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A chic showcase for the talents of award-winning sommelier and co-owner Xavier Rousset, Texture’s bar offers sleek comfort in natural tones. Champagne, which Rousset regards as ‘one of the most
fascinating beverages in the world’, is the main draw, with a 100-strong list including five pourers alongside many satisfyingly obscure marques and a neat assortment of swish cocktails. Sparks
of statement glamour, such as the ice buckets sunk deep into curvy tables, are matched by a few big-ticket wines on a fascinating, intelligently edited list that also allows room for plenty of fine
‘stickies’ and Madeiras. The bar shares its high, corniced ceilings and striking Nordic-themed art with the restaurant, which sends through offbeat bar snacks including bacon popcorn and crisp wafers of cod skin.