Rhythm Kitchen in Walthamstow brings the soul of the Caribbean to London through the wonders of traditional jerk-style cooking. The mouthwatering Caribbean dishes at this hotspot are packed with spice and flavour and the meats are coated in a dry spice rub or chilli sauce for over 24-hours before they’re thrown over the flaming hot grill. Rhythm Kitchen on Hoe Street is soul food at its very best and it’s not surprising that it’s become a local favourite for lovers of Caribbean cuisine. It’s a dining experience you won’t want to miss, so book a table now and join the fun at Rhythm Kitchen.
Location is a little off the beaten track from the Centre of Walthamstow and you'll need to pay for parking if you want to come during the day. But once you arrive you should have very little to complain about as the decor is homely and brightens up the space. I particularly enjoyed the pictures of iconic figures such as Jesse Jackson and Bob Marley. The food is what you're here for though and unless you want Brown Stew Fish and /lots/ of hard food (like one member of my party did) you should be alright. However, don't be fooled into thinking you will get amazing value for money. Caribbean food is time consuming to make and uses a lot of ingredients - so the prices reflect that. In fact, the £29ish set menu is very fairly priced as going al a carte over three courses is about £30 per person anyway + drinks. Food seems to be made to order too, so expect a bit of a wait time of about 25-30 minutes, but I assure you the wait is worth it. This then gives you plenty of time to take a look over the extensive drinks menu which boats over 70 rums, fresh fruit juices, homemade lemonades, various tea's and beers from back home. If you're into cocktails Rhythm Kitchen does that too so there's something for everyone. Overall, very enjoyable and worth your time. It gets a recommend from me if it's within your budget.
Food good service ok. My only niggle is that in this cold weather the entrance and the layout of the restaurant does no favours for dinners anytime the door is opened. They may want to think about some sort of breaker at the door to prevent dinner from getting a blast of cold air everytume the door was opened.
We had a really lovely evening. The food was great, it was a very relaxing atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back!