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, February 24, 2010

Forthcoming events@RSJ Restaurant

Wine tastings with three course dinner starting@ 7.15pm

Tuesday 9th March:   Christophe Daviau, ‘Domaine de Bablut’              £45.00

Christophe Daviau is one of the leading growers in Anjou. The Daviau family have been involved with wine in Brissac-Quince since 1546. Christophe, who worked in Australia for some time, has been making wine organically for a number of years and has now embraced biodynamics. He makes really elegant Sauvignon as well as lovely reds from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, dry whites from Chenin Blanc and delicious sweet wines:  Coteaux de l’Aubance.
He speaks good English (with a few Australian expressions) and this promises to be a really enjoyable evening.

Tuesday 13th April: Jean-Pierre Chevallier & Yannick Amirault    £45.00
We are delighted that Jean-Pierre Chevallier from Câateau de Villeneuve (Saumur Champigny & Saumur) and Yannick Amirault (Bourgueil & St Nicolas de Bourgueil) will be presenting their wines for a tasting and dinner. Both Jean-Pierre and Yannick are meticulous producers and this is shown by the consistently excellent quality of their wines year in year out.

Tuesday 11th May: Frédéric Mabileau & Vincent Roussely £45.00
Frederic and Vincent have agreed to team up to present their wines at RSJ in May. Frederic (Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou) is an old friend of ours, having attended the 10th anniversary of the restaurant when he was a very young man. He has been making outstanding wines in his own right for the past 15 years. Vincent is a new  and very successful addition addition to the RSJ list – his Touraine wines went on last year and immediately proved very popular.

For reservations please contact: 
Tom King on
tel: 020 7928 4554

RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

News flash: Yannick Amirault and Jean-Pierre Chevallier @ RSJ Tuesday 13th April

Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve)

We are delighted that two of our favourite Loire producers – Yannick Amirault (Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil) and Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Saumur-Champigny and Saumur) – will be presenting their wines at the RSJ on Tuesday 13th April. Both Yannick and Jean-Pierre are meticulous producers and this is shown by the consistent quality of their wines year in year out.

Yannick Amirault drawing a barrel sample from his cave in the Bourgueil hillside

We have yet to decide upon all the details of the format of the evening but we may well opt for a walk around tasting followed by dinner with a few wines selected by Yannick and Jean-Pierre to go with the meal. Cost of the event is £45.

To reserve you place please contact Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New menus: fixed and à la carte (5th February 2010)

A la carte menu
Selection of Spanish meats, Manchego cheese, olives 7.95 /11.95

Homemade linguine, smoked salmon, crème fraîche rocket 7.95 /11.95

Sea bass and scallops poached in light lobster bisque with steamed carrots and leeks 9.50 /17.95

Goat’s cheese and red onion tartlet, cucumber, rocket mustard dressing 6.95 /12.95

Warm salad of marinated Denham Estate rabbit, endive, onion marmalade, anchovies 7.95/14.95

Roast monkfish, chorizo, cherry tomatoes, sugar snaps, crushed new potatoes, Parmesan dressing 18.95

Dish of the day P.O.A

Roast English free range duck breast, potato rosti, french beans, apple compote, red wine jus 17.95

Seared Dutch calves liver, french beans, crispy bacon, mash potatoes, onion gravy 15.95

Grilled British rib eye, carrots, broccoli, truffled mashed potatoes, red wine jus 18.95

Homemade gnocchi, sautéed wild mushrooms, Parmesan velouté 10.95

Nigel Wilkinson: owner of the RSJ

Fixed Price Menu
2 courses £15.95
3 courses £18.95

Soup of the day

Homemade chicken and mushroom ravioli, parsley & garlic velouté, cherry tomatoes

Roast peppers and anchovy bruschetta, rocket, basil pesto

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Pan fried bream, split yellow pea puree, tomato salsa, new potatoes, roasted courgettes

Roast peri peri chicken, saffron risotto, broccoli, oven dried tomato, red wine reduction

Slow roast Suffolk pork belly, french beans, sweet potato and chestnut cake, apple sauce, thyme jus

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Choice of desserts from the a la carte menu

Antoine at work

Side Orders £2.95
French beans
New season potatoes
Mash potatoes
House mixed salad / green salad

Desserts all £5.75
Steamed sticky date pudding, toffee sauce, walnut ice cream

Chocolate cheesecake, spiced pineapple

Plum & almond crumble, clotted cream

Vanilla crème caramel, brandied prunes

Pear and pistachio tart, honey ice cream

Iced white chocolate and cranberry parfait, orange sauce

Homemade ices and sorbets

Selection of cheeses served with quince paste and pressed fig and almond cake £6.75

Filter £2.00
Cappuccino / decaff £2.20
Espresso / decaff £2.00
Double espresso £2.95

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

RSJ is committed to providing the freshest food. Nationally sourced, skilfully prepared and reasonably priced.

Our meat is additive free and sourced from producers practising good animal husbandry.

Our fish is delivered fresh daily

All dishes are cooked to order and the menu changes seasonally to accommodate the best produce.

In addition virtually all our wines are organic and sourced for many years visiting vignerons in France over nearly 30 years

Friday, February 5, 2010

Christophe Daviau: Domaine de Bablut – wines on 9th March

Christophe Daviau

We now have the list of wines for the winemaker dinner with Christophe Daviau on Tuesday 9th March:

Apéritif:   2009 Sauvignon, Vin de pays Val de Loire

Whites:   2008 Petit Princé, Anjou Blanc
                2005 Ordovicien, Anjou Blanc
                1989 Anjou Blanc (generously provided from Christophe's own cellar)

The Coteaux de l'Aubance from the Daviau vineyards

Reds:      2007 Petra Alba, Anjou Villages Brissac
               100% Cabernet Franc from vines on clay and limestone
               2005 Petra Alba, Anjou Villages Brissac
               2005 Rocca Nigra, Anjou Villages Brissac
               100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines on schist

Sweet:    2005 Aubance Sélection, Coteaux de l'Aubance
               2005 Grandpierre, Coteaux de l'Aubance

 We are delighted that Christophe will be opening our programme of celebratory wine dinners with Loire producers. Over the years Christophe has given a number of very successful talks at the RSJ and we think that his wines, which have always been good, are betting better and better. 

£45 for the four course dinner and wines. To book your place please contact Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Newsflash: growers' tasting dinners 2010

In addition to Christophe Daviau, (Domaine de Bablut) 9th March, we have arranged another two unmissable events:

 Frédéric Mabileau  

Vincent Roussely
Tuesday 11th May: Frédéric Mabileau and Vincent Roussely (Clos Roussely)
We are delighted that Frédéric and Vincent have agreed to team up to present their wines in May. Frédéric was at the 10th anniversary dinner back in 1990 and has appeared on the RSJ 'boards' on a number of occasions. Vincent is a new and very successful addition to the RSJ list – his Touraine wines went on the list last year and immediately proved to be very popular.   

Claude and Joëlle with their 2009 Decanter World Wine Award 

Monday 6th September: Claude and Joëlle Papin (Château Pierre-Bise), Vincent and Catherine Ogereau (Domaine Ogereau) and Yves and Marie-Annick Guegniard (Domaine de la Bergerie) 

You heard of the three tenors. Well now we have the three producers of Anjou. These three excellent producers work very closely together and share a vineyard in Savennières. Claude and Vincent have already presented their wines at the RSJ and we are very pleased that Yves will be here for the first time.  

Vincent and Catherine Ogereau 

Yves Guegniard

Further details will be available very shortly. Provisional bookings are now being taken as we expect these events to be very popular.  
Please contact Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or  

2010 Salon des Vins de Loire: caption contest

To mark a very successful 2010 Salon des Vins de Loire – there will be some delicious 2009s – we thought we should run a caption contest with the opportunity to win a bottle of Régis Neau's Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux – ideal for celebrating the RSJ's 30th Year!

Photo taken during the return journey from the Salon yesterday

Captions of no more than 20 words are invited. Please send your entries to Tom King at Closing date for submissions is Sunday 21st February. Nigel Wilkinson and Tom King are the judges and their decision will be final and without appeal. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 22nd February. The winner's bottle of Crémant msut be collected from the restaurant.