It used to be known as TRADE, the members' bar for people in the hospitality business, but now it's being replaced by The Black Book, a new wine bar that's open to all of Soho.
The team running things is still the same - Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset (Blandford Comptoir), and will focus "rare and interesting" wines alongside a brasserie-style menu. So wines by the glass will include Sancerre by master producer, Francois Cotat at £14 and Super Tuscan Tassinaia at £12. And if you're feeling spendy, head for the black book itself with wines from private collections - although we're told they should be at better prices than usual due to the owners' industry connections.
Food-wise, here's what's on the menu:
- Roasted onglet with peppercorn sauce and hand-cut chips
- Pan-fried cod with autumnal ratatouille and silken tarragon sauce
- Burrata, figs, red onion compote, walnuts and honey
- Courgette flower with goat’s curd, honey and truffle
- Chorizo and Romesco sauce
- Salted caramel & chocolate tart
We're always pleased to see a new wine bar in London - so hopefully, this will do well.
More about The Black Book
Where is it? 23 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4RR
When does it open? 10 September 2020
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