Jolene Bakery

4.6
163 reviews
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Jolene is a bakery, cafe & restaurant which uses unaltered grains from pasture cropping soil which uses no pesticides, no herbicides, no tilling, no ploughing and using horse drawn machinery only. We get the grains, we mill them onsite into flours which we use for our dishes, pastries and breads.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a bit disappointing that when we arrived at 315 the kitchen closed 15 minutes later and most of the food was gone. We didn't know that was going to be the case and I wonder if they just shouldn't accept bookings that late.
Otherwise delicious and would go again.

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place for a light snack in a great location on Newington Green. Service and atmosphere are cozy and cool.

The cheese toastie is a delicious treat full of bechamel (with ham for meat eaters) and pastries and salads are fresh.

A little overhyped in my view ... but nice!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time on my most recent visit to Jolene. The food was delicious, the service was great. Our waitress was more than happy to explain how to order and was knowledgeable about the menu. We also found Jolene to be very accommodating to a friend with restrictive dietary requirements! Highly recommended!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is great. The food is really good. We tried minestrone soup, ham & cheese toastie, bread & butter and a pain au chocolat and everything was lovely. It’s a everyday place that people need to know.

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VL
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love that the menu always changes and they have a bakery section for yummy treats to eat in or takeaway. I do find the plates can be a little on the small side but the food is great.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious but portions very much on the small side.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch in gorgeous surroundings. The bread was delicious, and the pastries too. Staff were very kind and attentive.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch and v well priced for sharing plates, coffees, wines and pastry. Came in for my birthday and was great for a relaxed special occasion. Would highly recommend

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great interior, amazing staff, good food but portions are too small!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with amazing pastries , can u please add some more non egg veggie dishes

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HB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I come to Jolene a lot and it always delivers. So wonderful. Although this time we felt the food all came a bit too quickly, it felt a bit like we were being rushed through. Nonetheless, it was all absolutely delicious.

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BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food here is amazing as is the wine. This was my third time here but first for dinner. The portion sizes for pasta were comically small. I left hungry after ordering 4 pasta dishes and a half roasted chicken plus bread. This was between 4 people. The spelt in particular was half a ladles worth for £9. A shame for such an amazing restaurant to serve such stingy portions.

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the pasta were amazing
We ate everything
The desserts were amazing
We can’t think of any other words to describe how outstanding

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve been a few times to Jolene now but unfortunately each time it’s diminished slightly. It’s quite a squeeze. That’s fine in an informal setting but with the cheapest bottle of white wine now £48 it’s pretty galling to be bumping elbows with your neighbour. The food is ok but again expensive for what you get - particularly the larger dishes. It’s feels like a bit of a shake down now, which they don’t need to do given how popular it is.

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NN
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice chilled spot for brunch or lunch. Fantastic pastries and bread.

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VP
London
211 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I wanted to love Jolene Bakery - have been wanting to try brunch there for ages. I have to say, however, it was good, but only that. Good coffee (awesome cups), and my order was for curried spinach with soft boiled egg and crumbs. And it was only... good. Nowhere near as innovative as the dish might sound. A mound of slightly soggy, bland spinach on a side dish size plate, with an egg on top that was sticky in the middle, closer to hard boiled than soft boiled. Crunchy crumbs brought a note of interest, but not enough to elevate the dish to a standard for which I'd ever re-order it. Toast was spectacular - chewy, dense sourdough bread, and perhaps it's the bakery that makes Jolene, rather than its ladles of runny spinach. Wonderful pastries, great bread, but there it too much excellent local competition to make this a winning brunch venue.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for dinner and had a great evening, the atmosphere was great - buzzy but not too loud - and the service was quick. Food was delicious, but the prices are on the high end and I didn’t find they were entirely justified. Overall I would go back for the atmosphere and the food, but maybe next time I’ll try a brunch instead of dinner.

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KG
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great night out for our group. Delicious food and friendly service

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W
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

unfortunatly we left feeling very hungry and considerably poorer! staff were very nice and the place is very nicely designed. but very expensive for small amount of very nice rustic food. not sure rustic should be so small!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pasta. garlic bread, croquettas, Coppa and hake were all delicious but unfortunately the lamb was tough and lacking flavour.
It’s a lovely, local restaurant though and we will be back.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was quite good, but the noise was unmanageably loud and the table very small. Not suitable for an intimate date night

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved it. It’s such a simple, genuine, warming place. Food and service were excellent. And I have had the best Bloody Mary ever.

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C
London
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was excellent, but it was incredibly loud (difficult to hold a conversation) - the place would be almost perfect if they put in some noise absorbers!

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant! And big call out to our waitress Joey, she was excellent, so friendly and very attentive.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

No gluten free options at all, and moved off the table after 1 hour for another booking - even though we booked - felt very rushed

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great quality neighbourhood restaurant with a lovely ambience, friendly and helpful staff and delicious food. Short enough menu to not overwhelm with choices, but plenty of variety in terms of size of dish and ingredients. Interestingly different wine list compliments the food.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a great place to go for a lovely chilled ambient dinner with guaranteed tasty food. Go go go!

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CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful seasonal menu and great value, a thoroughly enjoyable lunch!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best pastries in London.
Great ambiance and coffee options.

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AM
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delightful service it made the experience 5 stars. Weekend is super busy so I recommend booking. Even though every table was full the service was superb and the food out fast. The quiche was one of the best I have had, the creamy texture and flavour OMG.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best. Pastries. Ever. I felt like everything was made with a lot of care and that reflected on the delicious taste of the food.

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, seasonal food as always. Love this place. Will continue to return. Would highly recommend!

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c
London
45 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav place in London for breakfast or brunch recently

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LL
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful mix of traditional and slightly more adventurous dishes made to share and all totally delicious. Go with a group so you can order across the many and try as many dishes as you can. Ambience was warm and inviting. Staff were fabulously helpful.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely stuff went back for pastries this morning also excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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E
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, menu changes daily, make an early booking to avoid disappointment

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service.
Bread and pasta made in house are a must.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food came out a little too quickly, but was quite nice!

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Jolene was superb! The atmosphere was beautiful as well as the service during the whole meal. Food was simply incredible - great quality and good value for what it was. They also have a good selection of natural wines. Would definitely recommend!

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NN
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic pastries and coffee, and relaxed atmosphere. Would like to come back to try their lunch and evening menus.

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