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.
We really enjoyed our first impromptu visit here ! Service was great and food was excellent. We recommend the sweet breads :)
interesting food in a relaxed atmosphere. Service is friendly but can be a bit disorganised at times.
Beautiful. Like a San Franciscan hideaway. Magical.
Noisy, buzzy venue packed with an in-crowd. Food inventive and good, especially a magnificent crab fideo. Enjoyable wines, again not the obvious ones. Service very laid back but efficient and pleasant. Proximity of tables put conversation at a strain. Would certainly do again.
Always love the atmosphere at Westerns - omen of my favourite places in London. Only comment I sent the food isn’t always a little too salty overall. But! Doesn’t stop me from going and loving the food.
went there for a treat Saturday lunch. Food is delicious and fish cooked perfectly. Would definitely return and recommend
It was the hottest day of the year and a seat at the bar opposite the kitchen made for a pretty intense experience... not my favourite dinner as a result. Food was good and I’d go back but only in winter as the kitchen makes the room oppressively hot unfortunately.
Everything was perfect! Hidden gem in the heart of Highbury
Always gorgey! Ben and the rest of the team are great, place looked lovely in the evening sun and food was incredible as always <3
Would definitely come again. Really interesting food and broad range of options with great attentive service.
Such an unexpected oasis of relaxed, summer dining, which managed to feel personal and intimate despite the place being full and a shared dining table experience. Loved the food, the wine, and the service. Nothing bad to say.
Another super evening at Westerns Laundry with delicious food and always friendly and helpful staff. The ever varying menu means you can keep coming back and never get bored. Thank you
The food and the service and the atmosphere were great - the only let down (which really does matter) was the wine which was universally poor (and we tried A LOT). The wine list would put me off coming again - otherwise I'd be there all the time!
We enjoyed our meal at westerns laundry.
Main waitress was excellent, but there seemed to be a language barrier with or second waiter.
Food was very good, but not as special in their sister restaurant, primeur.
My biggest concern was the wine. We ordered a cava as aperitif and we got something that was pesticide free and made using low tech methods. It tasted nothing like usual champagne or cava and I think the staff should have pointed this out at the beginning and we would have enjoyed it more or just ordered something more mainstream. My friend didn’t drink hers, shame!
Amazing food and great service! Highly recommend!
Some very good dishes - in particular the cuttlefish croquette. This was the second time we came, the first time the food was better but would still re visits as the menu changes regularly!
Lovely food and service but very expensive wine list.
first visit and food of good standard although generally oversalted. Excellent Rum Baba , not at all sweet. and keen to see if they had wine at below £30 following the Jay Rayner review. They had a few . However no details on the fact they have Natural Wines which was odd as that is how they have justified higher prices. The ambience was difficult as extremely high noise levels due to loud music and everyone having to shout to be heard. and this was 7.30 on a wednesday. Although booked 4 weeks ago we had uncomfortable bench area seating not conducive to being able to communicate with all our party easily. I recommend reading Fay Maschler on how to reduce noise levels in modern style restaurants.
Delicious food reasonable prices, bit too noisy for conversation
Great place. Very lucky to live nearby..Super friendly service, laid back vibe, sensational tastes in an exciting and imaginative menu, and a seriously well thought out wine list. Decor is cool and perfect for the building/ space. Love it.
Our favourite restaurant in London. The food is absolutely amazing (we have never had a dish we didn’t enjoy!). Staff are always very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Amazing. Such a great eating and drinking experience. The service was perfect and we all had a great time. Thanks so much Mat and team for looking after us and the dogs. Big ups. X
I had my birthday here with a table of 6 and the food was brilliant. I love this place for its ambiance and wide range of flavours they use in the cooking. Highly recommend the lobster.
Always good. There’s not much more to add.
I love it.
It was a get together with some friends. Great food!
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!