Voted the best fish and chips in Camden, Hook has recently reopened following a refurb. With a ‘new-school’ motto, they put their own spin on the classic dish, with influences from across the world. The space feels a little bit budget, and service is friendly but not particularly knowledgeable.
Food wise, a starter of calamari is crisp and tender, whilst jerk hake in panko breadcrumbs is the main course highlight - subtly spiced crumb, a chunky piece of moist fish within, homemade mango ketchup good for dipping. Tempura batter on the Thai bass is not quite crisp enough, and chips really should be described as skin-on wedges, lacking crispness at that.
The ethos of this place should be applauded, with focus on sustainability, recycling and innovation. But can old-skool classic fish and chips really can’t be beaten? We don’t think so, though Hook gives it a decent shot.
Drink: The Edinboro Castle