The Blues Kitchen — Shoreditch - London - Arrivalguides.com (2023)

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The Blues Kitchen is a well-established live music and burger restaurant in London's trendy East End. Pop in for lunch, brunch, dinner or an evening of cocktails at the bar while you enjoy the blues and soul acts on almost every day of the week. Bite into the big brisket burger, share the shrimp taco salad or dig into the szechuan chicken wings with creamy mango dip. And don't forget to choose a succulent side dish of onion rings and fries to accompany your meal.

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  • Address: 134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London
  • More Info: If you're not in Shoreditch you can always happen by their equally appealing Camden or Brixton branches
  • Opening hours: Mon–Wed noon–midnight, Thu noon–1am, Fri noon–2:30am, Sat 10am–3am, Sun 10am–11:30pm
  • Website: www.theblueskitchen.com
  • Phone: +44 020 7729 7216

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