Fabulous fish and chips in Camden, flawlessly fried and with superior condiments. Only fish that is sustainably caught gets hooked by Hook.
Hook will make you feel as if you’re at the seaside. The simple, maritime-themed furnishings are reminiscent of a beach hut. The walls are painted blue like sea and sky. And, as on any seaside visit, you’ll be eating fish and chips.
But not just any old fish and chips. Forget about slabs of grey flesh in thick, greasy body bags of batter. Think instead sea bass in a lime, mint and wasabi batter, applied sparingly; think Cajun spiced hake; think cod in a ‘classic’ batter made of panko – Japanese breadcrumbs. Barely a hint of grease in either one, and fish perfectly cooked: juicy and tender.
The menu changes daily. Hook gets some of its fish from Cornish day boats; catches vary day by day. Some other fish are farmed, and they’re not afraid to use lesser-known species such as gurnard and ling. The catch makes it to NW1 speedily, and is served very fresh.
Side dishes on our visit included a tasty celeriac slaw and a salad with samphire. We got a sampler plate of all their sauces, and they’re good, but the battered fish is so fine that it doesn’t need anything else. If you want vinegar for your chips, you’ll get a dinky atomiser of the sherry variety: classy. Our deep-fried rounds of potato tasted great, but needed a bit more chippy crunch.
The drinks list is basic, but a small selection of bottled beers should do the trick. You may find a family at the next table, or a group of friends celebrating in sybaritic style. Camden Town is rapidly learning that it does like to be beside the seaside. And so do I. In fact, I’m hooked.
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Wow. I can see what all the fuss is about. Stunningly good fish and chips with huge portions. It's worth making a trip.
My favorite fish and chips in London so far.
Specially fish is better than in other places. And it's not in the middle of Camden Town with all the tourist around. It's located close to Regent's Park
With everyone's obsession of trying to gourmet up every basic food type under the sun (usually without success) we went to Hook not expecting much. However, we were pleasantly surprised at how great everything was. The fish was cooked to perfection - not to greasy and the batter just the right crispiness. The chips and dips were great too. Will definitely return
As a Londoner, I have never travelled for fish and chips before but Hook is definitely worth the trip to Camden. It's no ordinary fish and chips!
The most Amazing "fish and chips" I've ever tasted. Such a variety of fresh fish, every day. Great place and excellent staff. Brought friends all the way from Norfolk to try them. Would highly recommend. Barbara
This is the best fish and chips restaraunt I have ever been to. The fish is so fresh and their sauces are out of this world!! I live in Los Angeles and wish there was a Hoook here! Highly recommended for every occasion
A new style fish and chips that is a breath of fresh air from the greasy norm. The sauces give just as much enjoyment as the fish. If you love fish & chips you have to try it.
A wonderful inspired meal in relaxed surroundings and very attentive staff. So much choice you need to return regularly, the specials are changed every fortnight and you don't want to miss one
Just divine! Honestly, the freshest tastiest fish I have ever had. Completely chilled, no fuss setting, simple menu but WOW. I cannot recommend enough - you must go immediately!