8/7/21 - updated with the opening date
What: Bar Crispin
In a nutshell: Crispin Mk 2
Summing it all up: The people behind Crispin in Spitalfields are coming to Soho with a new natural wine bar (backed up by a great snacks list).
Since opening in Spitalfields, Crispin has been a big hit with both its own chef and the occasional pop-up or residency. Now, they're expanding into Soho, taking up a space on Kingly Street with their new wine bar, Bar Crispin.
Primarily all about the wine, it'll have a list of 150 bottles curated by Crispin's head sommelier Stefano Cazzato alongside GM and in-house sommelier Alex Price. The list will take the same approach to its selection as the original Crispin - so that's old-world primarily and small producers. They'll also have monthly wine events, including tastings, food pairings & more.
On the food side of things, Crispin's head chef Brendan Lee has been working on an all-day snack menu. That'll include dishes like:
- Pig’s head slice
- Anchovy & potato focaccia, salsa verde
- Cured mackerel, tomato, summer herbs, pickled apple
- Beef tartare, smoked egg yolk, puffed wheat berries
- Summer brassica, romesco, saffron
- Flat fish of the day, broad beans, citrus butter
- Glazed pork belly, pink firs, pickled beets, pea shoots
- Black garlic ice cream, choc tuile
As for the bar itself, that will fit 20 inside plus another 10 on the terrace and there's a private dining room downstairs with the design taking on a retro look inspired by Soho in the 80s.
More about Bar Crispin
Where is it? 19 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PY
When does it open? 15 July 2021 (Soft launch, 50% off food until 19 July)
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @bar_crispin.
Photo by Karolina Bajda
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