Londoners! Only four more sleeps until The Social Company and executive sommelier, Laure Patry, open Social Wine & Tapas on James Street in Marylebone, London. The 70 cover bar and restaurant will open on Tuesday 9 June and offer quality, rare and fine wines alongside a tapas and snacks menu, created by head chef Frankie Van Loo (formerly Social Eating House). The venture will also incorporate a sizable wine shop.
Set over two floors, the ground floor will house the wine shop and tapas bar, which will have an open kitchen with a dining counter. banquet seating for up to nine covers, and an elevated wine tasting table for 10. A narrow staircase will lead to a basement wine bar, with additional seating, a second tasting area, a corner bar and a preparation kitchen counter.
Laure Patry, who has worked with Jason Atherton for over 10 years, will head up Social Wine & Tapas and has been an instrumental part of all the restaurants opened by The Social Company. She is creating a dynamic wine offering with an accessible list of wines from around the world, while also championing small growers. Prestigious vintages and fine wines will be available through the use of the Coravin system. Notably, all serving staff will be sommeliers, offering each customer a personable and informed experience when ordering both food and wine.
Together Jason Atherton and head chef Frankie Van Loo are developing a menu of modern tapas style dishes, made with the best of British produce and reflecting London’s vibrant food and drink scene. Dishes on the menu will include Jamon, manchego and truffle toastie, Heirloom tomato salad with burrata, basil and gazpacho dressing, Seafood and rabbit Spanish rice and Crème Catalan with orange. In addition to the tapas menu, a seasonally changing selection of cheeses and charcuterie will be served via the basement kitchen counter.