28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen opens in Covent Garden

15 January 2020

April French Furnell

Independent wine specialists, 28°-50° have opened 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden, offering brasserie-inspired food and a thoughtfully curated wine selection spanning both old world and new world wines.

Located at 10 Upper St Martin’s Lane and tucked in the heart of the theatreland district, the new 180-cover wine bar & kitchen is spearheading a new foodie hub, The Yards; the newly re-branded series of interconnecting courtyards that includes St Martin’s Courtyard and Mercer Walk. The stylish and welcoming wine bar and kitchen is owned and operated by the privately-owned group, Riviera Restaurants and Luxury, whose founder Richard Green has personally designed the beautiful new venue which will house a dedicated champagne bar, plush table and bar seating. Guests will be impressed by a highly Instagrammable cork bottle wall, and black & white images of Riviera group’s château and vineyards in France.

Diners will begin their journey in the main restaurant, with industrial elements of wine crates and steel girders that give a nod to its sister restaurant in Marylebone, softened by pastel pink and sky-blue velvet armchairs. For a more intimate dining experience, the dim lit Oak Room, Oyster Bar have a warm and luxurious feel, complete with wood panelling and elegant, wine-focused décor. The latest addition, the Wine Room is a private dining room fit for any celebration as well as corporate events and banquet receptions, seating up to 10 guests.


Elaborating on the group's DNA of hand-picked wine lists, curated by passionate in-house sommeliers, 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen features a plethora of accessible and high-end wines by the glass. With wines exclusive in the UK, such as the Chateau de Candie from the restaurant's own vineyard in the Alps, visitors will be guided by passionate and insightful in-house sommeliers on hand to help advise with their choices. Key highlights include: 2006 Huba Szeremley, Badacsonyi Kéknyelú from Hungary, Saint Aubin, Les Pucelles, Domaine Lamy Pillot from Burgundy or a sweeter Tokaji-Megyer, Aszù also from Hungary.

With a European-inspired menu of eclectic food, the seasonal dishes are created with skill and imagination by 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen’s highly talented executive chef, Julien Baris. Serving simple and seasonal modern European fayre, dishes span from the Light Bites Menu with an impressive Charcuterie Selection as well as Cheeses from Fromagerie Beillevaire, a to Pre & Post Theatre with Corn-Fed Chicken Breast with Hispi Cabbage & Shallots and Apple & Rhubarb Crumble with Cinnamon Ice Cream to finish. Signature favourites from the A La Carte Menu include: 28°-50°’s Artichoke Tempura with Chermoula Mayonnaise, crispy golden lightly battered Artichoke hearts, topped off with a spicy relish, creating a perfect starter, paired with a Totara Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand; the Stone Bass with Celeriac Choucroute & Shellfish Bisque, a fresh and flavourful Stone Bass with a sophisticated and rich shellfish bisque, paired perfectly with a Bornemissza; the Duck Confit with Homemade Duck-Fat Chips paired with the Bourgogne Chardonnay, and 28°-50°’s Famous Hot Dog with Caramelised Onion, Ketchup, Mustard Pomme Paille & Brioche Roll paired with the Gruner Veltliner where the sweet notes complement the smoked pork – an unexpected but complementary duo. 


About 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen

28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen serves European bistro-style dishes in St Martin's Courtyard. The 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen is described as premium and modern where guests can dine inside the glamorous setting, under a wine glass chandelier feature, while in-house sommeliers pair wine with seasonal European dishes. Sister to 28°-50° on Marylebone Lane the name is a reference to the latitudes between which wine producing grapes are grown. Near St Martin's Theatre, the wine bar is perfect for pre- or post-theatre dining. 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden is close to Trafalgar Square, and the National Gallery and is a 2-minute walk from Leicester Square Station and 3 minutes' from Covent Garden.
About Riviera Restaurants and Luxury

Riviera Restaurants and Luxury, the London based holding company - a pan European restaurant and luxury accommodation group, owners of 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen and 28°-50° in Marylebone. Both restaurants are owned in partnership by Riviera Restaurants and Luxury and Emiliano Isufi.
About The Yards

Steeped in history, The Yards is a series of interconnecting courtyards and streets of St Martin’s Courtyard, Mercer Walk and Old Brewers Yard, running parallel to Long Acre on one side and Seven Dials on the other. In a setting with a character all of its own, The Yards boasts over 50 brands, including some of London’s best-loved restaurants, leading fashion brands and world-renowned lifestyle stores, a relaxing spa and yoga studio, and one of the country’s leading flower academies.
Ideally placed in the centre of London’s West End, The Yards is only a two-minute walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square Tube stations and benefits from the 128 million footfall annually.
Visit or follow @TheYardsCG for more information. 
Address: 10 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB
Phone: 020 7420 0630.
Social Media: @2850coventgarden

Opening times:
The Restaurant
Monday - Wednesday / 12pm - 10:30pm
Thursday - Saturday / 12pm - 11:00pm
Sunday – 12pm – 10pm
The Bar
Monday - Wednesday / 12pm-11:30pm
Thursday - Saturday / 12pm - 12am
Sunday / 12pm - 10:30pm

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