Casual wine bar and kitchen
London is slowly embracing the trend of casual wine bar concepts, "28-50 Workshop" by Michelin starred chef Agnar Sverrisson was a big success when it was first launched a few years back and one of the pioneers of the trend. Operated by three food and wine lovers, The Remedy is a cosy wine bar and kitchen near Great Portland Street tube station, it is all about great wine and simple but good quality food. There are plenty of interesting and unusual wines in its selection, such as a range of "orange wine" which the white wine has been macerated with grape skin. There is also a great deal about The Remedy iin that they have a happy hours oyster offer that runs every Monday to Friday in the early dinner hours and the whole day on Saturday.
|Selection of charcuterie and cheeses|
|Bread & olive oil|
The oysters are sourced from Cornwall depending on the season availability. The Dungarvan oysters were so creamy with a wonderful aroma of the sea and they matched perfectly with a glass of Domaine Gauby. Inspired by the classic French Duck a l'Orange recipe, smoked duck, fennel with orange salad is light and fresh with a soft citrus notes which offsets the richness of the duck meat, it was a dish full of delightful summer vibes. Grilled octopus was another very capable dish, tender and smoky with a good balance of seasoning. Grilled Toulouse sausage was really moist with great bold and meaty flavours plus a hint of spices. The Cheeses at The Remedy come from the renown London cheese suppliers Androuet, so quality wise its right at the top.
|Grilled octopus with potato and shallots|
|Smoked duck, fennel & orange salad|
|Toulouse with hand cut chips|
|Vanilla pannacotta, raspberry purée|
The Remedy's cooking is nothing fancy but it certainly delivered in terms of taste and at a fairy decent price, service is also top notch, you can really get the passion and enthusiasm from the owners when they speak to you about food and wine but remain very professional at the same time. This is an excellent spot as a pre-dinner drinking den or somewhere you can have a full on dinner, the informal and relaxing atmosphere also means that this is an ideal place for catching up with a small group of friends or dropping in for a quick glass of good quality wine while you are on the go. If you are a wine lover, there is no reason why you wouldn't fall in love with The Remedy.
What I paid:
£39 with wine
Average cost without drinks and services:
124 Cleveland St, London W1T 6PQ