LINO

4.0
12 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
LINO is a bar and all-day restaurant located in a refurbished linoleum and carpet warehouse, with Richard Falk of The Dairy heading up the kitchen, taking an innovative approach to everything from cocktails to charcuterie.

Decorated in shades of peach and salmon with green antique brass fixtures, the space takes inspiration from minimalist Finnish design.

Meanwhile, the menu is focused on low-waste dishes across an all-day menu that includes sauerkraut and Montgomery cheddar croquettes and Belted Galloway wing rib of beef, with oxtail and potato tart. Dessert will utilise left-over homemade pastries from the breakfast kiosk, to enjoy with botanically-infused tipples, cocktails with house ferments and craft spirits.
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New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A little bit hard to find, but well worth it. The staff were charming and the place has a great look and feel. I dined there on Saturday afternoon and the place was a bit empty and I was surprised that they were still serving a short brunch menu at 1330hrs and not offering full lunch. That said, the food was tasty. The barman is an expert when it comes to making cocktails. I had a couple of the best Martinis I've tasted in a very long time. Lunch for two with cocktails and two bottles of good wine came to just under £140. Really excellent value.

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lino is probably better for drinks, only. We booked a table for three on a Friday night. It was lively yet not crowded for a Friday night, and it was possible to have a conversation even if we sat close to the bar. We shared two burratas, which were very good, and were tempted by the risotto, which was ok, but felt short of expectations (it definitely lacked something). All in all, nice yet pricey place for what we got.

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L
London
114 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the local restaurant we have been waiting for. The food is good, the staff are very good, the environment is great, and the feeling of space is superb! My only complaint is that the nice blue sofa seating is too low for the tables! (or the tables are too high for the nice blue sofas!) The less nice round table area works better.

We are becoming regulars!

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, prompt seating and not overly busy for a Friday night. Quite low key service, in pleasant surroundings, fun warehouse feel to layout. Small plates & desserts definitely worth it. Didn’t particularly rate the pork belly for main course but that may be me. Decent cocktail & wine list. Within a stone’s throw from St Paul’s, so may be pitching to business lunch market but can definitely see LINO as a good pit stop in for a relaxed cocktail & tapas. I would go there again but stick to the small plates ( all very yummy). Thanks for a lovely evening.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere friendly helpful staff and a good wine list.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Très bon et excellente ambiance. Le choix des vins est limité et assez cher.

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LC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was absolutely fine. Food and staff were good. But nothing special or innovative to a number of other options in London. If you're near it's worth a visit but not for special occasions. The venue does have a spacious lofty feel which is nice.

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Located away from any main drag, the restaurant looks very cool inside. Relaxed and airy, good service and a wine list that is very reasonable and interesting. Portion sizes quite small but food excellent.

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MS
London
64 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went on a Friday night. Place was quiet despite being told they were fully booked... it’s a huge space so felt a little empty but that meant we were able to talk. Food was exceptional and wine list had some unusual wines by glass and carafe. Cocktails were good. Service was knowledgeable and friendly.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great new restaurant between Smithfield’s and St Paul’s.

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Bit noisy and seating low to table

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First customer on the official opening night. Beautiful place with a lovely ambience. Service was very attentive and warm.
There were moments of brilliance on the menu, like the battered oysters and a squash and artichoke lasagne to die for!
The fish dishes (mackerel and cod) do need some work as though they were objectively well cooked needed a bit more seasoning/depth of flavour.
Overall I really enjoyed my evening and would go back!

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