A wine bar that tests the rules


A chic and stylish new wine bar is set to open in London this spring and it will have a relaxed dress code welcoming guests whether they are wearing evening gowns or trainers.

Clarette is an independent project in the heart of Marylebone that is the brainchild of a new generation of wine lovers, Alexandra Petit, of the Château Margaux family and leading restaurateur Natsuko Perromat du Marais. The two will work on the project in partnership with wine expert Thibault Pontallier. The bar will offer a unique curated wine list with wines served in a relaxed and friendly setting.

The wine list will focus on France but will offer other carefully selected wines from around the world. Guests can enjoy old favourites or discover new grape types, wine regions and styles, with a selection available by the glass from only £5. The food menu will feature simple yet delicious sharing plates to complement the wines.

Split across four areas, wine-loving novices and connoisseurs alike can sip, smell and swirl their way through casual get togethers, romantic dates, or simply a quick glass of wine after work.

Guests will be able to enjoy the buzzy and lively ground floor, with its welcoming bar and large communal table for catching up with friends old and new, or choose to relax by the fireplace in the cosier surroundings of the first floor. Alternatively, there is a great spot for people watching in the outdoor terrace and the second floor has a private dining room, making it a good spot for celebrations.

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