK
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Read reviews very good so though I’d give it a try
Enjoyed the evening
Nice waitress very patient and suggestions for food and dessert!
Would defo eat there again

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AV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! The skirt steak was so delicious and my sister loved the chicken tacos so much that she got a second order!

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MJ
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Dirty Bones is a great restaurant, with an eclectic urban atmosphere and fantastic food. We had the buttermilk fried chicken; and chicken and waffles with maple syrup. The chicken was extra crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The prices were fair and the service was very good. My only complaint would be it was a bit dark, more so than the usual dim restaurant, which made reading the menu a bit difficult. I will definitely be returning for another visit.

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AC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab food and atmosphere! Delicious cocktail (key lime pie) Would highly recommend a visit!!

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience over all was excellent. The waiting staff were brilliant and helpful. However the restaurant did seem closed when we arrived, the shutter was part closed at the front and the door closed. Other than this we couldn’t fault our evening!

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b
London
71 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at Dirty Bones and we really enjoyed it. Funky music provides an upbeat background. Great service. The dining areas and bars are very well designed, feels cosy and rustic. Food was nice, we were all happy (three generations of us). Should be fun late night as the place really lends itself for a lively music filled night

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N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great! Food is delicious.. I got the Vegan Mac Daddy and I’m still craving it now!

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ED
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, cocktails amazing. The atmosphere was fantastic and the service was really good. And the price is good. Loved it and I would recommend this place 😁

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R
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I live this place for the atmosphere and the music , the speaker where we sat was not working or turned on so we could not hear the music. Not hearing the music changed the experience

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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place on IG before visiting London for 4 days. So happy I was able to head there before I left for Paris the next morning. Its a chill vibe, great service and absolutely delicious food <3

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A really good restaurant, really liked the atmosphere and ambience of this place. The food was good, I ordered a half pile of chicken which was tender, moist and juicy, Mac n cheese and skinny fries. My boyfriend had the burger which had a shot of espresso in the sauce - we both found this strange to taste and did not like this. The service was adequate, it was fairly quiet but service was prompt. Slightly overpriced but overall a good experience.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Our chicken was raw TWICE. And I mean properly raw, not just a bit pink. The service was exceptional and waitress did her best to rectify the situation. She kindly took the chicken off our bill. However, there were three of us, and after the chicken was removed from our bill, we had two drinks each, a starter of gyoza, sides of cauliflower and mac n cheese and the bill was still over £90... it’s seems a lot for 2 drinks and a couple of sides when the restaurant’s ‘specialty’ dish wasn’t even done to minimum food hygiene standards...

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food looks better than it taste. Cool place to visit and have a drink.

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KB
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my already high expectations. Great food and service!

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab atmosphere, Great tunes, amazing food and very chilled. Will defo be back.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love short ribs and truffle fries!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is extremely good, the manager of that day was very nice and patient, gave good advice for the food and make us feel very welcome and comfortable. it was a birthday dinner, we had such a good time, enjoyed every bit of it.

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Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only thin I didn't care for was that the server asked if we wanted water, we said yes.... not realizing he was adding bottled water to our bill...when the restaurant serves tap water for free

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with family, the fish tacos were delicious and had lots of lovely cocktails.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service: food and drink took a while to reach us but the stuff was very polite and very professional we liked them enough to be patient.

Food: was nice needed some pepper on the mac and cheese but overall it was good. Wasn't keen on the taste of the Key Lime Pie cocktail but it looked awesome.

Music was loud but thank goodness the Dj was blasting some good music.

Will be going back for sure!

Thanks again!

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