The Rum Kitchen - Carnaby

(259 Reviews)
Kingly Court Carnaby Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW
Caribbean
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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 00:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

With rustic beach shack style and a packed menu of Caribbean flavours, The Rum Shack Carnaby feels like a tropical little escape right in the heart of Soho. As well as jerk chicken specialities, there is a huge cocktail menu that makes use of the great selection of imported rums.

The Rum Kitchen menu pulls together all the Caribbean favourites, with plenty of colour and spice. Nibble on jerk wings, island-spiced fried squid and sweetcorn fritters, before moving on to signature jerk chicken served with additions like gravy, sweet potato mash and pineapple. There are towering burgers, and larger plates with mouthwatering flavours like red snapper, West Indian veg curry, and shredded salads with exotic fruits.

A massive selection of imported rums are served from the bar at The Rum Kitchen in Soho, which go into the celebrated cocktail list filled with signature creations. There are also beers from Jamaica and Barbados, and plenty of soft drinks too.

Also pumping out a brilliant reggae soundtrack, The Rum Kitchen Carnaby is a popular Caribbean restaurant in London that is 6 minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Rum Kitchen - Carnaby
4.0
(based on 259 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (182)
  • entertainment (92)
  • large parties (78)
  • lunch (104)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (27)
  • trendy (144)
  • value (60)
  • views (17)
  • By Annishia L from London
    1 March 2020

    It was so so, service wasn’t great half the restaurant was empty and the waitress tried to sit a couple next to us which didn’t make sense. Not enough variety on the menu and food was luke-warm when it came out could be a lot better. Didn’t get one of my starters either. Good cocktails !!

  • By Patrina A from London
    20 February 2020

    Last night was my third time to this restaurant, and I've enjoyed it especially the music, however last night was a bit of an annoyance for two reasons. We ordered drinks and noticed they didn't come with straws so because our server had walked away, in the space of 10min we asked two ladies who promised to come back but never did. We then asked our server who repeated that for some sort of charity reason they are not giving straws, that they came only with certain drinks. We explained because of the amt of crushed ice we would not be able to drink it as is. So in the end we had to change our drinks because they refused to give us straws. The other thing is that I am not a rice and peas fan so the two times before I asked for it to be swapped with fries and they had never charged extra but last night we had a message from the manager that an extra £1 would be added to the bill. So I ask how much more does rice and peas cost to a bag of sweet potatoes. I found it a bit ridiculous so we decided to give this place a time out.

  • By Jade H from London
    20 February 2020

    Food and atmosphere was great. They had a DJ which made it a great vibe. Recommend the fried chicken and mac and cheese and the pineapple cocktail

  • By Anthea O from London
    2 January 2020

    The drinks were good but the kitchen was out of a lot of dishes. I didn’t feel like there was a great deal of authentic Caribbean flavours in the food but the DJ was good and so was Reanne who served us!

  • By Linda R from London
    24 December 2019

    A great experience on Christmas eve. The food was tasty and really authentic. There was also a good selection of rums on offer. The service was friendly and food/drinks arrived quickly. The background music was pleasing and in keeping with the theme. The decor/facilities was a little rustic for my taste, but I would definitely return for another visit.

  • By Emma S from Berkshire
    15 December 2019

    Great venue! Lovely staff, fab food and drinks!

  • By Deborah T from Leeds
    14 December 2019

    Food fab fab forgot to bring our staters but apologised waitress a little over zealous

  • By Anne D from London
    29 November 2019

    Being West Indian I thought it was worth giving this place a try and I’m afraid I wish I hadn’t! The starters were utter nonsense for a West Indian menu. The starter of chicken nuggets were tasteless and refried before serving which made them taste like rubber, my mains BBQ chicken was sufficient however the rice was awful, completely no favour- however if you are not West Indian this place would suit you just fine as you won’t no the difference, however for those of you really looking for authentic taste try shepherd bush or Dalston. The service was slow and they allowed people who were waiting for a table to stand next to our table, which was pretty ignoring when they kept looking down at our plate staring at your food and then knocking our table...come on, sort this out, allow people to enjoy their food with people who they have invited to the table.

  • By Hannah S from London Carnaby Street
    12 October 2019

    Dishes were so good, jerk bowl & Ackee and callaloo I had & the music played made everything that bit more fun

  • By Jacquie S from Luton
    23 September 2019

    Great place to take friends after visiting Carnaby Street

Restaurant Location Map
The Rum Kitchen - Carnaby
Kingly Court Carnaby Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW

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