Perilla

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Modern European
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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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EV
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely in every way!

AD
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive cooking. Interesting ingredients, put together with a great eye for detail. Highly recommended

AK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to impress. one and only place where have been lately each time incredibly inspired. the only time I wasn't satisfied was when we haven't order a set menu. really record to go for the whole experience the dishes come from the kitchen in best possible magical timing, its all part of perfection. everything is excellent, the service the flavours and the atmosphere .

F
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go regularly - taking family, friends, and clients. Sit back and enjoy the tasting menu with 100% faith you will be wow'd. It is hands-down one of the best restaurants in London.

FC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always.

BW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning from start to finish, Greek Salad absolute stand out dish !

JA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was fabulous, food was outstanding. Only smallest criticism is staff reached over whilst eating to remove plates or took empty individual plates whilst others were still eating.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food fab wine fab service
Wonderful thanks xx

JL
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Even better that last time! Every course was banging! Will be coming back...

OL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service a bit rushed. That would be my only point for improvement.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was looking forward to try it and was not disappointed: the food was very tasty and the wine was good and very well priced compared to the usual extortionate average wine in may places. The service I thought was particularly good: quick, efficient whilst patient when required the overall atmosphere is nice, relaxed, civilised without the loud tables as the bar sitting favours couples.

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

Amazing experience, can not fault this restaurant. We will definitely be returning

JL
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent veggie lunch at Perilla this weekend. The puddings were appropriately light, so we managed the full three courses and sent home full not as if we'd overeaten. Excellent all round. They use seasonal ingredients. We've been a few times now and have never eaten the same thing twice. Highly recommended.

M
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, especially the fried hake with curry source, it was amazing.
Staff were great and atmosphere was very nice. Definitely will visit again!

VP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, lives up to every expectation. Most interesting and delicious meal I have had in a while. Loved the surprise deserts at the end, thoughtful and playful.

DH
London
302 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative ! Delicious food exquisitively presented. Inventive without being bizarre! Lovely people working well together in a simple but comfortable well lit room. cleverly assembled and fairly priced wine list

KE
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and most innovative meal I’ve had in a while full of lovely and delicious surprises - great taste combinations and amazing food and wine knowledge from the staff. Couldn’t recommend Perilla enough ... I will certainly be returning again very soon.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All in all, fabulous. Tucked away in Newington Green, one of Londons best kept secrets.
From start to finish the whole meal was flawless. Our server was very knowledgeable, professional and the food was absolutely delicious, creative and flavoursome.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Ever so slightly too noisy at times but definitely worth the experience. The food was extremely delicious!

i
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tasting menu was decent value, very different and some dishes a genuine taste sensation. Would definitely return!

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, big bill

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
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
2 reviews
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
214 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
21 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
302 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

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