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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bottomless brunch experience I’ve ever had in London. Solely made by the staff. They were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Absolute credit to the place, they made our day.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were outstanding! We were served by joe and he would do everything to help us. Knew what we needed when we needed. I'm trying to organise more trips with other groups. Mind blowingly good music and atmosphere.

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GE
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. My friend was visiting from out of town and I have previously eaten at the Camden branch and wanted to try a different location and it did not disappoint. The best buffalo chicken wings I've had in London and my friend said it's the best she's had in the UK! I had the buffalo chicken burger which was super tasty and my friend had the fried chicken main. Overall really good value and food.

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B
London
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff are so friendly

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EC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance.

They have live music, which is fantastic as well.

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IJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joe was an outstanding host/waiter.... he was brilliant

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KN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, tasty food and fantastic cocktails

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JN
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service! Awesome burgers, great deal on 2 for 1 on Mondays!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous !
Amazing staff and great ambience - highly recommended ++

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good place, only issue was although a standard table was reserved we ended up on a high table right by the door which made it a pretty nippy event every time the door opened. Great food though and a good night once we moved round to the stage

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Munich
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Place to be!

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been here several times now for dinner and brunch now - although this was my best visit yet.

Food is really good value - go for a couple of platters and appertizers depending on group size - make sure you also try a whisky-based cocktail!

The thing that makes this place is the incredible live jazz that starts at 10.30pm on fri/sat nights.

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YK
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and I had the luxury of also having great company!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good music and friendly service.
Food was great

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LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I've been to Blues Kitchen loads it is a great place but the service was v poor this time.The waiting staff changed over at 530 (half way through our meal) which left one waiter on the floor with loads of tables. It wasn't good service at all which is such a shame as the food was fab

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday on Saturday and it was great, food was really nice, service for the bottomless drinks was great and it was a great atmosphere!
Would definitely recommend!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my 30th Birthday with a couple of friends for bottomless brunch. Loved the decor, the ambience, the food, the staff - an all round great experience. I forgot to get our waiters name - cool guy, hair tied up and glasses - he really made an effort to make us all smile/laugh and gave some excellent recommendations. Will definitely be back again soon!

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AE
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic night we had .
Food was spot on and reasonably priced , cocktails were amazing . Had a good boogie too , a must for all ages .

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is absolutely great!
Nice atmosphere, delicious ribs and outstanding service

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing chilled evening with fantastic entertainment

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service guys, great beer, great burgers. Definetly will come back

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was nice, but not to my taste. We were there for a birthday, and were let down by the staff. We were left without water for awhile, our candle in our dessert was agreed but was missed and then at the end they charged us incorrectly and we had to go back to get the refund.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time here after reading all the great reviews. Wasn't disappointed. Food was great. Buffalo wings followed by Beef rib smoked on the premises. couldn't finish the main course. Cocktails were tasty, if not a tad expensive, but the quality of the wine (Spanish Red middle of the road in terms of price) was superb. Live Music got your foot tapping. It's loud, its busy, dark and moody..... but that's what it sets out to do. Will definitely be back.

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Slow and rude service, very noisy due to drunk people screening and cursing with staff doing nothing although many of the tables around those people complained.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We booked a table for 8pm but were still asked to wait at the bar until 8.20 to eat. The food was good but the service was slow and we struggled to get the waiters attention.

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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really amazing service - lovely food too!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks with a really fast and friendly service. Can't wait to visit again!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, be aware they are large portions, bands were excellent,

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!
Food was excellent and the music was great. Would definitely recommend.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waited an hour for our food and then tried to turf us out after 2 hour window. When we tried to explain he had only just got our food to the manager he said, 'who took your order was it the gayboy' totally innappropiate.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Plenty of food, but not great - very fatty, but maybe that's by design!
Drinks good value for central London, although they stop serving draught beers after 10pm, and I think the price of shorts did go up as the night went on.
Music very good. We stayed all night and had a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall decor of the place is really cool, and the seats are spacious and clean. Attended to by the lovely staff who were quick as well as the arrival of the food. I recommend the onion rings, they were absolutely amazing, as well as the wings (both!) had bottomless mimosas which they were constantly refilling and had a lovely time! Will definitely come again

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OT
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great night

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BW
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we came to Blues Kitchen. Everything was incredibly well done and we couldn’t have expected more. The waitress was fun, attentive and gave us some London tips. The food was mouthwatering. The music was bangin’!

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MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Inconsistent advice from staff as to which items on the menu were suitable for gluten intolerance. Surly drinks waiter.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I thought it was a bit odd that they didn’t acknowledge that it was his birthday, even though I had written it in my booking. The girl on the table next to us had a birthday aswell and the waitress came with a candle and a brownie(or something alike) to congratulate. They must have just forgotten about the note I had added to my booking. Can’t complain about the food as it was delicious

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening! Good food nice atmosphere briliant service!

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AW
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. We booked for a family birthday celebration and we were well and truly looked after. We will definitely be returning and will highly recommend to others. Thank you!

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good but service for drinks was a bit poor. Over a couple of hours, I ordered about 5 cocktails and each took about 20-30 mins to arrive. A pint of beer was on average, about 15 minutes. My last cocktail went Mia and after 45 minutes we were told that it never got made and when it arrived it was whisky based expresso rather than vodka.... Food was good though.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, good range of cocktails, good atmosphere and lovely staff.
Fully recommend.

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