Harden's survey result
“You feel cool just knowing about this place!” – “a packed and unbelievably noisy room just off the Holloway Road”, which – on its launch in 2017 – scored some of the best newspaper critic reviews of the year. With its “edgy and friendly” approach and “urban, industrial-style decor”, it’s indisputably “a great addition to Drayton Park” but “after all the hype” numerous reporters felt anticlimactic: “nothing really bad” but “flavours didn’t always work together” and “while small plates are fashionable, these aren’t small, they’re tiny!” Tons of praise is recorded, too, though – “take your friends and dine on sharing plates, whose powerful and memorable tastes are so good you’ll want to scoff them all and not share!” Top Tip: “It’s best as a foursome, as couples may be squashed on the long sharing tables”.
Primeur owners David Gingell (chef) and Jérémie Cometto-Lingenheim (manager) have opened a second restaurant, in a modishly understated, converted 1950s former laundry (hence the name) in the shadow of the Emirates Stadium in Holloway. Early press reviews are ecstatic (Grace Dent food 5/5, ambience 5/5) regarding its simply prepared seasonal small plates – ‘focusing on produce from the sea’ – and educated selection of natural wines.
Westerns Laundry Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A little cool for its own good - so dark that we couldn't see the food"
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
34 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PB
closed Mon; Tue-Thu D only, Fri & Sat open L & D, Sun L only
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 5 pm