Westerns Laundry

British, Fish·
Silver Award
London, N5 1PB ·Website ·Call020 7700 3700

SquareMeal Review of Westerns Laundry

Silver Award

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Despite a “rather lonely” location in suburban Drayton Park, this sibling of Stoke Newington big hitter, Primeur, is already proving its worth as a local destination that’s “something a bit different from the rest”. Occupying the ground floor of a 1950s industrial building, Westerns Laundry’s fashionably stark interior is brightened up with jugs of flowers, blue velvet banquettes and vivid paintings, while floor-to-ceiling glazed doors open onto a wide terrace. The daily blackboard menu focuses on small plates of seasonal food (chiefly fish) and the results are “absolutely delightful”: oysters are perked up with finely chopped shallot and lemon; home-salted sardine fillets are elegantly dressed with white balsamic vinegar; wild sea bass is accompanied by ribbons of sweet onions, artichoke hearts and succulent olives. Also, don’t miss Westerns Laundry’s version of fideuà, a traditional Andalusian one-pot dish of short pasta baked with seafood. If fish isn’t your bag, there are other beautifully composed dishes including creamy gnudi served with colourful courgettes and chopped hazelnuts. Wines are on point, with the emphasis on low intervention and small-scale producers. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish
Cool, Fun, Lively
Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PB

020 7700 3700


Opening Times

Tues-Thurs 5-10.30pm Fri-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Sun -5pm)

Reviews of Westerns Laundry

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

2 Reviews 

Marian D

08 April 2019  
Buzzy atmosphere, friendly service and original food. An excellent local.


Excellent, a little bit different!
31 August 2017  
I'm lucky that I get to eat out in London fairly regularly, but if there is a “downside”, it is that no matter how good the restaurant after a while it all gets a bit samey. Well, Westerns Laundry offers something "a bit different from the rest". We had booked a table in advance and just as well we had as it was pretty full by the time we arrived at 7.30pm on a beautiful sunny Friday evening. The front of the restaurant opens up completely and there are big communal tables in the middle with smaller individual ones around the edges, it’s pretty cramped, with industrial style décor, but was a really cool space. Within seconds of our arrival we were greeted and seated and offered tasters of the white wine to help us choose – we went for a very nice Austrian Gruner Veltliner (2 bottles in fact). The plates are small, for sharing, and are mostly seafood, and they came out thick and fast. Our meal was absolutely delightful, from the plate of Iberica ham, to the superb home-made bread with the salted sardines in olive oil and ray wing with capers and brown butter, artichoke salad and silky smooth angel hair pasta with squid ink sauce and cod cheeks, all finished off with a selection of cheeses. I would definitely go back, but I it is in a rather lonely location in North London (but only a 15 minute taxi ride away from where I live) and at £140 inc service for 3 of us, excellent value considering the quality of food and cooking.
Food & Drink
Book a table

Find a table
Book a table

Other restaurants we like near Westerns Laundry

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

Book Westerns Laundry for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement