Review on Sapling
A relaxed wine driven neighbourhood restaurant called Sapling has take root in trendy Dalston, East London, just a stone's throw from Haggleston station. The interiors have been designed by Ben Masterton-Smith from Transit Studio, with bespoke tiles in light natural colours created from reconstituted brick dust and panelled walls in rustic sawtooth finished timber. Seating is on either the large central communal island or intimate booths on each side of the restaurant, with the room complimented by soft pendant lighting and warm mirrors.
Sapling has a skilled team running the show, sommelier Dan Whine is in charge of front of house having trained at Gordon Ramsey, Plateau and Liberty Wines and is also a winemaker in his own right. While leading the kitchen is Jon Beeharry whose CV includes Bistroteque, Market Café, and Rita's at The Prince Arthur.
An evolving wine list features some 30 different wines by the glass with an emphasis on organic, biodynamic and low-intervention wines from passionate producers across the globe. To complement the wine the kitchen sends out small and large plates using first-rate seasonal British ingredients, alongside curated local lightly cured meats and an extensive selection of cheeses.
Wine Bar / Modern European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 6.30pm Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express