Ma Petite Jamaica

4.3
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324 reviews
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£25 and under
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Jamaican
London’s first Caribbean diner. A little place with great rums cocktails in the heart of Camden Town’s buzzing Inverness Street.

Enjoy Happy Hour everyday between 2 - 7pm for great deals on cocktails and beer.

We also serve a lunch menu from 12 - 4pm with belly full meals to keep you going throughout the day.

Enjoy the spirit and soul of Jamaica!!!
What 324 People Are Saying
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SH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Very poor service. Waited 30 minutes from being seat to order food and I was the one to get them to acknowledge my table. No drinks order taken while waiting. I reserved my table and the had the audacity to ask if we can move to a smaller table to accommodate a walk in customer.. it is very loud and staff not pleasant

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My second visit to this vibrant, authentic restaurant and it won’t be the last. Highly recommended.

1
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely staff so helpful and accommodating food was excellent and cocktails were really good p

J
London
27 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

It goes without saying the food here is fantastic. The service however was shocking! We ordered a sharing platter and a couple of sides. As we start eating, the lady explains she’s actually given us the wrong food and tried to take it away, we said that we were happy to eat what was put in front of us as we had tickets to a gig.

After dinner we asked for two coffees and were told they couldn’t offer these as there was only two staff members in and didn’t have time, the restaurant wasn’t even full. So we asked for the bill to find we had been charged for the incorrect food items which added £13 onto our bill. The waitress was very moody when we said we weren’t paying the extra as it wasn’t our fault.

I wouldn’t go back here

NC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! A hidden gem in Camden and perfect for a quick delicious dinner before a gig or show x

NH
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was an awful experience and wouldn’t revisit or recommend as the toilets were dirty and the food undercooked

T
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Perfect as always, and finally they now have more than 1 waitress working, it was a long time coming.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited here for a birthday, the service was excellent, food was delicious and drinks were lovely. A real lively spot perfect for a date or group dinner. The only downside was that they don't serve desserts!

ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely food, and lovely service. Brilliant experience. I'm now a recurrent customer ;-)

CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Since the original managements left the service has gone down. It’s understaffed and they didn’t have a lot of the options. I dined at 4:30 and they didn’t notify us that a more suitable dinner menu would be available from 5pm, despite our orders not being taken until five to.
On lunch menu, they had very limited vegetarian/vegan dishes and these were unavailable on the day. One dish that was available we were told one side of the dish was unavailable but they served it on the plate.
Drinks were nice and food were authentic and tasty.
Servers were great, just overworked and understaffed.

S
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I’ve been 3 times and the first couple of times it was great. The third time we were asked when shown to our table if we wanted water and I said yes, the water didn’t come at all.
We were then waiting almost an hour for our food. We thought something must have happened when 5 tables that arrived after us got their food and we were still waiting. Only when we asked them did they realise they had forgotten us. They said the ticket got lost.
The food was good when it came and they bought us chips and coleslaw to make up for us waiting so long. The ribs were really cold when they arrived, so we didn’t end up eating them which was a bit disappointing. The mac and cheese and the chicken tenders were good though.

r
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

First visit to this restaurant
Food was beautiful and flavoursome
A slight downfall was the service
Other than that I would rate 6/7 out of 10

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Staff were unfriendly and non attentive. Felt as though we were bugging them which is a shame. Unfortunately has been the case the last two visits.

GA
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and overall very good experience.
The only negative was they had run out of Ackee and Saltfish:(

Y
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice food and ambiance would definitely come again !

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great, the cocktails which we had was great. Starter we had was chickpea curry with the dumpling (tasted good) jerk wings (decent size wings and tasted nice) and squid (lovely & not rubbery at all). Main - I had oxtail, rice & peas (oxtail fell off the bone which was good though I found the meat tasted a little too sweet). Hubby had the sea bass, with peppers, okra and crackers, rice & peas - He said it was nice though not enough fish for the amount of veg that was on the plate.

TL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Delicious. Cocktails are great. Shame there is no dessert menu but if you don't mind definately worth a visit. Great ambiance too.

HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely food and service. The set menu was a bit pricey, but it was a really nice touch receiving a welcome drink and rose at the table. Would definitely go again.

JP
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I didn't even have dinner because they don't allow dogs. We asked the lady at the door, she said it's okay but she has to check with the manager. He was very rude and told us no.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I had a lovely meal at Ma Petite Jamaica. The service was friendly, welcoming and prompt and the dishes we selected were very tasty. The coconut and fish curry was a highlight.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Highly recommend! I honestly love this place and the food

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my sisters for a birthday meal and the food was amazing as per usual!

A
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food could have been hotter, but otherwise good value for money

J
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Camden. Consistent and great food. Would highly recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This is a nice venue to have a meal or just sit and have a drink - either at the bar or at your table. The food was delicious and there was nice music playing which was not too loud. The lighting though was a bit dim and so it was hard to read the menu where we were seated.

M
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were in London for 2 days and we wanted to try Jamaican food especially because my boyfriend has Jamaican roots. We found Ma petite Jamaica over the Internet and we must say it was even better than we expected it to be! The jerk chicken was delicious!! It was a beautiful experience. Awesome food, gorgeous Ambiance and amazing service.
Looking forward to visiting Ma Petite Jamaica again when we’re in London!

Y
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff. We had a really lovely evening and will definitely go back!

EF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, great vibe. Quick food.

My second cocktail took a little while to come, the portion sizes weren't massive but it's great value for London.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Worked Out very well. I had the Jerk Salmon delicious. Great atmosphere pretty good value for money, would go back definitely. We all had a great time.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic service and food was top notch

MM
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have eaten here service was fast and staff polite.
Nice large portion sizes tasty food

ND
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place with authentic food and nice cocktails.
They play great music, staff are friendly and I’ll be going back again for sure!
A lovey little gem in the heart of the city- ideal for a date or intimate group of 4 or less.

LE
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic atmosphere and excellent food too! The perfect place to spend my birthday evening so thank you!

CG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome, good food and fantastic atmosphere.

DE
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Oxtail ever!! Great restaurant!!!

CB
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hiya I was at Mr Petite on Saturday with my wife had a great time nice food drinks and great music, I was at Mr Petite in October.. so you can see I like it 😀🙏🏿

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went on a girls day out on saturday afternoon, it was my second visit but the girls first.we were all very impressed with the food and service..

MR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is amazing. Food is perfect, atmosphere is great, if there was one thing to change I would just turn down music for a bit while people are eating so they can hear themselves speak. Tunes are amazing, but while you eat it’s hard to focus on anything else. It’s fine after 9 or something when people start drinking a bit more

G
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible authentic food, wonderful friendly service, delicious drinks that don’t scrimp on the rum, beautiful interior and a great selection of reggae to keep a girl dancing all night 🙂

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit and it was as great as the first. Food is very tasty. Portions are generous. Spice is just right. Highly recommend curry goat, stew chicken & fish escovitch. Best of all, roti is almost as good as my mum’s.

We went on Monday evening at 6. Place was lively and were able to take advantage happy hour. Drinks were strong & delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Will be back again at first opportunity!