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Camden Kitchen



2 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Camden Kitchen
3 Camden Market, Grantham Street , Dublin 8 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 476 0125

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A cool and elegant restaurant where well-sourced ingredients with a cheffy lean define the good food
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Romantic Venue
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary International
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Camden Kitchen

The name suggests something a little more rough and ready than the rather finessed fare offered at this, another of Dublin's increasing number of chef-owned bistros.

Chef-proprietor Padraic Hayden applies the skills he acquired in the likes of One Pico and Still at The Dylan (where he was head chef) to the more intimate setting of this Dublin 8 local; while Magali Chamson (also ex-Still) fronts the house with considerable charm.

There is some superb value to be had from this Dublin restaurants short and regularly changing menu, especially for main courses (which average at low teens for lunch and late teens for dinner).

Expect well-sourced ingredients with a cheffy leaning – guinea fowl rather than chicken, served with a cep sauce perhaps – delivered through solid, well-executed cooking.

Freer rein is given to the kitchen's talents and ambitions in the starters and desserts: think duck confit boudin with Granny smith apple, pickled red cabbage and hazelnuts; or Bramley apple tart tatin with salt caramel and thyme ice-cream.

Lunch includes some lighter fare, such as merguez sausages with cornichons in a crusty baguette.

A carefully chosen wine selection includes many by the glass, and Magali can give you a good steer on pairing these with your menu choices.

An elegant addition to an increasingly eclectic neighbourhood selection.


Seats 50 (private room, 24). Open L Tue-Fri 12-2.30 2/3 course L €16.30/19.30; D Tue-Sat 5.30-10; 2 course early bird D €18 Tue-Thu 5.30-7.30, Fri & Sat to 6.30; also à la carte L&D. Children welcome; air conditioning; no wheelchair access. House wine from €20. SC 12.5% on groups 6+. Closed Sat L, Sun & Mon, 25-26 Dec; 1-7 Jan. Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 28-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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