378 Kingsland Road, E8 4A
Sapling is the kind of gem you didn’t know you needed until you can’t imagine a neighbourhood without it. Dalston’s got bars down to a T, but a place for one nice glass of vino? There’s room for more. Sapling changes the balance: wine, overseen by general manager-sommelier Dan Whine (Conran Restaurants, Plateau) is sustainable, organic, biodiverse and low-intervention, a small plates menu comes from Jon Beeharry (Bistrotheque, Rita’s) and there’s even a larder so you can take a few extra slices of Cornish Charcuterie’s wares home with you. Oh, and hold the phone, they also take reservations. We’re sold.