The Black Book in Soho: A wine lover’s hideaway

October 8, 2020 10:02 am

Soho has always been known for its flamboyant social scene. In these times of face masks and safe distancing, most restaurants in the area have adopted an al fresco approach, and the streets are packed with diners and cocktail drinkers. In this context, being in a basement, The Black Book might pass unnoticed; but its setting makes for a much...

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New late night food and wine bar launches in Soho

October 8, 2020 9:52 am

The hospitality veterans Gearoid Devaney MS and Xavier Rousset MS will launch on September 10 The Black Book, a new wine bar and restaurant on the site of the former members’ club Trade. Read the article

TRADE to relaunch as wine bar The Black Book

October 8, 2020 9:50 am

After opening to non-members for the first time with a residency from Anglo at the back end of last year, Trade is doing away with it for good and flipping into wine bar The Black Book, which will be open to everyone. Co-founders Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset are both master sommeliers so you can bet that the wine will be on point....

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Live on BBC Breakfast #Cancelthecurfew

October 6, 2020 2:05 pm

  I featured on BBC Breakfast in September 2020 to discuss the catastrophic impact the 10pm curfew has had on our industry. Particularly seeing as I had (only 10 days earlier) launched a late-night venue which operates 75% of revenue post 10pm. Click to watch the clip.