Experience the heady mix of French, Spanish, Italian and African influenced Creole fare, live music and cocktails at The Bayou. This all-day dining venue brings the best of South American Creole cuisine to Camden, with dishes such as crispy buttermilk chicken and Creole banana pie.
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20 Inverness StreetCamdenLondonNW1 7HJ
In all honesty, it's my fault for having expectations. I should have known that a 'creole restaurant' in Camden (of all places) was not going to be up to much. And yet, because I wanted the rich flavours I'd experienced in New Orleans I was bitterly disappointed.
I must make this clear, the food is not bad per se, it's just not what it claims to be. For anyone who has ever had gumbo or...more
The Bayou Camden is anything but authentic. Am from the States and a bunch of us ate a selection of dishes and I tasted each of them. I have visited Louisiana, specifically New Orleans dozens of times and spent countless weekends eating my way through the Southern States. I know what Soul food is and Bayou Camden is definitely NOT!!!
Bayou is soulless. Best thing they could do is:
I came here after seeing a review on Shortlist Magazine's newsletter. I usually check out Yelp opinions but neglected to do so on this occasion. I would have thought twice about coming here had I checked Yelp in advance because it's clear how split everyone is.
I booked a table for a work lunch a week in advance. I had to give card details for our table of 10 with the agreement that they'd...more
Managed to get here on the soft launch - the atmosphere was great towards the back they have a piano with old school mic, I can only imagine the vibe being great when the stage is occupied!
Can't remember the exact name of my starter but it included Crawfish fritters of some kind and deep fried Aubergine with a side of aioli. The fritters were super but the Aubergine was a tad on the salty...more
Spot-on, well-seasoned chicken in a perfect combination with a sweet pumpkin side and crispy thick-cut chips. All served by friendly and efficient staff.
After I read about this new restaurant, Bayou Camden, I decided to check it out during its soft-opening.
I was served quickly and was offered a free starter - roasted bread with an olive and tomato spread, I think. On request, I did not...more