Sticky Fingers, Kensington

Just off Kensington High Street, only a 3 minute walk from the tube station, you can find Sticky Fingers, an American restaurant owned by Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.

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The restaurant has a fun yet chilled out atmosphere. With it’s red booths, Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia coving the walls and classic music it has the feel of an old school American diner. I would describe it as a more authentic and less touristy version of the Hard Rock Cafe, so if you enjoy the Hard Rock experience you’d definitely like it here.

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My first experience at Sticky Fingers was on a Monday evening which meant… Monday Madness! Every Monday all mains are up to 50% off so I’d recommend going on this day if you’re looking for somewhere super cheap (not that it’s too expensive without this deal). On MM you can grab a burger for as little as £5.5o, half a bbq chicken for under £7 and a full rack of ribs for £11. Plus all mains come with any side. On top of this, during happy hour (4:30 – 7:30 every night excluding Saturdays) cocktails are almost half price.

I shared cheesy nachos to start (£10 for a portion for 2) then a combo plate of ribs and bbq chicken wings with a side of sweet potato fries for main (£17 – shared between 2), washed down by 2 Lemon Tree cocktails (£4 each). Considering how full, and slightly tipsy, I felt when leaving, it turned out to be a pretty cheap evening.

 

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St Louis Ribs & BBQ Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Fries (a dish big enough for 2 people), and a Sticky House Salad

Reading previous reviews I saw that a few people had complained that the restaurants menu was rather simple, however I would say this is one of the great things about Sticky Fingers. This is not a place you come to for a wide selection of unusual or unique gourmet dishes, this is somewhere you come to for a simple but tasty and filling meal. With the delicious food, large portion sizes and decent prices Sticky Fingers offers I didn’t find the simple menu an issue. What more could you need in a place like this than burgers, hot dogs, ribs, wings and salads? Plus I wouldn’t exactly call the 15 side dishes you have to choose from simple.

My only one complaint would be the lack of desert option. There were only 5 options on the menu; the traditional deep crust apple pie, chocolate brownie, donuts, ice-cream or a large sharing sundae. Although these are all great options, I would have liked to see a few more sundae varieties, and an option to have a single sundae rather than the sharing one. To make up for this however, there was a choice of several milkshakes and alcoholic shakes. I opted for the Pina Colada Ice-Cream Shake.. amazing but very filling!

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Pina Colada Ice Cream Shake & 2 (already finished) Lemon Tree Cocktails

I would say Sticky Fingers is a great evening out for anyone; families with children, groups of friends or even for date night. You might want to wear some elasticated trousers though if you plan to eat as much as I did!

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