Camden isn’t just street food. Here are the best Camden restaurants for a sit-down meal, with cuisines from all four corners of the world.
Step inside this intimate venue on Kentish Town Road for delicious pan-Asian cuisine. Bintang’s menu samples dishes from Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, with classics such as nasi goreng and pad thai served up alongside szechuan jackfruit nuggets and Bintang’s own signature curry. The restaurant is BYOB and has a great outdoor courtyard.
London’s first – and for a time, only – Cambodian restaurant, Lemongrass has been a Camden institution since 1988. Head here for delicious, fresh and affordable Khmer cuisine – be sure to sample chef Thomas Tan’s recommended dishes, lok lak steak and fish amok. The restaurant also serves up a handful of recipes from wider Southeast Asia, including Thai banana cake and crispy duck.
This much-loved Greek restaurant has been a Camden Town institution since 1967, and although threatened with closure, owner Petros Ochtaras has managed to keep customers coming back for homely, authentic Greek cuisine.
Ma Petite Jamaica is the go-to place for rum cocktails, jerk chicken and a reggae soundtrack. If you’re after a tropical fix, London’s first Caribbean diner won’t disappoint; just keep in mind that portions (including the small plates) are big. Go hungry, leave satisfied.
As it offers a mouth-watering selection of contemporary Indian dishes, including oxtail rogan josh, pistachio chicken korma and tandoori portobello mushroom, it’s no wonder this snazzy Indian restaurant has won so many awards. It’s an ideal choice if you’re tired of chicken tikka and want to spice things up a bit.
Here’s one for the vegans: Purezza serves 100 percent plant-based pizza. Their large pies are topped with rice-based mozzarella, and other ingredients on offer include wood-smoked tofu, kalamata olives and smoked beetroot carpaccio.
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