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Westerns Laundry

4.5
272 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Westerns Laundry British ingredients, seafood focused small plates, low intervention & fine wine cellar. Communal and counter dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5.30pm -10.30pm
Friday: 12pm-3pm/5.30pm-10.30pm
Saturday: 12pm-3pm/5.30pm-10.30pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
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Phone number
020 7700 3700
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
David Gingell (Chef Patron) and James Mitchell (Head Chef)
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Cross Street
Old Industrial Building with Olive trees Forecourt
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Public Transit
Holloway (Underground) 3mns walk
Highbury & Islington (Underground) 7mns walk
Drayton Park (Overground) 1mn walk
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I've been to the sister restaurant Primeur often and knew what to expect regarding food and enjoyed this one as much. Beautifully cooked fish and a list of more palatable low intervention wines rather than full on natural (I thought). Perhaps I should have given more thought to my order or asked advice about the combination of dishes but that doesn't distract from the food itself. Do check the menu daily, that dish you loved last week probably wont' be on the menu.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food, ambience was great. Shame about the impatient aloof service we received. It really did spoil the whole evening.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

U guys do a brilliant job !!! ....always great......glad to see you have some alternatives to natural wine. You are either a fan of it or not......

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

As wonderful as ever, the fish was perfection on a plate.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Really lovely weekend lunch. Great service, tasty food and good wine.

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Beautiful setting and fantastic service. The food overall was delicious - particularly enjoyed the pork chops and the octopus pasta. On thing we were disappointed with was the Turbot Head - it was tasty and came with a nice leafy salad, but wasn't very much meat on it. Aside from that, it was a lovely meal and I would certainly return.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Great friendly service, delicious food and a brilliant last minute find. Fairly priced for the quantity and quality you are getting, but don't go expecting a cheap meal.
The menu is made up on the day based on what they get, so everything is fresh, go earlier in the day to avoid missing out on dishes that run out.

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Great ingredients, great cooking and charming service from knowledgeable young people. Could you include a few standard wines alongside the non intervention ones - to me the often oxidised taste, especially of your whites, obscures the pleasure of the grape and terroir.

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Had a lovely meal here. It’s not the cheapest but the food is fresh and the menu is unique and obviously thought out. It has a really great atmosphere and we’ll definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

A great find while visiting London, incredible food, service and a very attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Excellent food and some interesting wine choices

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

We had a great evening at Westerns Laundry! The food was impeccable with plenty of different small plates to choose from. They have a fab wine list too and it’s all natural. The service was great too, our waiter was very friendly and suggested a few dishes worth trying. The atmosphere was beautiful with lots of natural light. Would definitely go back and rwcommend to others!

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2.0Dined on 22 May 2018

My son summed up our experience: Sit Communally, Eat Badly, Leave Hungry...and pay a fortune for the privilege, and he is someone who is very happy to spend money on good food.
I'm afraid this is a pretentious start-up that will have it's day and then fade away.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

The food was really pretty and tasty; the service was confident, knowledgeable and attentive; and the ambience was a good blend of smart and casual. Definitely worth a visit, I’ll certainly be going back.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Food was fantastic - especially fideo pasta which is apparently a house speciality and recommended by the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Terrific and delicious and a delight to find and spend time at. Creative innovative and scrumptious food

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had a couple of seats at the counter and could watch the chefs going about their business preparing the food which all looked delicious. The waiters were very friendly and quite clearly enthusiastic about what they are serving. The menu was quite heavy on fish and seafood and when the food arrived we weren't disappointed. The crispy cod's cheeks were amazing and you couldn't find better pickled anchovies in Spain. I'm sure we will be back.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Went there with mum and three teenage kids for her birthday. Nice welcome and easy seating. They were ready for our table at 8.15pm. Restaurant packed and so very busy. Was going to get a bottle of champagne to celebrate but cheapest was at £75... which to me is unacceptable. Wines were also very expensive, cheapest white at £38! Again unacceptable. The tapas-style food was different and good quality but we all left hungry as portions so very small. Sole at £25 was tasty but again so expensive. Best dish was beef shin at about £15. Puddings were tastee but again, very expensive at around £7-£8 each. We all shared dishes which was fun and nice way to get kids trying new things. We went for a Viognier white @£38 each which was very pale and delicious but again so expensive. We all discussed the meal afterwards and everyone enjoyed the experience. Service was quick and efficient. But at nearly £300 for what is glorified tapas, I wouldn’t recommend this place purely on its outlandish cost.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

As ever amazing. Food exceptional, highlight was the beef shin with saffron spelt and gremolata. We wanted to order it for a second time ! Don’t hesitate to visit Westerns - you will not be disappointed :-)

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

This is the third time I’ve eaten at westerns laundry and every time I’m so impressed. I rang before to warn, that I am on a very restricted diet - no gluten, grains, dairy or eggs, meat, and every time I have dined there it has been fantastic. The waiters are very knowledgable and the menu caters very well to a dairy or GF diet. The food is fantastic - creative, unusual and beautifully presented. The ambience and environment is relaxed yet the whole experience feels very special.

One thing which would be amazing is if they could offer a sorbet for dairy / GF dessert. Westerns is also wonderfully hidden resteraunt - and possibly my favourite in London.

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1.0Dined on 2 May 2018

I was disappointed as they did not have the fidua that I use to order since I have been to this place many times

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. Its an example of really nailing the small dishes to share concept. Some of the highlights of the food were the beetroot dish, the butter beans and the john dory. The service was super and I hope to be back sometime. The only slight complaint was that it was a cold evening and our table close to the door was drafty.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Lovely food, ambience and wine list - I wish we were asked if we wanted a recommendation for wine or food, and hard to catch the eye of the friendly and well-mannered staff, but would happily return. A gem of a place!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Found this place by searching the web for recomendations in Islington. The ambience was quirky and lively. Food great. 5 stars for the staff. We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

We really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely return. Next time I’ll order far more dishes, plates are small and utterly delicious. I’m a fussy eater and everything was excellent, even if the description didn’t appeal.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Amazing place with great ambience, food was tasty, staff and service was outstanding. I have already recommended to 5 people and only ate there 2 days ago! Brilliant

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Lively restaurant with animated staff and guests. Great friendly service and interesting tasty good fresh food . We had a great evening .

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great service, good food, interesting wine but quite noisy.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great spot and great food. Excepting for the salted sardines which were not nice though divine bread, roasted onion salad and grilled turbot. Very noisy wish there was a space for older deafish people. Xx L

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Another excellent meal at Westerns Laundry - our 4th visit now. The menu is always changing which is great and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Really great food. Each dish was delicious. Buzzy atmosphere. We loved it!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

GOOD FOOD, good price but too noisy so not great for a friends get together. We got a shared table and could even listen to what the person across the table was saying

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Always excellent and a great variety of different dishes, flavours and textures to share and try out. Love this place.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Wanted to go here for a while after reading some reviews and seeing photos on instagram. The menu on the wall rather than in hand was a little annoying if you are not sitting facing the menu. The wine list was good, but expensive, few bottles under £35 a bottle. Lovely food, but slightly small plates, I felt like I needed more than the suggested 5 to share to be full. Good cheese board and aperitifs.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Loved the delicious pork dish, and the rum baba was amazing. Friendly staff, good food.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Another excellent dining experience and new dishes that do not disappoint. Thank you for remembering my teenage children’s nut allergies. The personal touch is much appreciated

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

A very cool and fun experience. We shared 3 of the tapas-like starters and a main course each. all of which were delicious. There could maybe be more vegetarian choices. I liked the fact that various choices were struck off the blackboard menu once they sold out. The Italian wine was lovely

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food! Nice atmosphere and felt very exclusive

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Creative food and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Service was attentive but relaxed. We had a great evening!

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