Made in Camden

Price guide: Mid-range

The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Price guide: Mid-range

The Roundhouse's new restaurant

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#106 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.2
3.2
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
2.8
2.8
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, Live entertainment, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Made in Camden

A funky café-bar and restaurant set in a Grade-II listed former repair shed.

Housed in The Roundhouse, one of London’s most interesting concert venues (and yes – it is round), Made in Camden is an audacious take on the theatre bar, boldly opening its doors to all-comers most days of the year, and serving proper lunch, brunch and dinner dishes – plus scones.

Food and drink: 

The Mediterranean-via-Sydney menu’s a delectable read but not everything is executed to the best standard – which really means I didn’t like the pancakes. The open onglet steak sandwich with red onions and horseradish cream was terrific, and an ‘Iranian’ omelette with leeks, walnuts and raisins, served in its frying pan, was nicely moist and tender and accompanied by sprightly salad and chargrilled toast. New local company Camden Town Brewery (read more in my review of The Horseshoe) provides the beers, while Caravan supplies the excellent, full-flavoured coffee.

Ambience: 

A rocking blend of old and new Camden, with huge windows and red furniture brightening the day.

Service: 

Needs improving. They also need to work out how to pace themselves during the pre-show drinks deluge so destination diners aren’t frustrated.

Location: 

A 10-15 minute walk past the markets from Camden Town tube; it's closer to Chalk Farm.

Price advice: 

It’s very reasonable for London, though portions aren’t huge. Light meals start at £7.50 and rise to £12.90 for a main course at lunch or brunch. In the evening the kitchen produces tasting plates, all under a tenner, and suggests three plates is equivalent to a traditional two-course meal.

More information on Made in Camden:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Bistro, Café
Food:
Fusion, Mediterranean, Modern
Address:
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Telephone:
020 7424 8495
Website:
http://www.madeincamden.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 9.30am-10.30pm. Restaurant menu served Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sat-Sun 10.30am-2.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Made in Camden? Would you recommended it?