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No Eater newsletter is complete without paradisical claims for this – still the online fooderati’s favourite bottle shop – in gentrifying Clapton: a “funky” and “buzzy”, if “very crowded” little space where “sensational wines” (of the ‘natural’ variety) are accompanied by “amazing” and “eclectic” small plates from an ever-changing roster of chefs: all eaten at a communal central table.
In any other ’hood, this engaging Clapton bottle shop (focused on funky ‘natural’ vintages) with communal central table – and serving some eclectic but interesting small dishes – would be a handy, loveable find. Sitting as it does at the very epicentre of the East End’s fooderati community, it is front page news, as exemplified by its being website Eater’s bizarre choice as ‘London Restaurant of the Year 2017’. In September 2018 it took on a new chef for at least a 6-month residency: Anna Tobias.
“Wonderful, innovative food cooked up on two hot plates at the end of a communal table” makes this in-the-know Clapton wine shop a really interesting dining destination. The wine, from the people behind Noble Fine Liquor on Broadway Market, is not your standard plonk, either.
More reports please on this cool little wine bar in Clapton, where you sit at a long table in the evenings and enjoy a daily-changing menu alongside superb plonk.
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
107 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
|Thursday||6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||2 pm‑9 pm|