Made in Camden

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Made in Camden

This bar and restaurant in the Roundhouse concert venue has won much applause, but there has been a recent change of cast in the kitchen and our dinner was a mix of hits and flops. A cold, rubbery soft-poached egg took centre stage in a dish purportedly starring asparagus and miso butter.

Yet the kitchen is capable of excellent fusion cooking, as shown in a memorable plate of fennel with feta, pistachios, salted caramel, lemon zest and dill. Lush smoky baba ganoush sparkling with pomegranate seeds led the meze board; beetroot purée with nigella tasted great but was too watery. Beautifully crisp calamares had been winningly sprinkled over yuzu aïoli and chilli jam; in contrast, desserts, including a tropical twist on tiramisu, lacked finesse. The intelligent wine list starts at £18 per bottle and is brief but diverse, including 15 by-the-glass options.

Alternatively, there are Camden Town ales on draught, a wide choice of bottled beers and an appealing cocktail list. Once the concert-goers have taken their seats, noise diminishes and the red and wood-toned room transforms into a fabulously chilled spot well worth considering as an alternative to standalone restaurants.



Venue name: Made in Camden
Address: Roundhouse
Cross street: Chalk Farm Road
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm Tue-Fri. Brunch served 10.30am-3pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm
Price: Main courses £7.95-£16. Set lunch £7 1 course, £8.95 2 courses. £11.95 3 courses
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I'm always up for a bottomless brunch and therefore it was inevitably that I would end up here. I should add, that although the Roundhouse is one of my favorite music venues, I have never noticed the restaurant before.

Having been out the night before I chose the brunch sin Bloody Marys/Bellinis - though I will come back to try the full offer. Our waitress was really nice and attentive. We have booked a table rather early and the place wasn't too busy at that point. The pastries were fab and an unlimited coffee supply is my idea of a heavenly breakfast. The hot brunch menu isn't too big, but varied and being vegetarian it took me a while to decide.

The food was great and although they have a two-hour policy and didn't felt rushed. The price is fair considering the amount of food and drink you consume. The décor is stylish, although it can get really loud, when the place is full a- at one point I felt like shouting at my friend over the table (but that is just a minor downside).

So when you're in Camden next - ditch the market and try MADE. But I'd recommend to book a table for the weekend brunch.


A review for the Bottomless Brunch offering here:

Bottomless brunch at Made/The Roundhouse is, in a nutshell, two hours of pastry and prosecco heaven. With a never-ending supply of waffles and your choice of Bloody Marys or Bellinis on tap – what could go wrong? I’ll tell you: PACE! 

Their policy is reasonable – you can only have one drink per person at a time. And fair play too. Who would want to escort a bunch of blotto’ed twenty-somethings out into the depths of Camden once their time is up?

I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but I’ll announce it anyway: It does get busy. Shock and/or horror.  Which means we were left waiting for our refills a little too long.  When dining under a bottomless menu, you can’t help but get a little frustrated at a slow service. So yes, when asking where our drinks order was for the 3rd time, it did make us want to use the first word of Mary’s tomato spiced juice twice. Not sure whether it’s a case of less tables or more staff that’d fix the waiting, but either way it’s something I feel needs addressing.

The Roundhouse is a very cool venue and having not been in Made before, we weren’t disappointed with its décor and layout. The place is spacious, bright and has a certain buzz to it. The menu of hot brunch choices isn’t for the indecisive! I’ll definitely be going back to try out some others. My picture is of the pan fried salmon with sautéed potatoes in case you were wondering!

For a mere £29.99, you can enjoy unlimited Bloody Marys or Bellinis, unlimited pastries and a brunch hot dish, so you can’t really complain. Except if you go on a Sunday and are faced with work the next day.

Currently my fave place to eat- usually plenty of veggie and fish options. Love the variety of little dishes, love the flavour combos- fresh and flavoursome. Prices are reasonable too. (If you liked this place then also check out Zest @JW3, i think is run by same guys.)

Really like this restaurant a great fusion style menu which is always changing making it even more interesting. Its a fantastic place to go with a lot of people- the best way to experience the flavours are to do it tapas style. It is a little pricey so make sure you order wisely!

Sadly Made in Camden has hit an all time low. The great team in the kitchen opened this place are all long gone and this shows in the current lacklustre menu. It's now just a run of the mill arts centre cafe where you'd go for a bite before a show if there really was nowhere else. And that's fine, these things happen I suppose but I'm saddened that the management are still using reviews and images from the good times and that results in a lot of very disappointed people (like us). The service doesn't even bear a mention.

Unfortunately I could only comment along the lines of Nick (Tue, Feb 26); we had some expectations from this place, however the menu was small with mostly standard grilled/fried dishes; we had a short round of drinks and did not even order food. We visited on Sunday early afternoon.

I was a regular visitor but sadly the service has gone completely downhill to the point where I could no longer recommend it. When we last went for a meal with a large group, the staff behind the bar were slow, inefficient and inattentive. On multiple occasions I saw them completely ignore people standing at the front of the bar waiting patiently to be served, instead talking amongst themselves or aimlessly wandering around. Such a shame as it was great when it first opened but now completely let down by the incompetent service.

Just come back from a fantastic meal here, what a great experience! The food was superb - lots of interesting flavour combinations and all cooked and presented beautifully. Skillfully blended cocktails too. The service was a little disorderly but still pleasant and friendly. Ten out of ten for the food alone.

The food is great but if you come for brunch on Saturday, the service is very slow. I asked for a drink and it had arrived 20 min after. What was also strange was that there was a waiting queue although there were free tables. When we asked why, we have been told that the restaurant can't cope with too many tables... Really strange- basically, this place was wrongly designed. If you have people sitting everywhere , the kitchen can't handle all orders... Better think about these issues before!

Excellent food. Wait staff a little absent minded / bordering on rude. But the food is GREAT.

Been three times before shows and always had delicious food, beautifully presented by efficient and pleasant staff. Would highly recommend.

I went to Manchuran Legends on the back of Time Out review and had one of the worst meals of my life. I went to Made In Camden on the back of a friend's recommendation and had one of the best. I may not know much, but I do know awarding 3 stars to Made In Camden and 4 stars to Manchurian Legends makes a mockery of your reviewing system...

Visited Made for the first time a few weeks ago after hearing good reports and I was not disappointed! Our party of 4 shared 12 small plates and they were all adorable (the beef brisket dish was to die for!). I think 3 stars if pretty harsh Time Out, surely they deserve at least 4??

Staff was rude throwing dishes on our table and running away. Food is good, I tried delicious roasted pork belly. Portions are small, so one portion is perfect for a lady.

I have been a regular at Made since they've open. LOOOOOOVE IT! However this review says " [..]From the brunch menu, we liked onglet open sandwich with red onions and horseradish cream, and an Iranian-style omelette of leeks, walnuts and raisins; from the dinner menu, crab and sweetcorn fritters, and lamb köfte with pearl barley tabouleh." Those are dishes that were served in February/March and the review has been updated in October... Mmmmhhh Timeout...this is lazy journalism! Don't slag off my FAVOURITE restaurant like that! I promise that if you REALLY go there you'll see how good that place is!

This place is a star for food in Camden. Nothing like it and quite superb.