RestaurantsLondonN16

survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“More than the sum of its parts”, this stripped-down modern venue with picture windows overlooking Newington Green showcases the skills of chef Ben Marks, who wins impressively high ratings for his “short menu” of skillful dishes (including a tasting four-course option with bread for £59). Marks began working at the age of 13 and is a veteran of some of Europe’s leading restaurants, including Noma and Phil Howard’s late, lamented The Square in Mayfair.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Intelligent, creative, modern British food from chef Ben Marks” is attracting widespread foodie attention at his “hip” three-year-old, whose huge picture windows overlook Newington Green. Still in his twenties, the Noma graduate wins praise for his “really great cooking and innovative thinking”“you can really feel the kitchen’s sense of excitement at diners enjoying their delicious food”, and it’s “very rare to get a chef of this quality in the kitchen every night”.

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Intelligent, creative, modern British food from chef Ben Marks” is attracting widespread foodie attention at his “hip” two-year-old, whose huge picture windows overlook Newington Green. Still in his twenties, the Noma graduate wins praise for his “really great cooking and innovative thinking”“you can really feel the kitchen’s sense of excitement at diners enjoying their delicious food”, and it’s “very rare to get a chef of this quality in the kitchen every night”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I cannot believe that somewhere like Perilla opened on Newington Green – what a fantastic addition to the local area!” Ben Marks and Matt Emerson’s yearling, “with its “huge picture windows overlooking the green”, “high ceilings, open aspect and well-spaced tables” serves some “astoundingly tasty dishes, using interesting earthy ingredients” and there’s “a great local feel to the place”. Not everyone who lives nearby is wowed, though: “I wanted to like this place, but found it too cool-for-skool”“it was too quirky and elaborate and felt like a ‘concept” rather than a satisfying night of food”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
40
No minimum age

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 59.00 Always available 4

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £27.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
1-3 Green Lanes, London, N16 9BS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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