I know the title sounds like it might be hyperbole. Even though until an embarrassingly late age (26 1/2) I pronounced that last word as “hyper-bowl”, now that I’m a proper blog-writer, I know all about hyperbol-ee, and you can trust me when I say that it is totally true and not an exaggeration when I claim that 28-50 is wine heaven.
If you’re wondering what a “wine workshop and kitchen” is, the answer as far as I could make out from my visit on Friday night is that it’s basically a restaurant with great food, no tablecloths, a big bar and an AMAZING wine list. 28-50 doesn’t look like much from the road (it’s in that funny bit of London between Chancery Lane and the Strand), and it is in a basement, but is warm, welcoming and, for a place that’s all about the vino, refreshingly unpretentious. No-one tried to impose any workshopping on our meal, for which I was grateful.
The wine list is cool for a number of reasons – it’s broad, reasonably priced and best of all, not too massive and scary. There are 15 whites and 15 reds, and everything is available by the glass, 250 ml carafe and bottle. Best of all is that they do a mini-glass, 75 mls, which lets you have loads of different wines over the course of the meal. I tried two different Rieslings, one from New Zealand and one Austrian, which were both great and priced around £4 for a glass, and then LondonWineHusband twisted my arm into sharing a carafe of Nebbiolo with him.
The food was great too (the same team owns and runs Texture, which has a Michelin star) and we had three courses plus lots of unusual wine, but the bill came to under £100 for two of us. Get yourself down to Fetter Lane and try it out!
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