Pretty pretty Perilla- this lovely corner restaurant provided an experience as warm and comforting as the glow it spills onto the streets of Newington Green.
Tall, rustic timber framed windows wrap around an interior of chalky-plaster wall finishes, exposed timber ceiling beams and an original orange flecked terrazzo floor. Designers Red Deer Architect’s (now becoming a firm favourite of ours) have done a sterling job of stripping back this former nursery to reveal an interior full of soul. Age and character exudes from the reclaimed furniture, patinated marble table tops and friendly green planting dotted around the site.
With a tasting menu made up of crispy seaweed with lamb fat butter, cuttlefish bolognaise, aged pork chop and set buttermilk with strawberries we couldn’t resist but go for the full spread! Having paired these delights with a delicious gin infused cocktail and a light but fruitful Rose wine we left with our bellies and our hearts content.
From the smiling service, inviting interiors to the beautiful botanical illustrations on the menu Perilla makes you feel that what you are expecting is special in season and on trend!
The brain child of chef Ben Marks and front-of-house manager Matt Emmerson this is definitely a place to go, a guarantee for tasty dishes, relaxed dining and general all round happy vibes.