Noble Rot

Food Type Cuisine: British

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 8 (175 ml)

Noble Rot Wine Bar, 51 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3NB

+44 (0)207 242 8963

noblerot.co.uk/

reservations@noblerot.co.uk

91.8
Value
92
Size
91
Range
91
Originality
93
Service
92

Chefs Stephen Harris and Paul Weaver from the Michelin-starred The Sportsman in Whitstable have revitalised the kitchen of this homely, wine bar, founded in the 1970s, but originally built in 1700.

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Seasonal dishes that compliment the wines 

Review 2016/17

Expect a tangibly tasty bar-and-restaurant menu, where Colchester rock oysters (we found a pearl in ours) might be offered alongside perky gazpacho with smoked eel and chervil, and bigger dishes such as Landes guinea fowl with bright vin jaune sauce and game in season.

More than 25 wines are served by the glass, most of which hail from the Old World, including a Tenerife blend supplemented by intriguing, wine-slaked cocktails, such as the Noble Rotter (Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2, lime, mint and ice). The list is divided by region and sentiment, such as Pinot Noir / The Heartbreak Grape, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & friends Bordeaux / So un-cool it’s cool.As well as hallowed French regions, Spain gets a good look-in, including older bottles such as Perez Pascuas, Vina Pedrosa (Ribera del Duero) from 1990.