Dirty Bones has recently opened its sister restaurant in Kingly Court on Carnaby Street, the original restaurant residing in Kensington. I had never been and so when invited down to try out the new digs, I took a look at the menu and already got pretty excited, here is how Danny and I got on when we took a visit down to Kingly Court on a Monday evening.
The name already suggests plenty of meat and Dirty Bones is most definitely that, a dirty feast of meaty goodness. Dirty in the best way of course. The restaurant itself is on the top floor of Kingly Court, where you will find a whole host of restaurants. You won’t miss it from its bright neon sign outside. Inside is more of the same, with table booths, a funky bar lining the wall and lit up games posters.
As it was a Monday and before 7pm, we were in for a treat 2 for 1 cocktails, of course we took much advantage of this offer and ordered two or was that four cocktails to start. I had the Top Dog cocktail which was Finlandia vodka, strawberry, chambord and lemon and jeio prosecco, if you love something fruity this one is for you, whilst Danny had The Littlest Hobo a mixture of Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, passion fruit syrup and wyld wood cider, a very sweet drink. It looks quiet in these pictures but we got there early, before it filled up and the place was completely full.
Starters are big and come served in white and blue dishes. I had the salt and pepper squid with smoky lemon mayo, really lovely fried squid, just be careful of those chillis if your spice sensitive like me and Danny went for the chicken wings, glazed in lemon and topped with chillis and spring onion. Both portions were really filling and you could even get a bunch of starters to share if you wanted more nibbly bits.
For main I had the crispy fried chicken, which you can either have as a half or full pile. I went for the half which was three bits of chicken in fried buttermilk crispy coating. I opted for mine plain but you can also choose to have it with the bourbon and marshmallow BBQ sauce. I also had a side portion of skiny fries which were delicious. Danny had the spicy chicken burger which has the Dirty Bones hot sauce and smoky chilli mayo and you can also add-on bolt ons, like bacon, avocado puree, beer cheese and egg. With his he had the dirty fries which are covered in chilli cheese sauce, DB BBQ sauce and cactus salsa. We both enjoyed our mains and were getting incredibly full.
We decided to brave dessert, with a couple more cocktails and the peanut butter cookie cup which came in a flip lid jar and was salted peanut gelato, caramelized chocolate ganache and dark chocolate cookie chunks. I had the milk and cookies, which was a dark chocolate cookie and milk gelato served up like milk and cookies you’d leave out for Santa.
Completely stuffed we had to call it a night and waddled off home, very full and very satisfied. For more on Dirty Bones check out their website and try their bottomless prosecco brunch on Sundays, I know that’s on my hit list next!