North London



On the borders of Islington and Stoke Newington, Primeur will offer "honest cooking and carefully crafted, low intervention wines in a convivial setting". It's coming from David Gingell (who has worked for Jackson & Frank Boxer, Gabriel Pryce, Will Ricker, Keith McNally) and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim (Wolseley, The Orrery, Gavin Bistrot Deluxe, L’Escargot, Wright Brothers, Bistrotheque & Shrimpy’s).

Restaurant details

Address: Barnes Motors, 116 Petherton Road, London N5 2RT

Nearest station: Canonbury overground

Opening times: Tues - Thurs 17:00–22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00–22:30
Sun 12:00–17:00

• No reservations

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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Williams Telegraph Estimated score
Reviewed on August 22, 2014
"This is truly a one-off, its neighbourhood vibe pretentious from a distance, but up close, and after liqueur, enough to make one move to the neighbourhood." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by August 30, 2014
"Then came sweet fresh mackerel fillets with beetroot and hazelnuts and a nice big rump steak, full of age and richness, covered in butter and snails, deeply salty, fatty, wonderful, and a perfect match for many of the great wines that, as the restaurant’s name implies, are available here, mostly by the glass..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on August 17, 2014
"It's funny, isn't it, that if a menu is short, you end up eating more, because you want to try everything." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Nick Curtis Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 12, 2014
"Rump steak with snails was butch, smoky slices of meat, deeply flavoured and served medium-rare with a bright green garlic butter clinging lustily to the snails but dissipated oddly on the meat and the accompanying slice of toast. Still, a full-throated dish, filling and fulfilling." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on May 29, 2014
"Primeur appears to be a smarter investment than many: it passes its MOT with no advisories, and is already showing signs of becoming – among Highbury eateries – a very nice little runner." READ REVIEW

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