Perilla

4.7
140 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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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4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in London at the moment

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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great services. We went for the chef's menu, with accompanied wine. Superb food and presentations. Some dishes are experimental which is welcome.

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f
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Delicious, interesting food. Good-value tasting menu with decent-sized portions. Staff were friendly and helpful, particularly with dietary requirements.

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L
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant - it gets better every time we go. Super accommodating when we requested a table to accommodate our pram. We're so lucky to have them in our neighbourhood.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. One of my favourite places in London

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

Outstanding as usual.

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t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as expected!

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything about food and service was outstanding, however they could use some more heaters and isolation during winter period inside the restaurant.

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

a really relaxing experience with some lovely tasty food.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I’ve had in London in a long time/ sat at the bar - highly recommend that!

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible flavours, relaxed atmosphere, great service.

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IH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great and welcome addition to the Green Lanes dining scene. Perhaps the most expensive restaurant on the Lanes but also probably the best in terms of objective culinary skill and execution. It may be modern cuisine but the dishes nod to local traditional Turkish cooking and produce, and the menu is full of surprises, wit and flavour.

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g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had taster menue , (nearly everything off the a la carte) , all courses v. good , great mix of flavours . Staff were great . Will be back , recommended.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate here this week to celebrate our Sons 25th Birthday; he lives in Stoke Newington so had picked it out.
Modern decor, I felt like I was in a restaurant in Berlin, all quite rough, but comfortable.
On a Wednesday night, the restaurant was full and buzzy. Lots of young couples, in fact mainly a young crowd. We could spot one other person of a similar age to us!
The staff were excellent and very knowledgeable. Good advice given on the wine.
We all went for the tasting menu, which is actually very good value for London at £44 a person.
Interesting food, combinations and tastes I had not had before. I did not think everything was fabulous, but overall the food was different and good. I loved the Padron peppers stuffed with patatas bravas and a paprika based dipping sauce. The Gurnard fried in beef fat with chip shop curry sauce was much better than the description! I also loved the salted seaweed creme caramel.
This is a young persons restaurant, run by exciting young chefs and staff, in a perfect location. All up and coming!
I would recommend. I hope they continue to be successful

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SK
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I noted the noise level as “quiet” because we were the loudest party in an otherwise extremely relaxing and cosy atmosphere. The word in German is Gemütlichke - impossible to translate but means something that makes one feel as happy and warm as home. Perilla was better, for the simple reason their seasonal and locally sourced food was turned into outstanding and priceless culinary germs. I have also been raised with quite the wine palate and grew to be amazed by their wine menu. It’s perfect for nice evening out with someone you care about; for a sweet occasion, a birthday, or even better, a date, the lights and the table leaving you with as little as possible in terms of intimacy. You could celebrate something positive with a friend around a bottle of Lebanese Syrah. The original and creative chef crew brings kitchen regular to warm winter nights and sets off sparkles with their knowledge of wine pairings, mood enhancers and the occasional sweet but spicy tooth. I could wax lyrical for hours about Perilla - the best I can do is to return.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful understated restaurant with incredible food. Highly recommend

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It’s normally very good, service and food. However it seemed that a group of social foodies were dinning in the restaurant. They were having different menus than us and also the whole crew’s attention were all on them. Let down service in that day and the roast beef was way under. A bit let down when special group visiting the restaurant.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Food, ambiance and service.
On the pricey side, but worth the spend for an occasion.

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was deeply looking forward to experiencing dinner at perilla. Upon arrival, our hostess greeting was very awkward and somewhat rude. Then we were seated in an empty restaurant and 10mins went by with no drink order. Drinks were served and the waiter was very poor at understanding the nutritional content of the dishes. We order 6 dishes but 3 were missed off the order and re order upon correcting the waiter. When the food finally came it was average at best and took a long time between each dish to be served. The waiter then noted towards the end the final two meals
Contained dairy so whilst my partner sat there hungry, I ate alone in what was a poor dining experience. I would not recommend and there are far better restaurants of similar concept close by to go.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

New Year’s Eve

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DB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious and clever with great service. But I have to write 50 words...

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PE
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb !! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. A real gem.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu and fantastic service

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and unusual (but delicious) food. Great for a special occasion. would recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairing- great value and good portions.

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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very attentive and charming service! Definitely on of London's hottest tickets.

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We enjoyed every dish we ordered and the service was attentive. We loved their seaweed sourdough bread so much that at the end the waitress offered us a full loaf. Will definitely come back!

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I booked my table via open table for six and didn’t see any warning that there would be a set menu. I also telephoned a few days before my booking to confirm and was not informed then either - this would have been a perfect opportunity for them. I’m sure it’s in some fine print on the website but I felt this should have been communicated to me more clearly.

Some of the dishes were hit (home made bread, mussel dish and burrata - amazing!!) and miss for us. In particular we felt that the lamb dish was overly salty - the lamb was also served on the rare side which was fine in itself but None of us were keen on the layers of rare lamb fat which would have greatly benefited from being rendered more. A substituted fish soup which we all tried was also to no-ones taste and to our maybe unsophisticated tastes actively unpleasant.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, friendly staffs, lovely vibes as always.

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s
London
18 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are lucky enough to call this one of our local gems. This was the first visit since the big refurb and it was brilliant. Food epic, as ever, and thanks to the new big kitchen, much better on the timing front.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, really friendly staff and an unbelievably tasty and innovative menu - a really special place and have already recommended it to friends!

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DI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A restaurant that lives up to the hype and then some is a rare find, and Perilla is certainly one of those increasingly rare beasts. The food's deceptively simple yet complex flavours and textures, the amicable and informed service plus the eye pleasing setting (with no two tables too close together), made the trek all the way from across town well worth the effort to the point where is was no effort at all.

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F
London
81 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food as ever. This time passed on the set menu and delighted that therefore could try the lamb and duck dishes. Still slightly over ordered as although smallish plates all packed with flavour and quite rich. The salt cod brandade was comforting and delicious. Great wine recommendation by the staff and very tolerant of indecision and wish to taste as many as possible. Finished off with cynar negroni.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food experience and great ambience, thanks to all the customer focused waiters

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PH
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's not often that my taste buds are so bowled over that I'm left speechless with only one desire... To refill my mouth and experience the flavours again. Quite simply extraordinary food in a nice setting with friendly, kind and competent staff. I can't wait to go back, in fact we're taking my sister in-law for her birthday

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, lovely ambiance, very good serving staff
A group of 4 of us tried everything on the menu (the menu is quite small), all delicious, especially the mushroom in truffle sauce and the skate.

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our lunch at Pirella. The food was a surprise we expected something different and was not disappointed. We went for a birthday lunch and enjoyed cocktails along with a selection of dishes including the French onion and seaweed soup and Burrata and beetroot. All of the dishes were equally delightful and we did not come away feeling that we had overeaten. I would really recommend this lovely restaurant with friendly service.

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