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Settle down among the recycled furnishings of Primeur’s light and airy dining room, which was once a car garage.

This convivial, no frills space is a great place to mingle with Canonbury locals, as its large tables are meant for sharing with strangers. However, there is counter dining for those seeking a quieter experience.

The sharing also stretches to the food, with small plates ideal for picking at between two or more. Choose from the daily-changing menu on the blackboard, with creative modern European dishes using ingredients sourced from ethical producers.

Pair your meal with a selection of this north London restaurant’s choice of natural “low intervention” wines.

Prices and Opening Times

Typical meal price From £26.00 per diner

£26 to £40

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Opening Times

Monday: closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 5pm to 10.30pm

Friday and Saturday: 12pm to 10.30pm

Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Venue Details & Map


116 Petherton Road
N5 2RT
+44 (0)20 7226 5271

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Primeur

5.0 out of 5
10 September 2017
by Rachel R.

This is a really fantastic spot in a quiet area - you'd never stumble across it, so I am grateful some friends took us here. You need to book via Twitter, though they often has space for walk-ins.

The wine list is fabulous and staff so knowledgable - just ask for a recommendation and you won't be disappointed. The menu changes up to the minute according to what ingredients were fresh that... more

4.0 out of 5
30 October 2016
by Merijn H.

Hidden gem is probably the right word to describe Primeur. It is literally hidden somewhere in an old garage in a very residential street. And it is a gem because of the wonderful food they serve.

The food and the whole setting has some kind of French-Italian-European feeling, with a daily changing menu of shared plates and socially being seated at a long table squeezed between neighbouring... more

5.0 out of 5
27 November 2014
by Jeni F.

A converted garage with a Scandinavian feel and luxury furnishings throughout.

While the menu changes every day, the food is consistently awesome - you can tell because the tables get booked up and it's ALWAYS busy!

The beef fillet was cut so well that we were temped to ask who their butcher is. We also had the John Dory fish and the sauce that it came with was melt in the mouth.

They... more

5.0 out of 5
29 May 2015
by Aka B.

This little ex-garage feels now good and is filled with friendly staff.

The daily menue offers the one that seeks a good dinner a selection of small dishes that all are well invented experiments of the chefs. I had an amazing squid salat and a great risotto. It's middle priced- between 7-19£ and they have an exiting pairing selection of wine.

Always a nice neighbourhood crowd mixed with... more

2.0 out of 5
08 December 2014
by Peter D.

Bit of an Emperor's New Clothes this one. The food is good (though not as exceptional as the promotional strategy would suggest), as is the wine, but the experience is let down by the tiny portions, impressive prices and absence of any accompaniments other than the ubiquitous Islingtonian sour dough bread.

I'm very happy to pay for gastronomy, but I left Primeur hungry and disappointed,... more

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