Whether you’re after some classic pub grub, a perfect pizza, a carnivorous feast or some tasty, vegan-friendly fodder, then look no further: these brilliant Camden restaurants have it all.
1. Alexander The Great
When it comes to places in Camden for Greek food, then you could do worse than Alexander the Great. It’s very reasonably priced here – especially if you take advantage of their set lunch menu – and is great for parties and big groups.
On the menu here are Greek classics like moussaka, kleftiko, stuffed vine leaves and grilled octopus. However, the star of the show may just be the namesake kebab – a mouthwatering concoction of marinated lamb with peppers, mushrooms and onions – served with a hearty side of rice.
📍8 Plender Street, London, NW1 0JT.
If you’re veggie or vegan, then don’t miss paying a visit to Mildred’s. With other branches in Soho, Dalston and King’s Cross, this is one of the best places to tuck into plant-based fare within the capital – and it’s all bloody delicious.
Here, food comes in the guise of delectable Sri Lankan curries, chickpea and quinoa burgers, and even chocolate hazelnut fudge cake. Whoever said eating clean was clearly boring and has never eaten here…
📍9 Jamestown Road, London, NW1 7BW.
Purezza on Parkway serves up nothing but vegan pizzas, with toppings like roasted aubergine, seitan, and smoked beetroot. Their pizzas are made with sourdough, but you can also opt for a hemp flour base or a gluten-free base.
Try the Cheesesteak Calzone, or ‘The One With The Truffle’, which comes with a black truffle base, mozzarella, pulled porchetta, and mixed wild forest mushrooms. Yum, yum.
📍45-47 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN.
4. La Patagonia
Billing itself as offering ‘the best Argentinian food in London’, La Patagonia is an independent, family-run parrilla and steakhouse in Camden which has everything from empanadas to tender Argentine sirloin on the roster.
Alongside succulent steaks, they’ve also got a fantastic wine list here – well you wouldn’t expect anything else from an Argentine restaurant would you?!
📍31 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE.
5. Made in Brazil
Now as the name suggests, this one is all about the Brazilian food, drinks and music. And what could be a bigger cause for celebration than that? The bright décor and extensive menu is designed to take you on a journey through the streets of Brazil – and boy are you in for a good time here.
As you’d expect, they’ve also got some great cocktails on offer here and some happy hour deals too. Caipirinha, anyone?!
📍12 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HJ.
Taking influences from predominantly from the Philippines, this cosy, Kentish Town eatery is absolutely ideal for anyone craving some Eastern flavours. Their namesake gluten-free curry is a real winner here, and they’ve also got some melt-in-your-mouth beef sisig and spicy carabao wings on the bill. Not to mention cocktails, wine and beers…
📍93 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 8NY.
7. Muang Thai
Another one of the best restaurants in Camden here, Muang Thai is a beloved spot which rustles up traditional curries and noodle dishes made with Thai herbs that are flown in from Thailand every week. They’re right across the street from the Roundhouse and offer all the classic Thai goodies like pad thai, jungle curry and a spicy salad. Winner, winner.
📍71 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN.
8. Namaaste Kitchen
This cherished spot nestled between Camden Town and Primrose Hill is a perennial favourite of ours. A past winner of the ‘Indian restaurant of the year’ and the ‘award-winning chef of the year’ at the Asian Curry Awards, the food rustled up here is absolutely bloody delicious and covers a smorgasbord of traditional curries, tandoori grills, banging biryanis and sumptuous starters.
The real star of the show at this Camden restaurant though are the in-house specialties, which range from pan-seared Goan sea bass to clay-oven-roasted spiced duck breast and potato and apricot dumplings cooked in a creamy gravy.
📍64 Parkway, London, NW1 7AH.
The British classic fish and chips is, of course, never too far away. And if you’re in Camden, we really recommend trying Poppie’s – which is always full of tourists, but a good representation of the favourite staple nonetheless. It’s not exactly the cheapest fish and chips you’ll find in town, but nevertheless, it’s well worth digging into!
📍30 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8QR.
10. Ma Petite Jamaica
Another Camden hotspot here when it comes to food, Ma Petite Jamaica prides itself on being London’s first Caribbean diner, serving up authentic Jamaican food since 1985.
From curried goat and plenty of jerk, to ackee and saltfish dumplings, this restaurant is pretty big in the game. They’ve also got some excellent rum cocktails and a mean bottomless brunch too. You can get a hold of your tickets here.
📍4-6 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HG.
11. Bar Gansa
Tucked away on the vibrant Inverness Street, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Camden markets, Bar Gansa pride themselves on their authentic Spanish cuisine, made with love and served with passion.
Plus, with dishes that cater to meat-eaters, fish-eaters, and veggies alike; there’s something scrummy on the menu for everybody. They also do an epic Spanish bottomless brunch with endless glugs of sangria – what could be better than that hey?!
📍2 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HJ.
12. Jamon Jamon
A charming set of tapas bars found in Soho, Camden and Belsize Park, Jamon Jamon is really all about the food. As well as some pretty fantastic tapas – including patatas bravas, Jamón Ibérico and Galician-style sliced octopus – they’ve got you covered with their paella here.
There are six different kinds – including a vegan version – and they’ve also got the ‘negra’ – a delectable mix of black squid ink, shrimp and rice.
📍38 Parkway, London, NW1 7AH.
13. O Tino
This family-run establishment is one of Camden Town’s favourite haunts, with friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and classic, home-cooked Portuguese food. Bacalhau – or dried and salted cod – features prominently on the menu in a variety of different styles, and the Portuguese-style white clams in a white wine, garlic and olive oil sauce are to die for.
Other dishes include piri piri chicken with chips and salad, grilled sea bass and king prawns sautéed in a white wine sauce. Vegetarians are also catered for, and a variety of excellent Portuguese wines served here are a real steal by London standards – only one bottle on the menu tops £20.
📍1 Plender Street, London, NW1 0JS.
14. York & Albany
If you’re after something a little fancier on this Camden restaurants roundup, then make your way to the beautiful York & Albany, one of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants, for its excellent seasonal menus, its lovely afternoon tea or its weekend bottomless brunch. And you all know how much we love one of them…
They’ve got everything here from burgers and pizzas to roasted cod and beef wellington – and set menus run from just £16.50.
📍127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS.
15. Casa Tua
Translating to ‘your home’ in Italy, this hidden gem is a real winner that specialises in authentic fare from Puglia and the wider Mediterranean region. While everything on the menu is absolutely bloody delicious, we’d go for the black squid ink spaghetti with frutti di mare.
They’ve also got a fantastic selection of brunches which are perfect with a bloody mary. Cheers!
📍176 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0SP.
16. Goodfare Italian Restaurant
Another favoured Italian joint here, the Goodfare Italian Restaurant specialises in pizzas, cannelloni and lasagne – all of which taste as if they’ve actually come from Italy itself.
If you’re not feeling too peckish, why not go for a couple of antipasto like caprese salad or portobello mushrooms?!
📍26 Parkway, London, NW1 7AH.
17. Andy’s Greek Taverna
Andy’s Greek Taverna was established all the way back in 1967, and they’ve got their hospitality down to a tee over the 50+ years of service. Styled like a traditional Greek taverna, you’re really treated as if you’re one of the family here, and that’s before we’ve even got to the food which is among Camden’s best.
At Andy’s, you’ll get everything you could ever want from the Aegean – think lamb kleftiko, Corfu-style prawns, freshly-fried calamari drizzled with lemon, melt-in-the-mouth swordfish and spanakopita – a delicious filo pastry pie stuffed with feta and chopped spinach. Follow this up with a sticky baklava and a crisp glass or two of traditional white vino and you’re all set for a pretty memorable meal we say. Yamas!
📍23 Pratt Street, London, NW1 0BE.
18. Haché Burgers Camden
Set just two minutes from Camden Town station – and within a stone’s throw of the market – Haché’s first outpost have been drawing in punters in their droves ever since they first opened their doors back in 2004.
Previous winners of the prestigious title ‘best burger in London’, they’re something of a legend in this neck of the woods and they’ve got everything from steak and chicken to smoked salmon carpaccio. Oh darling!
📍24 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HJ.
19. The Edinboro Castle
A stone’s throw from the main drag of Camden High Street lies the Edinboro Castle – a lovely pub near Regent’s Park where you’ll find Pimm’s on tap (!!), hefty portions of fish and chips, delicious sharing plates and a pretty massive beer garden. A great spot to soak up the sun when (and if) it’s shining. Cheers!
📍57 Mornington Terrace, London, NW1 7RU.
20. The Cheese Bar
Ok, so this one’s not exactly a restaurant per se – but it’s so bloody good that we couldn’t not include it here! A bite size bar on the edge of Camden Stables Market, The Cheese Bar is the permanent home of the Cheddar-loving chums behind London’s street food sensation The Cheese Truck.
Seven days a week, the squad offers a concisely cheesy menu of around twenty dishes. For mains, we’re talking cauliflower cheese, four cheese pasta, blue cheese raclette, and hay-smoked Tunworth.
📍Unit 93-94, Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AH.
Next up on this roundup of the best restaurants in Camden is Seto – a cute, family-run restaurant that specialises in shoyu and miso ramen. It’s incredibly affordable – warming bowls of ramen at lunch are just nine quid – and their fried gyoza are pretty much to die for.
Don’t miss trying the ‘kimuchi ramen’ – a delightful dish consisting of Korean-style pickles with chashu pork and a hearty noodle soup. Vegetarians needn’t feel left out either, as there is a fantastic homemade veggie soup here too.
📍5-6 Plender Street, London, NW1 0JN.
22. Lume Restaurant and Wine Shop
This snug Italian restaurant-cum-wine-shop is definitely one of the best places to grab a bite to eat in Camden – trust us. They specialise in Sardinian grub with standout dishes including grilled octopus with a black garlic mousse and a carnaroli risotto with wild asparagus broad beans and peas.
Don’t forget the dessert here – the namesake tiramisu and almond panacotta with chestnut honey are both absolutely to die for!
📍38 Primrose Hill Road, London, NW3 3AD.
23. The Farrier
Situated in the Grade II-listed old horse hospital of Camden Market (more on that later), The Farrier pub boasts excellent-quality, hearty British-style cooking from a talented team of chefs, banging Sunday roasts, and most excitingly (in this writer’s view, at least) a floor-to-ceiling wall of wine! Now that we can get on board with…
📍Camden Stables Market, 87-88 North Yard, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AH.
24. Guanabana Restaurant
Based in fashionable Kentish Town, Guanabana is one of the Camden restaurants that specialise in Latin American cuisine, and they were one of the first of their kind in the whole of London.
They specialise in food from Jamaica, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and everywhere in-between, and all the meat served here is 100% halal. The jerk chicken is pretty much out of this world, and they do a mean ‘Island Roast’ on Sundays which is oak smoked to perfection and is served alongside plantain, baby carrots, roast tatties, grilled cabbage, a Yorkshire pudding and lashings of jerk-infused gravy. Even better – it’s BYOB! Winner, winner.
📍85 Kentish Town Road, London, NW1 8NY.
25. Chin Chin Labs
Taking principles more akin to a mad scientist than ice cream makers, the fun folks at Chin Chin Labs use liquid nitrogen to create wacky, wonderful flavours, and scoops of ice cream smoother than a mid-90s Jazz album.
They’ve got five flavours on the roster here, with standouts including the tonka bean – which is basically vanilla on steroids – the valrhona chocolate and the burnt butter caramel provides a worthy finale to this holy triumvirate. Yep – we’re pretty much salivating over here…
📍49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF.
26. Lost Souls Pizza
Previously known as ‘Lost Boys Pizza’, this pizzeria styles themselves as ‘the world’s ONLY vampire pizzeria’ – yep, seriously – and you can expect a killer 80s soundtrack, a vampire-themed cocktail menu, and some seriously spooky black dough pizzas at this ghoulish gaff.
Even better? They’ve got 2-4-1 pizzas every Wednesday along with happy-hour cocktails. To get access, you’ll just need to find the secret password on their Insta page…
📍 245 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BA.
Now if it’s juicy burgers that you’re looking for on this Camden restaurants roundup, then you should really make your way to BUK – a contemporary Camden restaurant that whips up some of the best burgers in town. There’s everything here from classic crispy, crunchy fried chicken thighs and aged beef patties – all sandwiched between soft sesame brioche buns.
Everything on the menu is halal-prepared, and they’ve also got an array of toppings on offer including truffle, bacon mayo, smoked applewood cheddar and blue Stilton too. Their most recent spot is in Hawley Wharf, but they’ve also got a spot up towards Chalk Farm too.
📍1st floor of Waterside Hall East, Hawley Wharf, Castlehaven Road, London, NW1 8JZ.
Located in leafy Primrose Hill – home to London’s most scenic view – Lemonia is a local landmark that has been drawing in punters in their droves for almost 40 years. It’s so beloved in fact that numerous celebs – including Harry Styles, Kate Moss, Jude Law and Rita Ora – have been spotted over the years.
And who can blame them? This spot is all about the atmosphere. The vine-draped dining room can’t help but conjure up images of sun-dappled courtyards during summer holidays in Greece, and the food? Well, with dishes including rabbit cooked in wine with baby onions and herbs – it’s pretty bloody good.
📍89 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 8UY.
29. Trap Kitchen
A South London legend, Trap Kitchen made its way up to Camden back in 2022 – and thank god for us! It’s a bustling joint which fixes up hearty portions of BBQ chicken and seafood too, plus delicious waffles and cocktails too.
It’s a vibey spot – great for dates and for meeting mates – and the lobster is absolutely out of this world it has to be said.
📍76-77 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AN.
30. Laz Camden
Rounding off this mighty list of the best restaurants in Camden is Laz Camden – a Mediterranean-style spot with bare-brick walls who whip up some of the best Turkish food in the whole capital.
They specialise in meze platters and small plates, though the kebabs and veggie options are pretty darn good too.
📍41 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7PN.
So there you have it – a roundup of 30 of the best Camden restaurants. From burgers to Cuban food, there’s something for absolutely everyone here, so see where takes your fancy!
Also published on Medium.