Although I was there for a special event, and so can't judge what a normal night would be like, I couldn't recommend this place more highly. The food was fantastic and the staff were particularly lovely (which considering my friend had to cancel at the last minute and I went by myself was much appreciated). Look forward to going back soon.
Jolene is one of my favourite London restaurants. A great hybrid, it has the right level of sophistication and comfort; perfect ambience and the food and wine is always outstanding. Love Tutto wines, and the regional meal with their wine producers was just perfect.
Lovely pastries and excellent service. Unfortunately, I found the menu quite limited on the day I went. The coffees were delicious but quite small.
Jolene is a local favourite. Great food and service. Always enjoy it. Only downside is when we get put on a squished shared table for dinner otherwise great.
Honestly this is my favourite restaurant in London. Incredible food every time, lovely cosy atmosphere. The flourless chocolate cake is incredible. It’s not the cheapest but the quality and taste of every ingredient is worth it for me. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
Food was delicious and the table in the corner extremely nice. The portions weren’t that big and most of all it did feel a bit crowded.
Great place but it’d be amazing if it had about 5 fewer tables.
Lovely, high quality food. Always busy & good atmosphere
Attentive service despite being very busy. Stunning quiche with beautifully crisp base and rich, tasty filling. Generous slab of cheesecake followed. Great staff, thankyou!
Amazing great food great vibes it was incredible loved it. Highly recommend this place.
Great food and service
Beautiful cooking and pretty much impeccable service - it feels really buzzy and interesting, which is a great reflection on the staff and food. My only criticism is the wine list; although also very intriguing, it's got a price tag to match. I think it's off-putting to have nothing under £30 on the list - Jay Rayner would feel the same too. The Pinot Blanc from Alsace was wonderful, but was £33 for a carafe... good thing it was a special occasion. We also weren't shown the bottle when this was brought to us as we'd ordered a carafe, so I have no idea if it actually was what we had requested. I trust the staff completely that this was the case, but if you're paying that much, I'd like to have a quick read.
Wonderful food and service, wine list quite pricey!
every neighbourhood should have a Jolene. Great food, vibe and service.
Been to Jolene several times and it’s always great!
I’ve eaten twice at JB and the first time, the food was outstanding. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite as special that time.....
Jolene Bakery is a weird one. It’s undoubtably serving good food, lovely (very East London) styling, knowledgable staff and packed to the rafters...but there’s something missing. It’s a little bit ‘meh’.
I would suggest it to friends, but with the provisos that you’ll probably leave hungry, the wine will have burnt a large hole in your bank balance and at the end of the meal you’ll probably never go back.
Jolene’s food is delicious. Taste combinations are really explosive and spot on. But their portions are not only tiny but shrinking. Clearly they want people to be hungry after both a starter and a pasta dish and to order their main courses, but they are shockingly priced at £25 and less interesting. Besides this, we were seated next to a large and noisy group where two of the group were coughing irrepressibly over our drinks every few seconds. We asked if we could move but were refused. It ruined our dining experience.
Fantastic. My best meal this year! Highly recommended. Make sure you have a Negroni...
Food & wine both excellent, and our waitress was wonderful 💕
Beautiful low lighting, delicious Italian inspired food, friendly staff. We had a really lovely evening. Looking forward to returning.
Always a pleasure to dine at Jolene, whether it’s to sample their beautifully delicate pastries mid-morning or dinner with friends. The intimate, candle-lit setting creates the perfect ambiance for an enjoyable evening with loved ones, and the service is always outstanding! Definitely GO!!!
We had a great meal at Jolene. All of the dishes were flavourful and well presented. The staff was friendly and helpful. The wines were fine, although there was a fairly limited selection.
We will definitely be back soon.
Love it! The food is always exceptional and the staff are lovey and knowledgable. Your soap smells amazing!
This is just a caff really. Went for lunch for a friend's birthday - met by the now ubiquitous "brunch" menu, so eggy stuff and some other small plates. Dull menu. Ordinary food. Silly prices for wine. Only "bubbly" was £51...we'd have coped with all of that but the noise...impossible to talk. The acoustics are atrocious - as they will be if you rip out a ceiling leaving the concrete and metal innards, have stone (concrete?) floors and metal tables. This noise problem is a nightmare these days, doesn't happen anywhere else in Europe where they understand that even hip young things probably go out to eat and chat with friends. Would not go back.
Lovely, understated, great quality food & bread made on site.
Love everything! People and food outstanding
My favourite restaurant - amazing service, lovely ambience and delicious food. Love.
Amazing food, wine, service and atmosphere! great place for a relaxed, social dinner
Great meal! The pasta dishes get better every time I visit!
Incredible food, amazing drinks and a great atmosphere. The Bertolli bean lamb dish was a real highlight!
Excellent plates of food, well paced, perfect amount, great wine, spot on service, awesome ambience.
the best of all their restaurants in my opinion, I can't wait to go back.
The fresh pasta was delicious and a lot of lovely thoughtful sharing plates. Had the Ray fin and Lamb Shoulder which were tender and mouth-watering. Highly recommend 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Beautiful, perfectly balanced food and lovely ambiance.
Great food! Loved the atmosphere and decor as well.
Really enjoyed the food, creative combinations of ingredients, diverse breakfast menu, and loved the cappuccino!
love Jolene! A few more less carb heavy veg options would be welcome, at least my waistline would appreciate :)
We live locally and come here all the time- every time we bring someone new they're instantly just as obsessed as we are. Food is seriously amazing, service great, atmosphere lovely too. Highly recommend.
This was our 3rd visit to Jolene and sadly we weren’t as happy with our experience this time. I booked a table for my boyfriends birthday and we were surprised to be seated at the bar when we arrived, as the booking didn’t specify this. We were directly opposite to where all of the drinks were being made and served which wasn’t ideal. We then were told that the table was needed for another booking at 9, at 8.50 so we had to rush our desserts and wine. The food was amazing as always though, just a shame about the other points as we’re big fans of the restaurant so chose to book it for this special occasion.
Lovely setting, helpful and kind staff, brilliant food. Recommend breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner!