We’re occasionally kept up by burning questions like: What is the hottest restaurant in London? Does it matter? And what does a restaurant in a converted parking garage look like?
The first two are up for debate, but you’ll find the answer to the last question when you visit Westerns Laundry in Highbury. The restaurant is from the same people who created brilliant neighbourhood wine bar Primeur in Green Lanes, and it’s every bit as good as its sibling. There’s a daily list of natural wines scribbled on a blackboard and a menu of Mediterranean dishes that go well with the wine. Seafood is a specialty and the langoustines and seabass crudo are a gimme when they’re on.
It’s great for friends and for dates (it’s lit by candlelight). Pay it a visit when you want to want something cool, but want to keep it a little low key.