Social Wine & Tapas | Marylebone Wine Bar
Sadly Social Wine & Tapas has now closed, however you can find plenty of other restaurant options here.
Call someone you’d like to have dinner with.
When they answer, read out the following:
I have a proposition for you. If you’d like to hear it say ‘toot’ twice.
Jason Atherton’s opening a new restaurant called Social Wine & Tapas. It’s a small, sultry wine bar and tapas joint spread over two Marylebonian floors containing polished copper bars and emerald leather stools which not only encases a huge selection of wonderful wine and modern tapas, but also has an original 1920s chandelier. Give me a ‘Toot Toot’ if you love chandeliers.
It’s kind of the opposite of a normal restaurant, where wine is served as an accompaniment to food. Because here the list of 100+ wines from around the world takes centre stage… a fact reiterated both by the existence of the Coravin system (allowing those wines to be available by the glass) and by the fact that all of the waiting staff are trained sommeliers. If you’d like to eat here as well as drink, Frankie Van Loo & Co are serving up modern tapas-style dishes like chargrilled carrots with burnt aubergine, suckling pig with roasted pineapple and 40 day aged hanger steak with chimichurri dressing. Give me a ‘Toot Toot’ if you love chimichurri dressing.
I’ve specifically chosen you to dine with me here for two reasons. Firstly as it’s a no bookings restaurant there may be a little queuing involved, and you strike me as the sort of person who’ll fancy playing ‘The Waving Game’ and ‘Two Truths, One Lie’ while we wait. Secondly, I suspect that in exchange for me bringing this exciting venue to your attention – and for agreeing to dine with you – you’re going to want to pick up the bill for our meal. So go ahead and gimme a ‘Toot Toot’ to that…
Okaaaay, we’ll split it.
NOTE: Social Wine & Tapas has now closed.
Social Wine & Tapas | 39 James Street, Marylebone, W1U 6DL
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