Stuck for ideas on where to take your new squeeze? Lost in the sea of choice that is London’s wine bars? Exhausted all other date night options? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
While their outpost on Paradise Row is more of a restaurant, Sager + Wilde’s Hackney branch is the quintessential wine bar, through and through. The décor’s slick, the lighting conservative, and the blinds are thick – its surreptitiousness suggests it’s the kind of place extra marital couples would hang out. Or anyone trying to escape the usual post-work drinks on a Friday night.
What was once a food/drink magazine manifested into something quite different a few years ago. Headed up by the likes of now minor celebrity Stephen Harris (chef and owner of The Sportsman, if you’re still guessing), the Noble Rot ‘brand’ has got something of a cult status about it. At the wine bar and restaurant, everything from the food to the décor looks and feels classic. As for classics, perhaps Noble Rot is the making of one, too.Continue Reading