The Clarence Tavern in Stokey is coming back to life thanks to Rob Webster-Shaw and Jonathan Jones, the team behind the Canton Arms, Anchor and Hope, Magdalen Arms and the now-closed 32 Great Queen Street restaurant. Harry Kaufmann (previously of 32 GQS as well as Garden Cafe and Lyle’s) is heading up the kitchen, and he’ll be cooking up seasonal menus made with produce from small-scale producers. That means dishes like smoked haddock croquettes; Turkish-style onion salad; chicken, bacon & wild garlic pie; confit duck leg with lentils & green sauce; and rhubarb fool with shortbread.
The menu will run in the pub’s two main dining rooms, with a shorter version (with the addition of a few toasties) on offer in the bar, and there’s also talk of turning the downstairs into a wine bar. All in all, it’s going to be a great neighbourhood boozer, so all you Stokey locals are very lucky.
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Opens Fri 13th March 2020
102 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0LA