Time Out says
This tapas joint and bar brings a bit of Spanish life to Dalston. And whilst perching up at a window pew to look out at Stoke Newington Road might not exactly be Calle Navas, there's plenty of authenticity to the food.
Dishes range from patatas bravas, huevos rotos, platters of iberico jamon and plates of Spanish cheese to gambas al pil-pil, red peppers stuffed with cod and served with piquillo sauce and pulpo a la gallega - Galicia's signature dish of octopus with paprika, olive oil and rock salt. Various paella feature, too.
Cocktails are prominent on a drinks list with more than a few nods to Spain. House creations such as the santiago (bourbon, cranberry juice, cucumber, grapefruit juice and lemonade) and the tequila mockingbird (amaretto, tequila, pineapple juice, lemonade and lemon juice) are alongside mojitos, mahattans, martinis and margaritas. Sangria is available too, as well as kalimotxo - a Spanish favourite of red wine mixed with cola.
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Lovely little tapas bar at the top of Dalston towards Stokey. This place know 's what they're doing, reasonably priced with large portions compared to most tapas joints. The paella was juicy and the cocktails mixed to perfection. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good chilled evening. BIG THUMBS UP!!
Arty quirky atmosphere, excellent choice of background music, well presented cuisine, superb quality tapas; unpredictable and wonderfully succulent variety. Cocktails mixed to perfection and warming delightful staff. Thank you for a relaxing Sunday afternoon !!
Visited The Mockingbird this weekend and had a pretty nice evening. There was six of us and the food was very nice as was the service. The staff really looked after us and the manager gave us all shot of Spanish Coffee Liqueur (aperitif I suspect) on the house at the end of the meal. The restaurant had a homely ambiance about it. Would I go back -YES and I would recommend this place to anyone!
If your looking for a bar/restaurant with a chilled atmosphere, great cocktails and delicious Spanish tapas, I would definitely recommend 'The Mockingbird'. I accidentally found this place during a night out in Dalston, but it has quickly become my regular for drinks and food. If you do ever go, you must try out the seafood paella, it is off the hook! Kind regards, Edd
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