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Westerns Laundry

Westerns Laundry is one of those rare restaurants that is good for any occasion. The second instalment from the chef and manager duo of Highbury's Primeur, it's the kind of place where you could happily sit down for a romantic dinner for two, or a long boozy lunch for 10. This is partly to do with the space itself which, just like it's older brother, is beautifully light and airy while feeling cosy and intimate at the same time. While North Holloway might not be your idea of London glamour (nearest station is Drayton Park, which we didn't even know existed) unused warehouse spaces like this just don't exist anymore in the city. And when you find one, it's a joy to behold. The menu changes daily but always relies on beautiful simplicity, with an emphasis on fish. And also like Primeur, there is an extensive natural-focused wine list, which spans between a board, a list and a little black book you should ask your waiter for if you're looking for something special. If you manage not to spoil your appetite with the home made sourdough and whipped butter (some of the best in London) start with some oysters and have the sole if it's on - whomever you're dining with.