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||Contact:|
|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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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:4
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:4
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!
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!