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“Something for everyone's taste” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Juniper Dining - CLOSED

Juniper Dining
Price range: $47 - $47
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Juniper Dining is a family run restaurant in the heart of Highbury, North London serving modern British & European cusine. Opened in October 2009 and currently top rated on toptable. Ideal for any occasion from family get togethers to romantic evenings. Private hire also welcome.
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Something for everyone's taste”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

A small restaurant offering a wide menu, including daily specials, especially of available fish. Prices were reasonable. One of the waitresses was more friendly than the other. Service was a little slow, although we were not in a desperate hurry.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank trevor k
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45 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
London
Level Contributor
55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Superb food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is the first time (I think) that I've ever given five stars on tripadvisor. What a perfect meal we had at Juniper yesterday. It started with a coconut chicken starter (succulent chicken breast in a coconut crumb/batter on a thai salad) and then I had the scallops - six or so of them very tasty with a perfect risotto accompanyment. My other half had a rhubarb creme brulee which he said was amazing and didn't even want the chocolate brownie petit fours in case it spoiled the taste it left in his mouth.

The restaurant deserved to be much fuller on a tuesday night - particularly with the very good value the set meal available offers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Lizzie__C
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Good Service, Outstanding Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Juniper Dining is a small, understated restaurant in a slightly less fashionable part of Islington (near to Highbury Barn). It serves modern, inventive, high-quality food - with an emphasis on British sea-food. They have a good wine list with plenty of bottles at the £20 level. The music is contemporary and subtle, the service polite and attentive.

What makes this place stand out is the value. I recently ate here for £63 for two 3-course meals including wine. I would have guessed that I would pay £100 - £120 anywhere else for an equivalent experience. I have only eaten here once but I will return again and again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank JakeH1
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Crathorne
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Food; will return again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Having visited on a Tuesday evening mid-week in March with my boyfriend, I can highly recommend Juniper. The chef recommended the scallops and seabass specials and indeed they were mouth-wateringly good; very fresh and cooked to perfection. The menu is pitch perfect and my beau enjoyed his usual pork belly. The staff were welcoming and the tables presented beautifully. A mushroom and chive amuse bouche with truffle oil set the generous tone. We were offered a fine Beaujolais and head chef Rob appears to be a fine operator. We will definitely return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BisousCherryLips
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were taken to this restaurant near Highbury Fields by friends who are regulars. It was a cold, dismal night just before Valentine's eve and so there were not many diners but that really didn't matter. It is a cosy, comfortable restaurant that feels rather like being in a friend's dining room and the food is wonderful. I had the set menu, smoked salmon and egg on hash browns and with a hollandaise sauce, which I liked, and followed with sea bass that was really good. It being pancake day, the chef offered to substitute those for the specified dessert and then offered seconds when we had finished the first lot. Lovely. On the evidence of the wine we chose, a Roncier, the wine list is good too. Our meal was all reasonably priced for its quality and I'd recommend making a detour to try it..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BAF_52
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