A Short Guide to Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington is filled with places which people call their local. You can be sure that 90% of the people who open shop in the area are from Stokey. While it’s not the most accessible neighbourfood, it’s turning into quite the culinary destination and god knows how we’re willing to travel anywhere for food.
Here are our 3 favourite spots in the area:
You’ll always feel welcomed at Andi’s and might even be greeted by Andi and Kelly themselves, two old friends who want to share their love for food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have cake, coffee and cocktails available throughout the day, meaning you can take your sweet time and sit in their secret garden full of fairy lights and wisteria – if weather permits.
The food here is full of flavours and personality. Andy’s homemade salt beef Reuben sandwich (£9.75) is incredibly juicy and tasty and is a real must to start your day, but we’ll definitely be coming back to try their creative cocktails and evening food (we got our eyes on the slow roast wild garlic honey and shoyu glazed pork belly, jalapeño brocoli stalks and crackling – £16,75). ❤️
Food is equally beautiful. Head chef, Karla Knowles (formerly at Petersham Nurseries), creates seasonal anti pasti and secondis, as well as handmade pasta. Just mentioning their Peroni batter deep fried lamb chops (£12) and creamed aubergine tonnarelli (£13.5) makes our mouth water.
Thanks to the owner, Antony and his team Luca, Phoebe, Linzi and co., WOLF is always buzzing and totally worth the trip if you aren’t a local!
We initially thought the restaurant’s name had something to do with Primeurs (fruit and vegetable suppliers) but others online mention a reference to wine. Investors buy young casks of wine ‘en primeur’, years before it’s bottled, in the hopes that the contents will mature into something delicious. Either way, we’re digging its name.