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About Primeur

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.

Barnes Motors 116 Petherton Road
London, N5 2RT
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, British, European

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00

Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

Cross Street:
Leconfield Road and Petherton Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7226 5271

Website:
http://primeurn5.co.uk/

Public Transport:
6 minutes walk to Canonbury Overground Station
12 minutes walk from Highbury & Islington

Executive Chef:
David Gingell (Chef Patron) with Jack Sorrell (Head Chef)

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in hiring the whole restaurant. Please get in touch with us at Primeur116@gmail.com

Primeur Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (87)
Fit for Foodies (85)
Good for a Date (69)
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Romance (56)
Special Occasions (52)
Creative Cuisine (50)
Notable Wine List (49)
Cosy (45)
Casual (39)
Seasonal (39)
Authentic (34)
Bar Seating (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
Fun (26)
Lunch (24)
Tapas (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Group Bookings (19)
Organic (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Brunch (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Child Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

We had an amazing time. The food was excellent and the staff was attentive, personable and very knowledgeable.

We’re making the spot a regular.

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Beautiful room, special touch with your name on your table, handsome waitstaff, great natural wine list, and food pretty and yummy. Checked every box.

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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

We saw in the new year here and would do it again in a heartbeat. The atmosphere is really special: relaxed, informal, buzzy... Everything you'd want from a neighbourhood restaurant, basically. The same goes for the service, which was top notch and super friendly. We really enjoyed the food, particularly the mussels cooked in beer and the beef with broccoli, anchovies and capers, and the wines we were recommended were all fantastic (and great value we thought). We can't wait to try their sister restaurant next. Thoroughly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

I had been to Primeur several times but hadn't been in 2 years. I've always had an excellent
experience and my recent visit didn't disappoint. Great atmosphere, great food and great service. The waiter was super knowledgable/helpful re suggesting different wines to have throughout the meal. Am lucky to have Primeur a 10 min walk from my flat...its a local gem !

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 15 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable evening! Haven't been the last to leave for a long time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 9 December 2017

We tried almost every small plate on the menu and they were all extremely tasty and not too rich. Even the bread that they served on arrival was great. I asked the waiter to choose a wine for me and he chose a fantastic one that I probably wouldn't have chosen. All in all I had a lovely evening. The only thing missing is coffee!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

It's always brilliant, everything's always spot on. It's the best restaurant in London right now.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2017

Fabulous. Amazing service and excellent food, please keep the secret.

1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 25 November 2017

A wonderful dinner, food superb. . Staff excellent. A 5 star experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Amazing food and service, the food is small plates and the flavours are amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 19 November 2017

Primeur NEVER disappoint.

Food is seasonal, well sourced and genuinely tastes amazing, always with new plates and recipes to discover.

Staff is super friendly, yet not overly present.

The overall vibe of the restaurant is just great any day and anytime!

Would recommend it for all sorts of occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

Great meal. Flawless food. Experience faultless in every way except the wine list a little limited with perhaps the decent wine on the pricier side of fair.

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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

Such a great place - warm, welcoming, stylish and fun with fantastic food. Everything we ate was special, the home-cured anchovies, the charcuterie, the fish, perfectly cooked and in a memorable not-too-rich sauce with chanterelles, the braised beef with horseradish mash (what a sensational dish) and finally a fluffy chocolate mousse full of flavour.
Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in London yet one of the least pretentious.
Sad they do not serve coffee! But nowhere is perfect.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (México)·Dined on 4 November 2017

We loved the food and the place and had fun getting there. The pumpkin dish was out of this world.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Absolutely spot on

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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Wonderful food and wine. Really lovely place, highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 28 October 2017

Excellent food and service - would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

An excellent place with deliciously sourced food and wonderful wine! It will not dissapoint!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Great food, beautifully prepared and presented. Had been wanting to eat here for ages and was delightfully impressed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

We had a 3 and half hour birthday meal here and it was just superb througout. Lovely staff amazing food highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

Great food and wine

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Excellent evening- fantastic!

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent as always. We came here on a Friday with our 8 month old and they were very accommodating. Excellent baby changing facilities and the menu is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 11 October 2017

Amazing evening. We were able to sit at the bar and watch our dinner being prepared and when it arrived it was fabulous. An interesting menu which did not disappoint.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 10 October 2017

Delious unusual menu - cheerful staff - great venue

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 8 October 2017

The actual best restaurant in London. Hands down!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Such good food and a lovely setting. We feel stupid for having such a great restaurant near us for so long before visiting. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 October 2017

Impeccable service, great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Primeur is a brilliant restaurant - the food is bursting with flavour, freshness and texture. They have very talented chefs whose attention to detail is second to none. Beautiful presentation, lovely dinnerware and excellent service too. We love the organic, biodynamic and natural wine list. The staff are so knowledgeable and I recommend following their lead for new discoveries and sensations. The ambience is romantic with a dash of playful theatrics. A true gem in Highbury / Stoke Newington border.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Organic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 4 October 2017

The staff were really friendly. The food was great and the atmosphere was lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Amazing as always. Great food, wine, staff and vibe. Lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2017

A Son has moved into the area and we came here for a late Sunday lunch. We really enjoyed the food, consensus on the favourites that day were a delicious pumpkin with mushroom dish (£12); Braised cuttlefish on toast (£7) and the Venison (£21).
The idea is to eat tapas style, so we shared dishes. They seem to come in the order they are on the board, so smaller dishes first.
The prices on Sunday were from £7 to £12 for the smaller courses and about £21-24 for the larger dishes. The portions are not large, but the food is very good. Between 3 of us we had 6 dishes, 1 cheeseboard (£9) and too much wine!
The total bill was £192, with about £90 on the wine (3 carafes)
I was not that keen on the wine, but it gets great reviews from others. It is unfiltered, which gives it a strange smell, it is cloudy and is slightly effervescent. But that is my opinion! Wine is not cheap, cheapest bottle is about £40-45.
Service was lovely. We sat at the bar, watching the chefs..and thoroughly impressed by their cleaning standards at the end of service!
Great decor, great food, nice relaxing local restaurant!

Tags: Bar Seating
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Delicious food. Highly recommend

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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

A real gem- in a quiet area. Had a small get together with friends and ended up trying everything on the menu. It's like small plates (like tapas) and a daily changing menu- great for sharing so you can try everything! Surprisingly filling and not too expensive. I recommend booking ahead though. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Lovely wine selection too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Primeur is a gem of a restaurant that never disappoints.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Excellent food and service . Amazing wine cellar and knowledge of wines . Our friends are. Dry knowledgeable and they absolutely loved it . Wines are not cheap but that's because they are good value and quality. We will go back again

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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