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#747 of 19,155 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews tapas chipirones patatas bravas paella tortillas octopus sardines courgette flowers arroz negro pig cheek garlic prawns oysters fresh seafood cheese board sea bass spanish restaurant sit at the counter
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I went to Escocesa after hearing it was a really nice atmosphere and good food. I was not dissapointed. The food is excellent! During the meal my girlfriend felt ill (not from the food but from something which has been playing up recently). The staff...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m so excited to have discovered this place. It’s a little out of my way, but it was great to revisit Church Street in Stoke Newington. Oysters are £1 all day on Sunday and are beautifully presented. Sea bass cerviche was presented daintily with slivers...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Gemstone4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upmarket tapas restaurant. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, never too busy. I’ve been multiple times and the quality is always the same. The croquetas and the pig cheek are especially great!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 109daisyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£1 oysters during happy hour, cant complain about that! excellent food and service. Loved the aubergine and honey dish. Only downside was seeing a chef cough on an octopus leg. Still 5 star though.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank porkpiewilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants I ever tried in London. There is a lovely atmosphere, with good music and also the staff is very professional and friendly, but I want to focus on the food that is absolutely amazing! We ordered chipirones, pulpo,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank noemi g
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Super food served in a good setting ambience by great staff - every dish was excellent. The wines are also superb but far more expensive than other Tapas bars so be warned.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank cynogwen
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

You don’t need to travel to Spain for delicious tapas if you live near Stoke Newington it’s on your doorstep ,Escocesa .We rang to reserve a table for two to be informed there were only seats left at the bar which we duly accepted .On...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Mothersapplepie
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

All I can say is.... I've been to Michelin Star restaurants that aren't even this good. If anyone asks me for a recommendation in London, this would win hands down.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Ellie L
Reviewed May 12, 2019

We have eaten here as a couple and in a group, but never before as a trio for Sunday lunch. Today was excellent. The sardines, chorizo and pig's cheek were, to quote my companions, 'totally yummy' and I agree. I cannot speak for the chocolate...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Bob C
Reviewed May 1, 2019

I took my grown-up grandson here for a birthday meal and we both really enjoyed it. There was a great variety of tapas and we were both very pleased with our choices. The service was excellent and the whole environment was very relaxing. I really...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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November 3, 2016|
Response from ChanPel | Reviewed this property |
kitchen opening hours monday to thursday 12 – 10pm friday 12 – 10:30pm saturday 12 – 10:30pm sunday 12 – 9:30pm
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