Toasted, or as it was more commonly know ToastED, has closed and is being relaunched. It appears the wine bar and restaurant stopped trading, under that brand, at a site on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich in late September. The operators have announced that they will be replacing it with a Terroirs Wine Bar — a brand, which was at the vanguard of the natural wine trend, whose original site is on 5 William IV Street in Covent Garden.
They say that will be “bringing [their] energetic wines and produce-driven food to South East London.”
Cecile Mathonneau, the group’s operations manager said: “Terroirs is the ‘daddy’ of our restaurant group, an institution of natural wine in London. After 9 strong years, it’s time to share our passion! We know and love East Dulwich, and Terroirs will be a great addition to the South East London food scene.”
Executive chef Michal Chacinski will be in charge of the seasonal, principally French menu. They say the new site will include a number of their “classics” — smoked eel and celeriac remoulade; steak tartare; and homemade charcuterie platter. “The menu will be all about tasting and sharing as much as possible with generous seasonal ingredients, prepared simply with care as daily changing small plates,” Chacinski said.
Michael Carraro, who manages the group’s other brand Soif on Battersea Rise will be in charge at Terroirs East Dulwich, which is due to open with 10 natural wines ‘on tap’. The wine list will include 300 “favourites, from artisans that are still making wine by hand with minimal chemical intervention.”
The team will also run weekly wine tastings and regular meet-the-wine-makers supper clubs in 2018. “Terroirs philosophy has always been to make natural wine as accessible as possible for everyone,” Carraro said.
The site is due to open in early November. A new website will launch on 16 October.