SquareMeal Review of
The Stoke Newington Tea House
This 1950s-style reboot of The Daniel Defoe pub is aimed squarely at N16’s Little Waitrose classes. SNTS offers teas in abundance, some 80 loose-leaf varieties. But Stokey’s Generation Y parents are after harder stuff while their little angels play in the rear beer garden: Bloody Mary, Pimm’s, craft ales and punchy Pilsners, perhaps, or wine from £16.50. To eat, choose from full English and other brekkie plates, deep-fill sarnies, jam-jar prawn cocktail, beef Wellington, or the likes of aubergine and goats’ cheese stack (£11.50) – followed by possets and stickies. As at sister venue The Somers Town Coffee House, there’s a surprise in the basement, but instead of a cocktail bar, here you’ll find a wine and cheese bar that resembles a chic converted cow shed. Fine Fleurie, ‘zippy’ Gavi, and sub-£50 Champagne are among the temptations; let Bouverie’s Brazilian wine buff, Leo, talk you through his impressive cellar.