Mark Jarvis’ Top 5 Neighbourhood Restaurants

Mark Jarvis of Anglo and Neo Bistro (and the forthcoming Stem) shares his top five neighbourhood restaurants.

Perilla. Mark says, ‘You’ve got to love these guys: they’re only 25 and 26 years old and have worked with some of the best in the industry already – Phil Howard is an investor. The food is creative and original, I love the big bright space (an old laundromat), and their seaweed bread is a must!’

Perilla, 1–3 Green Lanes, Mildmay Ward, N16 9BS


Six Portland Road. Mark says, ‘Your dream local, as if Notting Hill needed more reasons to be great. Only 36 seats, friendly knowledgeable staff and a simple classic menu – I dare you not to find something you love.’

Six Portland Road, 6 Portland Road, W11 4LA


Minnow. Mark says, ‘In an area steadily filling with chains, it’s so nice to see a proper neighbourhood restaurant fight back! If you get there early enough you can sit outside and watch the world go by and the cocktail names are all based on local landmarks, so prepare for a bit of history!’

Minnow, 21 The Pavement, SW4 0HY


Ragu at Trullo

Trullo. Mark says, ‘Unfussy, seasonal and simple, everything you want in a little neighbourhood joint. It’s basically a little slice of Italy in London. Their pasta is amazing (they run Padella in Borough too) – just a big bowl and a Negroni please.’

Trullo, 300–302 St. Paul’s Road, Highbury East, N1 2LH


Pique Nique

Pique-Nique. Mark says, ‘Hidden behind some tennis courts in Bermondsey, it’s a real secret gem, and the chips – oh my god those chips! It’s about as French as you get, and well worth a visit!’

Pique-Nique, Tanner Street Park, SE1 3LD

1 thought on “Mark Jarvis’ Top 5 Neighbourhood Restaurants”

  • Terry Comer says:

    You are so right about Trullo, everything is good about it; for me the perfect place for
    lunch and the Negronis alone are worth a visit!

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