RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Monday, August 15, 2016

RSJ's Great Summer Wine Offer: Stunning Sauvignon + Chinon

Vincent Roussely

Stunning Sauvignon – £126 a case
We have put together a mixed case featuring three different styles of Loire Sauvignon from some of our favourite growers – all ideal for drinking this Summer and beyond.  

4 bottles 2015 Touraine ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Angé in Touraine's Cher Valley.
He did part of his training in the New World and came back to take over family vineyards where he works organically. This wine has a lovely freshness and ripe rounded fruit.

Vincent's wines have been hugely popular since we started importing from him four years ago.

4 bottles 2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau
Christophe has been working organically for many years at the beautiful family property in Anjou  His delicious Sauvignon has a real elegance and quality and for many years it has been a wine in great demand with RSJ customers.

4 bottles 2015 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk
Jean & Chantal’s ever-popular Quincy has a lovely clear cut minerality and is beautifully balanced. This appellation [the 2nd oldest after Châteuneuf du Pape] has become increasingly fashionable in recent years and Jean & Chantal’s wines are right at the top of the tree.

 Christophe Daviau

Jean Tatin testing the grapes 


‘Chinon Selection’  £ 126.00 per case – Domaine de la Noblaie

We have also put together a mixed case case of Red White and Rosé from outstanding young vigneron, Jérôme Billard of Domaine de la Noblaie.

Jérôme worked at Chateau Pétrus and also Dominus in California, two of the world’s great domaines before returning home to Chinon where he has transformed the family vineyards. He is working organically and has received great plaudits for the outstanding quality of his wines.

6 bottles 2014 Chinon Rouge, Le Temps des Cerises
4 bottles 2015 Chinon Blanc, La Noblaie
2 bottles 2015 Chinon Rosé, Goutte de Rosé 

Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie 

To order please contact:
Tom King:
RSJ Restaurant, 33 Coin Street, London, SE1 9NR
Tel: 020-7928 4554



Thursday, July 28, 2016

New summer menus – à la carte + fixed price

New menu inspired by Chef Peter Lloyd

A la carte menu – August 

First course Chicken liver & foie gras parfait, pickled girolles, fruit chutney  8.50

Seared black bean crusted tuna, cucumber & mooli salad,

miso dressing 8.95  

Beetroot salad, ewes milk yoghurt, fresh herbs, toasted hazelnuts  6.95  

Tian of Cornish crab, avocado mousse, gazpacho dressing, melba toast 9.50

Chilled spring onion vichyssoise smoked haddock, poached quail egg and asparagus 7.50                                       

Roquefort & endive salad, hazelnut biscotti, orange dressing    7.95



Fillet of sea bass, squid ink pasta, spiced lemongrass & coconut sauce  17.95 

Roast tenderloin of pork, Bury black pudding, celeriac rosti, apple & Calvados butter sauce 17.95

Côte de boeuf, flat mushrooms, tomato, chips, peppercorn sauce 22.50

Grilled calves liver, crushed sage potatoes, crispy pancetta, red onion marmalade, confit de cèpes 17.95 

Poached & roasted rabbit leg, stuffed with squid & piquillo peppers, chorizo & saffron risotto  17.95

Artichoke & ricotta ravioli, shaved Parmesan 12.95

Side Orders

           Mixed olives 4.95

           Hand cut chips 3.50

           Spinach 3.95

           New potatoes 3.50

           Chantenay carrots 3.50

           Mixed salad 3.50


Desserts  – all 5.95                                                            

Lime tart, blackberry ice cream

Gooseberry & apple crumble, clotted cream

Apricots in white wine, sour cream sorbet, chopped pistachios

Basil buttermilk panna cotta, nectarines, pine nuts

Chilled chocolate soup, bitter chocolate sorbet, hazelnut meringues, coffee syrup

White chocolate & pink peppercorn parfait, grapefruit & passion fruit sauce 

Homemade ices and sorbets 

Selection of cheeses served with quince paste & pressed fig & almond cake 8.95 

If you have any allergies, please inform our waiting staff

All Prices include VAT – an optional 12.5% service will be added

     Fixed Price Menu

3 courses £21.95 (all day)
2 courses £17.95 (all day)
1 course £13.95 (lunch only) 


Soup of the day

Grilled sardine bruschetta, panzanella salad, basil oil

Poached rump of veal, tonnato dressing, crispy capers

              *     *     *     *    *    *


Roast salmon, tender stem broccoli polonaise, hollandaise sauce

          Grilled paillard chicken, warm nicoise garnish, basil oil

            Walnut & rocket pesto risotto, gorgonzola cheese

                   *    *    *     *    *    *    

                         Choice of desserts 
                       (see above)

If you have any allergies, please inform our waiting staff

All Prices include VAT – an optional 12.5% service will be added



Monday, May 30, 2016

RSJ Mixed Case Wine Offer May 2016

Jérôme Billard

Jérôme Billard (Domaine de la Noblaie) is an outstanding young vigneron, who has transformed his family vineyards in Chinon since returning from working at Chateau Pétrus (Bordeaux), Dominus in California and in New Zealand. He works organically and is one of the most exciting growers in the Loire.
The Chinon Case  £126.00

3 bottles 2015 Chinon Blanc
3 bottles 2015 Chinon Rosé
4 bottles 2014 Chinon Rouge ‘Le Temps des Cerises’
2 bottles 2014  Chinon Rouge ‘Chiens-Chiens'

 Frédéric Mabileau at the sorting table during the vintage

Frédéric Mabileau (St Nicolas de Bourgueil) is recognised as one of the great winemakers in France. He works biodynamically and his wines are universally popular and such is the global demand they are getting more difficult to acquire. We have, however, been working with him since he started in 1995 and happily he continues to supply us with our requirements.

The Mabileau Case £140.00
3 bottles 2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’
3 bottles 2014 Anjou Cabernet Sauvignon 
2 bottles 2013 Bourgueil ‘Racines’ (Old vines) aged 10 months in oak
4 bottles 2014 Chenin des Rouillères  (White – 100% Chenin Blanc)

 Nigel Wilkinson with Vincent Roussley 
in Vincent's vineyard at Angé, Loir et Cher 

Vincent Roussely is another young vigneron who has travelled the world working in different countries to expand his wine making skills. On his return home, he has developed his vineyards, in Angé near the famous Château Chenonceau to organic production. He has now introduced some ‘Natural Wines’ – ‘ Irréductible’.

The Roussely case £120.00 
3 bottles 2015 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’
3 bottles 2015 Touraine Gamay ‘Canaille’ 
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceau Blanc (Sauvignon)
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceau Rouge
1 bottle Irréductible Blanc (Sauvignon)
1 bottle Irréductible Rouge (Côt, Pineau d’Aunis, Cabernet Franc & Gamay)  

To order please contact:
Tom King

RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street 
London SE1 9NR 
Tel: 020-7928 4554


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our Chefs – photo gallery

 Paul – our head chef

 Paul busy @work


Fred warns the paparazzi to keep their distance!

 Fred @work

 George our desserts' maestro
Peter Lloyd – now our guest chef 
Many years ago our head chef
Keen Man U supporter