Jamón Jamón

Restaurants , Spanish Camden Town
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Weekend evenings at Jamón Jamón are boisterous affairs: tables are often pushed together to make room for birthday parties, and the sound of laughter can eclipse quiet conversation, which is deeply Spanish if not very conducive to a romantic meal for two. Nor is the interior exactly eye-catching – just ‘Jamón Jamón’ cast in metal and protruding from the otherwise bare walls at regular intervals – but the tapas, although unimaginative, are deftly executed. Squid in tomato sauce featured generous chunks of tender seafood, a plate of fried whitebait was fresh and enormous, and there was a marked flair even to standards such as patatas bravas and sliced chorizo, the rich meat of the latter matched with roasted red peppers and a red wine sauce. A deserving local favourite.

Venue name: Jamón Jamón
Contact:
Address: 38 Parkway
London
NW1 7AH
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-11pm Fri, Sat.
Transport: Tube: Camden Town tube
Price: Main courses £4.90-£13. Set lunch £5.90 bento box.
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4.3 / 5

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Mei M
Tastemaker

A lively, noisy (in a good way) restaurant in London, perfect for a dinner with friends. I happened to stop in this place (Soho branch) cause everywhere else was packed; the waiter was very lovely and found us a seat in less than ten minutes. I have to say, Spanish cuisine is within my favourite kinds of food so I'm quite demanding when it comes to the food itself; at Jamon Jamon, food is good but in my personal opinion it lacks of the "wow" factor. That's maybe cause I usually have my tapas at the Centro Galego de Londres in NW10 and I'm a bit spoiled. The only thing I didn't quite like were the albondigas, usually my favourites. Gambas were pretty good, as well as the Croquetas de Jamon - super yum!


I loved the staff and the customers, the atmosphere was happy and I want to try their Camden restaurant too cause I'm curious now :)

Nicky G
Tastemaker

Good for relaxed sharing plates and sangria, and now probably famous from a cameo role from Amy Winehouse movie. We overloaded on seafood plates which were apparently great though not my cup of tea - my favourites were the classic spanish tortilla and chorizo tapas which were greasy and delicious. From Monday to Friday, go between 5-9pm for 2-for-1 Sangria specials.

Rellie L
Tastemaker

I rarely have Spanish Tapas on a night out, but I was pleasantly surprised by this quirky little place in the heart of Camden. It’s a diverse part of the city in terms on cuisine. On a Monday night it was quiet but still maintained a nice, cosy atmosphere. Decorative touches such as the dark wooden furniture, candles, wild plants lacing the ceiling and a striking glass roof feature were quite romantic touches although simple. Think outdoor terrace holiday vibe. Of the six vegetarian dishes we ordered, I highly recommend the classic Patatas Bravas and Berenjenas Gratinadas (layered aubergine gratin) – both fantastic. The menu is very well structured and descriptive so you’ll be spoilt for choice! I stuck to iced water, but I do know the wine and cocktail list was extensive. Service was smooth and staff were very attentive, without rushing us to leave. We stayed for a few hours and could have easily stayed longer!



Tip: Go on a Monday between 5 – 11pm for 30% off your food bill!

Niomi Harris
Tastemaker

We stumbled across this place by accident and I’m so glad we did! I usually dine at the well known tapas place La Tasca, so I had in mind what sort of tapas I liked but this was different and I liked it! We had six dishes between the two of us and that was just perfect.

Our dishes included the usual fare of Patatas Bravas and Tortilla Espanola alongside lesser known dishes such as Calabacin Rebozado (deep fried courgette slices), Croquetas de Cabrates (blue cheese croquettes) and Berenjenas Gratinadas (grilled aubergine in béchamel sauce). All was delicious; however the Queso con Miel (goat’s cheese with handmade crisps) was a little underwhelming. However, that didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the evening and by the end of our meal we were stuffed- which was devastating as I had room for the delicious sounding desserts!

I loved the décor too- quant wooden tables dotted jars of single white roses, low hanging lamps giving off a warm and ambient glow and an impressive selection of wild plants that off-set a stunning glass roof. The staff was friendly, the food came fast and hot and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I shall be back, but I’m definitely saving room for dessert!

Tom Bruce
Tastemaker

Belsize Parkians' version of fast food. A bit more classier, like. Smooth service, cosy indoor or spacious outdoor seating, and cheap delicious Spanish food. £20 for dinner for two, with drinks. Open til' midnight! Also the best mixed olive appetiser dishes in all of Camden Town. Well, hard to say, because there are about ten other tapas places that also serve olives, but Jamon Jamon might just pip the competition.

DC
Staff Writer

Great tasting Spanish food in some very nice surroundings.

Cookie Monster
moderatorStaff WriterTastemaker

Excellent little tapas bar with a good choice of dishes and great quality.

Wendy

Simple but very tasty tapas - that's Jamon Jamon! Their cocktails, mojitos in particular, are also superb! The staff (mostly Spanish as you would expect) are super friendly. The place is quite small and when it gets busy you will have to speak up as it can get a bit loud. If you want to be sure of a table - book in advance. I've also been able to get a table without booking - not on weekends though. Aside from their (grocery store brand 'ready to put in the oven') breads (as a starter or side dish) all tapas are delicious!