Jolene Bakery

4.8
620 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Jolene is a bakery, cafe & restaurant which uses unaltered grains from pasture cropping soil which uses no pesticides, no herbicides, no tilling, no ploughing and using horse drawn machinery only. We get the grains, we mill them onsite into flours which we use for our dishes, pastries and breads.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 620 People Are Saying
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Megs
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every detail of the space is so well thought out - stripped back yet special. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. Food is delicious with a focus on quality produce. Very cool music. I love it

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Pommesfrites
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have eaten at Jolene’s many times but I’m afraid there has been a steep decline in quality. The food did not taste fresh and was prepared in a way that felt a little slapdash. The gnocchi were over cooked and we heard the lady at the next table saying the same thing - the sauce was sharp and lacking in subtlety. Too much cheese. Moreover the portion was small given the price. The polenta cake meanwhile was lacking in flavour and underbaked.
We are big fans of this restaurant group but this is the second disappointing recent experience after a very poor meal at Jo’s in the autumn. I wonder if they are spreading themselves too thinly and suspect they have been hit by staffing shortages in the kitchen which would explain the downturn in cooking quality. Here’s hoping this is a blip and the excellent previous standards will soon be restored.

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Gohu
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really nice especially to change my reservation for a table seat as it made the dinner even more special. The waitress was really nice and thoughtful, the food was really good and perfect to share!

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Davedoolittle
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, a little bit pricey though. £180 for dinner for 2 is a lot however definitely worth it if you can afford it.

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ChrisP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice industrial environment and good food. 3 stars because 1) we had a 1 hour 45 minutes booking and they were eager to send us out 1 hour after we arrived. 2) the portions are tiny and overpriced! The pasta portion was literally 3 bites! 3) very few options in the menu.

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HC999
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service in a very nice setting. Every single item we ordered was 10/10 and the staff were really friendly, accommodating and attentive. You can tell real thought and care has gone in to everything and I can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The servings are always so small. I always leave hungry. Not great.

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JustynaK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service- food is good but not outstanding. Good selection of wine

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FrancescoD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambient is perfect, food is delicious, portions are way too small, especially the pasta mains

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Silvia
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite place in London to eat and chill.
Food and service excellent as usual

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Sara
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time, the food was sensational, and the ambience perfect for a winters evening!

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RobEvans
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for a special occasion. Our waitress was super helpful and gave great advice on the dishes. The vegetarian options were also excellent!

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RoyalOstrich
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine, amazing food & knowledgeable staff. I never regret eating at Jolene.

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ryelands47
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant evening - staff were attentive but not fussy, genuinely nice people. Food was superb - all in all a great evening.

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EllaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Service is attentive and food delicious.

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Anonymou
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit dark! Great service and food. Will come again and

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars as always!
Excellent food & lovely staff

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Nicomc
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful local eatery. Staff always friendly and attentive at the right time. Wishing them all well over this unpredictable time. Will be back in a heartbeat once reopened.

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TimT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect ambience and lighting, very friendly service.

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EmmaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful small plates and atmosphere. Knowledgable staff.
Perfection. Thank you
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NikC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. I never write reviews, but had to for Jolene.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all lovely and the food was delicious. A really special evening.

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely visit to Jolene. Great wine reccoms and smashing small plates.

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Katie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and absolutely delicious food, we loved all the pastas and dessert was divine. Ambiance is always lovely.

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Jojo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for having brunch
Great food, service and mood
Everything was perfect :)

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CharleyL
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were having a wonderful evening at Jolene however were a little rushed through our meal, we had to move to the bar sitting right by the entrance which was quite cold by the door to finish our desert and drinks. This was such a shame - we didn't feel it was fair to have allocated 2 hour slots. We would have loved to take our time and enjoy the otherwise beautiful evening.

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vipElGreco
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the innovators of the London food scene. Great ingredients prepared with care, polite service, and a relaxing setting.

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daytripper
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visit, staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food and negronis were amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service - will definitely be back again.

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KirstyT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server couldn't have been more helpful and the atmosphere was lovely. Would recommend it to all my friends for sure.

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Sazzle
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta dishes and the best focaccia I've ever tasted! Really lovely spot, will be returning.

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KellyWL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, lovely staff. Not cheap… but good value for what it is

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Josephine
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great menu and a lot of choices to please everyone

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MPxxxxxxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service all utterly wonderful. Was disappointed that the reasonably priced food ( paying for quality of ingredients, style and the pleasure) was not matched by an equally priced wine list. However over all a lovely charming place with some of London’s nicest service . Felt so looked after and it was really appreciated on a cold grey Sunday. Thank you.

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hula
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Great service, sat at the counter and enjoyed many plates of tasty food!

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Kayla
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, really nice wine, friendly staff, and the ambience on a Friday night was cosy and perfect for a late dinner. A true gem!

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, the staff are brilliant and the food was exceptional. Will be coming back regularly.

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KenzieL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, interesting wine selections, beautiful interior, lovely staff.

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JodieH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening. Food, Drinks and staff all perfect ! Thank you ☺️

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ChrisC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always fantastic, the music is perfect too, one of the best places to eat in London and I often recommend it to friends.

FAQs

Jolene Bakery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3887 2309.

Jolene Bakery is rated 4.8 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.