Primeur

4.7
390 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Primeur is a communal and counter dining restaurant occupying the space of a 1920's former car mechanics garage on the Hackney/Islington border. The restaurant specialises in serving a daily changing assortment of sharing dishes showcasing honest British and European dishes. The wine list changes daily too, introducing terroir driven wines from producers who work naturally to preserve the true expression of the fruit and its indigenous ferments from the vineyard through to bottling.

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Primeur is a brilliant neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant with excellent Modern European small plates and a fantastic candlelit atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced & uncomfortable

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing daily menu, great service and fantastic ambiance. I highly recommend it.

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YK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful space. Food was delicious, and service the perfect level of relaxed yet attentive.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfection! Amazing selection of dishes available tonight. Always our favourite place

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BM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a table for four and we were sat on the corner of a bigger table where another four were also sat, making conversations between all four of us difficult. Food was nice but pretty expensive for the portion sizes.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful space serving reliably delicious (if not massively surprising) food.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Consistently good food and amazing service. Highly recommend

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally never disappoints! Some of the most delicious food you’ll experience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighborhood spot! Meat better than fish, but I think that’s just personal taste. Can’t wait to go back

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food and wine. The artichoke dish we had was especially incredible!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Another example in Stoke Newington of style Over content. I’ve lived here for 15 years and find another restaurant using the concept of “tapas” to get people to pay a lot
Of money for very little food. The intimate in shrinkflation.

Location lovely but food very very expensive...

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food.
Wine was perfect.

Could have slept in the bowl of Gnocchi I was given.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food at Primeur, had a great night. We did the whole meal as sharing plates, having 5 small plates and 1 main between 2 of us, but you could do say 2 small plates and a main as an individual and have a really good meal. Each dish was excellent in it's own right but I also think the menu is really well constructed so that they complement each other. That is some clever cooking. I'd happily eat anything on the menu and will go again. The only downside is the wine, I'm afraid. There's a serious mark up on most of the bottles and it seems to be pretty much exclusively natural/organic wines which quality-wise I find to be pretty emperor's new clothes. You'd be better to drink but the glass here, I'd say. But if you do that and just had 3 small plates you'd have a really good night for a reasonable price.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

We tought that the wines list was totally overpriced...

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NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, decor, lighting, food, wine, service was all incredible! Really a dreamy, rustic neighbourhood gem.

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F
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to have dinner we really enjoyed the sharing concept and wine suggestions

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CB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were charming and the the food was superb. Fennel salami! Wonderful, warm bread, fine wine list and everything we had was a treat.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious meal at Primeur for my girlfriends birthday. Great service and great flavours. The servings are not huge, but we left content. Highly recommend the deserts!

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hsd the rents in town and so we head to Primeur. They loved it as did I. The welcome was warm but not over friendly, the food was outstanding and the service spot on. Full marks!

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FR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed, great food and interesting wine choices. Although we shared a table with others, it was big enough to feel that we had our own space. I would definitely go again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite spot in London

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hi there,

I love Primeur, I love their approach, I love their project and I love their food.

Always room for improvement (I leave that to self reflection), but overall excellent.

I'll continue to go and bring people.

Cheers. aNTO

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CS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Intimate setting, tasty food and nice wine. Loved the ambience.

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BF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Only criticism was a shortage of veggie options. Many of the mains were meat based. That said all the plates we had were excellent

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good, the service was great and the wine selection is lovely.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Bland, overpriced food - priced as starters/mains but were in fact extremely small sharing plates.
Wine was very good but again, overrpiced.
Had to sit next to each other as opposed to opposite each other on a table which was odd.
Really disappointing way to see in the new year.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food and good wine list. Grilled salmon and oysters were great

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic seasonal food, sensational dishes albeit a small menu with 15 or so dishes and wine.

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RF
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Primeur, and have been going to the restaurant for about 3 and half years.
The small plate selection is varied, the truffle risotto is stand out and the wine is gorgeous!
The staff are always very polite, attentive and also unfussy.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful friendly staff. We tried many of the small dishes and loved the salad, split opinion of the truffle risotto (needs more truffle), bread was incredible. Would definitely return.

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DK
London
62 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a converted garage with fantastic service.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, they never cease to amaze with the quality of the food. if I had to carp I'd say the veggie options, while all delicious, were slightly samey when combined, as all had nuts - fortunately I adore nuts. But I don't have to carp and return regularly. Really like the neighbourhood vibe too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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HH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, great wine list and interesting menu.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stuff. Good atmosphere. Daily changing menu

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Merveilleux !! Very good food, good wine and very nice service. Parfait !

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T
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and great service, loved the ambience in the restaurant as well.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing! All my friend were impressed with wvery dish and they catered to my vegan guest very well with amazing dishes

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HD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food in a casual setting. Waiter was a little pushy in getting us to order more dishes, and we ended up with more than we needed. Some great cooking though and would return if in the area.

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