Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Stoke Newington
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Stoke Newington restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 37 restaurants in Stoke Newington and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Stoke Newington restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. The Good Egg Fusion restaurant in Stoke Newington 93 Church St - N16
“Utterly magic shakshuka served with chunks of roasted sourdough…”, “stand-out salt beef bagels…”, “incredible coffee with a selection of babka sweet breads (in different flavours!)…”, “ZFC – ‘za’atar fried chicken’ – to die for!…” – these “bustling” Israeli delis in Stoke Newington and Soho’s Kingly Court create queues (especially at brunch) with their “quite exceptional and startlingly fresh Middle-Eastern-cum-north-American food. They also make a worthwhile destination at dinner, when the pace is more sedate, the natural wines are flowing and you can actually book a table”. “Casual and relaxed”, they look “gorgeous” too.
2. Jones & Sons British, Modern restaurant in Stoke Newington Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street - N16
“You can’t go far wrong”, according to the more-than-local fanclub of this open-plan venture, hiply located near Dalston Station; and serving “excellent, modern British food from a frequently changing menu” that’s “good value”. Top Tip – bottomless brunch.
3. Primeur International restaurant in Stoke Newington 116 Petherton Rd - N5
A 1920s former car garage provides an “unusual” setting for this Stoke Newington fringe haunt, whose “look and feel (with most people at communal tables, or on counters with stools) works well”, despite it being “crammed” and with “a high noise-level”. There’s quite a “traditional”, ‘bistronomy-style’ menu, from which everything’s “well-cooked”, and there’s an “interesting” list of wines (low intervention, naturellement).
4. The Clarence Tavern British, Modern restaurant in Stoke Newington 102 Stoke Newington Church Street - N16
Great news for Stoke Newington: the Anchor & Hope team have taken over this Grade II listed boozer (once known as The Daniel Defoe but now reverting back to the older name that's literally written in stone on the walls), complete with "seedy" basement wine bar. Chef Harry Kaufman (formerly of Great Queen Street, RIP) will be at the stoves, so we fully expect this place to be as popular as its siblings.
5. Yum Yum Thai restaurant in Stoke Newington 187 Stoke Newington High St - N16
2017 Review: “It looks wonderful from the outside” – a Georgian building “with fairy lights galore and Thai statues” – once inside this Stoke Newington stalwart the “absolutely massive” space feels a tad “barn-like”, but the affordable cooking remains good value.
6. Mangal 2 Turkish restaurant in Stoke Newington 4 Stoke Newington Rd - N16
Chef Ali Dirik has passed on his second site to his sons, restaurant manager Ferhat and chef Sertaç who have upped the ambition here - Jay Rayner in The Guardian called the cooking "serious and inventive", the transformation "brave and compelling" and the food "properly delicious".
9. Rubedo Mediterranean restaurant in Stoke Newington 35 Stoke Newington Church St - N16
2017 Review: “Food from the heart!” Culinary results can be “exceptional” – and are matched with “organic, non-filtered wines from a temperature-controlled wine cellar”, plus “friendly and knowledgeable” service – at this simple new bistro, on Stokie’s main drag.
10. Escocesa Spanish restaurant in Stoke Newington 67 Stoke Newington Church Street - N16
2017 Review: “A great addition to the Stoke Newington repertoire” – this “packed-to-the-rafters” tapas-newcomer (“from the founder of Crouch End’s Bar Estoban”) mainlines on “serving Scottish seafood with Spanish flair” (“very pure flavours and a more interesting take on familiar dishes”). It’s not so comfy though, and “you can’t hear yourself think”.
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