Camden offers a huge variety when it comes to drinking and eating out - catering from both tourists, music lovers and residents. Here’s a few of our favourite haunts. Enjoy!
Leyas: 'Hip' and 'Artisan' sum up this cafe, offering locally sourced and award-winning international coffee. Plus great brunches.
Lantana: One of a small chain offering great sandwiches, coffee, home-made cakes in the middle of Camden Lock market.
Cereal Killer Cafe: After its big sister’s ‘controversial’ opening in Brick Lane in 2014, the nostalgic cereal eatery gets a home in Camden. Maybe a tad overpriced for a bowl of coco pops but they do have a brilliant website!
The Blues Kitchen: If you’ve always wanted to try alligator, this is the place to come to. Great burgers and brilliant gigs to accompany them.Poppies Fish and Chips: Consistently on the top ten best fish and chips in London, this Camden branch of the East End institution doesn’t disappoint. Great service and mouthwatering chips!
La Patagonia: Neighbourhood restaurant offering traditional and amazing Argentinian food - steaks, empanadas and a huge inviting wine list.
Ma Petite Jamaica: Brightly coloured ‘jerk put and reggae bar’ - this Caribbean diner offers lunch and dinner and interesting cocktails (with a daily happy hour from 5-7pm).
Bintang: Pan Asian food offering a £10 happy hour menu (2 courses), plus BYOB with low corkage fees. Great if you’re on a budget.
Rullo’s Pizzeria Authentic pizza from a wood fire oven all the way from Naples! Also open from 8am for breakfast and brunch.
O'Tino: Off the beaten track and not much to look at from the outside, this Portuguese family-run restaurant is a must if you're a fan of salted cod or Pastel de Bacalhau (or if you just want somewhere to watch Porto play with a fantastic atmosphere!).
Bars and Pubs:
Where to begin? Camden is home to some of the best bars, pubs and music venues in London. Here’s a few to get you started.
Lock Tavern: Good food, garden and gigs - a Camden institution.
Dublin Castle: Legendary music venue in the heart of Camden.
Proud Billed as a relaxed daytime bar which comes into its own at night as a Burlesque bar and party venue.
Fifty-Five Bar: Brilliant cocktail bar with 2-4-£10 cocktails all night every Wednesday. Great service, snacks and atmosphere.
Simmons, Mornington Crescent: One of a small chain of quirky and great-value cocktail bars with outstanding happy hours and nostalgic video games to play as you sip.
The Enterprise: Regular meeting spot pre and post Roundhouse gigs. Open late.
The Forge: Award-winning jazz (and other music) bar.
Hawley Arms: Loved by the late, great Amy Winehouse - great boozer offering live music and a great balcony for people-watching in the summer.
Fiddler's Elbow: Legendary music venue.