Review on Jolene

Having successfully established a loyal following in different pockets of North London with Primeur in Stoke Newington and Westerns Laundry in Highbury, David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim have headed to Newington Green for their third venture, a bakery and restaurant named Jolene. Opened in September 2018, it has a rustic décor with rough-hewn plaster walls and two big sharing tables taking centre stage, with additional counter seating overlooking the kitchen and bakery. There's also eight smaller tables with views of the small front terrace with pots of herbs and shrubs, where guests can enjoy al fresco dining when the weather obliges.

Operating as a café and bakery by day serving delicious breads, pastries and fresh pastas, David and Jeremie have teamed up with farmer Andy Cato from Gascony to source unique grains from two carefully-selected UK farms, Goodwood, Sussex, and Priory Farm in Norfolk. In the evenings the lights are dimmed and there's a blackboard menu of small and large plates designed for sharing. You might see dishes along the lines of spelt, courgette and basil or ricotta ravioli and sage butter, while large plates feature pork belly and green sauce or from the sea whole grilled monkfish with an olive and caper sauce. To finish there's a flourless chocolate cake paired with crème fraiche or buttermilk, plums and hazelnuts.

To accompany the dishes the wine list looks to natural wines, together with beers, ciders, cocktails, fresh juices and house-fermented drinks.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00am through
Lunch: until 3.30pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sun

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Facilities at Jolene

  • Alfresco dining


21 Newington Green
Mayville Estate
Newington Green
North London
N16 9PU

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