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Perilla, London,

Perilla

4.8
4.8
863 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Perilla is a restaurant based in Newington Green. Using humble ingredients of the highest quality, the food focuses on a modern interpretation of classical European flavours, in an informal and relaxed dining room.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30–14:30 Sun 12:30–18:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7359 0779

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Marks

  • Area

    Islington

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Albion Road Shacklewell (Stop NR)<br> Newington Green (Stop NK)<br>

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 863 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North London

    Best Ambience

  • North London

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant food tasted beautiful and it Is a lovely setting with the decor. Staff were v friendly
  2. B

    Bead

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and staff, great atmosphere too. We had the set menu for a friend’s 60th. A wonderful experience and evening.
  3. AM

    AliM

    London

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a gem! A must for any local or foodie (worth the travel to). It is clear there is a lot of thought in the ingredients, quality of and execution to the dishes. I loved they play with textures and flavours. I was blown away by the focaccia and loved the soup dish mopping it up with the sourdough we ordered. The schnitzel was heavenly. Great for couples or small group of 3-4. Can get a little bit loud when at full capacity. Lastly a big thank you to our servers. Both were authentic and helpful.
  4. M

    Matthewh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely food but a bit too rich . Next time I’ll go for just one main rather than lots of dishes . It’s very good food but priced a bit high
  5. L

    Luke

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food and wine, great settings and lovely staff
  6. L

    Lovemygrub

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any meal that starts with the crustiest &amp; soft bread with whipped brown butter wins...and out only got better.
  7. P

    Pon80

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue and very nice people. The food was great and we did the wine pairings and none of the wines were dull and in general delicious. Basically it was just very expensive for what it was. Most of the meals were predominantly vegetables so low cost and portions were very small. They were delicious but not worth the price tag. I’d recommend going but I doubt I’ll go back due to the cost
  8. AR

    AngusR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been wanting to try Perilla for a while and it surpassed my already high expectations. Fantastic food and service in a laid back, casual dining atmosphere. I will be returning!
  9. JC

    JeremyC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and amazing service yet again. Smashed it!
  10. MG

    MariaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to deliver on food and service, we keep coming back! Delicious
  11. v

    vizzle

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used to love Perilla before the lockdowns, and when I went back recently I was hoping it had not changed. The restaurant is now a touch more sophisticated than before, which I like, but the quality of the food and friendly politeness of the staff remains the same. Definitively a place to go back again and again. The set menu when I went had incredibly well cooked beef (and I am quite peaky about my beef) as a main . Their famous seaweed bread and butter is incredible.
  12. N

    Natashad

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and one of the most delicious meals I’ve had in ages!
  13. H

    Hazy

    Munich

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Individuelles Restaurant, Sehr angenehme Leute, klasse Service. Hat richtig Spaß gemacht.
  14. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good restaurant and great overall experience. Menu changes every week allowing for a lot of creativity in the dishes. My favourite was the cauliflower and mushroom carbonara. Exquisite
  15. B

    Basi1

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We visited in June for a family meal to celebrate my husband’s b’day. I tried calling and emailed to make sure we had a special experience. This was ignored and I had 3 calls in the day contradicting various comms, this was chaotic. We were limited to the set menu and apart from the bread the portions were very small; tasted good, but we noticed for example that we were the very last table to be served and the meat / chicken portions was half of what other tables were previously served. This is pricy for what you get and somewhat pretentious; they were a bit too edgy and did not seem to care or want feedback at the time.
  16. FR

    foodiFR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Nice environment and staff, however, the food is very basic, a bit bland. I am usually happy to spend for good food in London but Perilla was just highly priced lower than average dishes. Would not recommend it.
  17. f

    frankp

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was both original and fantastic. The staff were nicely attentive and the restaurant itself quirky and fun
  18. AL

    AngusL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is really cool and vibrant. The tasting menu was perfect for a warm spring/summer evening. The staff were friendly and professional.
  19. C

    hannahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We thought the food was mostly great but chicken ratatouille was a little basic considering value for money and inventiveness! Both desserts fell flat for us too. Custard tart had no flavour of pineapple at all? So very savoury. Doughnut was nice - but jsut a doughnut! Expected something a little more interesting. Again, we’ve seen some more interesting things on past menus e.g. seaweed donut etc. So expected something a little more surprising. Cauli mushroom and greens were nice
  20. EH

    EmilyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, good service. Would definitely recommend and go back.
  21. e

    emmas

    Brighton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish we had a wonderful time! Food was delicious, service was friendly and the staff atmosphere was perfect!
  22. IT

    InkT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, sophisticated cooking in a relaxed neighbourhood setting. Friendly and efficient service. Great value.
  23. l

    leila

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably one of my most favourite restaurants in London. The food is tremendous and unusual (without pushing the boundaries too far), for those who are veggie the choice is amazing, the service is beautiful and informed, the décor is soothing and chilled, and the price is really reasonable given how great the quality of food is. Such skilled chefs. Totally recommend.
  24. MK

    MelanieK

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Excellent service but very noisy. The food was good.
  25. B

    Becca

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mind blowing flavours in a stunning setting. We tried the focaccia, braised greens, and carbonara for lunch, and each dish was beautifully presented and full of flavour. Highly recommend Perilla.
  26. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievably delicious meal with genius wine pairings!
  27. JC

    JeremyC

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, fantastic staff and a great setting. A must!
  28. HM

    HarryM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my new favourite dining spots in london. Food was exceptional and their orange wine was delicious. The whole decor is so well done and will be coming back
  29. BD

    BeverlyD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavours in every dish. Cauliflower mushroom a first.
  30. S

    Spod

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly excellent food and the most charming service you'll find anywhere.
  31. D

    David

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish and beautifully presented dishes. Perhaps could do with another 2 dishes to choose from. Fab service.
  32. A

    Anonymous

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good indeed. It dropped slightly compared to last time in terms of service. No one explained the ned dishes, nor the sizes but otherwise good service and kind staff. Still a great place to eat.
  33. ES

    EllaS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. A lovely dining experience.
  34. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Mediocre overly salted overpriced dishes
  35. KB

    KitBC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine. Great atmosphere, great food and great people. Up there with the best for sure!
  36. s

    seafoodie

    London

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    attempting to share very mean little portions of delicious food does not make it enjoyable. This used to be a great restaurant but small plates is such a bad idea. They really are small! The bread is still marvellous though - and you need it!
  37. 1

    123mac

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Minimalist menu but everything is delightful. Lovely staff, beautiful wooden furniture and it’s a slight but bustling place. Excellent service and the tips are built into the price! On the more medium-expensive side but it’s worth it.
  38. LD

    LeonelD

    Berlin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service and atmosphere as well. Overall a very nice experience.
  39. J

    Janice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Perilla, it's my favourite restaurant and is very local to me. I am always impressed with the food, but it's the amazing service and relaxed atmosphere that wins it for me. Sometimes the noise levels can get a bit high and you can find yourself shouting to be heard, and the small square wooden chairs are a tad hard on the bottom, but none of that will stop me visiting Perilla again and again. Janice
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding- We loved the attention to detail, delicious food and excellent service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Perilla is rated 4.8 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Perilla

1-3 Green Lanes London, N16 9BS

Additional information

  • Area

    Islington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:30–14:30 Sun 12:30–18:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Albion Road Shacklewell (Stop NR) Newington Green (Stop NK)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Marks

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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