"Great value and alluring food"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
Despite being a hub of live music and night time shenanigans, Camden had for a long time been barren in terms of eating out. Gig-goers were not interested in food it seemed. But this is changing; along with the veterans that soldier on like Japanese Asakusa by Mornington Crescent and Pan-Asian Bintang on Kentish Town Road, now there is gourmet-standard Indian food at Namaaste Kitchen, and the recently opened Simply Fish, with a mixture of dishes from around the world or your choice of fish, preparation and sauce.
All-compassing cultural centre the Roundhouse is where Made in Camden is located, which opened in autumn 2010. Word of their hearty brunches quickly spread and they continue to deliver, with things like a chermoula chargrilled sea bass sandwich with labneh for £8.50 offering better value than neighbouring Primrose Hill and more appeal than what many of Camden’s caffs have to offer.
Weekly lunchtime deals are very reasonable too. A main course with salad or chips plus a glass of house wine or half a pint is just £8.95. The venison burger is medium rare, topped with a slice of Emmental that is just about reaching melting point, a little crunchy lettuce, piquant chutney and some mayonnaise; it’s delicious. The chips are hand cut and crisp on the outside, seasoned with paprika and salt. The risotto is al dente, sprinkled with artichoke hearts and cooked in creamy gorgonzola, far more indulgent than we’d expected. Even the crisp house white holds its own. We like it very much.
Leila reviewed Made In Camden on Tue 26 Feb 2013