LINO

4.1
23 reviews
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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.

Special Offers

2/3 courses & a glass of wine: £22/£27

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00

Large plate and glass of wine £16

This will be a pasta or salad dish.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

What 23 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

On arrival seemed clean and spacious - lots of staff and not many customers - the staff however all seemed somewhat pre-occupied with themselves. We asked for the Top Table deal and straight away service slowed to a snails pace. We were essentially there for a pre-show dinner - arrived at 18:00 - 30 minutes before we got a drink - over an hour until the food arrived - the whole experience took 2 hours. Food was OK - drinks very expensive - 12.5% service charge - no apology offered - must be the norm.

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WO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service, well prepared British tapas style dishes. 2/3 plates and a glass of wine make for a perfect mid week date.

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EE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came to Lino as a pre Barbican performance dinner solution, and it was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious and not relatively light. Also there was a glass of wine included in the menu option that we went for which happily offered a soft option for non drinkers. I really liked the venue and will use again and absolutely recommend to anyone reading this.

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v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A very poor reception... telling us we can’t sit at the bar for pre dinner drinks. No guests arrived despite reception telling us the bar seats were booked.

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MH
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and equally excellent as the first. Great menu which just meant choosing was difficult!

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great modern British food with friendly efficient staff at a good price. The building (an old lino factory) has been well-renovated. We enjoyed everything, but a special mention to all the main course dishes, the lamb, beef and pork were of great quality and cooked to perfection, along with the triple cooked chips.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time to Lino, and went there with the kids for dinner. Great atmosphere although the menu is a little odd, so need to prepared to try different things. My wife and I had fish and it was delicious, whereas my kids had steak and it was quite tough and fatty.

Would definitely go again.

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T
London
55 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Seriously overpriced. Large space. Except if it’s busy for lunch it’s unlikely to survive.

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A little light on the portions and a little slow on the delivery but it’s a great space and we did have a lovely evening overall.

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OT
London
51 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and friendly environment.

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P
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
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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M
London
15 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
116 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
66 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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z
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We dined as a couple and it was a good experience overall. It’s an odd space, very high ceilings ; loads space to hang around standing; tables are lined up at the sides.
The food was ok, service nice. As expected from a restaurant of this price range.

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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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