This summer I went to the large, newly-opened Atrium Kitchen overlooking the buzzy Stables Market in Camden for dinner and drinks. The food is casual, the decor is modern and the cocktail list, devised by the award-winning mixologist Tony Safqi, is impressive.
We ordered aperitifs whilst we ordered and the Interlink Express with black and blueberry vodka, lemon, elderflower & pomegranate is delicious - it's worth going just to work through Safqi's concoctions alone! Food-wise, the contemporary all-day menu features eggs, sandwiches, salads, deli platters, mains and steaks. To start with, we ordered the massive antipasto sharing board with buffalo mozzarella, asparagus, oven-dried tomatoes and grilled artichokes. Not realising how big this would be, we also ordered the smoked salmon starter which was beautifully roasted with honey and served with berry capers, lemon and dill dressing. For mains I ordered the corn-fed chicken breast with pancetta, creamed potatoes, wild mushrooms and baby shallots and my boyfriend ordered the Scottish beef burger in a brioche bun with house slaw. We ordered the citrussy Picpoul de Pinet from Beauvignac and the drinks list also includes hipster Climpson & Co coffee, craft beers and local cider from Hackney. If you're looking for a casual hangout in the heart of Camden Market, Atrium does the job nicely.
Atrium Kitchen, North Stables, Camden Market NW1 8AH