Lovely meal, buzzing atmosphere and service with a smile, Jolene doesn't disappoint!
The bread is delicious. Smoked salmon and cod both stand out dishes
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!
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!
Delicious food for a great price! Really nice venue too
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!
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.
We had a fantastic time - a really romantic and cosy setting, outstanding service and great food. We will definitely be returning.
great service,beautiful food trendy atomisphire it was perfect!
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!
Jolene is incredible. Awesome, knowledgable staff. Delicious food. Lovely, intimate ambience. The best.
Fab food, ambiant (not too noisy). The custard cream was delicious!!
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!).
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 ...............
Amazing service and pastries as always! Best pain au chocolat in London for sure!
Great food great service. I absolutely love this place and enjoy going time and time again
Always great. One of my happy places. Wonderful atmosphere and great food, just the perfect combo for a great meal.
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!
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.
Out-of-this-world baked goods, delicious coffee and brunch, and super-stylish room. A treat
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.
Such a cool setting, food and coffee both excellent, staff lovely
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.
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.
We'll be back again soon, bringing friends this time.
Lovely service and very tasty food.
Atmosphere, welcoming staff and the food was exceptional. Really lovely place for a special occasion.
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.
Good food. Great service. Pastries were particularly delicious; not overly sweet.
We found the menu very limited. Not a lot of variety for different diets. Nice otherwise
Great food in a really welcoming and lively environment.
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.
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
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.
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!
The food was superb, the staff both competent and lovely, the decor soothing
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?
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.
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.
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.