Jolene Bakery

4.8
590 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 590 People Are Saying
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Sazzle
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MPxxxxxxxx
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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PaulP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice staff and super well decorated. the food was amazing!

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Foodie
9 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Let's start by saying that everything we have tasted was good. Yet, dishes were tiny even in London standards. We have enjoyed it but felt a bit disappointed. Maybe our expectations were too high.

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Local
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great food especially the dessert. The waitress though a bit reckless with where the bill was going. Always ask the gent first:) Lets say it was an ackward moment.

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LaurenM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & service, tasty food. Good vegetarian selection too.

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vipJaneC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Jolene is always outstanding. The flavours are incredible and the pasta dishes are particularly heavenly! But it’s the staff and the atmosphere that is the icing on the cake. It’s a very special place indeed.

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good selection of wines.
Great service - attentive but not intrusive. Warm & welcoming atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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vipDavidT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to this temple of Super Amazing dining and good vibes. We came again for their Out of This World pastas….. HEAVEN +++++…!!! …. and the deserts… we should, we shouldn’t, we did, we conquered….. the world is a better place before, during snd after a meal
at JOLENE!

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AndrewM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food and outstanding services. Can't wait to go back!

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NinaT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food, orange wine, service, decor and had a fab night. Definitely going to come back :) rabbit ragout and focaccia were the best I’ve ever had. Yum

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Catarina
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is delicious and the service is great. Mozzarella with cavolo nero and breadcrumbs was my favourite. Love the decor and the general vibe, the music is great too. Only negatives were that it was very cold in there! And their coffee is extremely strong - they only serve double shots and no decaf which was too much for me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fine - nice atmosphere and room, friendly staff but average food

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joanneb
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such warm service and totally delicious food - focaccia of dreams
Perfect lighting and music
Will be there again

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AshrafF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant, with amazing members of staff and amazing food. 10/10

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Heather
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jolene is such a gorgeous setting, we arrived to find the menu written on a chalk board on the back wall and were recommended to order 2-3 dishes each. As a table of 4 this meant we could order most of the menu. The focaccia is a must and definitely ask the staff for their wine/ food recommendations, they know what’s up!

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yoannvn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good music, lively, excellent service, amazing food and wine selection, and all that, not too pricy.. Jolene has just entered my list of favourite East London restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch, staff were great and the food delicious… my only comment was the wine was very overpriced with a Nero d’Avola the cheapest at £39.

Restaurants should really be offering wines in the £20’s as an entry level these days, not starting at nearly £40

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ALEXB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food but portions were too small. Forcaccia and mortadella were lovely

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Counter seating was lovely. The staff very friendly. And the food incredible.

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nimjojo
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great evening.
The vibe was cool food fantastic and service very friendly.

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EmilyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible birthday lunch, every dish was delicious. Very attentive staff! Will be back for a second visit very soon!

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marinx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there with my mum friend. We both had a young babies. They gave us a great table, the kindest caring service, and the food was lovely. I felt so good being there.

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SophieA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Best resto In London. Will recommend to all

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Harriet
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our second time at Jolene, and it wasn't quite as good as the first time. The service wasn't quite as good, and the food wasn't either. We ordered the amount of dishes recommended but all 4 of us left hungry, which seemed slightly bizarre. Our wine was also forgotten twice. Nevertheless, we had a lovely evening but just a shame not to live up to our expectations.

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RebeccaT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great staff who know their stuff, lovely food.

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Essss
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Really nice space, staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

Sadly the pasta was very thick and undercooked and the crab one had bits of hard crab cartilage inside as well. The potato dish was far too salty too. The lamb scrumpet was delicious though.

Shame about the salt - the ragu pasta dish was also oversalted

We did tell our waiter but he didn't really do anything with the info.

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AliciaB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t recommend enough. An all time favourite.

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RachaelO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, and our waitress was amazing. Very accomodating with allergies. Such a fun night!

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komadori
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good lunch.
Wine wasn't cold enough and wished to have a paper menu not on the blackboard.

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AndreaF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice sharing pasta dishes and very good wine

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JoeT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her birthday. It was just as great as I remembered it to be. Outstanding food. Excellent service. Delicious wine. And such a lovely, chilled atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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 590 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.