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Hanging out at 28°-50° is "an education", say fans of the 'wine workshop and kitchen' group founded by Agnar Sverrisson and sommelier Xavier Rousset (of Texture fame). Although Rousset has moved on, the unwavering focus is still on getting good wine into people and getting people into good wine. Expect boutique surroundings and a year-round programme of tastings and events bolstering 30 ever-changing sips by the glass, carafe and bottle. There are some fascinating tipples here, including many prestige names from their collectors list: fancy a taster of Hungarian Syrah, or a magnum of Hirtzberger's Singerriedel Riesling Smaragd? Either will be just dandy with the house charcuterie, La Fromagerie cheeses and a daily menu of creative bistro cooking. At just £19.50 for three courses, the set lunch menu is excellent value – think salt beef with sourdough toast, sea trout with caper beurre noisette and cherry clafoutis to finish.

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28º-50º boasts an impressive wine list. It’s a ‘two lists in one’ package, with the one-page brasserie list supplemented by some high-quality fine wines. The by-the-glass selection is astonishing, with every still wine (all 50 of ’em) available in 75ml, 125ml, or 250ml carafes. Add in the chance to drink Romanée-Conti Échézeaux 1999 by the glass thanks to the Coravin system, and it’s a truly exciting offering.

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Steak or Salmon with a glass of wine: £21.50

Not available in conjunction with any other offers. Aberdeen Angus rib eye steak, shallot, watercress, bearnaise sauce or Pan roasted salmon, English peas, broad beans, pea puree, sea beet ~ Triple cooked chips or Mixed leaf salad ~ White wine- 2015 Douro, Symington “Altano”, Douro, Portugal or Red wine - 2015 Tempranillo, Marques de Riscal “1860”, Castilla León, Spain (125ml)

Available: 26 June 2017

Max: 12 people

Expires: 22 September 2017

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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28°-50°

140 Fetter Lane ,London EC4A 1BT

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Good for lunch

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Feb 2014

I use this restaurant regularly for a quick lunch. They usually have two dishes for each course on the lunch menu, which are both good and excellent value for money. Service is quite quick too which is good at lunchtime.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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28°-50°

140 Fetter Lane ,London EC4A 1BT

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Worth a try...

by   bronze reviewer (5)

Oct 2013

Having dinner with your best girlfriends is always going to be about the wine and gossip with little regard for the actual menu! In saying this though, one of said best girlfriends, Meaghan, had been to the Maddox Street branch of 28-50 and raved about the seafood platter enough that we simply had to try! After a cheeky bottle of prosecco at the nearby Patch Bar (which convenient has happy hour from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm every night), we made the rather short walk to 28-50 in Fetter Lane for our monthly...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Oct 2012

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

I have heard many rave about 28-50 so thought it was worth a whirl. The fundamentals have to be right in an eatery, so straight in there with the food and wine… the wine list is excellent, the food is good, but to be honest, noting special. I can't imagine ever getting a terrible meal there, and the staff were attentive, I couldn't fault that, but it just didn't get me going. Having said that, the offer of small helpings of wine is a great touch, making this a great spot to sample a few different...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 6

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by   bronze reviewer (8)

Jul 2012

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

I visited this restaurant with 2 other guests and we were very happy overall, but not blown away and there was nothing that would draw us back again. We booked this restaurant because of the names behind it and the association with Texture. Based on this we had high hopes and were expecting the food to be something above average and different from any other restaurants locally. The food was perfectly cooked and absolutely fine, but there wasn't anything that doesn't exist in many of the other nearby...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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by   platinum reviewer (163)

Mar 2012

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

The initial rash of reviews followed by deathly silence could tell its own story. A prologue of high expectations followed by a flabby plot, which fails to deliver on the initial promise and to capture the reader's ongoing attention perhaps? Being tucked away down some stairs on a side street you don't stumble across this place by chance, so it will have to rely on people seeking it out and on some repeat business. The quality of the food is not going to guarantee either. The menu is short and pedestrian...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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by   silver reviewer (18)

Oct 2010

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

I really wanted to like this place and there's certainly no denying the owners passion and knowledge for wine but I was left a bit cold by the whole experience. The greeting we received was strange. Friendly but we were offered water at the bar whilst waiting for our guest?! What – no wine? Bread and water arrived quickly at the table but things went downhill after that, the waiting staff seemed unfamiliar with the menu and a bit unsure of themselves. The manager took our order though and was very...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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by   gold reviewer (44)

Oct 2010

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

I think Sabrina's been too generous… I've lunched here twice recently (eg last week) and here's my lowdown. The ambiance is depressed by total absence of natural light – not a summer venue. The decor is fine, though, neither loud not too muted. The service is good, in that it's not evident, but not impressive either though dishes came when they were suppposed to and no mistakes were made. Last time, I had the burrata – I can't believe it was an Italian burrata because it was small, they only served...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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140 Fetter Lane ,London EC4A 1BT

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by   platinum reviewer (90)

Sep 2010

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Having wanted to eat here since it opened a few months ago, I finally managed to sneak an extended lunch hour and meet a friend for a couple of glasses of vino and some good food. The menu is incredibly simple, which I adore and the wine list is really excellent serving wine measures starting from 75ml upwards, enabling you to try many different wines with your meal. My friend opted for special lunch set menu of 2 courses at £15.50 which produced fantastic value starting with a salad of yellow and...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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by   platinum reviewer (153)

Aug 2010

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

28-50 is fast becoming my watering hole of choice in the City (run close by the Planet of the Grapes, in Leadenhall Market). Located at the Fleet Street end of Fetter Lane, 28-50 is a champagne cork's pop from the grande dame of City wine bars: El Vino. It is also streets away from the Rumpole of the Bailey style that pervades at El Vino. There is nothing wrong with El Vino: it knows its clientele, and that clientele knows exactly what it is going to get there; solid food, solid wines, solid atmosphere....

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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