SquareMeal Review of
The City Flogger
Ousted from its Fenchurch Street home in 2014 to make way for yet another office block, The Flogger has now spawned a Mark II. Its look will be instantly familiar to fans of other Davy’s wine bars: an airy cellar with restrained neo-Georgian decor, wooden tun tables and vintage oenological paraphernalia. Choose from around three dozen wines, stickies, sherry and port by the glass. Around £7 secures a glass of summery southern French white, Picpoul de Pinet, or gutsy Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, from a list where most bottles cost around £30. Smoked salmon with dill, cucumber and cream cheese (fair value at £7.25) is one of many sandwiches and bar snacks. If lunching, start with soups, pâtés and salads before the likes of bangers and mash, crab linguine or wild mushroom risotto, followed by tarts and crumbles. At night, share mixed meze or charcuterie boards. Private parties can hire The Flogger’s ‘port cellar’.