A Taste of the Seventies?
- review added on Tue 1st Feb 2000
Ruby's in Camden is well established - at least 15 years - and has managed to step out of normal time. It has a vaguely hippy feel to it, which seems to affect all the staff. Urgency? forget it. Hurry? best not. All the time in the world? you're welcome! I would only add that the staff are polite, considerate and you somehow get to realise that it really is your problem!The menu shows great imagination, especially the vegetarian dishes (clearly indicated on the menu). For the omnivores, the food is wholesome with a 'homecooked' touch.If you've read this far - you should be at Ruby
Recommended Dishes: Vegetarian selections
A place with a difference...
- review added on Sat 17th Apr 2004
We stumbled upon the Camden Kitchen quite by chance...liked the look of it and thought the prices very reasonable, so we went in. The atmosphere was congenial and the waiter/waitresses prompt in attending to us, friendly and pleasantly jokey without being overboard. Liked the decor; particularly the furry uplighters, the fireplace and the unmatched and individual furniture. The food was excellent and arrived beautifully presented and hot. Veggie kebabs were just delicious and pudding (banana fritters) was out of this world! My taste buds were thoroughly courted, Mr Chef. We didn't feel we had to wait too long to be served. Only complaints: we seemed to be the only table without a candle (!), my husband thought the beer was a bit watery, and the loos were not great on decor or cleanliness and were not well signed.Other than that, what a fab place! We'll definitely go again.
Recommended Dishes: Veggie kebabs and banana fritters - especially the banana fritters!
First visit to The Camden Kitchen
- review added on Fri 7th Nov 2008
Went to The Camden Kitchen for the first time yesterday.I was with a relative who I had not seen for 15 years.
I found the atmosphere very relaxing which enabled us to chat freely.
The staff were attentive but not overbearing or pushy.We felt so relaxed that before we knew it a couple of hours had passed.
We had the soup for starters which was delicious (not canned) and although we had to change our main from fishcakes to salmon as the fishcakes weren't ready we thoroughly enjoyed the meal.The portion sizes were good and as we felt so full we didn't have dessert.
Glad we went there and will definitely go again.
Recommended Dishes: Salmon with potatoes