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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Delicious but portions very much on the small side.
Wonderful brunch in gorgeous surroundings. The bread was delicious, and the pastries too. Staff were very kind and attentive.
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
Great interior, amazing staff, good food but portions are too small!
Great spot with amazing pastries , can u please add some more non egg veggie dishes
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.
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.
All the pasta were amazing
We ate everything
The desserts were amazing
We can’t think of any other words to describe how outstanding
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.
Nice chilled spot for brunch or lunch. Fantastic pastries and bread.
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.
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.
Really great night out for our group. Delicious food and friendly service
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Absolutely brilliant! And big call out to our waitress Joey, she was excellent, so friendly and very attentive.
No gluten free options at all, and moved off the table after 1 hour for another booking - even though we booked - felt very rushed
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.
Such a great place to go for a lovely chilled ambient dinner with guaranteed tasty food. Go go go!
Wonderful seasonal menu and great value, a thoroughly enjoyable lunch!
Arguably the best pastries in London.
Great ambiance and coffee options.
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.
Best. Pastries. Ever. I felt like everything was made with a lot of care and that reflected on the delicious taste of the food.
Amazing, seasonal food as always. Love this place. Will continue to return. Would highly recommend!
My fav place in London for breakfast or brunch recently
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.
Really lovely stuff went back for pastries this morning also excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Great food, menu changes daily, make an early booking to avoid disappointment
Excellent food, great service.
Bread and pasta made in house are a must.
The food came out a little too quickly, but was quite nice!
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!
Fantastic pastries and coffee, and relaxed atmosphere. Would like to come back to try their lunch and evening menus.