18:00 - 22:00 Monday to Thursday
18:00 - 23:00 Friday
12:00 - 23:00 Saturday
12:00 - 21:30 Sunday
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
For your those of you interested in such things, here’s the story of how this restaurant came about.
15 years ago in my previous life as a record producer, (www.discogs.com/artist/102018-Stephen-Lironi ) I was sitting in a rented mid-century house in the Hollywood Hills, writing and producing a record for an aspiring artist, when I came across an article in the Guardian.
The article detailed how all the best Scottish seafood would leave Scotland headed for Spain, as there was no domestic market for the more esoteric or indeed expensive catches. Now I don’t know if it was the fact that I was reading this one morning in the Californian sunshine over coffee, that perhaps fuelled a little nostalgia and a yearning for the bonnie bonnie banks. It certainly evoked memories of my parents driving me, my brother and sister from Glasgow to Palamos in Catalunya in 1974, and our subsequent yearly pilgramages.
Whatever………….. that article stayed with me.
Fast forward 15 years, I’ve had enough of the music business, and developed a high level dependency on sherry. I opened my first restaurant Bar Esteban in 2013, with Pablo Rodriguez from Barcelona and Naroa Ortega from Bilbao. Pablo served time in michelin star restaurant Jean Luc Figueras in Catalunya, before coming to London and working in Barrafina and Moro./Morito. Naroa worked front of house in some of the best restaurants in the Basque country. We are joined in Escocesa by David Herrera, from Malaga, as head chef who has done time with Arzak in San Sebastian, before coming to London and working in the Waterside Inn in Bray, and Barrafina in Soho where he met Pablo.
So in a nutshell we’ll be hi-jacking some of the best Scottish seafood on it’s way to Spain and serving it along side some of the best Spanish produce, wines and sherries.
Another totally fabulous meal and evening at Escocesa!
One of my favourite places to eat in London or anywhere really!
Great food, friendly staff and nice drinks
I love this place, it's one of my favourite restaurants. Diana is an excellent waitress, she always gives us great service with a smile.
We all really enjoyed it, thank you very much!
The pig cheeks and courgette flower were absolutely delicious! Although everything we ordered was pretty yummy!
Always great food and atmosphere. A local gem!
The food was very good! Very pleased with the freshness of the fish. Definitely worth it. We had the paella with arroz nero and it was exceptional Thank you escoscesa
Excellent food and service
We are so pleased to have such a lovely, friendly restaurant with all that talent in the kitchen within walking distance of our house. A great experience every time. Thank you to you all.
Friendly staff who had great recommendations. They also do £1 oysters before 7!
Great service and the food is excellent. We first came many years ago and I'm glad we were pleased the food quality is still of a very high standard.
Loved the atmosphere! Loved the wine and negronis too!
Great meal, great service
Reliably great dining experience! Always delicious and sophisticated without any pretensions. Have to sit at the bar for the full experience imo. Many thanks and good luck.
My favourite place to eat in all of Stoke Newington. Lovely atmosphere, great service and reliably delicious food.
Great restaurant. We had to travel from Notting Hill, so it took almost an hour & it was definitely worth it. Food was delicious & we will definitely be back!
Amazing! Perfect food, not anything at all I would change.
Great food, if a little pricey for the area. There was a two hour limit which we weren't told about and instead of warning us the waiter just put the bill down on the table without even offering us the dessert menu or coffee. Pretty poor but our previous experiences have been better.
Food was OK but not as good as the last time we ate there. Puddings were disappointing.
Nice restaurant but a bit over priced. Staff were lovely!