Mango Room

Restaurants , Caribbean Camden Town
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Mango Room
© Ming Tang-Evans

On a busy Camden Market Saturday, the Mango Room was not a happy place, with two large tables of disgruntled tourists and a bemused-looking Asian couple all wondering where their orders were. This was because the coolly stylish room (pink and bare-brick walls, colourful paintings, white tablecloths) was being tended by a lone waitress. She was making all the drinks too, which, given the popularity of the cocktails here, could mean a long wait – though she was coping admirably.

Food, when it arrived, looked heavenly. Salt cod fritters were light and airy, the fresh garnish and mango sauce creating a Caribbean scene in miniature. Their presentation was bettered only by the gorgeous palette of colours of Creole snapper fillet, a well-balanced dish in which the flavours of the fish were enhanced by a tangy green peppercorn sauce. Goat curry was rich yet delicate, the meat tender and, unusually, bone-free. A side of roti (the flaky Trinidad version of the Indian flatbread), for mopping up the juices, was near-perfect.

Such attention to detail comes at a cost, but it’s worth it… even the disgrunted tourists were smiling by the end of the meal.


Venue name: Mango Room
Address: 10-12 Kentish Town Road
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-4pm daily, dinner served 5-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
Price: Main courses £7.50-£15.90
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