If you’re wondering what Wander is named for, wonder no more.
You see, it comes to us from Australian chef Alexis Noble, who’s also stopped wandering, after trekking the globe for ten years (living and working everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco, to New York and Rome) looking for inspiration, and finding the perfect spot for her debut restaurant.
And that spot is Stoke Newington. The venue itself is a small sleeve on Stokey High Street, with simple wood furnishings, and minimalist artwork on the walls to match. It’s all capped at the top with a wine-heavy bar that looks out into the open kitchen beyond.
In that kitchen, the chefs are busy putting together a perpetually rotating menu of globally inspired dishes, including the likes of raw hand-dive scallop with green apple, fingerlime, and mint; wild boar parpadelle with green olives and rosemary; and red wine-braised pork belly with plum, ginger, and star anise.
And to drink? There are a few cocktails (the Aussie Negroni substitutes Campari with some Australian bitter orange), and that aforementioned collection of wine, which is made up of low-intervention numbers starting at a mere £5 a glass.
Which is pretty wonderful.
NOTE: Wander is currently open Thurs-Sat from 6pm. You can find out more, make a reservation, and check out the current menu at their website right HERE.
Wander | 214 Stoke Newington High St, N16 7HU
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