Greenberry Café

Restaurants , Contemporary European Primrose Hill
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Rob Greig
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When Greenberry Café opened in late 2012, we praised the adventurous cooking and welcoming atmosphere. Returning  most recently in 2015, the kitchen radiance has dimmed and the global reach been curtailed. Greenberry’s simple breakfast menu is served until 3pm; at noon it segues into a traiteur list (salads or simple plates such as Stoke Newington smoked salmon with soda bread).

A more substantial menu is also served at lunch and dinner; lamb rump with risotto from the specials board was a decent enough dish. But on this visit we found the service perunctory at best, frosty at worst. It took a concerted effort to get our waitress to crack a smile, and simple questions about the menu were answered with an 'I don't know'. 

During the day, Greenberry may be a little too family-friendly for some; in the evening, everyone from dog-walkers (and their pooches) to groups of friends pile in to the unfussily decorated room. It’s a great haunt for locals, but unless the service manages to thaw out a little, it's not worth a detour.

 

Venue name: Greenberry Café
Contact:
Address: 101 Regents Park Road
London
NW1 8UR
Opening hours: Open 9am-11pm Mon-Sat; 9am-4pm Sun. Breakfast served 9am-3pm daily. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Sat; noon-4pm Sun. Dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Sat.
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm
Price: Main courses £9.50-£19.75. Set meal (noon-3pm, 6-11pm Mon-Fri) £11 2 courses, £13.50 3 courses.
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Louise H
Tastemaker

I went here with my parents for dinner. We wandered in on a Friday night at 6pm and were able to be seated right away. The restaurant itself is light, very green with lots of wood, and has a relaxed vibe. My mum ordered the classic 'Greenberry salad', which was spirals of courgette and red quinoa, all very healthy and would work well for anyone on a health kick. I am always a brunch fan, so ordered sourdough with crab and poached egg, It was utterly delicious, the dill in the crab balancing out the flavours well. Always the sugar fiend, my dad went for a sweet option of bananas and maple syrup on waffles. From one course only we managed to try something from every section of the menu, and heartily enjoyed it all. The service was good too, and the prices were reasonable for Primrose Hill. This place is a gem and I highly recommend it. 

Steph M
Tastemaker

We chose to have Sunday brunch at this place, called on Wednesday the same week and only available slot for 2 people was at 10am so this place is extremely popular! Customer service is very attentive and helpful, my friend had the 'Waffle, maple glazed bacon, poached eggs & avocado' and I have to admit that caused some slight hint of food envy from my part.  I ordered the 'Portobello mushrooms, poached egg, hollandaise & truffle oil', which was very tasty.  The plan was to go for the fluffy ricotta pancake to share at the end but we overestimated our appetites! Set on scenic Regents Park road it is perfectly located close to Primrose Hill for a post lunch stroll.

Annabel-Zoe
Tastemaker

Planning a Saturday out in Primrose Hill, I researched the best brunch spots to start the day and stumbled across Greenberry Café as an option. After a scan of their menu, it was a clear WINNER, being the only restaurant I have currently found with shakshuka on the menu! What’s shakshuka you ask? It’s a Middle Eastern dish of eggs poached in a spiced sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions, typically cooked altogether in a single skillet. All you need is wedge of bread to scoop the tomatoey eggy goodness into your mouth…mmm mm!

When I arrived, I was immediately smug about having booked ahead as there was a mini crowd of brunchers desperate for tables. The restaurant was truly beautiful- clean with heaps of natural light, exposed brick walls, plants, green hanging lamps and an impressively high and packed bar. Service was excellent and I was in shakshuka heaven! My only mildly negative remark would be that there wasn’t enough toast (one slice) served with my dish, however, they happily brought me extra slices when I asked without charging extra. I had a fantastic brunch all round and will return for another or to sample their dinner menu!


Lynnette Kyme

In the most welcoming corner of the house, the round table in its own alcove, we ate grilled aubergine, pomegranate and tomato salad, not the most ground breaking combination, but somehow melded together with the tastiest dressing that made everything meltingly gorgeous. A roasted butternut squash risotto was uplifted by the softest of goats cheese and the unexpected crunch of pine nuts. And did we really have room for the most unctuous bread and butter pudding I have ever been served? No, but the oozing custard and fresh berries made it a magical eating experience and not one that I regretted as a waddled home. All served with smiles, a delicious bottle of ‘Le Petit Point Rouge’ and a friendly sized bill...had it been a private supper club, I think we would have happily emptied wallets on the table - but no need, the set menus come in at a tantaslising £13.50 for a three course fixed menu.

Lynnette Kyme

The vibe remains brilliant, by day or by night. I recently had a birthday supper and was spoiled by choice of food and by the staff - both were wonderful. Brunch never fails to please, and the set menu is quite possibly the best taste and value for money currently in North London. Well worth a visit.