Parisian-style wine bar for Market Row

Bottle & Rye – a “Parisian-style wine bar” – is to open in a prime Brixton site in mid-July.

Chef Robin Gill announced today (27 June) that he and his wife Sarah will open the bar next to the Coldharbour Lane entrance to Market Row beneath Hondo Enterprises’ Brixton Studio,

“We love how these little gems are embraced by the city,” Gill said. “I’m very excited to be opening my first restaurant in Brixton, an area where I’ve lived for most of my London life.”

Gill also owns Darby’s, a New York inspired oyster bar next to the new US embassy in Nine Elms; the Bermondsey Larder, and Rye by the Water, a bakery and coffee shop in Brentford, West London.

Former Lino chef Ben Hughes-Gage will run the kitchen for the 28-seat establishment, producing dishes including Ogleshield gougères with pickled walnut; vichyssoise oyster tartare; and smoked eel brandade with pink fir crisps and Provençal herbs.

Weekend dishes will include poached eggs with boudin noir and croque madame.

The wine list will focus on European “minimal intervention” bottles with a glass starting from £5.

The full opening is due in mid-July 2022, after a soft launch.

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