Last week – on possibly the last day of summer :s – I took advantage of the long bank holiday weekend to spend a day hanging out in Camden.
The plan was to head to Made in Camden under the Roundhouse for their bottomless Bellini brunch – but unfortunately they were short staffed and only able to open a third of the restaurant… So instead we headed to Q Grill for a decidedly less alcoholic brunch.
I had the waffles with maple syrup and bacon, my friend had the shrimp po’boy off of the main menu. All very tasty – they offer a continental breakfast bar too with pastries and fruit salad, plates of meat and cheese. There’s a mix your own Bloody Mary bar also.
Given that the day was nice we headed to the Camden Beach at the Roundhouse to enjoy the sand, sunshine and cocktails!
Palm trees on the beach!
Deckchair selfie, with my free Y Plan sunglasses
After a few hours baking in the sun was enough – so a jaunt around Primrose Hill broke the day up, until the clouds came over and rained : summer is over 🙁
Never mind – some discounted cup cakes from the Primrose Hill Bakery made up for it.
That evening we headed for my first visit to the Camden Brewery off of Prince of Wales Road. They were holding a tank party – were you could drink the unfiltered Hells Lager straight from the tank – and tasty it was too!
They also had some food stalls outside in the walkway up the Brewery – including Crabbie shack – but we didn’t need to eat at that time. Instead we tried a sampler of the Camden beers, everything from the filtered Hells lager, to the Wit white beer, the Summer Ale and the USA Hells.
I really liked the Summer Ale and the Wit as well as the unfiltered Hells. The brewery is decorated with cool posters and if you’re a local you can sign up on their website for the newsletter and get a free gift.
After we finished drinking we headed up the road to Dirty Burger – tucked away behind Pizza East on Highgate Road. You have to head to the shack at the back of the building.