In a nutshell: Modern, casual Australian food in Stoke Newington
Summing it all up: After years cooking around the world, Australian chef Alexis Noble has finally decided on northeast London as the home of her new restaurant Wander. There’ll be a regularly changing menu full of seasonal, Aussie-style cuisine, with a heavy Asian influence (and a soundtrack of Kanye West....)
Stoke Newington's getting another fine opening, this time in the form of Wander, a casual, modern Aussie restaurant with a seasonal menu that will change weekly.
Australian-born chef Alexis Noble has spent the past 10 years roaming the globe including Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Rome before finally picking London as the home of the new restaurant.
As the menu changes a lot, we can’t give exact details on the food, but from the dishes they've been posting on Instagram there are plenty of strong options, many with a noticeable Asian influence - like Thai basil on the beef carpaccio and zesty shiso on the tomatoes and wakame in the hollandaise (which we think sounds amazing, by the way.)
- Fried artichoke with wakame hollandaise
- Rabbit and pistachio terrine with damson jelly
- Salumi with pickled cherries and carasau
- Isle of Wight tomatoes with plum, colatura and shiso
- Wild boar pappardelle with green olive and rosemary
The desserts look great as well - strawberry and lemon verbena pavlova, roast peach with burnt white chocolate ice cream and quince tart tatin were among last month's options.
Despite the creative ingredient list, Wander looks to be firmly at the more casual, affordable end of the restaurant scale, with prices ranging from £2 for olives to £14 for the most pricey main, so well worth a look in, by the sounds of it.
More about Wander
Where is it? 214 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7HU
When does it open? Open now. Opening hours are from 6pm Tuesday - Saturday.