An evening menu has been introduced at the long established Blackfriars Wine Bar.
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At night the candlelit interior with its rows of bottles and intimate corners gives the impression of a pleasant historic building. It is but you forget that this is one of the oldest railway arches.
Because owner Terry Barnard is usually here this is also a place where locals do feel at home.
Starters include a soup of the day and mackerel patÃ© (£4.50) but the delight is the interesting choice of main course which always includes several vegetarian dishes. We enjoyed a perfect duck confit with corriander rice, rocket and tarragon salad (£9.75) and chicken all'arrabiata (£6.50) which were both beautifully presented.
The menu changes weekly but in just a few weeks Cumberland sausages with scallion mash and onion gravy (£6) has proved special and popular enough to be a permanent feature.
Our choice of pudding (£3.75) included a generous portion of fruit crumble and cheesecake.
Here, where the claim is "good quality wine and food at very reasonable prices" and there is always a good wine list, we chose red wine.