Natural wines find natural home in Shoreditch

A natural wine bar in Shoreditch with food by guest chefs will mark its official launch next week, following a fortnight’s soft opening. Oranj occupies a 2,000 sq ft Victorian warehouse in Bacon Street, and will serve Belgian beers alongside low-intervention wines.

Founder Jasper Delamothe, hitherto best-known as a bar designer, launched Oranj as a nationwide wine delivery service during the pandemic, and describes his first permanent venue as “a pub for wine drinkers”.

The first resident guest chef will be Tom Zahir Browne, who brings his Louisiana-inspired project Decatur for three weeks from December 1, cooking shrimp boils, boudin and gumbo. Oranj also has its own tapas-style bar permanent bar menu of cured meats, cheeses, croquetas and the like.

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