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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

RSJ's bargain wines for Christmas

RSJ's bargains: Discounted wines for Christmas

In conjunction with the RSJ's Christmas Wine Offer – see here, we have cut

Normal price   Discount price
Red wine
2015 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers           £9.50  £8.75 
A ripe and fruity Cabernet Franc from Dominique Tessier – this wine has an elegance and nice balance.

2014 Saumur Champigny Domaine de Nerleux                £10.85    £9.95 
Amélie & Régis Neau have made a delicious Champigny this year, full of ripe fruit and charm.

2015 Chinon, ‘Le Temps des Cerises’   Domaine Noblaie   £10.95    £10.15 
Jérôme Billard’s lovely Chinon is packed with ripe fruit - it has a glorious nose of violets and a lovely balance. Made organically.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Frédéric Mabileau    £11.50    £10.65
Easy drinking, fruity and with a nice concentration, Frédéric’s latest vintage is fantastic value.

2014 Anjou Villages ‘Croix de Mission’ Domaine des Rochelles  £13.25 £12.15 
Jean-Yves Lebreton & his son Jean-Hubert make terrific red wines and the 2014 made from Cabernet Sauvignon is full of ripe fruit with excellent  concentration and a good length.

2015 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’    £13.95   £12.95
Delicious Pinot Noir from the Champault brothers with good balance and drinking really well.

2013  Bourgueil ‘Racines’    £14.50       £13.40
Frédéric Mabileau’s delicious 2013 is  ripe and elegant with an excellent balance. Made organically.

2014 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’ Domaine de la Noblaie    £15.50  £14.35
Jérôme Billard’s top cuvée   is made from old vines first planted before the Second World War, is aged in oak for 12 months and has a richness and concentration with a very good length.

Dry white

2014 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers
  £9.50  £8.75
Dominique Tessier’s lovely ripe Chenin Blanc has a good length and is most appealing.

2015 Touraine Sauvignon, ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely   £9.75 
Organically grown from low yields, this lovely ripe Sauvignon has much more concentration than most from this appellation.

2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut  Christophe Daviau   £10.65 
Christophe’s organically grown sauvignon is classy, elegant and beautifully balanced.

2014 Muscadet Sur Lie ‘Le Clos des Allées   £11.75
Pierre Luneau’s ever popular wine from this special site is made from old vines and has a wonderful minerality with real ripeness and excellent balance.

2015 Vouvray Sec, Domaine Champalou     £12.95
Didier Champalou’s delicious dry Vouvray has lovely ripe fruit and great length.

2015 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors    £13.50  
Jean Tatin’s wonderful dry zesty and beautifully balanced Sauvignon is now drinking superbly.

2015 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Domaine Champault   £13.75 
This classic Sancerre from the Champault brothers has a lovely blackcurrant nose, ripe Sauvignon flavours and is beautifully balanced.

2015 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet   £13.95  
Classic Pouilly Fumé from impressive young grower Sébastien Treuillet – lovely ripe flinty Sauvignon with great character.

2014 Petit Princé Chenin Blanc Dom. de Bablut    £14.50  
Christophe Daviau’s lovely Chenin Blanc is made organically and is bottled on the lees. It has a wonderful concentration and complexity.

2013 Savennières, Clos Grand Beaupréau    £19.95 
Claude Papin’s superb Savennières from this very special plot has wonderful honeyed fruit and an excellent balance along with a lovely minerality.




Monday, December 5, 2016

RSJ Christmas Wine Offer 2016

The following wines are a special selection from the extensive RSJ Wine List and are offered at a special 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. 

To order: Tel: 020-7928 4554. email:
RSJ 33 Coin Street, London SE1 9NB

A box for Christmas Day: £65
1 bottle: Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux
Delicious dry sparkling wine made in the traditional method from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. 2 bottles: 2015 Touraine Sauvignon 'Le Clos' Vincent Roussely
Stunning organic Sauvignon from top young vigneron Vincent Roussely

2 bottles: 2015 Chinon 'Le Temps des Cerises, Domaine de la Noblaie
Lovely ripe and fruity with excellent balance and flavour
1 bottle: Coteaux du Layon St. Lambert, Domaine Ogereau
Delicious rich sweet wine with good concentration   

The Prestige Case: £90

(A stunning collection of our vignerons best wines)

1 bottle: 2015 Pouilly-Fumé Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet

1 bottle: 2014 Petit Princé, Chenin Blanc, Christophe Daviau, Domaine de Bablut
1 bottle: 2013 Bourgueil Coutures, Frédéric Mabileau
1 bottle: 2014 La Croix de Mission, Anjou Villages Brissac, 
Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton, Domaine des Rochelles 

1 bottle: 2014 Pierre de Tuf, Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie

1 bottle 2011
Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu (50 cl)

The Sauvignon Selection (£139.50)

2 bottles: 2015 Touraine Sauvignon 'Le Clos' Vincent Roussley

2 bottles: 2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau

2 bottles: 2015 Sancerre 'Les Pierris' Domaine Champault

2 bottles: 2015 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin and Chantal Wilk

2 bottles: 2015 Menetou-Salon 'Clos de la Cure', Domaine Champault

2 bottles: 2015 Reuilly Blanc 'Les Lignis' Les Demoiselles Tatin


Wines we have discounted include:

Champagne and Sparkling Wine 

Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux  was £12.35 now £11.20

Crémant de Loire Rosé, Domaine de Nerleux  was £12.35 now £11.20 

Vouvray Brut, Domaine Champalou was £14.95 now £13.95

Champagne J.P. Robert Brut
was £24.95 now £23.50

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 Saint-Lambert (75cl) was £18.25 now £16.85
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau 

2014 Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu 'Anclaie' (50cl) was £18.25 now £16.85Claude Papin, Château Pierre Bise 

2010 Coteaux du Layon St Lambert Bonnes Blanches (50cl) was £27.50 now £25.95
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau  

Monday, October 3, 2016

RSJ Autumn Mixed Case Wine Offer

2016 harvest – pickers in Le Clos, Vincent Roussely
(above and below)

Stunning Sauvignon: £132 per case 
We have put together a a mixed case featuring four different styles of Loire Sauvignon Blanc from four of our favourite growers, all ideal for drinking this autumn.   

Three bottles 2015 Le Clos, Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Angé near to the famous Château de Chenonceau in Touraine. He did part of his training in the New World and came back to take over the family vineyards where he works organically. This wine has lovely freshness and ripe rounded fruit. 

Due to late April frost Vincent has a very small crop in 2016, so we suggested you stock up now!

Three bottles 2015 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau
Christophe has been working organically for many years at the beautiful family property in Anjou. His delicious Sauvignon has real elegance and quality and has long been a wine in great demand by RSJ members.

Three bottles of Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
Sébastien Treuillet has a small property at Fontenille near Pouilly-sur-Loire. He makes wonderfully intense Pouilly-Fumé with a lovely minerality. His wines have had a terrific following at RSJ since we started importing him four years ago. 

Three bottles 2015 Sancerre, Les Pierris, Domaine Roger Champault et fils
Laurent and Claude Champault have been running their family domaine in Champtin, near Crézancy for a number of years since taking over from their father Roger. Their Sancerre has a lovely concentration and real elegance. 

The Nerleux Case: £120 per case 
We have also put together a mixed case of red, white and sparkling wines from the Neau family, who own the beautiful Domaine de Nerleux at St-Cyr-en-Bourg just outside the historic town of Saumur. Amélie has joined her father Régis and they make consistently excellent wines, which we have listed at RSJ for a number of years. 

5 bottles 2015 Saumur Blanc (Chenin Blanc), Domaine de Nerleux
2 bottles 2014 Saumur-Champigny (Cabernet Franc)
2 bottles 2014 Clos des Chatains, Saumur-Champigny (old vines - Cabernet Franc)
2 bottles Crémant de Loire, La Folie des Loups (sparkling)
1 bottle Crémant de Loire Rosé (sparkling)

Awesome Anjou: £138 per case 
The Lebretons of Domaine des Rochelles and Christophe Daviau are both situated close to the historic Château de Brissac in Anjou. We have for this case selected two wonderful organically grown whites from Christophe – a lovely elegant Sauvignon and a stylish concentrated Chenin Blanc.  

The stunning reds from Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton are a Cabernet Franc (Breton is the local name) and a Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Cabernet Franc (La Croix de Mission). Both are from the superb 2014 vintage.    

3 bottles 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de Bablut
3 bottles Petit Princé, Chenin Blanc, Domaine de Bablut, 
3 bottles Anjou Villages Brissac 'Breton', Domaine des Rochelles, 
3 bottles 2014 La Croix de Mission, Domaine des Rochelles 

To order please contact:

Tom King 
RSJ Restaurant, 33 Coin Street, London SE1 9NR. Tel: 020-7928 4554



Monday, August 15, 2016

RSJ's Great Summer Wine Offer: Stunning Sauvignon + Chinon

Vincent Roussely

Stunning Sauvignon – £126 a case
We have put together a mixed case featuring three different styles of Loire Sauvignon from some of our favourite growers – all ideal for drinking this Summer and beyond.  

4 bottles 2015 Touraine ‘Le Clos’ Vincent Roussely
Vincent is a dynamic young vigneron based at Angé in Touraine's Cher Valley.
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.

Vincent's wines have been hugely popular since we started importing from him four years ago.

4 bottles 2015 Sauvignon Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau
Christophe has been working organically for many years at the beautiful family property in Anjou  His delicious Sauvignon has a real elegance and quality and for many years it has been a wine in great demand with RSJ customers.

4 bottles 2015 Quincy Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk
Jean & Chantal’s ever-popular Quincy has a lovely clear cut minerality and is beautifully balanced. This appellation [the 2nd oldest after Châteuneuf du Pape] has become increasingly fashionable in recent years and Jean & Chantal’s wines are right at the top of the tree.

 Christophe Daviau

Jean Tatin testing the grapes 


‘Chinon Selection’  £ 126.00 per case – Domaine de la Noblaie

We have also put together a mixed case case of Red White and Rosé from outstanding young vigneron, Jérôme Billard of Domaine de la Noblaie.

Jérôme worked at Chateau Pétrus and also Dominus in California, two of the world’s great domaines before returning home to Chinon where he has transformed the family vineyards. He is working organically and has received great plaudits for the outstanding quality of his wines.

6 bottles 2014 Chinon Rouge, Le Temps des Cerises
4 bottles 2015 Chinon Blanc, La Noblaie
2 bottles 2015 Chinon Rosé, Goutte de Rosé 

Jérôme Billard, Domaine de la Noblaie 

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



Thursday, July 28, 2016

New summer menus – à la carte + fixed price

New menu inspired by Chef Peter Lloyd

A la carte menu – August 

First course Chicken liver & foie gras parfait, pickled girolles, fruit chutney  8.50

Seared black bean crusted tuna, cucumber & mooli salad,

miso dressing 8.95  

Beetroot salad, ewes milk yoghurt, fresh herbs, toasted hazelnuts  6.95  

Tian of Cornish crab, avocado mousse, gazpacho dressing, melba toast 9.50

Chilled spring onion vichyssoise smoked haddock, poached quail egg and asparagus 7.50                                       

Roquefort & endive salad, hazelnut biscotti, orange dressing    7.95



Fillet of sea bass, squid ink pasta, spiced lemongrass & coconut sauce  17.95 

Roast tenderloin of pork, Bury black pudding, celeriac rosti, apple & Calvados butter sauce 17.95

Côte de boeuf, flat mushrooms, tomato, chips, peppercorn sauce 22.50

Grilled calves liver, crushed sage potatoes, crispy pancetta, red onion marmalade, confit de cèpes 17.95 

Poached & roasted rabbit leg, stuffed with squid & piquillo peppers, chorizo & saffron risotto  17.95

Artichoke & ricotta ravioli, shaved Parmesan 12.95

Side Orders

           Mixed olives 4.95

           Hand cut chips 3.50

           Spinach 3.95

           New potatoes 3.50

           Chantenay carrots 3.50

           Mixed salad 3.50


Desserts  – all 5.95                                                            

Lime tart, blackberry ice cream

Gooseberry & apple crumble, clotted cream

Apricots in white wine, sour cream sorbet, chopped pistachios

Basil buttermilk panna cotta, nectarines, pine nuts

Chilled chocolate soup, bitter chocolate sorbet, hazelnut meringues, coffee syrup

White chocolate & pink peppercorn parfait, grapefruit & passion fruit sauce 

Homemade ices and sorbets 

Selection of cheeses served with quince paste & pressed fig & almond cake 8.95 

If you have any allergies, please inform our waiting staff

All Prices include VAT – an optional 12.5% service will be added

     Fixed Price Menu

3 courses £21.95 (all day)
2 courses £17.95 (all day)
1 course £13.95 (lunch only) 


Soup of the day

Grilled sardine bruschetta, panzanella salad, basil oil

Poached rump of veal, tonnato dressing, crispy capers

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Roast salmon, tender stem broccoli polonaise, hollandaise sauce

          Grilled paillard chicken, warm nicoise garnish, basil oil

            Walnut & rocket pesto risotto, gorgonzola cheese

                   *    *    *     *    *    *    

                         Choice of desserts 
                       (see above)

If you have any allergies, please inform our waiting staff

All Prices include VAT – an optional 12.5% service will be added