Westerns Laundry

4.5
302 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 302 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant with fantastic food and an excellent selection of wines. Love the semi-suburban setting too!

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3.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Food was ok, trying a little too hard and not hitting the right points at times. Probably a little too much for the quality of food.

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2.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Service was good and it is a nice place, however I came away wanting a proper meal. The portions were ridiculously tiny, some tasty and some not. Some just thrown together, the anchovies and tomato on toast sounded great but the toast was burnt with a sad looking fish draped over it. Woke up hungry and disappointed the next morning, will not return.

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4.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Daily changing menu (posted on instagram that day) which is seafood focused, but plenty of vegetarian and meat dishes too. Great ambiance and beautiful courtyard. Great for a summer evening.

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2.0Dined on 25 July 2018

There’s no doubting the skill in the kitchen. But too much of our food was served with excesses of greasy (if tasty) sauces/dressings that dampened our enjoyment of the whole meal.

The space and courtyard garden are fantastic, though internally the acoustics do not favour quiet conversation. You may need your ear plugs.

I am fine enough with the faddy natural wine list, but the value of the wines is poor. Though on a plus note all wines are available by the glass.

So this showed tantalising glimpses of greatness but it was sadly a rather flawed experience for us.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

First time dining here - the tapas-type menu is original and very tasty, lots of choice, well-priced. Loved all the food, esp the butter beans and really good Iberico salami. Deserts - a kind of apricot trifle and a brown bread ice cream - were delicious. Having read that the wines are over-priced, I disagree because the quality is so good (and the cheapest wine was £4.50 a glass). The service was really good - informative and friendly - and we weren’t rushed out at the end. A really interesting venue.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

This place continues to be seriously good!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

I’ve been watching Westerns Laundry on Instagram for a bit now. Finally had a reason and an evening to go for a meal. The overall experience was excellent! Ben talked us through the ‘natural wines’, we enjoyed a couple of bottles of them. The food was well cooked, nicely presented and delicious! We were impressed watching the staff erase sold out items from the board and replacing them with more delicacies! Very god service, charming interior and a great evening out!!Cheers!

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Great setting, great food, great service. Will definitely be coming again!

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Anchovies were amazing! Lobster was underwhelming / overpriced- small portion of lobster in a big dish of pasta, though delicious.service was great! Ravioli and ceviche was excellent! Lovely atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Unbelievable food and service. One of the best restaurants in London. Can't wait to visit again. Big love to Fran and the team for looking after us.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Delicious food, lovely service but very hard to talk to my friends which was really the reason I was there.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Excellent!! Food is delicious, the ambience is lively and the staff is really nice. Great for a Friday night dinner I the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

I love how low key and unceremonious this place is. Every dish we had was clever and delicious, served without pomp, and with exceptional friendliness. A brilliant place all round.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

The menu is constantly changing and it's always exciting, different food. Lots of meat and seafood options. A few for veggies too. Nice wines and cocktails. Great service, very friendly. It's a nice place to go on a date or with a foodie friend.

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3.0Dined on 10 July 2018

This restaurant was on my wishlist for quite while. Unfortunately it does not deliver and the food and flavours are a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Fantastic food. Small plates to share were nice. Busy and fairly loud exciting experience. Overall wonderful meal

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Excellent food, excellent service. Really enjoyed it. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

All the food is lovely and to the same standard. Staff / service is also excellent, friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Wonderful food, very nice people. Wine is pricey but I suspect it fairly reflects the cost of production.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

As always, we had a fantastic experience dining at Westerns Laundry.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Wonderful attentive waiters. Incredible food with cool and edgy vibes. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Well worth the journey from the slums of SW11 to fashionable N5. The food and service were excellent and I will return.

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Food and service was excellent, but they need to sort out the acoustics. It was deafeningly loud (conversation not music). Highly recommended otherwise

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3.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Great ambience with an Australian feel to it. Expensive wine, service a bit patronizing but good food.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Everything on our plates was delicious. I am coeliac and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful, advising on the gluten free options. Restaurant was nicely lit with a good vibe. Good for a romantic dinner.
The only downside was the expensive wine list and no drinks served after 11 (we had the late sitting).

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Was utterly brilliant - the best place to spend my birthday with friends but also a wonderful place to go for a relaxed date - or anything in fact!

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Hidden neighbourhood gem - off Holloway Road in Islington. Great vibe matched by the food and friendly staff. Excellent value...I'm not the biggest fan of natural wines, but loved the compact and bijou blackboard menu....

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Sensationally delicious but simple and bold pairings. Reliably. Perfect service. Lovely place. And great value for the quality. An all time favourite.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

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 on 13 June 2018

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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