The Cheese Bar

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163 reviews
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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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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had to wait 45 minutes for the card machine to work - and as soon as it worked they used the card machine for other guests first who had only been waiting 5 minutes, which was really rude and to be honest not very apologetic/sympathetic that we had been waiting there for ages.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing!!!! And I’m they made our weekend every special as it was our 1 year anniversary and they gave us a free glass of Prosecco and an amazing Desert for free! Thanks so much we loveeeee cheese!!!

P
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly. Very good cheese
Good fun
Different and enjoyable.

VC
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I are both quite addicted to cheese so we shared the fondue and were really happy with the food and the service.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was really good, cheese lovers paradise. But the staff were almost trying to avoid you when you wanted to order something and one woman in particular looked at you with contempt whenever you wanted to order another drink. Cocktails were very good though!

J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us that went on a Friday night, and had a very good time. I had the mozzarella sticks and the five cheese macaroni, and both were exceptionally good. The mozzarella sticks have a nice crunch on the outside while being very stringy on the inside. The macaroni is spot on. I'll have it again the next time I go. The service was great and even though the restaurant was full, it wasn't too loud.

OT
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If you're a lover of cheese then I think it's a great place to go. Some really good dishes with great tasting cheese.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty goats cheese toastie and cool setting , will return to try more of the menu

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the Cheese Bar, and yet again I was not disappointed! The menu did seem smaller than the last time I visited, and as Vegetarians we didn't have the most choice, but everything we did have was just fantastic, and it wouldn't stop me visiting again!

L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked her for a girls day out lunch. The whole set up was great, had originally booked a high top bar but staff asked if we would prefer to sit at the bar next to each other rather than across from each other.
Service was great, food was amazing, staff were knowledgable and the whole experience is definately recommended.
The only down point that I have is that when we sat down we were informed we had 1 1/2 hours. This made us feel a little rushed and a bit “oh.... erm.... ok!”

CH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away in Camden is this little gem. My husband and and I ordered the mozzarella sticks as a starter and were not disappointed, the 5 cheese macaroni was delicious and served the just right amount. The bar staff were very entertaining and friendly and introduced us to their cheese van Archie. They also gave us a glass of bubbly each as it was our anniversary. Overall a fantastic find and I would definitely reccomend it to anyone who has a love for cheese.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun and good atmosphere. The food was fine, but didn’t quite live up to the hype.

G
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A cheese lovers delight. Great location, friendly staff and a small but excellent menu. The cheesy puffs come highly recommended and the 5 cheese mac is to die for. We sat at the bar which was fun. Not a place to linger in but simply enjoy and savour every cheesy moment.

C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disgusting service and dishes come incredibly small. I ordered a salad which came no bigger than a pea. The hazelnuts were missed out and I had to ask for them. Waiter told me apparently salad is meant to be a lighter dish but charge £12 on the menu. Staff are not friendly nor responsive. Would not recommend anyone going ever

G
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prices are around what I would expect in London, service was great, staff were friendly. They asked about allergies and were attentive. Food was of great quality and didn't feel rushed

GC
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheesy as you like!
Now I absolutely love cheese, it’s my favourite food group. So this was an obvious choice for me. Lovely set up with loads of cheese based items on the menu. We had a cracking fondue, mac n cheese and grilled cheese sandwich, none of which were too rich, just right. The list of British cheeses looked superb. I’ll have to keep returning to try everything. Our french host (I think Max?) was superbly entertaining.
You really must go.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!!! This was the most amazing cheesy experience. I had the blue cheese grilled sandwich (which is soooo much more than it sounds!) and my wife had the Cheesy truffle chips, we both had mozzarella dippers to start.

I ate my sandwich so slowly in tiny bites because I didn't want it to end! The dip that went with it made it out of this world. Would recommend it and will definitely be going back :)

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok for a one off visit, quite unusual and quirky menu. Cheesy truffle chips good but types of cheese available not up to list on wall. Background music far too loud, made conversation impossible. Ok level for club, but not for dining. No onsite toilet and only one key available for communal toilets a short walk away.

DB
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome cheese. Lovely staff. Very hot restaurant. Shared toilet you need a key for which is a bit grim.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great atmosphere and the food is to die for. A must for cheese lovers A***

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great experience - would highly recommend. Food was delicious.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Very hot inside, only one waitress seemed to do anything (make cocktails take orders).

AT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, speedy service, fabulous food, ate myself into a contented cheese coma. Would recommend to anyone who loves all things cheesy!!

GL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening and lovely little venue. Only criticism is that the staff had to squeeze past on occassion to get from the bar to the kitchen.

HS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A brilliantly cheesy experience. Loved the food! And the atmosphere inside the restaurant.

EF
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really positive experience and felt well looked after by the staff. Food was delicious. Would come again

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was nice to eat outside as the weather was good on this day. The service was nice and we enjoyed various very cheesy food: it is better to share all plates.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

a family get together to explore camden. We knew it was about the cheese and chose to have a range of starters and mains in a tapas style This was a good cal as we got to try a little of most dishes The cheese puffs were my favourite the macaroni cheese and the raclette were best for others. The ciders were a good choice to drink.
Staff friendly and efficient clean. ambience was casual and friendly and we could chat and hear each other.
An experience restaurant rather than a repeater but would recommend

K
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I had made a booking a couple weeks in advance. We arrived on time, the table wasn't ready. We waited for a couple minutes. Finally seated, ordered our starters which took a WHILE to arrive and one of the mozzarella sticks (of a portion of 3) was TINY in comparison with the others (shouldn't even have come out of the kitchen, so thin and burned it was). The Angloumi, one of the reasons we went there for, wasn't available. We placed other orders, each one taking quite some time to arrive, and at some point the waitress said we couldn't order what we wanted because we had to VACATE THE TABLE in 30min, and that dish would take longer than that to be prepared. She said that my booking was for only 1h30, but when I had called to make the booking no one warned me of that. It was my birthday, I had friends over, and if I knew I'd be rushed out of the place, not even being able to have 2 out of the few dishes I wanted to try, I would have booked another place to go. I do not recommend: is an overpriced tourist trap, you can do better at home as it's just cheese anyway.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was a dismal. Food was horrible. Wouldn't go again.

VM
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service every time!

RJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love cheese this place is a must!!! We went twice in 3 days it was that good.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love cheese and a good vibe, this is the place for you.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great little bar but wouldn’t like to turn up without having booked as very busy. Good choice if all things cheesy on menu. Very pleasant and knowledgable service. Great atmosphere and decent music not too loud.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. I’ve come here before. Service was great. Fantastic menu and food. Lovely touch of adding a candle to my daughters desert for her birthday. Thanks.

GO
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. The fondue was amazing and so was the bread from Devon.

MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a little oasis amidst the bustle of Camden. Friendly service but above all delicious dishes. I could eat the cheese puffs all day every day!

MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Average service; food was not very tasty and more expensive than it’s worth; noisy place and uncomfortable chairs. Wouldn’t recommend.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food but we ordered a bit too much so didn’t finish. Good service and friendly staff. I sensed if it was busier it may not have been the case, but we were able to sit outside even though we booked a table top which was great. Only downside was the toilets which are the public paid toilets in Camden market that were really grim but didn’t spoil the experience in a massive way.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reasonable amount of choice available at a reasonable price. It is entirely possible to over order however and that is something that should be avoided. The experience is lacking a little finesse i.e. the loos are off-site and need to be accessed by a pass kept by the waiting staff. Overall it was a good experience, but not a restaurant I can envision myself going back to time and time again.

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