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REVIEW: Lazy Hunter, Camden

REVIEW: Lazy Hunter, Camden

WHAT? Bringing a ‘touch of nature to urban London’, Lazy Hunter delivers to Camden what Jamie Oliver might have dubbed ‘proper man grub’ in the noughties (with less of the schtick). Think towering burgers, pork sausages served with sweet potatoes and a 10 oz rib eye steak to boot.

A meat-filled menu is divided into ‘Easy Things’, ‘Lazy Things’, ‘Big Things’ and ‘Naughty Things’, a vaguely alpine/industrial setting conjured with chequered cushions and cartoon animal prints. We headed down on a quiet Friday evening, starting with the ‘Woodman’s Meat Board’, a selection of excellent sliced sausage and ham with toasted bread.

While there are veggie options (a goat’s cheese burger and a veggie board piled with peppers, artichokes and courgette among the best options), we’d recommend the company of carnivores for a hearty feast such as this. Dishes are nothing if not creative –  ‘Epic’ forest chicken sits on a mound of fried potatoes, mushrooms and onions, the ‘Hog On Fire’ comprises sliced pig belly with seasoned potatoes, chilli, caramelised onions and veal jus. ‘Duck In A Fig Tree’ is super interesting, doused in blueberry and fig sauce and served with sweet potato fries – think warming winter foods to steel you against grey rainy days.

To propel you back out into the cold, stop off at the Whiskey Bar, peddling everything from Wild Turkey American Honey to a Smokehead Scotch Single Malt. They’ll certainly put hairs on your chest – perfect for looking the part in this place.

WHERE: Lower Kentish Town Road, a few minutes walk from central Camden.


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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