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.
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.