It’s no secret that Camden Lock Night Market aims to attract the local foodie and design crowds down to the canalside with their special weekly events. But the pre-loved old Citroën that houses Mark Hix’s Fish Dog was both a surprise presence and big hit at the Night Market’s first seasonal bash yesterday and one that – yay – the organisers tell us will be a regular occurrence each Thursday until Xmas.
We’re guessing every glamorous W1 restaurant will soon have its own streetfood spinoff. And whilst all these repurposed old vans and branded pop-up kitchens may just start to feel like a cynical marketing exercise, there’s no denying the quality of the offering. Plus the more democratic price tag (£3-6) means this posher than average outdoor nosh is accessible to pretty much everyone.
The large, upscale fish fingers, constructed from coley and breadcrumbs, were air-light, the bed of pea purée sweet, the home-made tartare sauce creamy. Chips were skinny, crispy, salty. We have to say it’s not quite as thrilling junk food territory as the Dirty Burger, but a hell of a lot healthier. How about the Camden Brewery book the van too for the local area’s other big street food fiesta on a Friday? Just a thought.
Fish Dogs are frying from Thursday lunchtimes at Camden Lock, leading through into the weekly Night Market.