I love Camden. It’s trendy, funky and full of the weird and wonderful.
It has changed drastically over the last 15 years since I’ve been going out there. Pop up street food stalls and huts have become the staple of the Lock, with a range of cuisines available from all over the world.
I’m a big fan of TexMex food. I like the fusion between Mexico & America with all of their spices, sauces and flavours. It’s one of my favourites!
When I eat I like to sit down, relax and enjoy my food. Standing up squashed between hundreds of people is perfect for ‘food on the go’ but I’m more of a chilled out, take your time kind of foodie. Plus I need room to put the food in my mouth!
Lockside Camden is a well established eat-in restaurant and bar. Perfect for me to relax. Located on the upper walkway inside The Lock, it been open since 2005 and had a refurbishment in January of this year.
With a large outside area overlooking the Lock, it’s great during the warmer months. The perfect spot to enjoy food and a few drinks while you watch the world go by.
Most recently they’ve branched upon a fresh TexMex theme with their ‘Evil Twin’ brand delivering fresh, authentic food bursting with flavour from their creative kitchen.
The chefs are energetic, enthusiastic and bubbly. Just what you want from this type of area.
We sat down at the back of the restaurant after ordering our drinks from the bar. Nattering away about what a fantastic location it was and checking out the quirky artwork on the walls.
From framed cans of craft beer, to an image of Grime artist D Double E dressed as the (Newham) General (If you know you know). It’s eclectic and unique. There’s even an image of a pair of Reebok Classics which were the fashion staple of street wear when I was growing up, those and Air Force 1’s were my favourites!
Within a very reasonable time our food arrived!
A wooden serving board packed with a fabulous array of foods arrived at our table and we tucked straight in!
5 Hour “Hell Yeah” Pork Belly Tacos with
Kimchi & Guac, corn tortilla
Hot Butter & Siracha Wings
Jalapeño Poppers, Chipotle Aioli, spring Onions
Nacho’s smothered in Queso
The Pork belly was AMAZING! Cooked just right, the juicy flavours just melted in my mouth!
The wings? I love a wing and these were by far some of the best I’ve ever tasted!
Jalapeño Poppers are no doubt going to have a kick about them and these were kickin’ for all the right reasons! Very moreish.
And finally the cheesy Nachos…YES, just YES!
The food is tasty, fresh and bursting in flavours and the Kimchi & Guac tortilla was by far my favourite!
They also do some fantastic looking Burgers too!
The vibe is edgy yet chilled, the food is delicious and the drinks are cold. What more could you want from an afternoon in Camden Town?
75-89 Upper Walkway, Camden Lock Place, London · NW1 8AF
Tel: 020 7284 0007
Monday – Thursday 12 noon – 1am
Friday 12 noon – 3am
Saturday 10am – 3am
Sunday 10am – 1am