Camden is a superb place to visit thanks to its unique markets, vibrant live music and delicious cuisine. Here are five scrumptious spots to fuel up after a long day of exploring the popular London district.
Andy's Greek Taverna
Established in 1967, this family-run eatery is the perfect patch to grab a bite. Choose from traditional home-cooked meat dishes, salads, moussaka and kebabs, as well as seafood and steaks.
One of the most popular selections at Andy's is kleftiko, which is baked lamb with Greek salad. The Taverna also serves a set lunch menu from 12pm till 2:30pm daily, when two courses are just £6.95 and three are £9.50.
You can find Andy's Greek Taverna at 23 Pratt Street, Camden, London, NW1 0BG. View their full menu.
Located in a beautiful glass building on Jamestown Road, Mildreds is a popular spot for lunch. It all started in Soho in the late 1980s, when founders Diane Thomas and Jane Muir opened a fresh and colourful vegetarian restaurant on Greek Street.
Believe it or not, back then you could purchase a delicious main course for £2.95, which led to queues of people flocking to the venue. The pair often had to send the punters to a local pub to wait for a table. Eventually, Mildreds expanded, moved to larger premises and now has several branches scattered across in the capital. Please note that mains are a little higher in price than £2.95 nowadays.
Tuck in at Mildreds on 9 Jamestown Road, London, NW1 7BW. View their exquisite vegan and vegetarian menu.
Poppie's Fish and Chips
Fancy some proper English grub? Poppie's is the place to be. Serving up tasty battered morsels since 1952, the chippy has a huge focus on responsibly-sourced ingredients.
All seafood on offer at Poppie's is sustainable and caught by Joe Bush, a third-generation Billingsgate fishmonger. The shop has a delightful 1950s vibe and diners can enjoy music hall songs whilst tucking into their meals.
Poppie's Fish and Chips is situated at 30 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP. To see what they serve, visit the Poppie's website.
The Blues Kitchen
Camden's vivid musical heritage is world famous, and this bustling bar/diner is certainly for fans of lively entertainment and finger-licking nosh.
Inspired by the USA, The Blues Kitchen serves up moreish barbecue bites and juicy burgers alongside bourbon, cocktails and beers. Meanwhile, you can enjoy live shows and DJs.
Lunchtime highlights include their St Louis Pork Ribs, Smoked Duck Gumbo and various sharing platters. If you arrive a little earlier, you can also delve into their USA-style brunch menu of buttermilk pancakes and breakfast burgers.
Find the joint at 111-113 Camden High Street, Camden, London, NW1 7JN. More information can be foind on The Blues Kitchen website.
Made In Brasil
If you're after something a little more exotic, head to Made in Brasil. As soon as you enter, you feel as if you've travelled thousands of miles to a tropical beach.
All you need to do is order a cocktail and join in the party. Meanwhile, homemade Brazilian cuisine, such as feijoada (slow-cooked black bean and pork stew), picanha na chapa (rump steak) and coconut and seafood stew are firm favourites.
The Brazilian-style tapas, or coxinhas, can be enjoyed as a lighter option for lunch.
For a taste of Brazil, head to 12 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HJ. Find out more about Made in Brasil.
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