The Cheese Bar Camden

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The Cheese Bar is dedicated to celebrating the best of British cheese.
We work closely with our producers, sourcing all our cheese direct from UK-based farms that are making cheese in a traditional & thoughtful way.
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RB
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! If you love cheese, you need this place in your life. Food is fabulous, service was so good, and overall we had a great time. We’ll be back

CS
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 of us visited for my husband’s 40th on a trip to London. We absolutely loved it everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal! Firm favourite was the cheese fondue (glad this was my choice!) it was amazing!!! A must visit for any cheese lover! It’s not very big so definitely book in advance!

W
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cheeses celebrating best of British. Would highly recommend for any cheese lovers or if you’re looking for something a little different. Service fab also. Wine pairings excellent. Would recommend booking. Great atmosphere and buzz in the place.

GB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to eat. The staff were kind, welcoming, attentive, knowledgable and clearly very hard working. The food was great and am really looking forward to coming back in the future. The only tiny tiny negative was that with the Waterloo cheese there wasn’t very much bread.

But this really is a very minor detail. A great place to eat.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and thanks for acknowledging our birthdays! 🥰

PE
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We expected this place to be really funky and dishes to be quite special considering its a cheese bar. However, everything looked and tasted just average. The only fun fact was that it's called a cheese bar and they use many different cheeses in their dishes. Staff was nice but honestly we were not impressed by the place. Even the toilet was within the market rather than the restaurant. I think it's nice if you just pop in for a sandwich while you are visiting camden market but not for a meal like we were planning. Be aware!

DT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved it - for anyone that likes cheese this is a must :)

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and great service. Despite everything having cheese in, every dish was different, tasty and fresh. Only very minor fault - no virgin cocktails.

S
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, so much flavour, best fondue I have had in a long time. Already looking to go back there again soon

k
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was a nice place but my main wasn't very nice, And a bit over priced.

m
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Much below my expectations. Average pre-cooked meals and therefore if you have allergies, intolerances or simply you don’t like one ingredient - you are forced to choose something else.
Pricey for the quality.
Staff was very nice and attentive.


Personally I will not come back

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and great value! It was a lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff with quick service and filling up of tap water was great!

VV
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome. Servers knew the cheeses and presented it with a detailed description and precise recommendation. We enjoyed our lunch and will return to try the rest of the menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service, interesting selection of cheese.

c
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a really nice atmosphere. Would happily come back to try the things I didn't last time

CT
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent products and well prepared, good wine selection, friendly service. Note that I'm French and particularly picky with all these things! Amongst other delights, try the grilled sandwiches, they are the best you'll have ever tasted!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit in a month! Amazing food and service, love the relaxed bar seating, great atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible. The service was good

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Atmosphere waa strange abit flat but nevertherless seating was good. Cheese board was barely worth calling a cheese board, crackers tasted like burnt biscuits. Truffle cheese chips i could of made at home. Service was very poor staff looked like they had just woke up, little enthusiasm or care. Wine was good but this place could be better but sadly ill be making my grilled cheese sandwiches at home instead of wasting money here.

AL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...good atmosphere and friendly staff. Had mozzarella sticks which were fresh, light and delicious and the cheese puffs/profiteroles were amazing. Cheese fondue highly recommended. I didn’t use the toilets but it would appear these are situated outwith the restaurant.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I was asked if it was a special event, I put that it was a birthday however nothing came of this. The loo situation was not ideal, I’m not sure if this is usual but we had to use a card, leave the restaurant and go to the public toilets a few minutes away in the rain. Despite this, the food was absolutely amazing!! I would go back just for the food!

MW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing selection of cheese! Also all from England and the wine is quality too. Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed our food and time there, as well as the staff who where nice and friendly:)

ES
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We pre-booked in advance, and dined at lunchtime. As it is only a very small establishment, it was extremely quiet when we arrived, and it felt like you needed to whisper your conversations so as not to be heard by the few other guests already there. The atmosphere did pick up once more guests arrived, though it was still quite quiet even with most of the seats taken.
The food was delicious, and as cheese fans we absolutely loved it. It's a definite must-visit for any cheese lovers and we would recommend the blue cheese raclette and deep fried cheesey jalapenos - delicious!

O
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've worked in hospitality my whole life, this was th perfect dining experience. The service was delightful and speedy without being overbearing, couldn't have asked for more. It wasn't in any way too loud, but there was a nice buzz to the atmosphere. The FOOD. The food is amazing, the fondue absolutely to die for as was everything else we had. Honestly we couldn't fault a thing which is very rare.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - staff was not only friendly but conversational and had some good banter with them. Food and drinks were served in good time as well as given great recommendations. Overall, lovely time spent.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Really supportive staff for gluten free. Highly recommend

TC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was a bit of a let down but everything else was great.

TS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar seating for mine and my partner's anniversary and would recommend these seats to anyone, friendly bar staff who are more than happy for a quick chat and great to be able to have the option of seeing the drinks made straight in front of you.

The food was exceptional. There is nothing more than I can say, it was a dream!

Love this place.

AD
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a fabulous lunch at the cheese bar with some friends. Service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush. Food was great and we were all definitely stuffed and satisfied after!

GG
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff were pleasant and accommodating. I had to call and ask them to push back our reservation because I was running late, and they did this without question. However, it did take a while to be served, despite the fact that when we went it wasn’t that busy.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Well worth the money and by that I mean it’s very decently priced. Will definitely be going again!

IS
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Had a great time looking at the menu as well as everyone else's dishes! The fondue was great, definitely a hit! Very big portion, probably enough for 3/4 people! Great lunch! I recommend booking as they are constantly busy!

DK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was really disappointing. The chicken on the poutine was the lowest quality possible and with few bones. The Stilton Raclette had hardly any stilton on there, and for some reason the potatoes underneath the cheese were swimming in a sugary sauce - which makes no culinary sense and was practically inedible! I had to scrape the potatoes out and take the cheese off so that I could actually enjoy it. The 'grilled' cheese looked deep fried and my friend couldn't finish it because it was so greasy. The people sitting next to us were clearly upset because their booking had been lost and they weren't told when they got there what time they would need to vacate their table.

The cheese board had the most disgusting, stale crackers with it - but the cheese was nice.

It was just a massive let down in general. We were so excited and we'd been planning it for weeks. We came down especially from Norfolk literally just to come to this restuarant. It really felt like a waste of time and money.

The cost was £80 for three people, which included a few drinks too. So it wasn't as bad as it cold have been. But the quality of the food was so poor that I definitely wouldn't be back, and will be recommending that friends avoid.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dishes featuring excellent British cheeses. This is my 3rd trip and I've enjoyed every dish. The cheese puffs are a must-try!

K
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was of high quality, but the portion sizes were for children... the price did not help either, should have been at least 20% cheaper to meet the value. The waitress was also lazy, arranging the seating layout not for the customers comfort but for her ease to do her job... quite shocking.... Overall, was worth a one time visit, but definitely overhyped. Would not go again, unless there were some changes....

CS
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my absolute heaven ... everything on the menu has cheese in it and they have 25 house cheeses!! We were a group of 9 so got to share loads of dishes and try various different things .. I’d recommend doing it this way because you’ll want everything on the menu!

FF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I really liked the place and the food.
Can't go wrong with it, especially if you love cheese.

The only issue was that the service was not very friendly (especially taking into accoun that it is mandatory to pay the 13.5% on tip, which I don't agree with).

HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food, and the service was good. Would definitely return, and recommend to others.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend it as an experience to have, something different from other restaurants.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday, the food was amazing and the staff was really nice and helpful and surprised me with a chocolate mousse as a birthday gift! It was a lovely night and I would definitely go again!