Perilla

4.7
262 reviews
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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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, big bill

SW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

really delicous. a little noisy but great service and great food. and great value.

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was very good, attentive without being overbearing. The menu was limited (they do a fixed price set menu on Sundays), but the choices seemed adequate. The only trouble was everything was oversalted so while the dishes seemed promising, the execution was problematic. And the bill was a bit over the top!

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really interesting and great food and not bad prices

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great imaginative food. Good service and not too expensive. Some memorable dishes!

V
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant experience I've had in recent years. The food as well as the wine were absolutely delicious and the service was amazing. Will definitely come back soon!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the most delicious food. Its just what I want from a restaurant - the kind of food I couldn’t cook at home. The battered whiting with chip shop curry sauce and fried Curry leaves is extraordinary . And the transparent shiny bright green lettuce salad - a wonder !

G
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food! We had the tasting menu and was simply blown away by the unique flavours and prettiness / inventiveness of the dishes (who knew seaweed could be a good pasta substitute?!) My personal favourite was the burnt onion soup - so good, i could have had a whole pot. Super good value for £44, I will definitely be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and the quality of the service was really good also. Highly recommend it to anyone

BG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing 👌 best meal ever will recommend to all foodies .

g
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very imaginative cuisine with a good wine list and attractive decor. One of my favorite restaurants in London.

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

It is always an exciting experience to dine at Perilla - so creative, inventive, beautiful and utterly delicious! The ambience and service compliment the menu! Never disappoints.

r
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful, low-key restaurant in Newington Green with a buzzy but chill atmosphere.

The menu advises to order 3 small plates per person, but 2 each were more than enough for me & my greedy boyfriend. I don't eat meat, so we asked for the two seafood dishes that we were sharing to be brought together & then the meat / fish after - like a starter & a main. Our waitress suggested she'd understood, but they decided differently & we ended up waiting for each other a lot, not great. But definitely delicious.

Saying that, most of the dishes looked so beautiful you didn't want to eat them anyway. You could tell that even the butter that accompanied the bread had been considered. And the Chelsea Sidecar was like a lovely gin-margarita hybrid.

Will definitely return for a delicious meal, we might just be a little clearer on the order to bring them out next time.

LB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic and imaginative food - who knew steamed greens could be so tasty? - in a lively restaurant. We enjoyed the sharing dishes which were many and varied even for us as Jon meat eaters. Staff were attentive and informative.
The restaurant setting itself is nothing to write home about but this is more than made up for the simply sublime food.
We would definitely return (though not too often because it’s probably c50% more expensive than other places nearby) and recommend to friends.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Perilla was very good, a well balanced set menu that was good value. Service was pleasant, efficient and helpful but we were still waiting for our first drinks after we’d finished the first course. Later we were served beers that were warm. I would rate the food very highly but drinks service was iffy.

SH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My, husband, son and I had Sunday lunch at Perilla and it was absolutely delicious. One of the best I've ever had.

VP
London
213 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There are spots of both good and great at Perilla. A friend and I went for their Sunday lunch - and it started with great. Delicious, fragrant sourdough toast with a creamy butter that tasted of melted toffee - heavenly. A starter of mussels was as good as you'd get in the Mediterranean - plump, juicy mussels in a broth that was the perfect combination of light and creamy. Our mains, however, were more good. There was a lot of "wet" - hoping for an original version of a Sunday roast, I definitely found the originality. But a main of chicken with (delicious, pungent) Bernaise sauce was accompanied by some tasty roasted onions, and a baked dish of potatoes and mushrooms that were cooking in a delicate broth - all dishes being, well, very wet. No dry potatoes or starches to mop up any of the juices, and the thinly sliced and layered potatoes were slightly undercooked and kept a raw crispness. Still - the starters were heavenly, and the main a tasty affair, if textures and consistencies can be thought through slightly.

C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food but inconsistent service. Several times we had to ask for cutlery, drinks that we’d previously ordered. Staff were all very friendly and warm, just a little busy. We were a group of six so only had the option of a set menu which are portioned very small. Deserts came and they essentially served one desert between two people which is odd (three deserts though but even here the ice cream desert was just two between six as they forgot one!?)

DH
London
295 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there is anyone in London putting on a plate more inventive delicious food than Ben then I don't need to know because I am so very happy just to come to Perilla whenever I can when he is in the kitchen.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All-round exceptional experience - food, service, atmosphere, concept

B
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and attention to detail on all fronts. The lemon dessert is a must try!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service. Great cocktails. They even gave us a breakfast box as present for my girlfriends birthday!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this resturant. The fish and curry sauce was an absolute delight. I would highly recommend this resturant for a special occasion. The staff are very attentive too.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The set menu was daily extensive and reflected the majority of the a-la-carte so you didn't feel like you were missing out. Food was delicious and very well presented. Staff were friendly and we didn't feel rushed at all. Would highly recommend.

ML
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food (we had the set menu), and delicious wines to go alongside. Excellent service - friendly but not over-attentive. Highly recommended!

LS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible meal. Inventive, artistic with flavours that were unique and scrummy. All looked so beautiful. Abby (a guy) was superb, impressive and beguiling with his descriptions which added hugely. Thank you for a lovely evening.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Perilla. Lovely ambience, great staff, food fantastic.

TH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive, eye catching but above all flavoursome food served by relaxed and attentive staff in this gem of a restaurant. Four of us shared all eight mains, doubling up on the excellent green salad and even better home made bread. You’ll need the bread to mop up the sauces do as not to miss a drop. Two bottles from a wine list containing lots of the familiar and three or four quirky highlights and a bill well under £50 a head. What more could you ask?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Effortlessly cool just a vibe!

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and service. Seriously, you won't regret going. Every single dish is carefully thought through, cooked, dished out, decorated and then served. It's amazing. Great vibe for a date but also for bigger gatherings. Full of natural light and well connected with plenty of buses. Will come back!

H
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal at Perilla - perhaps less innovative / unusual than we expected but all executed extremely well and very nice room and service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and incredible food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, as was the presentation-it was just impressive enough without being showy. The service was just enough attention and pleasant. The space was gorgeous but not pretentious and the playlist was absolutely banging! Thank you for such a wonderful evening!

PT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great restaurant, tasty food, nice place and service is always great.

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good innovative food and service as usual

TQ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set-menu was superb matched only by the friendly and knowledgeable service. I really excellent way of spending a summer's evening. I couldn't recommend it more highly - in fact, that's pretty much what I've been doing since we visited earlier in the week

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I would, but I think it was expensive for such little quantity

RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals! Creative presentation and preparation!

Best value tasting menu ever! Michelin quality food!

DK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was well-timed and friendly, foods were amazing and affordable.

FB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic neighbourhood place. Food was superb, wine delicious - what more could you want.

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