SquareMeal Review of
Todd’s at the Jamaica Wine House
With its faded Toulouse-Lautrec posters and dusty vintage bottles waiting to be turned, Todd’s looks to have been around since Sweeney of that ilk. In truth, the warm, woody cellar bar beneath the
fabulously atmospheric Jamaica Wine House – a former 17th-century coffee house frequented by Samuel Pepys – is a brand new use for an old storage room. Find a high table or a snug booth and settle
in for honestly priced wines pitched at office workers rather than their Pétrus-glugging banker bosses. A mellow Macon at £18.50 or a fruit-burst Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec (£21.50) are at the
pricier end of a list that has tipples by the glass from £3.10. Ales are from owners Shepherd Neame, while cheeses, seafood, charcuterie and ‘British boards’ are joined by pies, duck leg cassoulet,
moules-frites and other staples. Well worth seeking out in the City.
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