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The Blues Kitchen
111-113 Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 7JN
- Camden Town Underground Station (0.3 km)
- Mornington Crescent Station (0.3 km)
- Euston Railway Station (0.8 km)
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020 7387 5277
72 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN
Tradional Belgian food accompanied by the widest selection of Belgian beers in funky surroundings
26 reviews of The Blues Kitchen in English
I came here on a packed Sat night, and I wasn’t that impressed. I think I was expecting something a little quirkier from these, but in reality it was just a packed bar with no space to rest your drinks.
But from reading all these positive reviews I could be wrong and I may have just gone on a bad night, or not been in the right mood.
I’ll have to give it another try during the day methinks.
This place is a great friday night venue to meet freinds and socialise. I havent eaten here myself but the food they serve looks incredible and smells tasty. The staff are great and the service too. Great place to go either with a group or with your gf/bf.
This is a gem not far from the tube with an excellent mix of blues bar at the back and American restaurant at the front. The place has a great vibe and a surprise visit by Pete Docherty when I was in there made me think a zombie fest was in town however the number of tittering fans of course revealed that it was indeed his real face.
It’s afun place and I won’t get in to the bar staff, “special cocktails” (which weren’t) and hot dog eating contest (which was… interesting) but overall it seemed a nice place to visit.
The Blues Kitchen hosted the hot dog eating competition. I don’t want to go into detail but the staff were excellent in tidying up any ‘mess’ First 6 hotdogs tasted delicious, the next 4 maybe not so good but this was no reflection the chef, it owed more to the fact I already had 6 in me.
Nice venue and looks like the place to be when live music is there. Plenty of space to move around or just sit down and nurse your pint. Extensive collection of spirits.
Hot dawg! The Blues Kitchen hosts a fine hot dog eating competition. Owing to my victory, I was unable to eat or drink anything else, but they get 4* for atmosphere! (plus apparently Pete ‘I don’t do drugs’ Doherty was there – not sure if this is a positive or not…)
Once I’ve been back to spend my winnings I’ll add an updated review. Until then…
Recently spent some time in London at a friends house and wanted to experience camden town at night. We came to the blue kitchen planning to just eat and move on but we ended up staying til closing.
The food was amazing, real hearty and filling and not badly priced either. The place has a real busy feel to it and has live music to boot which was fantastic.
We drove from out of town to see Ian Siegal play here last week. We had no idea of what to expect from the venue but thought we would try and get down early for some food.
After a long drive - it was a joy to sit in the comfy leather booths and get stuck into dinner. It takes the meaning of 'hearty American' food to the next level, between us we shared a platter (almost a main on its own) and then had the BBQ chicken and a steak. Driving had to stop me from drinking but simply looking at the bar shows off a huge range of whiskey - next time we are hitting the big smoke, someone else can drive so we can sample some drinks!
Excellent night out, Ian Siegal went on and played 2 brilliant sets, one of our favourite artists at the moment, a very very good experience, we will be back!
In short: Disappointing when it comes to the food. Not so bad if you go there in the evening for a drink and some live music.
I was there a few times in the evening to enjoy some live music and some drinks, and that always was quite okay.
Today I went there for lunch, and I was really disappointed. The food was not bad, but not really good either. In part because before I went in I read "Best brunch in London" - well I did not have brunch. But anyway you should always be suspicious when people call themselves being the best in something ... The chicken of my chicken burger was a bit burnt, and the fries were quite salty. Not too bad, but still definitely not "the best" whatsoever ...
So, if you want to go there, just go there for the music and the drinks and you will have a great time! :)
We work down the road close to Euston and The Blues Kitchen has become our regular meeting place for lunch or after - work drinks.
We love the platters - the buffalo wings are one of the greatest things I have ever eaten!
We always get caught out and end up staying for the music which starts quite late and stumble into work with a hangover the following day but never regret it - London needs more places like the blues kitchen!
We were looking for a place for one last drink before hitting the road and ended up here. The music was better than the paid-for gig we just came from! Brilliant atmosphere, excellent bar staff (some of them even take to the stage), late licence - perfect!
was so excited when the restaurant first opened as it looks adorable and is so convenient. I've gone three times, keep hoping that with time the tweaks would be worked out, but now a year later ....I can say there is no hope.
We came in on a Sunday hung over and looking for a delicious brunch. The wait staff quickly acknowledged that they were new and I am quiet understanding about beginners, but our experience was entirely unexcusable. We had to ask for over 5 times for the menu and were told by another waitress when we asked again and the first thing out of her mouth was "that it was not her fault because it wasn't her table". We also had to ask over 10 times for water, but albeit it didn't come until after our meal was almost half done. Our other drinks came after our meal (again after +5 asks) and our bloody mary's were undrinkable. I think they may have used V8 and were truly disgusting!! The OJ was from concentrate too....The food was sub-par at best - the only thing edible was the chips. The pancakes required a saw to cut and the hash browns had an odd flavour. After another 30 minutes of even attempting to get the bill, we were all tempted to dine and dash to say the least....
I would highly suggest avoiding and finding anywhere else in camden to chow down
This is my absolute favourite place to go on a Sunday night in London, and a sure winner to bring overseas guests to. There's nothing better than chilling with a glass of delicious organic merlot while listening to musicians from all over jamming together. I am quite fussy with meat, having been spoilt by a good old South African braai while growing up, and the ribs here are tops. My husband usually has the beef chilli, which is usually polished off in no time. The service is admittedly a little slow on a Sunday night, but add a second glass of merlot and who cares!
Came here on Thursday last week for their new weekly night Roll and Tumble.
The night was mostly DJs playing Soul, Ska, Rockabilly and 50s R&B but they also had a one man band called Dollar Bill who was brilliant.
There was a really upbeat and friendly atmosphere and the music was great.
Didn't have any food this time but have a couple of times before and would definitely recommend the Gumbo.
Will definitely be coming back for another Roll and Tumble night.
This place is amazing! Went there last sunday for the 'jam session' and everyone was absolutely incredible.
The drinks are reasonably priced, especially for the nighbourhood. I would recommend this bar to anyone although I don't know how nights during the week are.
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Having been here on a weekend night, which by the way is so much fun, I decided to have lunch here with an American friend of mine. We booked for a Thursday lunchtime around two o'clock.
It seemed quite busy when we arrived but it did not seem to affect the service. Our waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable, we asked for a recommendation and were advised to have swordfish nicoise and the jerk chicken burger. I really enjoyed my nicoise the fish was seared to perfection and I found the whole dish nice and light. My friend had the burger med/well and remarked how well the meat had been cooked.
We ended with chocolate and peanut butter shakes which were unbelievable. So my love affair with blues continues and am definitely going to spend more lunchtimes here.
Last weekend I got off the tube at Camden and was handed a flyer for brunch at The Blues Kitchen, feeling pretty troubled by a hangover I thought it would be nice to avoid the busy market and tourists and sit down to some strong coffee and a breakfast!
I sat down with my girlfriend and we were greated by a lovely waitress who brought us as much coffee and water as we could drink!
We both ordered some pancakes which we completely delicious, my girlfriend went for the short stack but me being me went for the high stack! I must say, really well done to the chef - I havent eaten pancakes like that since I went to New York a few years ago.
I highly recommend a bite to eat at Blues Kitchen.
Awesome venue, i recommend it any night of the week for some cool blues and an awesome bourbon!
However.... friday's and saturday's are mental, went once, never again on those days as you can't really hear the music over the 4million people all shouting and jostling each other. Plus you can't sit down on any of the chairs near the back as they are reserved for people ordering food till 11pm
mid week, easily one of the cooler spots this side of camden tube
I haven't been in the evening, so this relates purely to a meal I had one midweek lunchtime, but the food we were given was distinctly average. Lacking in flavour and very uninspiring. Friends have eaten breakfast here (ambitiously billed as the "best brunch in Camden" by a sign outside when they opened) and have been similarly unimpressed.
Looks livelier in the evenings, but wouldn't particularly recommend it for lunch.
To the sound of the 12 bar blues
I woke up this mornin'
my woman skipped town
Didn't know where to go
So I went to Camden Town
Woke up feelin' frisky
Feelin' my feet were itchin'
So I went for a whisky
at The Blues Kitchen
Sips a smooth sippin' bourbon, to the sound of some live soul funk blues
Ain't no doubt.
Excellent Sunday at The Blues Kitchen! The Blues Jam to start with and Football later. Booked a small booth for a late lunch, enjoyed every bit of it - not the usual Sunday Roast but more like a brunchy south American. Good if you fancy a change from the usual. Was fascinated by the number of bourbons they have at the bar, perfect for afficiando's (not me, I wish I were). Will be back however for some more blues and great food.
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