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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RSJ Wine Offer April 2017 – Roussely, Billard and Mabileau

The Roussely Case     £128.40
Vincent Roussely is a leading grower in Touraine and his property is close to the famous Château de Chenonceau. He works organically and has a very esteemed reputation in the region.

3 bottles 2015 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’ 
3 bottles 2015 Touraine Gamay ‘Canaille’ 
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceaux Blanc [old Sauvignon vines] 
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceaux Rouge [old Côt [Malbec] & Cabernet Franc] 
1 bottle  2014 Irreductible Blanc [‘Natural Wine’ from old parcel of Sauvignon] 
1 bottle 2014 Irreductible Rouge[ ‘Natural Wine’ from old parcel of Côt, Cab Franc & Gamay]
The Chinon Case        £140.00
Jérôme Billard is rapidly developing a stellar reputation for his wines at the Domaine de la Noblaie. Like Vincent Roussely, who is a great friend, he works organically and his wines are much sort after.
2 bottles 2015 Chinon ‘Le Temps des Cerises’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Chiens-Chiens’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Les Blancs Manteaux’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’
2 bottles 2015 Chinon ‘Goutte de Rosé’
2 bottles 2016 Chinon Blanc ‘La Grande Ourse’
The Mabileau Case    £172.80
Frédéric Mabileau has for a number of years had a reputation as one of the greatest growers in the Loire. Based in St Nicolas de Bourgueil, he works organically and such is the international demand for his wines that they are on allocation. We are delighted that with our long association with him means that we continue to receive an allocation from him.
3 bottles 2015 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’
2 bottles 2014 Anjou Cabernet Sauvignon
2 bottles 2015 Bourgueil ‘Racines’
1 bottles 2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Eclipse’
3 bottles 2015 Chenin des Rouillères
1 bottle 2014 Chenin du Puy, Saumur
Eastern Loire Case     £150.00
Laurent & Claude Champault make wonderful wines in Sancerre and they also have some vines in neighbouring Menetou Salon. With their good friend Sébastien Treuillet from nearby Pouilly, we offer the following:
3 bottles 2015 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’
3 bottles 2015 Menetou Salon ‘Clos de la Cure’
3 bottles Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
3 bottles Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’
To order please contact:
Tel : 020 7928 4554

33 Coin Street 

Friday, March 10, 2017

RSJ 37th Anniversary Dinner Monday 27th March 2017

Nigel with the Germain brothers – 25th anniversary dinner

Peter Lloyd

The 37th and final RSJ Anniversary Dinner will take place later this month.

We do hope that many of you will be able to join us.

In order to preserve the ‘magic of RSJ’ and add something to the dining experience I felt there was a need to bring on board some fresh energy. It so happened around the time I was considering my options my friend and ex-head chef of RSJ Peter Lloyd was considering his. After much discussion it was decided to partner with Peter in a new South-East Asian concept utilising the private room and basement of the RSJ Restaurant.

Named Sticky Mango we were soon very busy rapidly out-growing the allotted space and the difficulty of operating two menus from the one kitchen was very challenging. Decisions had to be made and given RSJ Restaurant was about to reach its 37th Anniversary we felt perhaps the time was right for a complete change.

From April RSJ Restaurant will evolve into Sticky Mango @ RSJ. We can assure you that we will still be involved and plan to continue with our extensive Loire focused wine list.

Sticky Mango’s menu will feature modern interpretation of street food classics and flavours from Thailand , Malaysia , Singapore , Vietnam and Indonesia . All specialities of Peter who began his career as a commis chef at the House of Commons before moving to the Dorchester. He came to the RSJ in 1994 rising to Head Chef before leaving in 1998 to work at Bank Restaurant as Head Chef with a brigade of 36. After 16 years of cooking modern European food in top London venues and stages with Gordon Ramsey, Marco Pierre White, Pierre Koffmann, Phil Howard and Charlie Trotter, Peter took over at the Sanderson Hotel where he discovered a passion for Malaysian cuisine and from there the cuisine of much of South – East Asia.

After five years as Head Chef of Spice Market traveling regularly to all parts of SE Asia Peter felt it was time to show case his vast knowledge in his own restaurant. That’s where RSJ comes in!!

To celebrate the final days of RSJ as we know it and introduce Sticky Mango we plan to hold this special event (or events if needed).

We sincerely hope that all of our wonderful loyal customers will take to Sticky Mango as we have done. It should be a very exciting time. Precise dates will be confirmed shortly.

Nigel Wilkinson

37th Anniversary Dinner Menu


Shaved Tuna, Chilli Tapioca, Coconut and Lime

Coco Seared Foie Gras, Orange Braised Endive, Coffee Cream

Roast Diver Scallop, Pork Belly, Pea Puree, Smoked White Bean Veloute

Rack of Lamb, Herb Crust, Aubergine Caviar, Stuffed Plum Tomato, Black Olive & Thyme Jus

Beenleigh Blue Cheese

Rhubarb and Custard Tart, Rhubarb Sorbet

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

Sticky Mango 

Monday, December 12, 2016

RSJ's bargain wines for Christmas

RSJ's bargains: Discounted wines for Christmas

In conjunction with the RSJ's Christmas Wine Offer – see here, we have cut

Normal price   Discount price
Red wine
2015 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers           £9.50  £8.75 
A ripe and fruity Cabernet Franc from Dominique Tessier – this wine has an elegance and nice balance.

2014 Saumur Champigny Domaine de Nerleux                £10.85    £9.95 
Amélie & Régis Neau have made a delicious Champigny this year, full of ripe fruit and charm.

2015 Chinon, ‘Le Temps des Cerises’   Domaine Noblaie   £10.95    £10.15 
Jérôme Billard’s lovely Chinon is packed with ripe fruit - it has a glorious nose of violets and a lovely balance. Made organically.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Frédéric Mabileau    £11.50    £10.65
Easy drinking, fruity and with a nice concentration, Frédéric’s latest vintage is fantastic value.

2014 Anjou Villages ‘Croix de Mission’ Domaine des Rochelles  £13.25 £12.15 
Jean-Yves Lebreton & his son Jean-Hubert make terrific red wines and the 2014 made from Cabernet Sauvignon is full of ripe fruit with excellent  concentration and a good length.

2015 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’    £13.95   £12.95
Delicious Pinot Noir from the Champault brothers with good balance and drinking really well.

2013  Bourgueil ‘Racines’    £14.50       £13.40
Frédéric Mabileau’s delicious 2013 is  ripe and elegant with an excellent balance. Made organically.

2014 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’ Domaine de la Noblaie    £15.50  £14.35
Jérôme Billard’s top cuvée   is made from old vines first planted before the Second World War, is aged in oak for 12 months and has a richness and concentration with a very good length.

Dry white

2014 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers
  £9.50  £8.75
Dominique Tessier’s lovely ripe Chenin Blanc has a good length and is most appealing.

2015 Touraine Sauvignon, ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely   £9.75 
Organically grown from low yields, this lovely ripe Sauvignon has much more concentration than most from this appellation.

2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut  Christophe Daviau   £10.65 
Christophe’s organically grown sauvignon is classy, elegant and beautifully balanced.

2014 Muscadet Sur Lie ‘Le Clos des Allées   £11.75
Pierre Luneau’s ever popular wine from this special site is made from old vines and has a wonderful minerality with real ripeness and excellent balance.

2015 Vouvray Sec, Domaine Champalou     £12.95
Didier Champalou’s delicious dry Vouvray has lovely ripe fruit and great length.

2015 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors    £13.50  
Jean Tatin’s wonderful dry zesty and beautifully balanced Sauvignon is now drinking superbly.

2015 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Domaine Champault   £13.75 
This classic Sancerre from the Champault brothers has a lovely blackcurrant nose, ripe Sauvignon flavours and is beautifully balanced.

2015 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet   £13.95  
Classic Pouilly Fumé from impressive young grower Sébastien Treuillet – lovely ripe flinty Sauvignon with great character.

2014 Petit Princé Chenin Blanc Dom. de Bablut    £14.50  
Christophe Daviau’s lovely Chenin Blanc is made organically and is bottled on the lees. It has a wonderful concentration and complexity.

2013 Savennières, Clos Grand Beaupréau    £19.95 
Claude Papin’s superb Savennières from this very special plot has wonderful honeyed fruit and an excellent balance along with a lovely minerality.




Monday, December 5, 2016

RSJ Christmas Wine Offer 2016

The following wines are a special selection from the extensive RSJ Wine List and are offered at a special discounted rate until the end of the year. We have already put together a number of 'mixed cases' but please feel free to mix your own cases if you prefer. 

To order: Tel: 020-7928 4554. email:
RSJ 33 Coin Street, London SE1 9NB

A box for Christmas Day: £65
1 bottle: Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux
Delicious dry sparkling wine made in the traditional method from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. 2 bottles: 2015 Touraine Sauvignon 'Le Clos' Vincent Roussely
Stunning organic Sauvignon from top young vigneron Vincent Roussely

2 bottles: 2015 Chinon 'Le Temps des Cerises, Domaine de la Noblaie
Lovely ripe and fruity with excellent balance and flavour
1 bottle: Coteaux du Layon St. Lambert, Domaine Ogereau
Delicious rich sweet wine with good concentration   

The Prestige Case: £90

(A stunning collection of our vignerons best wines)

1 bottle: 2015 Pouilly-Fumé Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet

1 bottle: 2014 Petit Princé, Chenin Blanc, Christophe Daviau, Domaine de Bablut
1 bottle: 2013 Bourgueil Coutures, Frédéric Mabileau
1 bottle: 2014 La Croix de Mission, Anjou Villages Brissac, 
Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton, Domaine des Rochelles 

1 bottle: 2014 Pierre de Tuf, Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie

1 bottle 2011
Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu (50 cl)

The Sauvignon Selection (£139.50)

2 bottles: 2015 Touraine Sauvignon 'Le Clos' Vincent Roussley

2 bottles: 2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau

2 bottles: 2015 Sancerre 'Les Pierris' Domaine Champault

2 bottles: 2015 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin and Chantal Wilk

2 bottles: 2015 Menetou-Salon 'Clos de la Cure', Domaine Champault

2 bottles: 2015 Reuilly Blanc 'Les Lignis' Les Demoiselles Tatin


Wines we have discounted include:

Champagne and Sparkling Wine 

Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux  was £12.35 now £11.20

Crémant de Loire Rosé, Domaine de Nerleux  was £12.35 now £11.20 

Vouvray Brut, Domaine Champalou was £14.95 now £13.95

Champagne J.P. Robert Brut
was £24.95 now £23.50

Sweet Wines 
The wonderful sweet wines from the Layon are beautifully balanced and go extremely well with blue cheese, Foie Gras and various fruit desserts – why not treat yourself to a bottle or two this Christmas?

2014 Coteaux du Layon Saint-Lambert (75cl) was £18.25 now £16.85
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau 

2014 Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu 'Anclaie' (50cl) was £18.25 now £16.85Claude Papin, Château Pierre Bise 

2010 Coteaux du Layon St Lambert Bonnes Blanches (50cl) was £27.50 now £25.95
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau