Made in Camden, Saturday night dinner with Friends

May 14, 2012
  • Restaurant: Made in Camden
  • Cuisine: Modern World? (everything from slow-braised oxtail to hake tempura on menu)
  • Location: Camden, d’uh, inside the Roundhouse
  • The bill: £40 each   (including wine, dessert, cocktails)
  • Ambience: trendy, casual, paired down
  • Jelly Good Food Rating: 8/10

Le Review:

This is currently Jelly’s local  – have been here several times for their incredible brunch but this was a first for dinner.

On a Saturday night, this place got filled up pretty quickly and turned into just the trendy, buzzy eatery you might expect from a recently refurbed Camden venue – music heritage displayed literally everywhere, retro seating, some nice lamps.  Crowd somehow managed to stay relatively unpretentious – come here with a group of friends or even take your parents.

Menu is designed to share, so think fusion tapas. Made in Camden recommend 2 or 3 plates per person though some dishes are also available in a larger size.  Amongst 5 of us we ordered roughly:

  • Endive and sweet potato crumble, gorgonzola, slow-roasted tomato salsa x4
  • Calamari x2
  • Beef carpaccio 
  • Beef Onglet with horseradish cream and shallots x3
  • Fig pannacotta, port sauce and pistachio honeycomb x2
  • Sea Bass with Fennel and lemon mayo x3
  • Hazelnut brulee, palmier biscuit, cognac chocolate mousse

Food was  imaginative and tasty: the vegetarian sweet potato crumble impressed everyone.  The only dish that didn’t rock was one of the onglet portions which was too tough – and the shallots too sweet and the endives too bitter.   The Hazelnut brulee and its accompaniments impressed Jelly the most – the cognac was potent but not overpowering.

Jelly also pays respect to Made in Camden for having interesting cocktails, which are good.

Jelly Good Food Bottom Line:

All in all, Made in Camden does justice to its Roundhouse location and  its Camden heritage, it is perhaps a little pricey, but that’s  because we chose to order a lot of stuff.  I think this place is versatile enough to be your go to place for almost any occasion and lunch/brunch prices are normally very reasonable.

Jelly Recommends.



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