What they say:
The Rum Kitchen - is a new Rum and Caribbean inspired cocktail bar and kitchen situated on Notting Hill’s All Saints Road. The venue will house both a restaurant and a bar. The food at The Rum Kitchen will be refined Caribbean dishes served with a modern twist. This will allow guests to experience both authentic and modern Caribbean cuisine. The bar, with its 100 strong rum collection, will unsurprisingly focus on rum based drinks with a Caribbean flavour. So expect daiquiris, Malibu, mojitos and Havana Club.
If this concept isn’t unique enough for you, The Rum kitchen will also feature a very rare ingredient unlike most places in town – its very own music director. DJ Fast from The Fun Lovin’ Criminals will be responsible for providing the tunes. With one of his ventures including reggae collective ‘Reggae Roast’ you are sure to have the very best in West Indian music.
The Rum Kitchen will be the perfect setting for those that love great cocktails, tasty food and of course rum. The aim of the venue is to give Caribbean dining culture the attention it deserves and change the perception that it is a cuisine only suited to the takeaway industry.
What we say:
The management team responsible for Ping!, Love Brunch and Bungalow 8 London have added to their impressive portfolio with the newly opened ‘The Rum Kitchen’ in Notting Hill. This time they have swapped ping-pong bats for Caribbean cuisine and rum… loads of rum… over 100 different types of rum, in their Caribbean restaurant and cellar bar.
The cocktail menu will have rum as the centrepiece. Look out for such house recommendations as The Rattle Skull Punch – a ‘secret’ blend of rum punch with spices and fruits, served in an enamel jug. The food at The Rum Kitchen is also quite special. It will focus on refined Caribbean classics including starter plates between (£5 - £7) such as ackee and salt fish bruschetta with spinach and slow roasted cherry tomato; alongside staple Caribbean mains (£8 - £15) such as jerk chicken and curried goat.
The Rum Kitchen can be found at 6-8 All Saints Road and is now open but it’s under a soft launch so a reservation is required.