REVIEW: Frederick’s, Angel
Camden Passage is full of treasures every which way you turn – moreish meats at The Elk In The Woods, pretty trinkets at the various antique shops, and a little gem called Fredericks, hiding behind what looks to be an historic pub frontage.
Step through the old-school exterior and we challenge you not to feel surprise – a huge, whitewashed expanse boasts beautiful indoor foliage (a tree trunk heavy with green leaves is the focal point of the huge room).
Dotted with white tablecloths, fairy lights and striking pieces of art in primary colours, the space is cavernous yet warm and friendly – the luscious secret cocktail garden really sealing the deal.
Wholly unexpected after the classic exterior, the sudden deluge of modernity is crisp and refreshing, a pretty, private dining space leading off to the left.
The mains menu mixes true British classics and fine French cuisine: fish pie or pork cutlet with black pudding and crushed new potatoes, Côte de boeuf or Welsh lamb gigot steak and chips.
For dessert, we gladly sipped a glass of Thienot Rose Brut while a piping hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream was prepared, worth the wait and then some.
Frederick’s is the sort of place one hopes to stumble upon soon after the parents announce a surprise visit – calm yet charismatic, attentive but not over the top. If you’re looking to wow, book a table now.
Amy @ Fashionbite xx