Camden’s new rock-themed restaurant, Band of Burgers (BOB), is just a few minutes walk from Mornington Crescent, and within sight of KOKO. Vinyl discs on the ceiling, and stringed instruments on the walls, the design is a tribute to Camden’s music scene. Amy Winehouse (a former Camden resident) is painted on one wall and the Beatles, famously depicted crossing the road outside the Abbey Road studios, on the other. Their website states that they are the only restaurant in London to cook their burgers on their own charcoal grill.
The restaurant is small, but once seated we didn’t feel that it was too cramped. To start with, we had the Wings of Love, in Peri Peri, sweet chilli and BBQ sauce. The chicken was succulent, and the sweet chilli was quite spicy.
We ordered The Big Cheese, The B.B. King, and the Funky chicken burgers. The brioche buns had a nice slightly sweet glaze to complement the beef patty and chicken steak. The beef patties, cooked medium, were juicy and had a good flavour. The chicken steak was nicely barbecued, and the Funky Chunky (fries) were quite moreish.
The freshly pressed Apple Juice was refreshing, but the Mojos (classic Mojito) were a tad too sweet.
Prices were good value (burgers were in the region of £7). There is a ‘create your own’ burger option which is just under £8.
Service was friendly and swift, the food was enjoyable and the location, buzzing. A very worthy addition to Camden’s High Street.
Band of Burgers
23 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7JE
Tel: 020 7387 3898
Monday – Saturday 12:00pm – 23:00
Sunday 12:00pm – 22:00