Escocesa

67 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, 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 Monday, 17 May 2021

Fantastic service at the counter. Always makes me happy to be there.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Great food and fantastic service again

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Recommend :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Expensive but great food and service. Worth it'!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

We sent a note to say we are allergic to peppers and paprika - so wonderful to arrive with our own marked menu to show what we could eat. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

I am a fun of Estaban and Escosesa since couple of years. Great food. Brought spanish friend for tapas. He loves it. Had my favourite, fully bodied Alhambra beers... and we had Orujo digestivos with desserts. Will be back!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

On top of their game-as always. Escocesa G&T, fresh oysters, ceviche, tuna tartar.... to die for

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Lovely staff and food. Would be great if there were a few kids options on the menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Service was friendly and polite even with Covid-19 precautions. The food was excellent and well presented.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

Excellent service, excellent drinks, excellent food. Highly recommend. The seafood in particular was divine

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

The price seems a little bit higher than it should be for tapas portions.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Loved it..... loved the food, the cava, the staff, the decor, the food

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Just the most amazing food and wine. Lovely staff and atmosphere too. Just adore this place

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

😙👌🏽

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Delicious food and great service, highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Best restaurant in London! The last place we went before lockdown and the first place we went when lockdown was lifted on both occasions...absolutely phenomenal food and drinks. Highlights definitely the oysters, tuna tartare, courgette flower, aubergine, croquettes and of course the pisco sours! Staff lovely and so attentive too. Thank you for a very special experience every time!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Great food and very inventive cooking . Pork dish was really great .

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

We had the loveliest time! Escocesa is one of our favourite restaurants and it’s the first time we’ve been for months because of Covid. The restaurant was really Covid safe, well distanced with plastic partitions between most tables. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing and delicious as always. I highly recommend the courgette flowers. I could eat hundreds of them. Thank you for a beautiful dinner at a time when everything feels pretty sad and bleak.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

Fantastic twist on spanish tapas, delicious cocktails and helpful, friendly staff. A wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. We will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Great as always!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Really superb evening. Exemplary service and great atmosphere, excellent food and interesting wines. Escocesa seems to pull all this together effortlessly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Amazing all the way. We cannot wait to come back once lockdown is over.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

My favourite restaurant in Hackney the simple things are done so well

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

One of my favourite places ! ❣️

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

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