Escocesa

67 Stoke Newington Church Street , London, N16 0AR

Escocesa Stoke Newington Church Street London restaurant restaurants tapas Spanish Squaremeal Square Meal
Escocesa Stoke Newington Church Street London restaurant restaurants tapas Spanish Squaremeal Square Meal
Escocesa Stoke Newington Church Street London restaurant restaurants tapas Spanish Squaremeal Square Meal

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"VERY GOOD"

From the team behind Bar Esteban and with several ex-Barrafina chefs behind its steel dining counter, this Stokey slice of España is of top-quality calibre. Escocesa, Spanish for ‘Scottish’, claims to hijack Scotland’s finest seafood before it reaches Spain; specials on the moderately priced tapas menu might include Ullapool mussels a la plancha, or Shetland razor clams. Sit at the curved entrance bar or retreat to the compact, stripped-back dining room, which brims with a casual, local crowd. Our meal contained hardly a dud dish: sobrassada sausage baked in honey was the highlight, a lively blend of chewy meat and almost treacle-like sweetness. Rocket salad with Manchego is also given a sweet lift – via quince and Pedro Ximénez – while salt-cod croquetas are crisp and creamy. More substantial dishes, such as octopus with potato, sometimes suffer from too many ingredients: best stick to lighter bites, paired with a Rebujito cocktail (La Goya Manzanilla sherry with lemonade, lime and mint). Service can be haphazard but is incredibly charming, which sums up Escocesa rather well.

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Escocesa Location

67 Stoke Newington Church Street , London N16 0AR

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020 7812 9189

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Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-10pm (Fri -10.30pm) Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm (Sun -9.30pm)

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