Westerns Laundry

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596 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Small plates, ethically sourced from the UK with a focuse on seafood. Low intervention cellar. Communal, counter, and courtyard dining. Private dining room for large parties.
Reservation of 12 to 20 guests are available at lunch.
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4.6
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4.6
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HB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for a date night and catching up with friends.

BF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is okay, but expensive for what is on offer...it’s a great concept with the small, local menu on offer from the blackboard, but lacks precision in cooking for the price. We found our fish to be overseasoned and the mussels to be lacking in depth. Everything was okay, but it didn’t go much further than that.

All tables are shared, which makes for an intimate atmosphere that felt lacking in privacy for the price point being asked.

Certain touches are welcomed. The design of the restaurant is very contemporary, yet still homely. Equally, Westerns Laundry, tries slightly too hard to be cool. For instance, all wine is served in transparent, plain bottles, making the whole place feel more focussed on image over substance.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - the best we’ve had here in 6 visits!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening , food was outstanding as was service and all recommendations . Wine delicious
Thankyou western laundry !

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch before football, we had about 10 fantastic dishes between 3 of us. Thank you.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. Absolutely loved it

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here, and it was just fantastic again. Great food, lovely wine, great atmosphere, great service - and all for surprisingly great value! Definitely recommend

E
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Always.

RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

civilised place - good all round - delightful
place

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but the wine let’s this restaurant down!

PM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. Noise level too high so difficult to hear each other speak.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely non-pretentious food in an atmospheric environment. We had dinner for two on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was busy but the service was impeccable. My only wish is that there were more tables for two to make the dining experience more intimate. Will go back.

AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous as always. Staff very attentive. Can’t fault it

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Mixed crowd. Great ambience. Food was good, quite safe, not outstanding. Service was unfortunately a let down. A new waitress who did not know the menu at all. It was as if she hadn’t been briefed about the food before service started. I would go back and give it another try, if nothing else, for the setting, which is great!

CV
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Crazy expensive for what it is. Paid 70£ each and got out hungry. Food is good but come on not worth spending 70£. Wine was very bad - paid 54£ for a bottle of primitivo which was too acid

n
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, fun energy, delicious food. A really great concept and experience.

HD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! It was delicious and we loved the atmosphere!

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambience of the restaurant is very nice. We were a little disappointed by the selection of digestives/cocktails as I believe they only had a very small selection. The food was ok but not amazing for the price tag. For this price level we have had much better experiences in London.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Third time of visiting and again excellent in all areas. Waitress was superb as was food. Very helpful re wine. This was pre football so buzzing with friendly contact with people around. Can’t wait to go again.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.
Love the open plan kitchen and calm professionalism of the chefs within. Would highly recommend Westerns Laundry.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and very attentive staff. We would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Habe Dinner für zwei reserviert. Wir wurden an der Bar zum Essen platziert. Anscheinend gibt’s nur auf speziellen Wunsch eine Platzierung an einem Tisch. Ansonsten wird, wenn alle Plätze an den Tischen voll an der Bar gebucht, etwas ungemütlich....
Ambiente toll, sehr freundlicher Service!

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LW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Western's Laundry is always amazing. I LOVED the scallops, pureed artichoke and egg. I was less keen on the parsley sauce that came with the ray wing.

P
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere... Tapas-like portions allow to taste a bit of everything.
Menu is diverse and innovative though it mostly uses regional and local products.
Wine is a bit expensive though and the place can get quite noisy since almost continuously full.

LJ
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is next to the house and we’ve been meaning to try this for a long time.
Finally went at the weekend and I don’t know - it just didn’t live up to expectations. The service was amazing, but the wine was very expensive and I didn’t particularly enjoy it. The food, is expensive and it’s sort of small plates.. it seems to be simple “good ingredients” - the monkfish was delicious, everything else was just okay.

JU
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Some great dishes you'd expect of an expert kitchen, some less good - ricotta with wilted greens was muddy and dull. Wine list on the pricey side. Servivce good enough but surely the 'dishes come out when they are ready' speech is dated now. Nice airy space. Oh - the Panna Cotta with Pear was a perfect pudding.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with all shared tables and the menu is written in chalk on a blackboard makes you feel a bit like you were invited into someone’s home for a specially prepared meal. Shared plates are a nice change to charge all the flavors with your friends.

The dishes were all generally good but not incredibly inspired. The oysters with chili sauce were a bit too salty, and not enough kick, the beet greens with ricotta needed a bit more acid to kick the flavor profile up a bit more, but the canalonni with mushrooms was perfect comfort food. The sirloin was executed perfectly, but perfectly pedestrian and the monkfish with roasted peppers was delicious and flakey and wonderful but perhaps one dish too many to enjoy fully.

Rum baba was a sweet and a desert wine all in one.

Very similar to Primeur in almost every way, but I would have to admit that Primuer was executed just a bit better. Would certainly go back just to find out what’s on the menu another night, and hoping the step it up just a bit more.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal here, with lovely food, great service and all round a great evening!

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally great food. We are returning customers as we live locally. Only thing I don’t really like is the wine list. Seems too pricey.

TC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Great venue, great food, great fun. Thank you.

AS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food incredible. Service lovely and attentive. No dish I didnt enjoy. Wine was delish. Only mini moan was rum baba wildly overpriced....had an incredible night though. So good to have found a gem like this in North London.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service, would definitely eat here again.

OC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, amazing service, atmosphere and food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food but wine very over-priced and did not match the quality and standard of the food

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious good quality food (reflected in price) and excellent service and atmosphere. Contrary to what you'd expect, it was actually ok sharing a table with strangers, it's not set up like Wagamama's despite the photos, and we didn't overhear anyone else's convo, so privacy is maintained. Only slight negative is that main courses didn't arrive at the same time - because they tell you everything is for sharing, which may well be *their* idea, but in reality people often want their own food e.g. when they have dietary requirements ;-)
I would eat here again and recommend it.

g
London
295 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Westerns Laundry has great food and service. I'm not a big fan of the shared table, but the food is worth the compromise.

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The lamb shoulder was one of the best things I've eaten. Loved the menu and the setting. Definitely will visit again.

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic, experimental with the menu, and spot on with the service. A beautiful blend of trendy and class, perfect for an elegant night with a small group of friends or a date night.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience5

Overal very disappointed.
We had one guest that had an intolerance and was advised which dishes he could have. He ordered the Tubot which came with sides however when presented there were no sides as these contained the ingredients that he couldn’t have. He was presented with a plain fish on a plate!!! No one told him that he couldn’t have these nothing else was offered. I come from a hospitality background and look after small and large parties and we would ALWAYS offer something alternative to the dietary the guest might have. We certainly wouldn’t charge the full price of the dish and would explain this before the guest makes the order.
When given the bill I made a point of this and was given the bill back with “open food” with £2 taken off, this personally I found a sarcastic move plus there was no apology!
I also made a note on my booking that it was my boyfriends birthday plus I called the evening of to make sure he was presented with a candle in his dessert - nothing of this was done!
I found it a poor experience which is such a shame as we all live local, but it put a damper on the evening seeing as it was a special occasion.