Josephine's Filipino Restaurant London
Food wise everything we ordered was delicious. Me and my girlfriend were completely satisfied.
Although appearance wise the restaurant isn’t the best the food made me forget and I simply relished the taste.
Always love Filipino food! We ordered pancit bam-e, bulalo & lechon kawali. All delicious! Friendly owners as well.
This place is run by an old couple. The inside was ok. The food we ordered was pork broth(ainigang), adobo squid (which taste nice)and laing veg. The laing taste bitter and was not shredded properly(as far as I know how it should be cook and how I tasted it from Filipino gatherings). There was big leaves portion when I scooped it and it was bitter, I don't understand why. That was not the taste I have expected. Also the old man serving when he took our orders, he didn't say that every rice and dish ordered is good for two people to consume, so we ended up having huge bowls of broth, plate of squid, laing veg and rice that we wanted to finish as much as we can in order not to waste. The rice cake(bibingka) which I was hoping a home made one was not(I don't know why I expected so much). It was like one of those rice cakes portioned and wrapped that are sold in Filipino stores and doesn't taste biko bibibgka at all so with the maja blanca. It was like another cornstarch biko and brown.
For three people with two desserts and two juices we paid £79 quid. We have to ask the old man to see the menu prices again bcoz he gave us a "HAND WRITTEN RECEIPT" stating just the total amount that we should pay. I think he was starting to get annoyed with us and offended coz he was handing us a card where we can visit their website and see how much they price their food. In my head, if they can produce a calling card for their website, how come they can't provide an itemised receipt "nowadays" that you usually get in any restaurants. Overall, I feel like that was a rip off. Especially when he was saying, the business has been bad since covid bcoz they get some bookings and then get cancelled and they can only serve until 10pm.
Delicious food. Amazing and hands on service. Quiet place.
Josephine’s is a brilliant restaurant! The food tastes great, the staff are lovely, the decor is cosy and the prices are affordable! Thank you : )
The best pork I've ever had!
The belly and the hock were amazing.
The food is extremely delicious and it’s worth the price.
Great food! Crispy pork is amazing! Must try Red Horse beer
The food was delicious, especially if you like crispy pig like Lechon as well as egg-fried rice. I even tried Filipino beer there and it was robust but not as bitter as the traditional German lager. A must-try in London if you’re looking for a wholesome and unpretentious Filipino dining experience!
As a Filipino, the food was exceptional!
The Lechon Kawali (Crispy pork) melts in your mouth with the perfect amount for crispness!
A great opportunity to try Filipino food - delicious and unusual
The food is very authentic and the owners made us feel welcome on a quiet night in early February.
Authentic Filipino food served in nice surroundings. Good service and lots of choice on the menu.
Should have used my gourmet money for fairer pricing. Otherwise good!
Really good quality food, although a little pricey. I shall certainly return on another occasion.
The food is really delicious. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Had read some reviews about miscalculated bills and it's all hang written and so we double checked ours and it was wrong. They need to work on this to ensure they don't get a bad reputation because the food is great.
Good food cooked in a traditional way ! Worth a try !
Food was the weak point here which is a pity. I don't have any experience of Filipino food so have nothing to compare to but we just didn't rate the food. I'm veggie and my dining companion not. We had two veggie roll starters_ one fried like a spring roll (dark and very crispy) the other soft ( including soft veggies) and covered in a very sweet sugary sauce ( far too sweet for my palate). For main I had veg and tofu in peanut sauce which was very thick and peanutty but without the relief of chilli or citrus. I polished it off but wouldnt order again. The chicken my dining companion chose was apparently just not nice. We were served a shared plain white rice - perfectly nice but heaped on a plate rather than in a bowl so hard to serve! Salad side was fine.
Service was great. Very helpful and our water glasses were kept topped up. Bottled beers were cold and refreshing. Restaurant is basic, plastic tablecloth and dated decor.
We wont be returning because the food wasn't to our taste.
A very nice meal with friendly staff and good service in nice surroundings. I'm looking forward to coming back here sometime in the future...
Food was authentic and amazing but place needs a clean up and upgrade
Good food and service. Little bit run down but an authentic experience
Amazing Filipino flavours and Jack is attentive without being intrusive. We really enjoyed the Lechon Kawali and Chicken Adobo. Aubergine omelette was also amazing, all freshly prepared in-house by Josephine, who emerged from the kitchen later. Would definitely recommend this place to anybody curious or wanting to try Filipino cuisine
Always very good but like all London restaurants, becoming quite expensive, but worth it if you enjoy or want to try Filipino food and Red Horse Beer.
Pretty expensive. And the rice was like Uncle Bens. Not jasmin rice like in the Philippines.
We had a good time last Wednesday and left the restaurant really full. :)
We arrived early as it was raining, Kuya allowed us to enter as we have kids but the other person/waiter was not very happy to see us inside. It was a long wait for the food, the waiter who is also a Filipino looked so stress because our kids were so excited and were playful. It was a bit rude of him looking at us with his facial expressions.
Craving Filipino food after eating out for 4 consecutive days. Found this restaurant as the closest one from our hotel. The place is easy to find and if you go to their website, it provides good information with regards to their location. Ordered Sinigang, Eggrolls and Pinakbet. They were all tasty! Unfortunately there is only 1 person who takes the order. He is also the person who serves your order. Because of this 1 person doing both jobs, order taking and serving the food is very slow. In addition to slowness, since he was the only one doing all these, he ended up forgetting to serve our drinks (such as Dalandan and Coconut juices). After we waited for a while, we followed up and he said that they ran out of Dalandan juice but they still have coconut juice. Told him to go ahead and cancel the Dalandan but proceed with the coconut juice. Again waited for a long time since he was the only one who was doing everything. To make the story short, he forgot the coconut juice too. Didn’t follow up anymore as we can tell he was overwhelmed with order taking and serving at the same time. Not sure who is the owner of this restaurant but it would be great to add 1 more person to help out. The food is great but the service is SO slow not to mention the fact that the person serving no longer smile probably because he was so overwhelmed that you feel uncomfortable bothering him and that you just want to finish eating and get out. It’s sad because I really do think that this restaurant would have more customers if there would be more staff to serve customers.
Josephine's Filipino Restaurant London is rated 4.5 stars by 27 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.