Primeur

At Primeur, there’s a little of everything that has made the success of trendy places recently: an industrial decor in a converted garage, which name still stands on the front, a cool list of obviously natural wines, a few tapas and unstrained small plates from the open kitchen and a cheerful crowd. All topped up with the necessary motivation to walk 15 minutes from Highbury & Islington, in the middle of a residential area.

Locate the communal table where your booking is directly scribbled on with chalk, squeeze between your neighbours and look up to David Gingell’s board: duck rillettes, Iberian jamón, mackerel-fennel-black olive, Romanesco-mustard yoghurt-almonds, bavette-roast radish-horseradish, caramel cream or summer pudding… Many European touches applied to seasonal British ingredients, to wash down largely with the funky natural numbers of the wine list.

Valentine Benoist

SIBLINGS
Jolene
Westerns Laundry
THE SPOTS TO KNOW
Stools by the kitchen
Basement dining room

Small plates: £6.50-16
Puddings: £6
Wine: bottle from £25

Tuesday-Thursday 5-10.30pm
Friday-Saturday 12-10.30pm
Sunday 12-10.30pm

Reservation

116 Petherton Road
London N5 2RT

Canonbury
Highbury & Islington

+44 (0)207 226 5271