Rose and Crown


Where: 199 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16
When: 03/11/12
Website: www.roseandcrownn16.co.uk
Twitter: @roseandcrown16
Rating:

Saturday afternoon saw us settle down for a spot of lunch at the Rose and Crown in Stoke Newington. Our friends were getting married in St. Mary’s Church right opposite the pub and had recommended it as a good place for a bite to eat before the ceremony – we weren’t disappointed. Owned by the same family since 1986, it is a perfect winter pub with dark oak interior, complete with real log fire. We nestled on a table next to the flames and examined the menu. Ruth went for the warm goat’s cheese salad, whilst I opted for the prawn, mussels and squid risotto. We both washed it down with a glass of white Rioja.

Considering the pub was busy with a lot of the guests from the wedding, the food came promptly and was absolutely delicious. My prawns were cooked perfectly and the risotto had just enough of a chilli kick to provide plenty of warmth without making your eyes water. Ruth’s goat’s cheese was perfectly caramelised on the outside whilst maintaining its indulgent gooey centre.

Verdict:

Top notch pub grub. The food was heavenly and we would recommend it to anyone. A real British pub, it would be the ideal place to kick back with a glass of mulled wine now that we are firmly in scarf and gloves season. Grab a board game from behind the bar and settle in for a cosy afternoon next to the log fire. The pub also has a quiz night on Tuesdays.

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