What Insiders Are Saying
Want low-key cool in Highbury? Westerns Laundry is a modern wine bar & restaurant in a converted garage that does brilliant small plates.
This was the second time we had been. We invited friends and booked for 8pm. The service was very slow and the food when it arrived was ok but nothing special. Having waited ages for the food I was then told that the table was needed back at 10pm. I had to speak to the manager, Ben, who was indifferent and rude. Shan’t be returning. Very average food and poor service.
We had a very nice evening with delicious food and a nice obliging service. Experienced some real new meals that convinced us.
Every item on the menu tasted delicious and that started with the bread. The food was fresh and tasty - and interesting. The staff knew the content of the menu and the dishes.
Our only complaint was the price of the wine - the cheapest was £27 - the next one up was £33 for 750ml and that clearly came in a bulk supply - it was ok - but it was not brilliant.
The desert wines were delicious and interesting but very small portion.
The food though was great.
Not enough vegetables on menue. Ones on the menue not particularly interesting as before (fresh courgette for example ).
Very inspired food and great wine options. The staff was also very useful in helping us choose our food and wine combination. Highly recommended!
Delicious fresh food - just the ticket. Good portion sizes. V naughty puddings...
The selection of natural wine is excellent.
The food was very nice.
The service was really awful... very pushy.
And finally, despite I paid the gratuity, I asked a receipt including the gratuity, and we explained to me very roughly that it was impossible without looking for a solution and to be nice at the minimum.
I am in London for the real wine fair, I just went to Lyle s and 40th Maltby Street... No comparaison, I absolutely do not recommend the Western Laundry... It is a pity because twice I had very good experience at Primeurs 2 years and last year...
Another wonderful meal at WL.. Always a treat - fabulous service and wonderful food! X
The food and experience were better than expected. However I found that the wine was overpriced and when attempting to order a cheaper 2nd bottle I was persuaded to go for a higher priced one. Apart from that it was a lovely dinner and would definitely go back
Best for ambience and food in North London by miles
Delicious food, cool atmosphere and setting. Wines were good although quite expensive once we’d figured out which one to go for.
Absolutely loved the whole experience - will be back!
Great food and buzzy vibe - super for a team night out!
Butterbeans for £11? Terrible. Too many "sharing plates" had the same cloying white sauce. No personal space. Dishes too small or too expensive. Far better alternatives close by.
Fantastic experience - great atmosphere, good selection of unusual wine and exceptional food & service.
Excellent food ( best lamb chops !! ), lovely service and very cool atmosphere. Even loved the communal tables. Will def be back !
Went here following 2 amazing meals at Primeur. Our server smelled overwhelmingly of smoke, appeared to know nothing about the menu and offered no suggestions (‘sure, that’s probably fine’ to whatever we said).
The menu is severely lacking in vegetables and greens. That being said - the two meat dishes we had (beef and lamb) were great.
Will absolutely return to Primeur, will give this one a miss in the future.
I’ve not been for lunch. The food was most excellent as always. Thank you
Absolutely amazing, freshest fish, delicious vegetables and relaxed atmosphere
Beautiful ambiance. Shared tables. Excellent service. Selection of wines is very good. Small dishes, nice variety.
The wine list is the worst.
Fabulous food. Wonderful service. Beautifully designed restaurant.
Excellent restaurant. Been here now around seven times and it's always been amazing. One of the best restaurants I've been to.
Everything from interior to the food was perfect.
Nothing posh and a good atmosphere
Nothing bad but only the John Dory was better than ok. Service was fine if a bit unfriendly and the stools at the counter not very comfortable. Lots of hard services so even at lunchtime the restaurant was loud.
Terrific evening, our third visit. It never disappoints.
We had a delicious lunch, but we were a bit surprised by how expensive the wine list is. Usually you'd expect to have a few options under £45 but there was none and only about 3 options under £50 a bottle.
Our party of 6 was unlucky with the service. My partner asked her to explain how things worked in terms of ordering and she just said that she had already explained it to another diner in our party. Given the considerable noise levels (partially due to diners being seated very close to one another), this was not a constructive answer.
I'd urge the place to take out a few covers in order to allow diners some space to enjoy the great food and interior.
Food was delicious - unique dishes and really fresh ingredients
Not great value for money, food creativity, quality or cooking didn't blow us away. Service was quick and efficient but cold. Wine list needs to be reconsidered, huge jump from house to bottled.
Great food, great service, great building. Bit noisy but I am old.
This was my second visit to Western’s Laundry. The first was fantastic - delicious food, interesting menu, good service. This last visit, for my birthday dinner, wasn’t great. The menu wasn’t as good, the food not as delicious, and the waitress was verging on rude.
Really looking forward to the Fowey opening we desperately need a foodie venue
Consistently great food. Atmosphere is on point. Just love this place it's faultless.
Brilliant experience as always. First time for Sunday Lunch which was so relaxing and good fun. I really feel privileged to have found Westerns Laundry the staff are wonderful and hugely informed about the food and wine. Incidentally I don’t understand why some critics have slated the choice of offering ‘Unfiltered Wine’ Personally I absolutely loved the sparking Lambrusco....but hey what do I know?!? Thank You Westerns Laundry
One of the best restaurants I have been to and I have been to many all over the world. Been here six times over the last 12 months and food has always been amazing and the place cozy and friendly. Best stuff: the plain untouched oysters, marinated olives, whatever ham selection they have, croquettes, most of the fish dishes and of course the rum baba.
Great food, shame about the moody waitress. The wine was overpriced for its quality.
Incredible dinner, interesting amazing dishes and lovely atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back!
Consistently excellent, with great food, interesting wines and fabulous service. Come hungry and be prepared to try something new – either an ingredient or a new combination of ingredients – always shared. Love this place.
Great atmosphere, food is amazing, overall enjoyable experience - I have been a few times and will definitely be back. One of my Top 3 restaurants not only local but in London.