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Juniper Dining

Juniper Dining Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.juniperdining.co.uk
  • Email: eat@juniperdining.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 288 8716
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 09:00AM - 12:00PM,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 04:00PM,
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 04:00PM,
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 05:00PM - 10:30PM; Sunday: 05:00PM - 09:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, European
  • Executive Chef: Rob Wilkinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Juniper Dining
Juniper offers classic cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment. The accessible menu is changed seasonally and supplemented by daily specials. Where possible the ingredients are sourced locally and dishes are made on the premises. As such we cater for most food allergies and intolerances - Just let us know!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and great food. Feels like a family run restaurant. The food is freshly prepared and responsibly sourced. Decent options on the menu. Great local restaurant."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "The food - starters and main course were excellent - especially the sea foods - fresh sea bass and the fish stew. The wines - Gavi and Sancere - were adequate and probably pricey for that quality. There was only one waitress to serve on saturday evening - that was inadequate and slow."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "This restaurant offers excellent food from a compact menu. The wine list is inspired and compliments the food. You can spend the same money at other eateries in the area but not get the quality of food found here. I recommend this place highly."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "I am local and had not eaten here for a while.....was as great as always and no idea why I have left it so long. Great food at even better prices."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food very much. Good ambience. Service pleasant and enthusiastic. A couple of things from menu and wine list were unavailable when ordering . Overall, a nice restaurant to have in the neighbourhood and glad to have tried it."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. Wines were also reasonably priced"
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "We have had Sunday lunch at Juniper Dining quite a few times and it is always excellent."
    dined on 02/02/2014
  • "We came here on a Saturday night, and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had two fish starters, the smoked salmon hash brown and the squid. Both were full of flavour and had been expertly cooked. For the main I opted for the fish stew which was excellent, good fresh fish, and lots of it. Although one thing to note was that I actually phoned the restaurant first to see if they had any availability, only to be told that there wasn't. It was then when I looked at Top Table for restaurants in the area, that I noticed there was availability here so we booked online instead. There were a number of empty tables in the restaurant throughout our sitting (albeit it was late at night)."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a great find. The ingredients used are always fresh with the fish changing daily depending on what is good."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "Lovely food though quite rich. Warm welcome, good service, and a pleasant if a little bland interior. Will go again."
    dined on 17/12/2013
  • "Eaten here twice and both times the food has been delicious. Most recent time was before an Arsenal match and main course took 30 mins+ to arrive but the restaurant kindly gave me a free double whiskey so that made amends. Along with Garufa, a step ahead of the other restaurants on blackstock road"
    dined on 08/12/2013
  • "As ever, Juniper provided an excellent dinner, including a delicious crab salad and two plates of simply but perfectly cooked fish (bass and skate) off the specials menu. A consistently reliable neighbourhood stalwart!"
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Went this Wednesday (Nov 27). The four of us had many dishes (I tasted each one!) and each was superb. A real understanding of the basics and balances of food selection and perfect preparation and cooking. Starters were Salmon Hash Browns (perfect poached egg), Mushroom Soup and Coconut Chicken (fabulous beanshoot salad). All perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Mains were Rib Eye Steak and Chips, Duck Breast and Boeuf Borguignon. Steaks were succulent, flavoursome and just as requested. The duck was tender and gorgeous and my beef was rich and meaty. One Sticky Toffee pudding between us was heavenly. We also had an excellent Cremant Cuvee and a carafe of Roncier Rouge - both good value. This is a restaurant and chef on first-class form."
    dined on 27/11/2013
  • "http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/52/1500203/restaurant/London/Finsbury-Park/Juniper-Dining-Islington"
    dined on 27/11/2013
  • "If what you are after is a friendly and dependable local restaurant with excellent food, lovely wine and very welcoming staff, then look no further. It may not attract the hype that some of its Highbury & Islington neighbours do, but it delivers on everything with understated excellence and pride. For a weekday evening meal with a partner or a date, or a weekend meal with parents or family, JD has few equals in the area. Arguably it lacks a touch of sparkle and energy, but in a way, that is its charm."
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "Just one main gripe that put us off. Of two desserts in the group, one came accompanied with cream, the other with ice cream. We asked for the cream and ice cream to be swapped in the two desserts (due to coincidental preference). We were told the person with the dessert with cream would have to pay for ice cream and the person with ice cream would need to pay for cream - they refused to just swap these accompaniments. So we had to do it ourselves after it was served. Very simply, ridiculous. The waitresses were very pleasant in terms of demeanour but could have been a little more attentive with replenishing water jugs. The food was very good."
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "We had a very pleasant mid-week dinner for 5. The food was very good, service very good and we found it quiet enough to have conversation with our food (many restaurants are too noisy). The decor is simple and relaxing: unfussy and pleasant. The seared scallops were particularly fine. Beef bourguignon was as it should be. Vegetarian main course was said to be very tasty and imaginative. Sweets were fine and the cheese board an interesting selection of cheeses (4) with fruit and celery. We shall certainly visit again."
    dined on 20/11/2013
  • "very friendly staff, very good food...that's simple"
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "Love this place. It has a family feel to it and the food is surpassingly good. The chef is down to earth and friendly and regularly chats to diners - but not in an intrusive way. The servers are really helpful, charming, energetic and knowledgeable about the food (and, more importantly, the wine!) Not sure whats not to like about this place. Thats why I keep going back!"
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "Took my partner her for his birthday based on the reviews I read on toptable. It did not fail! Must try."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Lovely ambiance, good music, friendly. Tasty, beautifully presented food. Divine scallop starter. 3 of us all loved the food"
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "Love this restaurant, always great food and a relaxed atmosphere."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "We had a three course dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and every mouthful was absolutely delicious. We had a great time and are still taking about the quality of the food. I have some food allergies but they catered for them no problem. It's just a pity we live hundreds of miles away because we'd go back in a minute."
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "This was probably our 6th or 7th visit to Juniper. The food and service are consistently reliable. The menu doesn't vary much but they know what they do and they do it really well. An excellent local restaurant that is a genuine community asset! Keep an eye out at the nearby Highbury Vintners for the "meet the winemaker" nights that they host here - the chef Rob lays on a great meal to complement the superb wines on offer, all at remarkably good prices. Not only do they work in partnership with the outstanding local wine shop, but also with the great fishmonger in Highbury Barn - a proper local restaurant. I do wonder if they might benefit from making the decor a bit warmer or more welcoming though."
    dined on 13/10/2013
  • "I have eaten here 3 or 4 times in the last few months. Juniper always delivers very good food in an intimate and enjoyable space, at a great price. I am always surprised how easy it is to get a table there given the incredible value they offer - I guess that's the slightly off-the-beaten-foodie track location? I would like to see more variety but what they do they do very well. Seafood is always accurately cooked and well matched with British veg - but slightly safe in terms of flavours and combinations. Maybe that's the 'British' tag at work?"
    dined on 17/10/2013
  • "Went to Juniper for a quiet mid-week evening meal and was very impressed. Dedicated, friendly service, delicious food with a good variety on offer - plenty of veggie and fish options - and all served with obvious attention to detail. Came away full and very happy, and for c.£30 a head for 3 courses and including a very nice bottle of red, it's pretty good value too. Overall, we couldn't find any fault with it and we'll definitely be back. Highly recommended - this is exactly what a local restaurant should be like."
    dined on 15/10/2013
  • "The service is immaculate and so is the creatively presented food which is cooked to perfection. So grateful to have found this little gem. Will most definitely return very soon for more sensational and nutritious (plenty of glutenfree options on the menu and fish fresh from daily morning markets!!) food. Namaste!!"
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "What a gem. Super Food, friendly chilled ambience and elegant unfussy surrounds. Food is very tasty and just the right size, service prompt and friendly and ambience very nice. If this were next to the tube you probably wouldn't be able to get a table. We had a great time and have rebooked which is rare. Worth the walk/taxi ride. Andrew"
    dined on 19/09/2013
  • "A restaurant that is run by foodies and staff who care. Good food, and varied menu, good service, good wine and a fair price, overall a really pleasurable experience. A bit off the beaten track but as they say in the Michelin guide books "worth a detour""
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "Tried this place before a match day this month, managed a 2 course meal which was very well presented and very tasty. good value but rather tricky to catch waiters eye. Good if you want a relaxed meal before a game day."
    dined on 22/09/2013
  • "Juniper is our new favourite restaurant! It's a lovely place for a romantic Friday night dinner, or just dinner with friends. I haven't been there during the day but I'm sure the food and restaurant would be equally lovely at those times too. Very good service and absolutely delicious food. We will definitely be back! Thank you Juniper!"
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "Amazing Risotto, great ambience and good service. We will be back."
    dined on 29/08/2013
  • "As we were coming from Norwich to watch Arsenal playing at home on Sunday later afternoon, we decided to book for a pre-match lunch. The booking on line was simple as we looked for a good restaurant close to the Emirate Stadium and chosen Juniper. We called the restaurant a day before the match to check about close-by potential parking locations and we were so impressed with the help, directions, assistance and help given by the owner/head-chef. On arrival not only we found the suggested parking very convenience but the restaurant staff welcoming was so professional despite that they were so busy."
    dined on 01/09/2013
  • "At great fish selection. Every dish cooked to perfection"
    dined on 12/07/2013
  • "From the offering of iced water with lemon on arrival to the quietly efficient way in which the waiter dealt with knocking over a virtually-empty wine glass at the end of the meal ( and not then charging for my tea) this was a model of good service which matched the high standard of the food. Fish is the restaurant's speciality and both the crab spring rolls and the whitebait we had as starters were excellent. We chose the pork belly with samphire as our main course and it was first-rate. The only let-down was the red Gavi offered as a house wine: it is far too fruity ( and tasting of raspberries) to be a suitable complement to fish or meat. I saved mine to go with the super chocolate pudding. A first visit to Juniper but not our last."
    dined on 11/07/2013
  • "We had a great meal at Juniper. It was great for the older members of the family and for our 2 year old who was catered for excellently. We were there early early evening and the staff looked after us brilliantly, taking time to offer us a special meal for our little boy and making sure we were all happy. We've been a few times and love the menu and the food. The belly pork was superb and we all loved the rhubarb creme brulee."
    dined on 05/07/2013
  • "It was the afternoon of the Wimbledon final which may have explained why it was so quiet but more people should go here as it has some of the best food I have had in London over the last 20 years and you can't fault the service. The fixed price Sunday lunch was very good with a wide but not overwhelming selection for each course."
    dined on 07/07/2013
  • "Excellent food with good service. Adventurous cuisine perfectly presented"
    dined on 06/07/2013
  • "For a local restaurant, the food exceptional, with fine technique & expert delivery, with a good variety of choice. I could critize but it would be only over minor detailing. Service was attentive but there is room for improvement. The wine list encompassing. The value was just outstanding..."
    dined on 25/06/2013
  • "Booked in for an early evening dinner and having only just recently moved in to the area, it's great to know that we have a really nice restaurant on our doorstep. The quality and freshness of the food stood out, as did the friendliness of the staff. Will be back."
    dined on 31/05/2013