Top 10 food and drink trends for 2018

New-wave wine bars

With the London on-trade becoming ever more competitive, venues are having to get creative in order to succeed. As a result we’re seeing an emergence of edgy new wine bars that double as shops and restaurants serving exciting small plates crafted from local, seasonal ingredients.

P Franco in Clapton (pictured), run by Liam Kelleher and James Noble, the directors of Noble Fine Liquor, epitomises this new breed of hybrid venue. While predominantly a wine shop with a small bar that focuses on minimum intervention natural, organic and biodynamic wines, it was also voted the London restaurant of the year last year by Eater

The Laughing Heart in Hackney is a similarly multifaceted beast, boasting a killer wine list of drops made by small growers, a wine shop and restaurant space serving a contemporary take on British cuisine. Meanwhile, Yield in Newington Green is a deli and wine shop by day and wine bar by night that champions artisan wines from Spain, France and Portugal.

Even more niche is Newcomer Wines in Dalston, a wine bar and shop specialising in esoteric Austrian wines, the majority of which are natural, served alongside small plates like celeriac tagliatelle. We expect this trend to gather pace this year, with East London remaining at the epicentre.

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