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Westerns Laundry, London,
Westerns Laundry, London,
Westerns Laundry, London,
Westerns Laundry, London,
Westerns Laundry, London,
Award-winning

Westerns Laundry

4.7
4.7
1561 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Westerns Laundry is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant focusing on seafood & natural wines. The restaurant is located in the Islington/Highbury neighbourhood of North London. It opened in 2018 and is housed in a 1950's industrial building which used to be home to the largest commercial laundry in North London. It now boasts a beautiful 60 cover dining room, which opens onto an open 20 cover cobbled courtyard with olive trees as well as an intimate private dining room. Westerns Laundry has won numerous awards for excellence and originality and is a firm favourite on the London dining scene.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 18:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7700 3700
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Mitchell
  • Private party facilities
    We will consider request for Private Hire of Westerns Laundry on a case by case basis
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Area
    Holloway
  • Cross Street
    Old Industrial Building with Olive trees Forecourt
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Holloway (Underground) 3mns walk<br />Highbury & Islington (Underground) 7mns walk<br />Drayton Park (Overground) 1mn walk
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North London

    Great for fine wines

  • North London

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North London

    Romantic

1,561 Reviews
  1. MSA23

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Western Laundry offers a culinary voyage that tantalizes the taste buds with their expertly crafted dishes. Their succulent octopus paired with tender pork belly is a symphony of flavors (next level if you add lemon juice), while the red mullet with beans delivers a delightful harmony of textures. A must-visit for discerning food enthusiasts or an impressive date.

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  2. Ella

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful start to finish - such a gorgeous setting with lovely ambiance and staff. Food was incredible - only thing I was disappointed in was not being able try the lamb Wellington because it had sold out!!

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  3. Bazz

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been coming here for years but not been for over 6 months (as it's not that close to me) so great to see that the food is still outstanding and as good as ever. About the best restaurant I know. Would go at least once a month if it was nearer to me. Everything on the blackboard menu is amazing so it's always worth trying things you might not normally go for. Good to see the oysters back.

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  4. HannahF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and amazing service - a hidden gem!

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  5. Nedward

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not worth the price, a bit unimaginative, and somehow not cozy.

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  6. ChrisS

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. Nice surprise and something different. Thank you!

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  7. Highbury1

    London

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite local restaurant. Wonderful food and lovely friendly and professional service. The room and ambience makes every meal there feel feels like a special event.

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  8. JonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, wine and atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Utterly delicious food and the service was just great

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  10. chipchipchip

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently brilliant whenever I go. The polenta lamb Ragu was a particular highlight. I will never stop going here!

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  11. SuzieQueue

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were made very comfortable during our meal. I asked ahead if we could have a booth and the waitress on duty arranged that for us which was hugely appreciated. The food was delicious and felt special (without breaking the bank). The restaurant also has a very pleasant atmosphere. A really good find!

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  12. StuartWatson

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A seductive cocktail of candle lit perfection. Long tables, small plates, bitter-sweet negroni's, dazzling staff and beautiful patrons. Didn't want it to end.

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  13. RRMM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, the food was excellent, in particular the monkfish dish was a stand out

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  14. JeremyGH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic waitress. Very helpful and always there if you needed her

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  15. quid1

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience really was great food. The staff were friendly and accommodating the ambiance of the restaurant was amazing.

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  16. Shaza

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried most of the items on the menu and everything was absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere and super team running the restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, wine and service! Highly recommend

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  18. JaqueB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely unbelievable. Worth the price no doubt and a great atmosphere

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  19. Rssw

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Staff are always friendly without being overbearing and super helpful. We invited the waitress to sit down with us and were only slightly joking! Food was delicious, fresh, creative but unpretentious and the atmosphere was great too. We had a great evening, would highly recommend Westerns laundry!

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  20. bicebeata

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the kind of place that restores your faith in restaurants (though am fully aware of the tough time the industry finds itself in on many fronts and, so, how many other places are finding it extremely difficult to provide the all-round experience they would like to). Service on point, great food and wine at prices that feel reasonable enough in London ATM. Buzzy atmosphere and my dessert kindly arrived with a candle on it for my quiet birthday celebration-having decided to fill in that reservation was for a birthday. My only gripe is that I don't live closer! Thanks to all at Westerns Laundry for a fab evening!

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  21. MichaelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So the SPACE was very well set out, great mood lighting and decent seating, one point, maybe would be better to slightly separate the tables, for a little more space / privacy for two people dinning..small point.. The Menu off the scale for selection and the quality of the food was sensational, also a great selection of wines... However - the thing that made the evening was the quality and the warmth of the staff - she was quite simply top drawer - Rachel was amazing - her knowledge of wines and portions / selections for two people absolutely made the whole evening just "fanfukintastic" (Scottish term) seriously will defo be back here and... I chose another day to see how the menu changes - seriously though YOU HAVE TO GIVE THIS PLACE A TRY....!!!!!!

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  22. neils

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent food service and ambiance. Definitely a good place to visit pre any arsenal game in fact any day !!

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  23. EllaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 brilliant customer service, lovely space. Reasonably priced great food great drinks.

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  24. KatieB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Westerns Laundry regularly and always have a great time. Food is excellent and all the staff are so friendly.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! The staff were so kind and helpful, the food was amazing, and the vibe was spot on.

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  26. MariannaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would be nice to have some natural natural wines on the list

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  27. NYinParis

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is stylish, warm & welcoming. Fabulous atmosphere and great food. Small plates. Each innovative and delicious. The staff were all kind & solicitous. We really enjoyed our experience there. We look forward to the next time!

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  28. RachelH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our wait staff did recognise this, so firstly they did a good job to rectify, however I did share I was pescatarian to the wait staff and it was explained that all fish dishes did not contain meat. When the squid arrived I had some and immediately tasted bacon. The staff acknowledged there was a miscommunication at the pass. When the next fish dish arrived, I again checked, there is no meat in the dish, and the wait staff said that this item also had chicken stock in it. The staff apologised and again shared it was a problem with the pass. But work perhaps noting on the black board what items are in the dishes, as it did not say (contains meat) for instance. We did receive items off our bill, so that was much appreciated.

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  29. KiyohikoM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was an excellent restaurant, their service is outstanding & we've had a wonderful dinner with following their recommendation.

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  30. jeLondon2023

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    highly recommend sitting at the counter. food was delicious. service was faultless. couldn’t recommend more

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  31. NikkiP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the perfect time. Obsessed with you guys, thanks for having us once again.

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  32. LisaP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, again. Fantastic food, service, vibe

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  33. Ella

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food, what more could you want?!

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  34. KatieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every mouthful was a taste sensation. Lovely, cosy environment.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening at Western Laundry. Excellent service, inviting surroundings and fabulous food!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting food for sharing with very friendly staff. The menu changes regularly which means each time you go there’s always something new to try.

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  37. CharlotteZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, ambience. My new favourite restaurant in London.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our end of year dinner and it was delightful as ever - thanks!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal and great staff. Only slight downside is the venue was a bit cold and draughty. Big industrial windows not good for winter.

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  40. SimonR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really interesting and tasty food. Loved the small dishes to share

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Westerns Laundry is rated 4.7 stars by 1561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PB

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Cross Street
    Old Industrial Building with Olive trees Forecourt
  • Area
    Holloway
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 18:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Holloway (Underground) 3mns walkHighbury & Islington (Underground) 7mns walkDrayton Park (Overground) 1mn walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Mitchell
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7700 3700
  • Private party facilities
    We will consider request for Private Hire of Westerns Laundry on a case by case basis
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