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.

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  

Monday, October 3, 2016

RSJ Autumn Mixed Case Wine Offer

2016 harvest – pickers in Le Clos, Vincent Roussely
(above and below)

Stunning Sauvignon: £132 per case 
We have put together a a mixed case featuring four different styles of Loire Sauvignon Blanc from four of our favourite growers, all ideal for drinking this autumn.   

Three bottles 2015 Le Clos, Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Angé near to the famous Château de Chenonceau in Touraine. He did part of his training in the New World and came back to take over the family vineyards where he works organically. This wine has lovely freshness and ripe rounded fruit. 

Due to late April frost Vincent has a very small crop in 2016, so we suggested you stock up now!

Three 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 real elegance and quality and has long been a wine in great demand by RSJ members.

Three bottles of Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
Sébastien Treuillet has a small property at Fontenille near Pouilly-sur-Loire. He makes wonderfully intense Pouilly-Fumé with a lovely minerality. His wines have had a terrific following at RSJ since we started importing him four years ago. 

Three bottles 2015 Sancerre, Les Pierris, Domaine Roger Champault et fils
Laurent and Claude Champault have been running their family domaine in Champtin, near Crézancy for a number of years since taking over from their father Roger. Their Sancerre has a lovely concentration and real elegance. 

The Nerleux Case: £120 per case 
We have also put together a mixed case of red, white and sparkling wines from the Neau family, who own the beautiful Domaine de Nerleux at St-Cyr-en-Bourg just outside the historic town of Saumur. Amélie has joined her father Régis and they make consistently excellent wines, which we have listed at RSJ for a number of years. 

5 bottles 2015 Saumur Blanc (Chenin Blanc), Domaine de Nerleux
2 bottles 2014 Saumur-Champigny (Cabernet Franc)
2 bottles 2014 Clos des Chatains, Saumur-Champigny (old vines - Cabernet Franc)
2 bottles Crémant de Loire, La Folie des Loups (sparkling)
1 bottle Crémant de Loire Rosé (sparkling)

Awesome Anjou: £138 per case 
The Lebretons of Domaine des Rochelles and Christophe Daviau are both situated close to the historic Château de Brissac in Anjou. We have for this case selected two wonderful organically grown whites from Christophe – a lovely elegant Sauvignon and a stylish concentrated Chenin Blanc.  

The stunning reds from Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton are a Cabernet Franc (Breton is the local name) and a Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Cabernet Franc (La Croix de Mission). Both are from the superb 2014 vintage.    

3 bottles 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Bablut
3 bottles Petit Princé, Chenin Blanc, Domaine de Bablut, 
3 bottles Anjou Villages Brissac 'Breton', Domaine des Rochelles, 
3 bottles 2014 La Croix de Mission, Domaine des Rochelles 

To order please contact:

Tom King 
RSJ Restaurant, 33 Coin Street, London SE1 9NR. Tel: 020-7928 4554