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, July 16, 2010

July 2010: menus

Beef fillet & Scottish scallop carpaccio, rocket Parmesan, seviche dressing  9.75 /17.95

Tian of dressed crab, Gazpacho, crostini    9.75 /17.95                                   

Confit Suffolk pork cheeks, pickled beetroots, watercress, apple, crispy bacon   6.95 /11.95
 Buffalo mozzarella, heritage tomatoes, aged balsamic        7.95 /11.95
Sautéed king prawns, squid & clams, olive & sun dried tomato salad  8.95 /17.95
Confit of lightly smoked halibut, pickled mushrooms, cucumber & herb salad, horseradish cream                           9.75 /18.95
Dish of the day               P.O.A

Grilled British rib-eye, sweet onions, Belgium endive, English farmhouse cheddar, fat chips                   18.95

Roast saddle of English lamb, fresh peas and broad beans, steamed leeks, Greek yoghurt & mint    16.95

Provencal stuffed peppers, feta, olives, rocket & pesto    11.95                                                                                   

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

Fixed Price Menu

2 courses £16.95
3 courses £18.95

Soup of the day

Cherry tomato & broad bean pesto bruschetta, red onion & rocket salad

Pan fried sardines, new potatoes, watercress,  salsa verde

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 Roast or cold poached salmon fillet, citrus & fennel salad, shrimp, lemon & shallot dressing

Seared Dutch calves liver, Chegworth Valley salad, Asiago cheese, new potatoes, tomato chutney

Home tea smoked chicken breast, Caesar salad, Parmesan croutons

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 Choice of desserts from the a la carte menu


 Desserts all £5.75

 Gooseberry bakewell tart, vanilla ice cream

 Rosewater buttermilk panna cotta, English strawberries

 Lemon & raspberry ‘tiramisu’

Coffee & milk chocolate brulée, chocolate brownie

Chilled blackcurrant, redcurrant & mint soup,
  white chocolate ice cream

Iced amaretti parfait, poached apricots

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Three great growers from Anjou: Vincent Ogereau, Claude Papin and Yves Guegniard

Wine Tasting with 3 course dinner at RSJ      £45            

An informal tasting with the growers will take place from 6.00 pm
and dinner with wine at 8.00pm

Monday 6th September   ‘Three great growers from Anjou’     

We are delighted that three of Anjou’s finest producers,
Claude Papin, Vincent Ogereau
and Yves Guegniard will be
showing their wines on this date.

They are all based in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon and make
a full range of Anjou wines, Red, Rose, Dry white and Sweet white
from some of the best-sited vineyards in the Layon Valley.

The three are close friends and have  a joint vineyard in Savennières,
‘Clos Grand Beaupreau’. They work closely together sharing ideas,
tasting and advising on each others wines. A full list of wines being
tasted is available.

Vincent Ogereau
is an ‘ intellectual’ vigneron, always happy to experiment and innovate in order to maximise the potential quality of his 24 hectare domaine.

Claude Papin
is a great geological specialist and there is probably no one who knows the complex and diverse terroir of this part of Anjou better than him.

Yves Guegniard
is the 7th generation of family wine growers and has been working at his 36 hectare Domaine de la Bergerie since 1979.
His philosophy is ‘respecting the authenticity and expression of terroir’. 

Menu:   Dived Scottish Scallop, Cod Brandade , Beurre Blanc
   Roast saddle of Lamb, seasonal vegetables, roasted new potatoes, lamb jus
Apple & hazelnut tart, vanilla ice cream

[vegetarians and non meat eaters can be catered for!]

For bookings please contact:

Tom King
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street
Tel: 020 7928 4554      E-mail:

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wine Offer July 2010

A small selection of seasonal wines for drinking this summer

                        Please feel free to mix cases!             List                  Offer
Price               Price

2009 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers
8.15               £7.50
Dominique Tessier’s delicious dry Chenin Blanc has loads
of ripe fruit and a very nice concentration and balance.

2009  Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine du Clos Roussely                
£8.50               £7.85
We started shipping Vincent Roussely’s wines last year and they have proved extremely popular. His Sauvignon is crisp, fresh and has a lovely ripeness and balance.

2008 Muscadet ‘Sur Lie’ Pierre de la Grange         
                        £8.50               £7.85
Pierre Luneau has a great reputation as probably the leading grower in this region. This crisp, dry wine – ideal with seafood –  has lovely fruit and a really nice balance.

2008 Menetou Salon ‘Le Clos de la Cure’                          
            £10.95             £10.15
The Champault brothers, Laurent & Claude, have a small vineyard in the fashionable area of Menetou Salon, near Sancerre. This delicious Sauvignon has a really nice balance of fruit and acidity and is drinking very well.

2009 Chateau de la Roulerie,  Chenin Sec                                     
£11.50             £10.65
The  new vintage of Philippe Germain’s lovely Chenin has just arrived and has a really attractive nose, ripe fruit and is.beautifully balanced. Delicious with Oriental food as well as traditional European cuisine.

2008 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors                                           
£11.95             £10.95
The multi award winning husband and wife, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk have again made a delicious Sauvignon in this ever more fashionable area relatively near to Sancerre with wonderful fruit and a great concentration and balance.


A pair of lovely dry fruity sparklers from Régis Neauand ideal for celebrating the 11th stage of mark Cavendish in this year's Tour de France. Made using the traditional method.   

Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux
                                          £10.75             £9.95  
Crémant de Loire Rose, Domaine de Nerleux                                 £10.75             £9.95


2009 Rosé de Loire, Domaine Ogereau                                            £8.30               £7.50
Delicious dry fruity Rose from our old friend, Vincent Ogereau. Made from
Grolleau. and Gamay.

2009 Chinon Rosé ‘Marie- Justine’                                                  £
9.30               £8.65
Elegant dry fruity Rose from Christophe Baudry & Jean-Martin Dutour


2009 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                   
£8.15               £7.50
Dominique Tessier’s Cabernet Franc has lovely ripe mouthwatering fruit with a good weight and fresh finish.

2008 Touraine Gamay, Domaine du Clos Roussely                                   
£8.50               £7.85
Vincent Roussely’s Gamay has a lovely weight and concentration with very ripe fruit and a long finish.

2008 Anjou Rouge, Domaine Ogereau                                            
£9.35               £8.65
Vincent Ogereau’s latest Anjou Rouge has superb fruit and an excellent balance. Drinking really well!

2008 Chinon, Domaine de la Perrière                                             
£9.70               £8.95
Christophe Baudry & Jean-Martin Dutour’s delicious Chinon is perfect for summer drinking
with a very good balance and lovely aroma of violets.

2009 Saumur Champigny, Domaine des Roches Neuves                £
9.70               £8.95
This superb Champigny made by Thierry Germainis full of ripe Cabernet fruit with a lovely concentration and flavour.

2008 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, ‘Les Coutures’                                
£13.85             £12.85
Frederic Mabileau’s classic St Nicolas made from old vines is aged for 11 months in 3-year old oak barrels and has spicy intense  fruit and an elegant expression of exceptional terroir. Awarded the ‘Liger d’Or’ at this year’s prestigious Salon des Vins de Loire.

33 Coin Street
SE1 9NR       
Tel:- 020 7928 4554               E-Mail:-                                                                                                                                                          E&OE

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sumertime rosé! Ogereau's 2009 Rosé de Loire + big trio tasting

Enjoying a glass of 2009 Rosé de Loire, Domaine Ogereau

Now that we seem to be enjoying a prolonged spell of warm, sunny weather what could be better than a nicely chilled bottle of rosé. Our consignment of Vincent Ogereau's deliciously easy drinking rosé has arrived just in time for the sun. Made from 60% Grolleau and 40% Gamay this has attractive, ripe red fruit flavours. Available retail* at a special summer price of £7.50 a bottle. In the restaurant it's £18.95 a bottle and by the glass for £4.25 (125mls).

* To order please contact Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or


The Big trio tasting: Monday 6th September 
A reminder that our 2010 anniversary tastings with Loire producers concludes with the much anticipated visit from Claude and Joëlle Papin (Château Pierre-Bise), Vincent and Catherine Ogereau (Domaine Ogereau) and Yves and Marie-Annick Guégniard (Domaine de la Bergerie).  

With three growers present the format will be a little different from normal. There will be a walk round tasting beforehand starting from around 6pm, so plenty of opportunity to meet our three producers and taste their wines. Then we will move upstairs for dinner around 7.45 with each grower presenting their domaines and showing two wines. Cost of the tasting and dinner will be £45.

We anticipate that this will be a great evening and that demand for places will be high. Please contact Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or to book.