When it comes to a great restaurant like The Good Egg…
…paradoxically, one is not un oeuf.
You’ll find this one in the Stables wing of Camden Market, where it occupies a nice, airy & bright space underneath the area’s famed brick arches. Much like the Stokey original, it’s all very tasteful, cool, and casual – but very much unlike the Stokey original it has a dedicated counter for hot knafeh ka’ak. So just what is knafeh? Well, it’s basically crisp kataifi pastry around baked, stringy melted cheese soaked in thyme & orange blossom syrup. This sweet, crisp cheesy slab is then stuffed in a Ka’ak (a bread similar to a bagel) and topped with rose and green pistachios. It’s a crazy popular street food in the Middle East, and you’ll see why when you taste one.
Beyond that the menu wisely includes a few slightly more familiar treats, with Good Egg favourites ranging from shakshuka with preserved lemon yoghurt; to babka French toast with blackberry & honeycomb; and their ‘arayes’, which are pita corners stuffed with mushroom & harissa, then seared on the grill. Other highlights include their rather moreish Zaatar Fried Chicken; fluffy Sabich pitas stuffed with fried aubergine, fudgy eggs & zhoug; and bagels loaded up with the classic fillings such as salt beef with smoked cheddar & dill kraut.
And then there are the drinks – the cocktails are all primarily Levantine in character, with standouts like a sour cherry & Campari soda or a harissa bloody Mary. Although that’s not true of the wines, which pluck from the whole of Europe & beyond with a list of predominantly natural & biodynamic bottles, plus a rotating list of by-the-glass offerings.
Unlike a good egg… you can’t beat it.
PREVIOUS PERK: Nudge Members got 40% off food for 2 weeks.
NOTE: The Good Egg Camden is open now. You can find out more at the website right here.
The Good Egg Camden | 732-736 North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
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