Review on Noble Rot
Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant on historical Lamb's Conduit Street in Bloomsbury was launched by Mark Andrew and Dan Keeling, the duo behind the cult magazine on wine and gastronomy. Located just around the corner from Great Ormond Street Hospital, it is housed in an atmospheric townhouse that was previously home to the 1970's Vat Wine Bar. A busy bar occupies the front of the premises, while the restaurant is situated at the rear beyond a chintz curtain. Dark wood tables and chairs are laid out on a wood and cracked stone flooring, and walls are adorned with an eclectic selection of wine posters.
Stephen Harris from the Michelin-starred The Sportsman in Whitstable, Kent is consulting on the menu, and leading the kitchen is Paul Smith who worked alongside Stephen for five years, as well as sharpening his knives at St John Bread and Wine in Spitalfields. Showcasing a concise menu using carefully sourced produce, diners can expect dishes in the shape of raw Hereford beef, Jerusalem artichoke and pickled walnut or Lincolnshire smoked eel, Yorkshire rhubarb and soda bread amongst the starters. When it comes to main courses meat eaters might opt for the guinea fowl, braised carrots and broad beans, while from the sea there's baked sea trout, watercress and Alsace bacon. Those of a sweet-toothed persuasion will be swayed by the peanut parfait and champagne jelly or warm chocolate mousse.
Wine aficionados will be delighted with the inspirational wine list, packed full of challenging and exciting bins that traverses the globe in search of treasures. Noble Rot was awarded the Wine List Of The Year at the 2016 National Restaurant Awards.
Noble Rot is also featured in: Michelin Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
British / French
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express