24th Floor, 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HQ
WLC Rank : 102
Glass from : £ 7.50 (125 ml)
BEST FORVintage old world wines
Another strong list headed by Laure Patry, group head sommelier of the Pollen Street Social group. Well balanced with a shed-load of fine Champagne to get the expense accounts well oiled before the main event.
In a chic setting on floor 24 of Tower 42, replete with art-deco flashes, comes another strong list headed by Laure Patry, group head sommelier of the Pollen Street Social group.
It is well balanced with a shed-load of fine Champagne, including Jacquesson Cuvée No 737, to get the expense accounts well oiled before the main event.
There are over 30 wines by the glass, including own-label Anjou white (Patry studied wine in Angers in the Loire Valley) and 1996 Pauillac (Chateau Duhart-Milon).
Claret dominates, in fact – perhaps unsurprisingly given the largely City crowd – with some good value to be found away from the big gun names.
Far from well-furrowed paths, there are charming, idiosyncratic incursions from Slovenia, Georgia and Turkey.
Try the pigs trotter and ham hock with crispy Mrs Brown’s black pudding, apple and Madeira starter, or Cornish duck with boulangère potatoes, smoked bacon and English berry chutney; the tuna tataki with smoky ponzu sauce, delivers umami by the mouthful.
By Zeren Wilson