Housed in an old 1920s garage (the faded Barnes Motors sign is still visible on the outside), Primeur is one of the best restaurants in Stoke Newington. Heavily influenced by the French bistronomy movement which promoted good simple food served in unpretentions surroundings, the space is pretty bare, with white walls and big wooden sharing tables – and when the weather’s nice, the old garage doors open right up. The menu is chalked up on a blackboard each day, you might find dishes such as rabbit, white beans, carrots and mustard, or hake with butter sauce. Whatever you choose, Primeur is nearly always on point. The wines are all natural and low intervention, with lots available by the glass, making it a great place to try some more unusual varieties and styles. The team also have Westerns Laundry and Jolene but Primeur is where it all began.