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La Pesa, London, Greater London

La Pesa

4.3
4.3
49 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
La Pesa is a little - candles lit - naturals/organics wine bar and small plates restaurant, located in the heart of Shoreditch.
Our concept is constantly having in rotation new interesting guest chefs from all over the world to showcase their creativity keeping a European twist on it using locally sourced ingredients from independent growers, small scale farms and ethical producer.

Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on our guest chef and menu!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wine, Small Plates, Lunch and Dinner Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm wine, Small Plates, Lunch and Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7729 0657
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Guest Chef constantly changing

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

49 Reviews
  1. Ines

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, cosy rustic atmosphere, local products with a menu renewed every month, the food is simply DELICIOUS And the staff is more than lovely, Manu made us feel at home. We had such a great evening, definitely recommend!

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  2. Alex

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local spot with tons of character and very tasty food. Helpful service and a warm atmosphere.

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  3. heyyy

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with cozy ambience, good selection of organic wine, food was good, but the portions are way too tiny. I am used to the sharing-tiny-dishes type of menu that's popular these days but I found the portions here were smaller than other similar restaurants. I would drink here and maybe nibble but not dine here.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing quality of food. Service amazing also will definitely want to return. A very special place

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  5. DGSD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there loved the vibe. Service was great very attentive and quick needed recommendations on wine and our waiter was very helpful and nice. Food was good only critic would be that the octopus could have been more seasoned, the roasted potatoes were so good! The best part was the pistachio cake loved it, the interior was lovely and well thought out. Would go again it’s a lovely hidden gem. Also the pricing was really good we enjoyed our night out.

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  6. MatthewB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, authentic homemade food, lovely setting

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  7. SarahM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cosy intimate restaurant. The menu catered to all and each had delicious and unique flavours. Highly recommend!

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  8. SophieL

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an absolutely delicious meal last night! The food, wine and staff were amazing- thoroughly enjoyed!! Would definitely come back, thank you team

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  9. VyvyanB

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sharing menu in small, comfortable setting. Great for conversation. Try the brown butter candle with sour dough. Yum!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The butter candles are truly amazing. A must go in Shoreditch

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  11. Properfoodie

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not good. Foccacia was dry. Pasta was incredibly underseasoned. Mackeral was nice but the vegetables around it were so overcooked and soggy. If you're looking for amazing small plates go towards clapton or london fields, not shoreditch.

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  12. Maria15

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 stars for the staff, but the food was not the best, the wine list as well.

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  13. Nayla

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced for teeny tiny portions, wasn’t full at all after 2 appetizers and 2 main dishes (we were 2 people) - super uncomfortable seating, waitress took ages to bring us the menu, I ended up getting it myself - food was good but not great. Aesthetic place with nice dim lighting, but that’s about it.

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  14. VijayM

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant - friendly service and nice food. The window seats were a bit uncomfortable, so keep in mind when booking a table!

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  15. SabsM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and vibes were excellent. Staff was lovely and helpful, would absolutely recommend!

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  16. GemmaR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my husband had a beautiful meal here last night. The staff were attentive and friendly and really seemed to enjoy their job. The atmosphere, not to mention the incredible food was absolutely perfect, we felt like we were taken to the Mediterranean for the evening. Can’t wait to come again.

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  17. Lovefood

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu is small but there were some great items on there, including the almond and pistachio dessert. It would be great if the ‘by glass’ wine list had more options. Sat at the counter which had plenty of space but no where to leave bags, the chairs are also not suitable for hanging coats off the back. Service was lacking and the only toilet didn’t lock but the food and overall ambience made up for it.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely evening, in a lovely atmosphere. The menu was so well prepared - tried all the big plates and they were all very well seasoned and offered a wide range of tastes. A special mention for the miso and chocolate dessert that was one of the most special dessert we have had for a while.

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  19. Julie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Guest chef changes every month or so and have been here for 3 of them! Love the concept and love the food. Can’t recommend it enough!

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  20. PedroC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food very well cooked, great menu choice, lovely negronis, top service from the team!

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  21. Eli98

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such good service, was such an ambient experience and food was very nice.

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  22. Samantha

    Bristol

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really unique and enjoyable atmosphere. But food portions were so small especially for the price. I would like to go again. But I’d defo like to do more research on the chef before I visit as it changes frequently

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  23. Keekz

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been looking at La Pesa for a while before coming to London and loved the idea of guest chefs and them getting to showcase their creativity! Kate's menu was amazing. We devoured every mouthful. We really loved the scallop carpaccio, risotto and lamb. Staff were friendly and attentive. La Pesa has such a cosy vibe. We will definitely be back and urge others to go as well!

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  24. EvelinT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d been looking forward to visiting for a while and was not disappointed! The food was incredible and the atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and inviting. Cannot wait to return!

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  25. Natalie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely atmosphere, with interesting food and wine options, in a small, very local-feeling restaurant

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the end of the counter which was great as you are a little more private. We went for lunch which was all delicious and very accommodating for all food dietary requests. We shared lots of small dishes, the wine was all fantastic and very uncommon. Finished with a take on a negroni after pudding. Decent options for those not drinking alcohol too. They change the chef every month and so does the menu, I will be back for sure.

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  27. TrishaM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative menu, tasty dishes and cocktails. We were wow-ed by the candle butter! Definitely coming back to taste the next chef’s menu.

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  28. ValentinaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were extremely on point, good vibe and very nice atmosphere. We will come back soon.

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  29. Elise

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most wonderful experience, from the food to the service everything was 5 stars. Such a great concept, a lovely, intimate spot perfect for catch ups with friends / date night. And fantastic wine! Thank you La Pesa :)

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute booking as me and my friend were in the area, the place looks really cool and it is super cosy with all the candles and music, the staff was super friendly which makes for a good vibe, loads natural wines to choose from and got a really great Slovakian orange. The current food menu is Spanish inspired so loads of great tapas but the charcoal tagliolini along with the Squid were our favourites. I’m really looking forward coming back to try the next resident chef and more orange wines!

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  31. AbigailC

    Milan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had honestly the best time at La Pesa! I found it on instagram, the table by the window with all the candles is so pretty. We tried basically the entire menu and it was super good, especially the two pastas were absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding, will come back to try the menu of the next guest chef 100%

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  32. Lucy

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was poor, wine was good. They'd benefit from having a proper kitchen.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    100 pounds for 30 pounds worth of diner is steep even in Shoreditch

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  34. Nick

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coisy place and authentic food. Just simple but fabulous.

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  35. ShayF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unforgettable meal and beautiful setting. Service was too notch

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  36. GeorgeW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and lovely atmosphere in La Pesa! Will be back soon to see what the next chef has to offer, big shoes to fill!!

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  37. KateF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating alone can always be a challenge in London but La Pesa makes this a joyful experience. The food was excellent but the attention to detail with friendly and professional service was outstanding.

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  38. RichardP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been meaning to try La Pesa for sometime as it's close to home and as always looked inviting when passing by. It did not disappoint and really pleased to have it if my neighbourhood. Lovely, helpful, passionate staff, warm cosy atmosphere, great wine, and lovely food with a couple of outstanding plates, top of which was the beef carpaccio for me...

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very small but lovely and intimate. Great food but very small for the cost.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden treasure

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73 Rivington St, London, Greater London EC2A 3AY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Shoreditch
  • Hours of Operation
    Wine, Small Plates, Lunch and Dinner Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm wine, Small Plates, Lunch and Dinner Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Guest Chef constantly changing
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine
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