Edwin's French Wine Bar and Restaurant to open in London

18 September 2012 by
Edwin's French Wine Bar and Restaurant to open in London

Edwin's French Wine Bar and Restaurant specialising in Lyonnaise dishes is set to open in London's Shoreditch next month.

The new restaurant is the second venture from Edwin Chan, who opened his first wine bar and restaurant, Edwin's, in Lyon in 2007.

Opening on 1 October, Edwin's will specialise in well priced French wines alongside classic, reasonably priced, Lyonnaise and regional French dishes. It will comprise a 40-seat dining room and a 15-cover wine bar.

Yoan Mebkhout will head up the kitchen, having worked at some of Lyon's top restaurants, including Le Comptoir Les Halles, Leon De Lyon, Rue Le Bec and Paul Bocuse's Brasserie Argensson.

The weekly changing menu will feature starters such as salade Lyonnaise, saucisson brioche, terrine de foie gras, terrine de campagne and salmon marine. Main courses will include quenelle de brochet, andouillette, and escalope de foie gras.

There will also be assiettes of artisan French charcuterie and cheeses, cuts of Black Angus beef and daily specials featuring seasonal, regional French classics. Puddings will feature tarte au sucre Bressane, tarte aux pralines, Ile flottante, and Gauffres.

The wines on Edwin's list will be privately imported, and sourced by Edwin's Lyon. The list will feature 3,000 bottles from 70 different producers representing all the major wine regions of France. Bottles will range from £20 to £35 with grand vins from £48 to £65 and glasses from £4 to £6.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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