Did you know that Marianne also blogs about food in her spare time? Well, we asked her to tell us about her top restaurants in the Camden area!
When it comes to food, London has much, much to offer. It’s one of the best things about living in such a multicultural city – you can find food from all over the world. And Camden is the perfect place to go if you want to find different, delightful, delicious food!
The beginning of any food adventure in the area should start in Camden Market. There’s nothing I like more than meandering through the market’s stalls, soaking up the atmosphere and letting myself being guided by the smells. There’s something for everyone in the market and dozens of stalls that serve the most amazing food whether you’re a strict vegetarian or a die-hard carnivore, if you like your savoury snacks or have a sweet tooth, or if you’re watching your weight or couldn’t care less about the calories. So go, explore the market, you’ll love it. Eating in Camden, however, is not just about eating al fresco, there are some really special places that I often go to and would like to share with you.
Best for happy hour!
Made in Brasil
Being half Brazilian of course I’ve visited many restaurants that serve Brazilian food and Made in Brasil is by far the best of them. Their main courses represent all regions of Brazil and you can expect lots of meat and fish dishes. Dishes are simple but really well executed, in good portion sizes. It’s great if you want to have dinner but in my opinion what really makes the place special is their happy hour. They have an extensive bar food menu and the caipirinhas are To. Die. For. And it’s all at excellent prices if you get there before 8pm!
Best for lunch!
If you love fish as much as I do, you’ve got to try Simply Fish. They have a A La Carte menu with world classics such as Fish and Chips, Thai Green Curry and Bouillabaisse (French style fish stew), but I like to order from their Create your Own Dish menu. This is how it works: You pick a fish, how it’s cooked, which sauce you want with it and finally two side dishes to accompany it. They only use sustainably sourced fish and their catch is as fresh as it gets, many arriving from boats on the same morning! The restaurant bright lights and their special lunch menu, makes the place great for lunch.
Best for BYOB (bring your own booze)!
A little further up the road in Kentish Town you’ll find Guanabana. A lovely rustic cafe serving all the deliciousness of the Caribbean. Expect fiery, flavoursome, charcoaled goodness in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Perfect to go with a group of friends where you can share the dishes and bring your own choice of tipple.
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to burgers in Camden and often opinions differ a lot on which one is the best. Some people swear by the efficient service and slick atmosphere of Byron, others love the 1950s vibe of The Diner, but for me the best burger joint in Camden is Haché, a Gallic term for mince. And the name is not the only French thing about the place. It’s very beautiful and vintage inside with chandeliers and pastel colours and big mirrors, not a décor you would expect in a burger place. And the burgers, oh là là!
There are so many more places I could go on forever. But I’ll stop it here and leave you with a yummy challenge: Go out and explore Camden places to eat and come up with your own lists!
Looks delicious! Who says you can’t eat well in England?