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Escocesa

67 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, United Kingdom, N16 0AR
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Opening Information

18:00 - 22:00 Monday to Thursday
18:00 - 23:00 Friday
12:00 - 23:00 Saturday
12:00 - 21:30 Sunday

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Escocesa

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.
Salud.

Cuisine: Spanish, Seafood
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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Another totally fabulous meal and evening at Escocesa!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

One of my favourite places to eat in London or anywhere really!

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Great food, friendly staff and nice drinks

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

We all really enjoyed it, thank you very much!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

The pig cheeks and courgette flower were absolutely delicious! Although everything we ordered was pretty yummy!

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

Always great food and atmosphere. A local gem!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Friday, 25 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Friendly staff who had great recommendations. They also do £1 oysters before 7!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Loved the atmosphere! Loved the wine and negronis too!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great meal, great service

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

100% recomendable

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

My favourite place to eat in all of Stoke Newington. Lovely atmosphere, great service and reliably delicious food.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Amazing! Perfect food, not anything at all I would change.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

fab meal

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Food was OK but not as good as the last time we ate there. Puddings were disappointing.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Simply wonderful!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Nice restaurant but a bit over priced. Staff were lovely!

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