Wolf

Restaurants, Italian Stoke Newington
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An upscale Italian on Stoke Newington High Street.

This Stoke Newington newcomer offers seasonal Italian food in stylish surroundings. The decor is inviting, all mid-century furniture and olive-green panelling, like a classy mid-’60s airport lounge. The drinks are fantastic too: a sweet orange Aperol Spritz was dizzyingly delicious. The meal started well, with creamy burrata lightly flavoured with anchovy, and a warm pear and celeriac salad dripping with honey. But mains were a disappointment. A fillet of lamb neck with cannellini bean puree was beautifully tender, but for some reason it was slathered in a brown, salty gravy that tasted worryingly like Heinz oxtail soup. The cod had the opposite problem: though well cooked, both the fish and the celeriac puree beneath were so subtle as to be almost flavourless.

Desserts were good. A light panna cotta came with peanut brittle and prunes, while an unsweetened affogato with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream was a bracing slap in the chops. But by this point the staff’s inexperience was starting to show – a major interruption to our meal wasn’t apologised for, let alone compensated. Still, good looks and dynamite cocktails are not to be sniffed at: Wolf would make a good little spot for aperitivo hour.

By: Tom Huddleston

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Venue name: Wolf
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Address: 110 Stoke Newington High St
London
N16 7NY
Transport: Stoke Newington Rail
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £120.
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tastemaker

I am not exaggerating when I say this is the best brunch I have had in London! I cannot wait to go back. Oh yer here's my review:

We made a last minute booking for 8 of us and a baby! The welcome was lovely and the staff immediately accommodating for the pram.

Brunch is new to Wolf so we didn't get to see a menu online but as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted everything.

However I opted for the Fennel sausage with a deep fried egg and flat gnocchi. It was amazing, I'm not sure I need another option as I think if I came back I would go for this again, the gnocchi had this amazing cheese flavour which was unreal and tasted nothing like my previous gnocchi experience. The fennel sausage Patti was lovely and full of great flavour.

What made this even better was the unlimited cocktails, I picked a spritz of gin and prosecco which was so tasty and very drinkable! It's around £18 to add on bottomless drinks.

We didn't feel rushed off our table and the service was the best I have had recently.

I almost don't want to tell too many people about this place as it's officially my new favourite!

Tastemaker

Been meaning to give Wolf a try for a while - you can see from the outside that the decor and ambience are a major draw, and I've heard they make a mean cocktail. We went for dinner and opted instead for wine - they had a great selection of Italian reds. The pear and bra salad was our favourite dish - the rest didn't wow us but were perfectly palatable. Service was good and I'll be back to try more.