Surrounded by foodie friends, one benefit is you can always rely on them to recommend a place to eat. Thanks to Naomi a while back, and I mean a while back we all headed down to Camden to dine at Hook in Camden.
Booking a table for 4, it was a mini University reunion. According to Naomi, booking online is a must as they don’t take telephone bookings. But what I found more intriguing was that back then (I’m not sure if this still applies) they offered 50% off your food bill on a Monday if you know the secret word.
At hook, there is no cod on the menu – only sustainable fish. Once our noses were in the menu, we were greeted with a choice of haddock, pollock, coley and sea bream. If you happen to be a ‘non fish fan’ Hook also serve free range chicken, arancini, tacos and salads.
So here’s a snap of the mains.
On the right Jon’s choice of;’Cajun Spiced Chicken in Panko with Seaweed salted chips. On the left we have my choice of; Lemon and Basil Sea Bream in tempura batter. This also came with a side of seaweed salted chips and yummy garlic truffle sauce
The flavour of the lemon and basil really complimented the sea bream and I quite enjoyed the crunchy batter surrounding the fish. If there’s one thing I love, it’s the sound of that first crunch. Nothing can beat it. The seaweed salted chips, were delightful and perfectly salted. They were quite generous with their serving, and I honestly could not finish them all. Even Jon, as tall as he is, could not muster the space to finish all his chips.
Overall, Hook was a good place to visit. Their spin on the traditional fish and chips is interesting and it works. I would recommend a visit, and if those discounts are still running, then there’s really no excuse not to visit!