We love a new wine bar opening up, especially when it’s in our hood, so we were very happy to see The Nook appear in Highbury, in the little site that was the original Prawn on the Lawn and then Linden Stores. The Nook is run by husband and wife duo Lale and Angus Oztek-Pook and they fit right into the space with a menu of casual dishes taking in everything from cheese and charcuterie to hummus and cauliflower fritters. There’s also some EPIC roast potatoes with homemade ketchups and sauces. Wines on offer are a good mixture of classic and natural wines from Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Georgia, Armenia and even from London’s Renegade in Bethnal Green. If you don’t want to eat in, you can get all the dishes to takeaway as well as homemade condiments, cheese and charcuterie from the deli. And you can even pick up some vinyl too as Angus has a selection of records from independent labels for sale.