11 Old Street, EC1V 9HL
Sager + Wilde are one of our favourite wine-stops, but the trip over to Paradise Row can sometimes feel like a schlep for any west Londoners. All that’s changing with welcome news that they’re headed further into town with Fare. Setting up shop on Old Street, the new bar and canteen will include coffee, counter dining and draft cocktails upstairs and a restaurant, wine room and bar downstairs. A similar approach, then, to their do-it-all spot in Hackney, but this time it’s an all day affair. We’re intrigued by a first glance at the menu: whole flame grilled mackerel with pomegranate chermoula and chicken and walnut pie to share sound like just what autumn ordered, and if that doesn’t swing you, poached liquorice fig with dark chocolate sorbet has to.