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.



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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

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