Visited the kingly court restaurant on a Saturday at 12, it was dead. Took ages to get served for drinks and food. When the food did come then chicken was undercooked :-( . Trying to get service during the meal is difficult and the food wasn't especially authentic either. The environment was cramped and the staff lifeless. Maybe we was unlucky but wont be going back.
© Jemma Watts
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Posted: Fri Dec 12 2014
The original Rum Kitchen opened in early 2013 in the island paradise of Westbourne near Portobello Road, and was an immediate hit with the sort of locals who were probably reminded of their last holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands: Prince Harry and his pal Cressida Bonas were snapped loitering outside. It’s Caribbean for the loafers-and-gilet set, for sure, but it’s a lot of fun, especially the basement bar.
And now it’s washed up in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, in a much more compact space. Also making the hop from W11 are the carefully distressed driftwood, the don’t-worry-be-happy slogans on the walls, the fancied-up versions of Caribbean classics on the food menu (saltfish fritters, jerk chicken wings, curry mutton, roti) and the all-rum cocktails (we particularly enjoyed the disturbingly named Lesser of Two Weevils, an easy-drinking mix of Red Stripe ginger beer shandy, rum, lime and bitters). If you’re planning on weighing anchor here for a spot of grog, however, take heed: this Rum Kitchen is more ‘kitchen’ than ‘rum’ – the drinking area is small, seating only a few at the bar. Which is a shame – rum + reggae = a surefire way to brighten up a dreary February in Soho.
Rum Kitchen saysThe Rum Kitchen is a Caribbean inspired beach shack restaurant and cocktail bar. Showcasing the vibrant flavours of the West Indies, The Rum Kitchen serves up exciting Caribbean Classics with a modern flare.
Tuesday's Jerk Bucket list: £14.50
Jerk marinated chicken leg, jerk wings, sweet potato fries, house slaw & an ice cold redstripe beer or a rum punch Drinks can be swapped for a soft drink of your choice & members discounts do not apply to these special deals.
Offer valid until Feb 7 2015
Rum Kitchen First Floor, Kingly Court
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Good food, absolutely terrible service. Have been 2 times and both times waited an age for food, place was only half full. Both times food order was wrong and both times had to ask multiple times for the bill which again both times was wrong. Will never go back.
Literally like stepping into the Caribbean in the middle of Soho - the pace of life is slower here! Cocktails are good and authentic. I didn't eat, but the food looked good. More details of my visit on my blog here: http://hyhoi.com/2014/06/the-rum-kitchen-caribbean-soho/
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