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.

35th Year: 1980-2015

Another milestone with events happening during our 35th anniversary year.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday 12th October: tastiing with dinner – Vouvrays from Domaine Sylvain Gaudron


Wine Tasting & Dinner [3 courses] Monday 12th October 2015  £49.95 Starts at 7.15pm [price includes club discount]    

          Vouvray, Domaine Sylvain Gaudron    


We are delighted that Anthony Carfantan is coming to show his family’s wonderful Vouvrays on 12th October. Anthony speaks excellent English and his family have been involved in making wine in Vouvray since 1890.  

Their property, which is based in Vernou a commune to the east of the town of Vouvray, is approximately 27 hectares and most of their vines are over 30 years old.  
We will be tasting the following wines:

Vouvray Brut NV

2012 Vouvray Sec

2009 Vouvray sec, Cuvée du Pere Lucien

2012 Vouvray Demi-Sec

2002 Vouvray Demi-Sec

1985 Vouvray Demi-Sec

1989 Moelleux


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celebration harvest Italian lunch – Sunday 27th September

Italian Lunch at RSJ Restaurant  -  Sunday 27th September 1.00pm      £32.00  

Ursula @RSJWaterloo
Ursula Ferrigno, celebrated Italian cook and food writer will be at RSJ on this date.

The lunch starts at 1.00pm and you will be given a glass of wine on arrival.

Vendemmia, the Italian harvest – this is surely the best time to enjoy sun ripened produce. The light is changing at this time of year but the days remain cool and bright – nature’s bounty is to be celebrated and enjoyed!

Melanzane con carciofiAubergine with artichoke
Zucchine alla griglia – Grilled courgettes
Involtinidi pepperoni – Stuffed peppers

Risotto ai frutti di mare – Seafood risotto

Pizza con radicchio, papate e fontina – Pizza with radicchio, potatoes & fontina cheese

Pomodorial forno
– Roasted tomatoes

Insalata mista – Mixed salad
Torta di limone e mandorle –Lemon & almond tart
Formaggio e fichi di stagione - specially selected seasonal cheese and figs
 Fine Sicilian Olive oil will be available for purchase on the day along with signed copies of Ursula’s new book “A gourmet guide to oil & vinegar”
For reservations please contact:   Tel: 020 7928 4554

RSJ Restaurant  
33 Coin Street
London SE1 9NR


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Monday, August 3, 2015

RSJ Summer Wine Offer

 Vincent Roussely: as well as making very good Sauvignon 
he also makes fine reds  

RSJ Summer Wine Offer
Stunning Sauvignon’  £120.00 per case 
We have put together a mixed case featuring 5 different styles of Loire Sauvignon from some of our favourite growers, all ideal for drinking this Summer and beyond!

4 bottles 2014 Touraine ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Angé (Cher Valley) in Touraine .

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.
His wines have been hugely popular since we started importing from him 4 years ago.  

2 bottles 2014 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Roger Champault et Fils 
Roger’s sons, Laurent & Claude, have taken over the running of this family property at Champtin in Sancerre and have scaled new heights with this delicious wine full of ripe fruit and with a lovely balance.

2 bottles 2014 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet
Sébastien has only a few hectares of vines but is rapidly establishing himself as a real star in this famous appellation and his wines regularly pick up numerous awards and commendations at wine fairs .This wine has a lovely clear cut minerality and is beautifully balanced.

2 bottles 2014 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk Jean & Chantal have been joined in the business by their daughter, Maroussia and their award winning wine from this increasingly fashionable appellation relatively near to Sancerre, has great elegance as well as an excellent length and balance.

2 bottles 2014 Reuilly ‘Les Lignis’ Les Desmoiselles Tatin
The Tatin family have a small domaine in the appellation of Reuilly where the vines are planted on high terraces above the river Arnon. This wine has a fine aromatic character.

Maroussia Tatin



‘Summer Reds’ £114.00 per case

We have also put together a case of reds ideal for drinking in the summer ideal for the barbecue or general drinking on these warm balmy evenings. These are all lovely wines from vignerons with whom we have been working over a number of years and who work organically or with a similar ethos.

2 bottles 2013 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie,  Jérôme Billard
2 bottles 2011 Anthologie du Clos, Vincent Roussely
2 bottles 2014 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de Nerleux, Régis Neau
2 bottles 2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouilleres’, Frédéric Mabileau
2 bottles 2012 Anjou Rouge, Domaine Ogereau, Vincent Ogereau
2 bottles 2013 Reuilly Rouge ‘La Commanderie’, J & M Tatin (Pinot Noir)

For those of you who prefer to make your own selection, we offer the following:

2014 Touraine Sauvignon, ‘Le Clos’, Vincent Roussely £8.50
Fresh ripe rounded fruit with good length

2014 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux, Régis & Amélie Neau £8.50

Stylish elegant Chenin Blanc with lovely balance

2014 Anjou Blanc, Château de Passavant, Olivier Lecomte & François David £9.20

Delicious ripe Chenin Blanc with lovely concentration & minerality.

This is a new wine for the RSJ portfolio!
2014 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk £11.20
Classy elegant Sauvignon – beautifully balanced

2014 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’, Roger Champault et Fils £11.50
The Champaults ever popular Sancerre is drinking superbly.

2014 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet  £11.50  
Sebastien’s award-winning Pouilly has a lovely minerality and is beautifully balanced.

2014 Rosé de Loire, Château de Passavant, Olivier Lecomte & François David £8.95  
Dry fruity rosé with deep colour & good length & flavour- made organically

Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie & Régis Neau
Our ever popular ‘house sparkler’ made from 70% Chenin Blanc & 30% Chardonnay

Crémant de Loire Rosé, Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie & Régis Neau £10.95
Delightful dry fruity sparkling rose made from 80% Cabernet Franc
10% Chenin & 10% Chardonnay


2014 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie & Régis Neau £8.95

Ripe fruit with good colour and nice concentration

2013 Anjou Gamay, Château Pierre-Bise, Claude Papin £8.95 
Plenty of structure and concentration – not your usual Gamay

2013 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard £9.25 
Attractive elegant Chinon drinking very well

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Frédéric Mabileau £10.55
Attractive Cabernet Sauvignon with good fruit and plenty of finesse  

2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’ Frédéric Mabileau £10.75
Lovely ripe fruit from old vines with good concentration

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

Frédéric Mabileau during the 2014 vintage 
(above and below) 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

RSJ 35th anniversary dinner: Monday 6th July 2015

The Yellow Room scene of the anniversary dinner series  

Thierry Germain, Domaine des Roches Neuves 
@25th our anniversary dinner

‘35th Anniversary Dinner’ 
 Monday 6th July 2015

Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux
Amélie & Régis Neau 

White wine: 
2014 Pouilly Fumé
Sébastien Treuillet

1999 Saumur Blanc L’Insolite
Thierry Germain 

Cornish Crab, globe artichoke, crab bisque 

Red wine: 
1989 Bourgueil ‘Les Galichets’
Pierre Breton

1990  Chinon Domaine René Couly
Couly Dutheil 

Rump of lamb with crushed Jersey royals, peas, 
broad beans, lamb jus 

Sweet wine: 
1989 Vouvray Moelleux ‘Grande Année’
Bernard Fouquet 

Cashel blue cheese

Lemon & Raspberry crème brulée, passion fruit sorbet

Tom King 

Tom King's notes on some of the wines  
The 1999 Insolite was very good and the excessive oak present early on in its life has with time integrated well.  
The 1990 Chinon [magnum] from Couly on first opening looked to be on its last legs but it blossomed as the evening wore on and seemed to take on more substance. 
1989 Galichets [magnum] was excellent - still holding up really well and surprised us how good it was. 
1989 Fouquet Moelleux - plenty of life still ahead and drinking very well.