Jolene Bakery

4.6
202 reviews
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
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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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and aesthetic of the restaurant is incredibly attractive and in no way pretentious. The staff are attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food seems to draw from mostly traditional European style cooking, and the menu is well thought out and well executed.

Jolene, alongside its sister restaurants, are the kind of places which you could eat at every week and every occasion would be special.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the place, food, people and feel of this place. What else to wish for :)

KR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly divine food. I am still dreaming about it. Can’t wait to find another excuse to eat at Jolene

CD
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but service rather slow and not so welcoming. Very noisy but nice place.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked Jolene for my birthday. The atmosphere / service was great!
But I didn't realise that they only have very light dished for Lunch. We were all hungry
and wanted to order dishes like pasta but they didn't have any.

We all enjoyed the Chicken dish but again it was more starter so we ended up going to another restaurant to have pasta afterwards.

I would highly recommend it though and would love to try dinner next time.

E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my fourth visit and every time it gets better.
Can't wait until my fifth!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Breakfast.
Pity we only have the table for 1hr.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious brunch, want to go back to try their dinner menu.

TN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I would have eaten there twice on Saturday if my card had not been blocked.

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Staff are super friendly and informative and the food was absolutely unreal. Only criticism is portions could be slightly bigger but apart from that it was perfect. My girlfriend loved it.

EF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waitress, great service, wonderful food. Would recommend.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and experience, Jolene is a favourite for sure!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got to eat at Jolene and it was one of the best meals I have eaten in London.
Honorable munchion to both the Monkish dish which was amazing and the spelt, courgette, basil and almond dish!

J
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of pastries. The food options off the menu are is great. The coffee is good, the only issue is that they are very small. They are smaller than a normal coffee at regular cafe. Would come back again for the food.

a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Jolene is a neighbourhood restaurant on Newington Green. Stripped back and casual restaurant, with a daily changing menu. We ordered some spectacular small plates - most memorable were the fried sardines and pickled anchovies served with the gorgeous bread [it is Jolen's bakery, after all]. We then shared an exemplary monkfish course, which was accompanied by the best dish of the night - a spelt vegetarian "salad' that was rich and delicious, and more akin to a risotto. One of the best and most memorable meals I've had in a long time, I'm absolutely delighted to live nearby as Jolene is going to become a go-to.

Great wine selection, dinner with wine and some potent negronis was around £70 per head. Not bad for the sheer number of dishes we ordered. Highly recommended.

r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Something to note though, on a Saturday night, I think couples either get sat at the bar or possibly sharing tables. My boyfriend has the sharing plate of pork belly on it's own, so I think if you were actually sharing you'd have to order a lot of sides. But they looked great anyway. Negroni's are a little on the stingy side too. But we had a great night, lovely ambience!

LF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and lovely waiting staff. Jolene had a really great buzz and was perfect for supper on a Saturday evening

s
London
22 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent, but let down a little bit by what felt like rushed service. We had plenty to eat but were all done within 90 minutes. It would be nice when booking to know that we would be seated at the counter. Also, maybe have another menu board on view for counter seats? It's a bit awkward to hover around other people's tables to look at it!

SH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood Gem!! Great ambiance and delicious food. Looking forward to returning!

GT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Jolene's for a special meal with family. Couldn't have been happier with the evening. Food was fantastic and a really nice informal way of sharing (we ordered some small bits, all three pastas and 2 larger dishes to share between 4). Wine was expensive but tasty. Service very friendly even when we turned up 30 minutes late by mistake. Atmosphere has a nice buzz even on a Sunday evening. Really nice for a special occasion.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really fantastic evening at Jolene, food was superb as was the service, would highly recommend!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delish, fresh and interesting Italian food - very cozy and friendly!

MG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

An awesome little local with great wines, amazing food and a cool vibe. Perfect Friday night spot!

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere and the staff were so friendly which made the experience. Thank you.

BP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dishes. Curried lentils and egg to die for, the spinach and feta filo tart was also a winner. Gazpacho very more ish. I don’t think this is the kind of place that takes the Micky - the food is genuinely well crafted and considered. Great for lunch, will try supper next!

J
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally came because it was my namesake restaurant. But wound up finding it delicious! Pricey but worth it for fresh food. Probably the best I had in London. There is only so much pub food u can eat! The ravioli was out of this world. Every thing covered in cheese is an added bonus!

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely fantastic food and service - only downside was noise level.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ham and cheese toastie a little pricey but so worth it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place in the neighborhood!

PB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Staff were very indifferent. Despite advising them that 3 of our group of 6 were celebrating our birthdays on the day they never even wished us a happy birthday !!

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Came for brunch, had the eggs, potatoes and jamon. But would have liked toast included as a side, I was hungry about half an hour later. And a larger glass for iced latte would be good. Took some pastries away too and they were excellent. Will be back for dinner, thanks!

LC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best almond croissant in London!!!! Great service, lovely relaxed vibe and delicious breakfast. Great way to start our weekend.

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, attentive and helpful service, buzzing atmosphere. A very enjoyable evening.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice vibe

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere and amazing wine! Could do with a few more vegetarian options.

TN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this grub. Jolene, like it's sister restaurants, is just all round good.

SD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibe and atmosphere, laid back, friendly and stylish. Really great food. My only complaint is that it’s a bit expensive for the size of the plates - £27 for a main course, which they say is for two but not much bigger than a regular main course for one.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was fantastic, thank you!

s
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a bit disappointing that when we arrived at 315 the kitchen closed 15 minutes later and most of the food was gone. We didn't know that was going to be the case and I wonder if they just shouldn't accept bookings that late.
Otherwise delicious and would go again.

M
London
23 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place for a light snack in a great location on Newington Green. Service and atmosphere are cozy and cool.

The cheese toastie is a delicious treat full of bechamel (with ham for meat eaters) and pastries and salads are fresh.

A little overhyped in my view ... but nice!

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