Since the closing of Love and Liqour (and the end of Idris Elba on the decks!) , Kilburn has certainly lost its appeal as a location for a night out! Eye candy actor aside, there has been a void in NW6 for a venue serving great food, cocktails and music. So I was more than pleased to hear about the opening of Soul Store West, an all day American soul food restaurant and bar with food supplied by the Chicago Rib Shack. I knew I’d have to check this place out and discover whether Kilburn does indeed have soul. My good friend Stephanie joined me for a night of live music, Pornstar martinis and mouthwatering food.
So it was a great night but there were a few teething problems with a waitress who took forever to get our cocktails (actually we never received them!) but a few words to another staff member and it was quickly dealt with. Our complimentary drinks, friendly barman (Carlos is great!) and the live music made for an amazing evening. It’s still early days for Soul Store West and there a few things that could be improved but I will be back and that’s even without the promise of a celebrity DJ!
Soul Store West
34 Kilburn High Road