The Rum Kitchen review

Kingly court houses an impressive collection of restaurants and bars, and when I walked up the stairs to enter The Rum Kitchen I was wowed by the bright twinkling lights that covered the whole of The Rum Kitchen. Yep the festive season is in full swing and what a beauty Kingly Court is at night, all lit up and sparkly. When we entered The Rum Kitchen we were greeted with smiles, a buzzing atmosphere and soca music blaring from the speakers, oh what an entrance it was!

We were shown to our seats in the front part of the restaurant, it was very busy for a Tuesday night but with such an electric atmosphere, I knew we were in for a good night! We started off with two rum based cocktails, one very sweet and the other rather boozy, because of course every good meal starts off with a cocktail or two. For the starters we went for the Jerk BBQ wings, which were sweet and sticky, which ignites the mouth with a punch of spice! The sweetcorn fritters were little clouds of fluff, cooked perfectly and tasted delicious, I could have easily ordered another portion.

For the mains I opted for the jerk bowl, which contained of boneless jerk chicken, rice and peas and slaw. I found the jerk chicken to be a little over cooked, so was slightly disappointed, I did however try my friend’s curry mutton and rice and definitely got food envy, the chicken was soft and tender, packed full of flavour. For the sides we choose the plantain and callaloo, a Caribbean dish served with spinach and ackee, by the end of our mains, I couldn’t speak I was that full! I would definitely advise you arrive with an empty stomach. We had another cocktail and waited for the food to digest as I didn’t want to leave without trying one of their desserts.

For the dessert I had the coconut flan, which came with a generous spilage of melted milk chocolate on the top, it was sweet, sugary and light, everything you could wish for in a dessert, Next time I’ll opt for this and the pineapple flan, and yes I will arrive with an empty stomach, because sometimes its totally worth stuffing your face, when food tastes this good!

If you want to visit the Rum kitchen in Kingly court, but also after a different dining experience then keep the 4th December free and attend the Shivi Ramoutar’s Supper Club. Where you will be served a 3-course meal, with each course paired with the perfect cocktail. You’ll get the chance to share in her cooking secrets, this is a night not to be missed. Tickets go on sale soon, but there is limited space available, so keep your eyes peeled and get booking fast!

Address: The Rum Kitchen, Kingly court, Carnaby street, W1B


Written by Nyla S.