21 Oct 2016
Introducing The Vestry, the first wine bar from Young’s and a new wave drinking spot on Charterhouse Street deep within Clerkenwell, the sophisticated destination for drinking and dining in the shadow of Smithfield Market.
Previously a vestry within St. Sepulchre’s Parish, this one-of-a-kind Young’s new opening is a contemporary concept bar, next door to the Fox & Anchor pub. The Vestry’s name is set to become synonymous with fine wines by the glass or bottle, experimental cocktails and stylish sharing dishes served in hip surroundings, perfect for City slickers and urban wine buffs.
Fine wines, by the glass
The Vestry’s must-try sips include the highly sought-after Whispering Angel Rosé, a trendy Meursault from Burgundy and a stunning Masi Riserva di Costasera Amarone. Connoisseurs and fine wine enthusiasts can indulge their thirst for exploring new vineyards and vintages with The Vestry’s use of the latest Coravin wine technology; this gadget avoids the need to remove the bottle’s cork, giving drinkers the chance to enjoy the world’s finest wines without committing to the whole bottle.
A taste for the finest tipples doesn’t end at wines; although the bar is free from beer pumps there’s a selection of craft beers from Camden Town Brewery, Kernel Brewery and Beavertown, plus continental Damm Lemon and gluten-free Daura Damm from Barcelona. Small batch Square Root Sodas from Hackney complement the craft line-up but without the alcohol, in flavours including sour cherry and cucumber.
If you’re looking for something a little more experimental, The Vestry’s impressive cocktail list was developed and perfected by the in-house bar team and the expert mixologists at John Salt, Young’s neighbourhood bar in Islington.
Bespoke cocktails are named after and inspired by the London Underground, including the Bakerloo Classic, a hickory wood-smoked Old Fashioned; or the Elizabeth Lace, The Vestry’s take on a French 75 with a dainty floral garnish. A carefully-picked whisky library and premium spirits collection, including bottles by Hibiki and City of London Gin, sit behind the bar, served muddled, poured into the perfect cocktail, or on the rocks.
And to eat
Perfectly matched to suit The Vestry’s impressive wine and cocktail selection, the wine bar’s food offering boasts the freshest Westcountry seafood and ethically-sourced meat served up tapas style. Excite your senses with deep fried Colchester rock oysters served alongside a chilled glass of White Rabbit Riesling; a classic raw platter with plenty of lemon and Tabasco; salt baked king prawns with garlic and parsley dipping oil; Dorset crab and nduja macaroni cheese; truffle infused Dorset lardo on grilled sourdough; and Black Angus hanger steak with a chilli, parsley and garlic dressing.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of homemade chocolate truffles, or The Vestry’s intriguing cheese board featuring Baron Bigod raw milk English brie, pickled grapes and crispbread.
Bright lights, jazz hands!
Despite its old world surroundings, The Vestry puts to use the very best of modern interior design notes while not forgetting its heritage. The room is separated into an intimate bar area scattered with tall chairs and perching tables, with an airy dining space to the rear. Sliding doors run the entire length of The Vestry’s entrance, meaning that when open, the gentle sound of corks popping and cocktails being mixed can be heard along Charterhouse Street.
Deep teal walls throughout contrast beautifully with dark wood floors, while illuminated driftwood panels add a vintage touch to the bar. Exposed lightbulbs hang overhead and repurposed Victorian glass and iron plates, illuminated at night, top the bar scene. The ambience is completed with live jazz and gypsy folk shows on Friday nights.
Enter this tucked away drinking den to discover a world of delectable fine wines and cocktails poured with theatrical prowess, framed under The Vestry’s passion for the finer things in life.
For more information, please contact Natalie Clark Medina or Elissa Bezaz at Roche Communication on 020 7436 1111 or email@example.com
Notes to Editors:
-The Vestry is open Tuesday – Saturday with private parties available at the weekends.