The hotly anticipated London wine bar and restaurant Bright opened in Spring 2018 and has been packed ever since. It's the third outpost from the P Franco / Noble Fine Liquor stable in Hackney - all championing natural and low intervention wines with a fun-loving passion. The small open kitchen knocks out some seriously good wine-friendly plates, taking inspiration from all over the world (whether it's their house-rolled pasta or utterly 'grammable Katsu Sando). Pet Nat, Grower Champagne, skin contact whits and plenty of juicy 'vin de soif' are the order of the day on the wine list and whilst it's buzzing with energy and youth, it's more than slick enough to take the parents or have a date. It's as trendy as it is tasty and you'll get one of the warmest welcomes in London from front (wine) man Phil Bracey.
By Ruth Spivey