Juniper Dining
Juniper Dining

Juniper Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.juniperdining.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02072888716
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 09:00AM - 12:00PM,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 04:00PM,
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 04:00PM,
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 05:00PM - 10:30PM; Sunday: 05:00PM - 09:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, British
  • Executive Chef: Rob Wilkinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Juniper Dining
Juniper offers classic cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment. The accessible menu is changed seasonally and supplemented by daily specials. Where possible the ingredients are sourced locally and dishes are made on the premises. As such we cater for most food allergies and intolerances - Just let us know!
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Juniper Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since 23 May 2014
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)special occasions (24)romance (22)outstanding value (14)business meals (11)good vegetarian options (10)group bookings (10)sunday lunch (10)brunch (9)child friendly (9)pre/post theatre (3)Show More
  • Juniper Dining
    Clara
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Very good food. British/innovative. We had the choose before 7pm menu which represents very good value for money. A decent wine list that is not too pricey. If you are looking for a quality local restaurant this is probably it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local excellence
    gertVIP
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Excellent imaginative food beautifully served. We loved it.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent and yummy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Excellent food delivered in a very friendly and unpretentious manner. The chef even came out to say hi to us. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, romance
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  • A wonderful local restaurant
    catalina
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food at Juniper gets better and better. Loved their dorset crab specials. This is really an outstanding place. I recommend it to any one.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    We stumbled across this local restaurant in Highbury and were very impressed. Lovely food, great service. Would definitely return
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening, thank you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    We had an evening meal from the set menu, the food was excellent and very good value. My guests enjoyed the evening, all of them said they would visit Juniper again.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent food and wine. We recommend the restaurant to all of our friends. The Juniper are doing a great job, we are glad the restaurant is in the area.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Juniper Dining
    SF1234
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Excellent meal from start to finish. Everything was fabulous. Wonderful, flavourfull chilli chicken salad followed by superb rack of lamb and then salted caramel icream. Great, friendly service, all well timed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    CCDC
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    An excellent restaurant. Food was amazing. There wasn't many of us there on a Saturday lunch time hence the Ambiance score
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Much loved local restaurant
    Jake
    Dined on 23/4/2014
    I can't believe that Juniper is closing forever from August 18th 2014. I urge all Islingtononians to go before it's too late. 10 x better than anything on Upper Street - and fantastic value. What are we going to do?
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice food, slightly pricey
    JW14VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Really lovely atmosphere, service and food was good, but a bit expensive for what we got. Fresh fish is lovely and the pistachio lamb was awesome. Starters were also nice. We somehow spent £80 with just two starter & mains each and shared carafe of wine, which seemed to me to be a lot. Still want to go back on Tuesday when you get free corkage if you buy a bottle of wine from the vitners down the road and that should cut down on the cost :-)
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely return!
    Jdog83
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and great food. Feels like a family run restaurant. The food is freshly prepared and responsibly sourced. Decent options on the menu. Great local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good expertience
    Crouchender
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The food - starters and main course were excellent - especially the sea foods - fresh sea bass and the fish stew. The wines - Gavi and Sancere - were adequate and probably pricey for that quality. There was only one waitress to serve on saturday evening - that was inadequate and slow.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good local restaurant
    highburycorner
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Enjoyed the food very much. Good ambience. Service pleasant and enthusiastic. A couple of things from menu and wine list were unavailable when ordering . Overall, a nice restaurant to have in the neighbourhood and glad to have tried it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great value!
    SH23
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    This restaurant offers excellent food from a compact menu. The wine list is inspired and compliments the food. You can spend the same money at other eateries in the area but not get the quality of food found here. I recommend this place highly.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    mikeyb
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    I am local and had not eaten here for a while.....was as great as always and no idea why I have left it so long. Great food at even better prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food were
    Stewart
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    The service and food were excellent. Wines were also reasonably priced
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    business meals
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  • We have had Sunday lunch at
    LondonTownerVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We have had Sunday lunch at Juniper Dining quite a few times and it is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Fish
    Ollie
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    We came here on a Saturday night, and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had two fish starters, the smoked salmon hash brown and the squid. Both were full of flavour and had been expertly cooked. For the main I opted for the fish stew which was excellent, good fresh fish, and lots of it. Although one thing to note was that I actually phoned the restaurant first to see if they had any availability, only to be told that there wasn't. It was then when I looked at Top Table for restaurants in the area, that I noticed there was availability here so we booked online instead. There were a number of empty tables in the restaurant throughout our sitting (albeit it was late at night).
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • One of our special venues
    happydiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant has been a great find. The ingredients used are always fresh with the fish changing daily depending on what is good.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food though quite rich.
    wellfed
    Dined on 17/12/2013
    Lovely food though quite rich. Warm welcome, good service, and a pleasant if a little bland interior. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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  • Excellent food
    Spooner100
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Eaten here twice and both times the food has been delicious. Most recent time was before an Arsenal match and main course took 30 mins+ to arrive but the restaurant kindly gave me a free double whiskey so that made amends. Along with Garufa, a step ahead of the other restaurants on blackstock road
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Juniper
    WWN5VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    As ever, Juniper provided an excellent dinner, including a delicious crab salad and two plates of simply but perfectly cooked fish (bass and skate) off the specials menu. A consistently reliable neighbourhood stalwart!
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    fit for foodies, brunch
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  • Great food
    Nina
    Dined on 27/11/2013
    Went this Wednesday (Nov 27). The four of us had many dishes (I tasted each one!) and each was superb. A real understanding of the basics and balances of food selection and perfect preparation and cooking. Starters were Salmon Hash Browns (perfect poached egg), Mushroom Soup and Coconut Chicken (fabulous beanshoot salad). All perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Mains were Rib Eye Steak and Chips, Duck Breast and Boeuf Borguignon. Steaks were succulent, flavoursome and just as requested. The duck was tender and gorgeous and my beef was rich and meaty. One Sticky Toffee pudding between us was heavenly. We also had an excellent Cremant Cuvee and a carafe of Roncier Rouge - both good value. This is a restaurant and chef on first-class form.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on
    Catfish
    Dined on 27/11/2013
    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/52/1500203/restaurant/London/Finsbury-Park/Juniper-Dining-Islington
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs improvement.Food gr8.
    firstdinehere
    Dined on 22/11/2013
    Just one main gripe that put us off. Of two desserts in the group, one came accompanied with cream, the other with ice cream. We asked for the cream and ice cream to be swapped in the two desserts (due to coincidental preference). We were told the person with the dessert with cream would have to pay for ice cream and the person with ice cream would need to pay for cream - they refused to just swap these accompaniments. So we had to do it ourselves after it was served. Very simply, ridiculous. The waitresses were very pleasant in terms of demeanour but could have been a little more attentive with replenishing water jugs. The food was very good.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine local restaurant
    HAWfed
    Dined on 20/11/2013
    We had a very pleasant mid-week dinner for 5. The food was very good, service very good and we found it quiet enough to have conversation with our food (many restaurants are too noisy). The decor is simple and relaxing: unfussy and pleasant. The seared scallops were particularly fine. Beef bourguignon was as it should be. Vegetarian main course was said to be very tasty and imaginative. Sweets were fine and the cheese board an interesting selection of cheeses (4) with fruit and celery. We shall certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very friendly staff, very
    eltieze
    Dined on 19/11/2013
    very friendly staff, very good food...that's simple
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    business meals, child friendly
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  • Lovely birthday dinner!
    FoodieVee
    Dined on 15/11/2013
    Took my partner her for his birthday based on the reviews I read on toptable. It did not fail! Must try.
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    romance, special occasions, fit for foodies
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  • Lovely ambiance, good music,
    Aurora
    Dined on 14/11/2013
    Lovely ambiance, good music, friendly. Tasty, beautifully presented food. Divine scallop starter. 3 of us all loved the food
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little restaurant with lovely
    Eden
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Love this place. It has a family feel to it and the food is surpassingly good. The chef is down to earth and friendly and regularly chats to diners - but not in an intrusive way. The servers are really helpful, charming, energetic and knowledgeable about the food (and, more importantly, the wine!) Not sure whats not to like about this place. Thats why I keep going back!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tip top!
    ejwoody
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Love this restaurant, always great food and a relaxed atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Than Delicious
    JuniperFoodFan
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    We had a three course dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and every mouthful was absolutely delicious. We had a great time and are still taking about the quality of the food. I have some food allergies but they catered for them no problem. It's just a pity we live hundreds of miles away because we'd go back in a minute.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juniper still the best in Highbury
    Jake
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    I have eaten here 3 or 4 times in the last few months. Juniper always delivers very good food in an intimate and enjoyable space, at a great price. I am always surprised how easy it is to get a table there given the incredible value they offer - I guess that's the slightly off-the-beaten-foodie track location? I would like to see more variety but what they do they do very well. Seafood is always accurately cooked and well matched with British veg - but slightly safe in terms of flavours and combinations. Maybe that's the 'British' tag at work?
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    John
    Dined on 15/10/2013
    Went to Juniper for a quiet mid-week evening meal and was very impressed. Dedicated, friendly service, delicious food with a good variety on offer - plenty of veggie and fish options - and all served with obvious attention to detail. Came away full and very happy, and for c.£30 a head for 3 courses and including a very nice bottle of red, it's pretty good value too. Overall, we couldn't find any fault with it and we'll definitely be back. Highly recommended - this is exactly what a local restaurant should be like.
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options
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  • Juniper never disappoints
    Sausages
    Dined on 13/10/2013
    This was probably our 6th or 7th visit to Juniper. The food and service are consistently reliable. The menu doesn't vary much but they know what they do and they do it really well. An excellent local restaurant that is a genuine community asset! Keep an eye out at the nearby Highbury Vintners for the "meet the winemaker" nights that they host here - the chef Rob lays on a great meal to complement the superb wines on offer, all at remarkably good prices. Not only do they work in partnership with the outstanding local wine shop, but also with the great fishmonger in Highbury Barn - a proper local restaurant. I do wonder if they might benefit from making the decor a bit warmer or more welcoming though.
    Special Features:
    romance, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If what you are after is a
    PST247
    Dined on 28/9/2013
    If what you are after is a friendly and dependable local restaurant with excellent food, lovely wine and very welcoming staff, then look no further. It may not attract the hype that some of its Highbury & Islington neighbours do, but it delivers on everything with understated excellence and pride. For a weekday evening meal with a partner or a date, or a weekend meal with parents or family, JD has few equals in the area. Arguably it lacks a touch of sparkle and energy, but in a way, that is its charm.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Rare find
    TonyJay
    Dined on 25/9/2013
    A restaurant that is run by foodies and staff who care. Good food, and varied menu, good service, good wine and a fair price, overall a really pleasurable experience. A bit off the beaten track but as they say in the Michelin guide books "worth a detour"
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  • What a culinary sensation! Magical.
    Angie
    Dined on 25/9/2013
    The service is immaculate and so is the creatively presented food which is cooked to perfection. So grateful to have found this little gem. Will most definitely return very soon for more sensational and nutritious (plenty of glutenfree options on the menu and fish fresh from daily morning markets!!) food. Namaste!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent for the Arsenal days
    schlockVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2013
    Tried this place before a match day this month, managed a 2 course meal which was very well presented and very tasty. good value but rather tricky to catch waiters eye. Good if you want a relaxed meal before a game day.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since 23 May 2014
    • Average Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambience3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.9
  • The following 333 reviews are from the Juniper Dining reviews archive.