The Lacy Nook has just celebrated its first year anniversary on Cazenove Road, a location that really makes the most of the ‘nook’ side of its name, as the proprietors say most people think Stoke Newington High Street ends after the Jolly Butchers. But venturing round to Cazenove you will be truly treated by the Lacy Nook’s generous all-day offering. Starting with breakfast and coffee, you also can enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks on their two floors, or in the beautiful back garden. Food is inspired by owners Elena and Jana’s Balkan heritage but with Middle Eastern and Asian fusions, with sharing plates ranging from beef cevpai (small beef sausages) to grilled squid and baked plantain. All are served with a range of dips like the roasted pepper relish Ajvar, meaning you end up with an original mix of flavours in your mouth with every bite. The drinks menu is equally exciting, with Negronis and giant Aperol Spritz glasses making it a great place to just pop in for a drink. If you wanted to hang out with a laptop for a few hours, the coffee and grandma’s-recipe-inspired baklava is really something to indulge in. In short, The Lacy Nook caters for all moods, occasions and will give you something new to talk to your foodie friends about while you’re there. On Sundays you can try a little bit of everything for £25 a head, and we really recommend indulging a few hours to visit the Balkans via Cazenove.
8 Cazenove Road, N16 6BD Stoke Newington, London
http://www.thelacynook.com Words: Victoria Gray