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.
Nice restaurant but a bit over priced. Staff were lovely!
One of my favourite places to eat! The food, service and atmosphere are spot on!
Every time has been excellent! Love it.
very good food, oyster was super fresh
If we are going out for food in N16 we always come to your restaurant. The atmos and the food are jut perfect.
Another wonderful evening at Escocesa. Food is wonderful and the staff are warm, friendly and highly professional. They really looked after us during a busy Saturday night. We are lucky to have such a great neighbourhood restaurant.
Great atmosphere. The food is very good. Jamon iberico is very expensive and so is the wine. The croquetas de jamon we’re not as good compared to the rest of the meal. Other than that, I thought everything was excellent (ceviche, pulpo, squid) and I will definitely come back!
Great food as always. Small portions but nice.Flower and Bee white wine is great for seafood. A sweet with coffee would be great ! Keep going the good work.
Amazing food Can't wait to go back!
GREAT NIGHT OUT
Brilliant anniversary dinner. We were offered glasses of champagne on the house to celebrate, which was such a nice touch. Food and service was amazing as always. One of the best restaurants in Stokey and London! We will be back soon.
Food is truly amazing, great staff and ambience. Can’t wait to go back!
Great food, fabulous atmosphere, just an incredible pleasure to have on our door step - I hope you never leave Stoke Newington! It’s always such a pleasure to dine here and always so much fun.
Consistently good food, service and atmosphere. A great local place
Lovely waiter ran down the road after me with my jumper because i left it behind :)
Fantastic, authentic and tasty. Great lighting!
Absolutely delicious seafood paella.
Our waitress Erica was outstanding in her assistance in selecting the food and wine. We enjoyed all the dishes we had, especially the sardines and eggplant. Full of flavour and a
Amazing food. Great vibes.
This place is always amazing, I have never had a bad meal!
I returned to Escocesa with my wife, a couple of years after having a positive dining experience there with a friend. The meal this time around was a serious contender for being the best meal I have ever had in London. The squid special (squid with chorizo) was so good I ordered another one. The atmosphere is also nicely lit and very romantic, and the staff are attentive and helpful. Simply an excellent restaurant.