Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA
WLC Rank : 216
Glass from : £ 5 (125 ml)
BEST FORA reasonably priced wine list
Exploring the arts of Somerset House
A fresh take on restaurant décor
A carefully constructed list that's full of panache and, for the most part, very fairly priced.
The sparkling list is small but bedecked with gems and a cracking glass selection kicks off proceedings. Expect to see imaginative choices, such as Blaufränkisch from Moric, Oregon Pinot Noir from J Christopher in Dundee Hills and Müller-Thurgau from Castel Juval in Alto Adige. Good sparkling selections include Agrapart Champagne and Gusbourne from Kent. Largely European in focus, Italy and France receive the most attention, with a smattering from lesser-known regions around the world, including Cyprus.The sweet wine list is particularly sharp, a highlight being Rasteau Grenat from Domaine du Trapadis in the Rhône.
Spring is led by chef Skye Gyngell, formerly head chef at the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries. The restaurant itself is housed in a restored 19th-century drawing room at Somerset House, that had previously been closed to the public for 150 years.