43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, No fuss, Relaxation, Shopping
Expert review of Market
There are a lot of restaurants in Camden Town, but not many great ones. Whether you’re looking for British food, or simply a grown-up retreat from the gaudy market stalls, this place is, for my money, the area’s best.
The menu changes daily, but this should give you the right idea: salad of English blue cheese, hazelnuts and blood orange; Dorset crab risotto; poached bacon shoulder; Duke of Berkshire pork belly with roast quince; rose veal with anchovy butter. Desserts (treacle pud, seasonal fruit fool or crumble, grilled figs, home-made ice creams) are proper scrumptious stuff. I’ve had some note-perfect fish and chips here too. The approachable wine list offers 20-or-so bottles of each colour.
Cosily ultilitarian, with bare brick walls, simple wooden chairs, zinc-topped tables and a big vase of colourful flowers on the bar.
Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and as comforting as the cooking.
On traffic-heavy Parkway, about 5 minutes from the tube; it’s also walkable from Regent’s Park.
If you don’t mind a limited choice of dishes, the weekday set lunch is brilliant value at £10 for two courses. Otherwise expect to pay £30-£35 a head for three courses without drinks. Wines start at £16 a bottle.
More information on Market:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- British, Modern, Traditional
- 43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN
- 020 7267 9700
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sun 1pm-3.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards: