One of our favourite restaurants. Always excellent food and great, knowledgable and friendly service. Great ambiance as well.
I knew beforehand that they normally sat groups of 2 to 3 people at the counter, and wasn’t too keen on that. However, on the day we were sat at this quirky little table/counter by the side of the restaurant and it ended up being pretty cool/romantic.
The food was delicious, the waiter recommended great wine, and overall we had a great time.
It was our second time, this time as a family for our daughter’s 18th. We all loved it and will return.
Canteen style tables and 'enforced' sharing not to my taste - especially when my wife doesn't eat meat and I do. Starters of jamon and winter tomatoes very good but main dishes pretty so so. Sand sole spoilt by overly tart pickled veg; paprika pork an average cut of meat and pretty similar to old school goulash. Wine list toppy for this kind of place and overall not great value for money. Service OK but not very attentive in replenishing fresh side plates - pretty key when you have to share.
The food is good, but service makes or breaks a place like this. Sadly, we felt abandoned. Had to ask for everything (drinks order, food order, dessert menu, ordering dessert). We came on the back of a wonderful meal at Westerns Laundry last year and this fell flat in comparison.
Great place, lovely food and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Lovely Sunday lunch at Primeur! The food is outstanding, but don’t leave your booking to the last sitting as you might find a lot crossed off the menu. It would be nice if there was some more non alcoholic options to drink. It is understandable that they chose not to offer hot beverages, stylistically; but it would feel more accommodating if they did. Not every diner will be there to drink Natural Wines.
Early dinner but the place was soon lively. The ever evolving menu shows the talent of the kitchen and makes for an excellent local.
The food was great and the staff were very nice and accommodating. Would return again for sure n
Very nice and fine food to share, good wine and pleasant atmosphere !
Bit cramped and hardly had anything left on the menu for our 9:30 booking. Things kept been wiped off the board as we ordered ...
2nd visit (1st time as meat eater, 2nd as veggie)...amazing both times. Possibly my fave restaurant in london
Really good service and nice wine & food, though a few dishes were a bit mediocre.
Delicious. Great wine. One more veggie option would be great.
Right from the start we knew we had a 2hour booking. We got it. We get it. We are not stupid. However.....we were reminded of the 2 hour rule, as the black table had my name - 7.30pm chalked on it, and under it 'Hugo - 9.30pm'.
We were a party of 4, and 3 of us arrived together and on time, at 7.30pm. (The last member of the party was delayed by 45 minutes due to child-minder issues.) We ordered 2 bottle of wine (£48 and £52) and 3 starters straight away. We then ordered 3 mains. When the final guest arrive we ordered another main.
Our main server was frosty right from the start. No smile. No explaining that she wanted us to have a nice time, but would help us pace our meal, etc. Just surly attitude. When I ordered the mains she said "is that all", and then went into the kitchen to complain / discuss our shortcomings with the chef!
When our final guest arrived I ordered another main, the restaurant manager curtly told us "you won't have enough time". It was 8.30pm! Funnily we did have enough time and the final main was served and we ate it, with over 35 minutes left on our booking. The waitress then came over with a half smile to tell us we had enough time for dessert or more drinks. We refused both.
When my partner paid he removed the service charge, and explained why. The manager just could not get it. How dare we not be grateful for the privilege to give him our money.
Primeur thinks it is doing you a favour by allowing you to eat there. You are sat a long tables that are sectioned up. The people next to us, a group of 4, were squeezed on to the end of the table, were even 2 people would have felt squashed.
The food is good. The wine is overpriced. The attitude is terrible - patronising and rude.
This is a restaurant for trust fund Hugos!
Going downhill. We used to enjoy Primeur when it first opened in the neighbourhood, but its become increasingly pretentious, the quality of the food is hit and miss, and its become increasingly poor value for what is on offer. There are much better choices elsewhere. A shame as it had a positive run early on but management have gotten a but carried away and lost touch. Friends no longer want to eat there and we all agree it’s not what it once was.
We tried all but one dish on the menu, which I think was 11 dishes and 9 of them were excellent
One was a little over priced for the size and the other too salty
But everything else was delicious - interesting flavours and great for sharing
Its a beautiful room to sit in and the staff were lovely and the meal well paced
The wine list could be improved I think
Generally a lovely evening
Poor selection of vegetarian options. Chickpea was nice as was bread and olives
Disappointed with all other veg options.
Such a special find. Amazing food. Great lighting. Good and personal service.
The noise level is a lot, so if you're hard of hearing you may struggle. (Unless it's in the summer when I assume the large doors at the front of the restaurant are open).
It's an absolute must. A place where I leave feeling well fed, from exquisite food. A place for a very special night out.
Unfortunately they try and seat parties of 3 along the bar area despite you having booked more than a week in advance. I found this really hard given we had my mother in law with us who had flown in for a birthday celebration. We were then offered a table but only had an hour to eat. My husband also found shot in his meal which we weren't warned about - can only imagine what a catastrophe that would have been had that been in my mother in laws meal. Overall not the level of service you would expect.
Always a great menu, a choice for everyone. Sharing dishes is the way to go. Nothing pretentious about this place. Just great food! A massive favourite of mine.
As always. A brilliant gem of a place.
Always a great one at Primeur, my favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The food and the wine never disappoints! This time, I took my parents and for them it was a bit too noisy. Maybe curtains or other elements in the interior design could be added to reduce the noise? would be my only remark.
Food was excellent and great value, wine list really expensive. Dishes come at random which is great, but some of the wait times between plates was too long
Food absolutely superb. Great service too and at the right price. Highly recommend.
Very good food
The location is beautiful, the food is good however the restaurant is overpriced and the dishes are boring
Great place for a friday evening meal. The restaurant was buzzy and packed in a good way. We really liked the table layout and comfy chairs. Food was pretty good with some exceptional dishes (mussels) and some disappointing dishes (mozzarella). Their short drinks were really good and house red was pretty decent as well. We got stung with the other bottle of wine suggested by the waiter which was a little annoying. Like many reviews on here I would say that the menu is overpriced for what it is but on the plus side we had an awful lot of fun. Definitely worth a visit!
I visited Primeur with a friend who is vegetarian and so we ordered mainly vegetarian dishes. I think they were lacking in taste. Pasta with anchovies was fried and so quite heavy, the aubergine was ok and beetroot salad was nice. The best dish was hake, but that makes is one dish out of four. It is a shame.
Brilliant evening at Primeur. Beautiful food and backed with great service.
Great restaurant that has never disappointed. Third time here and always impressed with the quality and variety of the menu. Haven't had a bad dish yet. Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Highly recommend.
Amazing look no further
Great lunch of mussels and pork belly all using phenomenally herbs and sauces.
The wine selection is well priced and enjoyable to try some high cost wines by the glass without paying a premium
Great food and service. Slightly dear but we knew what to expect having been before. Would happily come again
Exceptional food as always. There are very few restaurants I can have total faith that whatever I choose on the menu will be of the highest possible standards. This was no exception.
Creative and tasty food in lovely relaxed setting. Staff knowledgeable and fun.
Primeur used to be one of my favourite local restaurants but lately I find it hit and miss. Not sure if theres a difference between lunch and dinner service - we visited at lunchtime. A couple of the dishes were delicious but we also ordered the duck which was overcooked and luke warm so that was disappointing. The meringue pudding was really chewy and sticky. Service was also slow which was unusual - maybe it was an off day and we were just unlucky.
Had high hopes but was put in a rubbish table (uncomfortable and kept on being hit by the staff rushing past), food was average and bill was fairly high. Won’t be back in a hurry. Real shame.