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.

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A selection of our favourite tweets:

The RSJ is on twitter (@RSJWaterloo). Here is a selection of our favourite tweets. Starting with the RSJ's most famous diner – David Beckham. When he was still in his teens David was frequently in the RSJ when his father, Ted, came in to service our ovens. Then as Victoria tweeted she and David came to the RSJ on their first date.  

A substantial cellar raid carried out The Winery 

Our 2015 Certificate of Excellence from tripadvisor

Gen: 'Delicious foie gras and a very tasty duck salad. 
Definitely my favourite restaurant on the South Bank'

M Wines: 'The best set menu I ever had'

Marketa Mach: 'Fab meal'

Peter Lloyd: Simple but Beautiful Guinea Fowl, Peas and Morels

Monday, May 4, 2015

RSJ April/May Wine Offer

Picking in Clos Le Grand Beaupréau  

RSJ Spring Wine Offer
April/May 2015

The following wines are ideal for barbecues, picnics or alfresco dining
 [Please feel free to mix cases] 

White:                                                    List price       Offer price 

2014 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’              £8.95              £8.30 
Vincent Roussely 
Fresh ripe organically produced Sauvignon from exciting young vigneron

2014 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux   £9.35               £8.65 
Amélie & Regis Neau 
Crisp fresh attractive Chenin Blanc with lovely balance 

2014 Quincy , Domaine des Ballandors       £12.50            £11.50 
Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk 
Wonderful elegant classy Sauvignon from the ever popular Tatin family  

2014 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet         £12.95            £11.95 
Sébastien Treuillet 
Attractive ripe ‘gun flint’ Sauvignon with excellent balance and minerality 

2011 Savennières , Clos Le Grand Beaupréau £16.25      £15.05 
Yves and Anne Guégniard 
Small vineyard – wonderful rich honeyed Chenin with great length & complexity. 

2014 Rosé de Loire, Domaine Passavant         £9.75      £8.95 
Olivier Lecomte & François David 
From a biodynamic vineyard, this attractive fresh dry Rosé. Has a lovely floral nose and nice length. 

Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux        £11.95     £10.95 
Amélie & Régis Neau 
Our long time favourite dry sparkler from the Neaus. 70% Chenin Blanc & 30% Chardonnay 

2013  Touraine Gamay ‘Canaille’                    £8.95       £8.30
Vincent Roussely

Organically made, fresh zingy fruit. Great quaffing wine

2012 Anjou Rouge, Domaine Ogereau         £9.75          £8.75 
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau 
Attractive ripe fruity Cabernet Franc with good length. 

2014 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de Nerleux  9.95    £8.95 
Amélie & Régis Neau 
Lively ripe Cabernet Franc fruit – lovely summer drinking. 

2013 Reuilly Rouge,’                                     £11.75        £10.75 
Les Desmoiselles Tatin 
Fresh attractive spicy Pinot Noir partially aged in large oak barrels 

2011 Chinon, Les Chiens-Chiens’                     £11.85      £10.85 
Jérôme Billard 
Very attractive ripe Chinon with really good concentration from rising star of the appellation. 

To order please contact:

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

Follow us on Twitter: @RSJWaterloo

Sunday, April 12, 2015

RSJ Spring Wine Offer: Stunning Sauvignon + Chinon from a new star

 Vincent Roussely, Domaine Roussely, AC Touraine

‘Stunning Sauvignon’
£120.00 per case
We have put together a mixed case featuring 3 different styles of Loire Sauvignon from 3 of our favourite growers – all ideal for drinking this Spring and beyond!
6 bottles 2014 Touraine ‘Le Clos’ Domaine Roussely Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Ange in Touraine. He did part of his training in the New World and came back to take over family vineyards and 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.
3 bottles 2013 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 a lovely balance.
3 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 commendation at wine fairs. This wine has a lovely clear cut minerality and is beautifully balanced.


Jérôme Billard@RSJ in 2013
Chinon from a new star
We have now been working with outstanding young vigneron, Jérôme Billard for a couple of years. After training at Chateau Pétrus [Pomerol] and Dominus in California , Jérôme came back and transformed his family vineyard at Domaine de la Noblaie in Chinon. He works organically and makes wonderful wine – we offer a selection of his cuvees, 1 white made from Chenin Blanc and 4 different reds from Cabernet Franc as follows:
3 bottles 2013 Chinon Blanc
3 bottles 2013 Chinon Domaine de la Noblais
2 bottles 2011 Chinon ‘Les Chiens-Chiens’ 
2 bottles 2012 Chinon ‘Les Blanc Manteaux
2 bottles 2012 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’

To order please contact:

RSJ Restaurant, 33 Coin Street , London, SE1 9NR

Tel: 020 7928 4554