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Primeur

4.6
284 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, British, European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00

Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00
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Phone number
020 7226 5271
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
David Gingell (Chef Patron) with Jack Sorrell (Head Chef)
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Cross Street
Leconfield Road and Petherton Road
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Public Transit
6 minutes walk to Canonbury Overground Station
12 minutes walk from Highbury & Islington
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Special Events & Promotions
If you are interested in hiring the whole restaurant. Please get in touch with us at Primeur116@gmail.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 284 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Fantastic food (but small plates for the price, although I think that is the point), staff could not have been more attentive and thoughtful. Loved the room and decoration, very elegant but simple and the only draw back was the intense noise as sound bounced off the walls and floor but also little that can be done about this (perhaps ceiling baffles or some rugs). That said I will definately be back and soon, all the way from west London!

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Delicious and delightful, our third visit to Primeur (and first in a while) did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

This is the second time we've been here (the first time was during our previous visit to London a year ago). It was excellent the first time, and even better now. We chose 5 plates to share between 2, the main ingredients being jamon, razor clams, gnocchi, raw courgettes and beef brisket, respectively. Everything on the menu looked enticing. Each plate was well conceived and executed - not fussy, but great flavour combinations. The opportunity to taste wines before buying was welcome, since they are often made from little-known grape varieties. Service is professional, and the value for money is excellent. Some may find the seating unsettling - either at the bar (where you can watch the food being prepared) or at large communal tables. If you treat it as part of the experience, and like well-cooked and imaginative food and interesting wines, then you will have a great meal.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Good food, wonderful service and a lovely atmosphere. Small sharing plates style. Would go back a lot!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Primeur. The service was a bit slow to start with but they redeemed themselves throughout the evening

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

All dishes were excellent
House white wine was delicious
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Brilliant as always ✨

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Love it. It's a great ambience and even fuzzy eaters are going to love it.

Really flavoursome food. Ideal for friends and special occasions as well as a great date place to impress

Everything comes with a prize. It can be dear when it comes to wines.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

It was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Simply great, as always

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Delicious food, interesting menu, attentive and friendly staff, lovely environment, extra touches. Excellent value in that it’s not cheap but the quality of food is exceptional and the prices are very reasonable. Would highly recommomend.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Fantastic service, great atmosphere, interesting seasonal plates and of course one of the best natural wine lists in town! A real gem. Not cheap, but the quality of food and wine reflects that.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

A wonderful space and very beautifully fitted. Great quality produce and very well executed from the kitchen. The staff have a depth of product knowledge that is impressive and also very helpful. The dishes are fairly priced but be prepared to pay for your experience. I would highly recommend dinning there to a friend or couple. I will certainly go back.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

The food was lovely, and I really liked that the wine was as cheap by the glass as by the bottle to encourage trying different kinds! I would have preferred to have been seated at a table than at the wall/mirror but maybe this only works for groups. It might be good if you can request this ahead, even for smaller groups of 2 and 3. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Always such a pleasure to eat such thoughtful and well-prepared food. The wines are beautiful, well matched and recommended by the staff who themselves are spot on in terms of service. Possibly my favourite place to eat in London...I have to keep checking!

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Really nice ambiance esp for a date. Great food. European sharing plates.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Fantastic, seasonal food. Well thought through without being remotely pretentious. Really lovely service - friendly, well informed, low-key.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Lovely atmosphere and very attentive server. The restaurant is beautiful and classy without feeling at all pretentious, and the food was scrumptious!

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Pleasant, busy neighbourhood restaurant. Not for intimate dinners as tables are either sharing or ledges, but good on atmosphere. Small sharing plates which are all delicious and staff are friendly and efficient service.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Lovely food, tapas style so you should order lots of it! Our favourite dish was the pork, and great beer as well. Nice setting, quiet enough so you can talk, and super friendly staff! Would return.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Completely brilliant; exciting and delicious plates with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Great staff too.

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3.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Great, but should have been HALF the price !
Only wine and beer. Shared tables which are okay but not great. Service attentive. Good food BUT stupidly expensive for small plates. As a couple we paid £142 plus tip for our night . Most ludicrous was the lamb with beans at £16 for a side plate portion . Won’t rush back .

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Excellent food and wine. Relaxed vibe and waiters who understand the wines and food. Love it!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Excellent menu where dishes compliment each other. Good hubbub, comfy chairs and friendly enough. I think our waiter was Dylan Moran under cover which I found amusing. Slightly hate myself for not being able to afford to eat here more often, which is probably a good thing (for the restaurant, not me).

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Wonderful food, ambience and service

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Really tasty food, interesting menu, handwriting hard to read.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Our favourite restaurant

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Excellent option for Sunday lunch within walking distance for us. Good food, informal ambiance and friendly efficient service. A bit draughty for cold weather and the possibility of extra vegetables would be welcome.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

What an enjoyable place. We changed our number from 2 to 3 and despite being fully reserved, they made too.

The food is divine and great service. I will definitely go there again (and again).

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great food and ambiance, we had a lovely experience!
Only thing I would say is the service is a little pushy, (for time, and for drinks). Also there are no cocktails available which was disappointing!! Kind of annoying that there are no printed menus as well since it's slightly upscale..

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Absolutely delicious! Thank you for making our (birthday) night so special!
100% recommended, the daily menu allows always new finds and combinations of food are genuinely original :)
Well done guys - see you very very soon !

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

great selection of natural wines + interesting new british cuisine + good vibes + nice staff

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Very friendly helpful staff and creative seasonal choice of menu.

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4.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Delicious meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Great service.

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5.0Dined on 21 January 2018

One of the best restaurant I've been to lately. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

I didn't realise leeks could taste so good. Amazing food, amazing staff and a unique location and experience

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Lovely food and a stylish interior. Some seats are bar stools so its a good idea to ask for a real seat when you book.

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5.0Dined on 16 January 2018

Very cool chilled out vibe (this was on a Tuesday eve), amazing food.

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Great food and decor. Cannot wait to go back again. The pumpkin dish and cod were delicious. Good wine choices and service. Only minor quibble was the hand writing on the board is quite unreadable.

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4.0Dined on 9 January 2018

The food was outstanding at Primeur, and the wine was delicious too. Plates are designed to share (tapas style) and each plate was 10/10. Only down side is not great value for money as the plates are very small.

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