7 Best Restaurants in Camden, London

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Camden is known for being one of the most eclectic boroughs in London. You can explore exciting markets, jam out at fun live music venues, and spend a few hours hopping from one fantastic bar to another.

But one of the best things to do in Camden is try the food from many of the internationally inspired restaurants in the area.

The best Camden Town restaurants run the gamut from vegan Sri Lankan eateries to quirky Camden Market food stalls to Michelin star fine dining restaurants. You can find just about any type of cuisine that you’re craving in Camden.

So if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Camden, this list includes all of the best places for you to eat at.

One of the indoors markets at Camden Market
One of the indoors markets at Camden Market

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7 Best Restaurants in Camden

Mildreds 

Mildreds is undoubtedly one of the best vegan restaurants in Camden. Serving up fabulous vegan Sri Lankan dishes, you’ll always leave Mildreds with a full belly and taste buds bursting with flavor.

With lime green tufted couches, pale pink walls, and carved wooden dividers, the inside of Mildreds has a cool, casual vibe. But it’s the food at Mildreds that really steals the show.

The Sri Lankan curry, Kashmiri cauliflower, and spiced halloumi burger are a few of the most popular dishes at Mildreds. And don’t forget to pair your meal with a fun cocktail, like a lychee & rose martini or a cacao old fashioned.

Some of the delicious vegan dishes at Mildreds in Camden
Some of the delicious vegan dishes at Mildreds in Camden

Jamon Jamon

If you’re hoping to devour some Spanish tapas in Camden, London, Jamon Jamon may be exactly what you’re looking for. Pronounced “yamon yamon” and translated to “ham ham,” this restaurant is named in honor of Spain’s beloved Ibérico ham.

For those who are unfamiliar, when you eat Spanish tapas, you get a bunch of little plates to share with the entire table. In other words, you’ll be able to sample tons of different dishes without breaking the bank.

One of the most popular dishes is the Jamón Ibérico (Ibérico ham) board, which pays tribute to the name of the restaurant and includes Spain’s famous Ibérico ham.

The delicias de bacalo (crisp-fried cod fillets), albóndigas (beef and pork meatballs), and chorizo paella have also received rave reviews.

Woody Grill

The excellent kebabs at Woody Grill are perfect for your typical end-of-the-night stop. After you’ve been out having fun for hours, all you want is a solid bite of food, and Woody Grill delivers.

Just like most kebab places, Woody Grill has lamb doner, chicken kofte, lamb shawarma, and a variety of kebabs. But what sets this eatery apart is the high-quality ingredients that they use to make their tasty plates of food.

And while food from Woody Grill is best after a long night on the town, it’s fantastic at any time of day.

Camden Market Food Stalls

Camden Market is arguably one of the most popular places to eat in Camden Town. When the market opened in 1974, it only had sixteen stalls. Today, it boasts dozens of amazing vendors from hat shops to jewellery makers to delicious eateries.

As for the food stalls in particular, some of my personal favourites are the halloumi fries and poffertjes ones (small Dutch pancakes).

And when you combine these tasty eateries with the fun, street art-filled atmosphere, you’re sure to have a smile on your face.

Eating at Camden Market is one of those London bucket list activities that you will find pretty much on every London itinerary.

The famous halloumi fries of Camden Market
The famous halloumi fries of Camden Market

Hook Camden

If you’re looking for a solid plate of the classic fish and chips, Hook Camden is where you want to go.

With rave reviews from huge publications like Time Out, Evening Standard, and Buzzfeed, as well as a feature on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, you really can’t ask for a better place to try this English staple. 

To play it safe, you can opt for The Classic fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce on the side. But if you’d like to spice things up, you can try The Cajun fish and chips or the Lemon & Basil version.

And if you’re not really feeling fish and chips, you can try the sesame panko prawns, squid tacos, or dirty fish burger instead.

York & Albany

York & Albany is owned by none other than the famous chef, Gordon Ramsay. And when deciding where to eat in Camden for a fancy night out, this Michelin-starred restaurant is sure to pique your interest.

The first thing you’ll notice when walking into York & Albany is the ambience. They have a beautiful interior decor (which can make for gorgeous Instagram photos if that’s what you’re looking for)!

Situated in a boutique hotel of the same name, the York & Albany restaurant boasts large glass windows, tasteful patterned olive wallpaper, crisp white tablecloths, and an open kitchen.

And while the atmosphere is certainly noteworthy, it’s the food that’s the main highlight.

You can start with Hiramasa king fish tartare, order Vietnamese braised pork carbonara as an entrée, and finish off the meal with Ramsay’s famous sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

As an added bonus, York & Albany often has seasonal menus, so you can come back as many times as you’d like to try something new.

Lemongrass Restaurant 

As London’s only Khmer (or Cambodian) eatery, the Lemongrass Restaurant is quite a special find. After all, when was the last time you had the opportunity to try some tasty Khmer food?

To put an end to your involuntary Khmer food fast, you can head to the Lemongrass Restaurant and savour one of the delectable dishes.

You can start with the delicious curry-and-potato filled golden triangles, devour the crispy aromatic duck, try the tender chili lemon lok luk steak, or slurp the amok trei (Cambodian steamed fish curry).

Final Thoughts on the Best Restaurants in Camden 

Camden, London is home to quite a wide variety of restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a classic plate of fish and chips or something a little more exotic like Khmer amok trei, you’ll be able to find what you’re craving.

I lived close to Camden Town for three years when I first moved to London, and had the opportunity to thoroughly try the food and drink scene in Camden. The restaurants in this guide are some of my favourites, which I hope you will love too.

Camden is also one of the most beautiful areas of London, which you can easily explore on foot. It’s also one of the best areas to stay in London, especially for first time visitors.

Are there other delicious restaurants in Camden that you think I should feature on this list? Let me know in the comments below!

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