Camden Kitchen

4.4
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77 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
Camden Kitchen is a Modern Neighbourhood Bistro serving seasonal Irish produce cooked with care and a warm welcome for locals and visitors.
A constantly evolving menu that makes the most of Ireland's exceptional produce from land and sea.
Chef-Owner Padraic Hayden opened Camden Kitchen in 2010 after previously working in Head Chef positions in Dylan, 5 star Hotel in Dublin 4 and One Pico Restaurant Dublin 2.
What 77 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

The waiter was very pushy to have our order quickly, which doesn’t help in triggering a good experience

JK
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really fantastic food with wonderful service and a great atmosphere! Highly recommend!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. 3 of the group of 4 got the goats cheese to start and although delicious we felt the portion of goats cheese was too big (and without adequate amounts of the other components). 2 of us got the fish - it was beautifully cooked and the mash was so tasty. But it didn’t specify it had shellfish with it on the menu (or maybe it did And we didn’t catch it!) and although I really enjoyed the shellfish, my friend wasn’t as keen. The chicken I tasted was gorgeous. Desserts were really enjoyable. The service was brilliant and although we had a 2 hour sitting they didn’t rush us out. Would go again!!

MD
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative and beautiful preparations that we found delightful. The butternut squash soup with creme fraiche was lovely and bright. The Pan roasted chicken breast, gnocchi and mushrooms were a perfect combination

CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food as always! Beautiful presentation, efficient and smily service, cute restaurant with a lively atmosphere! Love it either with friends, or in couple

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The bread was stale, the wine was warm, the room was roasting, the crowd was loud, and the food was mains were sub-par.

AO
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food I had during my short stay in Dublin. Charming and cozy and food was delicious.

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service.

AL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Poor service , even that restaurant was empty. Duck was great, soup also , but fish main dish was disappointing and oily

AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Each person at our table thought their main course was bland and flavorless. We were also sitting upstairs, which as hot and stuffy. Overall, not a nice experience

RS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the better dining experiences I’ve had in the D8 area in the last few years. Will be back.

CA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

It wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either. We had a table upstairs, which was very warm and stuffy. They needed the air conditioning on, or at least the windows to be opened.
Our order was taken promptly and the appetisers arrived quick enough, however there was a very long wait for ours mains to arrive. They were tasty, but nothing we couldn't make at home ourselves.
We never really saw any of the staff coming upstairs to check on tables and when someone finally did, my husband ordered a second drink... but it never arrived. When our plates were cleared and dessert menus offered, we opted for the bill. The waitress scobbed.

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely seasonal food, great staff, will be going back again

LO
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

There was a mix up with the reservation but the Maitre D was very helpful and managed to accommodate us without having to wait too long. We all enjoyed our food and had a lovely evening.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Would definitely go back

AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best value for money in Ireland, as far as we're concerned. Excellent crispy duck leg. Loved the place.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked at the last minute. I was in my own and they found me a quiet corner. The food was excellent like it is every time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Camden Kitchen used to be a fab little place but it's really just average now with overpriced greasy and overcooked food. I'd give it a miss. There are much much better places in the neighbourhood.

CR
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place. Nice staff and lovely food. Will go back again. Highly recommend.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very tasty food!

RM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent and original food in a pleasant atmosphere - although the space is small, it is well laid out and you don't feel cramped. Very good value - just as good on this visit as on my two previous ones.

MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and great staff! Would certainly recommend!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely little bistrot to enjoy the lunch break eating nice food and converse without having to shout.

MN
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service always excellent! We even got a glass of prosceco as there was a delay with our table! Lovely night

D
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

A first visit, chosen on the basis of other diners’ positive reviews. Unfortunately this dining experience did not live up to expectations generated. The waiting staff were helpful in finding another table, having asked to be moved from the allocated table nearest the kitchen. The starters were OK but the duck leg main course was spoiled by being served on a bed of mashed potatoe. The tables are too close for comfort, the prices are probably average for Dublin, but unfortunately nothing would tempt me to return.

F
London
85 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

This was my third time dining at Camden Kitchen since Christmas but this occasion wasn't as outstanding as the previous two. While the service was excellent and the food well up to the mark, the overall ambience of the restaurant was spoiled by the music being played, in my opinion. On previous visits, the background music had been very mellow and suited to the small space of the downstairs dining room, usually jazz or easy-on-the-ear pop classics. This time, however, the music was unidentifiable and definitely not mellow but, worst of all, it was played with far too much bass which is just not conducive to conversation nor digestion. I did mention this to one of the waiters about halfway through our meal and requested that the bass at least be toned downed. Unfortunately, my request was ignored, so my rating for the restaurant on this occasion must reflect this. I'm sure I'll return fairly soon to Camden Kitchen since their cuisine is among the best in that part of Dublin. However, if it turns out to be decibel-heavy once more, that will probably be my final visit.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was lovely, hake was beautifully cooked.. staff were friendly and attentive..

S
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and nice staff. The service was friendly and efficient. I went with 2 other friends and we all enjoyed the night. I have eaten here before and would reccomend it.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We very much enjoyed food and ambiance in this trendy Dublin restaurant and sure recommend it for couples. Erik & Beryl

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Service could have been better - we were one of two tables upstairs.

EQ
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ending Christmas celebrations with family could not have been better on Saturday in Camden Kitchen. Lovely gesture to mark Nollaig na mBan with a choice of either a dessert or glass of Prosecco at no charge for the ladies in the group! Food was absolutely delicious & beautifully presented. Nice, neighborhood vibe in a city centre location. Thank you! Will be back.

LR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really lovely spot and perfect for a group meal. Was my first time here and the service was wonderful, the food menu was a bit limited (it was Christmas-season so as expected) so would like to come back another time of year to try more.

AD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant, amazingly good food, very accommodating place and friendly Staff. They followed with me a day before to confirm the booking. I highly recommend the place to everyone.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great experience, food, and drinks! Unfortunately we got shooed out by the waitstaff at exactly the 2-hour mark. 😢

EO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant waiting staff. Great atmosphere. Want to go back tonight!!

A
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just love their food! The cod in ink risotto was delicious and the duck served with Puys lentils looked great too

M
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good quality food in a good ambience, cozy and quiet atmosphere. We'll be back!

AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Camden Kitchen is the now the first place that pops to my mind when choosing a Dublin 2 dinner location - whether with small group of girlfriends or date night dinner - it’s never let me down! The menu is always spot on, great wine choices and friendly, but not intrusive hospitality just makes it my favourite spot.

SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Really impressed, the food was fantastic and the service was good. I will definitely go back to try the early bird menu.

JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food pitched perfectly. The Camden Kitchen beats most bib gourmand restaurants.