RestaurantsLondonIslingtonN16

survey result

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This hipster Newington Green bakery and restaurant from the founders of Primeur and Westerns Laundry is every bit the archetypal, achingly on-trend East End operation. As well as coffee, bread and bakes it provides a short and simple blackboard menu of bistro-esque dishes: for example, grilled sardines, pasta with tomato and mussels, baked custard. Sceptics, though, find the whole scene just too right-on: “there are queues around the block, so taking yourself too seriously is clearly popular!”. Its undisputed success has spawned a new flagship brand ‘Big Jo Bakery’ (see also) and later in 2021 there are three other satellites promised in Islington, Shoreditch and Crouch End.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This too-kool-for-school hangout in Newington Green” – a yearling bakery/café/restaurant from Primeur and Westerns Laundry founders Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell – is “full to the rafters with Stokie’s coolest hipsters with good reason – the food is spot-on”. The vibe, all ‘unaltered grains milled onsite’, gets up one or two reporters’ noses though, who feel “its mincing pomposity makes it the Jacob Rees-Mogg of the Hackney restaurant scene!”

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This too-kool-for-school hangout in Newington Green” – a yearling bakery/café/restaurant from Primeur and Westerns Laundry founders Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell – is “full to the rafters with Stokie’s coolest hipsters with good reason – the food is spot-on”. The vibe, all ‘unaltered grains milled onsite’, gets up one or two reporters’ noses though, who feel “its mincing pomposity makes it the Jacob Rees-Mogg of the Hackney restaurant scene!”

Summary

On the former Newington Green site of Dandy (RIP), a new bakery (and evening restaurant) from the founders of Primeur and Westerns Laundry, Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell. Rare and ancient grains [you can say that sort of thing with a straight face nowadays! Ed] feature in the bread and cakes, milled and baked daily on site.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £16.00 £9.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 10.00%
21 Newington Green, London, N16 9PU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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