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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
1582 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 29 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Seafood and tapas from coastal Spain

    21 Apr 2024 only
    To welcome warmer weather and the reopening of our dining terrace, we are putting together a special menu of Spanish dishes for one night - best enjoyed with some fresh air and a glass of our vermut in hand. Expect to see tapa such as Berenjenas Almagro (pickled baby aubergine), Mussel Escabeche and crisps, Octopus Banderillas and Salt Cod Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with larger dishes to follow including a Baked Seafood Rice with the best of the week's catch. Don't miss classic desserts like Leche Frita and Tocino de Cielo.

What 1,582 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North London

    Best Overall

  • North London

    Best Ambience

  • North London

    Great for fine wines

  • North London

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North London

    Romantic

1,582 Reviews
  1. GOLLIP

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personal and knowledgeable service - delicious interesting food and very pleasant surroundings

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  2. Stevo

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service and food. would reccomend highly

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  3. Jordan

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space. Delicious food, great vibe. Can’t wait to come back.

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  4. JimM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue if going to the Arsenal. Or not going to the Arsenal.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a lovely pre-game meal before taking in an Arsenal match. Very nice, relaxed neighbourhood spot. Pork ragout in a bed of creamy polenta was top-notice. Dinner, a Negroni and a glass of wine came to $45. Very reasonable price for London.

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  6. TriniF

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unusual and delicious menu of sharing plates in a lovely dining room with an outside terrace. The service was outstanding both for its knowledge of dishes and recommendations of wine and for its charm. A diamond in the rough!

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  7. None

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was warm and the staff very inviting. The dishes were creative and well done. Definitely recommend.

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  8. AdamC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really excellent hidden find in Drayton park. Lovely and interesting food and wine, top service and a lovely ambiance. Would highly recommend for a fun evening out.

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  9. RhonaA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant and have been a few times. It’s always excellent with a wide range of small plates that change regularly. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. It does get loud the later you go but it’s got a great vibe. The standout dish this time was rabbit with snails - was not something I’d notice eat but I loved it! Go - you won’t regret it.

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  10. Luke

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere.

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  11. TanjaK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was honestly so bland. Every dish we had was unseasoned and lacked flavour. The entire lemon sole (£40) was so boring we had to ask for lemon and salt, which took about 10 minutes to come after we asked for it. Service was generally very slow. It took them 25 minutes to take our food order as they simply ignored us after we got there. For the price we paid (60 a head, which included a beer and vermouth spritz, which was both lacking vermouth and spritz), it was incredibly disappointing. Won’t be returning.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fabulous service! A lovely dinner

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  13. Fifi

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent, delicious food - exceptional service!

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  14. Nicholas

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit but hopefully not the last. Fabulous food experience! 💯

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  15. PorcusMallorcus

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On the basis of the food we actually tasted, 5* would have been fair but because the most attractive dish on the menu (cod) had run out by 6pm I decided to mark this down to 4* initially. Then because we saw a curly haired chef eating off a spoon and plunging the same spoon back into the pot for a stir, WL loses another star to get 3* overall. Now I'm wondering what goes on in kitchens I can't see into. Not a great evening for confidence in the catering industry.

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  16. Elef

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Westerns Laundry never disappoints. Beautiful atmosphere, the most delicious wine. We had cod with lentils which was great and duck pastilla with dates and olives, a bit too salty for our liking but amazingly cooked duck. Thank you.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t rate the food, staff, drinks or setting more

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  18. KatharineC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, free bread! Lovely atmosphere and great service. We will be back

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  19. MSA23

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  20. IanL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Thank you very much

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  21. Ella

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. quid1

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    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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  35. Shaza

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Westerns Laundry is rated 4.7 stars by 1582 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
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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