Cottons Camden

4.4
455 Reviews
£26 to £40
Caribbean
Cottons is something of a Chalk Farm institution. And with a history going back to 1985, how could it be anything else?

Spreading the contagious spirit of the Caribbean - Cottons food, drink and trademark colorful interiors are all totally tropical, centered around an innovative Caribbean menu inspired by islands from Jamaica to Margarita.

Typical Cottons dishes include jerk chicken with rice ‘n’ peas; homemade curried mutton; and Cottons most popular vegetarian dish Chaguanas Dinner Plate - chana dhal curry served with black eyed bean, chick pea and callaloo fritters, and plantain. All jerk meats at Cottons are grilled and smoked over coals and oak wood chips with hickory and pimiento and covered in Cottons homemade jerk sauce.

Cocktails are predominantly rum-based featuring Cottons originals like Sorrell Sling – beefeater gin, homemade sorrel squash, fresh lemon, creme de casssis and soda water; Cottons Punch and Killer Doppi made from four different rums.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 people are saying
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StephanieO
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. First time going to the camden branch and it was comfy and quiet

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NidaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely vibe with great Music; friendly and helpful staff however, the Camden branch is quite small and intimate and we got given a table right in an awkward spot which was very tight. The taste of the food made up for this though; cocktails are nice and strong and a good selection. Will definitely be back but will try another branch.

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KhelseiS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was amazing. Found service to be a little abrupt but when I had an issue it was resolved quickly and effectively so no complaints there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice, I haven't been out and about for a lil while since LOCKDOWN and all the rest but I'm happy I went to cotton's. I had such a lovely time and the food was lovely, being Carribbean myself I could not fault it. Lovely ambience all the measurements to protect customers and staff were in place and it was a good night out. After a lovely meal had a lovely walk along the canal up to primrose hill and what a view it was, absolutely beautiful. ( Primsrose hill not too far from cotton's restaurant)

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MarvinJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proper tings still can’t lie big man or woman doing bits in that kitchen big up the whole team from cottons

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Shell
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become our favourite place to go. Staff are amazing and so accommodating. Food is some of the best we have tasted and the cocktails are top quality.

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Jonesy
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibrant atmosphere with authentic West Indian food & 10/10 cocktails

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RocheT
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was amazing.The food came quickly and we both enjoyed it.My partner is very funny with food especially Jamaican food as he is a Jamaican.I was very happy that he enjoyed it. He even wants us to book again this week.

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Niki
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, lovely staff and the food was great too.

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SAlex
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

2nd visit to Cottons. Food and cocktails were fantastic!

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TyroneCE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rheon’s customer service and attention to detail was amazing. My mother had a great 50th birthday celebration, thank you so much! Food was delightful

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Shan
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything worked well, you can tell the team work well together and bounce off each other’s energy! Me an my partner really enjoyed the service we received and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere so we will be back after lockdown. If you’re thinking of going there to eat / drink just go, you’ll love it!

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ChadN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and super quick and friendly service

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KatyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favourite places to go cocktails and food always spot on! Friendly staff and a great atmosphere

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Exvola
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big up all the staff. There was a great vibe, great service, great drinks & great food. GREAT NIGHT!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Audge
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely evening and the food was fab. Staff were friendly and social distancing was adhered to by customers and staff. I’ll definitely be back!

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JasonS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I got a new job and decided to go to Cottons. The meal was nice and the service was very good

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tracyg
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waiter was too quick to remove plates, glasses, not once but 3 times, I still had food on my plate as he removed my plate, I had to quickly save my onion ring, lol.
Food was too salty.
Ambiance was nice though and cocktails were fab.

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HelenS
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with awesome staff will definitely be visiting again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great definitely recommend can’t wait to dine there again

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Foodlover
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will definately be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HannahG
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing and the staff were so lovely and friendly! Will definitely be going again :)

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Jonathan
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Had an issue with the prawns but the kitchen fixed it and they were delicious eventually.

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Kid123
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back again

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ChloeC
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine, warm and helpful staff across the board. Exceptional effortless service. Made my partners birthday really special :) thank you

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and wine, as always but had to wait 45 minutes for it to arrive, even though there were only 2 other couples in. Lots of deliveries going on though, so maybe they take priority?
Great music too but the CD / playlist ran out and we were left in silence for a while until I asked.
Good value with the Eat Out To Help Out deal so overall we were happy.

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JanetJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tastes great and the service was very good.

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AminaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service , great food And atmosphere. 5star service

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Errolf
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the place. A few years ago I was disappointed with the service but after returning I was very happy with everything. I was especially happy with the waitress that served us. She was very good and made the experience even more enjoyable.

BTW the curry mutton was excellent and the roti delicious.

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CananS
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very disappointed, they served food that was cooked the day before, rice looked like it was cooked a few days before, when I told manager she agreed everything was heated up in microwave. Will not revisit , will not recommend

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Ghana
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good. The seafood platter in particular was very well cooked. The service was excellent. The young lady who served us was extremely polite and knowledgeable.

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Deedee
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The young lady that served me on 10th October 2020. Was amazing and exceptional. It was my 50th birthday and she made me feel special.
The shots and drinks were lovely. The food was on point, the only thing I was we had to send one of the meals back as it was not hot enough.
My fish stew was delicious. The staff were really polite and friendly. Love the music, fantastic vibes. Thumbs up to Cottons in Camden

JM
JaniceM
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the bench style set up that we had, the drinks and food came out in a timely fashion, the servers we had were so lovely and readily available. The food was so yummy, the portion sizes were great. I look forward to coming again.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! They say you get what you pay for, well they are right. Everything was total value for money. Looking at the menu at first, I thought this is a little bit pricey. However, it was worth every penny. The attention and service we received was lovely, no disturbance, but always there when we needed. The various rum punches were great and brought back memories of the Caribbean for me. I was with my three sons, the youngest had just turned 18. As this was our first dinner out together because of lockdown, I enjoyed having rum punch as our first drink so much, we will never forget it. The food was exceptional, every plate was great and between us we cleaned everyone of them. My sons are already asking me when we can go there again? I am just happy knowing I can be cool Dad for taking them there and look forward to a another fantastic evening with my boys in the future. Well done for being seriously COVID 19 safe, reassuring everyone and giving us such a beautiful evening in such difficult times, I really hope we can visit you again very soon.

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Jonathan
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very quick service. I went in the week which made the experience more enjoyable.

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LilaB
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Not colourful enough
Very cold door was offten open
Some tings are expensive than it should be
Music should be loud

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CarolH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I was looking forward to my bottomless brunch at Cottons. They advert brunch 12-4.30pm we arrived at 4pm only to be told we don’t qualify for brunch because orders need to be in the kitchen by 4pm. How could we possibly know that! Decided to stay! The meals we had were both barely warm and lacked authentic Caribbean flavour the food was bland! Very disappointed would not go back or recommend. Our waiter was friendly and good but the food was of a poor standard

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RamosSays
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely coming back. The food was delicious and the atmosphere calming.

DP
DwayneP
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the drinks were delightful we had a great night, never disappoints

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cottons Camden using the Order Online button. Cottons Camden also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Cottons Camden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 9555.

Cottons Camden is rated 4.4 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

Cottons Camden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cottons-restaurant.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.