Sager + Wilde
On a quaint cobbled backstreet in Bethnal Green, away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, you can find Sager + Wilde. The Brit + Euro fusion restaurant, on the charming Paradise Row, joins the selection of trendy bars and restaurants under the railway arches.
After Sager + Wilde's first success on Hackney Road, owner Michael Sager opened another restaurant on the growing scene of a backstreet in Bethnal Green.
Famous for its renowned selection of wines, customers will be pleased to know the wine list here features over 400 bottles. The extensive list includes a wide variety of red, white and even orange wines from around the world.
Head Chef Chris Leach, formerly of Kitty Fisher, has added a modern twist to the menu which boasts a selection of seasonal, well sourced and imaginative dishes. For those on a budget, you can enjoy a £10 deal which includes a bowl of pasta and a glass of house wine or Negroni. This is available at lunchtime and evenings. They also serve a Brunch menu.
"The wine list here features over 400 bottles."
Inside, the restaurant decor is simple and stylish. Think industrial-chic with bare-wood tables and high-back chairs. The vibe is inviting with low-hanging bulbs and candles flickering on the tables. The bar dominates the room with the growing selection of wine displayed behind it.
There’s also a cocktail lounge if you head upstairs, designed like a study, with bookcases and leather sofas. Behind the bar, you’ll find London’s top mixologist, Marcis Dzelzanis, formerly of Dandelyan. There are plenty of cocktails to choose from including a few unusual mixes such as Burnt Maple and Baked Apple.
If that’s not enough, the dining options spread outside onto a terrace with a formal dining area that flows out of the main restaurant and a more casual setting of wooden benches. Why not make the most of the warm summer evenings with alfresco dining on the terrace?
"Make the most of the warm summer evenings with alfresco dining on the terrace."
Here at Paradise Row, we can’t think of a better place for a cheeky night out on a warm Summer's evening.
Words: Aoife Morgan
Photography: Rashidah Beatson