Hook Camden Town
65 Parkway Road, Camden, NW1 7PP
In London's buzzing Camden Town, you'll discover a fish and chips shop with a difference. Opened by Dubliners Barry Wallace and Simon Whiteside following the success of sister establishment Bia Mara in Brussels (one of the most popular restaurants in the Belgian capital), Hook offers a new and innovative take on a British classic. You'll discover a host of completely delicious varieties of fish, such as line-caught cod, haddock, hake, red gurnard, whiting, sea bass, sea bream, mackerel and salmon, supplied by Cornwall's Flying Fish. The interior has a lovely fresh look, with blue walls and splashes of colour, and nautical furnishings lend the whole place a beach-hut feel. When it comes to the food, the focus is on responsibly and sustainably sourced fish, which is delivered daily within 24 hours of being caught on the Cornish day boats, and so the menu changes depending on what's available. Imaginative and unusual takes on the classic dish are also key - you'll find the likes of Jamaican jerk pollock, Cajun-spiced red gunard and sea bass in a lime, mint and wasabi tempura. The creativity even extends to the sauces and seasoning, with 25 homemade sauces to choose from (they're perfect for dipping), and unique house-cut twice-cooked skin-on chips are seasoned perfectly in seaweed salt. Get yourself a Belgian craft beer, or a tipple from Brixton or Camden Breweries to complete your meal and you're on to a winner. What's more, homemade ice cream will be available from March onwards. Please note that Hook does not take reservations.