Calling all cocktail lovers, BBQ food junkies and reggae vibe listeners!
If you saw my most recent post on palm prints, I mentioned loving my loose dress as it hid all of my yummy food, Well here is the food lowdown…..
Last week I did something that I haven’t done before, I reviewed a restaurant so here is my first ever ‘foodie’ post! I swapped fashion for food… I never saw that coming!
Off of the bustly streets between Leicester square and Covent Garden is a Caribbean BBQ rum shack, Dub Jam. Now, this quirky restaurant is a converted clock room from London’s adventure bar so it is pretty tiny. Size really doesn’t matter at Dub Jam! As soon as you step in you may as well of just stepped in to a beach shack on a Jamaican beach! Using Wray & Nephews Rum to concoct their house drink, Rum punch, which is flowing through the booming speakers to infuse it with reggae sound waves, how cool is that! People are in a frenzy to be trying new and exciting food and I believe this place has a lot to offer the modern Londoner.
I think the size of this place works to its advantage actually. The atmosphere is alive and kicking! The ‘jammin tunes’ fill the room and the ‘feel good’ buzz sensation runs through you. Dub Jam’s pocket-sized interior oozed with re-used, homemade gear. A table made from half a surf board, lights made from salvaged buoys and stools made from beer kegs.
After slurping down a fruity rum punch, we had the extremely tricky choice of choosing what delightful dishes to order. The staff here are super friendly and helpful and we were lucky enough to be able to try quite a few things on the menu!
Let’s get in to the food. Jerk rebel skewers, 48 hr marinated, slow cooked, smoked BBQ’d chicken, pork or prawns. I opted for the chicken, so succulent and tender! I am a sucker for halloumi cheese so of course I had to try the veggie version as well which was jerk halloumi and pepper. Again, extremely delicious. There was a small array of burgers, seeing as pineapple is one of my faves, I couldn’t turn down the Dub shack burger which was filled with grilled pineapple and smoked cheese. The sides were pretty serious, we indulged on KJ’s sweet potato chips which were crunchy on the outside yet mouthwatering melting on the inside. Rude boys ‘skin-on chips’ which were super chunky and heavily herbed. The food was dished up in plate sized bamboo boats and certainly did not disappoint!
Last but no means least, I had to finish with something sweet and nothing less than a Pina Colada slush puppie, o yes a slush! It was so sweet it was on the verge of a pudding.
Now I’m wishing for a holiday to the Caribbean…
If you like your jamming tunes, Caribbean spices and rum rocking bevies, get yourself to Dub Jam! You can’t book a table and seating is limited so get there before the rush.
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