Bubbledogs was born in 2012 and is the brainchild of Sandia Chang and her husband James Knappett. These days Sandia is the personality and creative behind Bubbledogs, whilst James is busy at the helm of his Michelin star restaurant Kitchen Table at the back of Bubbledogs.
Sandia personally selects the grower Champagnes on the menu and is often in the kitchen, testing out and creating new hot dog recipes to introduce to the menu.
As big food and drink lovers, very much hands on owners Justin Sharp (head chef-proprietor) and his wife Jurga like to keep things lively, fresh and exciting. They are not at all into gadgetry and tricks in the kitchen and favour a very much “produce” driven approach. Whatever is on the plate, their aim is for a combination of simplicity and flavour.
They are crazy about wine here too and forever in search of new, interesting wines for them and our list. They work closely with a few fussy suppliers who source rare, preferably natural and biodynamic wines, in the purest form possible, from a number of smaller scale honest and passionate producers, whose wines will never be found on a supermarket shelf.
Located on the ground floor of the Tea Building in Shoreditch, Head Chef James Lowe brings together an established network of farmers and fisherman with his pared back, modern, British menu. The highly seasonal menu changes daily and is accompanied by an affordable wine list.
Lyle’s is a clean, quiet, and serene space offering lunch and dinner, as well as a drop in coffee bar. The minimalist design of the space makes the venue the ideal backdrop for any occasion. Lyle's was awarded a Michelin star in 2015.
If French be the language of love, then Champagne + Fromage is almost certainly its food. Which is why there’s exciting news - the two are making the perfect pairing at Champagne + Fromage, a sexy shop-
cum-bistro selling the best of both in Covent Garden.
The brainchild of entrepreneurial husband and wife team, Stefano and Maud, and together with Frank
Leblais, the artisan bistro and deli is secreted away on Wellington Street boasting displays of Champagne, cheese and charcuterie, whilst mismatched furniture and reclaimed materials add a stamp of authentic French flair.
Austrian wine specialist Newcomer Wines is a neighbourhood wine shop and bar specialising in artisanal wines from sustainable producers.
A selection of over 250 European wines is available to take away or drink in. The majority of wines are sourced directly from winemakers in Austria and a few of its neighbours. A fantastic by the glass selection changes daily.
The shop also features a ‘friends’ section – including international wines from “importers that share the same mindset as us”, such as Vine Trail and Passione Vino.
The bounty of nature provides the inspiration for Fera at Claridge's. This Michelin-starred restaurant brings a touch of the untamed to Mayfair, pairing a natural approach to contemporary British cuisine with skilful presentation.At Fera – which means ‘wild’ in Latin – every dish has been designed to evoke the colours and textures of the British landscape, each one capturing a sense of place.
The kitchen is run by Matt Starling. Originally from Australia, Matt joined Fera at Claridge’s in 2014 and became head chef in February 2017.
Terroirs has been serving true food and pouring natural wine since 2008. A London institution and industry favourite, it's still a must visit place for foodies where you can rub shoulders with international winemakers.
Terroirs is split between two levels. The street-level restaurant has some outdoor seating and a large bar that can seat up to 14 people, with a great view of the open kitchen.
The Cellar downstairs has very high ceilings and original brick walls, with an additional kitchen and bar area which hosts our regular wine tastings, visiting winemaker dinners, magnum parties and cellar cinema screenings.
The Remedy is a wine bar and kitchen run by two friends with a serious passion for food and wine. Co-owners David Clawson and Renato Catgiu wanted to create a cosy and relaxed place where people could discover great food and beautiful wine — something in the style of the continental enotecas and neighbourhood bistros we know and love. And so The Remedy was born.
The name is a cheeky nod to medicinal cures of yore. In their words "We’re not doctors but we’re pretty sure a glass of great wine and a bite to eat can solve (just about) any problem. Cosy. Convivial. That’s us in a nutshell".
The 10 Cases Bistrot à Vin was opened in 2011 by old friends, Will Palmer and Ian Campbell. Fed up by static, predictable and overpriced wine lists, they decided to open a place with a fairly priced, constantly changing, unpretentious and fun wine offering.
(In order to create a constantly changing wine list, The 10 Cases only ever buys ten cases of their wines at a time.)
Tables can be booked for lunch or dinner; however the outside terrace, bar counter and our Cave á Vin next door remain reservation free.
Thanks to a partnership with leading wine importer, Les Caves de Pyrène, the Terroirs group has pioneered the natural wine movement in London. Soif, the third of its four venues has the perfectly pitched, quirkily cool ambience of a British take on the ideal Parisian bistro.
The wine list is frequently changing, with most bottles hailing from France and southern Europe, but there’s an honourable look-in from the New World.
Housed in an elegantly restored listed building, Luca is the chic little sister of Michelin-starred restaurant, The Clove Club.
Guests are served artisan Italian cuisine, with the signature pasta dishes heading the menu. Despite the Mediterranean feel of the dishes, produce is proudly British Isles-sourced, and includes the likes of Morecambe Bay shrimp, Scottish langoustine and Yorkshire grouse, when in season. Don't miss their smart wine list which features some fantastic selections at all price points.
Leroy is a wine bar & restaurant in Shoreditch, from Sommeliers Ed Thaw and Jack Lewens and Chef Sam Kamienko, the team behind Michelin-starred Ellory (RIP).
Leroy was a pet name which the team gave to the restaurant since many people were unable to pronounce the name Ellory! The site at 18 Phipp Street was previously a wine bar called Edwin's. The aim is for simplicity and flavour. Food that is thoughtful but not showy.
Leroy is a place to stop in for a glass or to share several plates of food, charcuterie, cheese and crudo with a bottle or two of wine. Anything from the classics to the crazy.