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Another ‘Unpretentious’ Bar and Bistro Enters London’s Natural Wine Scene

Top Cuvée sounds like a good vintage from the brothers behind Dalston bar Three Sheets

London’s natural wine bar scene is among the world’s best Ben McMahon/Eater London

Max and Noel Venning of celebrated Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets will open a natural wine bar and bistro in Highbury, north London, called Top Cuvée. The Vennings will partner up with Brodie Meah, currently of Leroy in Shoreditch, and chef Dan Miller, formerly of the Naughty Piglets group and lauded Fulham pub The Harwood Arms, according to Hot Dinners.

Details are currently light for the bar on Blackstock Road, between Finsbury Park and Clissold Park, but its formula will be familiar to frequenters of London’s contemporary wine scene: dishes that will put sourcing first; a rotating list of wines from small, mostly low-intervention producers; a communal table; a secondary operation as an off-license.

Between Holloway Road’s Provisions, Westerns Laundry, and Primeur, Vins and Linden Stores in Highbury, Jolene and Trangallan in Newington Green, and Weino Bib and Furanxo moving toward Dalston, the stretch of north London from Dalston to Holloway is increasingly looking like a nexus for neighbourhood wine bars and bistros of this ilk, with Sapling, another, closing in the last few weeks.

More soon on Top Cuvée.

The Harwood Arms

Walham Grove, , England SW6 1QP 020 7386 1847 Visit Website


85 Dalston Lane, , England E8 2NG 020 7686 8027 Visit Website

Naughty Piglets

28 Brixton Water Lane, , England SW2 1PE Visit Website


116 Petherton Road, , England N5 2RT 020 7226 5271 Visit Website

Bar Three

65a Brushfield Street, , England E1 6AA 020 7101 0093


18 Phipp Street, , England EC2A 4NU 020 7739 4443 Visit Website


93 Grosvenor Avenue, London, Greater London N5 2NL Visit Website

Linden Stores

220, St Pauls Road , London, N1 2LL Visit Website

Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, , England N5 1PB 020 7700 3700 Visit Website


378 Kingsland Road, , England E8 4AA 020 7870 1259 Visit Website