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.
Brilliant as always - a local gem for sure.
We had a lovely Easter weekend lunch with my mum. The paella was delicious. Such a great local restaurant that serves exceptional food.
Always delicious. Love sitting at the bar and watching the chefs.
Sunday lunch was a rare pleasure. Happy Hour Oysters as fresh as you like, Pan Con Tomate with richly ripened fruit and a wonderfully fresh Courgette salad drizzled with truffle oil were the highlights on this visit. Natural light pours in and sustains a collection of greenery suspended from the ceiling. Keep up the good work!
Delicious food, great service!
I love this place. Best paella ever in London
A great dining experience. Couldn’t fault anything. Everything was amazing.
We love it here, particularly for Sunday Paella. My only slight moan about our last visit was that we had to wait too long for our last dish however our very friendly waiter gave us both a glass of wine on the house while we waited so all is forgiven.
Loved everything about it!!
Great atomosphere, lovely service, really good food.
A lovely meal, thank you.
My third time here and just as good as the first meal. It's a great menu full of taste and the specials always offer some interesting new options. The service is attentive and friendly which all adds to a wonderful dinner experience. A reliable choice for any occasion.
Wonderful as usual! Impressive quality of food
Muchas gracias para la noche!
So happy we get to live round the corner from this place, best tapas in London.
The food was really excellent. The seats at the bar are such a good idea. We couldn’t stop watching the chefs.
Fantastic food, excellent service with a smile and a buzzy atmosphere!
We had a great time! Thanks so much for the excellent service and food!
Great food, loads of choice and cool atmosphere
We’ve visited loads of times, always great!
Can't fault anything about our evening. Food was amazing, very reasonably priced and the staff were excellent. The restaurant was completely full but the service was still timely and very friendly.
Escocesa is one of our favourite restaurants. Food always delicious and lovely service. Atmosphere is lievely and fun - but a little noisy. Will keep coming back.
Excellent Saturday evening meal
Loved it, thank yiu
We have had many meals and family gatherings here. It has never failed us. Excellent in all its parts and every course. Friendly and lovely. We’ll be back soon!