Jamon Jamon is a relaxed Spanish tapas bar where classic dishes and friendly service make it a popular casual dining spot for everyone. This site in Camden was the first of three to open across London (also Soho and Belsize Park), dating back to the 1950s. Following a change of hands and a major rebrand in 2001, Jamon Jamon was re-born as a laid-back spot where locals could enjoy popular tapas dishes. As the name suggests, jamon or ‘ham’ plays a starring role in the dining experience, with all its restaurants featuring in-house curing rooms where it matures its Spanish hams.
The décor at this spacious restaurant keeps things rustic and homely. From wooden floors and stone-washed walls to a large, foliage-adorned skylight which floods the space with natural light during the day, it’s a great spot for families, date nights, small and large groups and celebrations.
The varied Spanish tapas menu offers an extensive selection of meat, seafood and vegetarian options, and often updates its offering with new dishes to keep things interesting. Naturally, dining at Jamon Jamon isn’t complete without sampling some of its ham, such as Jamon Iberico (24-month cured acorn-fed Iberico pork ham). Elsewhere, discover things like prawns cooked in white wine, goat’s cheese with grilled aubergines in tomato sauce, classic paella and a dramatic ‘Negra’ option made with black squid and shrimp ink. There is even a vegan paella for plant-based eaters, while a number of sides and salads are also vegan-friendly.
The drinks list focuses mostly on Spanish wines, including a great-value house option, although Sangria (classic and Cava) are also available for the ultimate Spanish experience. Look out for a selection of sherries, Spanish beers and wine mixers, too.