Our pick of some of the best places to eat in Camden
Camden is known for its diverse and vibrant food scene.
From traditional British pubs to independent food trucks and designer international cuisine, there are plenty of great dining options for foodies and for those looking to try new and diverse cuisines.
Here are some of our favourites covering a range of experiences and budgets - all within walking distance of our Camden Apartments:
Globally, street food is a delicious and affordable way to explore different cultures and flavours. Camden Market offers a wide variety of street food vendors, making it a great place to grab a quick, tasty bite while you experience the diversity of the city.
1 - For Fish Sake
Fish and chips is London's quintessential street food, and no visit to the city would be complete without this classic. For Fish Sake has taken things up a notch with its battered fresh fish, calamari, fries, and more, all paired with tangy sauces and pickles.
2 - Yorkshire Burrito
The Sunday roast is a national institution and an internationally recognised icon of British cuisine. Yorkshire Burrito has taken all the best bits of a roast dinner – braised beef, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, spinach, and gravy – and wrapped it up in a fluffy Yorkshire pudding burrito. Talk about turning a classic into an on-the-go delight!
3 - Baozilnn
Baozi, from which BaoziInn takes its name, are hugely popular in Chinese cuisine. And for good reason – made with soft yeast-leavened dough and filled with a variety of spiced, soupy or vegetarian fillings, these flavour-packed dumplings are perfect served hot and drizzled with chilli oil. And there’s lots more on the menu too.
Visitors to Camden Market Hawley Wharf can get in on the good stuff and try BaoziInn’s famous dumplings canal-side.
4 - Canopy Market at Coal Drops Yard
Offering a fabulous selection of homemade goods, this charming covered market is just off Granary Square and showcases some of London’s best artisan traders. There’s a host of delicious street food stands to choose from, plus farm-fresh produce, cheeses and superb desserts. The market also includes jewellery, ceramics, accessories and homewares from independent designer-makers, only open Friday to Sunday.
Looking for cheaper eats in Camden? Here are some of the tastiest options.
5 - German Doner Kebab
Available on Deliveroo or just a short walk up Camden high street, this is the best kebab in London. The lean succulent meats are imported directly from Germany to maintain quality and consistency. The result is a truly unique taste experience that can be consumed day or night.
6 - Roosters Piri Piri
For simple, healthy and heart-warming street food, you can’t beat Roosters Piri Piri.
Inspired by authentic sub-continental recipes handed down by generations of seasoned cooks, the menu is a feast of delicious, vibrant flavours in meat and vegetarian options, available from lunch to dinner.
7 - Morty & Bobs
Who doesn’t love grilled cheese?! Morty & Bob’s is an all-day café and bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The main item is the humble grilled cheese sandwich, but this is not your average toastie. It’s served on soft and crunchy artisan sourdough with a blend of fancy cheeses and a signature cheese sauce. This is how legends are made.
8 - Toko Bali
At Toko Bali, you'll find the finest rendang you've ever tasted – the traditional Indonesian slow-cooked, dry beef curry is prepared with coconut milk, fragrant lemongrass, lime leaves, ginger and spices. Made with sustainable British beef or available as the plant-based ‘vendang’, you can also try it in a steamed bao bun, along with a range of other vibrant dishes.
For a good casual dinner around the corner or just up the street, these are a few of our top choices.
9 - Andy’s Taverna
This is our favourite Greek restaurant in the area! Established in 1967 and located in the heart of Camden, the casual family owned and run eatery serves the best food with the friendliest service. Delicious meze and if you love Kleftiko you will be happy you went, and it’s budget-friendly too. Tell them we sent you.
10 - La Patagonia
La Patagonia is a family-run traditional Argentine restaurant in the heart of Camden. The barrio-style venue serves a wide range of classic dishes from the grill, as well as fresh milanesas (escalopes) and chorizo sausages. Apart from Argentine premium cuts of sirloin, rib eye and lomo, there are also “asado de tira”, skirt steak (entraña), pork neck fillet (bondiola) and lamb steaks, as well as a premium selection of some of the greatest wines from Mendoza and La Patagonia.
11 - Daphne’s Taverna
Established in 1984 and run by the Lymbouri family, this smart, comfortable and cosy restaurant has a relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere, with walls covered in photographs depicting life in late 19th-century Cyprus. In addition to an extensive menu featuring charcoal grills and fresh fish, Daphne has several speciality dishes to choose from every day. The respectable reasonably priced wine list includes wines from Greece, Cyprus, France and the New World.
12 - KOKO Café
Funky and vibey, KOKO Café has a good selection of pizzas accompanied by live music on weekends. It’s a fab place to meet with friends over a cocktail.
Ask at the Mirabilis desk if they’re running any specials when you go.
13 - The Blues Kitchen
Another cool vibey spot on Camden High Street, offering a good range of beers, wines, and cocktails serving American-style barbeque, buttermilk fried chicken, burgers, mac n’ cheese, ribs and more. With live music, some nights it can get a bit crowded, so it’s a good idea to book a table or pop in for a drink at the bar to check out the scene.
From the classics to the latest culinary innovations, London has a wealth of fine-dining restaurants and some of the best are found in Camden.
14 - Coal office
Coal Office restaurant is a creative collaboration between celebrated chef Assaf Granit and British designer Tom Dixon. Experience fresh, creative food in a variety of beautifully designed and atmospheric spaces, where the provenance is explained, the tableware is available to buy, and the recipes are shared. This immersive contemporary dining experience pays tribute to the food traditions found throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean.
15 - Masala Zone
Rated by the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph and the Zagat Survey as one of the best restaurants in London, Masala Zone boasts sophisticated interiors fusing sculptures, antique carvings, evocative 1930s posters, and handcrafted textiles. Against this enchanting setting, diners can savour a contemporary twist on traditional Indian dishes prepared with original flair.
16 - Azura
Craving seafood? Inspired by blue skies and endless shores, Azura restaurant, bar and terrace bring the Aegean to London. On the menu is a tempting selection of meze-style dishes designed for sharing, and bursting with extraordinary flavours. Azura is known for its friendly, welcoming staff and impeccable service.
17 - Hicce
Hicce (pronounced ‘ee-chay’) is the brainchild of best friends and business partners Gordy McIntyre and Pip Lacey – the 2017 winner of Great British Menu and former head chef of the Michelin star Murano restaurant in Mayfair. The menu features British food with Japanese and Nordic influences, resulting in a sublime range of woodfired, steamed, and fermented delicacies. From small plates to generous main dishes, the Hicce experience is designed for sharing in a space with a clear view of the buildings in Granary Square. It’s an all-round delight for the senses.
Enjoy dinner, entertainment, dancing and drinks, all in one venue. The perfect option for a great night out in Camden Town.
18 - Proud Cabaret
For a grand night on the town, try Proud Cabaret, a name synonymous with decadence and the highest class of performance. This spectacular cabaret venue will transport you back in time to an era of glamour and luxury. The seated entertainment is accompanied by classic cocktails and a delicious fine dining menu.