Camden's Daughter

Bars and pubs, Pubs Kentish Town
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Venue name: Camden's Daughter
Address: 289-291 Kentish Town Rd
London
NW5 2JS
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Camden's Daughter.....


They provide a "Burger and Beyond" as written on the greaseproof paper that the food was served on (inside a retro enamel dish).


This isn't just any old burger, 45 day aged meat, perfectly cooked to medium.  I had, what in my opinion was the Ultimate "cheeseburger" - American cheese melted to perfection, with onions and smoky mayo.  Much better than a patty bun burger, which I previously thought was the best.


The fries came with a creamy, tangy yet sweet dipping sauce and the fries themselves were crispy outside with fluffy potato inside.  A whole plate of Yum!!!

The style and ambiance at Camden's Daughter is Great! The food is beautifully prepared and served by the staff, who make you feel like an old treasured friend.  There's a relaxed and comfortable feel to the place, with interesting art exhibited on the walls.  The chilled, background music was punctuated by the chatter and laughter of fellow diners - Marvellous!  Thank you to Alex and the team for the great food and service with a smile.  :-)

Tastemaker

Being a Kentish Town local, I had walked past this pub tons of times before going in for the first time a couple fo weeks ago. There always seemed to bea great atmosphere in there in the evening and I had sworn to myself I'd go. Surprisingly, it's for breakfast I ended up walking in. The staff was extremely friendly and happy that sunny morning, playing great Sunday tunes. They concocted a brilliant raspberry and chocolate milk shake for me and made my boyfriend a Bloody Mary he deemed delicious. However, the food... The menu was wrongly mouth-watering. I ordered some blueberry pancakes and was served a plate of flat, dry pancakes with some blueberries ON TOP, as opposed to inside the batter. Very disappointing. But I cannot judge the rest of the menu as we haven't tried it.

Tastemaker

Camden’s Daughter is a new pub- which is actually located in Kentish Town- brought to you by Camden Town Brewery. Formerly known as O’Reillys (and several other incarnations before that), this disused space was bought up and brushed up by Camden in 2015. It opened in November that year as a literal offspring of the brewery taproom, which is located only a few minutes away on foot. Perhaps an attempt to alleviate the throngs of beer drinkers at the now outgrown brewery bar, this alternative location provides everything you’d expect from a modern pub: ample indoor seating, a kitchen proffering solid burgers or other street food iterations, good music and a wide range of beer.


The décor of the pub is kept minimal and contemporary- although some elements of the former venue remain, including large leaded windows and ornately decorated ceilings, the rest has been gutted to create an open, informal space with stools, tables and booths for patrons. Heavy wooden detailing meets a backsplash of clean square tiles at the bar- the beers are the focus and there’s an excellent selection across 15 taps. At least half of these are reserved for Camden beers- both the core range and some seasonal offerings- and the rest represent some local and international breweries and styles. There’s a good bottle selection as well.


The food is also worth ordering, as it comes very colourful, lively and fresh- the menu does rotate, but it’s likely that a posh variation of a street food classic will be proffered; we’ve had posh kebabs there that were definitely worth raving about, but on our last visit, the menu focused primarily on grilled meats and Mediterranean style salads. My boyfriend got rotisserie brisket in a bun and I opted for a ¼ beer can chicken in a salad. The brisket arrived in a glossy brioche bun stuffed with perfectly chargrilled beef that was complemented with a beer barbecue sauce that left him lapping up what spilled out of the bun with his fingers.


My chicken was perfectly grilled, very moist on the inside and with a golden crispy skin that was accompanied with a tasty salsa verde. The salad option comprised a grilled hunk of bread and a mixture of four salads, including a pomegranate tabbouleh, fennel/radish/apple slaw, baby gem wedges with lemon and mint and chargrilled vegetables. The salads were all fresh and fragrant and contributed to the colourful presentation, specked with freshly chopped herbs and looking thoroughly appetising for a warm summer evening.


The food is excellent value and the guest beers have been worthwhile on both visits. The staff are also very friendly and the space is relaxed and bright. Although I have been there in the early evening, it has been relatively quiet on both occasions, meaning that service was prompt and attentive. A pleasant spot like this is bound to attract crowds on the weekend, especially as they offer a very meaty brunch, Bloody Marys and Crosstown donuts to nurse even the worst of hangovers.  


The Camden Town Brewery’s daughter has been christened a winner- it’s worth popping into, but don’t expect the buzz of the mothership brewery bar.

Tastemaker

Camden Brewery combined with a kebab shop, what's not to love? Newly opened, Camden's Daughter is both relaxed and stylish! Brilliant beer, service and atmosphere, no wonder this place is so popular. The toilets were a strong 7/10!