Perilla

4.7
204 reviews
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Modern European
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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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London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place suitable for every day dining if you appreciate interesting , high quality food or a special occasion alike. Relaxed vibe and excellent service

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Dorset
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great wine

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MG
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and service. A joy to behold.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t fault it. A wonderful dining experience, friendly knowledgable staff and a generous welcoming vibe. The food is spectacular and great value.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service and ambiance. The tasting menu is amazing value for menu, innovative and fun. Great wine selection and the bread is out of this world. A true neighbourhood gem!

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

Great restaurant. Innovative food. Very friendly. Portions a little small for the price

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DC
Essex
14 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was exceptional and fantastic standard. All courses of the set menu were brilliant. Only caveat was that we had a c30 min gap between a couple of courses and so flow of the meal was broken up.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and lovely atmosphere - and the chocolate tart is gorge! Thanks Perilla :)
Well done Ben Marks & crew!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect was great. Will be back

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AZ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best Sunday lunch I have ever had. The beef and roast potatoes were absolutely delicious. Service was excellent as well. Can't wait to return :)

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Innovative British cooking with a nice ambiance. The set menu excellent, the wine pairing could be more consistent but overall a great place to eat outside central London.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so tasty! We liked that they didn't bring it all out at the same time as it gave you the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy each dish. Great cocktails too.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and wine, will definitely be back

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ED
London
30 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A really excellent and imaginative meal. Unusual and exciting flavours without silky exaggerations. However - and a big however - it took far too long to serve the 5 course set menu. The gap between the two ‘main’ courses was so long that we almost lost our appetites to continue. This is a genuine blemish at a very fine restaurant.

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l
London
35 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food and the best dessert I have ever had in my life!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff, lovely laid back ambience and top cooking by Ben!

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely smashing, did not disappoint! Incredibly creative and well executed food, balanced brilliantly with friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. We have already booked a return sitting to bring our friends! Very easily, our favourite restaurant in London.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding! Will definitely come back.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and overall experience. Staff is very lovely and welcoming.
Was a very memorable meal. Definitely coming back to thos beautiful place.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, totally worth the price! Would highly recommend & look forward to going again.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for the set menu but found a lot of the dishes to be neither here nor there. Restaurant was nicely decked out & ambience was good. Staff were a bit neglectful. Often found myself trying to make eye contact for a good five minutes before just flagging someone down.

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N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always..Love this place..super tasty food, great friendly service.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dinner to remember, would highly recommend the tasting menu. Also lovely service, great ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely ambience

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N
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

A bit hit and miss. Some of the food was outstanding, including the onion soup and the mussel bread. The puds were a little disappointing, however, although the peanut crust on the chocolate pudding was great. The only thing that needs to be addressed is that two of our dishes came on badly chipped plates - not really acceptable in a restaurant of this calibre.

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked here after watching Ben on Great British menu and we were not disappointed. Seaweed sourdough is a MUST! and the glorious butter that comes with it! Could’ve ate a few portions of that! So we ordered the burnt onion soup , green salad, skate, octopus Bolognese, iberico pork and the gurnard, then dessert was the herb sorbet and the chocolate & peanut tart! Honestly outstanding!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED this restaurant, it was chilled and comfortable, the background music was great, the team were nothing but friendly and helpful and the food - wow! I especially remember the burnt onion soup served in a scooped out onion with hazelnuts and the sourdough bread with caramelised butter. All delicious, and as for the custard tart dessert, all I can say is - go and sample it yourself, you will love it.

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LD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an unfussy and relaxed setting. The set menu is extremely good value at £40 per head for 5 courses. The burnt onion soup was the highlight for me.

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CL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food which is definitely worth the money. Staff were lovely and attentive. Would definitely go back again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was excited to go when Ben Marks talked a good plate on GBM - the reality for us (4 foodies) on the night was disappointing. Burnt Onion soup, overpowered by the many hazelnuts added, such that it wasn't oniony at all. A cod dish that only contained homeopathic amounts of cod. A chicken and chorizo stew that wasn't a stew (3 bits of chicken, topped with 3 stuffed Padron peppers, served with short rations of broth).

The bread was nice.

Perhaps it's about expectation management - but the titles of the dishes fell way short of the promise.

Staff were young and enthusiastic, bartender and drinks were excellent and plenty of diners were clearly happy on the night - but we were all underwhelmed and a bit sad that the promising chef (cooking on the night) thought this was up to standard.

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After having seen the chef Ben on The Great British Menu and having passed by this restaurant many times I decided to chance it for my wife's birthday dinner. My expectations were very high and they exceeded them in every way. From the excellent service throughout (knowledgable and engaging) to the cocktails and wine choice and of course the food. Nothing is quite as it seems, everything has a twist but these do not detract from the banging flavours and simple, elegant presentation. I won't tell you much about the food except to it is the best meal I've had for a very long time and the herb sorbet is extraordinary. Make the most of Ben being in the kitchen while you can before he hits the heady heights of executive chef overseeing an empire. Thank you all for an amazing EXPERIENCE!

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m
London
120 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I have eaten this year. Really inventive interesting food. The burnt onion soup and the greens and morels were standout dishes for me, with the gurnard and gooseberries and Chocolate and kelp tart a close second. The bread and butter was also some of the best I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Great Service. Elevated to high above the status of what I expect from a neighbourhood restaurant.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really beautiful evenings, it was a really lovely experience. We did the set menu which was perfect, well thought out and everything tasted fantastic. The decor and menus were very tastefully done. The service was informed and attentive. Wine list was also very original and the two bottles we had were excellent. This is now one of my new favorite restaurants.

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WK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Even though the waiter forgot the drinks order, the service was good overall and nice and informal. Unfortunately for us the tasting menu was a complete let down. The amuse-bouches were nice and so was the bread. Hazelnuts were added to the onion soup which completely overpowered its delicate flavour. We could hardly taste the fish in the fish course just vegetables and loads of salty flavours. The next course was chicken in a chorizo broth topped with three padron peppers. The broth was overly salty and the peppers were filled with a garlic cream which completely overpowered everything else. The desserts were a let down too - medicinal tasting sorbet and an extremely salty salted caramel cake. I expected so much more from this restaurant...

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Unnecessarily complicated food. Tried the set menu: the onion soup was delicious and imaginative but everything else was just okay. It was expensive £44 per person without drinks and the place lacked of ambience. Service was great. Overall, mixed feelings.

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DH
London
294 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive cooking without going overboard. Excellent wine list. Excellent attentive and pleasant service from everyone on the team. Simple room but comfortable.

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NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, rustic neighbourhood gem with delicious, creative dishes! Had a super lovely birthday dinner at Perilla with my friends!

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favourite restaurant! Never disappoints. Wonderful!!!

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SP
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. The dishes are small so you can choose a number, tapas style, and/or try one or two and see how far your appetite can take you.
we sat at the bar (only 2 of us) which was great as you get the buzz of the kitchen and see Ben finalise each dish.
The chocolate dessert may look normal but tasted anything but.
All outstanding, no dish was a disappointment and the fish in particular was fab.

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