Foodie Spotlight: More Trendy Eateries & Cafes

Still looking for a place to eat?

There’s plenty of choices in the Newington Green area – we’ve got a few hot tips for you to make your mind up.

Primeur

 

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Just a short walk around the corner of the Green you’ll find Primeur, a refined yet relaxed restaurant that offers a Englishman’s take on French cuisine. This is a lovely place to eat on a Summer’s evening with the last of the sun’s rays refracting through the original windowed-doors (the building was a motor repair garage in a past life). The menu is focused around communal dining with menus changed and updated on a daily basis. Expect excellently sourced ingredients in a simply prepared fashion.

Where? Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Rd

Antepliler Baklava Salonu

 

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Newington Green has a vibrant Turkish community represented by a number of stellar eating establishments along Green Lanes (see Antepliler Doner for one of many excellent kebabs along that particular street) in addition to this cosy baklava Mecca. There are always a few trays of this gloriously sticky confection on offer for diligent shoppers with each and every one carefully walking that fine line between cloyingly sweet and just right.

Where? Grand Parade, 33 Green Lanes

01 Adana Restaurant

 

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Speaking of Turkish food, although you’ll find there are no end of quality takeaway kebabs worth their salt on Green Lanes, if you’re looking for a sit-down grill experience then 01 Adana Restaurant is worth popping into. Don’t be put off by the massive (usually quiet) space inside, this Turkish grill offers everything that its competitors in nearby Dalston can give: adana, halep, flatbreads, lahmacun. You can even try a few offal based Cypriot options if you’re feeling daring.

Where? 25-27 Green Lanes

Belle Epoque Patisserie

 

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Lunch is often a meal that is rather rushed in London but Belle Epoque Patisserie asks you to sit down, take a breather and stuff your face with some truly delectable treats. This very French bakery first opened back in 2002 and has since rocketed in popularity (you can pick up their delicious mini-tarts in Selfridges of all places), but don’t let this success put you off – it’s certainly well earned. Quiches and baguettes offer serious lunch-time satisfaction, whilst the aforementioned tarts taste as wonderful as they look.

Where? 37 Newington Green

Oivita Pizzeria

 

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You can pick up a slice of pizza at a number of different places around the Green, but we think Oivita Pizzeria is definitely worth the short walk down Mildmay Ward for its super-traditional take on Neapolitan-style pizzas. Even the service at this restaurant is modelled on the Italians with waiting staff offering a friendly smile and helpful pointers for those at a loss at which classic pizza to pick. Our tip is to split a Neopolitana with a friend and then go halves on one of their adventurous specials like the Pizza Frusta which comes rolled with Italian Sausage, Aubergines and Basil.

Where? 37 Newington Green

Foodie Spotlight: Hip Cafes & Restaurants

Newington Green has become a true hub for adventurous foodies.

Book a table or simply drop into one of these excellent eateries when you’re in the neighbourhood.

Perilla

 

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This relaxed neighbourhood restaurant opened its doors back in the Autumn of 2016 promising an effervescent seasonal menu that would warm cockles in the winter and tempt diners through to the balmy summer; a promise that has been well kept to. Not only is the food wide-ranging and boundary breaking (Octopus Bolognese anyone?), but it’s reasonably priced too; a near-fine dining experience of this calibre, with drinks to accommodate, will put you back around £70 per head.

Where? 1-3 Green Lanes

Lizzy’s On The Green

 

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The pleasant decking area that is afforded Lizzy’s On The Green offers just enough space to enjoy a lovely breakfast/brunch/lunch, made even more special by the excellent coffee that is available there all the year round. Their trademark black-cherried Alchemy beans are usually enough to pique the interest of the most casual of coffee lovers whilst most foodies will no doubt be tempted by the likes of their smokes creamed corn and jalapeno toast or delicious cakes.

Where? On Newington Green

Feest at the Greenhouse N16

 

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Near the bottom of Green Lane you’ll find the rather cavernous and tremendously hip Greenhouse N16. This bustling co-working space is home to a baffling variety of folks and start ups, with graphic designers and writers jostling with budding entrepreneurs figuring out how to set up a cleaning business. The cafe downstairs caters to this young crowd well; excellent coffee is paired with wholesome lunch options ranging from curries and immune-boosting salads to stunning sandwiches and salads.

Where? 49 Green Lanes

Acoustic Brasserie

 

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Adil Kolcak is the man behind Acoustic Brasserie, a Mediterranean eaterie that offers a glimpse into his three decades of experience in the food industry. Whether you’re eating brunch or dinner, you’ll spot little touches of Turkish, Italian, French and even Lebanese cookery throughout the menu here. Dinner is far from a complicated experience here and the friendly waiting staff offer the kind of relaxed service that you’d expect in sunny Tuscan ristorante – in short, it’s a real treat.

Where? 60 Newington Green

Trangallan

 

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Tapas has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years, from foodie darling to hair-trigger eye-ball rolling cynicism, but thanks to decent places like Trangallan (Galician for a kind of fashionable rapscallion) this style of eaterie is seeing something of a resurgence. Although you will find some classic tapas dishes here that you’ll no doubt be familiar with (see their traditional tortilla and green salad), they do try to push the boat out, try out their Iberian pork abanico with spinach and beets & hazelnut praline to get a taste of this adventurous spirit.

Where? 61 Newington Green