Book Ahead: Bottle & Rye Opening in Brixton, LondonBy Angelica Malin
Looking for a new restaurant this summer? Check out Bottle & Rye in Brixton – here’s what you need to know:
Bottle & Rye: The Lowdown
Chef Robin Gill and his wife Sarah, owners of critically acclaimed restaurants Bermondsey Larder, Sorella, Darby’s and Rye by The Water, have just announced the opening of their Parisian-inspired wine bar, Bottle & Rye, this July. The new Brixton site on Market Row, seating 28 guests, will be open all day and serve a list of ever-changing natural wines.
Bottle & Rye: The Food
Robin and Head Chef Ben Hughes-Gage, formerly of Lino, have designed a menu that pays homage to the all-day bistros of Paris with dishes that play on French classics. Highlights include Ogleshield Gougères with Pickled Walnut; Vichyssoise Oyster Tartare; Smoked Eel Brandade with Pink Fir Crisps and Provençal Herbs; and Marinda Tomato Tarte Fine with Innes Log and Kalamata Olive. Brunch, served from 10am to 2.30pm, features Poached Cacklebean Eggs with Boudin Noir and Hollandaise and Croque Madames.
Bottle & Rye: The Drinks
Lewis Wright, who has worked with Gill since 2013 and will be heading up the front of house, has curated a succinct wine list with a focus on minimal intervention wines from across Europe. Bottles start at £26 and glasses at £5. A concise cocktail menu will feature drinks such as When Life Gives You Lemons (Konik’s Tail Vodka, Lemon, Lillet and Olive Oil) and Ma Chérie (Plantation Rum, Rye Whiskey, Vermouth and Cherry). Beers are exclusively sourced from Brixton Brewery.
Bottle & Rye: The Design
The design is led by Studio Found, a London based agency who have worked with the likes of Honey and Co and The Big Mamma Group. The interiors, like the food, are inspired by European cafés, and a marble, brass and walnut bar will take centre stage in the raw, intimate space.
Bottle & Rye will open in mid-July following a soft launch which will soon be announced over their Instagram and website. Book here.