The fourth site for chic wine bar 28°-50° finds its home in South Kensington, joining the existing London locations in Marylebone, Covent Garden and Chelsea.
Housed on Draycott Avenue, this venue has acted as a restaurant for over a century, with 28°-50° the latest to take over the helm. The space is decked out in the brand’s signature style, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere, but one that still feels upmarket - think oak and marble tables, dark velvets, tiled bars and wine crate displays. 28°-50° South Kensington splits itself across two floors, with the central dining room on the ground floor seating around 60 guests, and boasting large windows which flood the space with natural light. There is also a central dining bar on the same floor, ideal for pre- or post-dinner drinks and bar snacks. On the first floor, you will find a second dining area which is inspired by the group’s Alpine roots and there is also a private dining room for more exclusive occasions.
In keeping with its sister locations, 28°- 50° South Kensington serves French and modern European cuisine, alongside a thoughtfully curated wine selection, including wine from Le Château de Candie, the group’s own vineyard in the French Alps. The a la carte evolves with the seasons, making use of the best produce available, but always consists of small plates, charcuterie selections, seafood, fish and grill classics and a daily set-lunch menu.
Naturally, the wine list here takes centre stage. Expect a wide-ranging selection, which encompasses the affordable and drinkable all the way through to more expensive rare collectors’ vintages. Although splitting a bottle is great for couples or those in small groups, many of the wines here are also available to order by the glass or carafe. Be sure to check out the year-round programme of tastings, workshops and curated dinners too.