Market

Address: 43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7267 9700

- Mid-range

4.1

Stylishly relaxed restaurant serving great British food at kind prices.

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.

Food and drink
4.1
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
3.5
90%

Food and drink

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.

Ambience

Cosily ultilitarian, with bare brick walls, simple wooden chairs, zinc-topped tables and a big vase of colourful flowers on the bar.

Service

Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and as comforting as the cooking.

Location

On traffic-heavy Parkway, about 5 minutes from the tube; it’s also walkable from Regent’s Park.

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • No fuss

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