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Westerns Laundry

4.7
4.7
1141 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

Westerns Laundry is a Micheling 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 launderette 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 favorite on the London dining scene

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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 1,141 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • North London

    Best Ambience

  • North London

    Outdoor Eating

  • North London

    Most Booked

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  1. JC

    JC27

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite good. Definitely would go back and recommend.

  2. S

    Shal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fantastic! Amazing food and great vibe. Had a great night

  3. R

    Rach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and atmosphere was brilliant. However, by the end of the evening we were asked to vacate our table due to another booking even though we have not finished our vine also there were other tables available. This kind of ruined the overall experience

  4. e

    ergusto

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Came for my girlfriend's birthday as had heard some great things. It didn't really live up to expectations unfortunately. Although the food was very good the service left a lot to be desired. We were given an undercooked fish for one of our mains, which they took away and said they would replace. They brought it back almost twenty minutes later insisting it was a new dish which is why it had taken so long, only to turn the fish over and discover that it was the same piece they'd taken away. It seemed a bit insulting and made a very frustrating experience for what should have been a celebratory occasion. We sent it back and it was taken off the bill. Having said all this, the food we did have was very good and they went to an effort to accommodate my girlfriend's dairy intolerance. The wine was very tasty but was disappointed that they only seemed to have a few wines available. I would probably go again but not for a special occasion.

  5. RA

    RhonaA

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant- the food is excellent. Small plates of veggies to start with were excellent. The fish - John Dory and red mullet were beautifully cooked and the tarragon sauce with the JD was creamy but light. Dessert of chocolate st. Emillion was rich but oh so good. An excellent evening made fun by the lovely staff.

  6. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    brilliant in every way. exceptional food, wondeful ambience

  7. CH

    CharlesH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Really great place, A bit pricey for some meals but the taste make it up to it really. The issue was the wine, it was not wrong, just not good quality wine and expensive for what it was (I chose a Chenin Blanc) I Still recommend the place.

  8. LS

    LizzieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food in a beautiful setting. Can’t wait to visit again

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely meal!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiance is great. Service was great. Food was fresh, inventive and well executed.

  11. KR

    KateR

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff gave great recommendations &amp; everything was delicious

  12. CG

    CatG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit here and loved it! Each dish was delicious and wine was great. Can’t wait to return!

  13. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious, also the wine was very good!

  14. E

    Emma

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    incredible food. lovely service and really fantastic environment/ambience

  15. CC

    CamilleC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I was disappointed. The food was okay but too garlicky and salty for my taste. The main issue was the portion size, which are quite small, especially for the price and considering that fish is not that filling.

  16. E

    Emhf

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    Gorgeous food, our server wasn't so friendly and in fact slightly rude. However everything else was pretty much perfect - you must go for the food, it is brilliant.

  17. j

    josephineh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really tasty food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Accommodated us inside when we had only been able to book outside as it was a cold evening.

  18. OK

    OlgaK

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable experience, would definitely recommend

  19. RL

    RonanL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant, with great staff service. One of my favourites!

  20. CM

    CharlieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Greg is the best waiter! We love you Greg xx Great vibes all round

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’d heard lots of good things about the restaurant and it did not disappoint. Fantastic menu, could have ordered anything. Each dish was great. Staff were also lovely people, charming and knowledgeable. All in all a wonderful meal.

  22. K

    Kathy

    London

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely staff, great food including some good vegetarian options. Quite pricey but top quality ingredients.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a long lunch here, and everything was amazing. The decor, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks and the food were all outstanding. This could me my favourite restaurant in London.

  24. SB

    StephenB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service in a lovey environment. Hit all the beats impeccably. A wonderful spot to catch up with friends. Very interesting wine list.

  25. GB

    GuillaumeB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food as well as excellent wines and amazing service - a very nice Friday evening!

  26. CT

    CharlesT

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific unique local destination. Pricey but very special

  27. t

    textilegirl

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had superb service and lovely and interesting food!

  28. AS

    AmenS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Sharing plates are small portions. Very expensive. Service is good. Very good wine list and the food is mostly delicious.

  29. B

    Bmxtrix

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My second visit in 6 months, having been blown away by the whole experience the first time around. This time we were a bigger group of 5 and were seated on a communal table (which was no problem) whereas before my friend and I were up at the counter, overlooking the kitchen (which was also fab). The service was great, both waiters who dropped by our table ensured we understood the menu and sharing plates approach. The food was mostly amazing and good value, the only feedback would be around the bigger veal dish - it was one of the most expensive on the menu yet was pretty basic and bland; not in line with all the other WOW plates on the menu, wish we all thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend visiting Westerns Laundry, it's a real treat.

  30. EC

    EdCu

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    unusual and tasty dishes - be prepared to pay for high quality

  31. F

    Fedg

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Excellent food, wine and setting. Definitely recommended

  32. KH

    KatieH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional cooking! Lovely atmosphere despite music being quite loud. Fab service.

  33. IL

    IevyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food are so good ! Love it . Will go back again ! :)

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievably fresh food served in understated but cool environment that you want to be a part of..

  35. r

    robh

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service and atmosphere and good food. Unfortunately some tasty looking dishes were already unavailable when we arrived. We had a great time.

  36. RB

    RoseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Greg, was a sweetheart, very attentive even though it was busy. The food is incredible, it’s worth the money. I love the building and we had a lovely time, thanks guys

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As usual, Western's did not disappoint. Every dish was delicious and the service was great.

  38. R

    Richard

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top notch food, friendly service and not your average dining experience.

  39. PR

    PaddyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent and not predictable real care shown in combinations and presentation

  40. ML

    MarianneL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    The staff were pleasant and the food, when it came, was good. But we waited forty minutes from arrival to be given our drinks, which spoiled the evening.

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 1141 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

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park London, N5 1PB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Old Industrial Building with Olive trees Forecourt

  • Area

    Holloway

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 18:00–23:00

  • 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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