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Rhythm Kitchen is Six!

Now we are six! Can’t believe that the years have flown by so fast – so many good times, friendly faces and of course big-time Jerk! We’ve been here through the London Olympics, seen Stratford blossom in ways we’d never thought possible, gone through tumultuous times shoulder-to-shoulder with all of London and come through stronger.

The one thing that has never changed is the way we do our food. Jerk cooking is a way of life and of all the restaurants in Westfield Stratford you’ll not find any which take it as personally as we do. It’d because we’re a family-run place with just one outlet, not like all the chain places and franchises all around us. The reason it tastes like home cooking is because that’s what it is – there’s no big corporate development kitchen with a team of chefs working on our dishes, we work up our dishes at home in our kitchen! We take what we know, what we learnt growing up and the old recipes from our family and friends and turn them into what we serve up at Rhythm Kitchen. There’s a lot of love in there and it’s all designed to be but one thing – tasty as hell.

We look a likkle different to how we did when we started out, gave ourselves a refresh earlier this year as you might have notices. We took what we’ve learnt over the years and mixed it with our heritage to make something which is just us and just for you – no stereotype of some jerk shack in the Islands which never existed, but a representation of our shared culture and cuisine. We’re proud to be independent, proud to be who we are and where we are and we may be likkle but wi’ tallawah!

Big love to everyone who has joined us over the last six years, it’s only going to get better!

New Kitchen, Same Great Rhythm

We opened our doors for the first time as a part of the opening crew for Westfield Stratford – we’ve been here as long as it has and we’ve loved serving up fresh Jerk cooking here for the last five years. That is quite a long time though and we thought it was time to take a fresh look at ourselves, give the place a bit of a make-over.

We know ourselves and our cooking even better now so we wanted to reflect that as well as references the heritage of Jerk cooking in a more subtle and refined way than some other Caribbean restaurants do. It’s not just the look, we’ve been working hard in the kitchen too – we’re stull serving up classic Jerk with secret dry-rub and marinade recipes, but we’ve got some new favourites too – Pepper Prawns and a special Jerk Salmon.

The Jerkfather says: “This refresh reflects the way we feel about our cooking and how it relates to both British Caribbean heritage and the Britain of today. We’ve taken the traditions of great food and hospitality and brought them bang up to date. We’re so proud of all the work that’s gone into it from a great team and are looking forward to serving up fine Jerk to the people of Stratford again!”