Ed Sheeran and Lionel Richie crack open the Penfolds 1997 in Cardiff
Singers Ed Sheeran and Lionel Richie drank all night long at a restaurant in Cardiff over the weekend, racking up a sizeable wine bill which included a £750 bottle of Penfolds Grange 1997.
Sheeran, who had been performing at the Principality Stadium on Saturday night as part of his Divide world tour, relaxed afterwards with Richie at the Park House Restaurant and Wine Bar in the Welsh capital city.
He had apparently done his homework beforehand, according to the restaurant’s spokesperson, Sian Gunney.
Speaking to The Sun, Gunney said: “Ed obviously knows his wine.
“His PA rang and made the booking and Ed actually spoke to the staff himself.
“He must have looked at the wine menu before he came because he knew exactly what he wanted. He went straight to the wine bar”.
According to Gunney, the pair were clearly fans of Aussie wine, sharing a bottle of Penfolds Grange 1997 as well as Eight Uncles Shiraz 2015 from Barossa producer Fox Gordon and The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon (£16) from Yalumba in the Coonawarra.
While Richie reportedly tucked into a Brecon lamb dish prepared by chef Andrew Frost, Sheeran opted for a liquid dinner, not eating for the entire duration of their stay which allegedly lasted until 3am.
Gunney continued: “They were both so down to earth and relaxed, they didn’t have a demanding list of things they wanted.
“Staff closed off the restaurant to the public so they had the restaurant and wine bar to themselves and even had a tour”.
Park House boasts a 206-page wine list including a wide selection by the glass (using Enomatic and Verre de Vin) and Coravin (fine wines.)
Set in a Grade I listed building, the restaurant serves modern French cuisine using Welsh ingredients and is run by husband and wife duo Adam and Claire Pledger.