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, 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

Monday, April 11, 2016

RSJ 36th Anniversary Dinner with guest chef Peter Lloyd: Tuesday 3rd May

RSJ Restaurant in September sunlight 

Nigel at the door of the RSJ 
ready to welcome guests 

RSJ 36th Anniversary Dinner  
with guest chef Peter Lloyd
Tuesday 3rd May 7.15pm

Yet another year has passed and we are holding a dinner to celebrate still being here! A four-course dinner will be served with some exceptional wines from our archives. To mark this special occasion, we have invited a former RSJ head chef to assist our current head chef in the kitchen for one night only.

Peter was promoted to head chef at RSJ at the tender age of 22, such was his exceptional talent. He has since gone on to make a name for himself as head of a number of London’s top restaurants. He has appeared on television on numerous occasions including doing the ‘omelette test’ on Saturday Morning Kitchen with James Martin. He is a truly gifted chef, great friend and loyal supporter of RSJ [and more importantly a Manchester United fan!]

It promises to be a fantastic evening to celebrate a not insignificant milestone.

Wines to be served:

Aperitif:  Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux
Amélie & Régis Neau

White wines:  2014 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
                     2003 Chinon Blanc, Domaine de la Noblaie

Red wines:  2013 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Coutures’,  Frédéric Mabileau
1988 Chinon ‘Clos de L’Echo’ Couly Dutheil [Magnum]

Sweet Wine: 2011 Coteaux du Layon, Clos de la Soucherie,
Château Pierre-Bise, Claude Papin

 Full menu to follow soon

For bookings please contact:
Tom King on
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street
Tel: 020 7928 4554



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday lunch 17th April Ursula Ferrigno – Umbrian delights

Ursula (hands clasped) teaching Italian cooking
in the RSJ's kitchen: March 2016

Italian Lunch at RSJ Restaurant: Sunday 17th April 2016
We are delighted that renowned Italian cook and writer, Ursula Ferrigno is coming to RSJ on the above date to cook and talk about Umbria , the ‘green heart’ of Italy.

There are a few places available in the kitchen to learn from Ursula [£30.00 per person]

The lunch will start at 1.00pm  [£32.00  per person].


Umbria, the ‘green heart’ of Italy is the only region in central and Southern Italy entirely surrounded by land and the beautiful soft, hilly landscape is like a Renaissance painting.

Ursula has spent many happy years teaching cookery in this area and has grown to love the food as much as the landscape.


Crostini di Olive – Olive toasts & lentiche toasts 

Tagliatelle alla Olive – Pasta with olive & mushroom sauce

Sardine alla scapece  – Sardines in spicy sauce

Fave stuffate al cacio –  Broad beans with goat’s cheese

Albicocche torta  –  Apricot tart

Formaggio  –  Specially selected cheese

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

Early morning in Umbria