Jolene Bakery

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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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A
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, buzzing atmosphere and service with a smile, Jolene doesn't disappoint!

R
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread is delicious. Smoked salmon and cod both stand out dishes

AS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

You failed to mention that booking times are only for 1 hour. This is important when making a booking for a social catch up - we were kicked off our table even though we were still drinking!

SE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our Liverpudlian waiter, we didn’t remember his name but he was really great!

Food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect, loved the lighting.

Only small issue is they didn’t have a vegetarian main, which was a shame but everything else was delicious!

Will definitely go back!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for a great price! Really nice venue too

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday dinner, there were five of us and we ordered just enough. I think in total it was 12 plates. Our server was absolutely wonderful, clued up and just lovely, my sister was feeling poorly and she made her a soothing lemon and ginger tea and was just so accommodating. The little things are so important. Everything was flippin’ delicious and I couldn’t have thought of anywhere better to spend my birthday with my family. Loved it. Thank you team Jolene!

J
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an exciting and sociable experience of ordering a selection of small plates, pastas and platters that all arrive at different times so you can really appreciate the flavours and delicacy of each dish. Contemporary modern European cuisine is the way forward and we will continue to visit here both in the evening and for amazing ham and cheese pastries in the morning.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time - a really romantic and cosy setting, outstanding service and great food. We will definitely be returning.

YU
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great service,beautiful food trendy atomisphire it was perfect!

R
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Jolene is a really cool spot on Newington Green in Canonbury. The decor inside is very trendy. I booked a table for breakfast and when we were seated we noticed my name written in chalk on the table, nice touch!

The pastries are amazing especially the Nduja and Honey buns, they're worth the trip by themselves. I had fried eggs (which were cooked to perfection) on toasted sourdough which was also really good.

The coffees were really good although they're served in small cups and they took a while to arrive. A minor complaint on what was a great breakfast!

J
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jolene is incredible. Awesome, knowledgable staff. Delicious food. Lovely, intimate ambience. The best.

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, ambiant (not too noisy). The custard cream was delicious!!

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is a bit pricey but the food dishes are very reasonably priced and incredibly delicious. The staff were incredibly gracious and accommodating. The noise levels are quite high so don't go with people who are hard of hearing (like... my mum!).

AE
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

A shame as the atmosphere was great and I had high hopes but felt the menu was too restricted and way over priced - £8 for a side plate of broccoli ...............

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and pastries as always! Best pain au chocolat in London for sure!

GH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. I absolutely love this place and enjoy going time and time again

AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of my happy places. Wonderful atmosphere and great food, just the perfect combo for a great meal.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and lovely ambiance. The service was friendly and efficient although a bit too fast - we were zoomed through the first courses in less than half an hour. Overall a really delicious meal!

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After having heard rave reviews, we finally got around to trying Jolene ourselves, and it definitely lived up to the hype. Chic industrial decor, a small, contained menu, great service and fantastic food! Would highly recommend.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out-of-this-world baked goods, delicious coffee and brunch, and super-stylish room. A treat

AJ
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a total raver for this place. Their pastries and breads are incredible, coffee is great and their actual menu is never shy of delicious. Not cheap, but in this case you get what you pay for.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool setting, food and coffee both excellent, staff lovely

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for brunch! Delicious food with what you can tell are carefully sourced ingredients, in a cozy space with good value and friendly service.

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Generally enjoyed our meal. Food was tasty. Service was good, though it was recommended that we order a large plate along with what we did order, but no vegetarian large plate option available meant that we couldn't order as advised, which was slightly disappointing. Atmosphere was buzzy, bordering on loud. The main downside was that the seating felt cramped - we were rubbing elbows with our neighbours on the shared table, and waiting staff were squeezing past us on their way to serve other tables. Negatives were not enough to prevent us enjoying our dining experience, but indicate that it could be improved.

c
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We'll be back again soon, bringing friends this time.

AB
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service and very tasty food.

T
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, welcoming staff and the food was exceptional. Really lovely place for a special occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

great restaurant. Lovely food and staff good drinks and ambience.

I have a gripe. I booked this in advance for my girlfriends birthday. We got sat on the very end of the bar next to the toilets and then told if we want to see the menu we needed to get up and take a photo of the chalk board and come back and sit down.

Lads. Don’t include the bar in your booking service, particularly not the seats next to the loo. An obvious (in my opinion) flaw in an otherwise amazing restaurant. I felt a bit disrespected. Hope to see it properly one day.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Pastries were particularly delicious; not overly sweet.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We found the menu very limited. Not a lot of variety for different diets. Nice otherwise

b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a really welcoming and lively environment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening in a homely warm setting, equally as good for dinner as it is for the delicious pastry’s & brunch in the morning. Proper honest cooking from Jack & the team with a great drinks list. Front of house team great also.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so relaxing and I love the ambience - I have just had back surgery so I needed to be in a lovely healing place and Jolene offers that - the food is so tasty - I always have the same - the fried eggs and toast and the salmon - we tasted the quiche today - it was the best I have had
Thank you for a fab dining experience

SN
Portland
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well developed. I liked the touch of putting on my name on the table. Everything was fresh, well sourced, and tasty. The food is to be experienced.

M
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places - great food, excellent atmosphere, friendly staff and free bread to take home at the end of the night as an added bonus!

OT
Tokyo
17 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, the staff both competent and lovely, the decor soothing

n
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was expecting much more. The table was not ready on time, the cappuccino is super small and toasties with cornichons as a side, really?

A
London
40 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a sharing place and the food is great but the chef shows no flexibility to the menu. If you want anything more or less it’s a no.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food accompanied by excellent service. Our waitress was easy to deal with and helpful throughout our meal, from helping us to decide between menu options to bringing our food and drinks in good time and at comfortable intervals.

We sat at the bar near the back of the restaurant and found this a relaxed environment with comfortable noise levels from the restaurant's music and customers, while still being able to hear ourselves talk.

Will certainly come here again.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A local gem. We love Jolene and always find it a great dinner with good service. Our bellies were very happy. My only constructive criticism would be that there aren’t enough Gluten Free options on the menu generally which makes choice a bit limiting for those who have to avoid gluten. Otherwise it’s great and we’ll be back again soon.