Cottons

4.0
209 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Caribbean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Our food takes inspiration from the various influences of the Caribbean islands from Jamaica to Margarita with a little stop over at St Lucia
in what we refer to as ‘Nouvelle cuisine Caribbean’.

Fresh ingredients are sourced daily and our meats are
well seasoned and marinated for at least 48 hours.

Our superb scotch bonnet sauce is available on request for those
who would like their food a little spicier.

For those with allergies to various food ingredients, please ask your server
or refer to our menu description below for clarification.

Enjoy the best of the Caribbean ...

Cottons...Bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Camden since 1985.
What 209 People Are Saying
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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It was ok. Nowhere near as good as it used to be. Didn’t have the mock jerk chicken which was one of the reasons I booked. Also no banks beer. Both of these are on the menu and should be available.

It also felt rushed. Main came up almost right after the starter. It used to be a lot more relaxed and chilled experience.

The staff were however very good and friendly.

Overall I left fairly disappointed as it was always one of my favourites.

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice and familiar with friendly staff. It was a bit quiet for a Friday night but I was in good company so it was a good evening overall.
The food was ok and the drinks were good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere

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AM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had a very unpleasant experience. The food and drink didn’t come for over an hour and the staff didn’t apologise.
I asked the manager to call me and after saying he would he hasn’t followed up

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great experience with super friendly staff!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Wasn’t aware only a set menu was available on NYE (rather annoying!) however we decided to stay and order something. Meal wasn’t worth the money and we sent back our mains twice! Third time lucky but by then I had lost the will to live.....will not be returning I’m afraid although the waiters were apologetic overall.

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TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is cramped. i had a booking for 3 and was shown to a small area that was really for 2 and no where to rest coats etc. The restaurant was busy the staff (some) tried their best to accommodate but there were too many times we waited for a while just to get our drinks!!!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovel atmosphere. Service was fantastic if and provided with smiles. Bar staff were really friendly and attentive and the food was amazin as usual.

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FR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant atmosphere great drinks food was amazing I’m not easily impressed but this place was great

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VL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambience! Amazing drinks! Thank you very much for a great night

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JM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I visited Cottons in Chalk Farm at the weekend (01/12) and were very impressed with a few things really! Like the ambiance of the place felt like we were back in the Caribbean, the music was set at the right level where you can have a decent conversation and hear what the other person is saying, the food was amazingly good like when mamma use to make it from scratch (so fresh and so delicious) straight from the sea to the table....And oh so worth the wait...All credit to the chef/s! But wait a minute I hear you say..."What about Customer Service"! I am glad you asked that question because to top our night off the staff were extremely polite, smiled throughout and made us feel welcomed...BIG UP to the staff! And do not forget to give them a tip.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the day...Thank you to all the staff on the night I was really impressed And will certainly be coming back to COTTONS again :)

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and decent portion sizes. Cocktails in happy hour were delicious.

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was really impressed with the vegetarian and gluten free options!!

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R
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, food and service! Will go again soon.

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing cocktails couldn’t fault it!

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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As we came in the resturant we stood by the door and waited to be seated however no one came. Eventually the lovely dj told us to go to the bar and we were the brought to our table. The drinks were amazing and the food was good!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so delicious, mojitos yummy and waitress very friendly and efficient.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food was ok but quite pricey, service was good. Downstairs smelled like a toilet.

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CW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Cottons .The food is the best most authentic Caribbean food i have tasted in a restarant.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, will be going again. Music was good , brings back memories.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great cocktails. Great service.
Will definitely return

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SR
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, chilled vibes, really nice cocktails and the kids eat free on Sunday’s was a nice touch too. Will definitely return.

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b
London
22 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food more authentic than most places claiming to be the Caribbean. However, jerk could be more so than just awash with barbeque sauce. It was also good to get a real portion of food. The cocktail was lovely actually contained rum which you could taste.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best squid I’ve eaten, love the vibe - DJ had us dancing. Good service from our waitress, she kept the cocktails coming!

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Will definitely go back again. Great portion size made it even better.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first experience at Cottons and we are looking forward to visiting again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Gr8 Cocktails..

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HT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Salt fish was to salty,otherwise lovely meal.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a family friend... it was worth it. Service was fantastic! Food was tasty n delicious! Music on point, drinks was epic. Will definitely be back!! That Calamari though 👌🏽🤤🤤

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PT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, and the Rum menu is impressive, however they don't have most of them. My colleague had to try 5 before finding one available, and the first 2 attempts resulted in waiting 5 minutes each time to learn it's not available, until the waitress suggested going directly to the bar to order it. As I couldn't get up easily from the table and they also didn't have the one I had ordered, I just gave up.

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DG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My third visit to Cottons. I live in Manchester and I have been to Cottons during my last three visits to London. Cocktails are good value compared with a lot of places. Food interesting.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table and arrived to be greeted by two bouncers who then informed us, it was finished serving food and could only get a drink!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Caribbean food, matched by great cocktails and mocktails. Service really friendly and efficient.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was impressed with the food and cocktails; both were delicious and reasonably priced. The cottons rum punch was yummy and had a good amount of rum. cocktails galore at this place and all made well.
Great service too which is rare in Caribbean restaurants- well done Cottons Camden

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V
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our wedding anniversary and the food and service was amazing. Treated us to some complimentary rum and dessert to help celebrate. Very friendly and attentive staff. Definitely recommend and will be going there again.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was poor. Made a booking, when I got there the shop was closed. A member of staff turned up, opened the door, I asked if they were open, was told yes and someone would come to see to me, I waited 5mins and nothing. I went elsewhere to eat.

What type of poor customer service is this? What was the point in making a booking? Waste of time and I'll never go there to eat again

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NF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received great service and staff were all very friendly. The cocktails were great and we received a great recommendation from the staff. The food we had was very tasty and will definitely come again!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Well worth a visit for tasty, authentic Caribbean cuisine.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Where we sat we had both the kitchen and restaurant music competing with each other. It was funny in a way but kind of distracted us from our catch up. Our waitress was really lovely and the cocktails were great too.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience . My wife and I were celebrating our 32nd anniversary . The quality and taste of the food was pleasing , as it embodied the authenticity of Jamaican cuisine. Our server Charmaine was brilliant , making us feel welcome and appreciated.
We shall be returning to “cottons” very shortly ..

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