Sourdough expert and craft baker, The Flour Station, has just launched its first permanent location in Camden’s Stables Market and Chloe gets her hands white.
Offering breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the The Flour Station, is set to bring its renowned sourdough and signature traybakes, to North London.
The Flour Station started in 2002 in the kitchen of Jamie Oliver’s award-winning restaurant, Fifteen. Dedicated to raising the standards of baking and bringing handmade artisan breads to a wider audience, Flour Station was launched at London’s popular Borough Market only 2 years later. The Flour Station is now a network of nine stalls across London’s food markets, with Camden marking its first permanent spot.
Camden’s bricks-and-mortar cafe will stay true to its market stall roots by working in collaboration with market producers – including British charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon, the ever-popular Neal’s Yard Cheese, Borough Wines and Vadasz Deli.
Breakfasts are served market-style with huge sharing platters which include plenty of toast, brioche with hazelnut frangipane, and a Flour Station original – breakfast pudding featuring layers of croissants soaked in vanilla custard and dappled with fruit.
The lunch menu has been created in collaboration with the successful Chris Honor, owner of critically acclaimed ChrisKitch, who has translated his years of experience into a menu of truly satisfying salads. There will also be Scandinavian open-faced rye sandwiches and a selection of The Flour Station’s finest sourdough – with sticky toffee brioche buns to hit the post-lunch sweet spot.
Dinner takes the form of more sharing platters, piled high with produce from some of London’s newest and best-loved artisans. These will be served alongside Toast Ale, who The Flour Station work with to transform their waste bread into delicious beers.
If this isn’t enough, the traybake selection, which is focussed on freshness and flavour is sure to satisfy all manner of cravings. Ranging from rich, decadent salted chocolate brownie with hazelnuts and a shortbread base, to soft, jammy oat and raspberry slices and a savoury scone bake filled with tomatoes, basil, onions, spinach and cheese, there’s something for that sweet tooth or savoury need.
We went along to the launch, and can certainly vouch for how moreish the traybakes are. Soft and moist, they all tasted delightful, especially the chocolate brownie which was rich, velvety and indulgent.
The Toast Ale stood out of the offering too. It was refreshing, with a malt taste to it, and what’s more, profits from the sale of Toast Ale will go to Feedback, an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system.
The Flour Station is open now, at 91 North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1.
- Mon-Thurs 09:00 – 17:30
- Fri – Sat 09:00 – 21:30
- Sun 09:00 – 18:00