There is a Secret Garden, shhh! at Inamo in Camden

Did you know that Inamo in Camden has a secret garden where you can dine under a pagoda, sit under one of the four birdcage gazebos or greenhouse.

Inamo has three restaurants one in Covent Garden, Soho and Camden. I was invited on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to experience their new outside seating area which they have called the Secret Garden and to enjoy their new culinary large sharing menu which was a Far Eastern feast of delight.

Inamo in Camden

At any Inamo you can enjoy a stunning new pan-Asian menu which is centred around sharing, from sushi dishes including their signature Dragon Roll to succulent Asian Tapas such as Sweet Chilli Prawn Tempura, Heritage Tomato and Wakame Salad (v) and dim sum; alongside Larger Sharing Dishes which includes Red Miso Lamb Tenderloin, Sizzling Mushroom Toban Yaki (v), and Black Pepper Fillet of Beef.

Within their restaurants you can dine at one of their high tech tables and play a variety of games with your friends/family.

Within Inamo in Camden alternatively you can enjoy a meal in one of their igloos on their roof terrace or enjoy within their newly recently opened Secret Garden.

Secret Garden

The Secret Garden at Inamo Camden has been transformed into a garden swathed with wisteria and fresh herbs. Luxuriate in the soft furnishings, with atmospheric festoon lighting overhead.

Enjoy a vast range of Far Eastern dishes from their a la carte menu or share a sharing menu with friends/family. To quench your thirst you might perhaps fancy a glass of Brut Mosaique champagne from their partner Jacquart, or even a pint of premium Japanese beer, or perhaps a bespoke cocktail or G&T from the menu crafted by their Beefeater mixologist. Whatever you decide to have it is a great area to enjoy the sun and dine al fresco in serious style this Summer.

It has even won a double award for being the Best Restaurant & Best Place to Drink in the Sun in Camden via TimeOut.

Dining in the Secret Garden at Inamo in Camden

Upon arriving at Camden it was obvious the Secret Garden was not really a big secret with this gigantic banner advertising about it.

Upon stepping through the entrance archway I could immediately see there are is a number of tables and pagodas that you can sit at.

As well as the greenhouse style gazebo.

Plus the four birdcage gazebos which are covered in fake ivy and purple flowers. However still looks pretty and was spacious to sit at.

We was then given a glass of Brut Mosaique champagne and a copy of the sharing menu, which will be taking us on culinary journey of Far Eastern cuisine.

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The sharing platter is designed for a minimum of 4 to share.

Firstly we started of with an array of Sushi dishes.

This was the Tuna Tataki with Salsa Verde which is a plate of seared black pepper tuna served with salsa verde, fresh radish, and wasabi yuzu soy dressing. The fish slices were beautifully seared and fresh. The salsa verde and dressing worked really well with the tuna giving it a zing. A real treat if you love tuna.

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This was the Yellowtail Roll with cucumber & spring onion, topped with tobiko & togarashi. I never ate this as I am not keen on the ingredients but the others who joined me seemed to love it.

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The Garden Roll was not available on the day due to missing ingredients so we was served the Red Dragon Roll instead which consisted of red peppers, crunchy cucumber and smooth avocado. It not only looked amazing but it tasted amazing, with a wide mix of textures from smooth to crunchy.

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The Sushi Bites were made with Scottish salmon & fresh tuna on a bed of baby gem leaves, with tobiko and wasabi yuzu soy dressing. The combination worked really with plenty of textures.

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Next was dishes from the Asian Tapas range. The Miso & Lime Caramelised Cashews were caramelised cashews which were coated with crushed dried chilli and miso, it was sticky, crunchy and tasty.

The Sweet Potato & Soba Fries are a traditional Japanese take on sweet potato fries, with a wasabi mayo dip. They were a delight, as was crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. So much better than normal chips as they were sweet and certainly moorish.

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The Summer Rolls consisted of prawns, broccoli, mint, cucumber, and mixed leaves which was wrapped in rice paper and served with wasabi yuzu soy dressing. They were a real treat again with so many textures going on.

The Spicy Aubergine was a delightful plate of aubergines with spring onions and came covered in a tasty Thai sweet chilli sauce. This was really indulgent, sticky and cooked to perfection.

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The Chilled Ponzu Tofu was a dish of tofu dressed with mustard cress and came with a ginger and ponzu dressing. They tasted creamy and the ginger dressing gave it that extra kick.

Vegetable Gyoza was eight dumplings which was filled with a mix of vegetables. They tasted nice.

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The Larger Sharing Dishes was a large bowl of Sizzling Mushroom Toban Yaki had a variety of mushrooms which were Shitakes, shimijis, enokis, chestnuts, field, and button mushrooms all served in sizzling soy mirin glaze. I love mushrooms and this was a bowl of heavenly delight for me and the soy sauce gave the earthy mushrooms a real tangy edge, pure bliss.

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For a Side Dish we had some Inamo style Sweet & Salty Asian Popcorn.

For Dessert we were served two dishes. The first a Chocolate Fizz Fondue which came with strawberries, mini marshmallows and chocolate brownie pieces. To dip them in it came with a bowl of melted chocolate and popping candy. I loved the silk creamy chocolate and the explosion of the popping candy when it hit my tongue a right mix of textures and sensations happening all at once.

The other dessert was three types of Mochi which is a Japanese ice cream. We had raspberry, matcha and vanilla. I loved the raspberry and vanilla one but I was not too keen on the matcha flavour.

Blooming marvellous

All in all the outside area even though pretty I feel it needed more flowers to make it feel more like a secret garden but the birdcage gazebos were delightful. However the tables were spacious and the area was a very good size.

The food was exceptional and I would highly recommend to those who loves Far Eastern cuisine, Sushi and and Tapas dishes. I am not one for Sushi in general but I must admit I was surprised in how much I loved Inamo’s as it looked pretty and was very fresh. My personal favourite dish’s though from the large sharing menu was the aubergine and mushrooms as I love those vegetables and they were both cooked to perfection and each were coated in lovely tasting sticky sauces.

So if you are looking for somewhere to dine al fresco then I would recommend dining within Camden’s Inamo Secret Garden.

Visit Inamo in Camden

Inamo Camden
265 Hampstead Road

Mon 12:00 – 21:00
Tues-Thurs 12:00 – 23:00
Fri & Sat 12:00 – 23:30
Sun 15:00 – 21:00

Discover more and book a table within Camden at via clicking here.

Thank you to Inamo for inviting me and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London down to enjoy your new Secret Garden and new sharing menu within Camden. This experience was complimentary from them but all views are my own honest opinion.

Click link below to read the other write up by the bloggers who attended.

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