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Never More Than Three Feet Away From A Pram

Tag: Dinner


38 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 7PL
Phone: 020 7249 7151

Long standing and amazing Turkish* restaurant here in Stoke Newington. This place is as close to an institution as it gets in the area, and dishes are as good or better as in some of the hyped up alternatives.

*Most “Turkish” places in Stoke Newington are actually Kurdish, by a huge percentage, but that is not a subject I’m willing to touch in the context of a restaurant listing.

Black Pig with White Pearls

61 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 8EL
Phone: 020 7249 1772
Website: (warning, automatic audio… welcome back to the 90s!)

Great little tapas restaurant in Stoke Newington with super friendly service. Food isn’t necessarily cheap, and the specials easily beat the regular menu. To make up for it, even he cheapest wine you will find here is better than anything at most other restaurants.

They also have a really nice space hidden away downstairs that’s available for larger groups or parties.


97 Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0UD
Phone: 020 7254 1025

Another great Turkish/Mediterranean classic here in Stokey. Good for breakfasts, lunches, dinner or just a coffee any time of the day. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and nice food.

The Blue Legume

101 Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0UD
Phone: 020 7923 1303

Very nice place for breakfast, lunch or dinner… the food is a nice mix of Mediterranean and what your parents would expect. Lovely conservatory space in he back as well. The only thing to note is that sometimes you can’t get a foot on the floor for the prams, but then this is Stokey.

Yum Yum

187 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 0LH
Phone: 020 7254 6751

Yum Yum is a very good and much hyped Thai restaurant here in Stokey, with a nice cocktail bar on the side. Food is very nice, but due to the size of the place things can get a bit busy, and it seems waiting staff (aka Chinooks) have been trained to turn over customers as efficiently as possible.

The owner, Atique, is a genuinely nice guy though, and I sometimes wish they could just go back to the times when they occupied the smaller and much more intimate premises of what is now the bloody Foxtons on Church Street.

Franco Manca

176 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 7JL
Phone: 0207 241 4057

Local branch of a pizza chain, built on the ashes of the amazing original Brixton restaurant and its offspring (sold for an insane amount of money (£27.5m!)  to publicly traded Fulham Shore in 2015). Another chain restaurant to follow food chains Whole Foods, Nandos, Whetherspoons, KFC and Foxlow into our hood.

Good luck competing with Il Bacio, Zaza Express and the other locals.

Stokey Bears

129 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 0PH

Craft beer and burgers brought to Stokey in collaboration by Burger Bear and Bear Hug Brewing Co.

Stokey Bears offer a tight menu of their award winning burgers (with or without bacon jam), smoked meats, lovely beers on tap and in bottles, as well as an organic soda fountain and some awesome tunes.

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