Hot new London restaurants: October

Jolene

Sharing a name with Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit inspired by a red-headed bank clerk who flirted with her husband shortly after they got married, Jolene in Newington Green is from the dream team behind Western’s Laundry and Primeur, so it’s likely to be a corker.

By days it’s a rare grain bakery, by night it turns into a restaurant and natural wine bar. Using grain from farms in Sussex and Norfolk, expect piping hot fresh breads, pastries running the gamut from madeleines and palmiers to cinnamon buns, and oodles of pasta.

At night you’ll find the likes of grilled cod on the bone, and giant T-bone steaks on the menu, served alongside minimum intervention wines, craft beers and ciders and seasonal cocktails.

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