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The Black Book in Soho sees former members' bar TRADE become a wine bar for all

It used to be known as TRADE, the members' bar for people in the hospitality business, but now it's being replaced by The Black Book, a new wine bar that's open to all of Soho.

The team running things is still the same - Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset (Blandford Comptoir), and will focus "rare and interesting" wines alongside a brasserie-style menu. So wines by the glass will include Sancerre by master producer, Francois Cotat at £14 and Super Tuscan Tassinaia at £12. And if you're feeling spendy, head for the black book itself with wines from private collections - although we're told they should be at better prices than usual due to the owners' industry connections. 

Food-wise, here's what's on the menu:

  • Roasted onglet with peppercorn sauce and hand-cut chips
  • Pan-fried cod with autumnal ratatouille and silken tarragon sauce 
  • Burrata, figs, red onion compote, walnuts and honey 
  • Courgette flower with goat’s curd, honey and truffle 
  • Chorizo and Romesco sauce 
  • Salted caramel & chocolate tart

We're always pleased to see a new wine bar in London - so hopefully, this will do well. 

The Black Book in Soho sees former members' bar TRADE become a wine bar for all


More about The Black Book

Where is it? 23 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4RR

When does it open? 10 September 2020

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @theblackbooksoho.


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