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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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a wonderful place. If you love cheese go and visit! The team working there is very friendly as well! Thanks for the small gift for my wife’s birthday!

FC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, but perfectly formed menu of cheesy goodness. Nice staff and food comes quickly, so it's great for lunch

RS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative dishes, perfect for cheese lovers! Nice evening out as well with some smiley, friendly waiters.

RG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I’ve been to The Cheese Bar before and couldn’t fault it but this time was a different experience. We were sat at the bar right by the kitchen which was loud and busy, and cutlery was noisily polishes in front of us for half of the time we were there. We waited a long time for drinks after ordering and again waited to pay the bill as only one person was working behind the bar at that point and was dealing with drinks orders, it seems they were understaffed. Music also went off for about 30 mins which may not have been noticeable if it wasn’t just us and 2 other couples.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

They have no toilet so by the time I had queued 20 minutes outside in the cold for the public toilets my food was cold when I came back. The servers never offered to keep the food warm to my partner.

The food would have been amazing if warm, no one ever asked how the food was. This is a bit poor considering you have to pay a 12.5% service charge.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A very nice bar, quite small and with a fairly niche menu, but the food is fantastic

G
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing... Cheese cheese and cheese.. All glorious and the accompaniments with the cheese was glorious xxx

NI
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Lacklustre. Didnt seem like the staff wanted to be there - and quite often they werent! Dont bother going if you have a friend in a wheelchair...all the tables are waist-height. And I thought missing a trick for a cheese bar not to have a better winelist

JC
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time I had a cheese fondue so I have nothing else to compare to. The fondue was good but personally it wasn't cheesy enough and the alcohol content was a bit high. There was enough bread and potatoes to dip into the fondue but it could have done with something else as well like mushrooms. The extra pork meatballs were £4 for 6 tiny ones, disappointing. Don't order them. The grilled cheese sandwich was standard but a bit small. Not quite up to scratch for £7 for bread and cheese. I was satisfied, belly fullness wise. Good experience but I won't Be returning anytime soon.

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great set up in a quirky location. Food was lovely. Atmosphere was good with interesting decor.
Small restaurant with a lot going on.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing couldn’t have faulted it and the service was amazing. The staff were so friendly I’d definitely go back.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would come back here in a heart beat. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday lunch. Everyone had great time. Birthday icecream with candles was lovely touch. Would definitely recommend at least one visit, however we will be back.

KC
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been several times, bringing friends and family from oversees to try it as the food is amazing, the prices are very reasonable and the staff are welcoming and knowledgable about the food they offer. A great celebration of cheese.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

VC
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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

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