I’ve been to Camden before, but never taken the opportunity to walk through the markets, the streets and really experience this eccentric and wonderful borough.
Friday night, I took that chance before visiting Boho Camden and I think that made me appreciate the restaurant/bar even more. Boho Camden is a trendy and intimate little bar serving classic British food alongside vegan and vegetarian dishes and refreshing cocktails.
We were greeted by a lovely waiter who was extremely friendly and enthusiastic about his work. He happily recommended cocktails for us while we browsed over the menus. Starting with a Caipirinha and another one of the cocktails from the happy hour menu, these were just the drinks we needed after a busy Friday at work.
While the menu for Boho Camden is not extensive, we did have a hard time choosing what we wanted to order. Everything sounded delicious. We started with Vegan Tacos (Black Bean, quinoa, kale, sweet potato & guacamole) and Loaded Potato Skins (Crushed avocado, sour cream, cheddar, jalapeños & bacon bits). We opted not to have jalapeños on our potato skins due to neither my friend or I liking them and did find them missing that little bit of spice that they needed. The tacos were quite tasty which I was surprised about given that as an avid meat eater, the concept of vegan food astounds me. The guacamole really made these as it gave that right amount of tang to the dish to make it flavoursome.
For our mains we chose Buttermilk Chicken Breast (Baby gem & Chipotle mayonnaise, brioche bun, and fries) and the Pulled Beef Brisket (Beer mustard remoulade, BBQ mayonnaise, rioche bun and fries). My friend enjoyed her Buttermilk Chicken Breast Burger and was amazed at how the chef managed to get the outside coating crispy with the chicken meat still being tender and moist inside. My Pulled Beef Brisket Burger was huge! I tried my hardest to finish it but this mammoth of a burger defeated me. I was disappointed in my efforts to not finish it as it was one of the tastiest beef brisket burgers I’ve eaten since moving to the UK. I did manage to eat a large portion of the fries as these were delicious. Perfectly salted and cooked just the way I believe chips should be. I’m pretty sure I declared they were the best chips in London.
We managed to find room to share a desert after our waiter told us we had to try the Chocolate Brownie with Salted caramel and vanilla ice cream before leaving. If I was allowed to marry a dessert, it would be this one. It was delectable and the perfect combination of chocolate and nuts with vanilla bean ice-cream and salted caramel sauce.
My friend and I had an enjoyable evening at Boho Camden and would definitely return again as their brunch menu sounds divine. Make sure you check it out next time you head down to Camden Town, even if you’re just popping in for after work drinks. They also do free club nights with resident and guest house DJs every Friday and Saturday night and a three hour happy hour.
Reporter: Tegan LeBon ¦ Toogs1
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