Dirty Bones Kensington

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American
Welcome to Dirty Bones, serving up NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails to a carefully curated playlist of old-school hip hop, funk and soul.

With locations across London in Kensington, Carnaby, Shoreditch and Soho, each house showcases creative comfort food dishes with a twist – think Chicken & Waffles, Cheeseburger Dumplings and BBQ Beef Short Rib – alongside playful cocktails and a cure-all boozy brunch menu on weekends.

Echoing the retro-chic look of NYC’s most urban and artistic boroughs, each Dirty Bones features unique, NYC apartment-inspired design details, a relaxed atmosphere of good vibes and the best old-school beats this side of Brooklyn.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A well run restaurant, friendly staff and some very nice American comfort food on the menu.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simple menu but good food.

S
London
47 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very cool place, interesting décor. Staff were great and very attentive but not overly. The food was very good. We both just had a main as it was a rushed meal before a show but we'd definitely go back and recommend.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food!

N
London
44 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great menu for a vegetarian wish some great healthy options. A little noisy with Christmas party season in full swing, but very accommodating staff.

A
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Food hit and miss, we enjoyed the fried chicken and short rib but found the lamb fries too spicy and the cheeseburger dumplings were really tasteless and disappointing. Service was abysmal. Wouldn’t return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very nice food and services, I love chicken waffles and short rib crumpet!’

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed our dinner here. Great cocktails, delicious food and great ambience!

DK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

On the whole enjoyed the food, the service was prompt and the pleasant.

Only issues were that they did not have the mains that I wanted and that there was no draft beer available.
This is the second time I have visited in the last month and was told that the draft beer was not available as something was wrong with the pumps. Was told the same thing a month later. Something not quite right here !

JH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Fried chicken is as close to American Southern fried chicken as you can get.
Truffle fries and mac & cheese work great. Burger was great.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out of all the restaurants I have been to in London Dirty bones was most definitely my favourite one. I have recommended it to all my close family and friends and will be making a booking soon to go back with family. It was amazing food and an amazing atmosphere the really made my dining experience at Dirty Bones.

R
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I say no because, I want it to myself....LOve this place...keeep the music playing

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing mouthwatering burgers and sides! Don’t let the outside deter you; once you walk down the stairs to the main dining room it transports you to a different world. The Cherry Bakewell was a great alternative to dessert with it being super sweet (but not sickening sweet) and tart. The Chicken thighs reminded me of Chick-Fil-A but a thousand times better (They should make this into a bomb chicken sandwich)! The sides are definitely shareable. The fries are very rich and favorable and they give you ALOT!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. 100% recommended

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and food. The service was excellent- they lets us share all our mains as we couldn’t decide what to order as the choices were so good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely coming back to work my way through the rest of the cocktail menu.

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cherry bake well cocktail yummy

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Freshly cooked food. Very tasty. Great cocktails menu

MP
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visited Dirty Bones High Street Ken with a friend for a catch up and we had a blast. The staff were really friendly as we arrived and continued to be attentive throughout our visit. As food lovers we couldn't decide what to eat so ordered quite a few dishes which we shared. We had the pork ribs, mac n cheese, lamb fries, truffle fries and cheeseburger gyozas - amazing. Everything was simply delicious. We finished the meal off with a few happy hour cocktails which were equally good. The service of all of the staff was to a high standard, very amiable with a good knowledge of the menu and when the next booking were due to take our table they kindly reserved us seats at the bar so we could seamlessly continue our evening. Great introduction to the Dirty Bones restaurants.

ND
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place, hidden away in Kensington.
American restaurant, food was delicious, I got the tacos with the crispy chicken which was unusual with great flavours.
The root beer was very authentic and the dirty chai was amazing.
Took my bf for his birthday as he didn't want anything too fancy and loves Burges but this place was really nice. Great atmosphere and vibrant and nice for a special occasion.

Staff were very friendly and good service too

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was very chill, laid back and the staff was super accommodating and friendly. The old school hip hop was a nice added touch. We ordered a few things to share and everything was delicious. The fried chicken was the stand out. Probably the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. The cheeseburger was delicious as well as the cheese, truffle fries. Let’s not forget the cocktails, which were well crafted and made with care. I had the lavender martini, which was awesome. Very mild in flavor but with a nice kick of alcohol. I also ended the evening with a spiked ice coffee, which was also very good. Dirty Bones is a hip spot with excellent food. It should definitely be added to your list when in London.

J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Love this place, if you haven’t eaten fried chicken for a long time. Go eat it here, outstanding

OT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, great service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place with amazing food. You have to try lamb fries when you’re here. I would return again and again. Atmosphere is lovely and service is perfect. Perfect for a date night, friends get together or a quick meal

DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would most definitely recommend dirty bones. The food was amazing with large portions. The ambience was relaxed and welcoming. I will be returning with friends and family.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good, great service and the best chicken burger I've ever had. So crispy!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fab food and atmosphere made for a great night with live music thrown in !

YK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!! thank you for the perfect night out!!

AH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great no nonsense food. Great atmosphere. Fab evening.

BK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Read reviews very good so though I’d give it a try
Enjoyed the evening
Nice waitress very patient and suggestions for food and dessert!
Would defo eat there again

AV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! The skirt steak was so delicious and my sister loved the chicken tacos so much that she got a second order!

MJ
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Dirty Bones is a great restaurant, with an eclectic urban atmosphere and fantastic food. We had the buttermilk fried chicken; and chicken and waffles with maple syrup. The chicken was extra crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The prices were fair and the service was very good. My only complaint would be it was a bit dark, more so than the usual dim restaurant, which made reading the menu a bit difficult. I will definitely be returning for another visit.

AC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fab food and atmosphere! Delicious cocktail (key lime pie) Would highly recommend a visit!!

OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The experience over all was excellent. The waiting staff were brilliant and helpful. However the restaurant did seem closed when we arrived, the shutter was part closed at the front and the door closed. Other than this we couldn’t fault our evening!

b
London
73 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time at Dirty Bones and we really enjoyed it. Funky music provides an upbeat background. Great service. The dining areas and bars are very well designed, feels cosy and rustic. Food was nice, we were all happy (three generations of us). Should be fun late night as the place really lends itself for a lively music filled night

N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great! Food is delicious.. I got the Vegan Mac Daddy and I’m still craving it now!

ED
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, cocktails amazing. The atmosphere was fantastic and the service was really good. And the price is good. Loved it and I would recommend this place 😁

R
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

I live this place for the atmosphere and the music , the speaker where we sat was not working or turned on so we could not hear the music. Not hearing the music changed the experience

KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found this place on IG before visiting London for 4 days. So happy I was able to head there before I left for Paris the next morning. Its a chill vibe, great service and absolutely delicious food <3

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A really good restaurant, really liked the atmosphere and ambience of this place. The food was good, I ordered a half pile of chicken which was tender, moist and juicy, Mac n cheese and skinny fries. My boyfriend had the burger which had a shot of espresso in the sauce - we both found this strange to taste and did not like this. The service was adequate, it was fairly quiet but service was prompt. Slightly overpriced but overall a good experience.