Carnaby Street is quickly becoming one of my favourites areas to grab a bite in London. Right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city and with a plethora of restaurants and bars, you’re really spoilt for choice here!
Amongst the various chic boutiques and cafes, you’ll find Kingly Court, a small square in the middle of Carnaby Street, spread across three floors with restaurants, bars and even a yoga place? There really is something for everyone in Kingly Court, from Peruvian to Asian, Italian to American and even Jamaican! Make your way up to the third floor and you’ll come across Dirty Bones, serving up New York style comfort food and cocktails.
With eclectic interiors, a relaxed atmosphere and those cool New York vibes, Dirty Bones boasts live bands every Thursday night and DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights. A great place to grab a few friends and a few Bloody Marys!
Which is exactly what I did! Their Dirty Mary is made with Finlandia vodka, tomato, orange, lemon & pickle juice, fresh mint, chilli sauce & a sour cream Pringles rim (I have to be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the Pringles rim. Good old salt works just fine for me!). We also went for the You Chicken? (yes, the question mark is included), consisting of Bacardi Gold rum, fresh mint & cucumber, apple juice, ginger beer and chilli salt rim.
For starters we went for the Charred Padrón Peppers (sprinkled with maldon salt) and Hot Wings (free-range chicken wings tossed in a Louisiana-style hot sauce). I cannot explain to you how incredible the hot wings are! Hands down the best I’ve tried.
Tangy, spicy and super juicy, literally finger-licking good!
I was there on a Saturday which was buzzing with a young London crowd. Good food, good conversation and a great atmosphere.
Next came Cheesy Truffle Fries (cheddar and tallegio cheese with white truffle oil), 1/2 Pile Crispy Fried Chicken (free-range chicken in spiced buttermilk coating) and The Asian Dog (Kimchi ketchup, wasabi mayo, crispy seaweed, pickled sushi ginger and sesame seed).
I never say no to truffle fries but the Hot Wings definitely trumped the Crispy Fried Chicken. The latter seemed quite mediocre after the explosion of flavour from the wings.
I wasn’t really a fan of the hot dog as I found there to be quite a strange mix of flavours.
If you’re planning on heading to Dirty Bones over the weekend, I’d definitely recommend booking a table first. You can book directly on their website. The closest tube station to the one I visited is Oxford Circus. There is a second restaurant in Kensington.
Grab a few friends and head over to Dirty Bones for a chilled night out. And don’t forget to order the Hot Wings!
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