the Balkan Peninsula
We are here for you!
We can cater for your events
We can feed your family
We can design a menu for you
We can do kitchen training
We can maximise the use of your space in the evenings through our super clubs/popups
What we really want is to feed you
Get in touch with us!!!
Meet The Chef
My name is Elena Smileva, a self-taught chef, world traveller, and food lover. I love cooking. Being from the Balkans, food has always been central part of my life and culture. For me food evokes memories of childhood, family, friends, celebrations, love, happiness and joy. Waking up every day with the thought of eating something that will make you smile is one step closer to good life. To me food never gets boring.
The Lacy Nook is a labour of love. It started 3 years ago as a restaurant in Stoke Newington. Our goal was to serve tasty dishes with unique flavours; plates full of personality and distinctive tastes predominantly from the Balkan region. As we mainly cook with herbs in the Balkans, we fused our flavours with Middle Eastern spices and condiments, and brought an original flavour to the London palate.
After 3 years of good times, rough times, challenging life decisions, we closed our doors in February 2019. But the desire to cook and feed hasn't ceased yet. I decided to shift in reverse. You can now find us doing street food, private catering and my favourite super clubs/popus. I still get to cook every day, but I can also find time to reflect upon myself and enjoy life.
Tel: +44(0)7948329813 | Email:
"Delicious food and interesting dishes,
Can never get enough of the amazing food."
"You can tell a lot of thought went into the ingredients
and way to prepare each dish. The prices reflect
the quality of the food and the food itself is scrumptious."
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