We just love January. The thrill of going back to the office, the promise of dark skies and freezing weather. The sheer delight of tucking into fat free meals and of course the frantic gym visits where we desperately attempt to work off that extra helping of Christmas pudding. Sound familiar? Well we at QL have decided it’s time to rebel. We think us Londonites need some colour, good food and Jamaican tunes to lift us out of the post Christmas slump. Thus we present Dub Jam, a Caribbean bar and restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden that offers all of the above. Situated in what used to be a cloak room for the bar next door is one of the smallest and quirkiest slices of Jamaican fun you are likely to find in the city. Painted in vivid, bright colours it’s impossible to walk past without noticing this quirky establishment that feels like a breath of warm, sunshine-filled air on an otherwise rather drab London Street.
The inside has the feel of a carribean beach shack and is full of recycled items such as the beer kegs used as stools, a bar made from a surf board and an impressive stack of speakers at the back through which a traditional Jamaican rum punch is fed.
The bar offers up an array of Caribbean rums all served up in colourful tin cans and there is a fantastic BBQ menu with a selection of traditional Caribbean comfort food options such as ‘jerk rebel skewers’, ‘Beach Burgers’ and ‘Happy Patties.’ In particular the pulled belly pork skewers are melt in the mouth delicious and don’t forget to try some of the more unusual sides such as the coconut and yoghurt slaw and the sweet potato chips. The laid back cosy atmosphere, quirky decor and outstanding food makes Dub Jam the perfect way to inject a little Jamaican feel good factor into your day! Visit their website here to check out their menu or to book.
Address: 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP
Phone: 020 7836 5876
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sundays: 12pm – 10:30pm