The original Rum Kitchen has had a total refurb so we popped over to Notting Hill to check it out.
The new space features more pineapples then you can shake a stick at. Decked out like an upmarket beach shack, we loved the laid back vibes. Ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail, grab a pew at the separate bar area and watch the bartenders at work. There’s a pretty extensive list featuring over 200 rums, but we adored the Banana Colada – served in a huge gold pineapple it was tiki heaven!
The menu focuses on Jerk Chicken but don’t skip the starters. The ceviche is served big and chunky, rustic pieces of seabream are ‘cooked’ in plenty of pineapple and lime. The sweetcorn fritters are ideal for sharing with an interesting mango chilli jam.
Choose from either legs or thighs for the main course (our legs were way juicier!) both come with traditional rice & peas, slaw, chunks of refreshing watermelon and pineapple and a little pot of jerk gravy. We weren’t brave enough for the Hot option but Regular had a great flavour (and didn’t blow our heads off).
While you don’t really need sides, the chilli mac and cheese was too tempting to miss and the roast corn with naughty chunks of chewy smoked bacon was fab!
After dinner try and head downstairs to the new ‘private member’s’ bar which is open until 2am – plenty of time for a few more Banana Coladas! Sign up and if you get accepted, as well as gaining access to da club, you’ll also get £5 happy hour cocktails and 50% off your bill on Mondays. Winning.
Hanging? Pop back for the new weekend brunch menu which sees the full Jamaican breakfast; eggs, pulled pork and spicy beans or the vegetarian alternative with sweet potato wedges, avocado and portobello mushrooms; take centre stage.
THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED.