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, July 31, 2017

Matching Loire wines with Sticky Mango's Asian street food

Peter Lloyd

Last Monday (24th July) Peter Lloyd and Tom King held the first food and wine matching evening at Sticky Mango@RSJ. Winewise we held true to our long commitment to the Loire, while Peter's food was typically brilliant. (Jim reports*)

It proved to be a fascinating experiment seeing how well the food and wine would knock along together. 

 Irish Rock Oyster
Coconut & Lime Granita, Chilli Tapioca Pearls

2015 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur lie 
Le Verger Pierre Luneau-Papin

Although Muscadet is famous for being an ideal match with seafood this was the evening's least successful match. The oyster was fat, delicious with an attractive sweetness, while this particular Muscadet had good freshness but without the weight and concentration to stand up to the oyster. Another richer Muscadet from the Luneau-Papin stable or an older Muscadet with more evolved flavours would, I suspect, have been a more successful match. 

Moving away from the Loire and France it would be worth trying an Alvarinho, Vinho Verde from Anselmo Mendes. 

 Soft shelled crab

with the fried steam buns

Tempura Soft Shell Crab 
Singapore Chilli Sauce, Fried Steam Buns  2016 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
Sébastien Treuillet

In contrast to the Muscadet, the 2016 Pouilly Fumé from Sébastien Treuillet was a brilliant match with the delicious soft shelled crab. The Pouilly Fumé had enough weight to match the tastily spicy flavours of the crab. 

 JG's Black Pepper Shrimp
Sun-dried Pineapple, Jicama & Pea Shoots
2016 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux
Amélie Neau  

2015 Saumur-Champigny 
Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie Neau

It was interesting to find that the red – Saumur-Champigny – proved to be a better match with the spicy shrimp than the Saumur Blanc, which was rather overwhelmed. However, the Saumur Blanc proved to be good with the next dish – the chicken.

 Mamak BBQ Corn Fed Chicken
Charred Long Bean, Pickled Red Onion Salad
with Jasmine Rice2015 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie
Jérôme Billard 
I thought the 2015 Chinon was too tannic to be a good match with the chicken. Perhaps another year or two in bottle would be beneficial for this match. Perhaps a 2014 or 2012 or perhaps an earlier vintage might be a better match. 

The Sticky Mango:
Sweet Sticky Rice, Coconunt & Vanilla, 
Whipped Condensed Milk, Mango
Peter's signature dessert 

Pandan Macaron 
Kaya Jam, Caramel & Soy Sauce Ice Cream2014 Coteaux du Layon Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay
Vincent and Emmanuel Ogereau

I was surprised that the Coteaux du Layon stood up as well as it did to The Sticky Mango, which is nowhere near as sweet as the description suggests. The Layon was, however, completely overpowered by the very sweet Macaron, which perhaps needs something like a Muscat de Rivesaltes or a Muscat from Spain or Portugal. 

Sticky Mango
33 Coin Street
London SE1 9NR
Tel: 020-7803 9733
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Latest menu here 

* I have been a consultant to the RSJ Restaurant (now Sticky Mango@RSJ) for over 30 years. However, on this occasion I paid in full (£49) to be part of this food and wine matching evening.  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wine tasting & matching with South East Asian food Monday 24th July 7.15pm

Peter Lloyd – chef and co-owner of Sticky Mango

Wine Tasting & matching with South East Asian food

Monday 24th July  7.15pm 

In conjunction with the Waterloo Festival, Peter, Nigel, Tom 
and all the Sticky Mango@RSJ team will
be featuring the following menu and wines to enjoy 
and experience the fusion of tastes and flavours.
Along with discussion over the success or otherwise of the pairings, 
Tom will introduce the wines

Welcome Cocktail
Raspberry & Lychee Bellini

  Irish Rock Oyster
Coconut & Lime Granita, Chilli Tapioca Pearls

2015 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine ‘Sur Lie’ Domaine du Verger
Pierre Luneau-Papin

JG’S Black Pepper Shrimp
Sun dried Pineapple, Jicama & Peas shoots

2016 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux

Amélie Neau

Tempura Soft Shell Crab
Chilli Sauce, Fried Steam Buns

2016 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
Sébastien Treuillet

Mamak BBQ Corn Fed Chicken
Charred Long Bean, Pickled Red Onion Salad

2015 Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie
Jérôme Billard

The Sticky Mango
Sweet Sticky Rice.Coconut & Vanilla,
Whipped Condensed Milk, Mango

Pandan Macaron
Kaya Jam, Caramel & Soy Sauce Ice Cream

2014 Coteaux du Layon St Lambert
Vincent & Emmanuel Ogereau

To book please contact:
Tel: 020 7928 4554


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

RSJ Wine Offer June 2017

Amélie Neau
Domaine de Nerleux, Saumur

RSJ Wine Offer June 2017
A selection of wines ideal for drinking this summer 
Please feel free to make your own selection in a mixed case
(Prices per bottle)

White wines
2015 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie & Régis Neau  £9.35
Attractive Chenin Blanc with good length and lovely pure fruit. 

2015 Sauvignon Touraine Chenonceaux, Vincent Roussely £11.95
Made from old parcel of vines – handpicked, organically made.

2015 Menetou-Salon 'Clos de la Cure', Roger Champault et Fils £11.95
Round, full and floral Sauvignon. 

2015 Chenin des Rouillères, Frédéric Mabileau    £12.95
Elegant, stylish Chenin Blanc with good weight and length. 

2016 Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet  £13.50
Superb ripe Pouilly with lovely minerality.

2016 Sancerre 'Les Pierris' Roger Champault et Fils £13.50
Classic Sancerre with lovely concentration & balance.2013 

Savennières 'La Croix Picot' Yves Guegniard £14.25
Evocative of fresh quince with lovely minerality.

Vincent Roussely

2016 Sancerre 'Les Pierris', Roger Champault et Fils £12.95
Stylish & elegant dry rosé made from Pinot Noir.

We have been listing the Neau family's wonderful Crémants for over 20 years and they continue to have a huge following.  

Crémant de Loire white, Domaine de Nerleux    £11.95
70% Chenin Blanc, 30% Chardonnay

Crémant de Loire Rosé, Domaine de Nerleux   £11.75

85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Chenin Blanc 

2015 Saumur Rouge, Domaine Hauts de Sanziers, Dominique Tessier 
Lovely ripe fruit with good structure & length.

2015 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de Nerleux, Amélie & Régis Neau  £9.75  
Wonderfully quaffing Champigny – delicious when lightly chilled and great with barbecues. 

2015 Touraine Chenonceaux, Vincent Roussely  £11.95
Handpicked Côt (Malbec) & Cabernet Franc – organic.

2015 Chinon 'Le temps des Cerises', Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard £10.25
Delicious ripe, rounded fruit with good length – organic. 

2014 Anjou Rouge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frédéric Mabileau £11.30
Organically made, soft ripe fruit with lovely concentration.

2015 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Les Rouillères,
Frédéric Mabileau, £12.50
Wonderfully ripe, rounded red fruits with good length and a long finish – organic. 

2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, 'Eclipse'
Frédéric Mabileau, £24.95
We have been fortunate to obtain a small parcel of this superb wine only made in the best vintages. From vines of over 50 years old from Frédéric's best vineyard, it is aged for 18 months in oak. Wonderful concentration.

Jérôme Billard





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RSJ Wine Offer April 2017 – Roussely, Billard and Mabileau

The Roussely Case     £128.40
Vincent Roussely is a leading grower in Touraine and his property is close to the famous Château de Chenonceau. He works organically and has a very esteemed reputation in the region.

3 bottles 2015 Touraine Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’ 
3 bottles 2015 Touraine Gamay ‘Canaille’ 
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceaux Blanc [old Sauvignon vines] 
2 bottles 2014 Touraine Chenonceaux Rouge [old Côt [Malbec] & Cabernet Franc] 
1 bottle  2014 Irreductible Blanc [‘Natural Wine’ from old parcel of Sauvignon] 
1 bottle 2014 Irreductible Rouge[ ‘Natural Wine’ from old parcel of Côt, Cab Franc & Gamay]
The Chinon Case        £140.00
Jérôme Billard is rapidly developing a stellar reputation for his wines at the Domaine de la Noblaie. Like Vincent Roussely, who is a great friend, he works organically and his wines are much sort after.
2 bottles 2015 Chinon ‘Le Temps des Cerises’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Chiens-Chiens’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Les Blancs Manteaux’
2 bottles 2014 Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’
2 bottles 2015 Chinon ‘Goutte de Rosé’
2 bottles 2016 Chinon Blanc ‘La Grande Ourse’
The Mabileau Case    £172.80
Frédéric Mabileau has for a number of years had a reputation as one of the greatest growers in the Loire. Based in St Nicolas de Bourgueil, he works organically and such is the international demand for his wines that they are on allocation. We are delighted that with our long association with him means that we continue to receive an allocation from him.
3 bottles 2015 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’
2 bottles 2014 Anjou Cabernet Sauvignon
2 bottles 2015 Bourgueil ‘Racines’
1 bottles 2014 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Eclipse’
3 bottles 2015 Chenin des Rouillères
1 bottle 2014 Chenin du Puy, Saumur
Eastern Loire Case     £150.00
Laurent & Claude Champault make wonderful wines in Sancerre and they also have some vines in neighbouring Menetou Salon. With their good friend Sébastien Treuillet from nearby Pouilly, we offer the following:
3 bottles 2015 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’
3 bottles 2015 Menetou Salon ‘Clos de la Cure’
3 bottles Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet
3 bottles Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’
To order please contact:
Tel : 020 7928 4554

33 Coin Street 

Friday, March 10, 2017

RSJ 37th Anniversary Dinner Monday 27th March 2017

Nigel with the Germain brothers – 25th anniversary dinner

Peter Lloyd

The 37th and final RSJ Anniversary Dinner will take place later this month.

We do hope that many of you will be able to join us.

In order to preserve the ‘magic of RSJ’ and add something to the dining experience I felt there was a need to bring on board some fresh energy. It so happened around the time I was considering my options my friend and ex-head chef of RSJ Peter Lloyd was considering his. After much discussion it was decided to partner with Peter in a new South-East Asian concept utilising the private room and basement of the RSJ Restaurant.

Named Sticky Mango we were soon very busy rapidly out-growing the allotted space and the difficulty of operating two menus from the one kitchen was very challenging. Decisions had to be made and given RSJ Restaurant was about to reach its 37th Anniversary we felt perhaps the time was right for a complete change.

From April RSJ Restaurant will evolve into Sticky Mango @ RSJ. We can assure you that we will still be involved and plan to continue with our extensive Loire focused wine list.

Sticky Mango’s menu will feature modern interpretation of street food classics and flavours from Thailand , Malaysia , Singapore , Vietnam and Indonesia . All specialities of Peter who began his career as a commis chef at the House of Commons before moving to the Dorchester. He came to the RSJ in 1994 rising to Head Chef before leaving in 1998 to work at Bank Restaurant as Head Chef with a brigade of 36. After 16 years of cooking modern European food in top London venues and stages with Gordon Ramsey, Marco Pierre White, Pierre Koffmann, Phil Howard and Charlie Trotter, Peter took over at the Sanderson Hotel where he discovered a passion for Malaysian cuisine and from there the cuisine of much of South – East Asia.

After five years as Head Chef of Spice Market traveling regularly to all parts of SE Asia Peter felt it was time to show case his vast knowledge in his own restaurant. That’s where RSJ comes in!!

To celebrate the final days of RSJ as we know it and introduce Sticky Mango we plan to hold this special event (or events if needed).

We sincerely hope that all of our wonderful loyal customers will take to Sticky Mango as we have done. It should be a very exciting time. Precise dates will be confirmed shortly.

Nigel Wilkinson

37th Anniversary Dinner Menu


Shaved Tuna, Chilli Tapioca, Coconut and Lime

Coco Seared Foie Gras, Orange Braised Endive, Coffee Cream

Roast Diver Scallop, Pork Belly, Pea Puree, Smoked White Bean Veloute

Rack of Lamb, Herb Crust, Aubergine Caviar, Stuffed Plum Tomato, Black Olive & Thyme Jus

Beenleigh Blue Cheese

Rhubarb and Custard Tart, Rhubarb Sorbet

To book please contact:                                             
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street
London SE1 9NR Tel: 020 7928 4554

Sticky Mango