There are SO many good restaurants in Camden Town!
While Camden is renowned for its shopping and food stalls, stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the markets can lead you to some true culinary gems, far removed from the tourist trails and over-priced traps. Explore the Camden Town area and enjoy Camden’s culinary delights like a local!
The Colonel Fawcett
There are so many good restaurants in Camden Town, but let’s start with traditional food, cooked with excellence. This historical gastropub has mastered the art of the classic British menu, all within a comfortable vintage lounge atmosphere. And so it should be: The Colonel Fawcett was established in the 1800s as a ‘house of ill repute,’ frequented, until the day of his death, by a certain non-fictional colonel. Famously known as one of the best places to eat in Camden Town.
1 Randolph St, London NW1 0SS, UK +44 20 7267 9829 http://thecolonelfawcett.co.uk
Here you’ll find traditional British fare, with a twist. Ever since its humble beginnings in 2011 as a stall in Dublin, Hook has been developing their ‘new school’ take on fish and chips, exploring the use of alternative batters and spices – call it fusion fish and chips! Their delicious tempura batter, panko breadcrumbs, and seaweed salted chips are but a glimpse of the wonders inside. Even better, all of their ingredients are sourced sustainably.
63-65 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PP, UK
+44 20 7482 0475
Band of Burgers
Band of Burgers is a restaurant in Camden Town where you’ll find every burger you can possibly imagine, beetroot patties and coffee brisket. What’s more, this is the only restaurant in London to cook its burgers on its own charcoal grill, giving their meats a unique smoky flair. Perhaps most excitingly, there’s the option to create your own burger! Continuing the DIY theme, BoB is BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze that is, not Bring Your Own Burgers…).
23 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE, UK
+44 20 7387 3898
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The Blues Kitchen
Yes, this one is a bit more chainy. Are we ashamed to include it in this list? Not at all. This Camden Town restaurant is the master of the dirty and delicious, the people at The Blues Kitchen have perfected the art of smoky American BBQ cooking, making this venue an excellent location for some meaty casual dining – but there are also some killer veggie options. Incidentally, they also have London’s most extensive bourbon collection. Good to know!
111-113 Camden High St, Camden, London NW1 7JN, UK +44 20 7387 5277
Self-proclaimed plant pioneers, Purezza serves up nothing but vegan pizza. Established in 2015, it’s the first vegan pizzeria in the UK, and everything, from the dough to the cheese (yes, they have perfected the art of vegan mozzarella), is developed with love in their cruelty-free laboratory. The owners themselves are passionate Italians basing their work on traditional family recipes, so the tastiness and quality of the results were always more or less guaranteed. There are also many gluten-free options and, very importantly, an Oreo pizza.
43 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PN, UK
+44 20 3884 0078