Wings at the Rum Kitchen
Lunch in Soho invariably means one thing: good food. With its variety, I often find I'm spoilt for choice, so after a haircut on the drizzly Good Friday, my friends and I stumbled into Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street and headed for the popular Rum Kitchen, to fill us with comfort food.
The second we walked in, there was no denying we were impressed. The décor is fantastic and makes you feel like you're dining in a Caribbean beach shack - which actually, is the whole point.
Surprisingly, The Rum Kitchen isn't too pricey, I chose to go for the Jerk Chicken Wings at £7 (which came with a sauce that tasted like spicy water - weird!), with a side of Sweet Potato Fries for £4. The food arrived relatively quickly and was delicious. Lucy also ordered the Jerk Chicken Wings, but chose to go for the side of Sautéed Callaloo and Spinach at £3.50. The spinach was nice, but we were undecided on whether a small bowl of sautéed leaves was worth the price tag. Rosie on the other hand, went straight for the Soft Shell Crab Burger for £12 - this seemed a little steep to me, but Rosie said it was definitely worth it.
I thought the food and the décor at the Rum Kitchen was fantastic, the only thing that miffed us a bit was that the waiters and waitresses weren't exactly the friendliest bunch. They seemed sullen and to be honest, a little bit annoyed we were there (a 12.5% service charge was still added on though) - but it wasn't enough to put us off too much and other than that, we loved it and I'm sure we will be back again soon.
Overall rating: 7½/10
Total cost for three (+ drinks): £44.43