ladnewton (203) London, England | June 24, 2010
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD 7/10
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 14/20
Newly opened pub and kitchen at the bottom of Camden High Street. Modernly decorated and furnished with a chocolate brown colour scheme, subdued lighting and some exposed brickwork. Look for the bold, colourful Mornington Crescent mural on the rear wall. Music (during my lunchtime visit of 22 June 2010) was mainly motown, but a vibrant range of both DJ and live music is advertised on the bar’s own website.
Changing range of five ales from small regionals and micro breweries. On the thirteen remaining lager taps you will find Brooklyn and Blue Moon as standard, you will also find a comprehensive spirits range alongside a lineup of soft drinks that include fresh juices. Although well-travelled scoopers and tickers might not find many huge surprises, for Camden Town, the range is rather good. My Brooklyn lager was in good condition.
A good homecooked food menu caters for pretty well everyone. I enjoyed the Blue Moon battered haddock and chips that came with minted mushy peas. Prices are reasonable: Starters £4.£7 and mains are £8-£13. Friendly, cheerful keen staff. My maiden call at this pub was very enjoyable with a good vibe. I will return.