Perilla

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377 reviews
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£41 and over
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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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4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Loved the sea weed rice, burnt onion soup and the burnt butter with bread

FV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely love this Restaurant, the food is just amazing and prepared with love

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, beautiful experience. Both the food and the wine were really delicious.

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, very interesting flavours and really friendly staff.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Soft, clean and cosy interior- wooden tables with candles and a welcoming sit-at bar for pre-dinner tipples.
Staff were efficient and friendly. We had heard of the bread and it didn't disappoint! Freshly baked bread presented in brown paper bags and whipped butter- what is not to love. The very good wine menu, the sort you ponder over for a while. We wouldn't usually risk a restaurant that has no menu choice, but Perilla nailed every course. Oysters (which are not usually my cup of tea) were so light and flavoursome. The bread was to die for. Onion and truffle soup served in a large onion was picture-worthy. Quails egg kiev was so good, and chocolate pudding is just what you need to wash down all those flavours.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went for Valentine’s Day and only had the set menu as option.
The starters were good, specially the burrata and the warm bread and the butter (which was an amazing butter), but from there the experience wasn’t as great, the chicken both presentation taste and size weren’t at the same level of any of the starters and the dessert was also disappointing.
The meal was way too expensive for the quality and presentation of food, special for a Valentine’s Day.

LO
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. It would be nice if there were more wines to choose from under £25 - for a midweek dinner the wine options are very expensive.

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and environment, I recommend this place for both. It is a bit expensive, but I don't regret it spending it at all. I had a lovely time.

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We went for the tasting menu and I can't fault a single dish, it was all truly amazing, and brilliant value too. The wine selection is great also, love that they have some of the more unusual bottles.

BW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a really excellent experience. We had the fixed menu with the paired wines. The food and the wine were separately delicious and top quality but, combined, took the whole experience to a different level of joy. We were a party of six, and each of us felt the same way. It was also very good value.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We wait almost half an hour for our food,the service member is not that welcome for us .

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered the tasting menu (delicious) and the wine pairing - thought the food was delicious with great touches, particularly the burnt onion soup, amazing bread and the lamb was fab. Came away feeling pleasantly full but not overloaded!

KH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved La Perilla. The food was interesting and delicious. Great, friendly and knowledgeable waiter. La Perilla felt buzzy but not too cool/intimidating. We left feeling we’d eaten delicious food we’d not be able to make at home, and looking forward to an occasion to return.

HH
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service very good! Would definitely go back!

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Phenomenal food, liver that’s possibly best ever, crispiest crunchiest tastiest fried fish and curry and chip sauce dip that had us laughing it was so tasty, great bread with butter that had a delicious caramel note. Had no idea this place was even ok, was taken by 2 friends, one of whom had tried, the other had avoided on grounds that it looked like a ‘girlie cafe’. Wild horses won’t stop us from going back

MT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is hard to find fault with this restaurant and so I’m lucky it is so close to where I live. That said I haven’t been for a while and the food is even better! Great service as always and now have to plan a follow up visit! The whiting with curry sauce a delight

MG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time at Perilla - was sad that the hare and aged mushroom risotto weren't on the menu this time as we really wanted to try but meal was still delicious and the atmosphere is always divine. This place has the warmth of a gorgeous family home.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding taster for the price. Particular highlight was the wine flight - sommelier gave a lot of info about the vineyards and producers which was really interesting and added to the experience. Would recommend to anyone.

HO
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Very inventive food, well presented and well served. Liked the tap water being both sparkling and still and free.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. The place looks great! Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The food itself was exceptional! Amazing seasonal menu. I will be back!

CB
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. We had the tasting menu, at £44 pp is great value. The starters, bread soaked in moules marienere sauce, battered fish and curry sauce, padron peppers and patatas bravas, delicious. Then the burnt onion soup- so good. Seaweed bread and butter. Seaweed risotto was light and delicate. Beautifully cooked lamb. And finished off with a great custard tart. We sat at the bar where you can see all the workings going on in the kitchen which I always love. But any table in this place is good, the ambience is really inviting and relaxed.

R
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second trip and absolutely thrilled with my food and wine. Beautiful experience from start to finish.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful relaxed fine dining with a fantastic front of house team. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. One of the most exciting independent restaurants in London right now.

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful space, meal and service. We have the ‘set menu’ and it was an utter treat. Wonderful.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, gorgeous space and the service was fantastic. Brought us out some extras for my husbands 30th and the staff were so warm and lovely and really made the evening special. We will definitely be returning, still drooling over the food.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the set menu and drinks pairing and food and drink as good as ever, service was outstanding and felt personalised. Acoustics not ideal - we had a long table of 6 and it was a little hard to hear the person at the other end. Overall very enjoyable evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I chose the set menu. Well... the food are stunning there, and environment there is very comfortable! Love the main course!

XM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu, great food, nice presentation of the food and fantastic service.

NT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food very good but let down by poor service ,taking plates away before one of our party had finished,serving men first ,little auster.
We felt The cost was Too high for a set meal which was very nice but not special enough for the price.

PP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always. Their Sunday offering is incredible value. One of my favourite restaurants in London

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch, everything was delicious served in a gorgeous setting.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and attentive service - fairly laid back and chilled, can’t fault anything about the time at the restaurant.
Will definitely be going back again.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very interesting menu. The tasting menu with wine pairings is great value for money!

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, and incredible value considering the ingredients and cooking

BK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and overall experience.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve menu, staff very friendly and having dined at the bar counter, I appreciated that the sous chef served and presented the courses directly.

CE
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Hmmm..the veggie option was a single grilled courgette. Not very interesting or good value. Staff were lovely and great sommelier

SE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Surprised that the food was so good especially given the £44 price for tasting menu . Especially liked the lamb dish , bags of flavour . Friendly and attentive staff , only small issue was that the team only really explained the dish to one side of the table ...who then had to tell the other side ( small issue partly down to noise level )

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a birthday meal for my husband. We watch Great British Menu and all things Masterchef. The food was innovative and delicious. Really different a great dining experience.