Primeur

4.7
366 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.

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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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CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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BF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
5 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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DK
London
60 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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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual. Would recommend Primeur to anyone for any occasion.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing local restaurant!

Food is always delicious, we have never been dissappointed!

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant birthday with brilliant food, great atmosphere and fantastic service. A real gem.

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AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Third time in Primeur and never disappointed us :)
Fresh and seasonal choices, quick and kind service, outstanding draft wine!
Well done guys, see you next time.
Alice

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible as ever

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The taste of the all the different dishes was outstanding. Great food sharing experience. Good wines and very friendly waiters. Price/quality perfect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening! Took my boyfriend here for his birthday after lots of recommendations. Didn’t disappoint. Every dish was sensational - we’re pescatarian and chef was happy to alter the meals to suit. Australian server was incredibly knowledgeable about wines and gave us lots of tasters and picked wines that matched our food perfectly. Lighting and mood were cosy and intimate. Service was impeccable - subtly attentive and well-timed. Can’t wait to go back!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine, beautiful food and lovely service. It's slightly pricy, yes, but there's big focus on the ingredient and quality of food and wine - you're getting what you're paying for ;)

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F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & wine
, great vibe, friendly staff,

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GD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Real quality food. What you read is what you get, nothing offered outside of menu. Great atmosphere.

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NW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was good but I thought the pricing of the wine was rather cheeky. The cheapest white was £27 (which we chose and was Ok but not great) followed by the next cheapest at something like £35. We were hungry so the bill racked up.

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p
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely Overpriced and unprofessional service
They kept us waiting and standing for at least 5 minutes to be seated. Then didn't have a table for us and we had to sit at the bar. Most dishes were taken out the fridge and served, not much preparation. The service was really unfriendly and the mark up on wine is laughable.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavours and lovely setting - one of the best restaurants I've been to in a long while. Can't wait to go again!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had been wanting to try Primeur for quite some time since we moved to the area and we were not let down.
The service was excellent, very attentive and quick, and the food was incredible. Great selection of dishes (vegetarian & meats) and fanatastic wine selection.
The setting is very nice although a little awkward with our party of four sitting around one corner of a larger table and a bit hard to hear at times as can be a bit loud.
Although it is a little on the expensive side I will definitely be returning.

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, didn't disappoint this time either. Delicious food, friendly service, great wine list

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OT
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff gorgeous food sharing tables aren’t for me :)

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious but limited vegetarian options. Service excellent, very helpful & friendly

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place very friendly and food is great , small plates to share . all amazing AND doggy friendly yey !!

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PE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vibe. Good food and excellent wine list. Only problem is that it’s a bit loud. But that’s what you get for a happening place. Love it!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine. Great pumpkin. Great service. Great music.

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F
London
81 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine as ever in this wonderful restaurant. Casual dining with top quality wines and food to match.

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CE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and atmosphere are all great but there are a few flaws. It’s very noisy when busy and the tables are wide, so difficult for a group of any size to chat. The second half of the menu was expensive for the small size of the portion. There are no sides so you can’t top up. There was a very limited selection of soft drinks for non-drinkers.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Friendly service.

Good food, reasonable value.

Unfriendly wine menu and prices.

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