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The petite ‘Le Bouchon’ has recently opened in the heart of Blackheath Village, SE3 with prime position on Tranquil Vale; a stone’s throw from the renowned common. Conceived and led by Parisian born Jean-Philippe Tessier as an ‘all welcome’ casual drinking and dining venue, inspired by Parisian bar à vins, it will serve customers continually from 3pm to 11.30pm Monday to Thursday and Midday to 11.30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Le Bouchon presents a long-awaited erudite wine bar, with the all-encompassing finesse of France. It’s absorbing wine list, with a pronounced French touch, yet highly international is fit for a true connoisseur. The perfect-for-grazing menu proves there is an emphasis on quality; a classic chacuterie, fresh terrines and a heaven-sent ‘make your own cheeseboard’ showcasing some of the best cheeses France has to offer. Amuses Bouche and desserts are also available with a fair veggie option. Its sociable interior is rustic yet contemporary with blasted brick walls and fresh smelling oak?. It will no doubt delight locals and find popularity amongst London’s wine lovers and foodies alike.
“When I first came to London, I struggled to find a place that would correspond to my favourite Parisian evenings. A place halfway between the pub and restaurant and dedicated to wine like ‘bars a vin’ can be. A true wine bar is an artful mix of kinds: it is relaxed and friendly yet stylish, it has to be satisfying for a quick glass before dinner or for a long evening of tasting. The wines offered must be as broad and interesting as the food, being simple yet delicious. It’s where the timeless concept of ‘terroir’ meets modernity. Jean-Philippe Tessier