In a nutshell: Wine drinkers clubhouse in Haggerston
Summing it all up: Taking over two railway arches in Haggerston, Planque will have a wine bar, restaurant, members' club and store, with a key focus on natural and low intervention wines
Haggerston is going to be the destination of choice this summer for London oenophiles who love their natural and low intervention wines. The arrival of self-styled 'wine drinkers' clubhouse' Planque will give them a place to hang out, try and buy wines.
Taking over two railway arches close to Haggerston station, the space will have a restaurant and wine bar that's open to all. But there'll also be a private members club with benefits like in-house state of the art cellar storage facilities, priority access to restaurant reservations and wine events, along with exclusive use of the club lounge and private dining space.
If you fancy grabbing something to go, Planque also has a store on site that sells food and kitchen equipment.
In getting chef Seb Myers (ex P Franco and Chiltern Firehouse) to run the food side of things they've instantly set the restaurant up to be a must-try. Seb's 40-seat restaurant will serve up modern French food and, as a chef whose work at Laughing Heart and P Franco saw him working directly with such interesting wines, he seems the perfect choice here.
Founder Jonathan Alphandery sees Planque as the culmination of a decade's obsession with natural and minimal intervention wines. The team he's assembled reflect this - you might recognise club manager Sarah Papadimitriou from The Laughing Heart in Hackney and Mãos in Shoreditch.
More about Planque
Where is it? 322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA
When does it open? Summer 2021
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