The Cheese Bar, London – Fad Or Worth Visiting?

The Cheese Bar opened its doors a few month’s ago in Camden market after founder Matthew Carver decided he wanted to explore more than just toasties from The Cheese Truck. Anyone who knows me will know my love for cheese so it seemed a must to visit The Cheese Bar, plus it was on my London bucket list. This is the first permanent spot which is pretty intimate with a rectangular marble counter surrounding the bar with high stall seats and just one table at the back, so there isn’t a lot of room.

This is the first permanent spot which is pretty intimate with a rectangular marble counter surrounding the bar with high stall seats and just one table at the back, so there isn’t a lot of room. We turned up around 6.30pm when it wasn’t that busy but within an hour the place was packed so I understand why a lot of people end up being turned away.

On one wall you have a massive plaque taking over the entire space outlining all the types of cheese and their specifications and details and cabinets of cheese dominating the other, it’s like foodie porn. The menu isn’t hugely extensive and of course, includes a variety of cheese toasties, but there’s enough choice to have a decent starter and main. Both me and my friend opted for mozzarella dippers to begin and a four cheese pasta for main because that’s usually my go to dinner when ever I’m out anyway so what better way of testing the quality.

cheese bar dippers

The dippers were huge, pretty much like three German sausages laying on my plate but my god the cheese inside was so stringy and soft that it wasn’t hard to gobble them up and wonder whether it would be unkempt to order another portion. It was the perfect starter size, not too rich but enough to make us really excited for our main. The four cheese pasta isn’t the hugest dish so we’re glad we had a starter but it was cooked to perfection. The cheese was toasted on top but gooey as soon as you dug your fork in and added to perfectly cooked pasta it was a dish I’ve dreamt of since.

Watching other people order a variety of dishes including dipping brie and a round marmite and cheese concoction it’s clear that they really think about the food that they serve. And as for the prices, it was very reasonable, we paid about £22 each for starters, mains, 2 soft drinks and some chips which for something as unique as this really isn’t bad. I’d expected to pay through the roof for the experience.

To answer the title’s question it’s definitely not a fad and worth a visit if you’re a cheese loving fiend, but be careful there’s pretty much only chips on the menu if you’re not a cheese fan so it might be worth picking your companion carefully.

August 25, 2017
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34 Comments

  • Reply Jenni

    My friends and I are desperate to go here! We just haven’t had the chance to yet though. I would definately want to get the four cheese pasta and the dipping brie 😀

    August 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I love cheese and this sounds amazing. I was salivating reading your review!

    August 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)

    I am not a fan of cheese but my husband is! He would go freak on this place!

    August 29, 2017 at 10:37 am
  • Reply L dove

    Oh my god this sounds amazing!!! I am definitely a cheese fiend and would be in my element here! What a fab idea!

    August 29, 2017 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    Ooh yum. I’m a massive cheese fan and this is making me so hungry just thinking about it! I’ll add it to my list for the next time I’m in London! 🙂

    August 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’m a huge cheese fan as well – can’t believe I didn’t know about this! I’ll have to visit Camden soon to give it a try x

    August 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I totally want to go and try this – I am a HUGE cheese fan and it is something you can most definitely do so much with 😉

    August 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    I am a big cheese fan so this sounds great. I didn’t know about this place so thanks so much for sharing. The dippers look great and I love they are a good size.

    August 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Jill Conyers

    I’ve never heard of a cheese bar. My husband and kids would love to visit. Big dippers makes me laugh.

    August 29, 2017 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Haha luckily I happen to love cheese so if its just chips on the menu then that is ok with me! I will have to check it out x

    August 30, 2017 at 12:29 am
  • Reply Laura PS

    Those dippers look incredible. I love cheese, so I need to visit here!

    August 30, 2017 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    As someone who absolutely loves cheese, I cannot believe that I haven’t heard of this place! It sounds amazing!

    August 30, 2017 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Jon

    This looks ace! Cheesey Chips are still one of my favourite meals!

    August 30, 2017 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty

    I haven’t heard of this place before, but I love cheese and love Camden, so I need to visit! £22 is a great price too.

    August 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Hannah Williams

    Oh WOW! I had no idea such a place existed! I will definitely be visiting next time I’m in London!

    August 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Bear and Cardigan

    I love cheese too so I am sure I would just love this place. It is pretty unique, we have nothing like it in Cardiff

    August 30, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Michelle Kellogg

    I’m not a big cheese fan but some of those dishes look delicious:)

    August 31, 2017 at 2:00 am
  • Reply Vicky

    Oh wow I’ve been thinking about trying this for ages! Now I definitely will! Xxx

    August 31, 2017 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Wow a cheese bar! The food sounds perfect, I would love to give this place a try!

    August 31, 2017 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    Im such a cheese addict, i really can’t get enough so this is the perfect place for me to visit 🙂 yummy x

    August 31, 2017 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Laura Schwormstedt

    Oh wow I hadn’t heard of this place before and I can image it’s going to be a big hit as people love cheese, me included although I try to cut back on home much I eat.

    Laura x

    August 31, 2017 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Patrick

    This may sound silly but do they serve mac and cheese as well? I do love love cheese as well,not better then a sammie with some swiss cheese on it!!

    August 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of cheese but this sounds like the kind of place my husband would love!

    August 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Danasia Fantastic

    I try to stay away from cheese as much as I can put this restaurant will have me second guessing! Great post.

    August 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Tanya

    This sounds amazing, I have got to get myself there at some point. I love cheese, especially mozzarella dippers and those are huge. I’m literally drooling at my screen

    August 31, 2017 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Vanessa

    The fries look very yummy. Not entirely sure about the sausages.

    August 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    Oh my gosh this is absolutely looks amazing and I love to try this we are a huge fan of cheese also, Glad you share this recipe.

    September 1, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Esthy

    That food looks yummy and makes me feel really hungry. My cousin loves cheese, she will definitely like a visit The Cheese bar.

    September 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Oh, my, this is somewhere I must take my husband!

    September 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Esthy

    That food looks yummy and makes me feel really hungry. My cousin loves cheese, she will definitely love a visit to The Cheese bar.

    September 2, 2017 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Helena

    Yeah the cheese items look great, will have to stay away from the chips tho. Good to know about this place!

    September 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply Whatlauraloves

    I’m dairy intolerant and SOOOOO gutted I can’t go to this place. LOVE cheese as well! I’ll be telling all my cheese loving friends too! Xxx

    September 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Super Busy Mum

    I am not a cheese fan but this looks like a fun restaurant!

    September 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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