BBQ, live music, and Oreo doughnuts. Yes, yes and more yes.
Three reasons why we love The Blues Kitchen, and three reasons why you will too. THIS is your next venue for a Friday night feast and booze up!
So, when we think of The Blues Kitchen what comes to mind?
Good atmosphere, strong cocktails, and BIG portions, for sure. Vibe-wise, we’re talking casual groups catching up over good music … and food wise we’re talking Texan BBQ and Cajun dishes.
Somewhere to get a load of mates together, wear stretchy trousers and get elbow deep in meat, sauce and deep fried desserts.
Yes, the food menu is pretty packed and we’ll come to that in a sec, but certainly not as much as their bar.
The selection of beer, whiskies, and spirits is pretty damn impressive too, so if you’re not so much into your food (what’s wrong with you) you can always head for a night of bourbon and blues.
One thing’s for certain is the food isn’t dainty, and it definitely ain’t healthy, but it sure is good. There’s buttermilk fried chicken, beef brisket chilli, and New Orleans gumbo; As well as all the BBQ’d meat you could wish for.
So, check this lot out.
First, the starters and sides…
Mac & cheese with that big cheese pull.
Comes hot and bubbling over the sides. Oh yes.
Sizzling corn bread with honey butter.
The whole sweet and savory thang going on.
Paramasen covered corn on the cob.
Yes, cheese covered corn.
… and buffalo wings with blue cheese dip.
Napkins required and not one for a first date. Maybe fourth or fifth.
If all that wasn’t enough now on to the mains.
THIS is what you call a spread!
Burnt ends glazed with a beer & hickory BBQ sauce.
Served with fries, slaw and slow smoked for 18 hours.
… or beef short rib. Absolutely MASSIVE and looks more like a dinosaur bone than a cow.
Slow smoked for 12 hours and again served with fries and slaw.
Beef brisket and pork rib are options too if you’re going for the BBQ’d meats. There’s even the option of getting three of these mega meats on one plate, but be warned, that’s only for the serious carnivores.
Desserts aren’t to be missed either and if you’ve got a sweet tooth you’re in for a treat …or a diabetic coma.
A very southern inspired cinnamon sweet potato pie.
…or their signature DEEP FRIED OREOS WITH CARAMEL DIPPING SAUCE.
Gooey cookies in sweet, fluffy batter. YUM.
If you’re on a diet, a veggie, or afraid of getting caught with sauce on your face this isn’t the place for you. Fall into any other category there’s a restaurant in Brixton, Camden or Shoreditch with your name on it.
They do nightly rhythm and blues (which you can find here) and Mondays you can get a stack of beef and pork ribs for just £10. How good’s that?
Enjoy, and get ready for the meat sweats!
Brixton – 40 Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5SP
Camden – 111-113 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 7JN
Shoreditch – 34-146 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AR
Nearest Station: Brixton, Camden Town or Old Street