The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

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This Curtain Road venue is close in style and sentiment to its big sister, The Blues Kitchen over in Camden. Expect, then, a restaurant, bar and music venue with a hefty Stateside influence - from its bourbon and its barbecues all the way to its blues. 

Music does have a big part to play here. There's live artists pretty much every night of the week, with everything from rock 'n' roll to swing, motown, roots and even gospel complementing all that smokey blues. Keep an eye out for nights where food and music combine in happy harmony - think bargain ribs gnawed to a soundtrack of soul. 

An in-house barbecue, with meats smoked over fruit woods in their own fire pit, is kept busy - orders of beef brisket, smoked chicken, short beef ribs and burnt ends glazed with a beer and hickory barbecue sauce prove popular. Burgers, chilli, lobster, gumbo and a catfish jambalaya also feature. 

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The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch says
Serving up hearty Texan BBQ and blues music, The Blues Kitchen brings a touch of Southern soul to east London. Vintage music posters imported from Nashville, a '50s airstream caravan, light fixtures made from gramophones and luxury leather style booths - not to mention the knowledge that music icons including Mud Morganfield, The Jim Jones Revue, Norman Jay and Andrew Weatherall have played here - make The Blues Kitchen feel like it's been here forever. Highlights of the menu include 16 hour slow smoked beef ribs, fresh Canadian lobster and the best buffalo wings in town.
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Venue name: The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
Contact:
Address: 134-146 Curtain Road
Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3AR
Opening hours: Mon-Wed noon-midnight; Thurs noon-1am; Fri noon-2.30am; Sat 10am - 3am, Sun 11am - 10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Old Street
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Gerê
tastemaker

Good place to have fun and listen to good music! The food (hamburgers) are tasty and made with organic meat and they have special dressings (I don´t like the ketchup tho). If you are a whiskey fan, that´s your place! The bar has a good variety of whiskeys and bourbons and the atmosphere is really cool! Definitely a good spot to hangout or have some drinks and food.

VanessaK
tastemaker

I used to love BB kitchen. The great live blues and jazz still brings me in once in a while. BUT it has become way too crowded, full of rich and drunk hipsters showing off their 'love' for jazz. There is always someone who wants to start a fight with us, because they are too drunk and don't have enough space to dance. Sad, sad story.

MillieMollyMoo
Tastemaker

Good food,good booze,good atmosphere,good fun! Blues Kitchen is great for a night out. The music is cool and often has gigs of all varieties. It's a big venue,so great for big nights out. Also good for a date night of dinner and dancing- which isn't easy to find! A good place to know about. 

Simone C

Really enjoyed it at Blues Kitchen. The food was good, massive portions but luckily they did take away boxes so was also a yummy lunch the next day. The cocktails were also delicious and so possibly had one too many.

Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

Would definitely go back again.

michelle c

If I go to a Texan/Soulfood place it’s not usually because of the food - more often than not they tend to be easy places for a big group to go out and celebrate, with food that’s a bit generic but which won’t offend anyone. That’s no bad thing - but the Blues Kitchen was a really nice surprise. The food is hearty and simple but you can tell that a lot of consideration has gone into the preparation.


The shared platter is a good choice if you want to sample lots of different things - chili, pulled pork, belly pork and chicken wings. All cooked so that the meat is moist and tender with lots of different taste sensations.


The barbecued meats were very succulent with a lot of delicate flavours coming through and the fried chicken had a light, crispy batter that is much less oily than the fast-food sort. This is a real bonus for me as it’s one of my favourite things, but you can tire of eating it at plastic tables with teenagers chucking stuff about. 


A double bonus is that you can accompany it with cocktails that are as well thought out as the food, with good guidance from the staff who are clearly well-informed on both the food and drink. I don’t like sweet cocktails so they directed me to the Mescal margarita, which was citrussy without making your mouth pucker with a nice bite from the alcohol coming through.


After the mains I was very, very full with no room for dessert, so I had an Espresso Martini instead, which was like a dessert, liqueur and coffee all rolled into one - a good digestif!


I really like this place: I’m not hip and cool and find a lot of the places in Shoreditch a bit pretentious but found Blues Kitchen relaxed and unassuming - and it’s great to have found a place where I can eat fried chicken with superb cocktails!


Soso T
tastemaker

Beef short rib hash with duck egg sunny side up. Mmm mmm that's some good soul food for brunch. Good atmosphere with live music, definitely feeling the rhythm and blues. Staff weren't too knowledgeable about the menu though 

Faith P

Last night was the first time i had been to the Shorditch Blues Kitchen and WOW what an amazing night. The food was excellent alongside the warm atmosphere and quirky rustic interior. The staff are all really friendly and welcoming. Our waiter Jason was exceptional and was extremely helpful! A place to go with friends or as a couple...however you go you'll have an evening to remember!

Oh and i'm still dreaming of the oreo doughnuts this morning....YUM.

Sam B
tastemaker

Big venue that's big on big drinks and big portions. However, service was dire and a table of 7 had 3 drinks wrong, one meal totally forgotten and then a number of dishes added to the bill that had never been ordered. When we told the server that we were still waiting for one meal, we were told that it was never ordered, and then by the time it actually arrived, the rest of the table had finished eating. No apology. Very blase service... and the food was just about ok. Very underwhelming. 

Shelton R

Another Amazing visit to The Blues kitchen! Cool atmosphere , Great vibes and the Bourbon and BBQ is always on point! 


I found my new summer drink - The Stonewall Shandy! i love that mix of bourbon , elderflower , ginger and pale ale- So refreshing!


Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce were epic! Would seriously recommend the pulled pork too! Im normally a burger man but it was soo yum. 


Everything about this place down to the finer details has been really thought about! , Always a great experience and i find my self dreaming about what im gonna eat on my next visit!

Maximus S

This was my second visit to The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch. After receiving the email confirmation of my booking from a very friendly and helpful assistant manager, I took my mother for a late lunch at 4pm. 


We were greeted at the restaurant by a smiley front of house reception and were shown to our table efficiently and smoothly. Cold water and two glasses arrived shortly after which was just what was needed after a sticky and hot day in the city. 


Service was quick yet not rushed. We shared a starter of Buffalo Wings and blue cheese dip. This was a superb choice which hit the spot but didn't take up too much room as our main courses (a cheeseburger for my mum, and 12 hour slow roasted beef rib for myself) were enormous! The food was served hot, the meat was succulent and juicy and the side of Mac "n" Cheese was a personal highlight of the meal. 


For dessert we were recommended the deep fried Oreo Doughnuts and wow, they did not disappoint! 


Genuinely one of the most pleasant dining experiences I have had in London for a while. 


Awesome food, great service and a chic, stylish setting. 


The Blues Kitchen will definitely be seeing me again. 

Paula - ToT
tastemaker

The Blues Kitchen is a very cool after work drinks venue and is worth a visit.  It has a wide range of drinks and isn’t too expensive.  The venue often has live music and this draws in a crowd.  The food is also very good - one of the few places in London that does American food well!

LouLou

Superb venue for a night out for food, drinks and dancing. There's a large seating area and a big dance floor and stage where the bands play. 


We went on a Saturday evening to round off the end of a hen do. We had a party booking for a few hour in the Airstream caravan (complete it's own private loos!) at the back of the venue which was great fun and very cosy! We then moved the party to the dance floor and boogied till the early hours to some really funky live music.

Sarah R
tastemaker

Loving the vibes of the one in Camden, with live music and tasty snacks that go well alongside your alcoholic beverage, I decided to give Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch a go. And boy, I wasn't dissapointed!
First of all, it is humongous, probably triple the size of Camden one. Huge bar in the middle, stage, lots of seating area, outside smoking bit and area dedicated for private hiring downstairs.

There is nothing not to like about it. Lives music is loud and creates good party atmosphere. So good, on Friday night this place gets so full you can barely dance.
 

But it's all good, it makes it even more fun.


Amy L
Tastemaker

A fun place to start a night out in shoreditch. On Fridays they send around plates of free chicken wings in the early evening - what can be better than that?? It's also open later than many other nearby venues so a good place for a late night boogie if you feel like listening to some live music.

Kritt N
Tastemaker

I had roaring good time at this rather large south American bar/restaurant in the heart of hip and happening Shoreditch.



As soon as you step in, you’re transported to a south American hideout. Vintage posters adorns the wall, booths are furnished with vintage luxury leather and a range of blues music blares out from the speakers. There’s even a 1950’s style airstream caravan. Definitely instagrammable.



The food is, as you’d expect, is hearty and true to texas. You can’t come to a place like this without trying the chicken wings or any of the slow-cooked meat on offer with a helping of chips (or fries). A huge bar in the centre of Blues Kitchen means you won’t go through the night without a drink either, serving the usual beers and cocktails.



For night owls and music lovers, Blues Kitchen is opened till late on most days and there are live bands that play blues, motown, swing and all type of music to add to the atmosphere.



If you’ve been to Big Easy before, you get the idea. It’s also quite a big place downstairs bar for private functions.



Luckily, Blues Kitchen also has a venue in Brixton and Camden if Shoreditch is a little too far. But at this Shoreditch branch, it’s soulful, with great music, quirky, vintage and spacious. Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch brings deep south American soul to East London and is a great place to hang out with friends for great drinks and hearty southern food.

Shona R
Tastemaker

There's something to be said about a place that has everything going for it.Like being head-cheerleader, debate club captain and prom royalty, Blue's Kitchen has everything going for it.  It's old style interior with a bar in the center gives the whole place a feel of being quite large.  Every bit of food that comes out of the kitchen is finger-licking good.. as in, you need to eat with your fingers and you will end up licking the barbecue or spicy sauce off! The drinks are great and the staff are friendly enough to give you house options or specialties.  


The overwhelming response that most people have on their first trip to Blue's kitchen is that the stage and band seem to appear out of nowhere.  You're hearing the music and enjoying it for a while before you realise it's live and they're amazing.  They have some standout regulars (like the Dirty Old Brasstards) but every single act I've seen there has been great. 


Definitely worth a trip, for either the food at brunch or drinks and music at night!

Iona D

I've been here a few times, for brunch, lunch and dinner. It never disappoints.The bar itself is amazing and I love coming here. Today we were sat on the high tables up the side and the pace was really buzzing for a Thursday lunch. The staff were really friendly and helpful, especially Georgie who was recommending various items on the menu, including their new Brooklyn Gin which makes for a perfect G&T!


The spicy wings were super tasty with just the right amount of heat. The best wings I've ever had! I would also recommend the seabass ceviche and my partner had the catfish jambala, which I also loved. We'll definitely be back. 


Thanks Blues!!!

Dee
Tastemaker

Nice laid-back American vibe with decent chicken wings. The bartenders were friendly.

Laura G
Tastemaker

This is a place for a fun night out. Friendly staff, moody lightning and decor, a huge wrap around bar and yes, space for music. Wether you're coming in for a drink or a show, try the nibbles - specially the chicken wings. They're sure to make your night out an even greater success.

Danny H

This place is so much fun on a Saturday night. It's huge, has good food, great whiskeys and a fantastic atmosphere for a pretty untypical Shoreditch night out!

ann t

Perfect place if youre looking for good quality adventurous dishes, great cocktails and live blues music! The portions are more than generous and the huge selection of bourbon whiskeys and other spirits they offer mean its a great place to come for just a drink and dance after work. Perfect evening sorted. 

laura d

Went there recently for lunch and the food was delicious. I had the veggie bean burrito - it was so fresh and packed with halloumi and avocado. Service was great too ... Can't wait to go back

Cass H

Went here for lunch and really enjoyed it. Firstly it's a really cool place with nice big tables for groups etc. Service really friendly - I was recommended and had the jambalaya which was delicious (and went down very nicely with a pint of vedett) - will certainly be back. 

Joe B

The food was great, and the service was fast - perfect for a Friday lunch in between work. I suggest the Burger of the Month (collaboration with Pizza Pilgrim), and a Hackney Hopster.

NakedPRGirl Claire
Tastemaker

Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch is one of those places you need to book. It's cool, quirky and fit for a cracking Friday night. I went with a group of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. It's a little bit OTT with the doorman...who will check your reservation...and then sort of just send you off to the hostess. And also the cloakroom is similar...'stand in a single line up the stairs...SINGLE LINE!!!'...alright folks. Similarly the tables are on a strict turnaround time, I think they told us four times we had only two hours to eat and leave. The food was nice but not so much to my taste - I had a chicken dish but it was too thick with breadcrumbs to be tasty. The atmosphere is the best thing with a very accomplished live band and the drinks were lovely. It was packed to the rafters on a Friday night so perfect place to party.

Claire C

Great venue for couples or groups of mates. The food is superb (I highly recommend the crab doughnuts!!) and the atmosphere is fun and friendly. Staff are really on the ball and the music has everyone dancing by the end of the night :)

Go try it out!

Lucy W

Tried the new 'pizza burger' burger of the month here the other day and OH MY GOD it was amazing, on top of that there was a great atmosphere and a live band too, what more could you want!

Merily R

Cool place with nice vibe. We had a dinner and happy for a friendly service especially for a person like me with food allergies who is bit needy... Also they do great healthy salad options. My favourite was superfood salad! I find the meat platters really good value as its massive, other places around the area charging more. After that you are just happily full and can enjoy the live music and our have drinks in bar area. Will be back and recommend to others. 

Corina B
Tastemaker

I had never been here prior to a couple weeks ago and now I can't wait to go back! From the moment I walked in I knew I would have a great time, the atmosphere is absolutely amazing, very relaxed and inviting. The staff were very friendly and attentive from the beginning and the music was fantastic. I also really like the venue itself as it is very spacious which adds to the atmosphere as it does not feel very crowded. I tried some of the food and have no complaints, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't absolutely amazing.

Kishma S
Tastemaker

Blues kitchen is a cool venue near Old Street/Shoreditch/Liverpool Street. The main bar on street level is a huge airy space with plenty of room for big groups of friends.

On my last visit I was downstairs in the private room.

Without knowing exactly how many of us there were I would say that the room is a good size for a party of about 75-100.

The music is as you would expect for a venue called the Blues Kitchen and they have a comprehensive list of cocktails. The only cocktail I tasted was the Lynchburg lemonade. It didn't taste like any Lynchburg lemonade I've had before but it was still nice enough for me to have three of them.

Blues Kitchen do a good selection of bar food; pulled pork, sweet potato fries, etc but my favourite were the spicy buffalo wings that I kept eating even when I was full.

This is a nice bar to spend a few hours drinking cocktails and eating tasty food plus within reach of very good transport links.

Harry M

Top Food, Top Atmosphere and Top Cocktails...... Blues kitchen is theeeeee American diner experience to go to in London. Staff are very friendly and the wings are looooooovely!!!! See you again soon :-)

Rellie Loves
Tastemaker

The Shoreditch branch is a really cool space and has a lively vibe about it. The eclectic décor, huge wraparound bar, moody lighting, bluesy rock music and spacious restaurant are a welcome surprise from the unassuming outside. And there’s a private basement room too. If you enjoy live music, then check out the what’s on page on their website for a full list of events from swing dancing, to soul music and gospel. If you’re thinking about eating here, then unless you’re into meat and heavy liquor then Blues Kitchen probably isn’t for you! For weekend drinks and enjoying a little bit of music culture, it’s perfect.

Joshua D

Blues kitchen Shoreditch has one of the best spaces to eat and drink in the area. It's light and airy yet has that Deep South American feel. It has been fitted out to a high spec with a lot of thought gone in to the decor The drinks are a mix of good beers / great cocktails and a selection of Bourbon that has left me wanting to come back for more. The food is unbelievable and unfortunately for our stomachs not on the small side! We left with leftovers that gave the dog the feeling we had leaving of pure glutton! Must haves are the chicken wings with blue cheese sauce which are the best I've ever had. Cajun prawns were unbelievably tasty, big and juicy! Bargain for the quality. Burger of the month was fresh and tasty with a perfect medium finish! Short rib beef was unbelievably and then unfortunately the meat sweats kicked in and it was on to desert....Oreo donuts need I say more.........

Stefan S
Tastemaker

Highly recommended for a fun Saturday night out. Excellent live bands play music until around 1am on a Saturday. Expect funk, soul, blues, and everything in between, with fantastic renditions of songs from different eras.

Venue itself is pretty large but gets packed quickly. Book a table to get in quicker, or you'll have to be patient and queue!

Nicky G
Tastemaker

Someone has spent a lot of time at flea markets and hardware stores and possibly New Orleans to make this place look suitably authentically shabby for a Blues bar, and it's paid off. It's an impressive space when you first walk in from Curtain Rd, surprisingly high ceilinged with delicious wafts of barbeque pork and banging tunes. But it's not just for show - those wafts from the kitchen really deliver mouthwatering American-style burnt ends (chunks of marinated beef brisket, crispy fried chicken (fried in buttermilk and secret seasoning) and slow-smoked pulled pork. As it happens you probably don't want to come here if you're not into juicy spiced meat and hard liquor. The bourbon cocktail I tried - bourbon, soda water, sugar and lemon, like an old fashioned hard lemonade - really hit the spot with sweet and bitter against the meaty juices all over my mouth. It's a different vibe to the Camden Blues Kitchen - which has a little more of a dive bar taste about it - I would almost say this one is the newer, more showy brother. But the music is good, consistent bluesy rock, and everything just feels right, man, from the mannequin behind the bar with a beard to the blue and white patterned tiles, cracked white basins and peeling ceiling in the bathroom. Good for: a Friday night date, showing off to tourist friends, pretending you live in the deep South of the U.S.A.

Elisa R
Tastemaker

I went to the Blues Kitchen Shoreditch for the first time two days ago for the amazing Time Out Tastemaker award evening and I must say it was a great location for the event!

I didn't get the chance to explore the main bar and restaurant area on the ground floor BUT I did get to enjoy the private room downstairs. It was a bit of a quest finding this specific room since all that's indicated downstairs is the loo. I started imagining that the room would be so private and the event so secret that we'd find the entrance by hitting a couple of tiles in one of the toilet cubicles and activating the apparition of the door by pulling on the flush chain, Harry Potter style. None of this happened but this little room was still lovely.

A lot of great food samples were served. I got to taste pulled pork, chicken wings, green peppers (which, to be honest, I could have done without) and other chocolate filled donuts.

Also, as I was leaving, I caught a bit of the gig that was going on in the main room and it sounded great.

Ed. T
Tastemaker

One of my favourite branches of the Blues Kitchen! It has a huge wraparound bar with plenty of seating, and a charming wooden decor that really adds to the atmosphere. I generally try to avoid chains in London where you're spoilt for choice with lots of independents, but in this instance, Blues Kitchen have done themselves proud! 


It's got a cracking jerk chicken, a good selection of drinks, cocktails and excellent service. Am now looking for a chance to come back when there's a live band with a bunch of mates, and work my way through the menu! 

Lizzie W
Tastemaker

Came here for brunch the other day with a few friends. We tried booking however bookatable said there were no tables available to book. I wasn't hopeful we would get in but had a few back ups. When we actually turned up at 11.30 it was empty and there were tonnes of tables available. I thought perhaps they don't take bookings for smaller groups but they definitely do - maybe it's a Sunday brunch thing? Might be advisable to call?

The place itself is massive with a great central bar and lots of booths around it. There is also a stage in the corner and some further seating in a camper van!!! Dying to sit in that! Think there is also private areas for booking downstairs. 
Service was quiiiite slow especially because of how few people were there however nice and chilled for a Sunday and our waitress was really friendly. 
The brunch menu is awesome and very varied from pigs and biscuits, pancakes, chicken & waffles and English breakfast. I went for the American breakfast - bbq beans, toast, tomato, potato hash, egg, bacon and a side of pancakes and maple syrup. All for £8.50 - there was so so much food. I ended up giving the bacon, egg and potato away and kept my fav bits. The bbq beans are delish and the fluffy pancakes and maple syrup were also good. All washed down with a coffee. My bf went for the pigs and biscuits which he thoroughly enjoyed (scones and pulled pork) and I tried a bit of and liked too! A friend went for the chicken and waffle. This was £12.50 so more pricey than the rest of the other meals but it was massive!!! The waffle was okkkk but not my fav however the fried chicken was crisp on the outside and succulent on in the inside. Quite impressed however over all the dish was a little dry and got a bit samey. 
Half way through a guy started singing and playing the piano which really added to the atmosphere.
Overall a great place, great food, reasonably priced with lovely staff. I'm looking forward to coming here for dinner!

Izzi A

I went to The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch for the first time last night and loved it. I had the gumbo which was excellent, really smokey and flavoursome. My Dad is a chef from the US so I have eaten a great deal of Southern US-style food and was really impressed with my meal. We also had great cocktails, they serve the classics as well as some more unusual ones. The Alabama Mess for dessert was amazing, but huge! Definitely one for sharing. All the portions were very generous, we left completely stuffed after sharing a starter and dessert with a main each and some sides.


The service was really excellent. Our waitress was friendly and funny and was able to make recommendations on the best food and specific whiskeys to try. The food was served quickly but the atmosphere made us feel we were welcome to stay all night. Even though it is a busy bar, the noise levels were great - music was good but not too loud so you could have a nice conversation over dinner. 

I would highly recommend The Blues Kitchen, I am definitely going back to try the rest of the menu!

Scott
Staff Writer

My first visit to Blues Kitchen and it's looking certain to be the first of many. Love this place.


The vibe and atmosphere is exactly what I look for in a bar - laid back, unpretentious and fun. Throw in lots of bourbon and great food and you really do have a recipe for a great venue, no wonder they've got two more bars in Camden and Brixton.


The food's great, the staff know their way around a good cocktail and the selection available is very very good.


A new favourite in Shoreditch

Izzy K
Tastemaker

Can’t believe that having this awesome bar in my hood, I’ve never been there! Taste makers meet up was not only a great occasion to finally meet other reviewers but also for discovery!


The upstairs bar is huge! The décor is a bit raw, a combination of vintage looking with scrap wood and quirky elements here and there. I loved the air stream upcycled into a sitting booth.


The place where we met was a bit more cosy, still with the same distinctive retro character. Although I’m not a big whiskey / bourbon fan, the cocktails that were served that night were delicious. Apart from cocktails, they have a great selection of craft beers, gins, tequilas and obviously bourbons.


The food is heavily based on BBQ, so it’s heaven for meat eaters, not that much vegetarians. The sweet potato fried and grilled green chillies were pretty tasty, though.


Check their site for live music, as there some pretty funky stuff going on there almost every night. 

Kirsty E
Tastemaker

Wow what a place! From the outside it looks a bit tacky and dingy but as soon as I walked through the doors I realised how wrong my first impressions were.. this place is HUGE! A massive bar sits proudly in the middle and round the outside is a mix of restaurant and bar tables. The bar and waiting staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere feels like it could be straight out of Texas! Fab live entertainment even on a "school night" makes this a great venue for a fun night out. Make sure you try the chicken wings but don't expect much change from a tenner for a cocktail!

Chelsey C
Tastemaker

As soon as you walk in to what was previously Bar Music Hall, you feel as though this huge venue has been here for years. The wraparound bar gives punters enough space to shout their order from their popular cocktail list or choice of beers and there are enough seats to rest your tired feet. However, come on a Tuesday for Swing Night and chairs and tables are cleared away to allow couples to dance the night away to a live band. All in all there is a great atmosphere and staff are really friendly and happy to help make suggestions for food and drinks. My only issue is that pricing is a little steep but if you're here for one of their free events then the price you pay is totally worth it.

If you do order food, make sure you request the legendary wings which are hot enough to be memorable but not too hot that you're running to the toilet!

Jonny E

Unbelievably good. Great atmosphere, relaxed and inviting interior. I'm a west Londoner and Blues Kitchen has got me thinking about my commitment to the West. I went for food but the selection of drinks also took my fancy as it's there are so many quality drinks available; some of the pale ales in the place are particularly enjoyable. 

As for food, I thought that I'd be eating another British attempt of American food. My expectations were soon dismantled as it arrived. Presented in an earthy and non-pretentious way, it looked good but tasted even better. There was no part of the serving that wasn't truly enjoyable, even the sides were like mains. 


The staff are friendly, relaxed and simply good at their jobs. They really contributed to the night by building the atmosphere. They clearly love working there. 


Bascally, The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch is awesome and you should all go!

Jack D

The whole place has an amazing friendly vibe, filled with a classic feel and great music, most of it performed live. 


Then the food is delicious, it's a meat eaters dream but I'm I'm a veggie and was still catered for with great grub! 

Service was fast and always attentive, definitely recommend.

Rose G

Went here a few weeks ago with friends, so fun! Amazing food and amazing atmosphere, blues kitchen is a great little chain and the shoreditch branch is definitely my favourite.

Excellent meat selection and a massive drinks selection! Will definitely be returning. 5*

Laurence S

We travelled on a Monday, and were met with live music, and a lively joint. We started the evening with some fantastic cocktails, then moved onto the hard stuff. 


Jake, lager. Jonny, lager. Me, lager sometimes cider, so different drinks for different... needs. 


Between the lot of us we tried a fair amount of the food on offer, and let me tell you now, i had a grin on my hickory smoked bbq sauce caked face as i sucked down wings, hoovered up juicy plump prawns and crunched my way through a lobster that was quite frankly, a shell of his old self when i was finished with him. 


The lovely staff were warm and attentive, and made me and the posse want to stay the whole night. But alas, all good things must end. As i left the premises and was consumed by the unusually warm December air i looked back on the evening; it had had it all, laughs, legends, lager, lobster. It made me realise the importance of enjoying a nice evening with pals, and smoked bbq meats, because before you know it you might just be sat on the 78 bus wondering if you can make it home in time to watch The Hunt and still get 7 hours sleep.


Cannot recommend highly enough, i will be returning.

Jake H

Went for dinner here with friends and was welcomed with really friendly service and great food. As a veggie I'm used to meagre helpings, but here the chefs were as generous with the food as the bartenders were with the rum. Will be coming back again. 

Nick M

If you're reading this, you're most likely up in arms about where to go for dinner or drinks with your pals. Maybe you want something that's not too expensive, not too boring, suits the veggie, or perhaps most importantly, somewhere that comes beyond correct in the kitchen. You had a look at a few places on your taste card app, and after pissing of your mates with the insufferable '241 t&c' chat, you find yourself desperately flicking through pdf menu downloads, slowly loosing the plot. But look where you are now. If you're reading this, you need never read another review again. Last Tuesday, The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch was rammed with all kinds of booze and expert bartenders, the most tender of meats, accommodating and happy staff, and all round good vibes. If you eat and drink regularly and you haven't been here yet, you're eating and drinking wrong. 

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