An invitation to try the new afternoon bar menu at Newburgh Street’s Antidote Wine Bar presented me with a perfect excuse to lounge about Soho for awhile nibbling away at some savoury snacks and sipping a lovely glass of wine.
Under the guidance of Hedone’s Head Chef Mikael Jonsson (who’s been overseeing the menu at Antidote since it reopened earlier this year), the bar has introduced a new tartine menu available from noon to 5pm. Items are priced between £5 and £7.50 and can be had alongside a glass of house wine for an added three quid.
While there, I went with the caponata with radishes, celery and watercress on sourdough (£5). The bread was ace – some of the yummiest you’re apt to come across in London I reckon. I had a bite of my lunch buddy’s croque monsieur (pain de mie, speck cotto and 24 month aged gruyere, £7) too and must admit I was somewhat jealous that bad boy wasn’t on my plate. It might just be the best croque monsieur to be had in Soho. It was definitely the best I can remember having in London anyway.
I also had a fantastic glass of Pinot Noir while there too … but that’s probably for another post. Just keep in mind that when you go (whether for the tartines or not) the bar …
… only collaborates with small growers who work organically and biodynamically in the vineyard. The wines are made from grapes that have been grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The fermentation is made with indigenous yeasts and no artificial additives has been added.
The wine list is mostly French, and all wines are available to take away at a retail price.
Antidote Wine Bar is located at 12A Newburgh Street, W1F 7RR. Find out more at antidotewinebar.com.