Hook, Parkway Road
We love fish and chips. We could dine out in London for the rest of our lives on fish and chips and Sunday roasts alone, on a constant quest to find the best place for our favourite dish.
Hook Camden opened in October and we went to see what the hype was about during their opening week, and couldn’t resist returning.
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The menu is a kind of Japanese and English fusion, with the fish either in tempura batter or panko breadcrumbs. The menu boasts hake, sea bass, salmon and sea bream, as well as the usual cod, and our favourite thing about Hook is that all the fish is sustainably caught in Cornwall, and on your plate within 24 hours. The chips aren’t like the ones from your local chippy – they’re deliciously salty and perfectly cooked. The flavour all comes from the amazing sauces that accompany the dish. I chose lemon and fennel for my panko breadcrumbed cod, and Kerry chose thai green sauce to accompany her tempura battered sea bream. We were both impressed. The sides include samphire salad and minted mushy peas - both of which are divine. You can’t book tables, but there are plenty of bar-style seats at the front of the restaurant if they’re busy. We chose to sit there, because it’s nice to people watch on the wintery streets of Camden.
Hook's really reasonable – our bill came to £45 including a bottle of house white, two mains and a side.
You can find Hook at 65 Parkway Road, Camden NW17PP, and visit their website here. It’s a 5 minute walk from Camden Town tube station.
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