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.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday 20th January 2016 – Jérôme Billard Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie

Jérôme Billard

Wine Tasting at RSJ Restaurant

Wine Tasting with Dinner [3 courses] Starts 7.15pm
Wednesday 20th January 2016 Jérôme Billard, Chinon  
Domaine de la Noblaie £49.95
We are delighted that Jérôme is coming over in January and has agreed to do a tasting here. It is a couple of years since his last visit here and it is always a pleasure to welcome one of the Loire ’s finest wine makers to RSJ. 

He speaks excellent English and has a great sense of humour. Jérôme returned to his beautiful family property after working at Château Pétrus and Dominus [California]. 

He has transformed the Domaine into an organic set up and is producing fabulous red & white wines and a very attractive Rosé.

We will be tasting a number of wines including:
2005 Chinon Blanc
2008 La Part des Anges, Chinon Blanc
2009 Les Chiens-Chiens
2005 Chinon Blancs Manteaux
For reservations please contact:
Tel: 020 7928 4554

RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street 
London SE1 9NR

Friday, November 13, 2015

Our 2015 Christmas Wine Offer – plenty of Loire treats!

Ripe Cabernet Franc 

The following wines are a special selection from the extensive RSJ Wine list and are offered at a 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. Discounted prices are shown in bold red.

To order:  Tel 020-7928 4554    e-mail

RSJ, 33 Coin Street , London SE1 9NR

Tom King 

A Box for Christmas Day £57.00           
1 Bottle Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux              
Delicious dry sparkling wine made in the traditional method
From 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Chardonnay.

2 Bottles  2014 Touraine Sauvignon, ‘Le Clos’
Stunning organic Sauvignon from top young vigneron – Vincent Roussely.

2 Bottles  2014  Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie
Lovely ripe and fruity with an excellent balance and flavour.

1 Bottle Cockburn’s Fine Ruby Port
Ripe well structured port from this famous house.

The Prestige case [6 bottles] £90.00
[A stunning collection of our vignerons top wines]
1 Bottle  2005 Le L’d’Or Muscadet, Vieilles Vignes, Pierre and Pierre-Marie Luneau                                     
1 Bottle  2013  Savennières, Clos Le Grand Beaupréau, Vincent & Emmanuel Ogereau
1 Bottle  2011 ‘Evanescence’ Anjou Villages  Yves Guégniard
1 Bottle  2014 ‘La Croix de Mission’ Anjou Villages Brissac Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton                                 
1 Bottle  2012 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’ Jérôme Billard
1 Bottle 2011 Coteaux du Layon ‘Clos de la Soucherie’ [50cl] Claude Papin

The Sauvignon Selection  £123.00
3 Bottles  2014 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely
3 Bottles  2014 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau
2 bottles 2014 Quincy , Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk
2 Bottles  2014 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Domaine Champault
2 Bottles  2014 Pouilly Fume, Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet

                        Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie
The Chinon Selection – Domaine de la Noblaie £150.00                      
We have been fortunate to acquire from Jérôme Billard, the proprietor of the outstanding Domaine de la Noblaie, a very limited number of bottles of some older vintages and we are offering these in a mixed case as follows:

                                6 Bottles 2014 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie
                                3 Bottle 2014  Chinon Blanc          
                                1 Bottle 2005 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’
                                1 Bottle 2005 Chinon ‘Les Blancs Manteaux’
                                1 Bottle 2009 Chinon  Chiens-Chiens

Diary date: we are delighted that Jérome will be presenting his wines in the restaurant over a dinner-tasting on Wednesday 20th January 2016. Details to follow shortly.

The Plantagenet Selection – wonderful wines from the region of our former Kings   £135.00
A selection of 3 whites and 3 reds from some of the best vignerons in the Anjou region
                                2 bottles 2014 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut
                                2 bottles 2014 Chateau de la Roulerie Chenin Blanc
                                2 bottles 2013 Savennieres Clos de Coulaine
                                2 bottles 2014 Chateau de la Roulerie ‘Les Merances’
                                2 bottles 2014 ‘La Cerisaie’ Domaine de la Bergerie
                                2 bottles 2014 ‘La Croix de Mission’Domaine des Rochelles

Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux                           £11.95        £10.95

Crémant de Loire Rose, Domaine de Nerleux                           £11.95         £10.95

Vouvray Brut, Domaine Champalou                                          £13.50         £12.75

Champagne J.P. Robert Brut                                                     £24.50           £22.50

Red Wine
2014 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                £8.95        £8.30
A ripe & fruityCabernet Franc from Dominique Tessier,
this wine has an elegance and good balance

2014  La Cerisaie, Domaine de la Bergerie                                    £9.50        £8.80
Yves Guégniard’s delicious 2014 is made from predominantly
Cabernet Franc with about 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is ripe
 and full with an excellent balance and an attractive nose of black fruits..

2014 Saumur Champigny Domaine de Nerleux                           £9.95        £9.20
Amelié & Régis Neau have made a delicious Champigny this year, full of ripe fruit and charm.

2013 Gamay Château Pierre-Bise                                                    £9.95      £9.20
Ripe full Gamay  with plenty of concentration, Claude Papin’s latest vintage is terrific value.

2014 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie                                            £10.15        £9.40
Jérôme Billard’s lovely elegant Chinon has lovely ripe fruit – it has a glorious nose of violets and a lovely balance. Made organically.

2014 Anjou Villages ‘ Breton’ Domaine des Rochelles                 £11.95         £11.05
Jean-Yves Lebreton & his son Jean Hubert make terrific red wines and the 2014 is full of ripe fruit with excellent concentration and a really good length.

2014 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’                                                   £13.25         £12.25
Delicious Pinot Noir from the Champault brothers with good balance and drinking really well.

2012 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’ Domaine de la Noblaie                     £14.75          £13.75 
Jerome Billard’s top cuvée  is made from old vines first planted before the Second World War. Aged in oak for 12 months. It has a richness and concentration with a very good length.
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 St Lambert, Domaine Ogereau                 £13.95           £12.95

2011 Coteaux du Layon ‘Clos de la Soucherie’ Claude Papin [50cl]  £18.25       £16.85

2011 Quarts de Chaume, Domaine de la Bergerie [50cl]                £32.95             £29.95
Lovely vintage from the Loire's only Grand Cru vineyard

Dry White                                                                        
2014 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                       £8.95             £8.30
Dominique Tessier’s excellent ripe Chenin Blanc has a good length and is most appealing.
2014 Touraine Sauvignon, ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely                     £8.95             £8.30
Organically grown from low yields, this stunning ripe Sauvignon has much more concentration than most from this appellation.

2014 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut  Christophe Daviau                  £9.95         £9.20
Christophe’s organically grown sauvignon is classy, elegant and beautifully balanced.

2014 Muscadet Sur Lie, ‘Le Clos des Allées                                           £11.20        £10.50
The Luneau family’s ever popular  wine from this special site is made from old vines and has a wonderful minerality with real ripeness and excellent balance.

2014 Chinon Blanc, Domaine de la Noblaie                                     £11.95           £11.05
Jérôme Billard’s organic white Chinon made from Chenin Blanc has a beautiful floral nose and a lovely minerality.

2014 Château de la Roulerie, Chenin Blanc                                     £12.25              £11.35
Philippe Germain’s lovely Chenin Blanc has a delightful floral nose and a wonderful concentration and complexity.

2014 Vouvray Sec, Domaine Champalou                                          £12.50               £11.75     
Didier Champalou’s delicious dry Vouvray has lovely ripe fruit and great length.

2014 Quincy , Domaine des Ballandors                                            £12.50                £11.75
Jean Tatin’s gold medal winning Sauvignon from this fashionable district in the Cher Valley, close to the cathedral city of Bourges, is lively, ripe and has a great elegance.

2014 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Domaine Champault                           £12.95               £11.95
This classic Sancerre from the Champault brothers has a lovely blackcurrant nose, ripe Sauvignon flavours and is beautifully balanced.

2014 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet                                                £13.25            £12.25
Classic Pouilly Fumé from impressive young grower, Sébastien Treuillet – lovely ripe flinty Sauvignon with great character.

2013 Savennières, Clos de Coulaine                                                    £13.25              £12.25
Claude Papin’s superb Savennières from this renowned vineyard has wonderful honeyed fruit and an excellent balance along with a lovely minerality.




Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday 12th October: tasting 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 Père 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)